We hoped to catch this new venture - from a former chef at Pearl's - on a quiet night, but boy were we mistaken. By 8pm, the place was absolutely PACKED with Daily Candy readers (make of that what you will), as it'd been featured in there last Friday.
We put our name on the list and waited 40 minutes. They finally seated us in back - the place is rather narrow and occupied by a long bar, and there are a few haphazard tables jammed into a back room. After many attempts at getting menus, wine menu, water, etc from the completely disorganized staff we finally place our order and find they are out of ALMOST EVERYTHING, and it wasn't even 8:45!
Can you say L-A-M-E?
I understand that restaurants can get caught a bit off-guard when they open, but it would have been nice if they told us they didn't have any food left BEFORE we waited for that long. What a waste of an hour of life.
We picked up a pizza at Lombardi's instead and ate it on the way home (which was kind of great, actually).
As a local, I can't ever see wanting to go back to Ed's. It's just too shrill, scene-y, chaotic, and just plain ugh.
But perhaps someone else on the board can actually weigh in on the food.