The NoMad restaurant is located in the NoMad hotel in Flatiron. It’s owned by Chef Daniel Humm who is the chef behind Eleven Madison Park. However, it does have its accolades which are as follows:
- 2015 Michelin Star
- #67 on the San Pellegrino 2015 World’s 100 Best
- #68 on the San Pellegrino 2014 World’s 100 Best
NoMad is a little different from Eleven Madison Park. Well, it’s a lot different from Eleven Madison Park. It’s in a much more relax environment and the menu doesn’t cost anywhere Eleven Madison Park‘s price. However, it’s not catered to be near Eleven Madison Park‘s level. It’s a good and relax spot like a senior citizen bingo game after all the participants died.
The service resembles Eleven Madison Park‘s style but it’s not as detailed and refined. It’s like comparing a Louis Vutton bag to a Michael Kor bag. The decor is really nice and reminds me of an old burlesque movie scene but less sleazy and people are fully clothed. The walls and drapes are all red and the tables are a dark brown wood. In addition, the glass window ceiling where you could see the red bricks of the hotel. It really gives the main dining room a vibrant atmosphere like walking into a rave and the lights are in your eyes while you’re peaking on ecstasy.
Now, the food. I came here for lunch on a Saturday. The restaurant was fairly packed like Los Angeles Skid Row. The brunch/lunch menu wasn’t as extensive as say Denny’s but they had a good number of choices. I went with the following:
- Flatbread – The flatbread was topped with roasted bacon, mustard and a sunny side up egg. The bottom of the bread was a bit burnt and provided a good crispy texture to the bread; the dish’s highlight was the roasted bacon and sunny side up egg. The roasted bacon wasn’t too salty and evenly topped on the flatbread. In addition, the egg’s yolk was great and it added a fun element to the flatbread cause I was able to dip it in the yolk. Fat ass level = 100.
- Chicken Sandwich – It was a slow cooked chicken breast in a brioche bun with black truffles and foie gras. The black truffles and foie gras acted as a condiment like mayonnaise. It was spread on top of the brioche bun like how ebola was spread in West Africa. It was definitely the highlight of the dish with its aroma. However, the chicken breast was a bit dry and it seemed like it was a overcooked. It reminded me of the Situation’s attempt to tell jokes at the Roast of Donald Trump. It was a decent sandwich but it wasn’t amazing kind of like receiving semi-cold french fries from McDonald’s then having to go back into McDonald’s to ask for fresh fries.
Overall, I definitely think NoMad is a great brunch spot in New York if you’re feeling sort of upscale but don’t have to the budget for Eleven Madison Park. It has good food, a great dinning room and the ambiance is great. In addition, the food isn’t too filling and won’t cause food comas like heavy MSG Chinese restaurants.
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- Service - 8.5/108.5/10
- Presentation - 6/106/10
- Flavors - 7/107/10
- Decor - 8/108/10
- Ambiance - 8/108/10
The NoMad restaurant is located in the NoMad hotel in Flatiron. It’s a good and relax brunch spot. It has good food, a great dinning room and the ambiance is great.