Ellen's Stardust Diner

17 recent ratings
$$ • Diner
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
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16 ratings

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1650 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Great experience I had an omelette, there was gf bread and granola available so a few choices.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was not good, but the experience was nice. And no one had any issues with cross contamination

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Had the Alfredo with chicken and it was really nice!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 5 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Diner
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch

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Celiac

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Review


GF options not clearly marked, but staff very helpfull and informed.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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If you notify your server about allergies, they will take it seriously! Options include sandwiches/burgers with gf bread, gf pasta, and omelettes. Fryer is cross contaminated but milkshakes can be gf. Just be upfront about how serious your situation is!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Limited options for food. Milkshakes are made on gf ice cream. Go along for the atmosphere.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Not a ton of GF options but we were able to get omelettes (I got a side salad and my son got bacon instead of the sides we couldn’t eat like the cross contaminated tater tots). You go here for the ambience (all the waitstaff sing!). Glad we could find something to eat here. They said they’d cook the eggs in a separate pan.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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You do not go to this place for the food as such but more the entertainment. Having said that, they were able to provide gluten free pasta for my meal and I had no problems.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Concerned my celiac daughter couldn't eat here but she did get an omelet with veggies and fruit. Our waitress did confirm they could make her omelet in a dedicated omelet pan and they are made with whole eggs. It was great my daughter could eat like the rest of us. She had no issues. They did have a gluten free yogurt parfait on the menu. The experience of the atmosphere and singing servers was worth it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Two gluten free options—both salads. I need gluten free and dairy free so neither worked. They seemed very put off by me even asking for a burger with no bun (no GF bread options). I ended up not ordering anything (which is a first for me). By far the worst restaurant experience in my 5 years of being DF and GF free.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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We went here for the experience and environment and not necessarily the food. There are very few gluten free options, although they do label them well on the menu. I went with the Mexican Quinoa Bowl and it was ok (next time I’d ask for more dressing). I went knowing there wouldn’t me many options for me to eat, but I wanted to experience the fun singing waitstaff and environment with was amazing!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The GF burger was delicious and didn’t make me sick! I had them check twice because the bun looked too good but they assured me it was correct and it was. The strawberry milkshakes are also delicious. I don’t think they were more expensive than other places in NYC but for the reviews that talked about prices, Just remember you’re going for the entertainment factor too

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They ask to be notified of any allergies and cook items in a separate pan. Gluten-free bread is available. Chef brings out your order. I enjoyed my experience greatly!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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the entertainment is just musical theatre world class, but re gluten free, we found good options and good focus by the serving staff despite their other singing duties. loved the food and and a gray way to dine and spend and hour or so.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Only three items marked but my waiter verified everything with kitchen. My burger cane o GF bread. Other items we ordered with no bread.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The entertainment was so fun! The new menu has GF clearly marked on a few dishes. The waitress was super helpful and I felt at ease ordering here. We had a lovely dinner of Shrimp Scampi with gluten free bread. I didn’t have any reaction.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My son (celiac) ate here and got really sick. He got bacon, eggs, and gluten free toast. I’m not sure if it was cross contamination or not? I would not recommend.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The staff is so awesome and is really kind also the gf pasta with chicken is soooo good much love to the cast and crew of this diner

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Gf items were labelled on the menu which was nice/ didn’t have to ask. Options were very limited - had the pasta- it was fine - a little over priced but you go there for the experience. Be careful- I wouldn’t trust the kitchen if I was celiac. Ok for my level of intolerance to gluten

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Next to no options if you’re gluten free, and not safe in terms of cross contact.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Don’t bother! Only had salad and one type of steak. Huge risk of cross contamination, messy tables. Very unhelpful when we asked. We left

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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If you have celiac DO NOT EAT HERE! I cannot stress enough how poorly the food was made. We had to leave in the middle of lunch and my celiac kiddo was sick 24 hours following. Staff was unfriendly, not helpful and annoyed when we asked about gf items. AVOID! Plus the food is overpriced and not tasty.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ellen’s is such a fun place! They have a small menu but the quinoa is REALLY good.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Loved the food and shows. The waitress we had was awesome!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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This restaurant is extremely rude about allergies. I’m extremely sensitive so based on reviews, I was not comfortable eating here. However, my daughter (who can eat gluten), is a singer and loves broadway, so we didn’t want her to miss out on this experience. We waited an hour to get a seat, but when we only ordered 2 items plus a shake, they gave us a hard time because we had 4 sitting (my son can’t eat gluten either), claiming they had a $20 minimum, which we were easily fulfilling. It just made us feel really ostracized or like it was our fault that we can’t eat their gluten-containing food. Then, when I took out some gluten free food for my 6 year old son, they made us put it away per board of health regulations. While I understand they have to abide by rules, I did not appreciate the way they made us feel about everything. The singing was incredible and my kids enjoyed that, but I was hungry and the treatment honestly ruined the experience for me. I have been gluten intolerant for 9 years and I have never felt so ostracized for it. I would not go here again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I experienced Ellen's Stardust Diner about a week ago with a school group. Due to being with a large group, we were asked to preorder of a condensed menu. We are gluten free and the only options initially available to us was gluten free pasta with chicken. We were unable to get an answer prior to visiting as to if the pasta was cooked in divided pot with wheat pasta, so we asked for plain chicken with a side salad. This eventually turned into a salad with chicken on top per the restaurants decision. Our salads first arrived with croutons, so they needed to be remade. When the waitress returned the salads consisted of lettuce and chopped chicken. I inquired about salad dressing and unfortunately a gluten free option was unavailable. I was told they could bring me oil and vinegar so I could mix my own. I asked if the salsa was gluten free and was told yes, so that is what used in place of dressing. Overall, I did enjoy the singing and whatnot, but wouldn't necessarily go again if we visit NYC on our own as there are other restaurants we'd like to check out that can accommodate our gluten free status with more variety.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My 13 year old had a burger. Since the fries are not GF and they do not have GF buns, the burger meat with cheese and union was all she could eat. After we asked she got two leaves of lettuce. We had to pay full price for the burger and she left hungry! Not enough food for full price!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pasta Primavera with chicken(GF) and a glass of wine was good and the performances were great. Limited gluten free options. Twenty-five performers have made it to Broadway in the last two years. Excellent evening.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I was so disappointed. The food was gross, but the atmosphere and performances made it at least a fun experience.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not a lot of GF options but I ordered the veggie lasagna which tasted good & they have GF vodka!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not a good option for gluten free. . they thought they had maybe 2 choices.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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We ordered burgers without the buns and our server seemed to take great care with our order. They had a GF apple spice cake that was delicious. All-in-all, it was a good experience for us!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was not good at all. Got sick. Don't try if you are celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not worth it for someone who is GF. There are literally only 2 choices on the menu- nachos and pasta primviera. But based on the previous reviews I didn't risk it with the nachos, even though they told me it was fried in a separate fryer. The pasta was bland and had no type of sauce. Used a low quality pasta that basically just fell completely apart, and left half of the dish impossible to eat.... and is $20. The singing was cute but we were upstairs and couldn't see most of the performances. The non gluten eaters had a wide selection and said the food was "alright"

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I'm sorry to say that this diner has no business being in a gluten free app! They were super nice, but really no options. Had a salad and today I am sick:( can't have nachos, as advertised on this app because they are in a common fryer. Avoid if u can.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We went to Ellen's after seeing Wicked. There's always a wait but it wasn't too bad. There are limited choices but they're clearly marked on the menu. I had the nachos and they were good. I did not get sick. :-)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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GF food options were terrible and the food is SO overpriced. The experience is fun but not bill.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Super fun experience, all the staff are aspiring Broadway performers who perform one after the other. It may be loud for some but it's non-stop performance! The food was good enough, but not the primary reason to go. No GF buns but they have GF pasta and GF items marked on the menu.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Terrible over priced food.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Go for entertainment not the food

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Staff was very clear on what I could and couldn't eat. But the food wasn't very good and options were kinda limited. In addition the staff sings to you while you eat. Which is fun and unique, but you can't enjoy your meal because the music is so loud.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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