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Ellen's Stardust Diner

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1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-6833
+1 212-956-5151
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun 07:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in for a coffee when we were suddenly surrounded by music - sung by individual serving staff! It was a fun experience as different people sang with only a few minutes in-between depending on who wasn't serving at the time We passed this diner on several other occasions and there were lengthy queues to get in, so we... More 

Thank Artylass
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We attempted to go to Ellen's stardust diner for dinner and lunch but there was a massive queue, now I know why! We went for breakfast, the food was alright but the performances were out of this world! Especially beauty and the beasts be our guest performance the whole cast got involved such a magical place! Definitely will be returning... More 

Thank Laura Jade K
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch on a Thursday. No line at the time, though we saw lines extending down the block on the weekend. I've never been to a restaurant like this before. Very interesting concept and set up. Cozy, unique atmosphere. Ultimate though, we were unimpressed by the food. Shame, as I feel that this place could be... More 

Thank NewfoundlandSallyH
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very entertaining. All the servers were amazingly talented. We had a great, entertaining breakfast. Order a Tequila sunrise for sure!!

Thank Hannah P
Humberside UK
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not to be missed .... a diner where all the waiting staff are all young singers hoping to break into Broadway shows. A really great concept, and great entertainment .... even at breakfast time. Food was good as well !!!

Thank Smiley9HumbersideUK
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a small typical American diner, that opens up into a world of talent. you are served by waiters and waitress who then turn into opera singers, pop singers, musical singers that should be on broadway, and they really can sing. one of the highlights of my visit to New York. Its like watching a show on Broadway while... More 

Thank Nicola F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for breakfast (Brunch) was incredible - highly recommended for all Breakfast was good fresh cooked food, singers were top class and you could imagine being in the middle of a broadway musical. Slightly pricey but very a worthwhile visit!

Thank Richard K
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My uncle introduced this restaurant to me when I was just 10 years old and I've been coming here since! (now its 9 years later.) For anyone who goes to NYC for the first time, you MUST go here! Not only do you get amazing food, but you also get a free Broadway singing show! The waiters/waitresses in the restaurant... More 

Thank Carly S
Menasha, Wisconsin
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179 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ellen's is popular due to the singing waitstaff, who are wonderful! Many go on to Broadway roles. Because of this, there are long lines to get in, which is to be expected. They say they take reservations for over 20 only , yet a table of 11 went up to the door and got in with a reservation. BEWARE --... More 

Thank Samantha484
Gold Coast, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting night. Stardust takes no bookings so you will have to line up outside and wait for a table (the waits can be quite long so get there early). Once inside we were seated upstairs and the atmosphere was very busy and upbeat, the staff were singing (not always in the right key) and the customers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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