949 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.755160 -73.968521
Daily 24 hours
Neighborhoods: Midtown East, Midtown, Midtown East (Turtle Bay)
Highlight of my New York holiday- seriously! – For a typical little cafe, this place ended up one of the highlights to my holiday to New York City!
Perhaps it's simply that I travelled from Ireland, and the typical American diner food seemed like a novelty to me, but on my first morning in the city we asked the hotel doorman for a nearby diner for our breakfast, and he suggested here. Even though we had planned to spend other mornings in different places recommended about the city- Clinton Street Baking, for example- we just kept going back to the Morning Star, it was so good!
The staff were lovely- really friendly, happy to help, never seemed annoyed with my constant requests for coffee refills (the coffee is very, very good.)
The menu is extensive and all categories- breakfasts, lunches, dinners- are available around the clock, as was proved by my father, who, on our last morning, had a fantastic lamb shank at 11 am before our flight!
I would really recommend the bagel with cream cheese and lox- fantastic lox, not at all stringy or over smoked- and the 'Morning star waffle'- very good belgian waffle, raisins, walnuts and whipped cream.
My family seemed to sample a lot of the menu, and the baked potatoes, burgers and omelettes also looked fantastic.
Overall, I suppose it is just typical diner food- but it's top notch diner food, perfectly cooked and nice big portions. What really makes the Morning Star, though, is the really nice staff and the fantastically busy atmosphere. It's an absolute gem!
Best diner food on the east side – Really good. I have had so many different things there. Ranging from a deliscious burger to a tune melt, to eggs benedict. Although it is pricey, Morning star cafe is quick and you know you are going to get really tasty comfort food. I suggest the Bacon Cheesburger Delux and an order of cheese fries.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? – read the reviews and wanted to try Morning Star Cafe - anyone that thinks this place serves tasty food doesnt' get out much - and the service (if you're going to wait on tables in nyc it's a good idea to speak/understand english) is really poor - very lame. Don't be fooled by these reviews like I was ... this place is AWFUL at best!
Diner food. Nuff said. – Reg diner food. I have to say i was impressed with the egg and spinach w/ feta. It wasn't dry. Thumbs up. Other than that---i can go anywhere for this food.
Best Eggs on the Planet – I went to Morningstar 5 times in 2 days, consuming a grand total of four omelettes and a New York wrap. Don't plan on going to Morningstar if you don't want your omelette to arrive within 90 seconds of ordering it and/or you don't want it to taste delicious. If you want something slow and not delicious, go somewhere else.
Eh – I've been here a bunch of times, and it's just your average diner. The one thing that is consistant is that my eggs are always pretty oily, which is kind of gross. The homefries are good, and the service is quick. I wouldn't come here if I didn't live around the corner.
You want it, they have it – There is not a week that goes by where I don't eat at this diner!!! Its close to my apartment but I think I would take the trip on a Sunday morning even if I lived in Brooklyn!
I have many visitors come into the city and EVERY visitor LOVES this place! We go after the bar for some french fries or early morning for some omlettes or even for dinner since the menu has EVERYTHING!!
Its not aplace to go on a date or if you are trying to impress someone with atmosphere but it sure does have the BEST diner food in the area... and if you get the young waiter, he's so good and helpful.
Check it out when in the area...
Editorial Review – This cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day.
THE BEST DINER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! – I've been going to Morning Star Cafe for years now and it is nothing if not consistent. Consistently GREAT that is! The service is always friendly and attentive, the ambience is classic NYC diner and the food is delicious. The food is always just right. Morning Star is the ulitmate in comfort food. Definitely recommended
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