Eleven Madison Park and 9 More Fantastic Flatiron Restaurants

Just a few decades ago, you'd be hard pressed to find people wandering the Flatiron District in search of a satisfying meal. These days, that's all changed. Now, it'd be pretty impossible to swing a dead cat without hitting at least a handful of foodie approved dining destinations. 

On one hand, the Flatiron District's hotels have redefined acceptable fare for out-of-towners with jaw-dropping joints that even bring locals in off the streets. There are restaurants like The NoMad, a crazy chic, upscale new American joint that manages to bring the most boring item on any menu - chicken - into the spotlight with their over-the-top chicken for two. 

But if you're looking for something to wow the pants off that lucky someone, you'll find that here too in places like Eleven Madison Park. Ranked the best restaurant in the world by the World's 50 Best in 2017, Eleven Madison Park offers the ultimate experience in dining, with impeccable service and sublime food. 

So, while few in the past would have answered the question "where's dinner?" with the Flatiron District, we can happily say those days are behind us. 

Here are the ten best restaurants in the Flatiron District. 



The New York outpost of Seattle-born Beecher's Handmade Cheese does not disappoint. This large space on the corner of Broadway and 20th Street recently revamped its interior to focus on providing more seating for lunch and dinner service. Add...  Read More

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Grandeur is the word that comes to mind at this fine dining outpost on the border of Chelsea and the Flatiron District. The heavy-handled door and building exteriors are covered in hand-chiseled limestone, invoking a New Delhi palace. The...  Read More

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Supplied with the freshest ingredients from nearby Union Square Farmer's Market, this wonderful American bakery specializes in all of the good stuff: scrumptious scones, marvelous muffins and an array of buttery baked goods. The loft-like,...  Read More

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Burgers and custards and fries, oh my! Award-winning chef Danny Meyer created this homage to drive-throughs and burger joints in the southeast corner of the once-seedy Madison Square Park, and inadvertently started a citywide burger craze "...  Read More

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The Middle East has taken over NY's dining scene and absolutely no one is upset about it. At Nur, the food mixes traditional Israeli and Jewish flavors with a modern flair for a fantastic results. Alongside seafood ceviche with white eggplant...  Read More

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Known for his acclaimed restaurant, Pujol, in Mexico City, Cosme is chef Enrique Olvera's first foray into the U.S. His intention: to subvert everything you thought you knew about Mexican cuisine. Ever since the high-ceilinged Cosme opened in...  Read More

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ABC Kitchen


This impossibly elegant restaurant is attached to the flagship ABC Carpet & Home store, which could have something to do with the fact that it's drop dead gorgeous. The restaurant is outfitted in sustainably created furniture, twinkling...  Read More

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As the winner of the renowned World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2017, Eleven Madison Park is now a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. Though you'll likely have an (even more) hellish time landing a reservation, those who are able to secure...  Read More

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Reserve well in advance to get a table in the central atrium, which has plush velvet chairs and polished tables beneath a vaulted ceiling that lets in scores of natural light two stories up. The side room, or parlour, is no less dramatic, with...  Read More

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Have you ever visited Los Angeles and thought, "Man, I wish we had food like this on the east coast?" With the arrival of Upland to the neighborhood, that dream is now a reality. Centered around California-inspired fare with an Italian lean,...  Read More


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