World’s Greatest Restaurant Eleven Madison Park Re-Opens With New Remodel

Eleven Madison Park, ranked as the world’s greatest restaurant last year, is back from its summer vacation with an all-new look to match its impressive accolades.


The restaurant, run in the dining room by restaurant savant Will Guidara and in the kitchen by master chef Daniel Humm, shut its doors for the summer last spring to give the restaurant a much-needed facelift. The space formerly featured a French brasserie style kitchen setup that had been built for the restaurant that used the space before Eleven Madison Park’s opening. The new revisions made have overhauled the kitchen and dining room to give the current staff of waiters, chefs, and everything in between the means to excel to even greater heights.


The team was far from relaxing the summer away though. Humm and Guidara took their entire operation out East to the Hamptons to open EMP: Summer House, a pop-up locale in East Hampton serving up everything from Ceviche’s and Chicken Burgers to fine dining delights at their summer outpost lauded by Hamptonites as the hit of the summer.


Back in action in New York, Eleven Madison Park boasts an impressive new look. The dining room touches up a few of the finishings from the original look of the restaurant to make the most out of the natural light that floods the restaurant though several tall windows facing Madison Square Park. The chic design of the room brings to life the real reason guests at the restaurant are coming, while elevating the experience that much higher. Unlike certain other restaurants in the city, where the vibe of the dining room is why people go, rather than the food, or other locales where the restaurant may not be worth much, but the food is incredible, Eleven Madison Park works in a near-perfect synergy that elevated both cuisine and experience as one. The yin yang of Guidara and Humm, coupled with their newly refurbished digs, are sure to continue this lauded restaurant on its upward trajectory.

Images by Gary He