1650 Broadway, New York, NY, 10020
at 51st St.
By jandhamberson on 6/10/2007
We went in June 2007, and absolutely loved it! We had 3 people in our party that ranged from teenager to senior, and we all three had a great time! The food was great and at a great price, the entertainment made the environment fun and upbeat, and the decor and TV were fun to watch while waiting. We were only in NYC for 3 days and went to this restaurant two times! After eating other places and going to 3 Broadway Shows, it was a great way to relax and enjoy more NYC talent and entertainment!!
By mrsmontex3 on 4/23/2007
I would def go back.. we were seated as soon as we walked in.. the food was great (i got a turkey wrap) and the price is great considering the location! =]
By artemis908 on 11/9/2006
If you're looking to find New York's struggling actors, this is the place to go to. This 50s style diner, features typical diner food served by singing waiters, who do karaoke style music numbers while you wait and eat your food. It's cute, an interesting place to take your kids and the food is not bad, but nothing to rave about.
By g8rmom on 5/28/2005
So many restaurants in town and we research as many as we can before we visit at least once a year. Happening upon this one for dinner was a fun change of pace..quirky and laid back. The food was your basic diner style fare and we LOVED having out of work Broadway actors sing for us and TO us...one of the last "original" eateries in Times Square. We like to search out local, neighborhoody type spots but this is a good place to do the tourist thing. We are taking our 6 yr old daughter there next week on her first visit to the greatest city in the world! A sure thing for kids and first timers, especially if you're on a budget or bringing your parents who still appreciate the 50's style.
By MetroMom on 3/17/2005
As an adult, I sympathize completely with reviewer dantelman's disgruntled review of Ellen's. However, if you have kids or teenagers that you want to keep mindlessly and inexpensively entertained during mealtimes, this fifties themed diner-restaurant fits the bill completely. We took our daughter to Ellen's not knowing quite what we were in for. My husband and I were startled to see waiters and waitresses jumping up on the banquettes while karaoke singing fifties' rock standards. There are also TV monitors that play footage from Broadway shows and an electric train that runs along the edge of the balcony. The food tends towards the bland and inoffensive, with OK salads. It's a good place for kids who are picky eaters. My daughter and all the other kids and teenagers in the place loved it. It's noisy and chaotic. If you're with kids, you can bear it for their sake. If not, take advantage of the city's great restaurants that are not appropriate for kids. Enjoy being an adult.
By keta on 4/11/2003
I love this place with it's singing staff. Great voices and lots of fun. Great 'old fashioned' burgers and shakes. A favorite place of mine to take 'newcomers' to the city for a little taste of Broadway at a much cheaper price!