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Friedman's - Theater District, New York, NY

Friedman's - Theater District

4.4
4.4
489 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Friedman’s at the Edison is an experience all should have when visiting Times Square. Whether it's pre-theatre, after a show or just browsing the area - we're a must do. Located inside the art deco Hotel Edison, our exquisite dining room is truly breathtaking. Friedman's is proud to announce our partnership with Gayle’s Broadway Rose - Singing Servers! Enjoy live music during dinner services on select days. See Upcoming Events below.

We consider ourselves the gluten-free pioneers of NYC and our food is always delicious. Dinner at Friedman's consists of classics like Moms Famous Meatloaf, Pan-Seared Ginger Salmon and Chicken & Waffles. With a wide range of options for vegetarians and vegans, we know how to make anyone feel like family.

Our extensive wine list and hand-crafted cocktails shouldn't go unnoticed either. Join us at our wrap around bar before your meal in the dining room.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 74 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 876-1232
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • Cross street
    Between Broadway and 8th Ave
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 489 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

489 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks with many gluten free breakfast options. The food came out very fast.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and we did not have to wait long for it to be delivered to the table. The Korean chicken wings were very good along with everything else. Best of all I could eat without worrying about being glutened since I must eat a strictly gluten free diet. I will definitely be going back.

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  3. GraceM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, as usual. The foot is always amazing and the gluten free options are plentiful and yummy. A favorite restaurant to visit

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Started with a spicy blood Mary. Amazing lox and bagels.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York State

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    LOVED the gluten free options. Food was good. Service was nice. We didn’t realize it would be singing waiters. Fun concept but way too loud. It was impossible to have a conversation.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Bathrooms were disgusting and flooded. The bathrooms were also very small and insufficient in number to accommodate restaurant patrons and hotel guests.

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  7. Robert

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fun environment. Lunch is pleasant and a great value. Evening entertainment is a blast with super talented servers singing Broadway standards!

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  8. OTAnon

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perennial favorite for our visits to NYC. Everything you want for brunch—fast, friendly, fabulous service with food to match. The Nova Benny is perhaps the world’s most perfect meal—not to be missed!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This used to be my gluten-free go-to in the Theater District but will never go back. 70 minute table limit means the grilled chicken sandwich came out 3 minutes after I ordered and was as dried out as shoe leather, clearly cooked hours before. My friend and I couldn't tell the difference between her cosmopolitan and my prickly pear margarita, that's how bad the drinks were - just random sugar juice with a hint of alcohol. The singing waiters rove around belting at top volume and make it impossible to have a conversation. We had to shout at each other.

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  10. AaronB

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely loud blaring music was so loud we couldn’t hear the hostess’s answer to our request to turn the music down a bit. Finally we heard her reply “ the music cannot be turned down - sorry”. When we asked for a table in a quieter area we were told it’s the same volume everywhere

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a fun place for a quick bite before a show. Took my 13 year old daughter for her birthday and it was perfect. The singing servers were amazing and the food was delicious!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They could not find my reservation even though they did give me a table and the check did come up on this app. I’ll go figure.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! A must if you’re in the area!!!!! Food was amazing and so were the performers!!! Signing wait staff

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  14. paprikaj

    New York City

    147 reviews

    3.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A very busy place but a great choice for a pre-theater lunch. The service is friendly. The menu has lots of options. I like the Chinese chicken salad.

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  15. Carotopp

    Atlanta Metro

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I arrived early for my reservation and was seated immediately. Water was served and then a waitress took my order. My Cobb salad arrived very quickly. It was huge and delicious. I had coffee after. I took my time and never felt rushed ! Loved Friedman’s!!

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  16. JenniferG

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Note that at this location, if you eat dinner before a show, the wait staff performs Broadway show tunes at a very high volume. It makes conversation a bit difficult. There are short breaks between numbers, and some are quite talented, but we had expected a quiet meal to have conversation and it was difficult. Food and service was good!

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  17. Jnainny

    New York City

    116 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun experience. Asian salad is very good if a bit simple. Singing servers are fun.

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  18. Celiyak

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you have to eat gluten free, Friedman’s is the place to go! They have delicious pancakes and other GF dishes for breakfast, and their lunches are amazing as well. The Friedman’s at The Edison is large and lovely (albeit a little bit loud), and it’s a fun place to go. It’s a good idea to make a reservation, if you don’t want to stand in line.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for accommodating an extra person and extending our table. We had a nice time. The volume level was quite high, as were the prices, for what it was but we had a nice time.

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  20. LynnS123b

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Solid and dependable, food is great, but it’s a bit noisy.

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  21. JonA

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were excellent. I did not like that they do not sit people until everyone is there.

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  22. GMach

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Worst food experience- cold, bad food and coffee in a plastic cup

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  23. manny

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun night. Food was great and it comes with entertainment!!

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  24. fredg

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little venue. Loved the ambiance and menu. Recommend for breakfast.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Servers don’t refill coffee and pretty much ignore you.

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  26. savtasteph

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place for good food. Very loud even when not crowded. Definitely make a reservation to ensure you can get in

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  27. AlexisW

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location for theater lunch... Food was delicious

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and great service! Our server was PHENOMENAL!

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  29. EastEndLondonGirl

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quintessential brunch spot, one of the highlights of our whirlwind trip to NYC. We received service with a smile, our server was so kind and attentive. The food was excellent! The avo toast and cheese blintzes were scrumptious. Our beverages were perfect. The ambience was elegant-everything met our expectations. We will visit again during our next trip to NYC! Thank you!

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  30. ColleenM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated in a timely fashion and the food was served within 8 minutes of ordering. The berry compote was great but the french toast was dry. Honestly, we had better food/drinks at some other places for similar prices. I will not be going back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The singers were a nice surprise. It was so exciting having singing weight staff! Love the gluten-free food and options. Always impressed whenever I go here.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent music, outstanding waiters, very good to go with friends

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  33. JamesB

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were very friendly and responsive. We felt relaxed and not rushed during our breakfast.

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  34. MargieG

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waiter was a Newbie. Needed some more training!.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you are near Times Square find your way to Friedman’s. You need to experience this.

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  36. MamaNan

    New York City

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friedman’s is a great choice when seeing a show. In the heart of the theater district. Easy to make reservations and they strictly adhere to all members of your party, being present. My avocado toast was just ok. The poached eggs were served cold and I needed a steak knife to cut the toast. The other diners enjoyed their meals. Next time, I will choose another menu item.

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  37. Maryann

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We went on a Sunday for lunch and the place was packed. You definitely need a reservation. The people who work there are very nice and accommodating. Waitstaff attentive (I think because they want you to leave as soon as possible, it’s that crowded) They seem to be very allergy conscious. Food was just ok and not cheap. One bowl of soup, a Cobb salad and two cups of coffee cost $61 with tip. The biggest issue with the place is the ladies room. It is located in the hotel the restaurant is a part of, and has only three stalls. The line was very long ALL THE TIME. Definitely a drawback. I doubt if I will go back, not really worth it.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    France

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible. A waste of Sunday morning breakfast. Service was terrible; I got hit by the same passing waiter twice as I was sitting at my table. Food was bad and the quantity poor. Disappointed.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food came out within 3 minutes of ordering. Way too fast. The cheese blintzes were good but overpriced at $24 for 3. $25 for pastrami hash with two fried eggs and toast was also over the top. It was good, but not $25 good. And they had no matzah. Not worth a return trip.

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  40. MelanieC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food including for those who love and need gluten free food. Great service and prices were reasonable

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FAQs

Friedman's - Theater District does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Friedman's - Theater District also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 876-1232.

Friedman's - Theater District is rated 4.4 stars by 489 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Friedman's - Theater District

228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Broadway and 8th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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