Eleven Madison Park
99% perfect, one catchPhenomenal food, outstanding service. One let down for me - salty desserts!
I'm a fan of salted caramel/chocolate etc as much as the next foodie, but in a fruity creamy dessert? Really?
Keep the pastry chef salt away from the salt!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticWe were in NY for 7 days and choose Eleven Madison as our final restaurant as a treat for us self after a perfect week of shopping.
We expected something out of the ordinary, and that was exactly what we got, we can understand why this restaurant is awarded 5th place amongst all the restaurants in the world.
The food was amazing and the wine we had.... Perfect:-)
And the service was truly at its best. We really liked the way they present each course, some are more ordinary served while others make you wish it never stops. (The picnic was really cool, so the card trick at the end;-)
HIGHLY Recommended.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMJust amazing.Really, everything was nothing short of unbelievable.
Even the granola we were given as gifts at the end of the meal is, honestly, the best granola I've ever had in my life. If I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to dine here again, I would do so in a heartbeat.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!My lunch was a fantastic meal, made even more enjoyable with the New York accents. The beverage pairing is expensive, but I felt it was worth it. I only wish I could go back to the beginning and start over again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPerformance ArtThe visual, the sensual, and the ethereal combine in a three hour performance of the art of modern, sensory cooking. Forget the card trick. This is seriously good food. The wine combination is fine but if you want the wine to compete with the food then order one or preferably two bottles from the extraordinary wine list. The service is attentive and nicely informal - a welcome change from more traditional four star experiences.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM11 Madison Park is considered11 Madison Park is considered one of the best restaurants in NYC and for good reason. There is no actual menu- there are 14-16 small courses that range from whimsical to high gourmet. All are exceptional and are served by very well prepared wait staff. Although expensive, it is worth the cost if you are serious about food. While it is a one of a kind dining experience it is not at all stuffy.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a night!We had heard a number of jealous sighs when telling friends we were booked in at Eleven Madison Park. I knew we were infor something good, but my expectations were blown out of the water!
The staff are so friendly and extremely attentive to anything that we required.
Oh my god the food! Every dish got better and better!!
Make sure you have an early light lunch if heading out for dinner because you are guaranteed to roll out of there after all that food. You seriously will not be able to stop though, it is that good!
Can't wait to come back and visit!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMincredible dining experience,incredible dining experience, super expensive, and you definitely get A LOT of food, so get ready to leave stuffed. another great thing, i went with my mother who is a pescetarian, and even though they only offer a prix fixe menu, they were more than happy to accommodate her tastes.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Delightful Graduation EveningWe made reservations at Eleven Madison Park for our daughter's graduation dinner. We had read wonderful reviews and so we had very high expectations. We weren't disappointed! Mind you- our favorite entertainments include food, art and theatre. Eleven Madison Park provided all of these in fine style. The restaurant itself is spacious, sophisticated, and elegant. Each of our sixteen little courses was artistically presented by very engaging waitstaff. We enjoyed a picnic basket and clambake, card tricks, and gifts of cookies and granola to take home. The food was amazing...a highlight was a creamed duck and potato bisque which we dubbed "the duck ice cream". Honestly, you have to taste this to believe it! Thanks, EMP!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Amazing Gastronomic ExperienceAmazing, that is what I can say about this restaurant. the food the service the ambiance, everything was amazing.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeing recently rated as #5Being recently rated as #5 restaurant in the world, Eleven Madison Park lives up to my expectations and more. Started from the reservation process and confirmation process, you can feel that the staff are genuinely caring and love their work. Upon arrival, several wait staff were all smiling and very welcoming. The food (18-course) tasting menu was impeccably prepared and each dish was like an art prepared by an culinary artist. It is all of the food preparation, presentation, taste, plus the service to round up the awesome experience that is rare yet extremely pleasing.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA night to rememberA truly wonderful dining experience from beginning till end. Magnificent, exciting and surprising food throughout the whole tasting menu. The wine pairing was impeccable. The service was attentive, charming and helpful. Expensive, but worth every cent. Thank you! We will happily return.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were lucky to get reservationsWe were lucky to get reservations last minute during the week. Our dinner was exciting and innovative experience for us, full of little surprises. Definitely don't think twice before going. Highly recommend it.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable DiningEverything was "spot on" - a little more relaxed than some "3 Stars" but that's not necessarily a criticism. The waitstaff are VERY well-trained and attentive without being obsequious and the food was sublime. My only (minor) criticism is that there seemed a certain freneticism to the place (also found this at Le Bernadin as opposed to Per Se) but this is probably due to the number of courses being delivered to the significant number of covers!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMe and my husband got a weddingMe and my husband got a wedding present from a friend, a dinner for two gift card at eleven Madison park. We finally got the reservation after trying multiple times.it was worth the wait, we had a wonderful dining experience, we got served multiple courses each better than the other. Presentation was fantastic and the servers used to explain what they brought.the lobster bisque, oyster and clam chowder were outstanding as well as the foie gras.
We had a lovely evening with great food and phenomenal service.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatwow. outstanding. fantastic. It was a dream.... We love Eleven Madison Park...5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the BestMerley because Restaurant Magazine named this the best in the U.S. does not make it so, because the Magazine had many mis-calls, we think. But, we are pleased to say, not here. We have rarely had a better experience on every level as we experienced with our captain Natasha and Sommelier Caleb. The food was perfectly prepared, the wine pairings spot on, the timing on the nose, and the affability appreciated. Put this one on your list to visit even if you need to rearrange your budget.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMa remarkable dining experienceThe dining room was grand but warm and welcoming.The staff attentive and perfectly choreographed- seamless service.Most importantly the food,the variety of tastes and subtle flavors are remarkable .If fine dining is your thing this is a Must Do .Be prepared for a lengthy but relaxed four hour dinner.For those visiting be prepared for an expensive but extrordinary meal. The visit to the kitchen after our meal was amazing and topped of what my wife and I agree was the end of a great evening.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSUPERB! ONE OF THE BEST TASTINGSUPERB! ONE OF THE BEST TASTING MENUS I'VE EVER HAD. THE SERVICE IS TOP OF THE LINE5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceNothing more to say than awsome restaurant, outstanding food, great service, great team (willing to meet any request). Thank you for the experience.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHeavenlyImpeccable in every aspect, making for a very memorable evening.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEven better than we expectedEven better than we expected and we had high expectations. Fantastic and extra points for creativity and flair and they handled my wife's birthday and her glutton-free requirements expertly and with aplomb.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fantastic experienceWe had a fantastic experience at Eleven Madison Park from beginning to end. It's the best prix fixe/tasting menu that I've ever experienced and the presentation and theater of the meal made the whole evening really fun. Can't wait to go back!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery impressiveGreat food, great theatre, great service, very accommodating for the vegetarian (me) - the options were superb.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAn out-of-this-world diningAn out-of-this-world dining experience, can not recommend it enough! Everything was amazing - the staff, the food, the vibe.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI know many three MichelinI know many three Michelin stars all over the world and i think that Ledoyen, Epicure-BVristol and Astrance in Paris and La francescana in Modena (italy) are a little better, but anyway my experience at Tehe Eleven Madison Park has been very satisfactory, with a Rossinian crescendo after a start just too slow. the duck was a masterpiece and the picnic basket both amusing and creative. Good wines well priced, including the interesting selection of wines from New York. New York is far away from Italy, but I will positively recommend this restaurant and I'll try to come back as soon as possible.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificent!Food was delectable. Presentation was artful. Service was warm and accommodating. Meal was paced perfectly. A dining experience to be cherished.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experience,We had a great experience, excellent food and beautiful ambiance.When it come to uniqueness, one of the dishes we found quite unique and two "experiences" as well: the concept of the harvest celebration (5 parts) and the picnic basket.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMso amazing, thank you... outstandso amazing, thank you...
outstanding food and a perfect service4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is more than just a dinner...itIt is more than just a dinner...it is a spectacular dining experience with the perfect service, the perfect ingredients and the perfect atmosphere! AMAZING!!!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply wonderful! A trulySimply wonderful! A truly unforgettable experience.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat venue for a celebration!Absolutely brilliant evening, would thoroughly recommend! As part of our honeymoon we booked for our last night on NYC and I am so pleased we did. The food was outstanding, so much so that its hard to say which was our favourite course.
The staff were fantastic and helped to make the whole experience really enjoyable. It was the small details which mattered so much, from the congratulations card on the table when we arrived to finishing the meal with a tour of the kitchen and a snazzy drink.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMStylish and fantastic! We loved it.We enjoyed a very special, surprising and fantastic evening at Eleven Madison Park. Very stylish and the food was just great! Presentation was amazing.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyondThe finest meal in recent memory.
The artistry of the kitchen mediated by warm but professional service.
Far beyond our expectations. For diners experienced in extraordinary restaurants, this was beyond.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMsimply incredible. inventivesimply incredible. inventive small plate 15-course meal. superb service. REALLY expensive, but worth every penny.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingOutstanding, food, service and ambiance. Will definitely come back this restaurant4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect dining experience.A perfect dining experience. Warm and caring staff. Exquisite food.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best food I have experiencedI have eaten at a lot of the greatest restaurants in the world. This was the best meal I have ever eaten.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe enhancement of madison/.Simply superb in every way-cuisine, service, pacing, comfort level.
We'll be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest In The CityAbsolutely outstanding. Perfectly balanced meal, both in terms of individual dishes and the orchestration of the meal as a whole. Staff were superb - efficient and attentive without being overly invasive, and very warm and friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to return. Worth every penny.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have been goingMy wife and I have been going to Eleven Madison Park for close to 10 years, and it's only gotten better with time. This was our first time dining there since they did away with the grid menu format, so we didn't know what to expect; what we got blew us away and made for the best meal we've had in a long time. I won't say too much about the food, so as not to spoil anything, but every course was creative and delicious, and by the end of the meal we were incredibly satisfied (and full!). The staff was super attentive, as always, and made sure to congratulate us on our birthdays, anniversary, and recent baby (we were celebrating many things!).4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Hands Down was one ofThis Hands Down was one of the best meals and experiences i have ever had, I took my girlfriend for her Birthday and She is Gluten Intolerant and does not really enjoy seafood.This was accomodated so well, they made every course different for her and just made it so elegant. The Only thing that was a miscue and kind of took away from our meal was that her bread for the cheese course was somewhat frozen in the middle and kind of ruined the cheese course for her. But everything else was just stupid good4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThis restaurant is amazing and so special. I'be been to masa, jean Georges and le bernardin, I found this restaurant is different from any of them. The food is in a very creative way though it is very delectable. It is a wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend it.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible; possibly the bestIncredible; possibly the best dining experiance I have ever had. The very creative fun non pretentious food, with unreal coordinated and smiling service was mind boggling good.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Best Meals of My LifeAn amazing dining experience! The presentation is absolutely theatrical and fun for a special occasion. It's a four hour journey of the food of New York through a delicious tasting menu of shellfish, duck, cheeses, cream soda, etc. Each dish is thoughtfully created and presented, not to mention that it tastes wonderful. Highlights of the meal were the clam bake, the picnic, and the card trick.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA Special Kind of Dining ExperienceIt was a great pleasure to dine at Eleven Madison Park. The dinner in this Restaurant was the highlight of our New York trip. Each course of the dinner was a new experience. Gastronomic experience at its best! A Special praise belongs to the extremely attentive service. We look forward to the next time at Eleven Madison Park.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEleven Madison Park shouldEleven Madison Park should suggest a proposal of wine and food pairing3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Worlds' BestJust back home in Chicago from a long weekend of fine dining in New York. Last years' meal at EMP was one of our top couple of meals we have ever consumed and this was the only venue we repeated on this trip. While a little bit of the magic vanishes during the second visit, this was still a world class dinner and we had a fantastic time. Endless courses of beautiful, creative and delicious food in a stunning dining room with some of the friendliest and most efficient front of the house staff in the industry. EMP is the epitome of a destination restaurant.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff were very accommodatingStaff were very accommodating with servings of wine at 1/4 and 1/2 glasses which allowed me to enjoy different wines with the food without drinking too much. Also great how they accommodate for food intolerances. Love the card trick and the picnic basket. Very novel and enjoyable. If there was an option to order a la carte or just 3 courses that would be great for people who can't eat that much food. But the experience was amazing and we would highly recommend it!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues to delight all the sencesWe have been many times and twice with the new menu format.
I do wish there was a bit more variaety in presentation as we can anticipate often what is coming next. More surprises, please. We would attend more often if menu had less repeats.
It was, however, a memorable lunch for all 4 of us.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM