Which is better: EMP or Modern Dining Room
I would like to know your opinion about your experience with either (or both) Eleven Madison Park and the Modern Dining Room. Which do you prefer and why? If you've dined solo in the Modern Dining Room, please do share your experience, as I'm thinking about going there for lunch alone.
Personally, I've been to EMP a few times but never the Modern Dining Room (been to the Bar Room, btw). I think they're similar in terms of service (they're both Danny Meyer restaurants) but I'm curious in terms of food and atmosphere.
In my opinion, The Modern is far superior to EMP in all categories, including food, service, and ambiance. IT is very pleasant to sit in the main dining room at the Modern and look out on the sculpture garden of MOMA. The food and service are similar superb: I call The Modern, Jean Georges lite considering the chef, the general manager, and much of the staff are from Jean Georges.
One more vote for EMP. I've been to both within the last 6 months, and I was just knocked out by the food and the service at EMP. The dinner at the Modern was lovely, but the service was truly off, at least the night we were there. The best part was sitting at the window and being able to look out over the sculpture garden while we ate. (Which might be nice if you're dining alone.) Food was very good, but not as memorable as the dinner at Eleven Madison Park.