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Mar 7, 2013 08:02 AM

Getting a Table at Ellen's Stardust Diner

Taking my grandaughter pre theatre Saturday night. Since they don't take reservations, best strategic time to show up? And how long a wait for a table.


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  1. I took my 10 year old granddaughter there for lunch this summer. While she did enjoy the singing, the food was awful and the place was so dirty. I would pass.

    1. You'll find no love for that place on this site, TIA.
      And indeed (because I've peeked inside on my way to Iridium), you can do so much better elsewhere; even the American Girl girlie-posh dinner on Fifth in the 50s might do the trick.

      1. I was to Ellen's Stardust Diner once after a show and there was no trouble getting a table. As far as the food is concerned it's really not worth going to, although it was not dirty when I was there.

        Am I assuming correctly this is a place your granddaughter has her heart set on going to? If so, then far be it from us to dissuade you from going. Perhaps a call to the restaurant will help to answer your question if no one here can help you.

        Enjoy your evening with your granddaughter!

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        1. re: ttoommyy

          Thanks. I did call them, but they were reluctant to give advice.

          She loves musicals and singing waiters trump the food (esp. for a second grader.)

          Probably get there around 6:30 for an 8 o'clock curtain of Cinderella.

          1. re: stamfoodie

            "She loves musicals and singing waiters trump the food (esp. for a second grader.)"

            Didn't realize she was that young. The food will be just fine for her and there are definitely a few choices for you on the menu.

            Sounds like a dream night for your granddaughter. Enjoy!

            1. re: stamfoodie

              I have vague recollection that there is an Italian place on 9th in the 50's with singing waiters... off the hook stuff of hen parties later but maybe good for a youngster earlier...

              1. re: dyrewolf

                Is the Italian place opera-based singing? If so, the little girl may not like that so much as opposed to the more Broadway musical singing/pop at Ellen's.

          2. Take her to Max Brenner instead. She will get her musical fix from the show and what kid doesnt love chocolate in a syringe and fondue. Also, you can make a reservation here

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            1. re: princeofpork3

              Thank you so much for the advice didn't know about this place my 5 year old twins will have a blast thanx again