Ed's Chowder House
great for lunchI have been to Ed's for lunch and dinner. Dinner OK but very noisy and you get less attention. Lunch has a wonderful menu and ambience. Have been there twice in one week and that tells the tale.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI went there this weekend....DontI went there this weekend....Dont let the name fool you is right! I was pleasantly surprised with the decor and service. The drinks were very good and the food was delicious.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has become our "go to"This has become our "go to" rstaurant when we are off to any Lincoln Center event. Everything is consistently perfect. The only warning is to avoid sitting at tables near the bar, which is especially vibrant. Seats near the bar are fine for people who have nothing to say to one another5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as everThird time eating at Ed's. Food terrific and imaginative without being over the top. Noise level this time was fine, but on one occasion in the past it was "energetic." Service exceptional. If you are going to Lincoln Center for ballet, opera, whatever, this is a great and convenient place to eat. Open late enough to stop in after the event for dessert and/or drinks.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent!As always the lunch we had was fantastic! Their oysters are perfection! The only food that 5 us did not rave about was a tuna slider and the cookies. Neither were bad but just ok. Normally their cookies are amazing! We also had calamari, fluke, risotto, Manhattan crab chowder, mushroom soup, lobster rolls, grilled asparagus, seasoned fries and more! Everything was delicious! The staff is always happy to accomdate special orders the best they can. My department loves to dine at Ed's! Can't wait to return!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place before Lincoln CenterI have been to Ed's many times and it never disappoints
It was not crowded on a Tuesday night before the ballet, and I have found it to be more crowded at other times. I hope this doesn't mean that it is losing popularity because we were a group of 5 around a large round table and the conversation was easy and it was very quiet for a NY City restaurant. The food is interesting. We were all dieters so we love the idea of many fish selections, and we had the vegetable sides for appetizers; a thrifty , nutritious way to go. The bread basket is also always good....you have to cheat a little!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Place Near Lincoln CenterIf you love seafood, you have come to the right place! Ed's has a fantastic menu of items, is reasonably priced and has a friendly/helpful staff. PLUS the food is amazing!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat visit. As good as theRepeat visit. As good as the previous times! Great Lincoln Center location.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to this restaurantI have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The food and the service were as satisfying as they have been in the past. As it turns out, I'll be headed there again next week and booked with Open Table.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLincoln center GemLincoln Center is finally blossoming with some very good eating alternatives,The second floor dining room is a a large room (the former Empire Hotel ballroom I believe), sectioned off into nicely manageable enclaves. The menu is a cornucopia of excellent seafood choices, from Manhattan blue crab chowder to delicious soft shell crabs and a large variety of tasty fish choices. The service is attentive yet casual. Highly recomended.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the food was exceptionalAs always, the food was exceptional and the service pleasant. This was an exceptionally busy time, however, and the noise level was pretty high.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love being here - feelsAlways love being here - feels like a very "New York" kind of place! Definitely worth the detour.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMgenerally a very good choicegenerally a very good choice when you are in the Lincoln center area.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently superbThis was a return visit to Ed's Chowder House and as expected and come to expect, the food and service were excellent. We enjoyed one of the daily appetizers-white asparagus,drilled w/ an accompanying pate and smoked ham bits. The asparagus were blanched to perfection and tender. The special entree, sea scollops, pan seared were large, tender and served w/ a spicy red pepper sauce. I asked for it on the side, a wise decision as the scallops needed nothing to enhance their flavor.
Noise level was high and we were in the back, quieter room. The main dining room was even more-so. Therefore, ask to be seated in a quiet area if you wish to have conversation w/ your table mates.
All in all an excellent dinig experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService was very good butService was very good but we felt slightly rushed as we were not completely finished and they were already asking if we were done to pick up the plates. Great bloody mary. The chowders are definitely worth to try and the fried oysters. It was a nice lunch meeting and it looks like the bar can be a great place for happy hour. Will come back to try that!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe needed a restaurant nearWe needed a restaurant near Lincoln Center this seafood restaurant worked for us. The food was good and the restaurant is spacious. Cocktail Silver Sidecar was yummy. Three of us got lobster roll and loved it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe totally loved it. ThreeWe totally loved it. Three people - NY, CT and DC, vegetarina and not, we all loved the food. A plus was that it wasn't that busy, so it was quiet and relaxed. Hope that doesn't change4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAs ever a wonderful experienceAs ever a wonderful experience at Ed's. Brought yet another first timer -- visitor from Boston, who so enjoyed their meal, and with child (11 year old), who equally enjoyed their New England clam chowder and shrimp cocktail. We also had the scallop special, and my favorite must order: scallop ravioli appetizer. Our service was stellar, but of course, and meal delicious. It also doesn't hurt when you're seated next to a true actor by chance: Patricia Clarkson! Such the NYC experience! All must experience Ed's Chowder House just next to Lincoln Center.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the few really goodOne of the few really good restaurants located across the street from Lincoln Center.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant quiet atmosphere...pleasanPleasant quiet atmosphere...pleasant service and very tasty offerings.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBravo!What a treat! We took our mom here for dinner but don't think we were looking for a subdued place with a boring lobster dinner. We wanted unique yummy seafood and we got it! The chowder sampler was delish, especially the mushroom! And the oysters were perfectly briny and sweet. The surprise were the raw clams. They tasted almost as fresh and nutty as the ones we've had in Greece. (I say almost because the Greek ones scerm when they in you mouth.) The salmon sampler was a treat, and our mother declared it the best she's had. The staff were friendly and willing to do anything to make us happy. I had called ahead to ask if they could do something with a raw oyster and a candle. That didn't work so they adhered a candle to a plate. Bravo!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Lincoln center choice.Great Lincoln center choice. Friendly, good food, beautiful restaurant4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAcross from Lincoln CenterEd's Chowder House is across the street from Lincoln Center. This makes it perfect for a pre- or post-show meal. It is a nice restaurant, with a nice interior, nice food and nice service. It is the generic nice NYC restaurant. Seafood nicely prepared, good price-fixed menu. You can't go wrong here, but if you are looking for a memorable experience, you may want to keep searching.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery welcoming atmosphereVery welcoming atmosphere in a sophisticated environment.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for before/after the operaWanted a place close to Lincoln center following Das Walkure at the met. Ed's was the perfect spot - just across the street. My meal (Moules Frites) was just okay, however my companion's meal (seared scallops) was outstanding. Nice bar scene, decent selection of beers and wine, and an outstanding raw bar. Service was attentive and food was delivered quickly. Would go again!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went before a Lincoln CenterWe went before a Lincoln Center performance. The service was prompt and we made the curtain in plenty of time. Everything they brought to the table was very high quality and carefully prepared. The prices are a bit on the high side, but typical for the Lincoln Center area.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu and service are excellent.The menu and service are excellent. Proximity to Lincoln Center makes this spot a real gem. Very busy and crowded non-lobby gives the wrong impression of the restaurant.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEd's is always reliable forEd's is always reliable for excellent food and service. I didn't go into the area where tables for two are all in a row, adjacent to one another, because I hate being on top of the next table. So, where we sat was absolutely fine. My fiends and I are fussy about being seated where we can hear one another without raising our voices above conversation level. And so far, Ed's has met that criterion as well as others. I'll most definitely be back, and back again. It's my pleasure to introduce others to this neighborhood treasure.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEd's Chowder House has anEd's Chowder House has an attentive staff, pleasant atmosphere and very good seafood. It is a great place for before-Lincoln Center events dinner!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSerendipityI must admit that Ed's Chowder house was an unexpected find for both my guests and me. As a multi-year member of both the MET Opera and the NYP, we are always looking for a unique place to dine prior to attending an evening performance. We were warmly greeted by the Hostess and Coat Check person upon our arrival. The wait staff was attentive without being ubiquitous and the or d'oeuvres and entrees were perfectly prepared. Our experience at Ed's Chowder House was serendipitous and we will definitely return in the future.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service and yummyWonderful service and yummy food. It is a romantic setting.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great Lincoln CenterThis is a great Lincoln Center choice! The food is very good with a menu that offers both simple and more complex dishes. Fish is very fresh and well presented. The service is very attentive and they do a terrific job in getting diners out on time, if they are attending theatre. Located right across the street from Lincoln Center, the location is very convenient as well.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great BrunchThe staff was wonderfully attentive, even starting brunch earlier for us, and helping us check our coats and packages. They were always watching to see if we needed anything, and there was no time pressure on us. The food was wonderful, a great chowder sampler, and the fried oysters on the caesar salad was decadent!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter 7:30 the restaurantAfter 7:30 the restaurant is quiet and good for conversations3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always Ed's is a lovelyAs always Ed's is a lovely night out.mwe treat it almost like our kitchen. This time we went with our 17 year old son and had a great meal, between the scallop raviolis to the tuna tartare, roast chicken and steak & shrimp we were sated and couldn't even think of dessert which was a shame because they ate delist!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go there often and we enjoyWe go there often and we enjoy their high quality of foods and services always.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMReally good New England foodReally good New England food with a NY twist. So glad we found it!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe striped bass special wasThe striped bass special was delicious and very fresh and the service was topnotch! Very pleased with our experience. Good place to eat before going to Lincoln Center.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHave always enjoyed the foodHave always enjoyed the food at Ed's. Actually ate something different the last time I was there and it was really good.... by the time we left it was getting a bit noisy which is the way it is always before performances at Lincoln Center but it is far less crowded than Fiorello's3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI haven't been to this restaurantI haven't been to this restaurant for a couple of years. I was pleased that the food now meets its location. Everyone in my group was pleased by their selection. The only problem was the noise level. It made conversation difficult.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMway overpriced. We paid 70.00way overpriced. We paid 70.00 for breakfast, inc. one omelet, 2 scr. eggs, coffee and a bagel. What-t-t!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAgain and again ... and againAgain and again ... and again - just great. Oysters!!!! Yum.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant close toGreat restaurant close to Lincoln Center. We sit in the back where it is quieter--the front is very lively. I had the Chatham Cod composed plate--always just terrific. My friend had the steamed half lobster, which she loves. The staff is good and they'll get you out on time.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and ambience are veryFood and ambience are very good. Welcome addition to Lincoln Center dining choices.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. TheGreat food and service. The $35 Fashion Week three course menu is an excellent deal!2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant near LincolnGreat restaurant near Lincoln Center. We like to sit in the back--it's quieter. The bar is incredibly energetic. This evening we both had the lobster bisque--outstanding--and a skate special. Probably just a bit on the heavy side (bisque and skate), but absolutely delicious. The bisque had substantial lobster. The skate was prepared with wild mushrooms and fingerling potatoes, both chips and slices, a fantastic combination. My friends and I love this place!1/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPre concert dinnerGood menu for Restaurant Week served without disdain. Fish excellent all around for our table of six. A la carte and Prix Fixe guests very satisfied. And we got to our concert on time!1/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, we had an excellentAs always, we had an excellent dinner at Ed's Chowder House before going to the opera. The service is prompt and the food and service are very good.1/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the chowder sampler veryTry the chowder sampler very good. Everything was on point.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMA terrific choice near LincolnA terrific choice near Lincoln Center. The seafood is terrific and the service uniformly great. We were four--only one of us really hungry. Yet we all found something on the menu. I had the cured and smoked salmon--a superb appetizer I've had before and can strongly recommend--and a single crab cake. Our hungry party had the calamari and the linguine with clams--looked totally yummy. We sit in the back; it's quiet and tables are well-spaced; the front is truly hopping! I once saw Peter Martins come into the bar before a NYC Ballet performance to have a drink--you never know!11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM