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Ellen's Stardust Diner

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  • Diners & Coffee Shops, Fish & Chips, Wings
  • 1650 Broadway, New York NY10019 40.762081 -73.983629
  • (At 51st St)
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  • (212) 956-5151
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User Ratings (Based on 97 reviews)

Food 3.4 Value 3.3
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 956-5151
(212) 956-5834
Delivery Take Out Catering Visa, MC, AmEx, Gift Certificates, Travelers Checks
Mon-Thu: 7am-12am Fri-Sat: 7am-1am Sun: 7am-11pm
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Open Late, Pre/Post Theater, Live Entertainment, Delivery, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering

User Reviews

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Miranda on 09/28/2012


    We went to Ellens Stardust Diner four times during our one week stay in New York this spring. We loved the entertainment, the atmosphere, and the food! Absolutely marvellous! High quality performers. Amazing milkshakes! The music was a bit loud, but it was so much fun listening to the singers, that it did'nt really matter. We are definately going back next time we visit NY!

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Jacquie on 08/24/2012

    Love This Place!

    This is one of my favorite places to eat lunch when I am in New York! The talent and friendliness of the servers is amazing!!

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/22/2012

    Good singers but too too loud!!

    We actually went to Ellen s diner for the entertainment and Wound up loving the food. The entertainment was good but much much much too loud!

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Extremely Disappointed Diner on 06/14/2012

    A Disappointing Grilled Cheese Sandwich from a Diner? Yes ...

    I have craved a grilled cheese w/tomato sandwich for more than a week now and did not know where to get one locally that would satisfy my craving. When I ran an errand one day and saw Ellen's Stardust Diner, I committed it to memory. I chose today (6/14/12) as the day I would enjoy the sandwich and was extremely disappointed. Firstly, the gentleman who took my order said I could have cheddar cheese instead of American. The sandwich was made with American cheese. The accompanying waffle fries were very cold. The waiters and waitresses were so concerned with receiving a tip that they forgot to include condiments, utensils and napkins in the take-out bag. I am all for tipping, even when ordering take-out, but often regret having done so when I see that a complete fulfillment of my order was neglected. The music was extremely loud though the staff members were gifted. I thought their "performance runway" was a bit inconsiderate for the diners who were seated and had to endure the waitstaff walkiing and then standing on a spot directly above where they were seated. In short, if you enjoy being entertained, then add Ellen's to your list. However, if you crave good comfort food, you might want to look elsewhere.

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by The NY Cowboy on 06/01/2012

    It Is What It Is

    Ellen's wait staff last night were an amazing group of performers. Two of the women, especially had voices that should be heard on a Broadway stage or a recording instead of this Broadway diner. Have read a great deal of reviews of Ellen's on this site and have to say to the negative comments about service that if you go there you should be aware that service can be slow because your servers are also your entertainment. For the negatives about the tip jar they pass around, you should also understand that these servers are not paid well, and living off of their tips, which in a tourist place can be iffy. Obviously the management there is cheap. The food is basic, the place kinda shabby, and they are getting the maxiumum use out of a minumum number of staff. Actually, it was kinda interesting to watch a waiter sing and enter an order into the computer at the same time. The food reviews that are positve here are probably not from folks use to fine dining. However, the food is servicable and no different than what you'd find at the other touristy spots like Planet Hollywood or Hard Rock. Don't go there if you are in a rush. Don't go there if you are looking for a great meal. Don't go there if you are looking for a cheap meal (tourist restaurant + tourist restaurant prices). But DO go there if you want a different type of entertainment experience with your meal. Again, as performers, this wait staff is phenominal!

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/03/2012

    Great! So much fun!

    We went here with about seven kids, and we were seated right up front, where everyone was singing. It was so fun! Our waitress was very nice and even sang Happy Birthday to a girl in our group. We very much enjoyed the singing, and the hilarious "Single Ladies" Dance done by another waitor. The food was great as well! I would recommend this to anyone with kids, or anyone looking for a day of fun!

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Rosa on 04/26/2012

    Losy food! Lousy service!

    My sister & I selected this restaurant because of the singing waiters. Upon entering this establishment, we were seated in a very busy area. The location was inappropriate , due to the fact that people passing by would inadvertently hit Maxine, which became very annoying. To curtail this issue, Max moved over into another seat. Maxine received her order first, which was meat loaf & supposedly real mashed potatoes, (not) with rye bread & butter. she had to request that the mashed potatoes be warmed for they were cold! Reluctantly the wait staff took her plate back to be warmed. She also requested additional butter for she had only received two small tubs. In the meantime, I finally received my order of corned beef on rye. The bottom bread was falling apart, the top was hard not toasted. I was willing to deal with this & just eat the meat. I requested mustard, and to my shock & horror , I was given yellow mustard! Who puts yellow mustard on corn beef or pastrami? I wanted brown mustard , that's the mustard for these type of sandwiches., besides that the meat was salty as hell! The wait staff returned with 6 tubs of butter that were frozen solid. Tell me, how in the hell can anyone spread frozen butter on your bread? By this time Max had enough and stated " I am Not happy" I knew it was time to go, for I wasn't happy either, plus I had to get Max out of there! I asked our waitress for the check! I told her we didn't want the food. She removed the plates without uttering one single word of apology or even asking what the problem was! She didn't have any concern about our displeasure at all. I was going to tip her for her efforts, but due to her lack of concern, she got nothing! We hightailed it right straight to Juniors and got a terrific meal! The old adage stick to what you know rings true in this instance!! The food & service was absolutely lousy! We will never go back there ever again!

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