Eleven Madison Park

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Coordinates: 40°44′30″N 73°59′14″W / 40.741673°N 73.987242°W / 40.741673; -73.987242

Eleven Madison Park
Restaurant information
Established 1998[1]
Current owner(s) Will Guidara and Daniel Humm
Head chef Daniel Humm
Chef Dmitri Magi
Food type Contemporary American

Voted Best Restaurant in the World 2017, The World's 50 Best Restaurants;[2]

3 Michelin stars Michelin Guide, 2017[3]
Street address 11 Madison Avenue
City New York City (Flatiron District, Manhattan)
State New York
Postal/ZIP Code 10010
Country United States
Seating capacity 80
Website ElevenMadisonPark.com

Eleven Madison Park is an American restaurant located at 11 Madison Avenue, at East 24th Street, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, New York City. It ranked third among The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2016,[4] and topped the list in 2017.[5]

The restaurant, designed by Bentel & Bentel, is located in the landmark Art Deco Metropolitan Life North Building, facing Madison Square. The restaurant originally opened in 1998 and was owned by restaurateur Danny Meyer. In 2006, Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara began working at Eleven Madison Park and in 2011 they purchased it from Meyer.[6] Humm and Guidara also own and operate the NoMad restaurant in the NoMad Hotel, opened in 2012, and Made Nice a counter-service restaurant in Manhattan. Their restaurants are under the Make It Nice group.[citation needed]

In 2017, Eleven Madison Park closed for renovation between June 9 and October 11, mainly to revamp the kitchen which had not been updated in nearly 20 years.[7]

The restaurant offers guests one multi-course tasting menu inspired by the agricultural bounty of New York and its culinary traditions.[8] This concept has come under occasional criticism. In 2015, Tanya Gold wrote of the menu, "It is not, to me, food, because it owes more to obsession than to love. It is not, psychologically, nourishing. It is weaponized food, food tortured and contorted beyond what is reasonable; food taken to its illogical conclusion; food not to feed yourself but to thwart other people."[9]

The Eleven Madison Park Cookbook was published in 2011;[10] Humm and Guidara have released additional cookbooks including: I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes,[11] The NoMad Cookbook,[12] and Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter.[13]


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  1. ^ Bruni, Frank (August 11, 2009). "Eleven Madison Park Makes a Daring Rise to the To". The New York Times. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The World's 50 Best Restaurants". 
  3. ^ "Surprise: Here Are the 2017 NYC Michelin Star Rankings (A Few Days Early)". NY Easter. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d theworlds50best.com Eleven Madison Park
  5. ^ "These Are the World's 50 Best Restaurants". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Collins, Glenn (October 4, 2011). "Meyer Intends to Sell Eleven Madison Park to Its Chef and Manager". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ Eleven Madison Park renovations
  8. ^ Eleven Madison Park Restaurant. "Eleven Madison Park Restaurant". 
  9. ^ Gold, Tanya (September 2015). "A Goose in a Dress". Harper's Magazine. ISSN 0017-789X. Retrieved 2018-08-24. 
  10. ^ Eleven Madison Park Cookbook
  11. ^ I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes
  12. ^ The NoMad Cookbook
  13. ^ Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter
  14. ^ La Liste, Eleven Madison Park
  15. ^ "Eleven Madison Park". Relais & Châteaux. 
  16. ^ The New York Times Review 2015/03/18
  17. ^ nytimes.com Dining review
  18. ^ a b c d e "The James Beard Awards". 
  19. ^ "World's 50 best restaurants 2010: the full list". the Guardian. 
  20. ^ "San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants 2011". Eater. 
  21. ^ "Grandes Tables du Monde – Eleven Madison Park, United States, New York". 
  22. ^ "Eleven Madison Park – 2014 Restaurant Award Winner – Dining & Travel – Wine Spectator". 
  23. ^ "Forbes Travel Guide Star Rated Hotels, Restaurants & Spas". Forbes Travel Guide. 
  24. ^ "2015 New York MICHELIN Selections". 
  25. ^ "Eleven Madison Park". 

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