Eleven Madison Park named World’s Best Restaurant Tweet email


They hit it out of the park.

Eleven Madison Park took home the coveted title of World’s Best Restaurant Wednesday, the first dining destination in the U.S. to snag the top spot in over a decade.

The sprawling art deco dining room with sky high ceilings and white table clothes is known for its contemporary American tasting menus. The grandeur of it all comes with a steep price tag — $295 per person plus tax for eleven courses.

They hit it out of the park.

Chef Daniel Humm, who has been at the fine dining institution overlooking Madison Square Park since 2006, creates dishes with seasonal ingredients, like sea urchin custard with baby squid; avocado and crab roulade; and pear poached with honey and acorn.

Eleven Madison Park was originally opened in 1998 by restaurateur Danny Meyer. Humm and Guidara purchased it from the Shake Shack mogul in 2011.

Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry in California, was the last U.S. restaurant to receive the honors in 2004. Since then, the winners have been European.

The winners were determined by a panel of more than 1,000 chefs, food writers and experts from 26 geographical regions and announced in Melbourne.