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Posted by ZDR on 03/05/2014
The Edison Café is one of the first places I was told I had to go when I moved to NYC in 1988. A regular hang out for theatre professionals before a show, almost every time I go I run into an old friend or see a celebrity currently performing on B'way who stopped in for a quick bite before the show. If you know what to order here, you'll leave stuffed to the gills with a smile on your face. In a word: SOUP! Hands down the best Matzo Ball, Mushroom Barley, Cold Gazpacho....the list goes on: all hot and fresh and delish! Potato Pancakes, Blinzes, Lox plate, Deli Sandwiches...all fantastic. And cheap! Don't go here for overpriced, nice nice, and pretty atmosphere. Go for the history, the simple but delicious Jewish favorites and the SOUP!
Posted by dan & family on 02/25/2012
After reading positive reviews of this, we decided to go there, and we had high expectations. well, the service was lousy, they only bring half full cups of coffee, the cheeseburger was pre-cooked, we asked for our fries well done and that was ignored, my chef salad came in a bowl way too small so when i tried to mix it it fell all over the place, and even though the waiter saw a piece of lettuce fall in my coffee, he just laughed and did not bring me a new cup of coffee until i got up and searched for him to ask him to do so. then i had to wait ten minutes to get my bill, which did not come since the server was busy talking to someone behind the counter. plus the place was dingy and unappealing. and in addition, they only take cash - no credit or debit. what a disappointing experience in every respect.
Posted by anonymous on 11/25/2011
I ordered the lox platter, which comes with smoked salmon piled on top of a toasted bagel with a schmear of cream cheese. Delicious. Fantastic food for a great price. Service was a little brusque, but typical for a NYC restaurant.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/27/2011
Stumbled upon this place many years ago when staying at the newly opened W hotel next door with my husband. (That tells you how long ago it was.) I tried the whitefish salad and keep coming back every time I'm in NY. I now have a new husband and I've turned him onto my favorite little NYC diner. Will be there this Sunday for my bagel and whitefish!
Posted by Lee Roy on 03/10/2011
Love the soups. They are as thick as stew.
Posted by JustEatIt on 02/28/2011
Certainly a legend of the theater world. This has been my consistent "go-to" spot for the better part of 2 decades! The matzo ball is always a hit. No one else comes close to the blintzes. Of course, it has its blemishes, but there just isnt any place left like this place!
Posted by thom on 01/10/2011
Great place with good, no frills food. Used to be the main dining room for the hotel back in the day--now a strange mix of architectural grandeur and coffee shop chic. Check it out.