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Ed's Chowder House

American Restaurant

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Ed's Chowder House44
seafood • chowder • lobster roll • clams

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  • Photo of Julianna  Miller
    3 years ago
    Before Lincoln Center
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  • Photo of Gael Greene
    3 years ago
    We each had a huge bowl of a different chowder followed by chopped salad with calamari for me, tuna tartare for Steven. We love watching our friends order the 2 lb. lobster with two sides for just $29.
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  • Photo of New York City
    3 years ago
    The Empire Hotel's replacement for the shuttered Center Cut, perpetrated by Eighty One proprietor and The Modern Seafood Cook author Ed Brown.
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  • Photo of Gothamist NYC
    3 years ago
    Budweiser & Bud Light run $3, wines are $7, & cocktails like peach bellinis, black forest martinis & mojitos $8. Drinks cost upwards of $14 here, so that's a decent savings but the best part: Atlantic oysters for $1.50 each & littleneck clams for $1.
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  • Photo of Lisa C
    3 months ago
    Not only is the food excellent here, but the service is also impeccable. If you haven't tried the crab cake, it's a must and cooked to perfection in a scrumptious sauce.
  • Photo of DogDoggie
    3 months ago
    I had a pretty average experience at Ed's. Both the food and service were mediocre at best. Even the chowder was meh. I wont be back.
  • Photo of pinoy99
    4 months ago
    Reasonable menu pricing but some portions are small like the lobster roll & crab lasagna.Shellfish chowder was very good and plenty enough to share. Calamari was crispy and sauces were fine. Linguine has a lot of shell fish but a bit too salty, perhaps due to too much pancetta. Service was good. Good selection of drinks.
  • Photo of ChristopherRay1972
    4 months ago
    Staying in the hotel,and wanted food convenient for the earlier happy hour. We and the kids really enjoyed it. Food was good and happy hour pricing made a refreshing change for NYC.
  • Photo of DrKatieRN
    5 months ago
    Came for pre theatre inner before a performance at Lincoln Center. The restaurant is on the 2nd floor of the Empire Hotel. There is a separate entrance and elevators. Brian was our server. He was very helpful. He expertly guided us through the menu and go us out on time. For appetizers we enjoyed crane cakes, fried calamari and salad. For entrees we chose an entree size version of an appetizer, scallop ravioli; pan cooked skate fish with fingerling potatoes; linguini with clams and chicken; and roast chicken. We shared a piece of banana cream pie for dessert. Everything was delicious! There is a price fixe Menu : aappetizer, entree, and dessert for $47. You have to ask for it.
  • Photo of sueg47
    5 months ago
    Ate here twice whilst staying at The Empire hotel. Had the full buffet once and the continental once. Both more than adequate.
  • Photo of Bookieman68
    5 months ago
    If you are staying at the Empire Hotel you need to book a reservation at Ed's Chowder House. Great food. Amazing service! The only comment would be that the lighting in the restaurant could be dimmer in order to allow for a more intimate feeling.
  • Photo of Tamara P
    6 months ago
    This was a good place to have dinner before the ballet. It is not spectacular, but it is solid, no bad surprises. Lovely environment.
  • Photo of Laurie B
    6 months ago
    Ed's Chowder House Raw Bar & Restaurant is a perfect destination for events @ Lincoln Center! My roast chicken with polenta, mushrooms & carrots so good while my hubby's linguini with clams, shrimp, pancetta in wine sauce hit the spot. The bread basket was ideal to 'mop up the sauce' in both entrees. Warm welcome from the attentive staff!
  • Photo of BonnieKeith
    6 months ago
    We had a party of 8 made reservations on open table for a Sunday dinner. They were short staffed and inattentive. We all had different meals and enjoyed them. The manhattan chowder was delicious. No one really like the supposedly New England clam chowder it did not taste good. We heard they were short staffed. We saw the head waiter/manager once and never again We wanted to tell him how dissatisfied we were with the service. We had the two other waiters helping us more than our waiter. We would go a different day next time and made sure they were well staffed.
  • Photo of ianshamshey
    7 months ago
    Some friends came in from Phoenix and they wanted me to meet them for dinner on a night they didn't have theater tickets. I met them at Ed's Chowder House. I had had lunch there at one point and it was favorable. They were already seated at an oval table; they had menus and I was given one. Our drinks came and we ordered food. I started with the beet salad and then got a bowl of New England clam chowder which was great. [Vegetarians beware-this contains bacon!] One friend got the beet salad as well and the crab cake with cole slow as her entrée-she especially liked the cole slaw since it was not too heavy. It was a good meal and enjoyed by all-I don't know what my other friends ordered since l couldn't hear them! [It is noisy] It is a pricey venture and one should peruse the menu prior to reserving. I would recommend and return.
  • Photo of Andytuba1
    7 months ago
    My wife and I had an early dinner at Ed's Chowder House before the theater at Lincoln Center last night. We went on the recommendation of friends who certainly know about restaurants and are well travelled. I also read reviews on Trip Advisor & Open Table. I should mention that this was the Friday of the Memorial Day weekend at 5:15. The restaurant was not busy yet,but did fill up. We had a table for 2 that never felt crowded when folks were seated on either side of us. The atmosphere & decor were fine; kind of airy. I had read several negative reviews about the host/hostess. The young woman could not have been more gracious! The waiter was also fine. We love and appreciate good sea food. This restaurant did not disappoint. We shared some Little Necks and oysters. They were some of the best we've had. I will say the Little Necks were little and maybe a bit pricey for what they were, but vey tasty. Both of us had the Sea Scallops and this dish was great. The service was fine. We ate at a leisurely pace and had a very good experience. I would certainly recommend Ed's to any sea food lover, especially if you're going to Lincoln Center.
  • Photo of travelmystique
    7 months ago
    We were a group of 10 to celebrate the birthday of my 2 nephews. We were seated at a table at the far end where it was terribly hot. We indicated to our wait staff how inconvenient it was because we were all sweating but nothing was done to put up the airconditioning of that part of the restaurant. Though the food was probably good, we were not able to enjoy because we were all feeling hot. The service took a bit long although our wait staff tried his best to accommodate us better. We became antsy because some of our friends were already waiting at another bar. I just have to mention that the $38 lobster roll was overpriced - it consisted of about two 5-inch toast with lobster on it. I've had lobster rolls in other restaurants of same category as Ed's and Ed's lobster roll is put to shame. As we were walking out, after dinner, we noticed that the bar area and the area near the receptionist was cooler. They really need to fix the airconditioning of the whole restaurant, especially summer is upon us soon. We had a big bill and I think we deserve better.
  • Photo of He's Anonymous
    7 months ago
    We have been to Ed's several times for wine and oysters at the bar and always enjoyed it. Finally went for dinner after a show at Lincoln Center and were totally satisfied. We has a seafood tower with lobster, giant shrimp, oysters, clams and mussels and it was perfect. Everything was so fresh. Friendly and efficient service and a nice wine selection. Highly recommended.
  • Photo of NYandAussie
    7 months ago
    Our party of five had a large round table with a booth style. It was probably too large for us -- but so much better than being squeezed into a small table that doesn't fit the bread basket, glasses and dinner dishes. We were rushing to go to the ballet, so we only had a main meal (and wine). The chowder; salmon; and tuna meals were delicious -- perfectly cooked to order. This restaurant is more upscale than the name implies, and most patrons were well dressed. So don't come in jeans or sweats! Service was excellent.
  • Photo of bernadette p
    7 months ago
    We were a party of 6 and the table we had was just too big for that kind of group. One could not hear what someone at the other end of the table was saying. Also, the bill came to $100. per person with tip. What was expensive were a few glasses of wine and a few vodkas. No desserts. Also, smallish portions and my tuna steak was not cooked to my liking. I wanted rare on the inside which it was but not seared on the outside. I'll only go back if I'm not paying.
  • Photo of Dobbstraveler
    8 months ago
    This was our first time here even though we are at Lincoln Center very often and this restaurant is just across the street. Because it is part of their name, we had to start with chowder. My husband had the Manhattan style crab chowder which he said was very good but spicy. I had the mushroom chowder with truffle oil and chives, also very good. The bowl portions are generous and filling; I wish they had a cup option. The bread basket has great corn bread and some spicy rolls with bits of chili. The lobster rolls are very good, though my husband asked for mayonnaise to add to his. It came with pickled vegetables and a small portion of tasteless coleslaw. There's a prix fixe option but at $47 and a limited menu, it's no bargain. The restaurant is upstairs but there is an elevator. As we walked through on our way to our table, we saw many comfortable looking booths. The tables for two in our section were really close together.
  • Photo of Marc D
    8 months ago
    As we are frequent Opera goers, we are always looking for convinient restaurants near the Met. We have always been more than satisfied with the quality of the food and the professional service. There is always a nice selection of fresh fish, and then there's always the potato crusted cod which is consistently good. We look forward to at least one or two visits to Ed's during the Opera season.
  • Photo of Lauren I
    9 months ago
    I had been when they opened and fabulous and recently it was so-so. I was pleasantly surprised last night that the quality is back. I had a great wedge salad to start and the fluke. The waiter was knowledgable about what was gluten free and what could be modified. I also thought they had a great wine list with reasonable prices (for NYC). I will be going back.
  • Photo of Wenovo
    9 months ago
    This restaurant is literally across the street from the Metropolitan Opera and we chose it again for the convenience. We already know that they are used to timing the dinners so that their guests are not late for the performance. We were staying in the hotel Empire that the restaurant is part off - so it really could not be anymore convenient. Unfortunately, the convenience was the best part of the dinner experience. We were promptly seated, at a small table for two, they have them lined up in a row pretty closely. It's a little bit much togetherness, with the couple next to you, looking at their plates as they are put in front of them. Can't help but also hear parts of their conversation. At the end of the two hour dinner you are almost friends with the people sitting next to you:) The Food: My husband ordered the prix fixe menu, very reasonably priced at $48. He added several oysters at an extra cost and was happy with his choice. Uncharacteristically for him he ordered Baked Chicken - in a sea food restaurant - and said it was very good. I started with Crab Cake that was nicely spiced, with a little sauce on the side. Quite good actually. My entree was highly anticipated...as I ordered my favorite Lobster Roll. That was unfortunately a huge letdown. I have eaten my share of Lobster Rolls. I know when the lobster is good. Here, it was not. I took one bite, and made a face. It just so happened that the manager walked by. He saw me put it down and leave it on the plate. He offered to replace it with anything else on the menu, but I did not want to take a chance and be late for the opera. As disappointed as I was, I now had plenty of room for dessert. The Chocolate Mousse cake topped with coffee ice cream was delicious. My husband had sorbet. So nothing really memorable. Except perhaps the manager's kind offer to take the Lobster Roll of the bill and surprisingly comp my dessert too. For what you spend - it should be better...

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