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Ellen's Stardust Diner

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Midtown
American, Pizza, Noodle, Delicatessen, Diner
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1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019
(212) 956-5151
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food, Fun, Entertainment !

DO NOT let the line-up outside scare you away!. 30-50 people wil be seated in 10-15 minutes! ALL wait staff are Broadway wannabe's and they share the Microphone throughout your experience. GREAT music and entertainment (a little loud for some people maybe) but a place where you can take your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
David N
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St John's, Canada
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

DO NOT let the line-up outside scare you away!. 30-50 people wil be seated in 10-15 minutes! ALL wait staff are Broadway wannabe's and they share the Microphone throughout your experience. GREAT music and entertainment (a little loud for some people maybe) but a place where you can take your friends or family for good sized portions of great diner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For all that is good and holy, go to this place! My sister and I brought our daughters to NYC for a surprise trip and this restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. All of the waitstaff sing (while waiting on you!) and they all aspire to be on Broadway (which means they are amazing). It was absolutely fantastic... More 

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Vernon, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The singing waiters at Ellen's Stardust Diner are great! Our waiter sang to my daughter. She loved it! The food is good, but the entertainment makes the experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a 50's diner vibe. The servers sing and entertain you from the moment that you enter the door until you leave, Its so much fun. The customers sing along to the songs, We go there every year that we visit New York. Love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had to visit as everyone talks about it. Amazing atmosphere with the singing staff. Food was decent enough and good value. Worth a visit for some entertainment with your food

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went here as it was recommended to us. Whilst we found it very novel and enjoyed the fact the waiters sang, we felt that the place could have been cleaner, the food could have been better and there could have been a break between singing so you could hear yourself think. Also, the guy who asks you to donate... More 

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Avon,NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My grandchildren love this restaurant. The food is good and the entertainment is lively. Hamburgers, fries and milkshakes are their favorite dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Go for the uniqueness and the entertainment. The food is decent...even enjoyable, but not spectacular. However, let's face it, you go to Ellen's to hear a future Broadway star singing for his or her tips. A lot of fun for the kiddos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to Ellen's Stardust Diner and found the food and ambience, not to mention the brilliant entertainment, an absolute delight. I highly recommend the diner for a truly memorable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's an experience you must do!! The staff are all out of work musical actors and are fabulous!! They take it in turns to sing songs - they do requests! Anything from Frozen to Tina Turner via Les Mis, My Fair Lady and Frank Sinatra! Really talented folk who are still auditioning and getting roles so you really are getting... More 

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Additional Information about Ellen's Stardust Diner

Address: 1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212) 956-5151
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Noodle, Delicatessen, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 956-5151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Noodle, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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