Madisons, a warm place.
Will return on our frequent trips to our recently acquired vacation home.
Servicewas extra-ordinary as one was training an intern from England so
We were rewarded with" double trouble". The young ladies were knowledgable,
Friendly, curteous and prompt,
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for all Meals
We have enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner at this fine restaurant several times already in 2013. The setting, service, and food are all of the highest quality, yet the restaurant is very comfortable and not at all stuffy. The prices are extremely reasonable given the quality of the ingredients and the level of service. We also recently visited the organic gardens at The Old Edwards Farm where many of the greens are sourced and were given a tour by farmer David Taylor. His passion for unusual organic produce is evident in the garden and on the plate where it can show up just a few hours after harvesting. Farmer Taylor, the very talented Chef Johannes Klapdohr, and the wait staff all strive to be the very best!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nothing Better in Highlands
Always first class, with all of the special touches....a real treat!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Chef and Service
Ate here twice on our vacation. Eat meal was fantastic. Made ourselves try something new each night. Everything was wonderful.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Madison's Restaurant, Highlands, Nc
This restaurant was outstanding and I would definitely return. My only disappointment was not due to the establishment but to the guests who did not use proper noise etiquette for this caliber of restaurant.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Madison's continues to be
Madison's continues to be outstanding. The food has always been so and the service gets better.and better. I think it compares well with the best in major cities.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch and dinner equally inviting!
Madison's is a perfect spot for a romantic dinner as well as a delightful lunch or brunch. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly and most accommodating to your every wish. They don't hover, but they don't let you sit and want for anything. Everyone made us feel that we were the most important guests they had in the room.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic anniversary dinner
Great food, service and place. The waiter - Jeffrey - explained each dish and each person enjoyed the dishes recommended. Madison's made this special occasion - special. Thanks for going above and beyond.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful place, elegant service
We had lunch on Father's Day and enjoyed a delicious meal and very attentive, if somewhat pretentious, service. The individual pizza was wonderful as was the chicken salad and the shrimp and grits. There is something for everyone I this lovely setting. Outdoor dining is popular and a nice option if you are dressed more casually.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We greatly enjoyed our dinner
We greatly enjoyed our dinner at Madison's. The quail schnitzel and vanilla pear/goat cheese appetizers were unique, well presented, and very tasty. Our entrees were the venison and duck on the regular menu. Both were well presented, generous and delicious. We definitely would return on another visit to Highlands.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a family meal at Madison's with our adult children. The restaurant had a great variety of dishes to choose from and everyone at the table was extremely happy with their choices. We loved being in a restaurant that was quiet enough so that we could hear each other at a table for six. Our server was wonderful and she gave us great advice and service. We will definitely go back when we visit Highlands again.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every year we make a trip to the Highlands . Every year we eat at Madison's . The food is always excellent but the service has only been fair. This year we were pleasantly surprised. Our service was excellent! We had a very nice table by the window overlooking the beautiful gardens. It was our favorite meal by far this trip!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Madison's was perfect for our anniversary. The farm salad had incredibly fresh ingredients: beets, asparagus, green beans, etc. the salad was large enough for two to split. We had the seafood special: striped bass and the pork dish. Both were delicious enough we would order them again. Enjoy!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous dining experience! The chef deserves a Michelin star!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed my dinner. The lamb chops were delicious although undercooked. I wanted medium but they were closer to rare. I asked the waiter about getting a sauce with them other than the mint sauce. He suggested I stay with mint. I did not like the sauce. But the chops were good enough to stand on their own. The scallop appetizer was excellent! my husband did not enjoy his trout. It was rather plain. Well cooked though. We did not realize that only wine was served. No beer or hard liquor. But the wine list was very good. Our preference is to have a cocktail before dinner so only a minor adjustment.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dining experience
A wonderful dining experience from beginning to end. Fabulous food, relaxing setting and attentive service. What more can I say!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the Best (in Highlands)
I dine at Madison's each year, and continue to find that they have managed to produce dishes that are at very high quality from a serious culinary perspective, but also suitable for a resort. It is a difficult balancing act, but they do it well.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious main courses
My husband and I ate at Madison's the last night of our vacation in the Highlands area. It was our favorite meal of the week. We especially enjoyed our main courses of meatloaf and homemade pappardelle with duck and wild mushrooms. We chose delicious and well executed comfort food! The service was among the best I've experienced in awhile: attentive, discrete, knowledgeable. We look forward to going back. Considering the restaurant is in one of the top hotels in the US, the prices were not unreasonable and were comparable to a top restaurant in Raleigh or Atlanta.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Peruse the wine list carefully....you"ll find some good deals....
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Celebrated our anniversity in style
It was a very special dinner for our special occasion!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a birthday lunch, this place was perfect. Through Open Table I was able to request that a sever say "happy birthday" to the guy we were celebrating. Not only did our server do just that, but when the dessert appeared there was a 'happy birthday" written on his plate in chocolate! He felt very special.
The table shared the smoked trout dip and all found it fresh, and flavorful--outstanding were burgers and fish and chips. The least successful dish was the tri-tip sandwich. The soft seating was so comfortable that we lingered long after the meal ended, relaxing while viewing the lush surroundings and small waterfall outside the window. With outstanding service, delicious food, and beautiful surroundings, I can highly recommend Madison's.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful anniversary dinner!
The Madison was a delightful dining experience for our anniversary celebration. The staff excelled our expectations with special touches on the table (fresh flowers and rose petals), champagne served as requested upon arrival and a surprise dessert. Friendly and attentive service along with delicious, fresh food made our visit to this fine restaurant a special culinary experience.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, great food , tasteful and refined ambiance, and absolutely world-class service...
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Toss the Menu
That's right, toss the menu. Don't even open it!!! Just order your favorite cut from the grill, ask the wait staff to add some fresh sides and let the happy dance begin.. The filet is not to be missed. If you are looking for the steak knife, stop, there won't be one. You won't need one.
Over the mountain and through the woods lies one of the most fertile farming valleys in the southeast. Farm to table fresh starts here. Maybe they should change the name to Madison's Chop House?
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience at Madison's. may was a fabulous waitress. She was helpful and accommodating . We are going back again.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant was out of the
Restaurant was out of the vodka we had the first night. Waiter was not on his game. The meal was good but service was not.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a delightful evening. After driving hours to get to Highlands, we enjoyed a very relaxing and excellent meal. The service was exceptional as was the food. My only concern was my chair faced the entrance to the kitchen (very bright lights), so I joined my wife on the other side of the table and voila, problem solved! We ordered the souffle and were glad we did. The wine served was perfect for our dinner choices. Although expensive, everything was well worth the price.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
High on Madison's
There was a group of 5 ladies. I originally made reservations for 4, but they were very accommodating as we had a last minute guest come from Nashville to join us. Everyone enjoyed their entree's. I had the meat loaf, large portion, couldn't finish, took home to enjoy the next day. Would definitely go again.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Madison's is always a favorite
Madison's is always a favorite spot for us when we visit Highlands.....Patrick is friendly and efficient, and Jeffrey entertains! It was a wonderful evening with friends who are here for the first time.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always 5 star
Maxine was the perfect server for the evening.
The meal was excellent as usual.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Old Edwards Inn did a great job making our anniversary dinner special. They seated us at the best table and were attentive but not intrusive. Our waitress (Haley) was exceptional and a delight to have as our server. Our fish was prepared correctly, not overdone as so many fine dining restaurants still tend to cook fish. We will definitely return!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great once again
The Old Edwards Inn and Madison's are one of our favorite places. Chef Johannes and his staff do a fantastic job. The lamb chop and rib eye dishes were great. Recommended, must visit and more.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
An absolutely outstanding restaraunt that is part of Old Edwards Inn in Highlands NC- everything about our dining experience was just outstanding- the food was perfect - the farm to table vegetables were to die for- the setting is beautiful and the staff were just lovely and professional- a wonderful evening!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must do in Highlands
We had expected Madison's to be stuffier and dressier than we really prefer in a dining establishment, but picked it for my 60th birthday since we were staying at The Old Edwards Inn. We were so wrong--it was delightful in all aspects. The food and service hit all the right notes, but the two things that stand out the most were the ambience (perfect mountain comfy) and the wine list--one of the best (and that doesn't necessarily mean the largest) we've ever seen....and we've seen a lot! They also do a souffle, which you don't see that often anymore, as well as appropriately acknowledging my birthday. All in all, a spectacular way to end the big day.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal we've ever had!
Service was impeccable and the food was unbelievably good.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding in Every Way
Our party of six friends arrived on a cool September evening. We were seated immediately and were welcomed by our server, a very friendly cute young lady. We were all looking forward to a fine meal and none of us were disappointed. Five us had soup. Mine was a creamy Vidalia onion that was perfect. All of had fish. My pecan encrusted trout was light and very flavorful. It was on very sweet cream corn and was beautifully presented. Once again Madison proved to us that it was Highlands finest.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were there celebrating
We were there celebrating my mom's 80th birthday. We had a fantastic time, and the food was incredible.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food on town
We have been off and on again with Madison's but we kep trying and so do they. A real effort to serve local products of the season sets them apart from the other places in town. Wine list is deep and comes with a knowledgeable staff.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!!!!!!! Always
Love this place!!!!!!! Always a special place to be!!!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, wonderful atmosphere
Great service, wonderful atmosphere. My wife and I have always enjoyed dining here.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive service, outstanding food
The menu included local foods well presented and prepared. The service was excellent. The staff were all very attentive and welcoming.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place is beautiful and
The place is beautiful and it has a lot of charm. It is quiet and comfortable.
Food was OK , but the menu is limited, at least the lunch menu. The potato soup wasn't that good, but the giant pretzel was awesome. It should be in the menu always. The pizzas are kind of weird for my taste. It would be nice to have also a regular pizza on the menu because the crust is thin and crispy.
The service was excellent, and the servers were all very friendly.
I go regularly for lunch and will keep on going.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lamb is Awesome
We were staying at the Old Edwards Inn for a few night for our honeymoon, went to Madisons the first night for dinner. The staff was awesome, we receive complimentary apps and a take home doggie bag with complimentary pastries their pastry chef made for is for our honeymoon.
And the food was as awesome as the staff was, highly recommended. And they wine list was unbelievable.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not as good as our previous visits
While perfectly acceptable, our meals fell short of what we experienced in previous visits.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, ambiance,
Excellent food, ambiance, service, presentation & the best soufflés ever!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Madison's is a wonderful place for special occasions but they make every occasion special.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant in Highlands
I love the decor, the ambiance, and especially the food - which is always unique and delicious!
My friend and I were celebratingour joint birthdays. The staff had been informed and the entire staff helped to make it special - right down to rose petals on the table. My diet was not challenge for our waiter - he was ready with very healthy suggestions - right down to the calorie count. My boneless quail that was absolutely fabulous - as was my friends meat loaf. The entire meal was wonderful. At the end, my friend commented to me that we needed to have the same window booth for breakfast the next day. When we arrived for breakfast, the maitre de told us that our window booth was ready for us (How did he know???)
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Top notch from the word go.
Top notch from the word go. Elegant, delicious, and satisfying.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every aspect of dinner was a delight, including the expert presentation. I can't wait to return to Highlands and visit Madisons again. What a treat.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely perfect dining.
Absolutely perfect dining. A most creative chef also.
Beautiful room in a beautiful INN.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM