As many other foodies. if given a chance to experience the #1 restaurant in the world. you do it!. that said I've been to other Awesome stared Michelin restaurants, and this one was just a disappointment. big expectations, absolutely no delivery. All name, food didn't back it up!.
First of all please understand that at no point would I call this a "bad" restaurant, the food is fancy enough, showy enough, and what I do believe they excel in (the service) is good enough. but kept on feeling cheated almost, as in if I was experiencing a restaurant that got to the top, and just gave up. I would even doubt that the head chef was at the helm that night, there was so many letdowns... the biggest being the food (sadly) it was just salt topped with more salt...even the bread and the ice cream were sprinkled with the stuff!.. no balance of sweet, acid, of anything else to give you a break from the salt!
At the end for $700+ I was expecting an experience what I got was a tired old NY restaurant with great service, but with food that didn't keep up... for a dinner for two... this was not close to worth it. $50 a plate I would be closer... I would say Alinea in Chicago is closer to what you would expect the Number one restaurant in the world to be... = (
Vastly over-rated I'm afraid. If you want a truly fine dining experience go to Per Se. Failing that Daniel or Jean George. On a recent tour of New England, Canada and New York we would not put 11 Madison in our top 10.
By far, THE BEST restaurant in New York City! Everything is outstanding!
Celebration for 20 years of friendship and special occasion for my best friend and his wife. Food were amazing, and dining experience is unforgettable!
We came here for our 7 year anniversary for a Sunday lunch. It was really quiet so we were lucky to tour the kitchen during our meal. Service was impeccable and food was definitely top notch. Service charge is included in the meal price which makes things easy and it is prepaid upon making the booking so all you have to worry about is the drinks you have on the day/night. Never did we feel the staff were pretentious, something that we've noticed in #1 rated restaurants in countries around the world and kudos for making everyone feel welcome. I know they have a no jeans policy but when we were there, there were a few men that wore jeans. I think so long as it's not the street wear / ripped type then you should be okay, but hey, why not dress up a little seeing as you're in one of the best restaurants in the world! They also gave us two jars of granola to take home and our personalised menu. Would recommend and I am planning on returning for another anniversary!
There are excellent dish and evironment at there. My favorite dish are sea bass and goat cheese with melon.
I'm still thinking about the experience and the food I had there. The food of course was top notch but it was really the little details. I would say more but I don't want to ruin the surprises they have in store for the customer. Just go and enjoy it.
The service was amazing. The employees went out of their way to accommodate everybody. Our water glasses were always full. If someone wanted to get up or sit down, someone would rush to the table to move the seat. Amazing! They were very accommodating to my many food allergies. There was always an alternative dish or option if I couldn't eat what was already planned. Absolutely wonderful and worth it.
I Never Seen so ugly plates in a House with 3 Michelin Stars !
Sorry but this Cook have to Go out in the world and Look and learn ....