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Cafe Edison (CLOSED)

At Hotel Edison
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  • American (Traditional), Diners & Coffee Shops
  • 228 W 47th St, New York NY10036 40.7597055 -73.9858948
  • (Btwn Broadway & 8th Ave)
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  • (212) 840-5000
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User Ratings (Based on 32 reviews)

3.805
Food 3.9 Value 4.1
Service 3.4 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 840-5000
Notes:
Cash Only
Hours:
Mon-Sat: 6am-9pm Sun: 6am-6pm
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Cheap Eats, Pre/Post Theater, Wheelchair Friendly, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Cafe Edison

    Posted by Tony on 01/26/2008

    A Slice of the old days

    Great joint, straight outta the 70s (in a good way). Old lighting fixtures and walls with engraved designs showed its past glory. A great place. Lots of the regulars, like the cabbies in Taxi Driver. And if you aint form New York, you're not gonna like the fast-paced almost rude waiters which added to the atmosphere! Gotta love it! Food came out in literally 3 minutes after ordering. Burger w/ fries is $6. A must visit for an outta towner, or a standard New Yorker.

  • Cafe Edison

    Posted by Sweetpea on 12/11/2006

    The real deal

    I loved this earthy, old fashioned diner. If you like old New York, Jewish diner food, and prefer to eat at local greasy spoons with old regulars (rather than chain restaurants run by teenagers and frequented by yuppie minivan drivers), this is a great place to go. It was clean enough, though not pristine, but I found the run-down glamour and architecture of the room really charming. I had the club sandwich and coleslaw, both of which were terrific. The waiter was a gruff, curmudgeonly type who took a shine to me and was obviously pleased by how charmed I was by the place and the food; I thought he was a total sweetheart. It was refreshing to find a place that feels that real and homey in the Times Square area. There is an Olive Garden just down the street for the types who don't like this place. Go there next time.

  • Cafe Edison

    Posted by Rob on 04/02/2006

    Less than pleasant

    My experience there was less than pleasant. First off, the place is not clean. Regardless that the place is old, you get the sense that the diner is not cleaner. The food is unusally greasy, even for diner food. The prices were reasonable though.

  • Cafe Edison

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/08/2005

    A Taste of NY

    Sure, you could go to AppleBee's or Bennigan's for a quick pre-theater meal, but why bother, when you can have a truly NY experience? And yes the staff is a little rough around the edges, just short of rude, but this is NY, not Kansas. Besides, isn't the staff rude at Peter Luger's? Now the food ain't Peter Luger's, but the food is not terrible either, and the prices are extremely affordable. If you also want to experience atmosphere straight out of NY's past, this is the place to go. So if you want a decent meal at very good NYC prices, in a truly unique atmosphere, then eat at The Cafe Edison.

  • Cafe Edison

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/20/2005

    Poor service good food

    These are among the best blintzes in the city. The service, however, left something to be desired. Cold food, inattentive service, rude staff.

  • Cafe Edison

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/20/2005

    Old Favorite

    Most trips to NYC include a visit to "The Edison." We ended up there after ditching the half-price theater txts line. Since it was cold, everyone had chicken soup and split sandwiches. My fish sandwich was fine. It's a crowded and fast-pace place, which is ideal if you have lots to do. It's also very reasonable. The manager was very nice and helped me with directions. I plan to go back next trip to NY.

  • Cafe Edison

    Posted by Bart on 09/16/2005

    Sundae at the Cafe Edison

    The wife and I dropped by to try a dessert after we had dinner. The inside was interesting with light blue ceiling and pink columns with with scroll work. It was not your typical dinner. The only negative point was the paper signs on the walls of each boothe with minimum purchase $4.15. The inside was clean.

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