Ed's Chowder House
Ed's Chowder House

Ed's Chowder House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chinagrillmgt.com/
  • Phone: 2129561288x2
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST: Daily: 7am - 11am;
    LUNCH: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Continuous dining in the chowder bar available all day;
    BRUNCH: Saturday -Sunday: 11:30am-3:30pm
    Continuous dining in the chowder bar available all day;
    DINNER: Sunday - Monday: 5pm - 10:30pm,
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5pm - 11:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Rowe
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events: On-site Director of Catering, Teddi Pickard at teddi.pickard@chinagrillmgt.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: A,C,E or 1 to 59th street/Columbus Circle,
    or 1 to 66th street/Lincoln Center Station
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available.
A word from Ed's Chowder House
Delivering the bounty of the eastern shore line to the Upper West Side is Ed’s Chowder House, a new restaurant by Chef Ed Brown (chef/owner of Michelin Star-rated restaurant eighty one) and China Grill Management. Inspired by the ports of the East Coast, Brown’s refined yet unpretentious take on authentic “sea shack cuisine” features signature seafood in a vibrant, energetic setting complete with a raw bar and a full-service Chowder Bar serving crisp cocktails, cold microbrews, namesake chowders, steamers, lobster rolls and more.
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Ed's Chowder House reviews from OpenTable diners
238 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (116)fit for foodies (69)great for lunch (62)special occasion (59)good for groups (50)great for brunch (36)romantic (30)vibrant bar scene (25)notable wine list (20)scenic view (15)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (10)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Totally Reliable
    MehhhVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The menu is basic and good - lots to choose from. Everything is served nicely and the staff is very professional. They know how to get you in and out for a show or symphony without making you feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tigger
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wide selection of choices of food served by a friendly waitstaff....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Seafood and quiet at lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Recently enjoyed a fine late lunch at this restaurant. The service was spot on - not rushed and very pleasant. The food was delicious -- so couldn't have been better. I had read that the restaurant could be noisy - but not for a late lunch (2 p.m.). I couldn't have been more satisfied.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh from the sea
    HanaVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As always, we enjoyed fresh sea food from the restaurant. The raw oysters and clams are so fresh that you can feel the freshness from the sea. The salmon tartar is delicious, and cod sandwich is cooked just right. The desserts were good. We tried all three and loved all. Banana cream pie was big portioned and delicious. On the whole, we enjoyed every dish ordered and will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent food and service
    chaps
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good seafood. Presentation okay. Service consistent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Naomi
    Naomi
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    As always, a warm, friendly professional staff and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timing question
    mixedbag
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My experience at Ed's Chowder House on August 24 was lovely, but I was a bit annoyed by the reservation system. I requested from Open Table a reservation for 7:00 and was told I could have 6:30 or 7:30. I at first took the 7:30, but later changed it to 6:30. So far so good. But when I arrived the restaurant was virtually empty. It continued to be virtually empty, and remained so until I left at approximately 9:15. I just don't understand what the deal was with the times, when any time at all would have been more than easy to accommodate!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lobster Bake
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Best lobster bake we've experienced anywhere. The pot was endless with delicious clams, mussles, shrimp and a fantastic lobster and let's not forget corn and sausage !!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great seafood and a very friendly service. Right across the Lincoln Center. Would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient but just okay food
    happy2dine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Nice place but food could be better. I liked the fixed price menu. It offered a nice selection and good value.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependably good if noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    While we've had many meals here and in the bar, this visit wasn't as pleasant as hoped for. The noise level was dreadful: we could hardly hear each other talk. Our waitress was fine, but the servers had no idea who had ordered what. Isn't a standard numbered pattern for seats being used? This was true for each course. Of course, the good food will bring us back, but perhaps when only two of us are dining and conversation with folks we're meeting isn't at issue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ed's
    marian
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    lovely place with great seafood. Everyone, from front desk to bartenders to wait staff, were terrific. Place seemed to die down, though, after 8pm (i.e., so many seemed to be there pre-theater). I think more people should know about Ed's - it's a really nice dining option near lincoln center
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster Bake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Been going here for years. Consistently great. Recently tried the lobster bake special was amazing, a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for Lincoln Center
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Ed's is just steps from Lincoln Center. The seafood is always fresh and the full lobster dinner is a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    BillinNewYork
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We languished over dinner for three hours and loved every minute! The food is very good and impeccably presented and served. The staff is wonderful - all that I met, from the hostess to the manager to the waiter and yes, the busboy too. It's a beautiful space, in the treetops of the small park across from Lincoln Center, and the noise level quite conducive to good conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Treat!
    travelannVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Ed's is one of my favorite restaurants because it never dissapoints: food is varied seafood, always delciious; service is attentive, pleasant and warm; drinks are excellent; and in spite of the large dining room, the set up makes it feel intimate no matter where you sit. And the efficient service makes it an ideal restaurant for the Lincoln Center area. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hiya
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were excited to have the raw bar, which was good, fresh and interesting oyster selection. we didn't love the chowder, but it wasn't bad. we had a great waiter. Very attentive and had great suggestions for pairings or additions to our meal, without being pushy in the least. I'd recommend this place if you are grabbing dinner in that neighborhood
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    lavflyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Although the food was very good, I feel that it was overpriced, and small portions, with a wine list of ridiculous prices. My gues would not even order a glass of wine, which embarrassed me. Even though it was a pleasurable experience, I could only recommend with the caveat of the prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food Good Service
    tippy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went with a group of 7 for lunch and were all pleased with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4getaboutit
    sweetandsour21
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Poor service...average food...should and could do better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable dinner
    Dinnerwdad
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Was well taken care of, excellent service. looking forward to return when in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable and low key
    connie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our lunch at Ed's Chowder House during Restaurant Week was better than either of us expected. The ingredients were fresh and well prepared. Everything tasted delicious, from the appetizers to the desert. The service was exceptional and exceptionally friendly. We plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thoroughly enjoyable.
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent food and service. The risotto was among the best I've ever eaten, and the lemon meringue pie was heaven. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular service and food!
    KathrynL
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This will become a go-to restaurant for a lovely meal because of the very attentive and knowledgable wait staff and the quality, delicious food. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting the sea
    flixgal
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A friends wanted to gather for restaurant week and we chose Ed's Chowder House which did not disappoint. I was the only person who had previously dined at the restaurant, since surprisingly my three friends had not. Two of the dining guests chose the overflowing Ed's Lobster Bake. I enjoyed a selection from the restaurant week menu including smoked cod cakes and the sweet delicate Hake as an entree. We also enjoyed a few bottles of French Sauvignon Blanc that complimented the meal perfectly. The meal was terrific and I was happy to introduce my friends to the delights of Ed's. China Grill Management offers restaurants that offer a quality dining experience. I go to Ed's and feel like I've been to the Eastern shoreline on a perfect day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice environment
    unknown
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Came here for restaurant week. I was originally going to come here with my coworker but they never call me back about my reservation foe 14 people so I just came with a friend instead. The environment and decoration is very good. Good for having a nice private chat. Excellent service. For a restaurant at that location, the food is good but nothing too memorable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    SeafoodLover
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was great, service was excellent. Only complaint would be the noise level and the fact that it doesn't have its own (nicer) restroom. That hotel bathroom was kind of ick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a delightful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    While we'd eaten light dinners in the bar many times, this was our first time at the restaurant. We were quite pleased with everything as were our guests. Although a tad pricey, the meal lived up to our hopes. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish service was as good as food
    jackiejulie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We've been to many pricey restaurants in the city but this one by far has the worst service. We waited 20 min before the waiter even came over to greet us. The place on a Sunday afternoon was not busy. Another 20 min for 1 club soda drink. I had to stop a bus boy twice during our meal there to ask him to get our waiter who seemed very busy talking to his friends in the back! The food was good but I doubt we'll ever come back. There are too many other wonderful places for Sunday brunch. Telepan Restaurant for one, has far superior service at brunch and amazing food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quick lunch
    Lpny
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Went for restaurant week lunch before Sunday matinee theatre performance. Staff very attentive. Food tasty. Quick but not rushed lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We ordered NYC restaurant week lunch and it was excellent. In particular, Calamari fries and skate wing are the best. Must go if you have a chance during the NYC restaurant week this summer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    Speisekritiker
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A very nice and pleasant seafood restaurant with very attentive service. The food was well prepared, interesting to the palate, and the fish was fresh. Breads were not exceptional but were a variety. Wine is a bit expensive but a good selection for a single glass. The ambience was nice with real table linens. A great spot if you have a performance at Lincoln Center.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great pre-concert dinner
    kathiVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The restaurant is attractive, the food is wonderful. We visited during restaurant week, one of us ordered from the pre-fixe menu, the other just got an entree. Especially loved the cod cakes appetizer and the scallops. Attentive service. Quiet atmosphere, but that may be because it was an early dinner on a summer weekend. Portions on the small side, but everything was delicious and well prepared. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place for Restaurant Week
    stefystef
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is the 2nd time I have gone to Ed's Chowder House and I had a lovely time. The Restaurant Week menu was very good and I was happy with all my dishes. I had the Corn Chowder, the Seared Skate and Sorbet, all very well prepared and delicious. The wait staff was very nice and helpful. Many New Yorkers are taking advantage of the Restaurant Week activities. The only downside was the people who brought babies to the restaurant. There was a lot of crying and fussing that took away from the ambience of the restaurant, but I would still go back and I would recommend Ed's Chowder House.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very lovely ambiance and friendly staff. Interesting choices, well executed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOpenTable
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were here for an early dinner, so not crowded, and the service was perfect... there when you need them but not intrusive. I had the scallop ravioli on recommendation of our waiter, and they were delicious. My friend had the crab cakes which while good, he wanted some simple crab cakes and these were a bit more 'fancy'. Both had chowder, corn chowder for me and New England Clam for my friend, both very good. It is located across the street from Lincoln Center where we were headed after dinner so the location cannot be beat.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    DijahVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food is delish and the service great. The smoked cod cakes, asparagus, and lobster bake are the best around. Happy hour before catching a show at Lincoln Center is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Lincoln Center
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The menu allows for light options through full meals. This is perfect for before or after something at Lincoln Center. Our waiter was attuned to our need to make the concert time. Unlike some others in the area reservations are taken here, and that is also very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • noname
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Very disappointing. Been there many times but today the food was mediocre and the chowder watery and tasteless.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good business dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    great ambience, great food. would totally go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet