Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010
- Mon - Wed
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
- Thu - Sat
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phone: (212) 689-8203
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Cuisines: Fine Dining, American, French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Seafood, Continental, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
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everyone barks about how great this place is, but when i walked in i turned around and walked out after being treated like dirt from the snobby little hostess. I hope for their sake that this girl is unemployed soon, because im sure shes turned away many customers before me and will turn more away after.
Winning 1 Michelin Star in 2002 wasn't enough for Swiss chef Daniel Humm so he ventured out west. He reigned at the helm of Campton Place where he won the Food and Wine Chef of the Year. With his mind set on higher aspirations, he struck a deal of a lifetime with Danny Meyer and moved to Eleven Madison Park with his full staff in tow.
Chef Humms' culinary influences are definitely European and reflect the sensibilities of market driven cuisine with preparations cooked gently under low temperature. His classic flavor combinations truly put him in a league with the best chefs on the international scene.
The beautiful dining space, excellent wine list and connections to one of the best cheese mongers from the west coast makes this restaurant is a destination unto itself.
The editorsblog at ----> bit.ly/TWC_NY_DINING gives a quick but savvy overview.
The gimmicks at Eleven Madison Park don't compensate for what, in my opinion, was fairly average tasting food. Even an ingredient which could have been phenomenal (lobster, langoustine...), oddly just wasn't. There were some bites that were ""interesting"" (beet marshmallow, celery granita, lots of cliché truffles and foie gras thrown around), but, again, not delicious- which is what I'd look for in a meal of that calibre. What's more, if the gimmicks don't strike you as silly, the check probably will.
A client brought me here a few months ago, I'm sure they thought I'd be terribly impressed, which I wasn't. You see, I'm an animal lover and this place, for starters, serves foie gras. Yes I eat fish, and all animals that go to the slaughterhouse suffer one way or another, but what they do to the birds to make foie gras is terribly brutal and cruel. In Chicago, I believe, they have outlawed it. So I wasn't impressed and I will never eat here again. Oh and to all the ""fancy"" people who order the stuff, and keep a demand to continue this barbaric practice.--Shame on you.
BTW, the food was also mediocre at best.
If i could go here every night i would, because the staff takes great care of you and it is oh so relaxing. Then the food is a creative masterpiece, well prepared and an expolsion of taste. All your senses will be in a tingle. Especially if you are sitting next to the most beautiful woman in the world! Thanks again for a wonderful evening.
Went here for the wife's 40th birthday. Having recently seen the NYtimes give this place 4 stars we were looking forward to big things.
Service - impeccable. There's an army of staff here to keep on top of things but they don't rush you.
Ambiance - Awesome space with huge windows. Very tastefully done without being overbearing.
Food - Two people tried the summer tasting menu and I went with the tower of pork. Summer tasting menu was a dissapointment as almost every dish came with a foam of some description. Some folks may like that but we prefer the food 'as is'. The tower of pork on the other hand was superb with head cheese and pork belly particularly good.
Wine - great list with some that are reasonably priced. Staff were attentive to our requirements and very good recomendations.
overall I'd recomend but in some ways the tasting menu was 'wd-50' light with the molecular style, and to be honest foams have had their day. To have it on every course was overkill.
The food is delicious w/ well considered texture combinations.
My husband and I have had three 'date nights' here, delighted each time. We've found that the food is a highlight of the night, but the service and ambiance of the place also just lets us relax and we end up with great conversation.
Stellar in every respect, this is one of the most positive restaurant experiences one can have in NYC. This restaurant undoubtedly has one of the most professional staffs I have experienced, at par with 3 star Michelin establishments in Paris, NYC rival Daniel, and Cyrus in Sonoma. The service, exquisite food and retro ambiance make this a luxurious night out.
The food was very good, bordering on excellent. But....the atmosphere does not warrant the price. Very good service, not great though. When having a special experience like this over a couple/few hours and paying those prices I really don't want to hear all my neighbor's conversations. The menu is unique both in ingredients and in ordering style. Formal; check. Good food; check. Overpriced based upon service/atmosphere; check.
I went here for my birthday dinner the other night and it exceeded my high expectations. The service was impeccable and the food was innovative and delicious. I got the three course prix fixe menu, which was just the right amount of food. I started off with the lobster and calamari gnocci and had the chicken as my entree. The chicken was cooked perfectly and was so moist it could be cut without a knife. I couldn't decide on one dessert, so I got two, both of which were extraordinary. The wait staff was extremely friendly and catered to our every needs. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a very special meal in one of New York's most most beatiful dining rooms.
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