In this former bank in a landmark Art Deco building you can mingle with New York’s most stylish crowd.
With its high ceilings and hushed grandeur, Eleven Madison Park feels like a sanctuary with its clean, updated aesthetic featuring cobalt blue mohair banquettes, terrazzo tiling and a blue painting by artist Rita Ackermann and has become one of the most elegant and esteemed restaurants in New York City.
Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm started working in kitchens at the age of 14, and earned his first Michelin star at 24. He became executive chef at Eleven Madison Park in 2006 when the restaurant was owned by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, and took on co-ownership a few years later with the charismatic Will Guidara, who runs the front of house.
Humm has a minimal design aesthetic in his creations, and his sophisticated cooking and plating have earned him three stars from Michelin.
On the menu, he has introduced an iconic lavender and honey dry-aged Duclair duck roasted with cabbage and pear, celery root cooked in a pig’s bladder with black truffle, as well as a savoury New York cheesecake made from smoked sturgeon, anointed with asparagus and a mountain of caviar, which was an instant hit.
For those looking to experience a shorter meal, the bar offers an abbreviated five-course tasting menu, as compared to the dining room’s eight to ten plates.
11 Madison Avenue,
New York 10010,
212 889 0905