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Ellen's Stardust Diner

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1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-6833
+1 212-956-5151
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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County Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited three times for breakfast and every visit was great. I would urge everyone to visit as the food is good the staff excellent and the singing a great experience. Be warned that you will need to question but it is worth it.

Thank Ian H
Pekin, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I know there are many theaters...and other musical places...but this place is really amazing. The singers that are not IN a production 'at the time' work here until they get another 'gig'. They wait tables....and in between...they sing songs. They sing the songs that are the most popular songs of the Musicals around town. They have been actors/singers in many... More 

Thank pljans
Helena, Alabama
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86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! This isn't just a meal, it is a show! All of the wait staff are talented singers. They entertained customers by singing one song after another after another, rotating wait staff as the singers. The talent is truly incredible. If you have not been here before, this is one of those things that you must put on... More 

Thank Alex S
Flushing, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We happened on Stardust simply because our hotel was nearby and had no idea of the treat we were in for. The staff are all singers, probably waiting for their moment of fame and paying their bills in the mean time. Such a unique fun diner for breakfast or lunch!

Thank Peeps3162
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here for breakfast and the menu read well, when the food came it was absolutely beautiful and we tried each other's my favourite were the eggs benedict they were the best I have tasted.... Then the staff started to dance to the music on tables and they were great! Apparently this is a place were producers visit to... More 

Thank christine5392
Selby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been recommended this restaurant by friends and weren't disappointed. Expect to queue for at least 15 minutes at any time of day - we found mid-morning to go for breakfast was best - and went twice at that time. Service is quick and friendly and food quality is good and reasonably priced. The quality of the waiting staff... More 

Thank markadrianh
Arlington Heights
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great diner food and entertainment while you dine. The entertainment is provided free of charge by Broadway hopefuls or those who are between gigs. A great spot. Be prepared to wait.

Thank Gayla422
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Ellen's Stardust Diner at opening time on Tuesday Morning and i was the first customer in, a little embarrassing. At first the staff were a little blunt with me they seemed a bit annoyed however i was led upstairs to a quiet seating area as i later found out that the downstairs had been booked out by a... More 

Thank Nadia L
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say, we loved Ellen's... Fabulous Food Fabulously Entertaining Simple - if your in New York City - this is a must!

Thank Glenn-and-Dee
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The wait staff sings to you here. Every one of them who sang was excellent. The food was average, and it was very crowded. If you're going for the experience, I would recommend this diner. It is a fun environment.

Thank rozpetl

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 212-956-5151

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