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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
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yes, it is somewhat loud, but we enjoyed the entertainment. Food was okay, nothing special. Seating is very tight. We did not have to wait at all, we ate about 1:30 pm. We went for the experience and was not disappointed. The waiters and waitress sang well and it was a fun lunch.

Thank Dan H
New York
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The experience is the reason to eat here. The talent of the wait staff is amazing and you are highly entertained while eating. However, the food is sub par.....and very expensive. Even for midtown Manhattan. It is fun to experience at least once.....but they crowd in the tables and the noise level is such that you can't have a decent... More 

Thank AnneNY55
Scotland, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just returned home from NYC. Just had to review Ellen's! It's a popular place so be prepared to queue (we only had to queue for 20mins or so that was a Saturday night). The Diner itself was busy. We were shown to our table upstairs. Drinks order and food order taken respectively! Now,if you think you're going to a place... More 

Thank AQ410
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went 4 breakfast and the meal i got was different than what i asked for. Very slow in bringing the food as the waiters very busy in singing. I was completely ignored by my waiter. Had to wait so long to continue my order then pay which i had to ask another waiter to pick up the cash...she was serving... More 

Thank Hadeel A
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very unique but befitting Times Square and it's theatres. Food was great, music was excellent and service staff was most entertaining and so lively. Loved the singing. Great night out.

Thank Bdcz
Saint Louis, Missouri
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend wanted to visited this place because her friends said she should, so off we went. After standing in line for 10 minutes to get in, we got a small table because the place was packed. Waited about 15 minutes to get our order taken because our waiter was singing. Finally got our food and I wasn't impressed by... More 

Thank KCC09876
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very entertaining place to come and have some food, if you like full on cheesey entertainment than Ellen's is right up your street! The staff are all very friendly but seem to concentrate on there singing more than the customers, the food is ok, nothing special, quite pricey. Our order was messed up a little then the food was... More 

Thank sammyjo7446
Province of Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Obviously the main attraction of this place is to hear the servers sing...meaning that the food in general isn't very good. It was fun to sit there and watch the servers all take their turns, but in general, it's expensive for what's on offer on the menu. I'd recommend for the experience, but probably wouldn't feel the need to go... More 

Thank xnovakov
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great start to the day. All the servers are so talented with great voices. What a nice way to enjoy your breakfast with live singing.

1 Thank _shelleybabe69
Venice, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and mom had a great time in NYC and one night we have decided to have dinner at this "must-go" diner. Food and entertainment were excellent. Unfortunately can't say the same about the service. We had this guy at the beginning, Matt, who basically rushed us for everything: to order, to pay, to leave. He literally came by so... 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, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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