Cafe Madison

Cafe Madison

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafemadison.com/
  • Phone: 8567644444x
  • 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 6093323367x
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Cafe Madison reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)romantic (57)neighborhood gem (45)fit for foodies (34)good for groups (32)notable wine list (28)great for outdoor dining (23)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (17)late-night find (11)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Three's A Charm
    RICHEVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our third visit to Madison. We were very happy with the meals we had. They started their Fall menu and it had some very good additions to it. Service was great. Anything you can think of for a great restaurant that is The Madison.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL
    OUT2muchVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Have been to this wonderful resturant a number of times. As I have said in previous posts, a high end restaurant, the likes of Phila. or New York without the cost of parking. You must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been to Café Madison about 5 times now and have not been disappointed once. I am still amazed when I walk in at the ambiance and detail that went into the construction. It is absolutely beautiful. You really feel like you are at a center city Philadelphia restaurant. We had the Korean ribs as an appetizer and they were delicious. Caramelized and perfectly cooked. The lobster bisque there is a must. My husband got the lamb for dinner and it was cooked perfectly and the portion was pretty large. I had the scallops overtop of Vegetable ravioli, with sweet corn from a local farm in the sauce. Amazing. Service is always great too. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Time!
    TubeyG
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A moderately priced restuarant with an upscale feel. The food and service are great. Go and you will not be dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Place
    NorthJerseyNVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We dined here for our anniversary. The calamari appetizer was yummy. My 6 oz filet was great and my significant other enjoyed his salmon. The only disappointing thing is the waiter and hostess never asked if we were celebrating a special event. I made sure to send a note to the restaurant when I made the reservation, hoping to receive some slight acknowledgement during our dining experience. However, we received none, and it's the first time we dined at a place that didn't seem to care at all.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner!
    Marilyn
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I took my husband and stepdaughter to Cafe Madison for his birthday - food was GREAT, service was OUTSTANDING!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NoNo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is the second time me and my husband dined at Cafe Madison The first was a romantic dinner for the two of us the second with a group of our friends. Both were very much enjoyed. Service was good , food enjoyable and very nice atmosphere . Wr especially enjoy the lite menus , the wine specials and the music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Madison, Riverside, NJ
    Suep
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food, Richard our Server was very helpful, kind & nice. They didn't hurry us out which allowed us to catch up with our friends over apps, dinner, dessert & coffee. We were probably there 3 hrs. :o) We'll be back :o) Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doug
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We have been there several times and food choices creative and well prepared; Consistent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Larry Fanelle
    ElfanelVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dinner was delicious and the new pricing structure makes for more frequent visits.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Friday night spot
    CrazyredVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We love Madison. Beautiful food, ambience and dancing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crazy Night
    ProudBlackFoot
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    It was the usual Wednesday birthday celebration night at the Cafe, packed with clientele and bustling service, but my mother and I still got the best table in the house and individualized service. Very, very accomodating to the point that I felt bad for our waiter. Seems the bar wasn't very cooperative when it came to certain type of drinks. Our waiter came up with great suggestions that seem to work. I love the new menu. Thank you for the escargot!! It was excellent. Haven't had it for some time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dining
    Robbie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    For birthdays, anniversaries and really, for any occasion, this is the place to go. Great food and wine. Enthusiastic and attentive wait staff. Late night dinner at the bar. There is nothing negative about this venue and we have been there many times, including a 21st birthday celebration for my granddaughter and we will continue to visit as often as possible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WONDERFUL EVENING
    casinogirlVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The dinner was delicious and always elegant.....then loved the great band (the BLITZ) afterwards for drinks and DANCING all night. - will be back for another Friday night fun night. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    MidgeVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    First time at this restaurant and I will be back. Great food and service and special on wines made it affordable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place in a Small Town
    Nitastar
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I discovered this place this year and have been back 5 times. They have good food, good drinks, very nice bartenders, especially Sam, Sam's a girl, waiters and waitesses, and occasionally good entertainment. There are a few excellent piano players/singers on the weekend in the bar area. My gentleman friend and I really enjoy Cafe Madison, we find it romantic and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu change
    Madisonpatronsince09
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Miss the former 4-course dinner for $35. Great bargain and delicious selections. Helpful to keep the "Two for Tuesday" coupons available.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful! Will be back!
    Jwassmer
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I wanted a nice dinner close by before the arrival of our baby. Food was amazing! Service was awesome! Nathen took care of us:) such a great experience. We will definitely be back:)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food ever
    LiznChris
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Loved my dinner. Everything was delicious. I've been going to Madison for years and this was one of the best. My server Debbie was even thoughtful enough to put a candle on my dessert for my birthday!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dineoutcoupleVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Beautiful restaurant/bar, perfect service from staff & food is outstanding. The filet is better than I have had at any high end, well known "overpriced"restaurants, specializing in steaks. Every meal that we ordered in our visits to Café Madison has been outstanding!!, which keeps us going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up-scale Charm!
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Always excellent service. The food was delicious, we ordered off the pre-fixe menu. Enjoyed a bottle of their featured red wine, superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service & food
    Philc
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always gr8
    CrazyredVIP
    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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • phillyfoodVIP
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    wc2022
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic