NEW YORK, NYC – A dinner for two at one of Midtown Manhattan’s trendiest restaurants will top $1,100 following a price hike for the New Year.
The 2019 dining room tasting menu for two at Eleven Madison Park, with wine pairings included for both diners, now costs a hefty $1,110.53 following a $20 increase per diner for 2019. The final figure includes $90.53 in tax and diners at Eleven Madison Park are not expected to tip. Eater New York first noticed and reported on the price hike.
Diners at Eleven Madison Park can choose to make their meal even pricier by adding on a limited edition, signed copy of the restaurant’s cookbook “Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter” for $250. Those looking for a discount should try bar tasting menu for $175 per diner, as opposed to the dining room’s price of $315 per diner.
A spokesperson for the restaurant, located on Madison Avenue across from Madison Square Park, attributed the rise in cost to the city’s new labor laws. An increase in the minimum wage to $15 from $13 took effect Dec. 31 in New York City.
The increase comes more than two years after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law to eventually establish a $15 minimum wage statewide, an accomplishment he has frequently touted.
Eleven Madison Park has racked up countless accolades including three stars from the Michelin Guide, a four-star review in the New York Times and the No. 1 spot on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017.