a recent NYT article mentioned how restaurant week can be a poor representation of the fare normally served at some of NY's nicer restaurants.
i'm sure that's true at many places, but i'm here to say that lunch "11 madison park" was as good as ever today. i ordered a really interesting parmesan bread pudding (served with haricots verts), a grilled mahi-mahi, and finished with a pumpkin cheesecake.
you could tell there were compromises made in anticipation of the higher volume. for example, things came out from the kitchen a little faster than normal. you couldn't taste it though; the food was still excellent, though ever so slightly more austere on the plate. (i kind of prefer it that way anyway.)
it was an all-around terrific experience & very, very close to what i'd expect when paying full price.