Went to the newly opened Ed's Chowder House on the UWS last evening and had a delightful experience. The room is sophisticated, with well spaced tables and flattering lighting. And the food? Well priced and well prepared. A soon to be signature dish of three chowders (corn, clam, crab) was satisfying and light (not thickened with flour) and an herb encrusted skate with horseradish mashed potatoes and a smattering of jewel-like red and yellow beets was quite flavorful. Service was warm, and the manager even checked in to see how we liked the meal. The (much underserved) Lincoln Center crowd will love this place.