Ellen's Stardust Diner

1650 Broadway, New York City

4
THE home of the world famous singing waitstaff & some of the best diner food in NYC!
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  • Phone Numbers: 2129565151, 12129565151
  • Address: 1650 Broadway, New York City
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
  • Restaurant features: Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
  • Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    07:00 - 23:00

  • Mon

    07:00 - 00:00

  • Tue

    07:00 - 00:00

  • Wed

    07:00 - 00:00

  • Thu

    07:00 - 00:00

  • Fri

    07:00 - 00:00

  • Sat

    07:00 - 00:00

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Reviews

  • Sam Smith

    5
    - 02 September 2018 -

    You’re there for dinner and a show, and they don’t disappoint! I’ve seen poor reviews on the food, but I thought it was one of the better meals we’ve had in the area. I’ve seen poor reviews on the customer service, but our server was kind as well as talented. The fries were good. The turkey burger was good. The desserts were good. It was worth the wait to me! I’d love to go back!

  • Richard & Perla Reyes

    5
    - 29 August 2018 -

    Maybe not too many other places in New York City where the waiters belt out Broadway Tunes while you enjoy your meal. The line was around the building. Would definitely recommend getting their earlier rather than later as no reservations are taken. Very good food. We ordered the Morning Glory (real corned beef not from the can) and Greek-style omelette with Spinach and Feta. After your server takes your order, they could be next up singing one of your favorite Broadway songs. They accept groups of all sizes. We were seated on the second floor with a good view whether the performer was on the first or second floor. The benefit of sitting on the first floor is being in the middle of the action if the singer stands on the ledge in-between tables. Thankfully, they have good balance.

  • Victor Cazares

    5
    - 19 August 2018 -

    "Technically you are attending a Broadway show right here!" This was a fun experience. The actor/waiters here are great! They have a great attitude and they're very attentive. Despite being on a performing rotation they still make time to come to the table to check in. My coffee mug was never empty! The food is good but not wonderful. They have fun options like the pride themed bagels and desserts, but remember that the performers are the appeal here! They're worth it, but expect diner-style dinning.

  • Martin Boyle

    4
    - 11 August 2018 -

    The line outside goes quicker than you would think. Once inside the menu and the food are pretty basic, but you are really going for the entertainment. The staff are entertaining, singing while serving food at the same time... A big emphasis is placed on your tips being an influencing factor, allowing the staff to pay for singing, acting and dance lessons. The establishment doesn't appear to be struggling and begging for additional tips and contributions only sours the experience. Maybe the owners could pay the staff better rather than relying on customer generosity to help the staff succeed.

  • Drew Dockerty

    5
    - 08 August 2018 -

    I didn't know what to expect here seeing the size of the line. We must have waited a good 45 minutes if not more to get to the front. I'm guessing there is always a line. It was well worth the wait. The guys who work here bust a gut to make sure you have a great time. The food is great and the drinks are too. I was blown away by this place and would definitely go back. This is not a place for a quiet drink or meal. They really out on a show. Good luck guys.

  • Kace Walsh

    5
    - 19 July 2018 -

    The inside can only be described as a large modern Waffle House that someone threw up the 80s onto. It's very bright and has plenty to attract your attention without it being overwhelming. The food is great but some plates are very big. The Brooklyn Pride (rainbow bagel with American cheese and 3 scrambled eggs) was very good but also very big about twice as big as a regular bagel to the point where I couldn't finish it. The entertainment is great, the waiters and waitresses are amazing and extremely talented with every song they do. Best of luck to them and their dreams of getting on Broadway.

  • Karen Millington

    5
    - 16 July 2018 -

    An excellent place to start the day. If you are looking for a quiet sit down meal, then this is not it!! All waiters here are incredibly talented and leaving you wanting to stay to see what they are going to sing next. The range can be anything from a song from way back to a song form the charts! There’s always a wait but in my opinion it’s worth it! If you are going alone then you may get seated way quicker at the bar(I did all the times I went). I adore this place and always visit every time I go to New York!

  • Kurt Tesh

    4
    - 11 July 2018 -

    Go to the Stardust Dinner for the show! The wait staff of talented and enthusiastic, performing Broadway and pop standards while wandering through the dining room. It's a LOT of fun. The food is typical diner fare and is good, but not necessarily great. I can't speak fairly to the service, since I was with a party of 20, but appeared that thetables around us were served promptly. In all, a very enjoyable evening.

  • William Woodard

    5
    - 09 July 2018 -

    Great fun, good food... A New York City landmark with singing waitresses and waiters. All aspiring to quit their day job and land a full time gig on Broadway. Crowded, noisy and simply lots of fun. We were there with a group and had a group reservation so can't comment on the normal entrance time. They seemed to move people through pretty fast. The servers are good at what they do - both singing and waiting tables. The food is good but not outstanding. The experience is outstanding. Highly recommended and we would certainly go back if we ever visit New York again.

  • Haley kaminski

    5
    - 05 June 2018 -

    Unfortunately I can't post videos to the review, but Ellen's stardust diner was an amazing experience! The wait time was about an hour in line, but it was well worth the wait! At Ellen's, actors and actresses who aren't currently performing in a Broadway show, come to serve and pay their bills. They sing and dance all around you, you're paying for dinner but you get a show as well! It's especially personal when your server starts to sing. They have a giant tip bucket that they send around during the night that they appreciate you contributing to so they can still attend tap lessons or singing lessons while they're preparing for auditions. The whole atmosphere is amazing and I never wanted to leave. Kudos to an amazing diner. Food was amazing, and milkshakes to die for!

  • Kelsey Huse

    - 06 May 2018 -

    Cheesy but fun. Make it extra cheesy by getting the Mac n cheese

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