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8 W. 28th St., New York, NY 10001 40.744804 -73.988194
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
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Official Website

madenicenyc.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 28th St.

Prices

$11-$15

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Design Standout
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

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Profile

The gimmick behind Daniel Humm and Will Guidara’s answer to the fast-casual, sorta-healthy, everything-looks-good-in-a-bowl trend is that regular folks and crusty old food misers can finally get a taste of what they’ve been missing at the dynamic duo’s Eleven Madison Park and also its less formal but still swanky sibling the NoMad. Blame it on bowl fatigue, but we were skeptical. And we were wrong. Everything we’ve tried on chef Danny DiStefano’s ten-item menu (except for a desiccated piece of fish in the cod Provençal) has been thoughtfully conceived, gorgeously plated (bowled?), and awfully tasty. The salmon rösti salad is like Russ & Daughters, and Dimes. The chicken rice is a worthy if toned-down tribute to the city’s halal carts. The curry cauliflower tastes as great as it looks. And the quinoa falafel could give Mamoun night sweats. If you’re feeling flush, go after 5 p.m. with a friend and split the $22 stuffed chicken and frites, a junior-executive version of the NoMad’s signature $89 roast clucker minus all the pomp, foie gras, and black truffles, but every bit as crisp-skinned and succulent.

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