Eleven Madison Park
Take a landmark Art Deco building with 35-foot-high windows, terrazzo floors and towering floral designs overlooking Madison Square Park. Add the management of Danny Meyer and chef Daniel Humm. The result is one of New York?s finest dining experiences. Humm throws a humdinger to start: an amuse such as an eggshell filled with a savory sabayon of smoked Columbia River sturgeon with chive bewitches and you know you are in for a special night. Offerings may include heirloom beets salad with Lynnhaven Farms ch?vre frais, rye crumble and nasturnium; John Dory, slow-cooked with pickled daikon radish; and Four Story Hill sweetbreads saut?ed with artichokes, black truffles and smoked marble potatoes. Expect to also find occasional touches of molecular gastronomy. Lunch is either a three- or four-course menu and dinner is a four- or five-course meal. For a heightened epicurean experience, opt for the suggested wine pairings. Wine director John Ragan's novella-length wine list touches on topnotch selections from around the world. Put your trust in Ragan and the rest of this well-trained team who know what you need more than you do.