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Edgar's Cafe - 21 Reviews - 255 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 496-6126

Edgar's Cafe

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

Very cute and affordable! My friends and I love to go here when we just want to grab some coffee and have a nice chat, and if you go after 4:30pm, they usually dim the lights and ...

Worst

My sister and I went here to try out their desserts. Our father is a baker and we have tried desserts from many bakeries & cafes over the years, so we feel we are not newbies to j...

Glad they opened more locations 6/27/2010

Great for Desserts and the Cheese Cake is out of this world Pros: Great Cheese cake Cons: No Credit Cards more

The worst restaurant experience to date! 11/6/2009

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. Pros: sadly none Cons: too many to list more

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE 3/28/2009

I had never been to Edgar's Cafe and I was invited to attend a small gathering there. As soon as several of us arrived we were asked how many were in our party and were told we could not be seated unless our whole party was here. My friend said 8 since she figured people might be coming and going. Finally he allowed us to sit down and we started to look at the menu. However, my friend underestimated the amount of people and more started to arrive. The manager (owner?) came by and told us we were more then 8 people and he could not accommodate us. ""This is a small restaurant and we are busy"" Needless to say there were several empty tables open... We tried to be helpful by making room. Finally he came over and said to us ""This is not a meeting hall, you are going to need to leave"" I was shocked and disturbed. I have NEVER been treated so rudely at a restaurant in my entire life. We left and I don't think anyone will EVER go back! Pros: never tried the food... Cons: treated very rudely more

I love Edgars! 3/6/2009

Very cute and affordable! My friends and I love to go here when we just want to grab some coffee and have a nice chat, and if you go after 4:30pm, they usually dim the lights and put out candles for a great date setting. My friends and I LOVE going here all the time! Really good pies and coffee! more

make friends with the servers! they're really... 2/6/2008

make friends with the servers! they're really nice and speak italian. and the cakes are good too! more

make friends with the servers! they're really... 2/6/2008

ookla Provided by Partner
make friends with the servers! they're really nice and speak italian. and the cakes are good too! more

make friends with the servers! they're really... 2/6/2008

ookla Provided by Partner
make friends with the servers! they're really nice and speak italian. and the cakes are good too! more

Great desserts! Not so great service :( 9/27/2006

Edgars is a FANTASTIC place to go, when you want to sit and have a nice dessert and cup of coffee or glass of wine on the UWS, but don't want to deal with the noise and crowds of Cafe Lalo. Unfortunately, the service is consistently slower-than-slow. The waitresses are very un-attentive, as in it takes over 10 minutes to get a cup of coffee or glass of wine, even when there are several empty tables! Pros: Great desserts! Quiet, out-of-the-way... Cons: awful service more

Good place for light meal... and of course desserts 9/18/2006

I've been to Edgars on several occasions, and while the service can be spotty, in general I've found the salads and sandwiches to be reliable (though not outstanding). The desserts, however, are excellent. I've never had a problem with staleness, and their coffee is good. Add to that the fact that tables are almost always available (unlike at the nearby competition of movie fame), you have a good place for a casual meal. Much better than the local diner or generic bakery-cafes on Broadway. more

Amazing dessert! 6/29/2006

You walk in to see a huge assortment of cakes and pies and cheesecakes - trust me - they're all good. The raspberry almond marzipan cake has huge pipings of actual marzipan (none of this ""almond essence"" nonsense) and a delicious custard with lots of raspberry. The ""Vesuvius"" cake I described to be made of ""babies, puppies, and rainbows"" because it honestly is just everything good in the world. With a smooth white chocolate, a light chocolate mousse, and a deep, dark, and extremely satisfyingly rich dark chocolate part, you can't go wrong. Pros: delicious desserts, interesting teas, very cheap prices Cons: slightly cramped, service is a bit harried more

Can be a quite place to hang out 6/9/2006

After watching a movie on a Thursday night, my wife and I decided to have some desserts at Edgars Cafe. We were pleasantly seated by the wait staff at a table of our choice. The service was okay and they took our orders accordingly. The staff member even repeated our orders to make sure that she got it right. Although, the food was served in due time, they still brought me the wrong beverage! The cheesecake was average. The ambience and decor of the place is okay. I think it is still a great place to talk with friends and family. Pros: Ambience Cons: Service more

Sub Average Desserts and Service 2/3/2006

My sister and I went here to try out their desserts. Our father is a baker and we have tried desserts from many bakeries & cafes over the years, so we feel we are not newbies to judging the quality of a dessert. We were appalled when I was served a stale dessert and the manager tried to convince us that ""that's the way it's supposed to be"". The cafe was also very crowded and they initially tried to get us to sit at a table for four that was occupied by two other people. Ive never been to a cafe/restaurant that tried so hard to pull the wool over our eyes. A cafe that tries to cut corners on service and quality like this is not recommended. Pros: location Cons: bad service, poor food quality more

Average desserts 1/9/2005

I don't know what the big deal with this place is. The desserts are nothing but average and actually one of our cakes tasted stale. Our waitress was very unfriendly, but that could be only because she was the only one serving a full house. Overall I would probably give it another chance but only because of the convenience of the location. more

One of the City's Best Secrets 6/30/2004

Edgar's cafe has been one of my favorite dessert cafes in New York City for years. The desserts are to die for and their salads are also very tasty- always fresh and the portions are very large. I've always found the service to be very quick and polite and the owner is a very sweet woman who greets me everytime I enter the place. --Did I mention the desserts are to die for?! Pros: Great coffee/desserts, great salads, good service more

Pretty Good 8/16/2003

I've been reading the reviews of Edgar's Cafe, and I'm shocked to find such awful reviews of the service. While I would certainly not call the service 'friendly,' I have never had a rude run-in with the staff. However, I do wish that the waitstaff was more attentive in terms of getting the check faster and refilling water. The desserts are pretty good and my mocha was amazing. Definitely get some coffee to go with your pastry! Pros: Great dessert, Fantastic coffee, Open late Cons: Can get noisy more

JRA38 8/7/2003

I ""stumbled"" upon Edgars on a rainy, cold saturday night. I had to wait online before getting inside, and was greeted with a big smile by the owner, whose name is Anna I was told. Anna cheerfully showed me my table. I had the salad with tuna, and white wine, a chocolate cake for desert with a delicious cafe mocha. It was great. I love the decor, the atmosphere, the ""feel"" of the place that comes from an attentive staff and an owner that obviously loves her cafe! I'll be back often. Pros: food, atmosphere, cleanliness Cons: can be crowded more

Rude Owner 4/13/2003

I live two blocks away from Edgars and will never go back again. During a recent lunch we ordered four entrees and three drinks. While we waited for our order, we took out some cards to play a game. In an extremely brusque and rude way, the owner/manager told us to stop playing. In a cafe, I can appreciate the need to prohibit people from lounging around all day, esp. if they have only ordered one coffee. In this instance, the request was unnecessarily rude. We mentioned this on our way out and the response was defiant and unapologetic. The owner said he couldn't force us to come back and I agree wholeheartedly, we will never patronize this cafe again. more

Atrocious Service 3/9/2003

The service at Edgars has gone from good to being absolutely atrocious!! I have been a frequent visitor and enjoyed the famous Edgars Cheese Cake. After the latest incident of shocking service, I have vowed never to go back (no matter how good the cheese cake might be). The owners of this establishment seems only interested in achieving as much turnover as possible, with a total disregard for service, friendliness, politeness and making one feel welcome. I refuse to support any conduct of this kind, especially when a Sunday afternoon coffee with friends turns into an affair, where one feels like the proverbial cattle herded to the end point which in this case happens to be the cash register. To Edgars Cafe - I say good riddance!! Cons: Terrible Service more

Never again 1/17/2003

We had made a reservation for 10 for a weekday afternoon. They assured us there would be no problem. We showed up and they would not sit us until our entire party arrived, although the place was almost empty. We objected and they gave us a table that would not fit our party, but assumed they would accomodate when the rest arrived. When our party was all there, they told us we could squeeze in. Offended and irate we left and went to cafe lalo where although they were packed they tried their best to accomodate with class. I will never go back here. Cons: Rude more

Salad Daze 7/1/2002

Since everyone else on here is praising the desserts, I'd like to put a word in for the salads, which I also found excellent (and gargantuan). The coffee's quite good, too, and the decor's a blast. more
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Editorial

  • An Upper West Side diner named for a former patron and famous poet called Poe.

  • 12/7/2009 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Daily 8am-1am
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