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Posted by DS on 10/05/2009
Pretty restaurant. Good service. Excellent food. A great experience. Very crowded on Friday night at 6:00 PM. Shows much promise for such a new restaurant.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2009
My fiance and I happened to walk by this place and decided to check it out. The first thing we noticed was that the place was packed. We were told that there would be a wait for a walk in, so we decided to eat at the bar. The physical structure of the bar itself is almost worth going to see alone. It is made of center cut agates that are lit from below. The bartender was very polite and personable, and was helpful in both recommending our food and our wines, of which there is an excellent selection. We started with the lobster crumble and oysters from the raw bar. The crumble was rich and decadent and delicious and the oysters were very fresh. For entrees we split the lump crab cakes, which were very meaty, not overly breaded, and their special house burger. Sooo good! It's nice that they have options for both seafood lovers and people who just want a great burger. We don't usually do dessert, but since the rest of the food was so good, we decided to go for it. We ordered (get this), chocolate sugared donuts. They had some sort of cream filling and came with two dipping sauces, hazelnut and chocolate. Everything was so good, and the service was so excellent, we were shocked to find out we came during opening week! Definitely coming back, can't wait to see what it's like after it's been open for a while.
Posted by foodlover on 09/24/2009
I went to Ed's Chowder House for the first time last night for dinner. It just opened so I was curious about all the hype - especially since there are so many new mediocre restaurants popping up. I must say I was pleasantly surprised with how good the food was, not to mention the amazingly attentive, but not overbearing, service. My friend and I had the lump crab meat and spicy mussels to start as well as the chowder sampler. Yummmmm. The mussels were oh so good - not too salty and just the right amount of spice. The chowder sampler gives you three 4 oz (1/2 cup) bowls of the manhattan, new england, and corn chowder. My favorite was the manhattan and my friend couldn't get enough of the new england. For entrees, the tuna steak was perfect. But the best part of the meal was the dessert. Do not miss out on the banana split. It's big enough for two people to share and delicious enough for one person to not want to share it! We also had the blueberry crumble (yes, we ate a lot) and that as well was right on the mark. Sometimes crumbles can be overly sweet and short on the fruit. But this crumble wasn't missing a thing - my compliments to the pastry chef! Overall, I will definitely go back to Ed's Chowder House. It's about time a decent restaurant opened up in the neighborhood!