1650 Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.761970 -73.983723
Neighborhoods: Theater District - Times Square, Midtown
Fun – I usually eat out alot and I like trying new places. I saw this diner after coming out of meeting so I decided to go in. The food was good. I really like the wings and the burger I order was huge. My waiter was really friendly and sweet. I love the music and the singing since I got to sing along. I recommended this place to all my co workers and plan going back many times. It is pricey but its time square so no big deal.
Usually when a restaurant has a gimic, something suffers, but that is not the case here! – I always bring visiting friendsand family here, and everyone loves it and always wants to come back when the are in the city, including my Grandchildren, the food is as good as the singing and service, it is the most fun you will have while eating. Very enjoyable!!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!!
Fun 50s diner with live singing waitstaff – I have been to Ellen's several times in the past few years. Even though it seems to be slipping a bit, it is still a fun place to go at least once while in NYC. Typical diner fare is ok, but the real fun is the decor and the singing waitstaff. Again, I would say the food, service and quality of singing has gone down over the years. Be sure to sit upstairs in the original dining room if you can because the newer basement level dining room is a dark dungeon.
A great time every time – This place never gets old. It is always upbeat and fun. The staff is amazing how they juggle serving and performing the best of karaoke classics. A birthday celebration favorite! If you go pre-show, just let the server know and they'll assist you with time saving menu choices. The food is always consistently good. A bit better than the average diner. The chicken quesadillas are my favorite. The desserts are great as well. The brownie mudslide sundae is one of the best I've ever had. Service is always friendly, if not always fast, and they are always very entertaining. The only drawback is the extremely tight quarters. Going with a party of two may find you sitting with strangers at your table. This may not be the place for you if you require much personal space.
Great Fun! – Went in April 2007 and we loved it! The entertainment was sooo much fun. The breakfast was very good and there was No wait. We went back the next night after a show and the kids had milkshakes while the adults had Irish coffee. I recommend it to everyone that is headed to NYC.
Great Entertainment – The entertainment was great, but the hosts are terrible. We had a party of 9 and it was really crowded so they "assumed" it would be ok to seat us at different tables. Had we not already waited approx 1 hr to sit, I would have flipped. I heard another party yelling at the hosts telling them they will wait for a table so their children would not be parted from them and the hosts refused. You want to enjoy yourself with your family, that is why you go there. If I am going to pay $15.00 for a hamburger platter then I would like to enjoy my family's company. Anyway, the waiter was awesome. He put a smile on my face after the inital shock. The waiters are quite good at singing and entertaining. The one singer sat by my mother-in-law and sang to her. Overall, it was fun.
REALLY FUN !!!! – i went to ellen's on christmas eve.. it turned out to be better than i expected! the waiters were nice, the entertainment was great , the food and desserts were very good as well ! I also saw Santa eating there as well! it was awesome! The waiters/singers all had great voices and sang really good songs! A entertaining evening for tourists, children, and all age groups!
Alot of Fun! – My husband and I enjoyed Ellen's Stardust Diner very much. We were immediately greeted and seated. Our table was very small as was the walkway near the table, but not that big of a deal. The food was a bit pricey ($13.95 for a hamburger and fries) but it was good. What really made this place for me was the singing waitstaff. They get up and take turns singing. However, I wasn't crazy about the "tip jar" that was passed around twice while we were there. They ask for tips to help pay for there signing/dancing/acting lessons or headshots etc. Of course it's up to you if you wish to help them, but I'm already leaving the server a tip!! All in all, we enjoyed Ellen's and would recommend it.
Poor door service – Wow!!! I see that my pals and I are not the only ones disappointed with the front of door service. If it were up to me I would not even give this place a single star. My pals and I went to this diner on a Saturday night. I phoned earlier to make the reservation for 13 people, even called back to change the size of my guest to 10, was told that it was ok. We arrived there and were told to wait in line outside, that they did not have a reservation for us? By the way who is the tall guy with the bald head, he was screaming at this poor woman I could not believe it. He should be properly trained for front of the door service. I did enjoy my burger, shake and singing waitstaff they were awesome. But that's about it.
Horrific host/manager – I must admit that my experience at the front door was horrifying to say the least. The host ( I found out later on that evening was actually a manager), was yelling at guest who were there to patronize this establishment . Well let me start out by stating it took 30 minuets to get in even though my party and I had so called reservations!!! what a joke that was. Once inside the place was a mess, napkins,wet spills on the floor etc. The servers are great, they are friendly, talented and tended to my guest and I wonderfully. This almost made up for my experience at the front door. The food is over priced for a meal that wasn't that good and took what seemed like eternity to get to the table. I enjoyed the entertainment but as for everything else especially the manager I would never step foot back into this place. There are way too many other places to go to be treated with the respect customers deserve when they are spending their hard earned money!!!
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