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Ed's Chowder House: Tuesday evening "Back Room Dinner"....anyone been?

famdoc Jun 7, 2010 08:51 AM

Was less than wowed by my first visit to Ed's a few months back, but now have reservations to their "Back Room Dinner" being offered Tuesday evenings this summer ($55 prix-fixe dinner, supposedly featuring "special" dishes).

Anyone been yet?

Ed's Chowder House
44 W 63rd St, New York, NY 10023

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    metfan630 RE: famdoc Jun 7, 2010 10:33 AM

    I have only been there once, for lunch. Got the chowder sampler, some raw oysters and a bloody mary. I enjoyed my meal.

    Back Room Dinner looks fun. Enjoy!

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      chrisbob RE: metfan630 Jun 7, 2010 12:55 PM

      Same here, once for lunch. I sat at the bar, but the service was good (not great). I thought the food was very good. And the fresh lemonade was the perfect way to cut through the creamy chowder sampler.

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      Jane A. RE: famdoc Jun 7, 2010 02:21 PM

      Like you, way less than wowed the only time I went (for dinner). Let us know how this works out - I have doubts, but wouldn't mind be happily surprised.

      1. famdoc RE: famdoc Jun 28, 2010 11:23 AM

        We're confirmed for this event tomorrow evening. When I was called by the reservationist to confirm our seating, I was told that this is sort of a "Meet the Chef" event. Wonder, again, if anyone has been to one of these Tuesday evening dinners yet. Will we be able to converse with our friends? Is there family-style seating or will our party have our own table? How frequent are the speeches/comments by chef and/or others conducting this dinner?

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