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Nov 22, 2011 07:20 AM

Eleven Madison Park Lunch vs Dinner

I will be traveling to NYC in the next couple months with my wife and wanted to dine at Eleven Madison Park. I was wondering what the difference is between lunch and dinner there. Is it basically different pricing with the same menu preparations or are they vastly different? Also, is the wine pairing option worth it, or is it better to just order your own glasses? Thank you.

Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

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  1. Lunch has fewer little treats through in before and after the meal, but is otherwise pretty darn similar to what you would get at dinner. In fact, it and Per Se are the only two places where I have not noticed a difference in food quality between lunch and dinner service.

    The beer and wine staff there is awesome. I would engage them in the pairing process.

    Per Se
    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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    1. re: nmprisons

      Ditto what nmprisons wrote regarding food. And to add, I think lunch is a little more laid back then dinner service (still highly highly polished but just a slightly different vibe). The room takes on a nice glow during the daylight hours.

    2. The pairing option is amazing, but if you don't want to splurge on it, don't think that you're left in the dark. The staff will help you pick out a few glasses for your meal regardless of how much or little you want to spend. I definitely don't think you should order glasses entirely on your own unless you're Robert Parker.