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Ellen's Stardust 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
Good for:
Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great waitstaff

This is really a must see if you enjoy music and performances. The staff are all incredibly talented musicians. The food was just average diner food, but you must of for the atmosphere and to see the talent. It is loud, so its not a place for quiet conversation. It was one of my favorite stops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Coral Gables, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The singing waitstaff is so impressive you will wonder why they are still slinging hash. The food is good, but it is truly the energy of the place, and the talent of the singers, that makes it amazing. I highly recommend -- and don't think it's cheesy! Truly great singers!!!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Didn't tell my husband anything about this diner in case he said it wasn't for him. I didn't need to fear - he loved it and so did I!! I was fearful it would be a bit of a karaoke but it was far them that. The servers were so talented, the music was great and the food was good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

What an entertaining way to spend lunch being serenaded by a singing wait staff! These talented artists not only serve you, they keep a lively atmosphere!!

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

While on a bus trip to NYC to see a show, 6 friends and I went to Ellen's for lunch at the recommendation of the trip organizer. What a fun place! Several of us split a pitcher of sangria. Excellent! We had an variety of lunch selections - all of which were very good. The desserts were out of sight!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

From now on this is where I will take all of my visitors! So much fun! The wait staff sings Karaoke style and they are all Broadway Show quality singers waiting tables while they are waiting to make it big! They sing everything: Pop, Blues, Show Tunes, Disney... Food was quick and delicious. We had a huge breakfast and spent... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I visited here with my family last weekend some of our group had been to Ellen's before but this was my first time eating here and it was Saturday night! The queue went down really fast so we only waited for half hour! its a very popular diner! The "Adult Milkshakes" are a must, I had strawberry and vodka. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is really a must see if you enjoy music and performances. The staff are all incredibly talented musicians. The food was just average diner food, but you must of for the atmosphere and to see the talent. It is loud, so its not a place for quiet conversation. It was one of my favorite stops on my NYC trip

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The food is a little above average, but the ambiance is fantastic! My daughter and I had breakfast, but I think dinner would be a more fun time because the atmosphere is a little more electric. It's a diner, so pancakes for breakfast or burgers/chicken fingers for lunch or dinner would be your best bet.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went with a friend and my mother. While the sweet potato fries were pretty good, the ahi tuna burger was extremely dry and had no flavor. The bun was so bland and I had to go through with a couple glasses of water just to finish my meal. My mother got the guacamole app which was not tasty and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The singing wait staff is outstanding! I has a Ruben and a shake and it was great. Well worth the money. We'll be back on our next trip to NYC!

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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, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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