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“Theatre for the Stomach”

Eleven Madison Park
Ranked #65 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Flatiron District
Cross street: 24th Street
Transit: N or R to 23rd st. & Broadway, or take the 6 to 23th St. & Park Ave.
Description: Eleven Madison Park is located in a landmark art deco building with soaring 35-foot ceilings and a view of Madison Square Park. We offer an intimate bar featuring 35 wines by the glass as well as seasonal classic and proprietary cocktails. The second floor private dining rooms also feature views of Madison Square Park. For both lunch and dinner, Eleven Madison Park offers a Tasting Menu for $195.
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Theatre for the Stomach”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

There is drama here and comedy but no farce although the fizzy cherry drink and brown ale come very close. The succession of dishes are supposed to excite and entice so more like vaudeville than a serious performance. Each course is designed for impact and, no doubt, the idea is to avoid the suggestion that it is just another eatery. Some dishes come off very well, some not at all but at $500 a head, it is cheaper to go to the actual theatre, even in New York. Locals say that they only go there once but you should, just for the experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Graham M
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Vila Seca, Spain
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230 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“A ton of top ingredients”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

In our special crusade to visit all the top 10 restaurants in the world, based in a sparkly water list, we had dinner in this place. In our first sight we felt like in and old-fashioned lobby and, I found it great! Its staff was very kind, specially once we told them about our long trip from Barcelona to New York in order to taste its delights.
First of all they gave us a card with four options: maple, cranberry, fennel or apple. It was to choose our coke (I'm not kidding!).
And now, it's time to eat. Fourteen courses that were served by the same waiter, well, explained by the same waiter. I've uploaded some pics of each course. I hope you'll enjoy them.
Each dish is a tribute to the New Yorkers and their cooking and it was very special for us. And "our waiter" included a show in the 6th course, named "APPLE". It's made from a waldorf salad with celery, cranberries and walnuts. Don't be afraid, they carry it in a trolley!
If you want a piece of advice, please, don't miss their dessert called "VANILLA Baked Alaska with Rum, Raisin, and Apple/Fennel". Wonderful!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Jimber81
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“Lunch or dinner it don't matter. Just do it.”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is an amazing experience that all foodies should have. The service is second to none in the US and considering that most of the food comes from less than 150 miles away makes it that much more unbelievable. Eleven Madison Park is a true food revolution.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Chris G
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Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
306 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Good, but not at all perfect”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had heard so many good things about this restaurant before we booked it, so we had very high expectations. The first thing that met us was the feeling of tourist and bridge and tunnel invasion. I think we hardly saw any locals; really not a good sign at all! The interior is not very tasteful, and the feeling is of a big Hilton-lobby! Outdated! We had a good aperitif in the bar, and people working there were friendly anywhere in the restaurant. The food was decent but nothing more, and the focus was very much on presentation. The duck we had was not tender, and some of the other stuff was not done correctly. For those of us that have tasted some of the best tasting-menues around, its difficult to be impressed. Adding to the misery was the fact that a couple of the tables nearby were with some rather odd party-goers who had too much to drink and where too noisy and went in and out to smoke and /or get some fresh air (I am sure that was needed). We spent USD 650 for two people with a bottle of wine and aperitifs...

  • Visited June 2014
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australia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“GREAT EXPERIENCE. HIGHLY RECOMMENED”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We dined at this restaurant without knowing anything about it. Well I can understand why it is no 4 in the world. From the moment we walked in we knew we were in for something special. The staff were attentative and made us feel special. The food was exceptional. Each course was like going on a journey. I'm so glad I went to this restaurant it will be an experience I'll never forget. Well done to the Chef and the staff.

  • Visited May 2014
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