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Ed's Chowder House

4.0
786 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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A breezy, casual Raw Bar & Restaurant located in the historic Empire Hotel across from Lincoln Center. Ed's Chowder House delivers the bounty of the Eastern shoreline to the Upper West Side serving refined yet unpretentious takes on regional seafood favorites in a classic New York City dining room. From lobster rolls and loaded shellfish chowder to skate schnitzel, simply grilled daily catches and an extensive East Coast raw bar, Ed’s “brings Montauk to the heart of Manhattan.”
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
DINNER: Sunday - Wednesday 5pm - 10pm, Thursday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm; BREAKFAST: 7am - 11am daily; CHOWDER BAR: 4pm to 11pm daily; HAPPY HOUR: Sunday - Thursday 4pm - 6pm & 9pm - close
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(212) 956-1288 ext. 2
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What 786 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.9
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3.5
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined 4 days ago

Service was abysmal. It took twenty minutes before the waiter came to take our orders, and then he took the drink orders and ran before we could order our food. Ten minutes later he brought the drinks and took our food order. By then it was after 7, and we told him we had theater that night. Ten minutes later some of our first courses arrived. After another ten minutes we spoke to the manager, pointing out that we need to leave soon, and we still hadn't gotten one of the first course dishes, and non of the main course. Five minutes later a server came toward us with the good, but turned back when he saw the table hadn't been cleared of the first course. The food - most but not all of it - came at 7:30, an hour after the last of our party had been seated. We had to wolf it down and run to get to our seats before curtain. And we never got one of the salads. And they made no accommodation, but charged full price for a ruined meal

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vipJoycebentl (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great food in an ideal location by Lincoln Center. Good for before or after a show. The pre-fix menu is a wonderful deal. Ask for this menu if you don’t receive it when seated. Three full courses for $47. The potato chip crusted cod is delectable. Crunchy topping with a savory sauce. Attentive wait staff. My only critique is that they need more space by the front of the house so you can give the coat check your wardrobe and wait to be seated without awkwardly standing amongst so many other patrons.

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vipcarol (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Enjoyed our meal. They have some very simple options which is nice. Lovely presentation. Giant wine list.

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vipManhattandiner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was fine and service was ok, but the day we were there the restaurant had a water main break. They were vacuuming up all of the water, which was very loud. While I understand that the water main break wasn’t their fault, I thought the management could’ve handled the situation better. They could’ve explained the situation better and perhaps given a small discount or a free dessert.

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vipAnne (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

A staple on the Upper West Side, Ed's had some good crab cakes, tuna, salad, mac and cheese and wine list. Slow service. Decent food

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We gave our credit card to the restaurant before my parents reservation, physically went to the restaurant then then the front of the house neglected to speak to the waiter so my parents paid for their own Xmas gift :(

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Auntieem (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

The waitress Courtney was excellent. As soon as we sat down she asked if we were going to the theatre and when we said yes she said she would have us out on time. Even though she was busy she came over often to see if everything was all right.

However, the dessert was awful. Rest of the food was good.

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vipruth (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was great until I got to the ladies room. Have you never heard of hot water???

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

An old school fish house with high volume, high throughput dining experience. The “loaded” lobster chowder had three small bits of what might hav e been lobster and had been boiled so furiously that it was served with a thick “skin” on top. The scallops were served like warm.

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vipBawled (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

We've dined at the Chowder House several times, prior to attending concerts at Lincoln Center. The menu is somewhat limited and arranged in a novel way but the food is always very good. Service is efficient and non-obtrusive .

Reservations are a must for dinner!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
DINNER: Sunday - Wednesday 5pm - 10pm, Thursday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm; BREAKFAST: 7am - 11am daily; CHOWDER BAR: 4pm to 11pm daily; HAPPY HOUR: Sunday - Thursday 4pm - 6pm & 9pm - close
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Cross street
Broadway
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 956-1288 ext. 2
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Catering
Ed's Chowder House offers unparalleled hospitality in a convivial atmosphere. We offer catering for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner and feature functional private dining space and private sections for all types of corporate and social events. We are dedicated to creating a memorable event for you and your guests and hope to celebrate your next special occasion with you. For more information please contact us.
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Parking details
Street parking also available.
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Public transit
A,C,E or 1 to 59th street/Columbus Circle,
or 1 to 66th street/Lincoln Center Station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Ed's Chowder House offers unparalleled hospitality in a convivial atmosphere. We offer catering for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner and feature functional private dining space and private sections for all types of corporate and social events. We are dedicated to creating a memorable event for you and your guests and hope to celebrate your next special occasion with you. For more information please contact us.