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Café Edison

228 W. 47th St., New York, NY - (212) 840-5000
Everybody who eats at the Café Edison in the Edison Hotel just off Broadway looks like somebody famous, even if they’re not. Just because celebrities eat here, do not get the impression that this is a ritzy spot. If you find yourself craving Jewish food served without pomp or pretense, find a booth or a counter seat and savor braised brisket or kasha varnishkes, pickled herring or homemade gefilte fish, or blintzes that some experts consider the city's best.
72% Approval Rating (11 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Russian Borscht
Corned Beef Hash
Matzoh Brie
Gefilte Fish
Blintzes

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (10)
Roadfood.com Editor
"In the summer of 1997 when we went to Café Edison for lunch, we saw Neil Simon having matzoh ball soup with William Burroughs. And was that magician David Copperfield in the back, making his cheese blintzes disappear off the plate in record time? Everybody who eats at ..."   [Read More]
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Matt Perlstein
December 15, 2008
"I love good chicken noodle soup. After reading about Cafe Edison here and a few other places on the Internet, I decided to try their chicken noodle soup. I got it take-out to bring back to my office about five blocks away. It was still very hot. They give you three ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

228 W. 47th St., New York, NY
(212) 840-5000

http://www.edisonhotelnyc.com/default.aspx?pg=cafe-edison

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
It was a tough decision: borscht or matzoh ball soup? The matzoh ball soup looked ravishing as people around me ate theirs. The matzoh ball nearly filled the bowl. But I was not the least bit disappointed in this borscht, loaded with cabbage, potatoes, and tender chunks of beef. Hearty and spiced just right, it is as good as hot borscht can be.
"It was a tough decision: borscht or matzoh ball soup? The matzoh ball soup looked ravishing as people around me ate theirs. The matzoh ball nearly filled the bowl. But I was not the least bit disappointed in this borscht, loaded with cabbage, potatoes, and tender chunks of beef. Hearty and spiced just right, it is as good as hot borscht can be."
Michael Stern





At once fluffy and substantial, this plate-size pancake of matzoh brie is served with a bowl of apple sauce on the side.
"At once fluffy and substantial, this plate-size pancake of matzoh brie is served with a bowl of apple sauce on the side."
Michael Stern


Here is a close view that shows a cross-section of the matzoh brie. If you look closely, you can see nuggets of softened matzoh among the buttery eggs.
"Here is a close view that shows a cross-section of the matzoh brie. If you look closely, you can see nuggets of softened matzoh among the buttery eggs."
Michael Stern


The ceiling of Cafe Edison speaks of a time when this was the ballroom of an elegant hotel.
"The ceiling of Cafe Edison speaks of a time when this was the ballroom of an elegant hotel."
Michael Stern


There is a street entrance to Cafe Edison, but you can also get to it through this door from the lobby of the hotel.
"There is a street entrance to Cafe Edison, but you can also get to it through this door from the lobby of the hotel."
Michael Stern


Cafe Edison is ideally located for visitors to Times Square and the Theater District.
"Cafe Edison is ideally located for visitors to Times Square and the Theater District."
Michael Stern


Cheese blintzes come three to an order. They are not a delicate food, but they sure are satisfying.
"Cheese blintzes come three to an order. They are not a delicate food, but they sure are satisfying."
Michael Stern


This is what you want to dollop onto each forkful of blintz: plenty of sour cream.
"This is what you want to dollop onto each forkful of blintz: plenty of sour cream."
Michael Stern


A close view of Cafe Edison's corned beef hash shows how finely-chopped it is. It has a good zesty flavor, and is perfectly complemented by the poached egg on top.
"A close view of Cafe Edison's corned beef hash shows how finely-chopped it is. It has a good zesty flavor, and is perfectly complemented by the poached egg on top."
Michael Stern



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