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Getting a Table at Ellen's Stardust Diner

stamfoodie Mar 7, 2013 08:02 AM

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.


  1. princeofpork3 Mar 8, 2013 01:54 PM

    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

    1. ttoommyy Mar 8, 2013 08:18 AM

      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!

      4 Replies
      1. re: ttoommyy
        stamfoodie Mar 8, 2013 08:47 AM

        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
          ttoommyy Mar 8, 2013 09:33 AM

          "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
            dyrewolf Mar 8, 2013 09:54 AM

            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
              ttoommyy Mar 8, 2013 10:12 AM

              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. Phil Ogelos Mar 7, 2013 03:21 PM

          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.

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            glsebs Mar 7, 2013 02:02 PM

            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.

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