Wonderful for Mother's Day DinnerAs always the the food was superb, and even with a reduced menu, there were several wonderful choices to please everyone. The price fix menu had many full size appetizers to choose from, including crab risotto, calamari, and lobster bisque. Then we each got a salad and choice of 7 entrees, including peppered sirloin, pork, Bronzino fish, swordfish and rosemary chicken. We took my mother and father and our two children 12 and 14. I would not recommend this place for small children or picky eaters. We had great service and I liked that we never felt rushed. The atmosphere there is very sophisticated but not stuffy. It was very elegant that made Mother's Day feel extra special.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local spot.WE had dined here when Cafe Madison first opened. Was good then, even better now. There were 4 of us, and we all enjoyed our food and martinis at the bar before dinner.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Outstanding Dining ExperienceAll six people in our party raved over their dinner entrees. The grilled Romaine salad was very tasty and a nice change from the normal dinner salads. The Chilean Sea Bass was superb. Their new Spring Menu has some interesting steak and seafood choices. The service was great from the moment we walked in the door. I have eaten here about a half dozen times and have never been disappointed. A little pricy but well worth it. A great place to go for a special occasion.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a winnerI eat here every chance I get: anniversaries, girls' night out, birthdays.... The Wine Cellar was the perfect spot for my BIG birthday gathering. The Café bar is the place to sit and enjoy great piano music while sipping on the bar's latest concoction. I order the lamb each visit and it is perfect every time. The wait staff is attentive without being overbearing.
I LOVE this place!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was scrumptous ans wellFood was scrumptous ans well presented, server was a delight (engaging, warm, humorous). What a wonderful treat for the reverfront area. It is pricey and thus assigned to special occasions for that reason.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Cafe Madison. Love theLove Cafe Madison. Love the servers, especially Debbie who we request when we go.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOVER PRICEDOver Priced. At our other very favorite High End Restaurants we find Madison to be a few dollars more and even up to about $12 more on the same entree and in the same quality of atmosphere and even in better areas of the NJ/Philly scene. Cocktails and Wine, same problem there.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I cannot sayMy husband and I cannot say enough about this outstanding restaurant. My only comment that I can think of is that I wish I could eat there every single day. I hope that says enough!! Thank you. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Shafer4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat OverallAlways an upscale menu. The presentation is top notch followed by great food. Wait staff and manager are friendly and attentive. I even saw the chef chatting with one table.
I always wish/look/hope for CRAFT beer to go with a steak, and since I asked, the staff was more than happy to go into the adjoining bar and accommodate my request for an IPA.
Overall, this is a the place to go when leaving the kids home for the night. Put on a decent outfit and go treat yourself.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visit and was impressedFirst time visit and was impressed with food and service. Celebrated husband's birthday and Justin, our waiter was very attentive and had birthday candle on his dessert. Great place for special occasions.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Madison is never a disappointmCafe Madison is never a disappointment! Delicious!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the relatively quietLoved the relatively quiet dinner environment. When taking older folks out to eat, too much background noise is more than distracting - it makes the entire meal less enjoyable because you have to struggle to hear and concentrate. To my way of thinking, the piano music could have been even lower in volume and still been effective. If I felt it was a significant problem, I would have asked and I'm sure the staff would have tried to accomodate my request. The food was delicious!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great, butEverything was great, but the music was just too loud and it was impossible to chat with family, we were ther for Thanksgiving at an earlier time and it was a round table and quiet"3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my family for EasterTook my family for Easter dinner. Although the menu was limited for the occasion, there were plenty of wonderful choices in each of the four course offered. Service was impeccable in a day and age when so many servers reach across customers or expect them to pass plates. Our server went out of her way, often around several tables to get from one side of our table to the other. She saw to our every need and ensured that we had a wonderful experience. Live piano music was the icing on the cake. We will definitely be back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Cafe MadisonFirst time at Cafe Madison and it was very good.the space is big because it caters weddings,etc. Service was very good and helpful.Presentation was good and food wasvtasty with creative accouterments.overall very good place to dine3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMi DID ENJOY THE FORMAL DINNINGi DID ENJOY THE FORMAL DINNING EXPERIENCE SEEMED VERY PRICEY3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very good dinner! OurHad a very good dinner! Our table was near the front windows, but kind of just shoved in, with not enough room. A bit uncomfortable! Extremely noisy! Couple in front of us, but behind from where my man was sitting, were extremly into each other...making it very uncomfortable for thoses eating around them. They needed to find a room...quite frankly! very inappropriate actions for a classy restaurant such as Cafe Madison. Staff was very attentive! Atmosphere was great! Would absolutely come back...and recommend, as well!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Dining ExperienceCafe Madison is a superb dining experience and My beloved Barbara and I will revisit many times3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM50th Wedding Anniversary-We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and had made note on Open Table. However, nothing special was offered. It would have been a nice gesture to offer something! How many couples make it to 50 years??
Was there lack of communication between Open Table and the restaurant?
I understand that birthdays are celebrated with a free dinner. How nice!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBonnie MAll thirteen of us enjoyed the delicious 4 course dinner and desert
On Friday, March 22nd for Restaurant week. The restaurant was crowded and the band was fabulous.
Thank you for anither terrific time at Madison Cafe.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Dining experienceWonderful value for Restaurant week. Each course was delicious and beautifully presented.
Sorry they are not open for lunch, because it would be a good place to celebrate birthdays with my women friends. First time there..hoping to go back.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe informed waitress we wereWe informed waitress we were in no rush. She paced the courses nicely and we enjoyed a lovely dinner. The sommelier offered a bottle of wine from the "$20.00 table....wonderful!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. ItThe food was very good. It all fit togeter nicely and the menu was just right for restaurant week.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy daughter and I had a phenomenalMy daughter and I had a phenomenal first experience at
Cafe Madison. We were given a tour of all the facilities by our gracious host Theresa. Dinner was beyond our expectations - we were there for Restaurant Week and there were many good choices from appetizers to dessert. Service was impeccable by Joe our server. We cant wait to go back and have recommended Cafe Madison to anyone who has not been there.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went during retaurant weekWe went during retaurant week and the food was exceptional. The lamb shank was delicious. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Chef Jack even took the time to suggest a proper wine for the lamb.
My only complaint is that we were seated right in front of the fireplace and the heat was uncomfortable. It seemed nice at first but would definitely ask to move if ever seated there in the future.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want to be spoiledIf you want to be spoiled just dine at the Madison. Our server Debbie was outstanding. Very attentive without being intrusive. Usually during restaurant week the food is mass produced at some other restaurants, but we felt the food was delicious and inventive. We always dine at the Towne Tavern part of this restaurant on a Friday night. The food is good and the bartenders cannot be beat, they make the best martini's.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. But I mustVery good food. But I must say I was surprised that they had a dress code. Told me I couldn't wear my hat, not to mention it was 25 degrees out side.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a pleasant surpriseIt was a pleasant surprise tucked into Riverside. Excellent experience.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFeels big cityCafe Madison is a hidden gem! It feels like you are in a big city restaurant hidden in small town riverdale. Although I only live 20 min away, I never knew the town existed. I have been there 3 times now and have enjoyed it all 3 times. The food is delicious and the service was great! Try it you will be pleasantly surprised.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience at Cafe MadisonOur experience at Cafe Madison was wonderful. Scott, our waiter, checked on gluten free offerings and substitutes, gave good recommendations and was very friendly and attentive. The scallops were the best I've ever had. We will definitely be going back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM1st time at Madison, we were1st time at Madison, we were pleasantly surprised, would have expected to see something like the Madison in Las Vegas, or NYC, we will be back!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrificWhat a spectacular place and meal. Forget the swanky Philly places - Madison has em all beat. Terrific entrees, expertly executed, and all in a really neat setting.
Rarely can I say I've had a perfect meal/evening out, but Cafe Madison really is a gem.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM