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Susie Feb 7, 2001 10:16 AM

HI! DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A RESTAURANT OR RESTAURANTS IN MANHATTAN WHERE THE WAITERS SING? I USED TO HAVE THE NAME OF ONE BUT CAN'T FIND IT. ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN HELP? THANKS! SUSIE

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    Tom Steele RE: Susie Feb 7, 2001 01:48 PM

    You may be thinking of Asti's at 13 E. 12th Street, which had opera singing staff. But Asti's closed after 70-some years and became Strip House, a quite decent (though pricey) steakhouse. Hey, Asti's was expensive, too!

    The staff at Don't Tell Mama is comprised primarily of Broadway musical wannabes, and they, too, sing, though not while they're waiting tables.

    You'd think with the number of thrushes wandering our streets that there would be dozens of singing restaurants!

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      Peter RE: Susie Feb 8, 2001 06:49 AM

      The waiters sing at Sammy's Roumanian, I'm pretty sure.

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        Lauren RE: Peter Feb 8, 2001 11:25 AM

        I've never heard the waiters sing at Sammy's, but they do have a guy playing a keyboard and doing corny arrangements of songs like "Send in the Clowns" and "Hava Nagilah".

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        Alison RE: Susie Feb 8, 2001 01:06 PM

        If you don't mind a diner (I can't vouch for the food since I've never been), try calling Ellen's Stardust Diner, 1650 B'way, 956-5151 to see if they still sing there.

        Other theme restaurants like Johnny Rocket's usually have wait staff who sing, sometimes under obvious duress!

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          m leahy RE: Susie Feb 8, 2001 02:48 PM

          mangi e beveitalian place on 54th and 9th?

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            Ajuliagulia RE: Susie Feb 16, 2014 09:15 PM

            Check out Ellen's Stardust Cafe. It's near Time's Square.

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              coasts RE: Ajuliagulia Feb 17, 2014 08:16 AM

              Thirteen years too late!

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                Phil Ogelos RE: Ajuliagulia Feb 17, 2014 08:46 AM

                ... and because you didn't SHOUT, the message may have been lost.

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