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Ellen's Stardust Diner
Posted by Helen319 on 05/31/2005
Three of us were there on 5/13 & we had a BLAST! This was the second time for us. The food is good & plenty of it, but the atmosphere is what makes this place so much fun! We would love to hear that some of these talented waiters/waitresses really do "make it" on Broadway. Most of the fun is singing along & even dancing in the aisle (our waiter grabbed my daughter). It's loud & noisy, but fun & we will definitely go to Ellen's the next time we get to NYC.
Posted by amanda on 04/19/2005
I went to nyc for my first time this past new years eve...we arrived to this diner the day before new years eve and they told us about the activities that were going to be happening that night. Having no place to go for New Years we decided to come back...while waiting outside my boyfriend decided to take this opportunity to propose to me....once inside he asked our waitress if he could keep the menu...she asked why..he told her and she took down our information....a half hour later my fiance started getting serenaded by all of these waitresses....it was precious...shortly after that our waitress got on the loud speaker and told everyone our engagement story....she then had us come to the dance floor and we got serenaded by a waitress... the atmosphere was AMAZING..the food was to die for and the service was exquisite....and it was right in times square so we got to toast at midnight on times square.....it was a fabulous exxperience!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/30/2005
This was an unpleasant experience for me. I didn't know what Ellen's was walking into it, but once inside I realized it was very touristy. Overpriced food, loud music, the restaurant was a full house. But I decided to give it a try nevertheless. It was a mistake. It was so loud I couldn't even hear myself speak much less my boyfriend. The kind of fun part was when the waiters sang and danced. I laughed at how silly it all was. This place is 100% for out-of-towners and their kids.
Posted by AnAustrianTouris on 03/13/2005
To be honest, I can't rate the food, as I was simply waiting for my friend's girlfriend - I ordered a coke - the taste was tipicaly "coke" and US - Like - too cold - due to much ice, but I could have ordered it with out ice... - she was trying dancing shoes somewhere else... But what I can say is, I felt authenticaly put back to the 50ies... The music, the staff... it was perfect - from what I can say - I'm only 25! Also I liked to be involved in the "show" programm - I I could post here a pic, I'd do it... I'll be back 2006 in sept. hopefully the impressions will be topped!
Posted by Kelsey on 03/08/2005
The atmosphere was absolutely amazing, but the food was not! It was overpriced, but you have to think of it as paying for the entertainment. Service was pretty poor as well. We were rushed out of the restaurant and couldn't even get a second glass of water! It's definitely one of those things you have to do just to say you've been there and had the experience.
Posted by ms. soho on 02/03/2005
I came here w/ a bunch of ppl to celebrate a birthday. It's a really cute and fun place to be. The waiters + waitresses took turns singing oldie songs (great voices) and went around to the tables, engaging the customers' interest and attention. The food was pretty good. I'll be honest and say the atmosphere was better than the food... but it's a place I'd go back to. I ordered chicken tenders which were alright. Someone else ordered a chicken pot pie that they really liked. So... it's a B for food and A for atmosphere.
Posted by Laura on 01/15/2005
The food may not be gourmet...but the atmosphere is phenomenal! The singing waiters and waitresses are so good! If I lived in NYC...I would go there every week!