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Ed's Chowder House
Ed's Chowder House

Ed's Chowder House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chinagrillmgt.com
  • Phone: (212) 956-1288 x2
  • 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: American, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: On-site Sales & Events manager, Elizabeth Katusa at 212 554 6507 or elizabeth.katusa@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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A very comfortable place with tables for two that are of good size. Located on the second floor of a small hotel in Lincoln Center this seafood restaurant did not disappoint. It is a beautiful space elegantly furnished. We came on a Monday afternoon knowing it would not be busy then. Although their motto is "Cozy and Casual" most of the men wore jackets but not ties. My Vodka martini was perfectly prepared by the bartender. Raw Oysters were delicious. The waitress was very attentive and eager to please. On her recommendation I had the Skate entre and was not disappointed. My wife had a lobster roll that was as good as anything I have ever had at Cape Cod. All in all a most pleasant experience that I plan to repeat in the near future."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The so called music playing continuously in the background is not music. It is just noise!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is a completely underrated restaurant. The service is superb / attentive and friendly without being stuffy. Lovely comfortable contemporary decor. Fresh delicious food which is consistently good. We've eaten here many times both alone and with friends avid have always had an excellent dining experience. Just good simple non-gimmicky food, perfectly sourced and prepared and expertly served. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This restaurant just keeps getting better - the freshest fish around. Our favorite in the Lincoln Center area."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I wasn't expecting much, but the calamari appetizer and the lobster roll were excellent. Also great drinks. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "A very popular place for dinner or happy hour before the theater. When we arrived the place was packed and very noisy (7 pm). However, as the happy hour and theater-goer patrons finished up and left, the atmosphere became much calmer and pleasant. Always have had good food here and the service was friendly and efficient. We recommend anytime after 7 pm, before then it's just too crowded and noisy."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We have always eaten at Ed's prior to going to Lincoln Center. This time will probably have been our last. The crab cake was, at best, mediocre and tasteless. The lobster roll was fine. The presentation was less appealing than what I would throw on plate if I were serving a quick meal on the run at home. We always loved the little crackers and horseradish; We were offered none. The enu was much smaller than the last time I was there and quite limited. Way too much money for so little value."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I've often found it difficult to find moderately priced good seafood in Manhattan. This was really good- fresh, nicely prepared and tasty. Would highly recommend when in the Lincoln Center area. Very convenient as it is right across the street. Staff went out of their way to provide good service. One negative was you had to walk back to the hotel for the restroom and when we got there, no paper, so had to find another place to go! Noboody was in charge of this since every stall was without paper."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The New England style chowder base is bland and boring, but breads are great,. salads are fine, mains are well -presented and flavorful and ice creams ad cookies are special. Simple shellfish is good but not great quality, and pricey -- you can do better elsewhere. Loud but lively. Even if you get one of the better servers, service is Slooooow."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I ordered the lobster roll. There was no lobster flavor as if the meat had been washed. The New England clam chowder was good but low on clams and big on potatoes. I went there because it was near Avery Fisher Hall. In summary the food is tepid but maybe that is because most of the guests were old like me and we often like our food tepid. Maybe not quite so tepid."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our favorite Lincoln Center spot. Primarily a seafood restaurant, the fish dishes are without exception, fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. To do better with seafood one might have to jump way up to the heights of Le Bernardin. Try their Chatham Cod, the local fluke, or Atlantic hake. Favorite appetizers are the Atlantic salmon tartar and the not to be missed, scallop ravioli in white wine sauce. Top things off with chocolate pudding. There is a fixed price menu which offers several great choices. PS If you like Martinis you will be happy at Eds. They are generously sized!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I really wanted the Mac and cheese as a side for the table. However, we were dining with one vegetarian. When we requested that the macaroni be served sans bacon the waiter promptly responded a sharp NO. No explanation, no other suggestions. We thought for a second the waiter was kidding based on his response. Other than that our food was great. Not very crowded for a Friday night at 8:30 though."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "good food..good service..a little too noisy..would definitely go there again"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "not many places for sit down bkfast in Lincoln Sq Lincoln Ctr area. This was adequate. Ordered egg potao frittata done all egg whites. tasty but oily. Bagel and cream cheese unremarkable... mini single serve alum cup of Philly Cream Cheese... just like Amtrak. Even a standup take out Deli or coffee cart does it better. Two tables occupied so you would think it would be quiet enuf... truth is, we could hear every aspect of our neighbors business meeting 3 tables away... so i cant imagine what this is like with more patrons! staff pleasant enuf but not particularly engaged or energetic."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "PERFECT afdter a LC performance.....no competition"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our fish entrees were average--nothing exceptional, especially for the price. Service could have been more attentive and the noise levels were way too high. Not in a hurry to go back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Been to Ed's several times. The food is always excellent, and the ambiance is sophisticated without being pretentious. Very easy going. Great for pre-theater, as it's right in Lincoln Center."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food was inconsistent and almost all over seasoned. Even stand alone seafood. Too few choices"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Mussels in white wine broth were outstanding. Next time I will order the entree portion and not share it!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "was FABULOUS!!! Never obtrusive but there if you needed him."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I look forward to returning to ECH a few times a year, and they remember, which makes it even better. The food was delicious. Hard to keep re-inventing the on-every-menu beet salad, but it was bright and palate-pleasing. And the local fluke was delicious (how could it not be, drenched in butter?). I wanted to lick the last green bean off my plate (I didn't). Asparagus was equally fresh and a perfect complement to a summer meal, and my date enjoyed his meal immensely too (wedge salad and lobster roll). Also, the made my off the menu drink perfectly. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was the most disappointing dining experience. I would rate the food as sub-standard."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I enjoyed the experience & food very much, but my guest used the bathroom which is part of the hotel lobby. She reported that it was very unkept and she would not accompany me to the Chowder House again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fresh seafood and good brunch options. Had previously dined here for dinner. Convenient location for performances at Lincoln Center."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Really good food and will get you to Lincoln Center on time"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "had a lovely brunch prior to the abt very convinient and pleasant will do it again"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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. "
    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?"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great Seafood, Excellent Service. This is our regular place to eat before the ballet and opera, and the fish never disappoints. "
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I enjoyed the fresh seafood plate as well as the overloaded seafood chowder. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Have dined here several times and as usual everything was great!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014