Get ready for “The Four Seasons on steroids for the twenty-first century.” The team at Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad, two of the most revered restaurants in New York City with four Michelin stars between them (ranked No. 8 and No. 26 on The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Restaurants in America list, respectively), is planning something giant. Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara will be opening a new two-story, 14,000-square-foot restaurant inside what will become a giant steel skyscraper at 425 Park Avenue.
The building itself, which will stand 670,000 square feet tall, will be the “first full-block office tower to rise on Park Avenue in a half a century,” according to the New York Post. The project was revealed in a groundbreaking ceremony on June 10, and is expected to be completed by 2018.
The “Four Seasons on steroids for the twenty-first century” comment comes from David W. Levinson of L&L Holding Company, which will own and operate the soon-to-be skyscraper. He also said that the Eleven Madison Park team is “going for No. 1 in the world.”
Specific details about the restaurant have not yet been revealed, but as 2018 looms closer, you can bet that buzz will increase exponentially. Humm and Guidara did say that award-winning architect Norman Foster, who is designing the building, will also be the creative architectural force behind the restaurant.