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“Talented Waiters and Great Food”

Ellen's Stardust Diner
Ranked #779 of 14 744 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Deli
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish and chips were delicious, and entertainment provided by the waiters was wonderful. The diner is highly recommended.

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Thank MottTheHoop
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast one morning before heading out for the day. It was a weekday and we were early enough that we could be seated right away. Later in the day there is a very long line, so plan ahead if you’re counting on eating here for lunch or dinner. I had a rainbow bagel breakfast sandwich and it was great! I know some people turn up their nose at this place, but it’s great for typical diner food - let the snobs go eat somewhere else. The stars are the singing waitstaff who somehow manage to care for their tables and entertain simultaneously. We had a great breakfast and a great time!

Thank Kelli A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit here and didn’t know what to expect. Wide variety of songs from the 13 waiters. Phantom of the Opera was my favourite with a napkin placed over the waiters eye lol. Feel good place for all the family

1  Thank Barry L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip. If we had gone earlier in our trip we would have gone back! True talent and great food!!

Thank kamadore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got here at 10am on a Wednesday & only had to queue for ten minutes! Inside we were taken to a table for two in a room where all the tables are close together, and there is also an upstairs section. The diner was very busy and had a great atmosphere! The waiters and waitresses are all hoping to get parts in Broadway shows, and to show off their talents they sing to the customers! Mostly the songs are from well known plays but one girl sang Dog days by Florence & the Machine which I enjoyed! To be fair all of the singers had good voices and good luck to them. It can't be easy singing to people stuffing food in their mouths!! Prices aren't cheap & they ask for a none compulsory donation to their cause, but all in all we enjoyed it and are glad we went!

1  Thank Cragster
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