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Ellen's Stardust Diner

1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 956-5151
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Ranked #440 of 11,396 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I was in New York a few weeks ago and decided to try this place for breakfast, it was by far the absolute worst food I have ever eaten in my whole entire life...I wish I was exaggerating. We were a group of 4 and we each got something different everyone at my table agreed it was awful. I had... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Visited here on a rainy night. We had to queue however the staff kept us informed and got us in as soon as they could. It was worth the wait the food was tasty and reasonable priced but - the servers entertaining us was great. A must visit.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

For years and years, I've been bringing my visiting friends (from other countries mostly) here. It's an impressive experience for them… you get a show for the (Midtown Manhattan) price of dinner. The food isn't really anything to write home about, but it's great fun to see the singing wait staff.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Entertaining place. We got in a little past 5 PM and there was no line but 10 minutes later the line stretched around he corner. I guess we got lucky. The atmosphere is nice. Take away the singing staff and it is just an average diner and nothing special. The way it is, it's a great place to go to.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I took my daughter to the Stardust diner because she is an aspiring singer - and it was awesome for her! We totally lucked out in that the wait was only a few minutes - we tried to go back but every time the wait was 1-2 hours! The singing is excellent and it was a special experience for her.... More

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Seymour, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful and fun place to eat. Every time I see a show I go to the Stardust. The wait is a while but it is totally worth it. Love the food and the entertainment.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Before this diner’s fans start sending me hate mail I have to say that if you are into musicals or America/Britain’s Got Talent/Idol type shows you probably should visit and you’ll almost certainly have a good time. There are however some ‘buts’ and appreciating them before you go should make your visit even more enjoyable. The premise of this diner... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A fantastic place to go for the atmosphere - the singing wait staff are phenomenal! Better than some we saw in Broadway show! The breakfast menu is good - exactly what you want from an American diner. But - don't go at lunchtime! The queue was halfway around the block & when we finally got inside the food was average... More

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Arizona
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51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Yes.. it is touristy and everyone here is from somewhere else, but it is a fun thing to do while having a meal is letting your wait staff sing for you as you eat. Most of the staff has amazing \voices. It can be noisy in here if you want to have a conversation, but really... you are here to... More

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Don't go to this restaurant if you are hungry and want your food fast. It was very busy when we arrived for breakfast and it all took an age...the staff sing to musicals while you are waiting so it keeps you entertained and you forget just how long you've been there I guess. Food was ok but not worth the... More

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