Foodie Meets Fashionista
A new Italian restaurant called Stella 34 Trattoria debuted last month in the heart of Manhattan’s Herald Square. What sets this culinary experience apart from hundreds of others that beckon hungry New Yorkers?
Stella 34 Trattoria, located on the sixth floor of the newly renovated Macy’s flagship, reimagines the department store restaurant concept from decades ago. With a picturesque view of the Empire State Building, Stella 34 Trattoria will tempt both the foodie and the fashionista.
Created in partnership with the Patina Restaurant Group, Stella 34 Trattoria features an authentic Neapolitan menu from executive chef Jarett Appell in collaboration with renowned Lincoln Ristorante executive chef Jonathan Benno. The 10,000-sq.-ft. trattoria seats 270 and features a Prosecco Bar, an intimate, semi-private dining room, casual lounge and a marble dining counter facing an open kitchen.
Among the showpieces of the restaurant are three wood-burning ovens and the 240-ft.-long Carrara marble and stainless steel sculptural bar that sweeps through the spacious dining room, creating the longest bar set for food, dining and drinks in New York City.
Nestled within the design is the first U.S. outpost of Florence, Italy’s, famed Vivoli gelateria and signature cibi ronda antipasti display. And, for the first time in more than 50 years, the 12-ft.-high bay windows of Macy’s sixth floor have been reopened, creating streams of natural light and breathtaking views.