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Ellen's Stardust Diner raises curtain with assist from LI's Lessing's Hospitality Group

Ellen's Stardust Diner raises curtain with assist from LI's Lessing's Hospitality Group
A Broadway diner whose singing wait staff draws visitors from around the world has reopened from a pandemic shutdown with an assist from a Long Island hospitality company. Great River-based Lessing's

Great River-based Lessing's Hospitality Group added Theater District icon Ellen's Stardust Diner to the roster of restaurants, wedding venues, food-service clients and ghost kitchens it manages."Ellen's Stardust Diner is the most iconic restaurant in New York City," Michael Lessing, president of Lessing's Hospitality Group, said in a statement.The management deal also includes the Iridium Jazz Club, the sister property to Ellen's Stardust Diner, whose entrance is next door on 51st Street.Lessing's Hospitality Group was founded in 1890 as a lunch counter in Manhattan's financial district by Max Lessing.

i pShare Tweet Email A Broadway diner whose singing wait staff draws visitors from around the world has reopened from a pandemic shutdown with an assist from a Long Island hospitality company.In addition to sending wait staff alumni to Broadway shows like "Jersey Boys" and "The Lion King," the diner is known for its 1950s-era pictures and memorabilia.

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