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Eleven Madison Park

New York, USA

No.5

LAST YEAR'S POSITION 10
YEARS ON THE LIST 4

Card tricks at the table, but the real magic is in the food

Chef Daniel Humm and general manager Will Guidara’s sleek Art Deco restaurant offers a masterclass in surprise. From the mysterious string-tied box that kicks off proceedings to the waiter affixing a meat grinder to the table midway through the meal, little can be anticipated. What diners can rely on, however, is a dining experience that is as delightful as it is engaging, with the use of peerless ingredients and top-class cooking, such as a clam dish that comes in two stages.

On the pass

  • Daniel Humm (above), James Kent (Chef de cuisine), Angela Pinkerton (Pastry Chef)

Style of food

  • Modern French with a New York twist

Standout Dish

  • Surf clam with morcilla sausage and celery root clam bake with whelk, Parker House roll and chowder

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