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“Almost as good as a Broadway Musical, while you're eating!”

Ellen's Stardust Diner
Ranked #289 of 14,130 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed December 5, 2013

My daughter who has a beautiful voice first brought me to Stardust. Since then I have taken 3 groups of friends during visits to NYC, and no one has been disappointed. The food is only average like most diners, and it's overpriced, but the experience is well worth the price. If you don't want to dump $10 for a burger, go for a shake or dessert. The milkshakes are yummy, like an old fashioned ice cream parlor. The talent amongst these waiters and waitresses is INCREDIBLE. Makes for an enjoyable time--any time of day. Don't miss the experience!

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Thank GrandmaCy
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

This was fun. cramped and over priced but fun! The waiters were brilliant singers and kept the show going throughout our meal and managed to serve at the same time so power to them for that. The food was ok, nothing great, although plenty of it - so overpriced really! Good fun and we are glad we experienced it!

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Squashed seating, far too loud with bright flashing lights. Left after ten minutes. May have been better if you sat upstairs.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

This place is great - expect to wait in line. We got there early for breakfast so there was a short wait, when we left it was around the block. The food was very good, big portions, the service was good as well, the show was awesome. These kids working there are all aspiring actors, singers and such and they are extreamly talented. If you miss this place you will be dissappointed. I'll be back

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

My girlfriend had heard about Ellen's from a friend before we went to NYC, and as a performer herself this place appealed. So we walked in at lunch time and got a table straight away. There were plenty of staff so service was excellent. The food was great but the main thing was the entertainment. These guys went straight from serving drinks, to grabbing a mic and performing a song or two! And they were all excellent, broadway hopefuls by the sounds of it. There is good customer-performer interaction and a certain intimacy, without being in your face and overbearing. Basically you can chat, eat and drink or just sit back and enjoy the show! The interior is superb too, it's what springs to mind when you think diner, with that little bit extra. Would highly recommend, even just a quick stop for lunch.

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