One word sums Eleven Madison Park up, Amazing! Try it, you will not regret it!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our fourth time at this restaurant--and it NEVER disappoints. Incredible.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Remarkable New York Birthday
This was truly the best birthday dinner I have ever had, and definitely the best restaurant I have visited in New York. From the moment we walked through the doors into the restaurant, our evening was full of surprises and awe-inspiring food. I am refraining from writing about the courses so that the element of surprise is not spoiled for others. Moreover, I was impressed by the level of intimate service we received from the genuinely kind wait staff, and the tastes of all the unique dishes. I have told all my friends to visit this restaurant before they move from New York, or for a once in a lifetime NYC-centric experience!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
It took some time until we
It took some time until we got some attention. However, during the process, service improved and food proved to be quite creative and tasteful.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing degustation, the fish and duck dishes were immaculate. The dishes come out pretty swiftly but you need to set aside at least 4 hours to enjoy properly
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best dining experience!!!
The best dining experience we have ever had. Travelled from Australia to go to Eleven Madison Park and definitely was not disappointed. The food was out of this world with service to match. I think it was worth more than what we paid.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always the best at EMP
Service was the highlight of our experience. From the host to the chefs that came out to our table, every one of them was friendly and welcoming. Food was exceptional as well, must recommend the Duck.
One mishap we realized after we left was that we did not receive both of the black and white cookies, which would've been a really nice way to start/end our meal.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What's a remarkable experience?
Having had dinner a two other very famous restaurants in the city, the first one, located in midtown, was an spectacular experience receiving without doubt what you paid for; and the second one, on the upper east side, not quite convincing.
Under these premises the expectations were high but no without some uncertainty. The ride began with a extremely gentle voice from a lady from the staff, clarifying the dress code, and quoting: "There is no dress code sir, but some men bring jacket"... what a better way to start than a place that you can feel comfortable.
The menu unparallel, the attention, spectacular, and even though we behave kind of noisy, no one said anything to us.
A pleasent experience.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a beautiful restaurant
This is a beautiful restaurant that serves excellent food with attentive and lovely service. We loved the relaxed and elegant atmosphere, the magic trick that accompanied our dessert, the salted chocolate pretzels were absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easily our best Dinner in New York, and that's including Per Se (terrible) and Daniel (not good). We were worried we were going to be disappointed again, but Eleven Madison Park is the real deal!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Savoring dinner as Theatre at EMP
While it may be a bit over the top to hear the pedigree of the peas or about the cradle of the carrots, it is an absolute joy to be warmly introduced to the NY farms, which provided the ingredients. Of the array of staffers, all were equally conversant about each of the many courses and showed an engagement with the chefs' efforts that communicated itself to us. One had the feeling, they were returning to the kitchen and sharing our impressions with the culinary artists. We felt we were participating in a grand theatrical production with set designers joining the cooks to present each of 16 scenes. The enthusiasm of our fellow patrons heightened our own enthusiasm. Bravo and brava to Daniel and Will for creating this environment.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eleven Madison Park definitely
Eleven Madison Park definitely lived up to all expectations. The food is creative, beautiful, and most of all delicious. The service is friendly, efficient, and very helpful. The range of wines available by the glass was mind boggling... There simply aren't enough superlatives. EMP is clearly one of the top restaurants in the US.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent every second!
Food was great, the presentation of the food outstanding, service was one of the best i've ever experienced (there is no "No", even when you order an espresso after the machine has been already shut down)... just an amazing experience. and value for money is great too.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unbeatable & extraordinary
Unbeatable service & extraordinary food. EMP offers a theatrical eating and drinking experience like no other.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was astonishing. We went to EMP on Saturday for lunch. X courses with quite a story that was told. We enjoyed every bit/bite of it.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
fish cooked to perfection
Le Bernardin serves the best fish dishes I've ever tasted. Service is excellent and professional. Highly recommended for seafood lovers.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A truly enjoyable place
Out of the fine dining restaurants of the same calibre we have been to, this one was indeed impeccable in terms of food. Everything was to our liking. I would specifically note a relaxed atmosphere and interesting presentation of many dishes.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic service, impeccable
Attention to the clientele.
The food is very well executed with a lot
of research. Lots of attention to detail, amazing flavors and
Very creative, beyond your imagination
The price is very reasonable for the
Experience. worth every penny
Would go back anytime and definitely
I would recommend them
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best meals ever... who needs Paris when you have 11 Madison Park right here... now the meal with wine will cost you as much as a one way coach ticket to France, but if you can afford it, it is worth every penny. Every course was exquisite, to maintain that level through 12 courses is really a tour de force. One of the best meals ever...
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were two couples from Switzerland and we have read in a journal about Eleven Madison Park and Daniel Humm. We were very exited to eat in a restaurant were the boss is from Switzerland. The food was great, but the air condition was much to cold for us. We all were sitting there and were freezing all the time!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had Thursday lunch at Eleven Madison Avenue which was simply brilliant. Dining room was bright and airy and the informal atmosphere set the stage for most fun dining experience I have had! Was initially stumped trying to choose wine without knowing what we were going to have but the sommelier made an excellent recommendation. Service was friendly and educational without being overbearing or disruptive to the dining experience. Knowledge of food and beverage by service staff was also excellent. House beer and house brandy were simply superb! All the accolades are very well deserved.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's definately one of the
It's definately one of the best restaurant experiences I've had. The word for the whole event is "Impecable".
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only was this a great lunch (16 courses - often just a bite ot two- but the chef and staff involve you in the food by placing food in packages for you to open, by having you mix some of the ingredients, and even presenting one dish in a picnic basket. All this makes the experience interesting and amusing, a world away from being overwhelmed by too precious service. Perhaps one of the best restaurants in the world. A great experience.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Dinner for Sis
A meal everyone should experience once in their life. You do need to make a well advanced reservation and use a credit card to secure. The host and waitstaff were very professional and well trained. They even had to perform a card trick towards the end!
It was a long meal, about 4 hours! Sometimes, the dishes came out quickly and we barely finished, other times it took a while. But overall, the dishes and the presentation were fantastically creative! Especially the cloche glass covered smoked sturgeon! As a matter of fact, they excelled at sturgeon preparation!
We were lucky to have been the selected guests to tour their amazing kitchen.This was the best finish to an already fantastic meal!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best lunch ever
We enjoyed our best lunch ever, in fact best meal ever.
The food was so memorable and outstanding that we had to take a photo of each course, something we would never usually do (way too gauche).
The staff were impeccable but still had a sense of humor, which is a great mixture.
We came to NY to shop and eat and went to 4 outstanding eateries, with Eleven clearly the best. We usually do a girls eating and shopping weekend in. Hong Kong each year, but Eleven was a mile ahead of anything we have had there.
Outstanding long lunch!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Eleven Madison Park for a special birthday and it was outstanding. From start to finish! Each course of the tasting menu was better then the one before. Each was served in the most interesting vessel and looked as good as it tasted! The service was perfect - not too invasive but right there if you needed anything! It truly was a superior experience!!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never in my life did I think
Never in my life did I think I would spend almost $200 for a 15-course "lunch"; take 4 hours to eat it and think it was a wonderful experience well worth the time and expense, but I did. Lunch and dinner are the same menu, but I would opt for the lunch seating again because a 4-hour dinner starting at 7 or 8 ends at a late hour. My wife and I didn't know in advance what the menu was since none is posted on the web site and it wasn't until the meal was over that we were presented with a copy. No problem-EVERYTHING was wonderful. If there is something you can't eat or don't like, the staff will prepare something different, which is just as good. The service was excellent and attentive without being stuffy or pompous. Just wonderful!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best in NYC? One of Worlds best?
Having been to Arzak (San Sebastian), Daniels (NYC), Ramsey at the London (NYC), Geranium and NOMA (Copenhagen) within the last few years plus a number of very good one star restaurants around Europe and especially in Copenhagen, we were coming to Eleven Madison Park with high expectations. We were not let down.
In creativity EMP in some courses rivals NOMA, but without ever losing sight of the fancyful creations having to be tasteful. An ingenious mix. Adding to this is the fantastic ambience of the room with the huge windows, combined with a relaxed but flawless service (and this goes especially for the sommerlier, whose knowledge and match of wines was impeccable).
All in all this dinner goes into the top 3 if not top 2 of all time.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night to remember
An incredible experience. By far the most fantastic service I have ever experienced and the food was superb. A night I will never forget!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The tasting menu was incredible... 16 courses, with lobster, caviar, venison, creme brulee, etc... What could be better? Some criticize the card trick, but we found it cool and fresh and surprising. Simply Amazing.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Meal Ever
Although quite pricy, this was the best three+ hours of culinary enjoyment I've had, coupled with outstanding wines when we did the pairing. Service was excellent and only surpassed by the food.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautifully served meal with many (13 +) small dishes artfully created with excellent and refined taste. Some of these were outstanding such as the Sabayon with chive oil, sturgeon served in its own smoke with caviar, the foie gras, the lobster with guanciale while a few were more show than taste: carrot tartare and the picnic basket with a good beer to a rather strong cheese and the pretzel. The picnic idea was a little fun but was too great a break in taste spoiling the otherwise excellent Pinot Noir from Oregon. The appel snaps was served too warm.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lot of chit-chat
The food was excellent and very creative, sometimes too much chit-chat. Do I need the chesse served in a small picknick basket with a botle of beer? I do not like carrots so the carott tartare (another chit-chat) was not what I really liked. The wine list is excellent and the people are very competent.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had been to the restaurant hosting my son's graduation party years ago in a private room and then it was excellent.
Went on Oct. 31 with a couple of friends and the experience was unbelievable….presentation of the food, the quality of the food, the service, the timing… absolutely flawless!! Best meal experience in a long time…worth every penny. To celebrate….life itself.. dont wait for an occassion to enjoy this restaurant. We tried the set course dinner…and were not disappointed… go on an empty stomach to really savour the food. Congratulations to the restaurant and its waitstaff from beginning to end.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The tasting menu is a fantastic and unforgettable dining experience. Superb service and attention to detail. Pricey, but worth it.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I celebrated our five year anniversary at Eleven Madison Park. I was 32 weeks pregnant and was impressed by the chef's ability to maintain his/her creativity while accommodating my dietary restrictions and food preferences. Even though there were variations in some courses, my husband and I had a unified experience. For example, my husband had sturgeon sabayon with caviar and I had mushroom sabayon with cucumber caviar but the presentation was similar. I took appropriate culinary risks while staying in my culinary comfort zone.
At the end, we were given menus of our unique tasting courses to help memorialize this adventure - a perfect complement to the pictures I discreetly took of each course and my notes on my iPhone.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Meal Ever
This is by far the best meal I have ever had. If you are expecting fried chicken and grits, and to end up stuffed until your pants burst, this is the wrong meal. If you are expecting to be wowed by a plethora of flavors and presentations, this is it. Only thing I would change is the extremely stiff service. These people need to relax just one inch.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
best meal of my life
Eleven is not a restaurant. It is a wonderful food festival. 15 courses with perfect service, great wine list.
It is really expensive, but worth every cent.
I'm glad I had the chance to go there.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceeded Expectations Again
This was our second visit - for both couples - and the experience again exceeded expectations. Tremendous from start to finish.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
With the advance hype and high cost, you have extremely high expectations. It was a great experience all around.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eclectic and fun vibes!!
Precise cooking wif locally sourced ingredients. Service was outstanding. my only regret was not being able to have a15 course lunch more often! !
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing 11 Madison Park
What an absolute gem of a restaurant in NYC. I now know why the ratings are so high for 11 Madison Park. The 15, YES 15 course, lunch was hands down the best meal / dining experience we have ever experienced. The creative and thoughtful presentation for each and every course was surpassed by how delicious each bite tasted. I will come back to dine at 11 Madison Park every time I am in NYC and recommend it to anyone that has the time to enjoy and savor a 15 course extravaganza. Hats off to the restaurant and staff, and please open an 11 Madison Park in Northern California.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant experience... ever.
I've been to many Michelin-starred restaurants all over the world, and I can truly say that Eleven Madison Park eclipsed any previous restaurant experience I've had thus far. The service was somehow simultaneously casual and formal, the staff gregarious (but not overly so), in a word - impeccable. The restaurant itself is perfectly appointed for this kind of dining experience, with elegant minimalism, yet not cold at all. As to the food - I've never experienced a menu that was intended to be a complete surprise; in fact, I didn't even know how many courses we had to look forward to, but they were all marvelous. The entire experience was absolutely amazing and totally beyond reproach. I only wish it were easier to secure reservations!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent for special occasions
Had dinner here recently with my husband. Very difficult to secure a reservation, so our expectations were very high. We arrived early for our reservation an were seated promptly. They degustation consisted of about 15 courses. They transition between courses was seamless, which is more of a credit to their level of service provided here. The food was impeccable, displayed in different and interesting ways. That said, I have had fresher better produce at other places before. After the meal, a jar of granola and chocolates was given to us, as well as a copy of our degustation menu. Overall, a pleasant dining experience, good food and impeccable service, although it felt more like a novelty dinner at times.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding services. Very Good food and beautiful performance'
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant I have ever been to. Everything was just perfect.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vi fikk en 15-retters middag med full vinpakke. Mat og vin i perfekt harmoni, spennende retter med en orginal og stilig presentasjon. Oppmeksomme kelnere med Glimt i øyet og enorme kunnskaper. Anbefales om lommeboken tillater det!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impeccable Food and Service
Eleven Madison Park was a phenomenal experience. There were quite a few courses that was super well thought out and made us feel very special. Everything from the china to service to food was elite.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, a New York classic.
As always, a New York classic. Our family returns to Eleven Madison three times a year. Consistency, excellence, and classic.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I heard of this restaurant on the Internet and the review said that this could be one of the best restaurant in NYC. Thus I went and it sure did not let me down. Everything in the restaurant was so accurate meaning the time management, and also the service of the waiters. I hope I have the chance to go again! 11 Madison Park is worth to dine!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM