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Eleven Madison Park $30.01 dinner - A Review (long)


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Eleven Madison Park $30.01 dinner - A Review (long)

Food Explorer | Oct 29, 2001 10:24 PM

My girlfriend and I just tried the $30.01 dinner there last Saturday. The food was excellent. The atmosphere beats Gramercy Tavern, the other Danny Meyer's restaurant (but I am a younger crowd than those regulars at Gramercy Tavern). The service was also over the top, our glass never reached below half.

For the appetizers, we had the buttersquash nuts soups. This one was not my favorite really. But then, I don't really like sweet soups, but my girlfriend enjoyed it. But I still thought it was pretty good considering my liking.

For the main course, I had the veal and my gf had the mahi mahi. We both loved the food, although we lean more toward the veal. It was very tender and perfectly cooked. The sauce was also a winner here. The mahi mahi was slightly overcooked since they had recommended us 'Medium rare,' and thus, we had expected it to be slightly rare. Overall, still an excellent bargain. But yes, the veal overshadowed the mahi mahi.

For the desserts, my gf had the chocolate verhona cake with pistachio ice cream on the top. This one was okay, but nothing really spectacular. I had the pineapple coconut creeme brulee. I didn't this was going to be anything memorable (not a big fan of pineapple and coconut) but once I put it in my mouth, it was actually better than expected. Before I knew it, half of it was gone. The creeme brulee turned out to be much better than the cake.

Overall, I will definitely go back to this place. A truly remarkable restaurant by Danny Meyer.

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