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“Amazing every time”

Ellen's Stardust Diner
Ranked #289 of 14,032 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is my regular haunt when I am visiting NYC. I enjoy the varied menu along with the excellent and unique service!

Where else can you get world class aspiring broadway actors sing to you whilst you are enjoying a great meal?

I'd recommend this place to everyone, good for family with children as well! Amazing location, very easy to find.

Thank Ashwin S
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Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Took our children here for lunch as we thought our 6 year old daughter would enjoy the singers. Although she did enjoy the songs, can't say the same about the food. Very pricey with poor quality. I had a $15 chicken sandwich, which tasted like it was microwaved after being freezer burned. The other meals were okay at best.

Although we decided to eat here for the entertainment, we thought we would get a decent lunch...not so much.

Only reason I did not rate it as terrible is because our waitress was friendly and a great singer.

Thank Willaney
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We come to Ellen's Stardust Diner whenever we are in NYC. It is a diner with just OK food. Big portions but nothing outstanding about the food - although their hot fudge brownie sundae I once had for dinner was wonderful! But you come to Ellen's for the singing. They have these wonderful young aspiring singers with wonderful voices that belt out song after song sometimes standing on the back of your booth!!! It is such a fun place. I like to invite friends and not tell them about the singing and watch their faces when their waiter starts signing to the whole room. Service is good, it is clean and the food average-but the ambience and energy and talent around you is superb! Never brought anyone who didn't love it.

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Thank Linda U
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We arrived on the morning of 5th November for a special birthday breakfast to be informed that the sound system was broken so entertainment was not on the menu. We decided to stay for breakfast anyway, we were sat at a table next to the waitress station not the greatest table as you could hear the conversations of serving staff. The breakfast received was of a poor standard the place it's self had no atmosphere. So if you arrive and are advised that the sound system is broken look for breakfast elsewhere.

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Thank maxine o
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

I recently experienced Ellen’s Stardust Diner for dinner while in NYC for a visit. We waited for a table about 10 mins. The food was typical diner fair served hot and fresh with polite fast service. The portions were generous, you won't leave hungry. The atmosphere was the Best! All of the wait staff were aspiring actors, singers & dancers trying to make it on Broadway. So in hopes of catching their big break, they sing their faces off while they serve up your burgers & fires. Who doesn't LOVE free entertainment? What a great showcase to for these artists from all across America with a common goal to strut their stuff. Be sure to leave lil’ something extra in the TIP CAN to help these rising stars continue to improve on their talents. Give this place a try...you won't be disappointed ... Had a great time!

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Thank MsTeeMac
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