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Ellen's Stardust Diner

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    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • 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 98 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 Mike Scibetta on 04/04/2008

    Only the Servers were Singing Praises

    BREAKFAST - Well, what would you expect from a place right near Times Square? Yes, it looks like fun, 1950's style, like Happy Days, the female servers have Poodle Skirts and yes, one of the servers are always singing. That's why I gave this place 4.5 for atmosphere. But, I was there for the food too. It was cold, and overpriced. The server takes the order, then takes off. And let's hope your server is not singing when you need more coffee! This is the sort of place you try once. Been there, done that, move on.

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/16/2008

    lotsa fun

    This place is loads of fun. The wait staff are actually talented singers who break out in song at unexpected times. The music and theme are retro 50's - 60's.The food is not bad at all. The place is very busy so it's best to go for a late breakfast or lunch. Prices are reasonable for New York particularly when you consider the location. Reservations are not necessary but if your in a hurry you may not be happy.

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Ms Cat on 12/13/2007

    Great place if you're hungry

    I would have probably given this place a much higher rating if I had only eaten a larger breakfast. But when your husband orders oatmeal, bagel and juice and you order raisin bran and juice and the bill is over $25--well..... Now, folks on either side were eating what appeared to be large, delicious breakfasts. So, my advice is go there hungry and eat a large meal. They also do not substitute anything on the menu such as: ordering a single egg on the side. The atmosphere is great and the waiters/waitresses are really talented and enjoyable singers. I would try this place again.

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/12/2007


    First of all the food was excellent. Thanksgiving day, the place was absolutely packed, and the food was still good. We arrived three hours before our reservation time, and were seated immendiately. Food was at our table in less than ten minutes. It was down hill from there. My wife's drink arrived 50 minutes after ordering, and it was the wrong drink. In that 50 minutes we saw our waiter once. All of the server's seemed more interested in singing than in doing their jobs. The party next to us actually had the same waiter arguing with them over what they ordered, who then brought them cold food, and 18% gratuity is automatically added to their bill? All in all, don't take the chance, unless you've got them time and the extra dollars it will cost you to eat here.

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Hazel on 11/04/2007

    Table size

    I visited this restaurant from Northern Ireland)Oct 07 with my sister. All good except size of table we got because we were party of 2. No room for plates, When waitress brought sides we had to put the plate on next table until customer came and then we had to dump it on top of main meal, no room to spread elbows, no room for packages, had to hold between knees. Requested booth but was refused. What could have been an enjoyable experience was spoint by the silly sized tables. Enjoyed meal and atmosphere but won't be back.

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by MiMi on 10/16/2007

    Lots of Fun

    This was such a great place. The atmosphere was so much fun and the performances by the waiters/waitresses were excellent! The food was OK, but that's not really why we went. I would recommend this to anyone!

  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/30/2007

    Don't really get it...

    So it seems like a good idea in theory. Fifties diner for kids, only I wasn't thinking of one fact when I brought my kids there... they don't even know what the fifties are. Their knowledge is limited to Grease, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I'll get this out of the way very quickly, the food was mediocre it was loud, and I watched the managers screaming at the waiters and shaking their heads all the time. It was a little discomforting to have it be that close to you. This was the busiest restaurant I had been to in the city and to see them treated so badly while they work their booty off was a little jarring. But the shakes are good, and once our waiter (The Boy Named Sue) asked us what we wanted to hear (my kids were climbing the rafters with boredom if they had to hear another song by someone they didn't know) and we said 'Wicked' or 'Grease' or 'Hairspray' he was more than happy to do a number just for us, where he sang a song called 'Cooties' and did a dance with the other waiters just to our table. So for that experience alone, I say go. Talk to your waiter and have a great time with your kids. Just don't expect to see good managing or have great food.

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