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
  • 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

  • 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!

  • Bryce DeShazo

    4
    - 09 April 2018 -

    Although fun, it's expensive and they add a gratuity on automatically regardless of the party size. Food was decent, but you're paying for the entertainment. That being said the food is still good. The wait to get in was about an hour at 8pm. So we didn't get seated until 9. Was fun and I would do again!

  • morgan lalanne

    5
    - 26 March 2018 -

    This place was absolutely amazing! The servers are incredibly talented, the food was okay but, honestly, you're so distracted by the talent that you don't even realize you are eating half the time. It's like when you're watching a movie with popcorn. But the staff has so much energy and talent and they are all so kind, even after performing for no less than nine hours. There is always a long wait, but that's why reservations are key! However, the wait is well worth it. They always thank the people who waited outside in lines, so it's pretty great! Also these servers are seriously so incredibly talented that they should have their names in lights on Broadway. It's I'm truly incredible.

  • Erica Cresta

    5
    - 26 March 2018 -

    We waited a little over two hours to eat here but that is not the norm and even still it was definitely worth the wait! The staff was awesome even while we were waiting. They informed us multiple times about why we were waiting so long (because 3/4 of their restaurant was reserved for large groups (my guess is there were a lot of groups in NYC for the march that was going on)) The couple behind us were there the night before and only waited 20 minutes. They loved it so much they wanted to go again before they left. We had great service inside as well! Our waitress was amazing! Not overbearing but there it you needed her plus she can sing! They all can sing! I almost cried at one point because one of them was so good! Our food came out quickly and warm. The burger was great and huge! I might share with somebody next time. The frozen scorpion bowl was awesome too! It is a bit expensive but you get dinner and a show so I don’t mind paying a bit extra at all. We stayed for 2 plus hours! I can’t wait to go back! I really can’t. I tried to go back today but our plans didn’t allow it. Go! Eat food! Sing along! Dance! Have fun! It’s awesome!

  • Philip Engs

    2
    - 17 March 2018 -

    It's worth a visit to here to see the servers sing and perform - some are very good. There is a line up outside in the cold, but when we get in about 30% of the tables are empty. I am guessing this is done on purpose so there will always be a line up to attract more customers....if true, then not cool. The service is on the slow side. The food is okay.....nothing outstanding that we had (Ruben, Burger, Meatloaf). The prices are on the high side for diner food of this quality (18 bucks for a burger). They automatically add a 20% tip (which probably why the servers are not in a big hurry). I prefer to tip based on service. A lunch for two adults and our daughter with a beer and 2 glasses of wine came to $126 all in. There are much better deals out there for this kind of food. With the crowds they draw in here, the decor is a bit tacky and run down and seriously could use a quality renovation. Glad we tried it but seriously, this is not a place to go to eat. It's more of a tourist attraction just north of Times Square.

  • MissMelodyMusic

    5
    - 16 March 2018 -

    Gosh where do I even start???? The food is fantastic, the singers are all so talented and friendly, everyone is happy and excited to be there, it's such a great experience. The wait is ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT! The moment you step in and sit down, everything is so much better. I went there every day during the 3 days I stayed in New York, and each time my server was super personable and just so ready to become an instant friend. My second day I had Chris, and not to pick favourites but that man... He's so talented and friendly and didn't mind at all when I started gushing about musicals, and returned my enthusiasm every step of the way. He remembered me and my friend the next day and gave us autographed business cards! Like, how cool is that?? There was also Mollie, who sang BEAUTIFULLY and was the cutest thing! If you make a request, they will try their absolute hardest to make it happen for you. I asked if anyone knew Natasha, Pierre and Great Comet of 1812, and the girl who did, Poppins, took the effort to look up the lyrics and did an AMAZING JOB!!!!! It's just such a great experience. Please please go and donate as much as you can to Phillip!! These amazing people deserve to go on broadway, so definitely make it a stop during your trip!!!

  • Kelsey Huse

    - 06 May 2018 -

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

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