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Ed's Chowder House

44 W 63rd St, The Empire Hotel, New York City, NY 10023-7029
+1 212-956-1288
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (116 reviews)
“lobster roll” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 11:00All 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 5 days ago

This was a good place to have dinner before the ballet. It is not spectacular, but it is solid, no bad surprises. Lovely environment.

Thank Tamara P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ed's Chowder House Raw Bar & Restaurant is a perfect destination for events @ Lincoln Center! My roast chicken with polenta, mushrooms & carrots so good while my hubby's linguini with clams, shrimp, pancetta in wine sauce hit the spot. The bread basket was ideal...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of 8 made reservations on open table for a Sunday dinner. They were short staffed and inattentive. We all had different meals and enjoyed them. The manhattan chowder was delicious. No one really like the supposedly New England clam chowder it...More

Thank BonnieKeith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had an early dinner at Ed's Chowder House before the theater at Lincoln Center last night. We went on the recommendation of friends who certainly know about restaurants and are well travelled. I also read reviews on Trip Advisor & Open...More

Thank Andytuba1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some friends came in from Phoenix and they wanted me to meet them for dinner on a night they didn't have theater tickets. I met them at Ed's Chowder House. I had had lunch there at one point and it was favorable. They were already...More

Thank ianshamshey
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were a group of 10 to celebrate the birthday of my 2 nephews. We were seated at a table at the far end where it was terribly hot. We indicated to our wait staff how inconvenient it was because we were all sweating but...More

Thank travelmystique
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We have been to Ed's several times for wine and oysters at the bar and always enjoyed it. Finally went for dinner after a show at Lincoln Center and were totally satisfied. We has a seafood tower with lobster, giant shrimp, oysters, clams and mussels...More

1  Thank He's Anonymous
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Our party of five had a large round table with a booth style. It was probably too large for us -- but so much better than being squeezed into a small table that doesn't fit the bread basket, glasses and dinner dishes. We were rushing...More

Thank NYandAussie
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We were a party of 6 and the table we had was just too big for that kind of group. One could not hear what someone at the other end of the table was saying. Also, the bill came to $100. per person with tip....More

Thank bernadette p
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here even though we are at Lincoln Center very often and this restaurant is just across the street. Because it is part of their name, we had to start with chowder. My husband had the Manhattan style crab chowder which...More

Thank Dobbstraveler
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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Is there a lunch menu available for viewing? Thank you.
5 October 2016|
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Response from saracatNewyork | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Not sure. I only had dinner. Sorry.
Do you have a lunch or brunch menu special on Saturdays
26 July 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
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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