Quick In and Out: Edison’s Ale House in Manhasset
**This location is now closed (Update 4/12/16)**
Edison’s Ale House in Manhasset has us a bit confused. On the social media front, their website is just a holding page from GoDaddy and they’re not able to be found on any of the major social media outlets (we did find an Edison’s in NJ, though). Hit up their Yelp reviews and it’s a mixture of 1-star reviews and some that are overwhelmingly positive. We know that you can’t please everyone, but without the social initiative that it takes to keep bringing in new customers, can they continue on this way forever?
We’ve visited Edison’s Ale House two times in the past two years. Each time, we were left unimpressed with the food, but happy with the drinks. It’s a watering hole on Plandome Road; one that brings you back to what a restaurant used to look like as the neighborhood spot (dark woods, a long bar, etc.). Not far from the local LIRR station, visiting them post-work for a drink to unwind after a long day or for a game seems to be the way to go. We suppose that we can liken our experience to their Yelp reviews that we referenced above; on some things they excel and some they don’t. Customer service was fair both times, but neither left us saying “wow”.
If it weren’t for visiting a restaurant multiple times for this overview, we probably wouldn’t have visited Edison’s again. It’s average at best and with a sea of options opening up in the past few years, and continuing each and every day, it’s going to take a good amount of effort on their part to bring us back into the Edison’s fold.
Edison’s Ale House
550 Plandome Rd.
Manhasset, NY 11030