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Ed's Chowder House

$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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44 W 63rd St, The Empire Hotel, New York City, NY 10023-7029 (Broadway)
+1 212-956-1288
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our first time here even though we are at Lincoln Center very often and this restaurant is just across the street. Because it is part of their name, we had to start with chowder. My husband had the Manhattan style crab chowder which he said was very good but spicy. I had the mushroom chowder with truffle oil... More 

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Suffern, New York
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we are frequent Opera goers, we are always looking for convinient restaurants near the Met. We have always been more than satisfied with the quality of the food and the professional service. There is always a nice selection of fresh fish, and then there's always the potato crusted cod which is consistently good. We look forward to at least... More 

Thank Marc D
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I had been when they opened and fabulous and recently it was so-so. I was pleasantly surprised last night that the quality is back. I had a great wedge salad to start and the fluke. The waiter was knowledgable about what was gluten free and what could be modified. I also thought they had a great wine list with reasonable... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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977 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,767 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This restaurant is literally across the street from the Metropolitan Opera and we chose it again for the convenience. We already know that they are used to timing the dinners so that their guests are not late for the performance. We were staying in the hotel Empire that the restaurant is part off - so it really could not be... More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

1. Do not leave 3 octogenarians and another guest waiting 30 minutes for a table when they have had reservations for over a week, have visited your restaurant many times, and have an 8pm curtain. 2. If you violate rule #1, then visit their table to apologize and see if they are being served quickly, and consider sending them a... More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Dinner was good and so was the service I had the 3 course price fixed dinner- Iceberg lettuce with blue cheese to start- I asked the dressing to be on the side and it was put directly onto the lettuce! I had the Chatham cod for the main course- was good and the portion seemed large- I couldn't finish it.... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We go here a few times per year. Good for a pre-Lincoln Center meal. The food is good and fresh tasting, good cocktails too. Service is not the best, but OK. Very small bar if you are early. Could be slow if you have show tickets, be sure to tell your server.

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New York City, New York
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I went to a performance at Lincoln Center with a friend from Massachusetts. After, he said, "Let's get a bowl of chowder" and we went to Ed's. I am from Manhattan and he is from New England. We both sampled the New England chowder and even I knew that it was dreadful. It was floury but almost entirely devoid of... More 

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Hamilton, NJ
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558 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice second-floor dining area, roomy, with generously spaced tables. The food is OK, with some hits and some misses. The seeming upside of the budget-friendly pricing, lower than any of the reputable seafood restaurants in Manhattan, is being offset by smaller portions. We are all for smaller portions where it is an integral part of the general restaurant's theme and... More 

New York City, New York
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I really enjoyed the meal I had at Ed's. The food is very good, creative. The ambience is delightfully subdued so one can have a friendly conversation. The décor is quite comfortable. The restaurant deal was good value for a 3 course meal. But I would go again even without that deal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 W 63rd St, The Empire Hotel, New York City, NY 10023-7029
  • Public Transportation: A,C,E or 1 to 59th street/Columbus Circle, or 1 to 66th street/Lincoln Center Station
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-956-1288
  • This restaurant is at Empire Hotel
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.”

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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