Eleven Madison Park

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I really love this restaurant. The service is definitely high class, wonderful. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is very nice. I enjoyed it very much for a classy date night.

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I really love this restaurant. The service is definitely high class, wonderful. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is very nice. I enjoyed it very much for a classy date night.

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This is a top notch place. If you're looking for great service, amazing food set in a beautiful place, this is it. Every attention to detail has been met here. Great place for lunch or dinner...especially when you want to impress someone.

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★★★★★

This is a top notch place. If you're looking for great service, amazing food set in a beautiful place, this is it. Every attention to detail has been met here. Great place for lunch or dinner...especially when you want to impress someone.

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Went here for the wife's 40th birthday. Having recently seen the NYtimes give this place 4 stars we were looking forward to big things.

Service - impeccable. There's an army of staff here to keep on top of things but they don't rush you.

Ambiance - Awesome space with huge windows. Very tastefully done without being overbearing.

Food - Two people tried the summer tasting menu and I went with the tower of pork. Summer tasting menu was a dissapointment as almost every dish came with a foam of some description. Some folks may like that but we prefer the food 'as is'. The tower of pork on the other hand was superb with head cheese and pork belly particularly good.

Wine - great list with some that are reasonably priced. Staff were attentive to our requirements and very good recomendations.

overall I'd recomend but in some ways the tasting menu was 'wd-50' light with the molecular style, and to be honest foams have had their day. To have it on every course was overkill.

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★★★☆☆

Went here for the wife's 40th birthday. Having recently seen the NYtimes give this place 4 stars we were looking forward to big things.

Service - impeccable. There's an army of staff here to keep on top of things but they don't rush you.

Ambiance - Awesome space with huge windows. Very tastefully done without being overbearing.

Food - Two people tried the summer tasting menu and I went with the tower of pork. Summer tasting menu was a dissapointment as almost every dish came with a foam of some description. Some folks may like that but we prefer the food 'as is'. The tower of pork on the other hand was superb with head cheese and pork belly particularly good.

Wine - great list with some that are reasonably priced. Staff were attentive to our requirements and very good recomendations.

overall I'd recomend but in some ways the tasting menu was 'wd-50' light with the molecular style, and to be honest foams have had their day. To have it on every course was overkill.

Pros: Service & Ambiance

Cons: Too much foam

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The food is delicious w/ well considered texture combinations.
My husband and I have had three 'date nights' here, delighted each time. We've found that the food is a highlight of the night, but the service and ambiance of the place also just lets us relax and we end up with great conversation.

2
★★★★★

The food is delicious w/ well considered texture combinations.
My husband and I have had three 'date nights' here, delighted each time. We've found that the food is a highlight of the night, but the service and ambiance of the place also just lets us relax and we end up with great conversation.

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Stellar in every respect, this is one of the most positive restaurant experiences one can have in NYC. This restaurant undoubtedly has one of the most professional staffs I have experienced, at par with 3 star Michelin establishments in Paris, NYC rival Daniel, and Cyrus in Sonoma. The service, exquisite food and retro ambiance make this a luxurious night out.

2
★★★★★

Stellar in every respect, this is one of the most positive restaurant experiences one can have in NYC. This restaurant undoubtedly has one of the most professional staffs I have experienced, at par with 3 star Michelin establishments in Paris, NYC rival Daniel, and Cyrus in Sonoma. The service, exquisite food and retro ambiance make this a luxurious night out.

Pros: professional service

Cons: luxurious but somewhat cold room

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The decor at Eleven Madison is upscale and very formal. The service is impeccable. The food is wonderful and the presentation is incredible. It is pricey but worth the money.

5
★★★★★

The decor at Eleven Madison is upscale and very formal. The service is impeccable. The food is wonderful and the presentation is incredible. It is pricey but worth the money.

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They have a really nice decor, with lots of space, a beautiful bar, and fresh flowers everywhere. The food was delicious and the service great. There were waiters and waitresses everywhere helping with your every need. There are so many courses, depending on what you get, so you will definitely be satisfied. My aunt took me here to eat, but it is a little too expensive for me. Definitely worth a try though.

4
★★★★☆

They have a really nice decor, with lots of space, a beautiful bar, and fresh flowers everywhere. The food was delicious and the service great. There were waiters and waitresses everywhere helping with your every need. There are so many courses, depending on what you get, so you will definitely be satisfied. My aunt took me here to eat, but it is a little too expensive for me. Definitely worth a try though.

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The food was very good, bordering on excellent. But....the atmosphere does not warrant the price. Very good service, not great though. When having a special experience like this over a couple/few hours and paying those prices I really don't want to hear all my neighbor's conversations. The menu is unique both in ingredients and in ordering style. Formal; check. Good food; check. Overpriced based upon service/atmosphere; check.

1
★★★☆☆

The food was very good, bordering on excellent. But....the atmosphere does not warrant the price. Very good service, not great though. When having a special experience like this over a couple/few hours and paying those prices I really don't want to hear all my neighbor's conversations. The menu is unique both in ingredients and in ordering style. Formal; check. Good food; check. Overpriced based upon service/atmosphere; check.

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I went here for my birthday dinner the other night and it exceeded my high expectations. The service was impeccable and the food was innovative and delicious. I got the three course prix fixe menu, which was just the right amount of food. I started off with the lobster and calamari gnocci and had the chicken as my entree. The chicken was cooked perfectly and was so moist it could be cut without a knife. I couldn't decide on one dessert, so I got two, both of which were extraordinary. The wait staff was extremely friendly and catered to our every needs. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a very special meal in one of New York's most most beatiful dining rooms.

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★★★★★

I went here for my birthday dinner the other night and it exceeded my high expectations. The service was impeccable and the food was innovative and delicious. I got the three course prix fixe menu, which was just the right amount of food. I started off with the lobster and calamari gnocci and had the chicken as my entree. The chicken was cooked perfectly and was so moist it could be cut without a knife. I couldn't decide on one dessert, so I got two, both of which were extraordinary. The wait staff was extremely friendly and catered to our every needs. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a very special meal in one of New York's most most beatiful dining rooms.

Pros: Service, Food, Ambiance

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The room is beautiful, the wine list is excellent, unusual and relatively affordable, the bartender made a killer Bloody Mary (almost worth the $14 price tag), but I finished my meal utterly bewildered as to what type of restaurant Eleven Madison Park intends to be and why anyone judges it as successful in whatever it is doing. With truly haute haute cuisine prices, one expects superior service and exquisite food. Instead, the service was both confused and inept, if somewhat friendly. Our first course arrived before we had been given bread, condiments or, oddly, silverware -- all of which we had to ask for. The 25 minute wait between appetizer and main course was ridiculous. No one came over to move the table when an inside diner wanted to get up, no one folded the napkins of those absent from the table, no one asked if we wanted more bread and no one offered to refill our coffee. At $98 prix fixe, the service should be impeccable, not something that would be inadequate at a diner. Thought the food would compensate, but it was no more than ok. The amuse bouche of a dry, salty gougere came across like a Cheez Doodle compared with the delectable ones at Per Se. Soup and appetizer were good, not great. The entree I had, combining beef tenderloin and beef cheek was better, with the tenderloin perfectly cooked and the cheek meltingly soft, if a tad cloying. Vegetable accompaniments were no more than little smears on the plate. My chocolate desert was nothing special, extremely difficult to cut and featured only a dab (how I longed for as much as a smear) of the salted caramel cited on the menu. There have to be far better ways to drop $300 on a meal for two. Might have rated this average had the charge been, say $40/person or below, but the disconnect between expectation and reality drops my review from average to below average.

1
★★☆☆☆

The room is beautiful, the wine list is excellent, unusual and relatively affordable, the bartender made a killer Bloody Mary (almost worth the $14 price tag), but I finished my meal utterly bewildered as to what type of restaurant Eleven Madison Park intends to be and why anyone judges it as successful in whatever it is doing. With truly haute haute cuisine prices, one expects superior service and exquisite food. Instead, the service was both confused and inept, if somewhat friendly. Our first course arrived before we had been given bread, condiments or, oddly, silverware -- all of which we had to ask for. The 25 minute wait between appetizer and main course was ridiculous. No one came over to move the table when an inside diner wanted to get up, no one folded the napkins of those absent from the table, no one asked if we wanted more bread and no one offered to refill our coffee. At $98 prix fixe, the service should be impeccable, not something that would be inadequate at a diner. Thought the food would compensate, but it was no more than ok. The amuse bouche of a dry, salty gougere came across like a Cheez Doodle compared with the delectable ones at Per Se. Soup and appetizer were good, not great. The entree I had, combining beef tenderloin and beef cheek was better, with the tenderloin perfectly cooked and the cheek meltingly soft, if a tad cloying. Vegetable accompaniments were no more than little smears on the plate. My chocolate desert was nothing special, extremely difficult to cut and featured only a dab (how I longed for as much as a smear) of the salted caramel cited on the menu. There have to be far better ways to drop $300 on a meal for two. Might have rated this average had the charge been, say $40/person or below, but the disconnect between expectation and reality drops my review from average to below average.

Pros: Beautiful room, great wine list, super cocktails

Cons: Inept, unfocused service, merely so-so food, a swindle at those prices

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The service is truly outstanding. There were two of us dining, and perhaps 10-15 different people attended to us over the course of our dinner. Our servers took good care of us, yet were never too obtrusive. The food is very good and definitely worth the splurge as this is not a cheap place. The little extra touches are what make the experience that much more enjoyable. To start, they provide a delicious assortment of complimentary mini appetizers, bread and pastry puffs. After dessert, they present a complimentary selection of pastries. All were delicious. Extensive wine list and very knowledgable, friendly sommelier. All in all, a wonderful dining experience to celebrate an anniversary, or just for an elegant night out. There are intimate romantic tables available in the back room and along the side banquets. Be sure to request a quieter table if that is your preference, as the center of the restaurant caters to larger groups and could be a little loud if you are seated there.

2
★★★★★

The service is truly outstanding. There were two of us dining, and perhaps 10-15 different people attended to us over the course of our dinner. Our servers took good care of us, yet were never too obtrusive. The food is very good and definitely worth the splurge as this is not a cheap place. The little extra touches are what make the experience that much more enjoyable. To start, they provide a delicious assortment of complimentary mini appetizers, bread and pastry puffs. After dessert, they present a complimentary selection of pastries. All were delicious. Extensive wine list and very knowledgable, friendly sommelier. All in all, a wonderful dining experience to celebrate an anniversary, or just for an elegant night out. There are intimate romantic tables available in the back room and along the side banquets. Be sure to request a quieter table if that is your preference, as the center of the restaurant caters to larger groups and could be a little loud if you are seated there.

Pros: service, food, elegant high end decor

Cons: can be pricey so be prepared for the bill

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Attended on Valentine's Day with the prix-fixe menu. Food was nauseating but service was excellent. Been to many wonderful restaurants in NYC not sure why this is a 5 star restaurant. Maybe the full menu is better? Will never return. Wine was good, but not the food...

1
★★☆☆☆

Attended on Valentine's Day with the prix-fixe menu. Food was nauseating but service was excellent. Been to many wonderful restaurants in NYC not sure why this is a 5 star restaurant. Maybe the full menu is better? Will never return. Wine was good, but not the food...

Pros: Service

Cons: Food

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I had a three course lunch with a glass of wine and it was beautiful. Everything is artistically presented with a perfect balance of flavors. It took about 10-15 minutes between courses but was so good that I can't complain. The portion is small compared to usual American sizes but after three courses, it felt just right.

2
★★★★★

I had a three course lunch with a glass of wine and it was beautiful. Everything is artistically presented with a perfect balance of flavors. It took about 10-15 minutes between courses but was so good that I can't complain. The portion is small compared to usual American sizes but after three courses, it felt just right.

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I had remember when I had dinner there about 4 years ago and left satisfied. My snapper entree was smaller than my palm. I ask the server if the rest was coming. he said no. Im not a big eater but the having 5 bites of my fish, it was all gone. All gone. I guess that is a big minus if you really into the food.

1
★★★☆☆

I had remember when I had dinner there about 4 years ago and left satisfied. My snapper entree was smaller than my palm. I ask the server if the rest was coming. he said no. Im not a big eater but the having 5 bites of my fish, it was all gone. All gone. I guess that is a big minus if you really into the food.

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My husband just started working here and from all that he tells me that goes into the food preparation and the professionalism of the kitchen, I can't wait to check it out! G

2
★★★★★

My husband just started working here and from all that he tells me that goes into the food preparation and the professionalism of the kitchen, I can't wait to check it out! G

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Danny Meyer knows what's up. This place is DECENT (and I don't mean "decent" as in so-so, I mean "DECENT" as in GOOD - notice the capitalization). The service is excellent and very well orchestrated. As someone who used to work the night shift at a 24-hour small town diner, I was very impressed. A far cry from how we used to haphazardly serve up chicken fingers and jalapeno poppers to the sloppy drunkards that frequented that place. Atmosphere is also very nice - modern and very spacious considering that they'll charge you $1000/month to rent out a closet in this city.

The food is top-of-the-line. You really can't go wrong with the menu there. They also bring out a bunch of freebies: hors d'oeuvres, soup, second desserts, etc. Even unlimited bread - GOOD bread.

Now for the drawbacks. First of all, it's expensive. You already knew that. If you're loaded, don't worry about it. But I deal in SUBPRIME mortgages (OUCH!) so it put a solid dent in my already thin wallet. $82 for 3 courses, $96 for 4 courses, and expect to pay up for drinks as well. My recommendation however is to GET THE FOUR COURSE MEAL. The portions are TINY! Even with the freebies, you're not going to stuff yourself. But get over it, cheese hog, you don't need those extra pounds anyway. Get the four courser and you'll go home satisfied but not stuffed.

So, overall, great food and excellent service, but you might end up as a subprimer when you can't pay your mortgage after EMP hits you up for $300 or so.

2
★★★★★

Danny Meyer knows what's up. This place is DECENT (and I don't mean "decent" as in so-so, I mean "DECENT" as in GOOD - notice the capitalization). The service is excellent and very well orchestrated. As someone who used to work the night shift at a 24-hour small town diner, I was very impressed. A far cry from how we used to haphazardly serve up chicken fingers and jalapeno poppers to the sloppy drunkards that frequented that place. Atmosphere is also very nice - modern and very spacious considering that they'll charge you $1000/month to rent out a closet in this city.

The food is top-of-the-line. You really can't go wrong with the menu there. They also bring out a bunch of freebies: hors d'oeuvres, soup, second desserts, etc. Even unlimited bread - GOOD bread.

Now for the drawbacks. First of all, it's expensive. You already knew that. If you're loaded, don't worry about it. But I deal in SUBPRIME mortgages (OUCH!) so it put a solid dent in my already thin wallet. $82 for 3 courses, $96 for 4 courses, and expect to pay up for drinks as well. My recommendation however is to GET THE FOUR COURSE MEAL. The portions are TINY! Even with the freebies, you're not going to stuff yourself. But get over it, cheese hog, you don't need those extra pounds anyway. Get the four courser and you'll go home satisfied but not stuffed.

So, overall, great food and excellent service, but you might end up as a subprimer when you can't pay your mortgage after EMP hits you up for $300 or so.

Pros: Awesome food, service, and atmosphere...and of course the FREEBIES!

Cons: Expensive, small portions

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We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal here recently. The food was excellent; I highly recommend both the suckling pig and the lamb. The service was perhaps a bit overly solicitous but generally very nice, and the pacing of the meal felt sedate, but not too slow. Some of the flourishes are perhaps a bit too precious (spooning out quenelles of salt and pepper was over the top and silly), but the food is prepared with obvious attention to detail. I would hate to be a prep cook here because of all the tiny piece work, but it certainly looked great on the plate! Prices are in line with what similar restaurants charge, and of course the dining room itself is lovely.

2
★★★★★

We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal here recently. The food was excellent; I highly recommend both the suckling pig and the lamb. The service was perhaps a bit overly solicitous but generally very nice, and the pacing of the meal felt sedate, but not too slow. Some of the flourishes are perhaps a bit too precious (spooning out quenelles of salt and pepper was over the top and silly), but the food is prepared with obvious attention to detail. I would hate to be a prep cook here because of all the tiny piece work, but it certainly looked great on the plate! Prices are in line with what similar restaurants charge, and of course the dining room itself is lovely.

Pros: Ambiance, attention to detail

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this is one of my favorite restaurants in manhattan! not only is their menu always impressive, but their service always rocks. the food has been consistently amazing and their ambience/decor/flower arrangement make the dining experience unique. you really do get treated like a celebrity or a royal crown at eleven madison.

2
★★★★★

this is one of my favorite restaurants in manhattan! not only is their menu always impressive, but their service always rocks. the food has been consistently amazing and their ambience/decor/flower arrangement make the dining experience unique. you really do get treated like a celebrity or a royal crown at eleven madison.

Pros: food, service, ambience, everything

Cons: none

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Recently went to 11 Madison, first time since chef Daniel Humm took over the kitchen. As usual, the service and ambiance of the restaurant are incredible. The food was equally outstanding - the gnocci and scallops are great apps, for main courses we had the suckling pig and loup de mer. Both excellent. This restaurant is a perfect choice for fine dining, special occassions, etc. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

Recently went to 11 Madison, first time since chef Daniel Humm took over the kitchen. As usual, the service and ambiance of the restaurant are incredible. The food was equally outstanding - the gnocci and scallops are great apps, for main courses we had the suckling pig and loup de mer. Both excellent. This restaurant is a perfect choice for fine dining, special occassions, etc. Highly recommended.

Pros: Food, service, decor

Cons: None

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I've read countless reviews on how the chef is a genius. Genius he may be but with a high-priced pre-fix menu and portions that were fit for a toddler, I left 11 Madison disappointed. $350 lighter (on a dinner for two), I had 2 rounds of drinks, 2 ports, the lobster pre-fix and veal pre-fix. The lobster was very good but tiny; the whole portion fit into a baby's palm and if you don't believe me, you should check out the restaurant yourself. The veal entree was no bigger with a veal portion that was about 1 inch in diameter accompanied by sweet bread about the same diameter. Overall, if you have money to burn, I would go. if you know something about food nobody else does, you should go. If you have a slightly sophisticated palette yet have an appetite greater than that of a 5 year old, I would choose a more solid, traditional favorite.

1
★★★☆☆

I've read countless reviews on how the chef is a genius. Genius he may be but with a high-priced pre-fix menu and portions that were fit for a toddler, I left 11 Madison disappointed. $350 lighter (on a dinner for two), I had 2 rounds of drinks, 2 ports, the lobster pre-fix and veal pre-fix. The lobster was very good but tiny; the whole portion fit into a baby's palm and if you don't believe me, you should check out the restaurant yourself. The veal entree was no bigger with a veal portion that was about 1 inch in diameter accompanied by sweet bread about the same diameter. Overall, if you have money to burn, I would go. if you know something about food nobody else does, you should go. If you have a slightly sophisticated palette yet have an appetite greater than that of a 5 year old, I would choose a more solid, traditional favorite.

Pros: Great pre-war space

Cons: Pre-fix menu, no a la carte ordering

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The service at this restaurant is effortlessly excellent. They don't try too hard and are not pretentious and patronizing either. They make you feel important & are friendly without being intrusive. The food is excellent---lots of attention to detail. I have been here twice for business dinners and once for a personal dinner and it was great each time. The crowd is not hip or happening but understated...some "foodies".

1
★★★☆☆

The service at this restaurant is effortlessly excellent. They don't try too hard and are not pretentious and patronizing either. They make you feel important & are friendly without being intrusive. The food is excellent---lots of attention to detail. I have been here twice for business dinners and once for a personal dinner and it was great each time. The crowd is not hip or happening but understated...some "foodies".

Pros: Great food & service

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There is a reason this restaurant continues to be a New York classic. The staff is amazing, knowledgable, and unpretentious while still managing to project the decadence of the restaraunt. Daniel Humm is the esteemed new chef and came out to introduce himself at the end of the meal which really made the night. He also sent each of us home with a breakfast brioche. As for the food, obviously excellent - one recommendation - even if you're craving sweet give the cheese plate a try at the end of the meal it was delicious.

2
★★★★★

There is a reason this restaurant continues to be a New York classic. The staff is amazing, knowledgable, and unpretentious while still managing to project the decadence of the restaraunt. Daniel Humm is the esteemed new chef and came out to introduce himself at the end of the meal which really made the night. He also sent each of us home with a breakfast brioche. As for the food, obviously excellent - one recommendation - even if you're craving sweet give the cheese plate a try at the end of the meal it was delicious.

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I admit to being a major Daniel Humm fan--I would go to Campton Place in SF when he was there every time I was in SF. I visited Eleven Madison for the first time and he has elevated his game for NYC. The amuse bouce offerings were great--each one a taste to remember. I had the farm egg with caviar followed by a lobster dish with a great foam as you expect from Chef Humm. I was alone and had wines by the glass--a good selection if a bit expensive for their quality. Overall, a great meal. NYC is lucky that Mr. Humm has departed SF for his current venue.

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★★★★★

I admit to being a major Daniel Humm fan--I would go to Campton Place in SF when he was there every time I was in SF. I visited Eleven Madison for the first time and he has elevated his game for NYC. The amuse bouce offerings were great--each one a taste to remember. I had the farm egg with caviar followed by a lobster dish with a great foam as you expect from Chef Humm. I was alone and had wines by the glass--a good selection if a bit expensive for their quality. Overall, a great meal. NYC is lucky that Mr. Humm has departed SF for his current venue.

Pros: Absolutely wonderful and innovative dishes

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This is one of the best meals that I have had in a while. The place is gorgeous. With the high ceilings and the beautiful flowers. Plenty of space between tables so that you dont feel people are on top of each other. The service is attentive withought being overbearing or stuck up. The food consists of well thought out paring of flavors. It is typical that people will complain about the portions. Its not about the huge burger here - not b@ng for your buck. Its about the quality, presentation and preparation of the food. Between all the amouse bouches, app, main course, dessert and petit fours how can anyone seriously leave hungry. I left very satisfied and took home the little bread/cake they give you for breakfast the next morning. Or to eat after dinner if you're still hungry -but you will not.

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★★★☆☆

This is one of the best meals that I have had in a while. The place is gorgeous. With the high ceilings and the beautiful flowers. Plenty of space between tables so that you dont feel people are on top of each other. The service is attentive withought being overbearing or stuck up. The food consists of well thought out paring of flavors. It is typical that people will complain about the portions. Its not about the huge burger here - not b@ng for your buck. Its about the quality, presentation and preparation of the food. Between all the amouse bouches, app, main course, dessert and petit fours how can anyone seriously leave hungry. I left very satisfied and took home the little bread/cake they give you for breakfast the next morning. Or to eat after dinner if you're still hungry -but you will not.

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The first time I went here, I loved it. Booked a reservation of Valentine's day and they were out of seafood. Granted I had a late timeslot but still, they should have planned better. When I went back last month, they had switched the menu to prefix without noting it when I made the reservation. The food is good and inventive but not worth the price. There are much better places to spend your money if youre looking to visit a nice restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

The first time I went here, I loved it. Booked a reservation of Valentine's day and they were out of seafood. Granted I had a late timeslot but still, they should have planned better. When I went back last month, they had switched the menu to prefix without noting it when I made the reservation. The food is good and inventive but not worth the price. There are much better places to spend your money if youre looking to visit a nice restaurant.

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just reflecting on my lunch:

i had two small pieces of bread
i tablespoon of seafood salad
approx 2 ounces of veal with about an ounce of potato and 1/2 of a carrot
and about three ounces of mousee type stuff

so i really had a toddler "lunchable" (the equivalent of a half of a tuna sandwich on wheat, a slimjim, 3 veggie chips and a kids sized pudding and a half of one grape juicebox), all for about $1 per calorie.

1
★★★☆☆

just reflecting on my lunch:

i had two small pieces of bread
i tablespoon of seafood salad
approx 2 ounces of veal with about an ounce of potato and 1/2 of a carrot
and about three ounces of mousee type stuff

so i really had a toddler "lunchable" (the equivalent of a half of a tuna sandwich on wheat, a slimjim, 3 veggie chips and a kids sized pudding and a half of one grape juicebox), all for about $1 per calorie.

Pros: tasted good

Cons: small portions, foam

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Dining here is an experience, albeit a very, very expensive experience. The restaurant itself is beautiful -- very spacious with high ceilings, but not in a way that makes you feel isolated. The staff is attentive and knowledgable, but not a way that is intimidating. The food is beautifully presented and very, very creative. My friend ordered a halibut that had been slow-cooked in a 150 degree oven, and it was the most tender halibut I'd ever tasted. The portions are small, but they provided an amuse bouche with every course. For example, prior to our appetizers, we each received an amuse bouche of raw oyster, a cheese puff, and a foie gras creme brulee. Definitely worth experiencing at least once in your life.

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★★★★☆

Dining here is an experience, albeit a very, very expensive experience. The restaurant itself is beautiful -- very spacious with high ceilings, but not in a way that makes you feel isolated. The staff is attentive and knowledgable, but not a way that is intimidating. The food is beautifully presented and very, very creative. My friend ordered a halibut that had been slow-cooked in a 150 degree oven, and it was the most tender halibut I'd ever tasted. The portions are small, but they provided an amuse bouche with every course. For example, prior to our appetizers, we each received an amuse bouche of raw oyster, a cheese puff, and a foie gras creme brulee. Definitely worth experiencing at least once in your life.

Pros: Decor, Food, Service

Cons: $$$$

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[p]All style and no substance-that would sum up Eleven Madison in a few words. While the service was outstanding and the restaurant itself was certainly candy for the eyes, Eleven Madison didnt live up to the hype, and it definitely wasnt worthy of the eye-popping tab. The food was average, but the portions, or should I say rations, would be scoffed at by even the most famished of man. My lamb chop looked like a spec upon its plate; its size tantamount to an appetizer anywhere else. While we all like to be served and doted on & attended to by knowledgeable and friendly staff, lets not forget the deep underlying reason we all go out to eat is to satiate our hunger-which Eleven Madison failed to do[/p]

As beautiful as the high ceilings and other features may have been, at a restaurant, one is paying for their stomach to be satisfied, not just their eyes. In order to compensate for the paltry offerings, we were bombarded w/ small deserts and treats throughout the meal, including a rum cake when we were exiting-perhaps a desperate attempt by the management to retain customers they had just robbed?

Eleven Madison would be ideal for a dieter-but anyone w/ a least a fraction of a normal human appetite will leave wanting more. I left feeling cheated-my wallet was empty, and so was my stomach. Anybody giving this place a favorable review probably either was dispatched by the restaurant or were duped into thinking scant servings on fancy dishes and a tasty parting gift are worthy replacements of a filling meal. After my experience at Eleven Madison, I felt it was my duty and obligation to warn any potential diners to take their business elsewhere.

Lastly, before I draw scorn from EM apologists in realizing that this review sounds like the ravings of a fat man (no offence to the overweight), Id like to add that Im only 140 pounds with my keys in my pocket

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★★★☆☆

[p]All style and no substance-that would sum up Eleven Madison in a few words. While the service was outstanding and the restaurant itself was certainly candy for the eyes, Eleven Madison didnt live up to the hype, and it definitely wasnt worthy of the eye-popping tab. The food was average, but the portions, or should I say rations, would be scoffed at by even the most famished of man. My lamb chop looked like a spec upon its plate; its size tantamount to an appetizer anywhere else. While we all like to be served and doted on & attended to by knowledgeable and friendly staff, lets not forget the deep underlying reason we all go out to eat is to satiate our hunger-which Eleven Madison failed to do[/p]

As beautiful as the high ceilings and other features may have been, at a restaurant, one is paying for their stomach to be satisfied, not just their eyes. In order to compensate for the paltry offerings, we were bombarded w/ small deserts and treats throughout the meal, including a rum cake when we were exiting-perhaps a desperate attempt by the management to retain customers they had just robbed?

Eleven Madison would be ideal for a dieter-but anyone w/ a least a fraction of a normal human appetite will leave wanting more. I left feeling cheated-my wallet was empty, and so was my stomach. Anybody giving this place a favorable review probably either was dispatched by the restaurant or were duped into thinking scant servings on fancy dishes and a tasty parting gift are worthy replacements of a filling meal. After my experience at Eleven Madison, I felt it was my duty and obligation to warn any potential diners to take their business elsewhere.

Lastly, before I draw scorn from EM apologists in realizing that this review sounds like the ravings of a fat man (no offence to the overweight), Id like to add that Im only 140 pounds with my keys in my pocket

Pros: service, ambiance

Cons: lack of value

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The food was very good, although definitely not close to the best I've had. The savory was better than the sweet. Service was, again, very good but not excellent. The portions ARE small, so if you are looking for a hearty meal, look elsewhere...but true foodies should try once, on someone else's dime. Wish I had been able to try tasting menu - but one of our party was not having it. Great ambiance.

2
★★★★☆

The food was very good, although definitely not close to the best I've had. The savory was better than the sweet. Service was, again, very good but not excellent. The portions ARE small, so if you are looking for a hearty meal, look elsewhere...but true foodies should try once, on someone else's dime. Wish I had been able to try tasting menu - but one of our party was not having it. Great ambiance.

Pros: Great space, interesting food

Cons: Pricey for what it is...

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I went last night with a friend from out of town. I had read a great review in Time Out and decided to give it a shot. Well, that review lived up to everything it said. A meal here is not for those in a rush, or for those who don't like to ask questions of their waiter when they don't know what something is on the menu (I did it a lot). The menu is honestly, a little much, but our server (Allison) was amazing and the overall service impeccable. The food was wonderful and the serving sizes and pacing, about perfect.

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★★★★★

I went last night with a friend from out of town. I had read a great review in Time Out and decided to give it a shot. Well, that review lived up to everything it said. A meal here is not for those in a rush, or for those who don't like to ask questions of their waiter when they don't know what something is on the menu (I did it a lot). The menu is honestly, a little much, but our server (Allison) was amazing and the overall service impeccable. The food was wonderful and the serving sizes and pacing, about perfect.

Pros: Service, food, wine list

Cons: it takes a while (our dinner was 3 hours)

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I was taken there for dinner as a treat for my MA graduation from my mother, who was visiting from Europe. I expected the price to be high, so I am not complaining about that per se. However, the food was horrific. We were going to have the duck, but they had ran out of it I guess that night. So, we ended up ordering two main dishes, which we could not even finish (not because of proportions, but because of taste). The food is too eclectic and even more eccentric. Definitely not a restaurant for someone who is hungry. The service was impeccable, no complaints about that. Finally, the deserts were really great. Nice atmosphere too. So, basically, the food is just way too "extreme" taste-wise. In general, an okay restaurant. Wish I had gone elsewhere, really.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was taken there for dinner as a treat for my MA graduation from my mother, who was visiting from Europe. I expected the price to be high, so I am not complaining about that per se. However, the food was horrific. We were going to have the duck, but they had ran out of it I guess that night. So, we ended up ordering two main dishes, which we could not even finish (not because of proportions, but because of taste). The food is too eclectic and even more eccentric. Definitely not a restaurant for someone who is hungry. The service was impeccable, no complaints about that. Finally, the deserts were really great. Nice atmosphere too. So, basically, the food is just way too "extreme" taste-wise. In general, an okay restaurant. Wish I had gone elsewhere, really.

Pros: Service

Cons: Food

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My fiancé wanted to treat me for my B-day, so I gave her two options, either The Tasting Room or Eleven Madison Park (EMP). Because of TimeOut NY's review she chose EMP, and although it set her back about $300, I'm sure she hasn't regretted it.

We had a 6+ course tasting menu. Everything was fabulous! We chose the Spring (veggie) tasting menu, but it also has a Winter and Summer. The dullest dish we had was gnocchi with some specialty mushrooms, and that was still great. The novelty of the tastes were beyond my ability to remember them. Many meals were delivered by two servers, besides having a waiter to oversea the process. On the way out, someone grabbed my girlfriend to give her a small complimentary cake.

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★★★★★

My fiancé wanted to treat me for my B-day, so I gave her two options, either The Tasting Room or Eleven Madison Park (EMP). Because of TimeOut NY's review she chose EMP, and although it set her back about $300, I'm sure she hasn't regretted it.

We had a 6+ course tasting menu. Everything was fabulous! We chose the Spring (veggie) tasting menu, but it also has a Winter and Summer. The dullest dish we had was gnocchi with some specialty mushrooms, and that was still great. The novelty of the tastes were beyond my ability to remember them. Many meals were delivered by two servers, besides having a waiter to oversea the process. On the way out, someone grabbed my girlfriend to give her a small complimentary cake.

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Pretty boring place - just over-priced without any flare to show for it. We didn't expect much and didn't get much - ture to the reviews. It appears anyone can walk in off the street and get a job as waitor/waitress. All in all - save your money and have better veiws and service at the Shake Shack across the street in Madison Square Park.

1
★★★☆☆

Pretty boring place - just over-priced without any flare to show for it. We didn't expect much and didn't get much - ture to the reviews. It appears anyone can walk in off the street and get a job as waitor/waitress. All in all - save your money and have better veiws and service at the Shake Shack across the street in Madison Square Park.

Pros: space, location

Cons: a bit boring, bad service, cost

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Went there for Valenties Day with my boyfriend who flew down to take me to dinner. Shocked that they were out of all of the seafood dishes except for the scallops- no tuna tartare, no lobster, a complete disappointment. From such a high end restraunt I would expect them to be prepared for such a day.

Only consulation was my esspresso martini and my boyfriend.

2
★★★★☆

Went there for Valenties Day with my boyfriend who flew down to take me to dinner. Shocked that they were out of all of the seafood dishes except for the scallops- no tuna tartare, no lobster, a complete disappointment. From such a high end restraunt I would expect them to be prepared for such a day.

Only consulation was my esspresso martini and my boyfriend.

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Went during restaurant week. Got pasta appetizer that was very good. Then got risotto w/wild mushroom, cippollini onion, and slivers of soft cheese. It was beautiful! I also tried my friend's braised short rib - also sublime. Desserts were "good" but not phenomenal. Atmosphere is nice, but bit formal feeling perhaps due to architecture of building itself, which has an office/bank feel to it.

2
★★★★★

Went during restaurant week. Got pasta appetizer that was very good. Then got risotto w/wild mushroom, cippollini onion, and slivers of soft cheese. It was beautiful! I also tried my friend's braised short rib - also sublime. Desserts were "good" but not phenomenal. Atmosphere is nice, but bit formal feeling perhaps due to architecture of building itself, which has an office/bank feel to it.

Pros: food

Cons: $18 generic wine

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I used to work in the building it is in and would go there often for lunch, so I never really thought of it as a dining option. I recently was there for New Year's - not a favorite time to eat out, but it was one of the few places that did not have a special menu and restricted seating times. It was a delightful experience and we had a wonderful meal to boot. I can only imagine what it is like on a regular night. I would certainly go back anytime- especially on New Year's Eve.

2
★★★★★

I used to work in the building it is in and would go there often for lunch, so I never really thought of it as a dining option. I recently was there for New Year's - not a favorite time to eat out, but it was one of the few places that did not have a special menu and restricted seating times. It was a delightful experience and we had a wonderful meal to boot. I can only imagine what it is like on a regular night. I would certainly go back anytime- especially on New Year's Eve.

Pros: food, wine list

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11 Madison was actually better than I expected and I had heard good things about it. The place was overly crowded, the seating was very comfortable and the room was very interesting as well. I thought the service was a bit much, but I guess that's what you get in a place like that. On to the food. I was very impressed. The menu was interesting and very well prepared and they made a good margarita, always a good test. I would recommend 11 Madison pretty much anytime, though the romance factor wasn't through the roof.

2
★★★★☆

11 Madison was actually better than I expected and I had heard good things about it. The place was overly crowded, the seating was very comfortable and the room was very interesting as well. I thought the service was a bit much, but I guess that's what you get in a place like that. On to the food. I was very impressed. The menu was interesting and very well prepared and they made a good margarita, always a good test. I would recommend 11 Madison pretty much anytime, though the romance factor wasn't through the roof.

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Aside from the attractive dining room, there is no reason to bother with this restaurant. Judging from my experience on Sunday, August 14, 2005, food was merely average, and the "beef for two" arrived cold. Wait staff paid little attention to the progress of our meal, seemingly distracted and simply disinterested. Our server never bothered to inquire as to whether or not we wanted coffee...a totally unforgiveable mistake. When spending 200 dollars on dinner for two, a standard of service and quality beyond that of any Manhattan corner diner is requisite. Shame on Eleven Madison Park.

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★☆☆☆☆

Aside from the attractive dining room, there is no reason to bother with this restaurant. Judging from my experience on Sunday, August 14, 2005, food was merely average, and the "beef for two" arrived cold. Wait staff paid little attention to the progress of our meal, seemingly distracted and simply disinterested. Our server never bothered to inquire as to whether or not we wanted coffee...a totally unforgiveable mistake. When spending 200 dollars on dinner for two, a standard of service and quality beyond that of any Manhattan corner diner is requisite. Shame on Eleven Madison Park.

Pros: decor

Cons: food quality, table service

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Celebrated my birthday at 11 Madison Park and throughly enjoyed the experience. The food was amazing and was complimented by the best service I have ever experienced. The only thing missing from this experience was more room in my stomach. I highly recommend 11 Madison Park. Remember to save room for the tastiest and sexiest desserts I have ever had.

2
★★★★★

Celebrated my birthday at 11 Madison Park and throughly enjoyed the experience. The food was amazing and was complimented by the best service I have ever experienced. The only thing missing from this experience was more room in my stomach. I highly recommend 11 Madison Park. Remember to save room for the tastiest and sexiest desserts I have ever had.

Pros: Service, Dessert, Food

Cons: none

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My boyfriend and I went during restuarant week. The service started out decent but once our entree's came and our wine glasses were empty, we were not asked if we wanted more wine. Also, our water glasses were empty for about 15 minutes and we had to ask twice for more water before getting some. The food was pretty good but the service not so much. I expected more for a restaurant like this. We won't be back for a long time.

1
★★★☆☆

My boyfriend and I went during restuarant week. The service started out decent but once our entree's came and our wine glasses were empty, we were not asked if we wanted more wine. Also, our water glasses were empty for about 15 minutes and we had to ask twice for more water before getting some. The food was pretty good but the service not so much. I expected more for a restaurant like this. We won't be back for a long time.

Pros: Food, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Service, Service!

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If a restaurant offers three courses with three plates each, make sure your party is no more or less than three people and order everything. Adopt the 30 second rule and coyly slide around the dishes. After everyone has tasted everything then you have the option to keep or trade back a plate you would like to finish. Viola, you successfully will have tasted everything the kitchen has to throw at your fiscal palette during restaurant week.

It was a Thursday night and our 10 PM reso was seated promptly. Our excellent server Leo was able to hold banter with my chatty party. No black linen available so dress accordingly. Every dish was served in a timely fashion. The back waiters cleared the table with precision. Presentation and quality was excellent.

I finished the evening at the bar with a most excellent Makers Manhattan Up. Thank you Tom.

2
★★★★★

If a restaurant offers three courses with three plates each, make sure your party is no more or less than three people and order everything. Adopt the 30 second rule and coyly slide around the dishes. After everyone has tasted everything then you have the option to keep or trade back a plate you would like to finish. Viola, you successfully will have tasted everything the kitchen has to throw at your fiscal palette during restaurant week.

It was a Thursday night and our 10 PM reso was seated promptly. Our excellent server Leo was able to hold banter with my chatty party. No black linen available so dress accordingly. Every dish was served in a timely fashion. The back waiters cleared the table with precision. Presentation and quality was excellent.

I finished the evening at the bar with a most excellent Makers Manhattan Up. Thank you Tom.

Pros: Timing, Mood, Makers Manhattan Up

Cons: No black linen.

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I dined at Eleven Madison Park with my boyfriend last night and I was very disappointed with our experience. Yes, the food is delightful, with bold, complementary flavors. However, everything else about the experience left us soured, from being seated in the cavernous back room - far from the much-discussed soaring ceilings - to the spotty service that disrupted the flow of our conversation and enjoyment of our meal. The accustics were maddening - we easily overheard diners seated several tables away from us. The tables were too close together and the server made several mistakes with our meal, including making us wait over fifteen minutes for our check - after we asked for it! I thought maybe our experience was a singular gaff, but a table of four seated next to us complained as well and argued pretty fiercely about whether the server even deserved a tip!

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★★★☆☆

I dined at Eleven Madison Park with my boyfriend last night and I was very disappointed with our experience. Yes, the food is delightful, with bold, complementary flavors. However, everything else about the experience left us soured, from being seated in the cavernous back room - far from the much-discussed soaring ceilings - to the spotty service that disrupted the flow of our conversation and enjoyment of our meal. The accustics were maddening - we easily overheard diners seated several tables away from us. The tables were too close together and the server made several mistakes with our meal, including making us wait over fifteen minutes for our check - after we asked for it! I thought maybe our experience was a singular gaff, but a table of four seated next to us complained as well and argued pretty fiercely about whether the server even deserved a tip!

Pros: food

Cons: service, accustics

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The Restaurant Week menu is quite nice with around ten options for the first and second courses instead of the usual two or three. For starters I had the seafood raviolis (small but excellent) and my girlfriend the chilled asparagus soup which she liked. The main courses were a little sloppy with my fish being slightly overcooked and hers being accompanied by an (optional) overpowering parsley sauce but the other spices and accompaniments went well. For desert I had an amazing frozen blueberry cheesecake with warmed blueberries and she had an average pistachio ice cream. The service though was great and the space is pleasing and airy as always.

2
★★★★☆

The Restaurant Week menu is quite nice with around ten options for the first and second courses instead of the usual two or three. For starters I had the seafood raviolis (small but excellent) and my girlfriend the chilled asparagus soup which she liked. The main courses were a little sloppy with my fish being slightly overcooked and hers being accompanied by an (optional) overpowering parsley sauce but the other spices and accompaniments went well. For desert I had an amazing frozen blueberry cheesecake with warmed blueberries and she had an average pistachio ice cream. The service though was great and the space is pleasing and airy as always.

Pros: service, beautiful space

Cons: fish slightly overcoo, overpowering sauce, expensive scotch menu

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it seems that i had high expectation of this place. first of all decor is simple yet elegant which i like. food wasn't so good that makes me want to go back. but i think it could be the very bad, slow service that ruined my appetite. for that price i expect better value for my money. i was very very disappointed with wait staff's service.

2
★★★★☆

it seems that i had high expectation of this place. first of all decor is simple yet elegant which i like. food wasn't so good that makes me want to go back. but i think it could be the very bad, slow service that ruined my appetite. for that price i expect better value for my money. i was very very disappointed with wait staff's service.

Pros: ambience

Cons: service

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My boyfriend and I went to Eleven Madison Park for dinner tonight and were sorely disappointed. We had been there last year for brunch, which was great.
We waited 20 minutes for our table. We were ignored by our waitress after our entrees had been served. During dessert, my coffee cup remained empty for at least 10 minutes before I had to ask for a second cup. My boyfriend's squid appetizer was fair. My entree of beef cheeks was extremely fatty and miniscule. Dessert was fair, but we didn't get the little petit fours that other tables received.
All in all a sub par experience.

1
★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went to Eleven Madison Park for dinner tonight and were sorely disappointed. We had been there last year for brunch, which was great.
We waited 20 minutes for our table. We were ignored by our waitress after our entrees had been served. During dessert, my coffee cup remained empty for at least 10 minutes before I had to ask for a second cup. My boyfriend's squid appetizer was fair. My entree of beef cheeks was extremely fatty and miniscule. Dessert was fair, but we didn't get the little petit fours that other tables received.
All in all a sub par experience.

Cons: poor service, crowded

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I've never been to a restaurant that is so cheap with their coffee. My friends and I went there for brunch and each of us had to ask for our coffee to be refilled repeatedly as we see the waiter stand there watching us eat!! My friend ordered the fluke but the waiter decided to give her the mahi mahi instead. When we informed the waiter that that was not what we ordered, he then told us they ran out of the fluke. My french toast was two fried pieces of french bread. Overall food quality? decent. Ambiance? i have to admit, it's there. Service? you get more attention at a diner.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've never been to a restaurant that is so cheap with their coffee. My friends and I went there for brunch and each of us had to ask for our coffee to be refilled repeatedly as we see the waiter stand there watching us eat!! My friend ordered the fluke but the waiter decided to give her the mahi mahi instead. When we informed the waiter that that was not what we ordered, he then told us they ran out of the fluke. My french toast was two fried pieces of french bread. Overall food quality? decent. Ambiance? i have to admit, it's there. Service? you get more attention at a diner.

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I went there with a group of friends. None of the food struck our nerves as being delectable and definitely wasn't worth the price.

The tuna tartar was bland and came in 4 thin strips. My chicken entree was the only medium portioned entree and despite the first bite being savory, the inner pieces were dry.

The ravioli entree had 3 pieces! the venison came with 4 thin slices, the lobster- one tail, the duck- shreds, and the artic fish entree looked incredibly small as well.

To top it off, we got three orders of chocolate souffle which we assumed would be a normal dessert and ~12.00. Shockingly, the souffle is bigger than two entrees combined! The first few bites were OK, like a mushy chocolate brownie, but got very heavy and none of us could finish it. Imagine our chagrin when we saw the price- 72.00 for 3 souffles!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went there with a group of friends. None of the food struck our nerves as being delectable and definitely wasn't worth the price.

The tuna tartar was bland and came in 4 thin strips. My chicken entree was the only medium portioned entree and despite the first bite being savory, the inner pieces were dry.

The ravioli entree had 3 pieces! the venison came with 4 thin slices, the lobster- one tail, the duck- shreds, and the artic fish entree looked incredibly small as well.

To top it off, we got three orders of chocolate souffle which we assumed would be a normal dessert and ~12.00. Shockingly, the souffle is bigger than two entrees combined! The first few bites were OK, like a mushy chocolate brownie, but got very heavy and none of us could finish it. Imagine our chagrin when we saw the price- 72.00 for 3 souffles!!

Pros: good service, classy ambience

Cons: , microscopic portions, didn't like the food

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This was an amazing experience. The bar is beautiful and the atomosphere refined. The wine steward was excellent. He brought over quite a few bottles for us to "taste" so that we could pick the perfect wine and spirits for our meal, for every course! The food was superb and I look forward to finding a reason to go.

2
★★★★★

This was an amazing experience. The bar is beautiful and the atomosphere refined. The wine steward was excellent. He brought over quite a few bottles for us to "taste" so that we could pick the perfect wine and spirits for our meal, for every course! The food was superb and I look forward to finding a reason to go.

Pros: ATMOSPHERE, SERVICE, SERVICE

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11 Madison was a wonderful dining experience. the menu was so full of intersting and palatable(!) dishes - so unique but pleasurable. it was elegant, lively. even romantic with and without my mate!i've been back a couple times after my first experience was so divine. even once just for dessert and wine! defintely a 10 among the mass eateries in the big apple.

2
★★★★★

11 Madison was a wonderful dining experience. the menu was so full of intersting and palatable(!) dishes - so unique but pleasurable. it was elegant, lively. even romantic with and without my mate!i've been back a couple times after my first experience was so divine. even once just for dessert and wine! defintely a 10 among the mass eateries in the big apple.

Pros: space/decor, menu, staff

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my first visit to a danny meyer restaurant...very good experience. our waitress, amy, was very helpful...everything was good, especially the bread...the skate was excellent...so was the steak...the desserts were great..this place is on par with gramercy tavern, my favorite restaurant. but gramercy is still the best...

2
★★★★☆

my first visit to a danny meyer restaurant...very good experience. our waitress, amy, was very helpful...everything was good, especially the bread...the skate was excellent...so was the steak...the desserts were great..this place is on par with gramercy tavern, my favorite restaurant. but gramercy is still the best...

Pros: food, bread, service

 

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