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Ed's Chowder House

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44 W 63rd St, The Empire Hotel, New York City, NY 10023-7029
+1 212-956-1288
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (119 reviews)
“lobster roll” (38 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 W 63rd St, The Empire Hotel, New York City, NY 10023-7029
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Reviewed February 19, 2016

Apparently the restaurant had changed the chef. I was not the only one who complained about the quality of the food. Even the breakfast was not great. How could not the chef not know how to prepare even the eggs? Does he not know they...More

Thank seona2203
Reviewed February 18, 2016

my daughter and husband enjoyed the prompt service good food and drink on a cold NYC week conveniently adjacent to the Empire Hotel

Thank swatson9
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Had breakfast here . They serve a huge buffet and also a table service breakfast .Friendly staff and good service. Nicely located in the hotel on the mezzanine level

Thank pmpolidoro
ChinaGrillMgt, Manager at Ed's Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2016

We are delighted you enjoyed your breakfast. We hope to see you again on your next NY visit.

Reviewed February 14, 2016

Enjoyed brunch after a morning performance at Lincoln Center. The Chowder House is famous for fish. We enjoyed fried calamari for appetizer. It was crispy & delicious, served with 2 types of dips. For entrees we had the cod sandwich (delicious and large), po boys...More

Thank DrKatieRN
Reviewed February 13, 2016

Eight of us were looking for a nice place to have a late lunch after securing tickets to the evenings philharmonic program (which was fabulous). One of us had heard from relatives that Ed's Chowder House was good, so we crossed the street . The...More

Thank PMMAlbanyNy
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Unfortunately I was not too happy with the menu choices offered. I took my mom for a nice dinner in the city. The restaurant had a stark and minimalist décor which didn't quite go with the overall décor of the Empire hotel lobby and mezzanine...More

Thank Honey2qb
Reviewed February 8, 2016

We have been regulars at Ed’s for a long time. They closed recently for renovations and have just re-opened. It is a superb restaurant and we will be regulars again. Located just across the street from Lincoln Center (Address: 44 West 63rd Street, The Empire...More

Thank PeterJesson
Reviewed January 31, 2016

We were lucky enough to go to this restaurant during Winter Restaurant Week, and had an amazing 3 course prix fixe lunch for $25. We both had the calamari, he ordered the spicy cod sandwich and I ordered the skate (stingray). The calamari was very...More

Thank GigiP_11
ChinaGrillMgt, Manager at Ed's Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2016

We are delighted you have enjoyed your Lunch with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 27, 2016

It's always good to have a place to go in this neighborhood to provide rapid, attentive, knowledgeable food and drink service. The service staff in this restaurant is worth their weight in gold since they care about the food and drink being served. The menu...More

Thank Carmen R
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions. The pre fix menu was very good. I enjoyed everything about this restaurant.

Thank Angelicchoc
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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October 13, 2017|
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Response from travelmystique | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we had dinner. But you can call the restaurant and they will be able to answer your question.
October 4, 2016|
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Response from saracatNewyork | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Not sure. I only had dinner. Sorry.
July 26, 2016|
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Response from agc1211 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have lunch or brunch. We were there for dinner on a Thursday night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 W 63rd St, The Empire Hotel, New York City, NY 10023-7029
  • Public Transportation: A,C,E or 1 to 59th street/Columbus Circle, or 1 to 66th street/Lincoln Center Station
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-956-1288
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Empire Hotel
A breezy, casual Raw Bar & Restaurant located in the historic Empire Hotel across from Lincoln Center. Ed's Chowder House delivers the bounty of the Eastern shoreline to the Upper West Side serving refined yet unpretentious takes on regional seafood favorites in a classic New York City dining room. From lobster rolls and loaded shellfish chowder to skate schnitzel, simply grilled daily catches and an extensive East Coast raw bar, Ed’s “brings Montauk to the heart of Manhattan.”
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