Quiet, out of the way, walk
Quiet, out of the way, walk back in time. My wife and I enjoy the change from our regular dining spots.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We'll return for more!
A quiet, intimate dining space with a cozy piano bar. Owners were friendly and personable. The spinach salad was a meal in itself, with smoked bacon bits, a cooked egg and homemade dressing. We had pork tenderloin with a currant sauce that was scrumptious. Don't forget dessert. The chocolate pudding cake was heavenly. Oh, loved the French bread served with real butter. It was a wonderful dining experience. Kennedy Manor is a place for a special occasion dinner or a reasonably priced, tasty meal anytime. My husband and I will return again and again.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
First course(tomato leek soup
First course(tomato leek soup and spinach salad), entrees (steak and salmon), bread were all excellent.
Two desserts were average at best. Cheesecake was very dense and had a gummy texture. Cheesecake portion size was very generous. Chocolate cake was very good, but accompanying chocolate sauce/syrup was not very good.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The owners were very welcoming
The owners were very welcoming and we enjoyed our first visit tremendously. We will definitely return.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We don't go out that often
We don't go out that often and stay away from the chains. We were there years ago for a dinner play and loved the food and wanted to go back so we did on Saturday. We were not disappointed, the food was excellent and our waitress very sweet and accommodating. Hope not to wait years to go back again.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I highly recommend Kennedy Manor Dining Room. We tried the salmon with dill and the pork tenderloin, both of which were spectacular. I highly recommend the creme brûlée and chocolate cake as well. The staff are friendly and attentive. We had a late dinner, and at least at that point in the evening, the restaurant was very quiet and cozy, and I loved the 1930s feel! We will definitely be returning.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Retro Discovery
This restaurant is located on the lowest floor of Kennedy Manor, a classic apartment building with beautiful architecture. The restaurant decor is in keeping with the architecture--very classic and retro.
The food was excellent, and most of the menu is gluten free. As someone the must eat a gluten-free diet, it's such a relief to have many choices and a confident waitress to assure me that my food selections were gluten free.
I had the eggplant polenta, and my dinner mates at the roast pork tenderloin, and the smoked salmon. All of us enjoyed our food. We also ordered the three seasonal drinks: a cosmopolitan, a sparkling wine and Chambord drink, and a bourbon Manhattan. All were quite good.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Kennedy Manor!!
This is our favorite of all restaurants in Madison. We have been going here for over 10 years. The food is EXCELLENT, the service SUPERB and the quiet, romantic atmosphere WONDERFUL!! Parking is a problem right now with the Edgewater reconstruction, but they have parking available 1 block away. Well worth the walk. If you like to enjoy the company you are with, this is the place to go...quiet enough to visit, food worthy of tasting and service that is always consistently great.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden gem is very accurate
Kennedy Manor is tucked into the lower level of a classic multi-story walk-up residential building just across the street from a major Madison hotel on Lake Mendota. Fairly elegant environment, without going overboard. The menu is not very broad yet provides a nice range of options. I've been there twice and enjoyed the experience both times. Saturday night we had a party of five celebrating my son's graduation. Two salmon entres, two pasta Bolognese, one baked mushroom layered with phyllo dough. All were enjoyed. Appetizers and desserts were also good. Would definitely go back. One suggestion was more meat sauce on the Bolognese and more dill cream caper sauce for the Salmon. Both were very good, but we would've liked more on the plate.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We got exactly what we expected ~ the best of service, the best on the plates and in the glasses, a quiet, pleasant atmosphere, and an appropriate price for all. I'm a steady customer.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trouble
Still great after all these years...even though construction on the Edgewater has caused road work and limited parking, it is still worth the effort. Food is great and a nice variety. Service is excellent with a fun attitude. The historic ambience takes it over the top. we will be back!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A complete dining experience!
From the radiators to the framed B&W photos, I love the ambiance. There is no pretension. The food is delicious, the staff gracious and the service excellent. The fresh cut baguette bread alone is reason enough to go. I love the white linens, the small table lamps, the classic china, the pristine glassware.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice food and service
We have eaten at Kennedy Manor for years and always enjoyed the food and service. Tonight was no exception.
My salmon was excellent and our antipasti was great. The wine list was being redone and they had little selection. The wait staff was helpful in finding a nice wine. Service was slow but we had friends along and didn't real notice.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Kennedy Manor is a wonderful restaurant in a historic building. Fantastic food and atmosphere with great family run service.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well kept secret
Secluded art deco restaurant in the basement of the Kennedy Manor apartment building is quiet and romantic. Food was exquisite. I had the Sardinian pork tenderloin and it was mouth-watering, served with three (!) fresh veggies and some lovely melt-in-your-mouth roasted potatoes. Desserts were also fantastic. Really all around high quality food on par with Tornado Room and the prices are very reasonable. Only complaint is that the parking is a bit tricky if you're driving there and the interior could use a bit more care.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet and art deco ambience. We made a last-minute decision to go out on a Friday night and were delighted by the experience. Food was great. Our server anticipated our needs quite well. Not too crowded so the room was quiet and easy to talk. Ribeye steak was juicy and tasty. The chocolate pudding cake for dessert was the best of its kind in Madison. Parking is under construction and temporary parking is1.5 blocks away. After booking on Open Table the restaurant called us to guide us to the temporary parking--going the extra mile in customer service.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating a birthday.
The menu was varied and interesting without being overwhelming. We would have enjoyed a greater choice of desserts, however; only two were on offer.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM