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Ed's Chowder House

44 W 63rd St, The Empire Hotel, New York City, NY 10023-7029
+1 212-956-1288
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (121 reviews)
“lobster roll” (38 reviews)
“seafood” (51 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
44 W 63rd St, The Empire Hotel, New York City, NY 10023-7029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for dinner, service was excellent. The food was delicious, did a few small plates and split a dish - all was yummy.

Thank mvinci
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a gift certificate and I was not expecting much but was quite pleasantly surprised. Although the restaurant is not large, it is light and airy with large windows. Service was excellent. Had to try the chowder (because of the name) and it was...More

Thank DianaW44_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ed - you gotta be kidding? Small portions and big prices! Six little shrimp on a plate with some dried out watercress for 30 dollars??? Or a single, tiny crabcake for 18?? Come on Ed, this is NYC. We expect so much more! On a...More

Thank RoseyKaye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While dinner is average and slightly pricey happy hour is a bargain . Oysters are fresh and cheap. The clam strip basket is inexpensive and perfect with wine and happy hour cocktails

Thank pdg719
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Ed's is a solid and attractive restaurant within a stone's throw of Lincoln Center. Good for pre-theatre dining; they are geared to this time-dependent crowd. The chowder is great and other seafood options were delicious the night we were there. If you have not tried...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 30 November 2017

When Ed's opened, it was busy as could be and hard to get a reservation. That was some years ago and now it's a sad, almost empty place to be. The reason is clear. Food is ok but service is terrible. It's interesting to note...More

Thank doug100worth
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The service was extremely poor. My steak was supposed to be medium rare and it came out medium well AND it was like warm. They forgot the side dish of mash potatoes and we asked three times. They forgot the extra spoons for the chowder...More

Thank CherylP12
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This surprisingly spacious restaurant upstairs in the Empire Hotel near Lincoln Center has good food. It also has brisk service (may be necessary if you're dining before a show), but we never felt rushed by the waiter. Two of had a very pleasant meal -...More

Thank DAPJr112
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a surprising restaurant to find upstairs in a hotel. It's large, there's plenty of room around the tables and it's pretty quiet for such a busy place. I had the clam chowder (wonderful) and the fried clam salad (very tasty). The breads were...More

Thank corsicus
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Had a delicious meal on Saturday evening before the Met Opera's La Boheme. Service was attentive, oysters were perfectly chilled, fresh and tasted of the sea. My husband's fluke was delicious and my scallops were nicely grilled and abundant in flavor. We weren't rushed and...More

Thank GerryKStamford_CT
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,
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13 October 2017|
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Response from travelmystique | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we had dinner. But you can call the restaurant and they will be able to answer your question.
5 October 2016|
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Response from saracatNewyork | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Not sure. I only had dinner. Sorry.
26 July 2016|
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Response from agc1211 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have lunch or brunch. We were there for dinner on a Thursday night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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