In case any fine dining devotees want a piece of the “world’s best restaurant,” Eleven Madison Park still has tons of dishes and decor for sale — including a $3,500 brass staircase railing.
Will Guidara and Daniel Humm’s tasting menu destination closed in June to renovate the space, and as part of the process, they’re selling off a ton of stuff from the previous space. Many things — like the sign above the door which went for $10,000 — have already sold, but bar chairs, chandeliers, mirrors, and more remain available for people to purchase.
All of the descriptions note that the items “have been used in the restaurant” and “as such products will exhibit normal wear & tear.” No returns, obviously, as they plan to reopen in the fall with a new look.
Some (particularly ridiculous) remaining things:
- Brass railings that have been in the restaurant since 1998, in sizes small ($2,000) through extra-large ($3,500)
- A huge wooden credenza from the dining room ($7,500)
- A custom-made copper roaster pan from Hammersmith and Brooklyn Copper that the kitchen used for eight years ($1,500)
- Chandeliers from the bar area, which is getting a bigger revamp in hopes that it will draw more regulars ($1,250)
Also available: bar chairs ($400), bar stools ($400), and two different sizes of mirrors from the private dining rooms ($1,500 to $2,000). A spokeswoman from the team notes that most listings will be removed as people purchase them. Guidara and Humm, apparently quite the sentimentalists, note in the store: “The idea of throwing these things away, or putting them in storage, breaks our hearts — we desperately want them to find new homes.”
While it’s easy to imagine someone reusing stuff like clam shell-inspired dishes, some of it, like the brass railing, is more of a head-scratcher.
EMP reopens this fall. The staff has been hanging out in the Hamptons this summer with EMP Summer House, a restaurant only available for AMEX holders and people with a lot of cash.