Neighborhood: Tribeca, 136 W. Broadway (between Duane St. & Thomas St.)
The scoop: It was around 4:45 p.m., and I wanted to get my Sunday brunch fix. Luckily Edward’s serves brunch until 5 p.m. Edward’s has outdoor seating where a couple of people were seated wearing their jackets on this brisk October day. I initially wanted to sit at the back of the restaurant, but there was a large party with a baby so I decided to sit in the front since it was empty. There is one TV situated right behind the bar, so if you want to watch a game, it is probably in your best interest to sit at the front. Although the ceiling is pretty high and mirrors throughout the restaurant make the restaurant look spacious, the tables are too close in proximity to comfortably enjoy your food and company. The waitress and busboy were friendly and were quick with their service.
Bottoms up: Edward’s has a half-off beer special on Sunday. Given the special, I had to order one of my favorite beers.
Blue Moon $3
You know the disappointment when you order a draft beer and it tastes gross with an old and dirty taste? Luckily, this was not the case at Edward’s. This was probably the best Blue Moon I’ve had in a while. Edward’s definitely keeps their taps clean because the beer was so clean and crisp. I’ve been here before, and I noticed that the beer always taste fresh.
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Smoked salmon & bagel plate $15.50 / With cream cheese, tomatoes, capers & onion
Matt ordered this dish and was glad everything was served separately for him to create his own sandwich, especially since he doesn’t like bagels smothered in cream cheese. The lox was very fresh with a smooth texture and tasted delicious with the perfectly bitter capers and fresh tomatoes. As a New Yorker who loves bagels, I would say the downfall of this dish was the bagel. New York is known for their large, fresh and fluffy bagels, and this bagel was far from a real NYC bagel.
Turkey burger $13.50 / With French fries
I was craving something heavy since it was late in the day and I didn’t eat a big breakfast. I ordered the turkey burger cooked medium, and it was prepared just how I like it, and it was perfectly seasoned. I love ketchup and normally use a lot on my burgers, but this meat was so flavorful that I didn’t need to use as much as I normally do. The french fries were lifeless, and I definitely drowned them with ketchup to add flavor.
The final bite: Although the food wasn’t bad, I would say the dishes were pretty standard. I also noticed that prices at the restaurant are slightly higher than the brunch menu listed on Edward’s website.
Reviewed by: Victoria