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Ellen's Stardust Diner

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$$ - $$$
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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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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Truly unique experience. Waiting staff entertain you all evening but don't involve you at all so don't worry about having to join in! Amazing atmosphere. Long queues to get in so be prepared for that. Well worth the wait. Reasonable choice of food but quite expensive.

Thank Heidi C
Greenville, South Carolina
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food is good, but $20 for a hamburger and fries is hard to swallow! The experience is fun, with continuous entertainment from the hope-to-be broadway singing waiters. A good way to spend an evening.

Thank Wallacecooks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our 15 and 11 yr old granddaughters loved this. We avoided the long lines by going 2 nights after plays. The high energy and talent of the singing waitstaff was as good as the actors on Broadway! Desserts were reasonable, large and delicious. A fun fun ending to a spectacular day

Thank Razorsue
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this diner on the recommendation of friends so we were really looking forward to visit, unfortunately our experience was not a good one. Staff didn't seem to know what they were doing, we were lead around the restaurant for our table, was then told to wait as we shouldn't have been told to come in off the street,... More 

Thank Pantolou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This favorite can be packed. So come early. Every seat is good. Waiters and waitresses sing and dance. Food is good moderately priced with good selections. Open 7am for breakfast. Dont miss it

Thank Gloria G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great little place! Decent food and you experience songs from Broadway productions and pop songs while dining sang by Broadway hopefuls! Enjoyable and definitely a spot to visit on your trip to NYC!

Thank Wayne W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Waited in the cold outside for around 20 minutes for a table for 4 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon . The staff are fair singers (some more entertaining than others) our waiter was VERY RUDE and although we ordered a overpriced cheeseburger well done, it was pink in the middle!!!! OUR FAULT according to the waiter we should have... More 

Thank tinaandstevebrighton
Louisville, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Stardust after a show on a Monday night. Walked right in, had a snack and a milkshake. We thought both were very good, and food around us looked good. Enjoyed ourselves so much we went back the next night! Highly recommend this classic NYC spt.

Thank ConnieandTom
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is always a queue to get in but we didn't have too long to wait. They organise the queue very well and keep you informed. There is a lot going on when you get in, as the wait staff are all would be Broadway stars. Amazing singing voices and continual entertainment. The menu is varied, my mum had the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The three of us were second in line at 16.55. We took a table for 5 while waiting for friends (who live and work locally) to join us. No pressure to order entrees while we waited, we did have a drink and some appetisers and enjoyed the music until our friends were able to join us at 18.30. The music... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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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