Eleven Madison Park
New York NY 10010
Like many of the finest things in life, Eleven Madison Park is a restaurant that seems to get better with age. Although it opened to much fanfare and subsequent acclaim in 1998, it was Danny Meyer’s hiring of Swiss-born Daniel Humm to helm the kitchen in 2006 that elevated the place to the level of the finest restaurants in the country. Humm — who has won such plaudits for the restaurant as four stars from The New York Times and three from Michelin — bought Eleven Madison from Meyer in 2011, in partnership with his front-of-house counterpart, Will Guidara, and didn’t miss a beat. The two aren't resting on their laurels, either; they did away with the minimalist "grid" menu in November 2012 and introduced a $195 multi-course tasting menu focused on the "extraordinary agricultural bounty of New York and on the centuries-old culinary traditions that have taken root here," according to the restaurant's website. As expected, it’s received rave reviews. They’ve also pushed culinary boundaries by taking part in a sold-out kitchen "swap" with Chicago’s Alinea (number 14 on this list). The Willem de Kooning quote on the front page of their website says it all: "I have to change to stay the same."
Click here to watch chef Daniel Humm react to winning his James Beard Award.
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- tdmstaff "There's always some version of foie gras in the dinner tasting menu, and the Union Square hospitality folks will not disappoint - it usually involves a velvety sauce for a melt-in-your-mouth flavor extravaganza."
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A vibrant place to do business and a sensible choice for the family. See the review of this American Nouveau restaurant at 11 Madison Ave. in Manhattan.
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We crashed the kitchen to see exactly how the superstar team-up works.
Kevin Sbraga loves this place! -Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef
The service here is impeccable.
Must try the seared foie gras!
Try the Quail Egg On Brioche - Served with apple tea and a thyme sprig ...:) (via @Foodspotting)
Leo makes the best Zombies!
Flawless service. Cocktails are a must.
gotta thry this....