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Ed's Chowder House
Posted by Rob360 on 05/27/2012
After they seated us it took 20 minutes for our waitress to take our order! She had such an attitude it was crazy. The food was great, but it was impossible to flag anyone down to get extra butter, water etc. and of course our waitress was never to be seen until it came time to pay. Will not be going back due to the service.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/30/2012
I have been to Eds 3 times for dinner. I liked it the first two times, but the last time it was pretty poor. The restaurant was half empty and we waited a very long time for our waiter to order and then forever for our appetizers to come. Immediately when we finished our appetizers our entrees came out and they were cold. Also the veggies that came with my meal were cooked in bacon fat (I could taste it) and it wasn't listed on the menu, I had thought it was vegetarian. I didn't complain, but I definitely wouldn't go back. The prices are high and the food only mediocre.
Posted by Denise on 01/15/2012
I thought the food was excellent. I had their seared tuna salad for an app and it was outstanding. Our waiter was polite and right on the ball. It is a comfortable place to eat..yes pricy but tell me what New York restaurant isn't? I would go back again.
Posted by sangermatt on 12/26/2011
like other reviewers - I was a bit shocked by the lack of experience with the wait staff. our server cleared our table and dropped off the bill inbetween our first and second courses! obviously this was just a mistake, but it highlights the lack of refinement within the staff. that being said, i really dont care too much about service, rather I am focused on the food. and thankfully, the food at ed's is pretty good. i had the half lobster roll with cup of soup. i took the mushroom chowder over the other chowders. the portion size was small - but delicious. the soup was the essence of mushrooms - which i love. the lobster roll was rich and buttery without too much mayo. my wife got the risotto - which was pretty good. it was not too soupy, had hints of olive oil, truffle oil, and asiago cheese. our apps were both pretty good as well - i had the fish cakes which were smokey and served on top of a great red pepper sauce, while my wife had the salmon tartar which was simple and straight forward. in the end, we had a savored coupon that took 30% off the meal - otherwise it would have been very expensive for what it was.
Posted by Julie on 12/06/2011
They were not prepared for a party of 6 at breakfast on a Saturday. We had to ask for Jelly and hot sauce 3 times. The waiter brought it over as the plates were being cleared. He also looked at us like we were nuts when we ordered a cocktail. Really looks like a nice place, food was ok, service was poor.
Posted by ernie on 09/17/2011
After many years of enjoyable dining I was very disappointed on the occasion of my granddaughter's birthday present (ballet and dining at Ed's). The service was very uneven. The food was late, cold and the steak inedible. The wait staff and the management were rather unresponsive. I would encourage anyone wanting a quality experience at a fairly expensive price to stay away.
Posted by TJ on 09/09/2011
Honestly, this is my first restaurant ever but tI just thought it ws unfair to let this restaurant in the heart of the Upper West Side get away with it First, the scollop ravioli was abysmal--doughy and tastless. Then the golden salmon was cold and tasteless--and the portion was minicule. The, they serve the worst capucinno ever--I had to add a ton of Sweet n' Low and a load of 1/2 ns 1/2 to make it palatible. And the servie was slow and ineffectuual. I will never ever go there again---not should you!