HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare or Eleven Madison Park

andersomemore Oct 17, 2012 10:35 AM

I'm trying to make a decision on which of these 3 star Michelin tasting menus to try. Can anyone give me some advice from experiences? thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. p
    peter j RE: andersomemore Oct 17, 2012 10:48 AM

    You might also post in the Outer Boroughs board. I don't think that there are many hounds who have been to both places in the past few months where there have been significant changes in the menu and beverage programs,.

    That said, I think your choice would depend on where you can actually secure a reservation.

    1 Reply
    1. re: peter j
      kathryn RE: peter j Oct 17, 2012 10:55 AM

      Good points.

      It is also quite possible that you won't be able to get into either, despite your best efforts.

    2. p
      PorkyBelly RE: andersomemore Oct 17, 2012 10:56 AM

      I've been to both on back to back nights back in May. I enjoyed the chef's table better. If you like seafood and sushi i would pick the chef's table if you can get a reservation.

      1. sgordon RE: andersomemore Oct 17, 2012 11:01 AM

        If only for the fact that CT@BF is MUCH harder to get into (and EMP ain't exactly easy...), try your luck with them first. If you don't get in... try for EMP. As I recall, CT@BF starts taking rezzies earlier than EMP, and since they fill up nearly instantaneously, you'd want to try them first anyway...

        1. f
          foodwhisperer RE: andersomemore Oct 17, 2012 01:38 PM

          as far as i'm concerned it's apples and oranges except for the fact that both are hard to get into. BF being far more difficult as it has far less seats. Do you want a dinner with excellent service? an actual table? more creative dishes? some ambiance? If you want these EMP is your choice.
          If you want many tiny tastes, without a tablecloth or table for that matter, pay exorbitant price for not so amazing dishes , then BF is your choice. Personally, I'd go to Jean Georges.

          1 Reply
          1. re: foodwhisperer
            MrGrumpy RE: foodwhisperer Oct 17, 2012 02:14 PM

            Personally, I'd go to Per Se. It's the only restaurant that's worth that kind of price point.

          2. a
            andersomemore RE: andersomemore Oct 26, 2012 11:15 AM

            Well I decided on EMP. The res is on Nov 20th, so I'll let you all know how it goes.

            1 Reply
            1. re: andersomemore
              foodwhisperer RE: andersomemore Oct 26, 2012 11:42 AM

              Enjoy. I look forward to hearing your report back

            Show Hidden Posts