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Ed's Chowder House

With the intention of “bringing Montauk to the heart of Manhattan,” Ed's Chowder House, located in the historic Empire Hotel, delivers the bounty of the Eastern shoreline to the Upper West Side. Ed's Chowder House serves up a refined yet unpretentious take on regional seafood favorites in a breezy, casual atmosphere.
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609 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
(609 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 609 reviews
5 stars
(208)
4 stars
(266)
3 stars
(88)
2 stars
(40)
1 star
(7)
Food 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(158)
  • fit for foodies(141)
  • special occasion(113)
  • good for groups(91)
  • great for lunch(81)
  • vibrant bar scene(57)
Ed's Chowder House Reviews List
Review 1 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good but not great

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Dined on 5/01/2016
 2010
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"My sons shared the largest seafood tower which they said was good but they remembered the one at Ocean Grill being bigger. The shellfish chowder was good but in the picture on the website there is a big lobster claw in it which was missing from the bowl. The mushroom truffle chowder was also good. None was great. I had the scallops with quinoa, fennel and harissa and was disappointed as I could barely taste the harissa and the scallops were overcooked- they were approaching dry and tough. My husband had the pork schnitzel and liked it. The service was good and the waitress pleasant but she grabbed the check off the table before we had gotten up to leave. That can be construed as a hint to get going. This restaurant is too expensive to have dishes that fall flat. Don't think we will go back"
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 5/01/2016
 2003
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2003
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Review 3 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 5/03/2016
 2000
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Review 4 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2004
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

The main dish $29 lobster roll was super small.

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Dined on 4/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2016
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Review 6 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

fantastic dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our server was very friendly and attentive. He remembered us from our last visit. The dinner was delicious- the scallops ravioli, the Chatham cod, seafood pasta were all excellent. Brussel sprouts were very tasty."
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 7 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dinner before the Opera

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Located within the Empire Hotel across from Lincoln Center. We lucked out and arrived during Happy Hour (till 6--Thursday evening). The wines are fine and the bar was buzzing. We enjoyed their sliders, chowder and a salad. Lots of folks get there early to be out in time for ballet or opera. So if you are not in that rush--arrive after 7pm for a more leisurely dinner."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2010
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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Review 8 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Dependably good cuisine."
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2007
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Review 9 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2009
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Review 10 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2004
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2004
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 11 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 12 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Convenient and good value

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"the prix fixe menu is very reasonable and portions are large. The atmosphere is relaxing and modern and the service is friendly."
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 14 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"the food is very good although somewhat pricey and for the price the service could be a bit more attentive; you don't come back to the table to inquire how everything is when you are almost finished with your food, for example. the wines by the glass have good pours compared to other establishments. the noise level is a bit much; could be more muffled by better decor."
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2009
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Review 16 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Seafood & Raw Bar

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Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"You can't do better if you are looking for an upscale restaurant close to Lincoln Center. Food & service are impeccable. I wish I lived in NYC so I could eat here more often."
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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Review 17 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Excellent services

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2009
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Review 20 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2010
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Review 21 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Surprisingly good

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Every time I come here I'm struck by the overall excellence of Ed's. The seafood is prepared in top shelf, French fashion."
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2006
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Review 23 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2007
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Review 24 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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Review 25 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2012
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Review 26 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
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Review 27 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2014
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Review 28 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2010
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Review 29 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

we are returning

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Dined on 4/25/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Went here before nearby Lincoln Center. First time to this restaurant. The main draw to return other than its proximity to Lincoln Center....the food was very good even by Manhattan standards. Service was very good also."
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/27/2016
 2011
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Review 31 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 32 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 33 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/16/2013
 2011
Dined on 2/16/2013
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/16/2013
 2011
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Review 34 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 35 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Portobello mushroom special was delicious as was everything else. Soup to nuts"
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
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Review 38 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

The chowder was good

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The New England and seafood chower were outstanding. I had the Crab Lasagnea, was just barely warm, very small and without much flavor. Lemon pie for desert was very good, my wife's sorbet was pretty flavorless. With so many really good restaurants surrponding Lincoln Center, I doubt we will ever go back."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
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Review 39 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We enjoyed our dinner and our server was very attentive."
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Crab-meat: WHERE ARE YOU????

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2004
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Review 43 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Especially quiet and pleasant that night

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I got the prix fixe and my husband, due to all the things he does NOT eat, ordered a la carte. Everything was good (oops, beware the harissa in the quinoa!) but the selection for the p.f. was just what I wanted. The waiter threw in an extra vegetable, plus the extra one we'd ordered, and everything was very tasty. The waiter was helpful and adorable, and the manager(?) was very friendly too. No, this is not a super-NY-gourmet- A+++++- scene place, but that's not what we like. This was solidly all-around easy- A- food in a pleasant, comfortable , relatively spacious setting, allowing room for everyone to behave pleasantly and graciously. Will look forward to return visits."
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Upscale dining near Lincoln Center

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We're always on the lookout for good dining when we attend performances at Lincoln Center, as the choices are somewhat limited; for the most part either mediocre food at high prices, or really good food at high prices. Ed's Chowder House falls into the later category. I guess if you're paying $40 for parking, and $100 to $200 (or more) for seats at a performance, $100 a person for dinner doesn't sound so outrageous. Cost aside, we really enjoyed the dinner at Ed's. The shellfish chowder was excellent; the wild mushroom chowder was also good, but a little on the salty side. The cold half lobster was perfect, and a bucket of 50 mussels was perfectly prepared with a nice broth, croutons and well seasoned with onions in abundance. Deserts were OK; the chocolate pudding was a little grainy, but the chocolate ganache pie with coffee ice cream was very rich.
If you're not on a budget Ed's Chowder House is a good choice in the area."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 45 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2008
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Review 46 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

terrific food and service

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We went for my dad's 80th birthday. Our waiter was extra attentive, even though we didn't tell him why we were there. I can only imagine how much more special it could have been but my dad is shy. The food was also very, very good. The restaurant was bright, clean, inviting and a lovely space. It's also a great place to go if you're going to a performance at Lincoln Center, as it's just across the street. Highly recommended."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 47 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"What each of us had was edible, but hardly anything to return for.
I had the so-called linguine with clams and shrimp. Linguine is flat, right? What I got was round, like spaghetti. No big deal, I suppose, but false advertising. Plus I got TWO shrimp (!!). The dish was salty, but otherwise fairly tasteless.
My spouse got the pork schnitzel. He found it ok (i.e., not overcooked) but bland.
This is our second time at Ed's, and the only reason for either is that it's across Columbus from Lincoln Center, where we do numerous events each year. Last time was the January blizzard, so our mild responses then were offset by the convenience in an extreme situation. Hardly the situation last Thursday!
We have now decided to restrict our ED's-visits to bad-weather days (either snowstorms or 100 degree/high humidity). Unless you just enjoy shelling out $150+ for a two-person meal with completely mediocre food and a cocktail apiece, I suggest you do the same. Lincoln is not that much more expensive, but a helluva lot better food, service, and ambiance, and you're not four inches (LITERALLY) from the tables beside you. Ditto, Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2006
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Review 48 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good Place To Dine Near Lincoln Center

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Friendly, helpful staff. Our meal was not ruhsed even though one of us was late in arriving for our meal. The chowders were as good as always and the biscuits so very tasty. We eat at this really nice place whenever we attend a Lincoln Center Production."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2010
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Review 49 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
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Review 50 for Ed's Chowder House
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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