On Friday I presented you with multiple photos of a restaurant and challenged you to Name That Place. To revisit the photos, you can click here: Name That Place, or you can scroll down these pages.
I’m relieved to report that one well traveled eater was able to correctly Name That Place as:
That’s right, the Cafe Edison, also known as the “Polish Tea Room;” its nickname derived when a patron, of which there were many from the nearby theaters; playwrights, directors,actors, producers, and stage hands, deemed the decor and food superior to the much more expensive and haughty Russian Tea Room.
228 W. 47th Street
See if the you can get goulash and noodles, cup of soup and a beverage for $16.95 at the Russian Tea Room.
If the matzoh ball soup I had at the Cafe Edison wasn’t the “greatest soup in the history of soup”, as proclaimed by the New York Times, then it was certainly in the top 50.
But at the Cafe Edison, those who know don’t flock to it just for the outstanding soup. These sandwiches are pretty good too.
I had one on my recent visit but it wasn’t roast beef, corned beef, brisket, salami, or pastrami. For bonus points, I wondered if any of the food obsessed out there could identify what type of sandwich I ordered. Here’s a look again:
Now that you know I was dining at the Cafe Edison, perhaps you will realize that what I was about to enjoy a generously stuffed vegetarian chopped liver sandwich on rye.
That concludes this edition of Name That Place. Be on the lookout for another serious challenge in the near future.