by Alysia Stern
An American menu sits on every table inside the fancy, semi-new restaurant known as Edison Place. Located at the corner of 71st Place and Cooper Avenue in Glendale, the location is no stranger to a good time. Although the name has changed on both the street and the establishment, Edison Place has been a fine dining experience for over eighty years.
Inside the restaurant, an exquisite, traditional setting sets the tone for class and distinction. The maroon and gold colors, along with the finely trimmed wood moulding and ornate chandeliers present a Victorian feel in a post modern venue. The bar has large flat screen televisions with a terrific sound system. Edison Place is a superb place to watch any game or sporting event.
The menu has an unequivocal American theme with appetizers that include Lollipop Chicken Wings (buffalo style wings with an asian ginger or bourbon barbecue flavor) and Bacon Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp Skewers (served with house made bourbon barbeque sauce.) Some entrees include Chicken Cordon Blue served with whipped potato and sautéed spinach and the Jägerschnitzel, which is a breaded pork cutlet with wild mushroom and hunter sauce, with a side of potato pancakes and red cabbage. My favorite is the Grilled Boneless Filet of Salmon which is served in a honey mustard tarragon glaze, with rice pilaf and a steamed vegetable bundle. It is the perfect meal for anyone watching their waistline starting in the New Year. Who said you can’t keep your resolutions while having a great time?
Mike, a manager, says, “This is a nice wholesome neighborhood in Queens. The new owners developed a great relationship with the former owners of the restaurant who were here for 45 years. We kept a couple of the German themed items on the menu, but we tried to also define ourselves as a New American Style restaurant. We want to be that neighborhood spot that everyone wants to go to.”
Glendale is a great neighborhood. Edison Place is one of the only places in Queens that offers Beef Wellington; it is their Saturday night special. Their Lobster Pot Pie draws a crowd every Friday evening as well. The bar hosts twenty different tap beers, keeping a few local craft beers available. Tuesday night is craft beer night, they offer $3 per pint which makes Edison Place a great place to bring a date on a budget. I highly recommend this restaurant for families as well. It is child friendly and very spacious. It is a great staple in Glendale with a lot of parking on the street.
Edison Place is located at:
71-28 Cooper Avenue
Glendale, NY 11385
Lunch Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dinner Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4:30 – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 4:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday, 3:30 – 9 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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