Eleven Madison park vs. compass
Ditto what rrems said. No aspersions on Compass, where the food is very good. But there's no question that EMP's French-inspired cuisine is on a far, far superior level. This superiority also extends to other areas. The wine list is first-rate, and service is both cordial and polished. Last, but not least, the space is gorgeous!
Happy Birthday and Bon Appetit!