With a little applesauce and a lot of salt and pepper, matzo brie (rhymes with "Midwood High," and more often spelled matzoh brei; $7) is still pretty bland, but at the tail end of Passover, it's the most popular comfort food at the "Polish Tea Room." Perhaps a side of honey, or horseradish, would be more becoming.
This well-worn hotel coffeeshop has seen better days, but whether you walk in off the street or shoulder through the tourist-strewn lobby of the Edison, you won't find a better bowl of matzo ball soup ($2.50). For dessert, the "blueberry crumble" (as I'll call it; $2.75) was great, too — very nearly a solid mass of berries.
228 West 47th St. (Broadway-Eighth Ave.)