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“lots of fun”

Ellen's Stardust Diner
Ranked #304 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Midtown
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“lots of fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

we visited on the saturday night, and had no problem getting in although it was busy. The tend to push you through, like most new york restaurants and we'd loved to have stayed longer as we were really enjoying the entertainment. Food was good, but you really go for the singing which was brilliant. If you like musical theatre you'll love this place.

Visited June 2013
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“Fun! Fun! Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Great nIght with the family in a restaurant as loud as we are! So fun to look around as see grown men (who looked like they could beat someone up) singing along to all the songs! Food... Ok, it's diner food, but the prices reflect that. It's all about the atmosphere at the Stardust! And yes, I ate an entire banana split just to stay there longer! Our server (Matty D.) had a great personality and was an INCREDIBLE singer. I loved when two or more people would sing together, it really showed off what they could do! All in all, best meal of the trip :D

  • Visited June 2013
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“Fun place to hear some possible future Broadway singers and get some food while you are at it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Took my 2 adult daughters here after a matinee Broadway play. We arrived around 5p.m. and were seated immediately in the upstairs area. This place really started filling up around 6 so we were glad we arrived early. While the food here is not excellent, its not terrible either. Its just your standard diner meal. I had the pot roast and my girls thought mine was the best of all three of our meals. The meat was very tender and I got a substantial amount of food. The best part of this restaurant is the entertainment. All the waiters and waitresses can sing and entertain.They were all very, very good! This is a very lively place and we all had a great time and would definitely return.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Make sure you have dinner here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Such a fun place to have dinner. All staff are budding broadway stars and take turns singing and entertaining the crowd. They don't take bookings, so arrive early if you don't want to wait too long in line for a table.

Visited June 2013
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“Fun time food ok ish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

This has been our second visit to this restaurant the food is ok but the entertainment was great fun. All the waiters are either wanta be stars or resting (out of work of work actors). Go on have a go its worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2013
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