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Posted by NYC Foodie on 12/12/2010
Love the place. Been coming since I was a little boy, now bringing my son and wife. Great food, Great staff, Great prices. Just be careful they like to incorporate the tip into the check. Other than that get a bowl of matzo ball soup and take a trip back to a more simple NYC.
Posted by anonymous on 11/28/2010
We walked in and instantly saw plants in empty Paint buckets, employees speaking in Spanish (which made me feel very unwelcome and we weren't even greeted.), paint peeling of the walls, and a 6.00 minimum fee per person. Trust me, that's the ONLY way this place must still be around suring this economy. (the 6.00 min. fee) Okay, atmophere can be a turnoff but the food might be good. No. Then we ordered. The food was anything but good. I do not reccommend this place. We had to pay a minimum of 18 dollars (there were three of us) and it was not worth it. (In fact we ended up paying more than that) which orginally would not be bad for Manhattan but still, I felt pressured like I could pick what I wanted to eat. Don't waste your time or money.
Posted by Maureen on 07/01/2010
We loved this place it had a great atmosphere and best of all was fast efficent and just what we were looking for. I heard about it and I was not sure it would be as good as it sounds but it exceeded my expectations. We had 4 people and 3 of us had the roast beef sandwich and we all thought it was the best one we had ever had. The fourth person was also very pleased with her meal. If you are here i reccomend that you check it out it is also in a very convinent location.
Posted by Gina on 05/30/2010
I recently took my mother to NYC for her birthday. (We're from Queens originally). Since we stayed at the Edison Hotel (and a choice we were VERY happy with but that's another review...), we ate breakfast, lunch and one dinner at the Cafe. It was like coming home. The food brought back memories of what we were used to, the atmosphere was true NY and I don't know about the negative comments about the staff as we found them professional and polite. But the food is the real story. Let's put it this way, we also had dinner at a "Celebrity chef's" restaurant and we wished we had just stuck to the Cafe instead. My mother was in heaven with the soups, mushroom barley and matzo ball both scored BIG with Mom and I'm craving their potato salad and reuben. If you want excellent, real food at a great price, then run don't walk to the Cafe Edison.
Posted by Lola on 03/19/2010
I was bit nerouse to go eat at Cafe Edison with all the negative review on rude staff. So this week I was in the city for a show and brave the crticism and entered. I was seat promptly and upn ordering my food it was deliver no less than 5 min. hot and yummy. The waitress was pleasant and very helpful(I guess I luck out!) she ask us numerous times if we were fine and needed anything. The bill was reasonable too for NYC prices. I was quite please with the service and food. SO if your in the area go check out!
Posted by dcvdickens on 10/02/2009
I have always loved the Edison for it's charming albeit simple atmosphere and the possibility of running into musicians, actors, writers, and producers who all lunch here. However be aware that at least one waiter is running a scam in that he adds your tip to your bill without asking or informing you, counting on the fact that you won't check your bill and will leave ANOTHER tip for him on the table. Despicable. I told the hostess but didn't know where the manager was.
Posted by Matt on 09/22/2009
I've been here twice about a year apart between visits. Each time it's been great! The service is fast and friendly. My coffee was refilled and I was not rushed out of the place even though they were very busy. The atmosphere is really cool and relaxing. The cost is pretty low, especially for the Times Square area. Both times I got the lox platter, which is HUGE and amazing. Each time I overate because it was so darn good! This review comes from a local who completely despises Times Square--but I'm willing to make the trek just for breakfast at Cafe Edison.