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Backup plan for Eleven Madison Park?

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Backup plan for Eleven Madison Park?

pauliface | Nov 30, 2011 09:32 AM

Hi All,

I'm trying to set up a long weekend in February. We have 3 nights dining out.

Two nights will be Sugiyama for kaiseki, and WD-50 for their unique and fantastic menu.
(I've eaten at both before and love them).

For the third night, a thursday, there are 6 of us, and I'd like to go to Eleven Madison Park.
I've dined there a couple of times, and had fantastic experiences.

However, with their third star and popularity, I don't think I can bank on getting a table.
And I need to wait until 28 days before to find out.

So, I need a backup plan.
I do not want Japanese (we've got that another night) or Italian.
Per Se is out, because it's just too expensive.

I'm considering the following:
-- Annisa (for me, an unknown, but the menu appeals and it gets high marks),
-- Gotham (not as 'big' and experience, but I know they are very good)
-- the Modern (another unknown)
-- Le Bernardin (never been, appeals to my classic French side, but gets very uneven reviews)

What other places might you propose?
Or do you think any of the above are a particularly good choice?

Thanks!

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