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
235 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (115)fit for foodies (66)great for lunch (59)special occasion (57)good for groups (49)great for brunch (34)romantic (27)vibrant bar scene (25)notable wine list (19)scenic view (15)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (11)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Tasty
    tastyVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Fresh seafood and good brunch options. Had previously dined here for dinner. Convenient location for performances at Lincoln Center.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shishiVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Really good food and will get you to Lincoln Center on time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    All four of us agreed that the food was really good. My scallops with quinoa, grilled fennel and harisa was excellent--it was a bit spicy without overwhelming the delicacy of the scallops. Oysters, crab cakes and a pork chop got good reviews from tablemates. This is a good choise for before a Lincoln Center performance. However, around 6 to 6:30 p.m. it was much noisier than expected and made conversation difficult, even though we were seated far from the bar scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place by Lincoln Center
    SizzleVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Interesting cocktail menu, lots of choices on the brunch and regular menu, prices not bad at all, food and service very good. I would definitely return and would recommend to anyone looking for a lunch or dinner place nearby Lincoln Center.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GOOD FOOD, HI PRICE, SMALL PORTIONS
    nancizimVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is the Lincoln Center neighborhood so expect to pay for it! But they get you out on time and you'll have a good meal. Don't come starving because the portions are NOT generous! Recommended: The trio of chowders were fabulous and all the fish preparations are terrific! The place is very large - eating in the back reduces the noise and we prefer that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • babydoc
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    had a lovely brunch prior to the abt very convinient and pleasant will do it again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We were very happy. I ordered the scallop ravioli and skate and my partner ordered the mushroom soup and fish of the day. The food was fresh, well prepared and the service was excellent. It was a bit crowded when we first sat down but quieted down during our meal. I mentioned this place to friends of ours and they had just discovered it recently too. It's location right across from Lincoln Center could not be better!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FRESH FISH, NICE SERVICE,
    newyorker10021VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    A good, practical choice, when going to LC. the fish is fresh and deelish.. I had pasta with seafood, one friend had the cod, the other, had salmon. We were all happy campers,.Prices are on the high side, but you can get a good deal at the bar during an extended happy hour. At lunch opt for the soup and half a lobster roll., also a good deal. Try it. you'll like it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but beware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This restaurant is right across from Lincoln Center and I have been there several times on the way to a performance. Service can be unpredictable. This time, they kept us waiting almost 25 minutes for our table despite our reservation. This meant we had less than an hour to eat before the curtain. Instead of a relaxed dinner, we had to rush the meall and then run across the street, getting into seats just as the lights were going down. The management seemed indifferent to our complaints. The food is good but why give them the business?
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  • Perfect before Lincoln Center
    NJgrandmaVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Had lunch before the ballet. Couldn't have been more convenient. Had the lunch special - 1/2 lobster roll, little cup of NE chowder & french fries. All were yummy. Lobster roll had big chunks of lobster. Also had Really good drinks. Something called a rhumba. Will definitely be back next time we go to Lincoln Center. Would also like to try it for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth The Money
    MIKEYUPS
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My family and I celebrated my graduation dinner here. The service was fine but the food was not worth the price. Portions were small but adequate however the food was extremely salty and the fish was overcooked. I would not return nor recommend to anyone. My family and I were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choices.
    NewFoods
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I enjoyed the fresh seafood plate as well as the overloaded seafood chowder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    edy50dr
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Have dined here several times and as usual everything was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YOULL BE BACK...
    DEB1VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Just as my friends and I return frequently...Consistently Pleasant Dining Experience from the best treat in New York the yummy Scallop Ravioli to the perfectly prepared Simple Salmon... or Enjoy the Raw Bar and Chowder...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Always Tasty
    LMosk
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food at Ed's is always fresh and tasty. The Barley Risotto is unique and a favorite as are the crab cakes. The Peppered Tuna was cooked perfectly but a little too peppery. A side of Asparagus was perfect in texture. Drinks, as always, are expertly made. Always a treat to eat here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed
    Babs
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Out of towners who have come back for a second experience - says something about the food. However, our second time was not as welcoming as our first. We went back for the food but were seated, served drinks and 3 courses and were out of the restaurant in 45 minutes. Not by choice! Word of warning, if you do go for the (good) food insist not to be served RUSHED.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lincoln Center Area Gem
    Carole
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Very good food, great service and convenient to Lincoln Center
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient to Lincoln Center
    Bella
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Good food, good service, not noisy,attractive decor perfect for lunch or diner if you are attending a Lincoln Center Event
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place if you are at the Met
    theredhead1
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    everything here is wonderful but I would NOT recommend the New England Clam Chowder as we are all still looking for the clams.... service is attentive and all is is fine. if you are there before 6 pm, do stop in the bar area and have the fried clams for $4! absolutely fabulous!
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  • Too expensive for me
    ReenaVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Just wanted a salad and all I got for $14 was a plate of lettuce, with some beets (which I hate). No Thanks, I will not return.
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  • Great for pre-Lincoln Center!
    MargeVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Enjoyed dinner before Lincoln Center. There was a problem, but our waiter, Omar, was more than caring and attentive in solving it. Nice pre-theater menu!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 134 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2467 reviews are from the Ed's Chowder House reviews archive.
  • Reliably excellent
    RoyL
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Nice menu, bright atmosphere, interesting cocktails. We go there often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • edy50dr
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Went for lunch before a ballet performance. Both the service and the food are outstanding. Have gone there before and as usual the place did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Pre-Theatre
    notoutallthetimeVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were taking aging parents to a Lincoln Center performance, and wanted something slightly different, close and not too pricey. The chowder sampler was a good amount of food and it was the full meal for one person and shared by two others, to good effect. Not the best clam chowder, but the presentation was nice and the flavors good. The wine menu was adequate, and the fish entries all were workmanlike and enjoyable. For pre-theatre we will be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic place B4 Lincoln Center
    ecolieredelagastronomieVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This place keeps getting better and better. The food is out of this world. We had a special appetizer that was scallops, favas, and other spring items. It was simply outstanding--one of the best scallop preparations I have ever had in my life. My friend ordered the cold half lobster; I ordered composed main. We both enjoy coming back here again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Solid
    NotaFoodie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Ed's is always pretty certain to give you a nice setting (if sometimes a bit noisy), well-prepared and presented seafood (though the last time there we had a wonderful Chicken Paillard), and a good experience. I am particularly partial to the oysters and I would not miss their macaroni-and-cheese side dish if you have any excuse to order it. The "simply-prepared" dishes are particularly good and highly recommended. This is not the place for a gourmet meal. It's a solid seafood choice when you're on your way in or out of Lincoln Center and far more pleasant an experience than many of the other restaurants in the neighborhood.
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  • Will Definitely Be Back
    JamesW22
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Ed's is a great spot for a lobster roll in the city. My wife and I have been there a few times and I will occasionally steal a summer lunch break there. I have never been disappointed in the food or the drinks. The restaurant and bar are bright and open w a great view of the city. It is just a nice place to be. The service is reliably good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Lobster roll delish but meager, more like a tapas bar food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ed's Chowder House
    eatsAround
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food was excellent and served appropriately. Serving utensils for sharing dishes could be improved. Early dinner dining before performance was very positive, but as the room became crowded with diners the tables needed to be spaced more from each other. In general, the ambience was lovely and a positive dining experience. I intend to return and recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pre Lincoln center!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Simply terrific- ambience, service and wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the name
    Dinnerandashow
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was good, the chowder was excellent (get the sampler), the the service was outstanding. We where done without a rush with plenty of time to make the show.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incoln Center area standout
    duzete
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Professional service,perfect drinks,excellent wine list and gourmet chef using top quality produce and fish
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Ed's Chowder House
    BronxBorn
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have dined here a half-dozen times, and it gets better and better. It's a great spot for before or after a Lincoln Center performance.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • STEPS FROM YOUR SEAT
    luv2lunchVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    SO CLOSE TO LINCOLN CENTER YOU CAN SEE IT FROM YOUR TABLE..LIGHT AND AIRY SOPHISTICATED SPOT. QUALITY SEAFOOD,PROFESSIONAL SERVICE. LOVELY PLACE TO LUNCH BEFORE THE BALLET !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Difficult seating Pre-theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We love this restaurant and have recommended it to others. This time, we went during pre-theater time with Lincoln Center tickets, and were disappointed that our reservation time wasn't fulfilled. They didn't seem to be able to manage the crowd. Ultimately we were able to finagle a spot at the bar to have a rushed entree before our show, but the meal was stressful. On the positive side, our fish was delicious, as always. Would recommend any time other than pre-theater.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed
    eatouteverynightVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    we've enjoyed many dinners @ ed's. highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    hostess
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This was our third pre-show at Lincoln Center dinner at Ed's Chowder House. While the food remainsbetter than average we found service to be increasingly cursory. Further. a the noise level , made worse by piped in music, had risen to the point where it became difficult to carry on a conversation. Arriving for an early dinner, we were refused seating at a table further away from the general hubbub. We considered this restaurant a find on or first visit, but have become incresingly disenchanted, notwithstanding its so convenient to Lincoln Center location.
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  • Terrible experience
    arthurms
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    As in all Linclon Center restaurants, you are asked what time is your curtain. This was not done. Two soups, New England clam chowder and a crab soup. In both cases I don't think the soup ever saw a clam or a crab. Then the crab cakes, at the end of a food chain..chopped up bits of crab not whole crab meat. When leaving asked for a manager. the Maitre d' claimed to be a manager. All she said was that she heard these complaints before with no apology. Then she said "come back again".. NOT A CHANCE!
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  • Almost perfect
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The ambiance is terrific and the tables are set apart with generous space around - very unusual for midtown, and very enjoyable for the diner and guests. The big luxury is knowing the food is absolutely fresh. Some complicated dishes left me yearning for a plain grilled fish with mashed potatoes. Desserts are delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • fisheaterVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We always enjoy our meals at Ed's. If you want to eat seafood this is the place to come. The menu is simple and to the point, and their vodka martinis are divine. Be sure and try the chowder sampler, an idea I've never encountered in any other restaurant. Fisheater
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.