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Jewish-Style Comfort-Food Restaurant Will Open in Place of Eatery Cafe Edison

The famed Edison closed its doors in December 2014.

The famed Cafe Edison will become the restaurant Friedman's Lunch.
(© Tristan Fuge)

Friedman's Lunch, a comfort food restaurant with several locations around Manhattan, will take up residence in the Edison Hotel, replacing the famous theater-district eatery Cafe Edison. The Daily News reports that Friedman's will open in spring 2016.

Friedman's, which has spots in Herald Square, Hell's Kitchen, and Chelsea Market, is known for its pastrami hash, salmon platters, and various gluten-free options. The menu also contains matzo ball soup, for which the Edison had become known.

Cafe Edison, nicknamed the "Polish Tea Room," closed its doors in December 2014. A haven for theater types of all kinds, the restaurant was known to be the favorite haunt of writers like August Wilson, who used napkins as writing material for his plays, and Neil Simon, who immortalized the restaurant in his 2001 comedy 45 Seconds From Broadway, as well as actors running to get dinner between performances.

Click here for more information on Friedman's Restaurant.