Players On Madison
alfresco treatWe love the secret garden feel of their patio. The service is consistently superior (attentive without hovering) and the food is always outstanding. The tempura feta stuffed strawberries were unusual and delicious. I had Lobster Ravioli and my husband had the salmon. both were delicious. We will become familiar faces there due to many repeat visits5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid B+Players has all the makings of an excellent restaurant for all types of events and dining experiences. It's tastefully decorated, just noisy enough for privacy but quiet enough to hear yourself think, and aesthetically very comfortable. I'd call the good but not excellent - suggest more effort with the core and less about trimmings. For example, the pork loin has great flavor, a good portion, is nicely prepared - and completely covered with very thin french fries. I could barely the meat until I slipped it out from underneath, and completely missed the chutney-like dressing until after eating the pork and most of the fries. My suggestion: possibly more tender or flavorful pork, on a bed of the chutney, and supplemented with fries.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Corey, was theOur server, Corey, was the epitome of a good server, anticipating our needs but not hovering. Wonderful food. Beet salads were great, I was told. I had the speck salad, different and delicious. My husband had the steak - perfect. I had lobster nachos, slightly burnt but good. Another had the lobster pizza, fabulous, she said. Players is one of our favorite restaurants.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu is varied, everythingThe menu is varied, everything sounds delicious. In addition to the regular menu there are always specials that are even better. We've eaten here many times and it's always a great experience from food to service. Craig was our waiter on this visit and he was excellent--very attentive and able to describe the food with great detail!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, good serviceThe secret was fresh ingredients, the food was very delicious and well prepared. The pineapple creme Brule was excellent5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat dining experienceFood, server,host, surroundings were wonderful. I would certainly recommend.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely patioWe were seated right by the little pond on the patio. It is lovely out there. All the staff were pleasant and knowledgeable. Excellent service!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPlayers made the night specialPlayers made the night special for our friends and me wife and I. Food was exquisite, server outstanding and attentive, atmosphere charming. Get the window sit.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite!My husband and I love Players and always have a great dining experience every time we visit. The service is very good, knowledgeable and friendly. Patio is great but they do not accept reservations for outdoor seating. One warning about the chorizo stuffed banana pepper app...it is EXTREMELY HOT. My husband and I both have sturdy palates and enjoy spicy foods of every variety. However, these banana peppers are FRESH and hit about as hard as a Hungarian hot pepper, so be advised! Otherwise, everything we've had on the menu has always been to our delight.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA Good StandardPlayers is always consistent and a great standard. Although there is the pasta and pizza to choose from, there are always creative specials to satisfy everyone from beef, pork, fish and vegetarian. The patio is beautiful and parking is convenient. Atmosphere is casual and inviting.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day DinnerExcellent dinner, as we often have at Players. Special roasted beet salad with goat cheese was outstanding, as was the eggplant parmigiana and walleye special. Excellent service as well, although the noise level seemed unusuallly loud!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUsually a great place to goUsually a great place to go and we go there often. This time around I was a little disappointed as the service was not what I usually experience there. Took a long time to get our meal and when received it was only luke warm at best. Again, we go there often and will certainly go back. Every place is due to have a bad night every so often.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMStill one of the best in the area.This is where we always take our out of town guests to eat. You were up against a real challenge when my brother and niece ate at your restaurant. He is a real gourmand and she has followed in his footsteps. They were impressed. I told them I had never had a bad meal at your restaurant and could recommend it without reservation. You lived up to all my reviews.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife to PlayersI took my wife to Players for our birthday dinner, it was our first time there and we were impressed. The staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. My wife had the salmon and I had the best $18 bowl of Mac and Cheese ever. I would recommend Players on Madison.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food & best chocolate dessert!We made a last minute decision to go for dinner on Saturday and were very pleased. Our server Jeff was outstanding. The Lobster nachos as a starter were crisp and flavorful. My husband had the Filet Mignon and I ordered the Stuffed Chicken. Everything was very tasty and the portions were so big we enjoyed half and boxed up the rest so that we could split a dessert. We tried the triple chocolate torte and it was one of the best desserts I have had in my life. We will be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService is always fantasticService is always fantastic here and the food is great. You can do something unique and special or just settle for a delicious but simple pasta or pizza. Never fails to deliver4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService (lee ) was excellentService (lee ) was excellent and food was great. Always enjoy players and menu has great variety with many options.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Players and always have...Love Players and always have... The brunch is also terrific3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food, Affordable PricesExcellent food.
Restaurant accommodated our religious modification of vegatables and rice on dishes without an issue.
Food was nicely prepared, cooked and properly presented.
It was our first time at restaurant and we will return.
Host and wait staff was pleasant. Host remembered me from another restaurant and made a point to stop bye and talk.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time toThis was our first time to Players. Five of us went and everyone really enjoyed their dishes. The service was great; nothing rushed, not ignored.
The Mac n' Cheese was great and the leftovers reheated really well.
Definitely going back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a Great Experience!Found this on Open Table when I visited Cleveland. Easy to find with the GPS and worth the trip. Nice interior with modern decor that is friendly and inviting. Professional service that is knowledeable. The food is terrific! The portions are quite large so 3 appetizers that in other restaurants would leave one hungery, were enough to feed 2! The menu is carefully thought out, creative 7 well-executed. Loved the dumplings and calamari.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe booked a last minute reservationWe booked a last minute reservation for 8 of us - they were wonderful and got us seated in a fairly short period of time. The food was terrific and the waitstaff was courteous and prompt. I hadn't been to players in years - and it was just as yummy as i remember!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food. "Energetic"Fabulous food. "Energetic" atmosphere i.e., noisy, so it not the place for an intimate evening out, but the food if terrific and we love the busy ambiance. Best porch around in the summer.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM