11 madison avenue
new york, ny 10010
first meal there, our experience on 8/16/13 easily exceeded it. while the staff was just as friendly and the room obviously equally beautiful, the food was on another level in terms of both flavor and presentation. this is the kind of meal that listing standouts dishes wouldn't really make sense, as it was literally hit after hit. i will note that the lobster/tomato salad served with a lobster claw and tomato soda is one of the best dishes i have ever eaten.
cheddar - savory black and white cookie with apple
sea urchin - snow with smoke cantaloupe and conch
surf clam - tomato, beans, and savory
nessie - scotch, campari, ginger, vanilla, absinthe, lime, grapefruit, house-made grenadine, angostura bitters, peychaud's bitters
littleneck clam - manhattan chowder with whelk and razor clam