Our family decided to go to Ed's Chowder House yesterday because they were offering an interesting sounding RW lunch menu, including Sundays as indicated online and when they called to confirm our reservation. A little bit of a game to get the RW menu, which the waiter said was not offered on Sunday but, when we asked that he check, we were offered. The food was OK but uninspired: a fine tuna tartare appetizer and a respectable corn chowder, but the sea bass sandwich seemed virtually unseasoned with perhaps 2 ounces of fish and a side of run-of-the-mill cole slaw. The only comment-worthy item was a terrific bread basket that included cheddar biscuits and corn bread sticks. Service was surprisingly unpolished. When each course was brought out there was another round of "who gets the..." and dishes were cleared while some were still eating, a bit intrusive. All in all not a terrible experience but one we will likely not repeat.
Ed's Chowder House
44 W 63rd St, New York, NY 10023