Eleven Madison Park or Tocqueville?
Wondering if EMP is okay, or am I missing out and should go to Tocqueville? In the mood for adventurous cuisine, so whichever's more creative will probably win.
I go regularly to Tocqueville and think the cuisine is wonderful and the owners and staff are really good people.
I haven't been to EMP for many years so I cannot comment.
I would choose Tocqueville.
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I just ate last weekend at both restaurants. EMP was outstanding in all respects - food, service, decor. Tocqueville was a major disappointment. The food was OK, but the service was definitely lacking. My dining companion's entree (60-second steak) was served cold. They took it back and heated it in the microwave (no kidding!). They didn't even have the sense enough to replace the partially eaten carrot. They finally replaced the entree with a new one but it certainly wasn't great. No comps were offered with the bill.
EMP is on an entirely much higher level than Tocqueville. After last weekend, Tocqueville seems to have dropped quite a bit since my last meal there.