Cafe Madison

Cafe Madison

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafemadison.com/
  • Phone: 8567644444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday:6:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jack Connor
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Cafe Madison specializes in social & corporate event planning for groups of 10 or more within our dining space or a semi-private or private arrangement.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Connor 6093323367
  • Entertainment: Live Piano every night. Dancing Friday and Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Madison Street & S. Pavilion Avenue
  • Public Transit: Riverline runs in front of Cafe Madison.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cafe Madison
Cafe Madison serves gourmet cuisine in a glamorous setting. Cafe Madison is the perfect backdrop for an intimate, romantic dinner for 2 or a large gathering. Reservations are recommended.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Cafe Madison reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (62)romantic (52)neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (26)good for groups (24)notable wine list (22)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (10)late-night find (10)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (7)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Excellent service & food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Always have excellent service and great food. The mid- week is especially nice because the noise level is more sedate and easier to maintain conversions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Madison Sat Aug 23rd
    Lynne2me
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband took me to Café Madison for my birthday dinner, it was our first visit and WE LOVED IT! The atmosphere, the bartender, the wait service, and of course the food were really awesome! What made our night was the live music provided by Giorgio - he plays guitar, piano and the violin. It was soooo beautiful!!! He's a true STAR!! We wanted to check out the Towne Tavern but never made it through the doors only steps away, and the Courtyard looked so inviting with the fire lit. We have many reasons to return and we will!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always gr8
    Crazyred
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Madisons is the funky pakage. Wonderful service beautiful abience fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Holly
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our prix fixe meal was delicious--from beginning to end. I don't often say that about a restaurant meal so that really means something.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ROBERTP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was fabulous. The food was superb. The service was outstanding. The ambience was very romantic. Definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • phillyfood
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    They made it an enjoyable and safe dinner with food allergies.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mcmpim
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always enjoyable for a special occasion. Good food, good service. A gem in Riverside
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Superb!
    Alphaanthony
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have immensely enjoyed my dining experience at Café Madison each time I've dined. The "4-course" menu selection is quite varied and the establishment does an excellent job rotating the menu options as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    Lynnfromcolumbus
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Atmosphere is great as well as service and food. Filet was the most tender cute of meat I have ever had. Would recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    Phenomenal
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If I had never been to Café Madison before, I would never come back; however, given my previous experiences were different and the food is outstanding, I'll return and give it another shot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as usual
    Oggie2375
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Greatest restaurant in NJ. It was our first anniversary and we were treated like royalty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time and a gem
    SiepiRamey
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was delightfully surprised with The Madison after a friend recommended I try it. a very nice setting, for multiple possibilities: nice bar with music, nice porch with live music and I ate in the main dining area which was cery nice. I have the $35 Prix Fix and the food was excellent. The lobster bisque was just right, not too rich, not too floury, the salad was solid, and the Scallops were not only cooked perfectly but the accompanying sauce was just the right balance. I always think a great chef's meal is just pure flavor, and that was true with my scallops. Key Lime dessert was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have never been disappointed here.
    GoodEater
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Hostess and waitstaff friendly and unpretentious, food genuine, attractive, and tasty. We caught "Farm to Table" event, so additionally, we felt that we had a nice night out, while enjoying a good deal to boot. We enjoyed our evening here more than several more expensive, more pretentious places across the river in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Love South Jersey Farm to Fork Week. Another great menu from Café Madison. Every course was delicious. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot chefs fan
    Eatout1130
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Visited during Farm to Fork Week. The house salad dressing was unbelievable- creamy with other hearty flavored- we all would have cleaned the salad plate with bread if no one was watching! Three of us ordered some sort of steak or filet - all cooked to perfection. I could go on and on but I think you get the idea. The service was impeccable- Debbie anticipated all of our needs- we did not have to ask for anything!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best
    leckie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We have been to this restaurant many times, each time is always a great dining experience. The staff are all professional and over the top friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our special occasion place to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My wife and I Debbie have been going to Cafe Madison for quite some time now. It is our favorite special occasion place to go. We have never had a bad meal or experience . We are always telling our friends to go and check it out. We like one of the window seats and there or only 2, but they almost always accommodate us. We are actually going back next week for the from the farm to the table dinner and it's not even a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday Dinner
    Joan
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Café Madison never fails me. I was there for my birthday and brought along friends who have never been there. We had a lovely time, dinner was great as usual, I am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Odd location but worth the drive. The fixed price menu is a bargain and the quality of the food and presentation was excellent. Professional service. Live music on Saturday night. Initial thought of atmosphere is loft/industrial but it grows on you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • allli
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent new menu. Service was great and paced. Food was superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second to none!
    Steel58
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Cafe Madison is a place you must dine. Everything about this place is amazing. Food, service and experience all exceed expectations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    dregdot
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food was cooked to perfection, awesome evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Great time
    Phenomenal
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Best waitress. Food was amazing. Loved it. Will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    bdwaymom
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I went to Cafe Madison for our anniversary. We had visited the restaurant last winter for a Restaurant Week dinner, so we wanted to try it again for a "regular" dinner. We loved our meal the first time time and absolutely loved it again this time. Besides the a la carte selections, there is also a prix fixe four course menu. Everything was made to perfection, the portions were appropriate, the ambience is lovely. There was live music, not only indoors, but also outdoors at the outdoor bar. Our server was friendly and accommodating. I would definitely go back again and again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent visit
    pbphillies
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Went on a Wednesday night recently and waited 20 minutes to be seated even though we had reservations. Our waitress was a bit dippy and forgot some things. Food was very good. Probably won't go back until sometime in 2015. Some other restaurant choices to visit south of CM on the same road.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This restaurant is outstanding. I especially liked the four-course menu. The food was delicious--the filet mignon melted in my mouth. I was impressed with the lighted menu. The piano music added an elegant touch to the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    jk19
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The filet was amazing! The pre fixe special is a great deal. The place is very pretty. We can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We decided to test out the food because we were potentially having a wedding held here. Food is a high priority on our list so we wanted to make sure it was worth it. We were pleasantly surprised with how amazing the food was. Everything came out in a fashionable time and cooked to perfection. The staff and service was also very great. We love it there and will definitely be going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was not good
    john
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I ordered Australian Barramundi, the fish was overcooked and mushy, prices were not cheap, no excuse for bad food. Never go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Date
    Cusoon
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Enjoyed the atmosphere and the customer service and the food was very good. I would highly recommend the Cafe for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden jewel
    rosa
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Beautiful room with a bar offset and large dance floor. High ceilings and beautiful decor created a nice ambiance. The food was very good and the menu was unique... It lit up when you opened it. No problems reading this in any dining area! Server was very accommodating and helpful with our inquiries and she smiled the entire time. The Caesar Salad was AMAZING...made right at the table. The best made anywhere. Our center cut filet mignon was cooked perfectly and the crab cakes were up there with the best. We brought our own cake as it was a family tradition. There is a fee to slice and serve the cake but it was minimal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep going back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Solid place, nice atmosphere. Very pretty. Have eaten there several times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem....hidden in Riverside!
    SouthPhillyDinersVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Hidden in Riverside......this is a gem!! Beautiful restaurant, bar/lounge with music/entertainment, outside bar area with fireplace, wine cellar room for parties and banquet room......we've been here several times and it just keeps getting better! The food is excellent, service just as good and great ambiance too!! Worth the trip because you will come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    dregdot
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    If you are looking for a nice restaurant with a great fixed price menu - this is the place to go. Their 4 courses for $35 is worth it. The lobster bisque is one of the best I have ever had. If you like martinis - this is where you want to be. Caitlin our server was awesome - would highly recommend this as a night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance.
    Phillyfazz
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Went there for our anniversary. The meal was exceptional, my wife had the Australian lamb and I had the lobster tail. Both dinners proved to be exceptional. We also had wine and after dinner drinks which topped off a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • overpriced for quality of food
    cat10
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We thought that our pork and filet dishes were tough and chewy. We expected better quality. We were disappointed:-(
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food! Excellent service! Priced right. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    cupcake
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The food is fabulous. They offer a special mid-week 4 course dinner which is very reasonable. Extensive wine list. Beautiful, romantic restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!
    FoodieFamily5
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As always, the food was perfect, the service exceptional, the ambience lovely. A delightful dining experience. It is always an extra special treat for our family to come to Cafe Madison.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovetoeatout
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Mother's Day menu was very good. The prices were not extravagant. The wine was good. We were not rushed and were able to enjoy a time together with mother and daughter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate