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Ellen's Stardust Diner

1650 Broadway, New York, NY, 10020
at 51st St.
212-956-5151

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8
Food: 8
Service: 9
Décor: 9
"Recommended"

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88% would go back.

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I ALWAYS BRINGS FRIENDS AND FAMILY HERE

By Rob51 on 12/8/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is the most unique restaurant in NYC as it pertains to talent- The singers are incredible and we heard that two were on American Idol- any one of the guys or gals could be on Broadway. The atmosphere is electric and it has a great energy to it. My girls love this place and they always want to go to hear their favorite songs from Wicked, or Phantom etc. Where else can you see a non stop "floor show" and dine for about $20 a person?? I had a delicious piece of Salmon, my wife had a great duck sandwich, my niece had a delicious Alfredo pasta and my girls had Burgers and milkshakes ( the best). Their desserts are divine- we had a whoopie pie, a Rainbow cookie sundae, a NYC Black out cake and my wife and I split the Maple Walnut pie and espressos. Anyone that doesn't give this place 5 stars is an overly critical bore. While you come here for the excitEment and entertainment, the service here and the food is darn good. We come here at least 6 times a year. WORTH THE TRIP!!!

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83 out of 147 people found this review helpful.

Lousy food, OK Service, Good voices - but too LOUD

By SuzyQ1234 on 11/20/2011

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Food was expensive for the quality. Service was not terrible. Our waitress was friendly - but had to be reminded of things several times. We had 8 people and 7 meals came out. As there was no apology I assumed there was no room on the tray and it would be right out. Not so - it took awhile but still no apology. Not sure why she asked how people wanted the burgers cooked as they were all pretty raw - even if the request was for medium. The French fries were good.

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58 out of 117 people found this review helpful.

Awesome Time

By Hornetgirl2121 on 1/27/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I heard of Ellen's from my grandmother and my aunt. When I first heard of it, I did not want to go. I went on my last day in the city. I went with my cousins, my grandmother, my sister and mother. I had the macaroni with chicken, my cousins and sister all got something different. I liked how I got to see people sing, it was great. I found out that people from that diner try to make it to broadway. One thing that happened during that lunch was that my grandmother has banging her fork and knife together, my sister and my cousins and I burst out laughing. I had a good time, but I should have gotten something differently. The people who work there can really sing.

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71 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

What a special treat

By poochiesmom on 11/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

we had heard about Ellens from our son and thought we would give it a try..............someday. That someday happened this Sunday when we went to NYC for the day. We were not looking for it but just happen to walk by it. So we went in and got seated right away. The wait staff took turns singing, it was great. I had never been to a diner like this one. You get to know your neighbor as they pack you in. But that does not matter because everyone is in a good mood listening to the music and watching the people perform. They are all great singers and they look like they are having as much fun as everybody else! We are glad we went there and would go there again!!

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82 out of 155 people found this review helpful.

What a special treat

By poochiesmom on 11/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

we had heard about Ellens from our son and thought we would give it a try..............someday. That someday happened this Sunday when we went to NYC for the day. We were not looking for it but just happen to walk by it. So we went in and got seated right away. The wait staff took turns singing, it was great. I had never been to a diner like this one. You get to know your neighbor as they pack you in. But that does not matter because everyone is in a good mood listening to the music and watching the people perform. They are all great singers and they look like they are having as much fun as everybody else! We are glad we went there and would go there again!!

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76 out of 148 people found this review helpful.

Ellen' s diner Needs a revamp

By yorkie60 on 12/17/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Having visited New york for the first time, we were advised to go to Ellen's Stardust Diner. While the concept is really good the whole place needed a clean and repaint The waiting staffs' clothes either needed washing or mending While i a like a good sing song with the rest ,the volume was too loud and too frequent - couldn't eat my breakfast or hold a conversation. However the food was good. the coffee rubbish

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108 out of 222 people found this review helpful.

Great time

By kitkaat on 9/14/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The perfect time to go is right after a broadway show. You are still in that singing and dancing mood, and this place keeps you in it. The service is excellent, even while they are singing, they keep up with their tables, and they really like to chat with the customers. They inteeract with the audience, and their voices are pretty great aswell. Over all it was a great time, oh and the foods pretty good, lots of choices, especially the dessert section!

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121 out of 234 people found this review helpful.

GO THERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By fanis35 on 5/23/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

ITS PERFECT ! 100 % PERFECT. DONT FORGET TO LEAVE A GOOD TIP. KISSES FROM DENMARK , KISSES FROM GREECE.

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135 out of 259 people found this review helpful.

perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By fanis35 on 5/23/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

just perfect. the food its very good , the location its fine , and if you go there ask for AMANDA. she is a star !!!!!!! we are going there very often. we love nyc... AMANDA YOU ARE SUPER

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94 out of 197 people found this review helpful.

FAB

By fizzyfeet on 4/22/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: (NA)
  • Yes, I would go back!

We visited the Stardust for both breakfast and lunch (on different days) and the menu was basic but the food amazing. The entertainment was superb. Brandon was superb as Gaston in Beauty & The Beast. We loved him!! All the staff were so freindly and accommodating. They were all STARS! What an entertaining experience. Well Done to all of the staff and GOOD LUCK in all you do. You shine as stars should !! The food was superb and delicious. XXXX I have recommended you to all my British friends XXXXX

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99 out of 205 people found this review helpful.

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