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Ellen's Stardust Diner

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1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-6833
(212) 956-5151
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We loved the singing staff! Very entertaining and impressive! So glad we decided to go there. The food was very good as well. A little tight in the seating but worth the visit.

Thank daveleach39
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Food is standard burger fare, but atmosphere is something else. The singing waiting staff are amazing! Really high standard. Even had my 15 year old, normally taciturn teenager, singing along to 'New York, New York'. Must go if you love musical theatre (or any music!). 30 mins queue to get in, but well worth it

Thank 210helen
Old Forge, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The wait staff is incredibly talented and the theme of the place is great! The food was ok- not great but ok. The service left a lot to be desired. Out waiter was very friendly but very slow with our requests. Overall it was fair. I doubt we'll go back.

Thank stketr007
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Heard about Ellen's from friends in the UK, so was looking forward to experiencing the whole vibe of great songs, the theatre, great food and a overall fun experience to pass on again to my friends........ Wrong! Pros - the queuing system didn't take too long, as it seems the larger the party, the quicker you were seated (we had... More 

Thank Leon T
Hopewell Junction, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

So what if I just paid $9 plus tip for an orange juice and cup of tea? Part of the price of the food and drink here is the experience! Colorful, lively, entertaining! Always busy, but from what I saw, the line to be seated moves quickly. We just sat at "the bar" for beverages just to see the place.... More 

Thank roxb2015
Rochester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

What a great idea, why aren't there more places like this, food was very good, great service and the entertainment very impressive by done talented singers who also turn into your waiters/waitresses. Overall a great experience.

Thank Paulhardy4596
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ellen's was recommended by a few friends who had visited New York. The staff really are talented and the entertainment is brill. Food was good but standard for the area. Defiantly recommend a visit

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took a couple of 14-year-old girls here last week. They loved it that there was lots of musical theater and the waiters and waitresses sang. It was an exciting environment for them. I however, would probably not go back there for several reasons. It was loud and constant music and after afterwhile that got old. The service is OK... More 

Thank Manne406
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Ellen for breakfast. And even at 8 in the morning, the waiters and waitresses entertain you with songs. Food was very good, but a little expensive.

Thank HannyAndYvonne
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can't book, just queue but don't be put off, we went around the corner to join the end of a long queue and said we'd wait half an hour and if we hadn't moved far then we'd move on to somewhere else......within 5 mins a girl came down the line shouting is there a party of 5 or 6,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Diner, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-6833
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 956-5151

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