Ellen's Stardust Diner

Restaurants, Diners Midtown West
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

Before taking the kids to a Broadway play, treat them to a meal before the show at this Times Square spot. The waitstaff are mostly Broadway actors and hopefuls the will break into song as they serve your meal! Kids can make a special song request to go alongside their mac n’ cheese sliders, mozzarella triangles and fries, chicken nuggets and hot dogs. Consider the high menu prices as paying for dinner and a show.



Address: 1650 Broadway
New York

Cross street: at 51st St
Transport: Subway: N, R to 49th St; 1 to 50th St
Opening hours: Daily 7am–midnight

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SUCH a fun breakfast! A must-do in New York. Yes, it's cheezy but we couldn't stop laughing - how many times have you had a waiter or waitress jump on the table and bust out Grease Lightning lyrics? It's one of a kind and you won't be disappointed. 

We had been recommended this restaurant before visiting New York and I was really looking forward to it which is why I was prepared to join the queue, (as you can't book) and wait for over an hour in the freezing December New York weather. I have to say I was incredibly disappointed when eventually entering the restaurant we had pretty poor seats, so couldn't see a lot of the action going on downstairs, which in hindsight wasn't a bad thing as we could hear it and it was pretty terrible! The singing was quite painful on the ears and not in an 'entertaining, tongue in cheek sort of way' each server/singer took themselves incredibly seriously and it was just all a bit cringeworthy. The food was mediocre at best and incredibly overpriced for diner food, the service really wasn't too great either and I found the begging on the microphone for tips because they would all actually really like to be on Broadway, quite distasteful! I wouldn't say it was worth the queue, or the money!