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Edgar's Cafe

255 W. 84th St., New York, NY, 10024
at Broadway
212-496-6126

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6
Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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57% would go back.

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Edgar's Cafe is OPEN! Now its @ 650 Amsterdam Ave btwn 91st - 92nd

By tastecritic on 3/11/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The NEW Edgar's Cafe on Amsterdam Ave is even better than the old one! Great salads, pastas, delectable desserts and better wine!!! And they have a wonderful breakfast menu with many egg dishes made with organic eggs! The signature ceiling design and Edgar's portrait are still present and now they have sidewalk tables which overlook a lovely church across the street. The coffee is authentic Italian espresso which makes all of their cappuccino drinks delicious! Forget Starbucks..... Edgar's is the REAL DEAL!

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37 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

Great cafe

By mmstandard45 on 11/30/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Smoked salmon sandwich and avocado salads are among my favorite at this lofty chilled cafe. It continues to be one of my favorite spot in the neighborhood. Good for lunch, a causal dinner and dessert.

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40 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

Mediocre at Best

By ElizabethDouglas on 8/2/2010

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Having read the reasonable NY Magazine review, we thought this sounded like a good bet. But I have to say this is the worst meal I've had in months and for New York it's pretty unforgivable. The quiche was MICROWAVED and the salad, limp and uninteresting. Soup was watery and flavorless. I've had better food at truck stops. Save yourself the money and go somewhere where they try harder.

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42 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

Worst restaurant experience to date!

By sara121 on 11/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Completely disgusted and appalled with my recent experience here. Found a mite crawl out of my salad and where there’s one there’s usually always more. Thought I’d order the safest thing possible so I got the chocolate cake. Then found a very large and distinct fingerprint on top of the cake. My boyfriend tried to talk with the older man who seemed to be in charge about what seemed to be an infestation and altogether sanitation problem. There was no apology or compensation. Only met with great hostility, rudeness and aggression. Obviously never going here again! But definitely will call the board of health.

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91 out of 169 people found this review helpful.

Surprisingly....YUCK!

By eatnyc on 11/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I hate to break the good reviews of Edgar's but would never go back to this place. I thought they would have good desserts but save your calories for something better. The red velvet cake was dry and tasteless, my husband had one of the chocolate cakes and it was equally bad. Don't waste your time on this place. For good desserts in the city try: Lady M, Veniero's, Blue Ribbon Bakery. For good upper west side dessert locations try: Bouchon Bakery at AOL time warner, bar citron...essentially anywhere but Edgar's!

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82 out of 158 people found this review helpful.

Love Edgars - and the one of 96th Street as well.....

By silverpal on 8/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

When I'm uptown, this is one of my favorite spots. Why? It's a small, independently-owned restaurant, simple, straightforward. The food is fresh (lots of salads, panninis, etc.), service is good, and prices are right. The desserts - some imported from Italy - are wonderful. I've spoken with the young owner on a number of occasions. He's hardworking, personable, and very eager to please. If you have any concerns whatsoever, he'll be glad to listen. What more could you ask for in a great neighborhood place?

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74 out of 147 people found this review helpful.

Great Atmosphere. Best Salads in Town

By meladibs on 5/28/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Not just a cafe with a wonderful variety of great desserts as showcased, but one of my favorite places to eat healthy and hearty salads..with an abundant variety to choose from as well. This Upper West Side charming cafe has character and great appeal, even if you are not a historian, or an Edgar Allan Poe fan...I also recognized it from one of the Sex and the City episodes.

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96 out of 173 people found this review helpful.

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