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Ed's Chowder House

at the Empire Hotel
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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Seafood, Soups, Cocktails
  • 44 W 63rd St, New York NY10023 40.771474 -73.982534
  • (Btwn Broadway & Columbus Ave)
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  • (212) 956-1288
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User Ratings (Based on 48 reviews)

Food 2.9 Value 2.4
Service 2.8 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 956-1288
(212) 956-3312
Major Credit Cards
Daily: 11:30am-10pm
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Business Dining, Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Buffet, Raw Bar, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Ed's Chowder House

    Posted by bluemoon on 06/16/2011

    wine overpriced

    we were regulars here until we were charged $62 for a bottle of Hope shiraz that I lbought at the liquor store the next week on sale for $11.20 instead of the usually reasonable $14. As a result, our frequent visits stopped. when will they learn.....

  • Ed's Chowder House

    Posted by coby on 06/03/2011

    Poor quality

    I was shocked at the low quality seafood considering the location and the price. Maybe it was an off night but I'm not ready to risk it again, we'll leave it at that.

  • Ed's Chowder House

    Posted by Jai on 04/12/2011

    We didn't like it

    It wasn't too pricey, but expensive enough that we expected more. It was all sort of blah and the staff seemed tired. Eating here was almost depressing.

  • Ed's Chowder House

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/29/2011

    Not worth it.

    Nothing special about the food here. I went with a group of friends, and had the chowder and fish. Nothing was memorable. The restaurant itself is nice, but it's certainly nothing special in terms of the quality of food. It's your typical NYC "pay a lot because it's fancy" restaurant. Definitely not worth the price. I will not go back and would not recommend.

  • Ed's Chowder House

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/30/2011


    We found all the food to be of poor caliber. The Manhattan and Boston Clam Chowder were watery and rather tasteless. The main dishes were disappointing. Iitems on the menu were processed to barely recognizable forms. What was most upsetting was the answer of "no free refills" to the request for more coffee. After spending $180.00 without tip the words and the thought of "no free refills" seemed even more distatseful than the food. When I expressed my discontent to the maitre'd, he reassured me that no other restaurant that serves the very expensive pressed coffee offers free refills. Even the term free refill for a 200 dollar tab seems absurd. The fact that other restaurants do not offer "free refills" does not ameliorate my repugnance. I will not eat here with or without "free refills" ever again.

  • Ed's Chowder House

    Posted by anonymous on 01/03/2011


    Had the Lobster roll at $27 - ridiculously small amount of lobster meat. Bread roll was cut not even 1/4 way in and just a smattering of lobster across the top. Other places in town serve a lobster roll at same price that is stuffed full of lobster and this was nothing special even to begin with. Disappointment.

  • Ed's Chowder House

    Posted by Susan on 12/01/2010

    Can't wait to go back!

    I have had dinner at Ed's Chowder House several times, and really enjoyed the food and the ambiance. So when my good friend's were having their 30th anniversary, I suggested Ed's for the celebration. There were eight of us. No one else had ever been there before except my husband and myself. When we arrived, we were shown to a very spacious round booth (which is great for conversation). They all loved the spacious, luxurious atmosphere. When the waiter arrived, knowing it was for a special occasion, brought over champagne. We then looked over the menu, and placed our order. I shared the most delicious thick cut french toast with caramelized bananas and pecans, and an open faced omelet with lobster, onions and spinach with my friend. It tasted as good as it sounds. The rolls and corn sticks were also delicious. Our waiter and the bus boys were more than knowledgeable and attentive. The water glass were filled whenever needed. Then came dessert. How can you choose? They all sounded so delicious! We ordered the banana cream pie (to die for) and the apple crisp with ice cream. They were kind enough to also send over the chocolate mousse cake. There was none left! My friend, whose anniversary it was, is going to have a college reunion for 15 people in April. She already booked Ed's Chowder House for the dinner!

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