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Ellen's Stardust Diner

) #278 of 9,242 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ American, , Soups
1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-6833
+1 212-956-5151
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“singing waiters” (299 reviews)
“take turns” (249 reviews)
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American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-6833
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the wrong subway stop trying to get to MOMA and tragedy turned to ecstasy as we stumbled on this gem. Great food with amazing singers. Come hungry and come ready to be entertained. You won't be able to have a conversation because of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

We went for breakfast twice and loved it on both occasions. We only had to wait a few minutes to be seated, and the waiter/waitress introduce themselves. The staff were amazing - pouring coffee with one hand while singing top Broadway songs. I've never experienced...More

Thank Judith51
Reviewed yesterday

Not awful, but not for New Yorkers, either. Food is average, staff are out-of-work actors (as is the case in many NYC restaurants), and there is always a line.

Thank leevyne
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here after recommendation. Waited in a queue for 20 minutes to get in. When we did I was boxed in to a seat where the waiters pulled the table out for me to sit down and then pushed it back up towards me. Talk...More

Thank Marian W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You are not going here with high expectations about the food. You come here for the experience and the performances. The food itself is mediocre or decent, their milkshakes are delicious though. But the performances are great! Some sing amazing, and some sing less amazing,...More

Thank Geoffrey W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to go for the atmosphere, all the staff here are so talented, I'm afraid the food let's it down, it really isn't very good at all, my friend had steak, and I had chicken with rice and black beans, they...More

Thank Breda C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a dinner in the middle of Manhattan's theatre land. The waiting staff take turns to sing songs from musicals etc. First off. You can only reserve a table if you are a big group. So expect to be in a que for some time....More

2  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved this place. A real American diner, just like in the movies! Pancakes galore but plenty of savoury options - all savoury items come with tater tots. Wait staff are extremely friendly and get up and sing while you eat. You have to experience...More

Thank Balzones
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must do when in Manhattan! The staff is amazing. They serve your food, get everything you need all while singing their hearts out. The wait staff are all broadway stars, or aspiring stars. Had a blast will go again. The food was...More

Thank 68cheryla
Reviewed 2 days ago

This diner is so fun. All the wait staff sings. Music is from a good variety of venues and artisits. 17 staff members made it to some kind of Broadway play in the last year. Food is just diner stuff, good but you are there...More

Thank DejolaNC
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Is there a different lunch menu than dinner? Can you go just for dessert and get the same experience?
23 June 2017|
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Response from nadine d | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We have been many times on various visits to NYC! This visit, we ordered milk shakes and coffee drinks and it was incredible. You will have the same experience whether it's for a meal or a snack! Not to be missed!
Can u pre book ?
27 May 2017|
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Response from danj87877 | Reviewed this property |
Over 20s only I believe as in a group of 20 plus can book
Daughter turning 16 our last day in NYC. Thinking about breakfast here...do they do special things, like sing Happy B'day to people?
7 May 2017|
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Response from Suela0912 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they will sing Happy Birthday. They repeat birthday songs every 40 mins or so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-6833
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-956-5151
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