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Cafe Madison

4.3
1446 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date (23)
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Have dinner at Cafe Madison & then dance the night away!
LEGACY BAND
Saturday, Feb. 3rd
9pm to 12am - No Cover
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 5pm - 9pm
Friday and Saturday: 5pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(856) 764-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jack Connor
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Madison Street & S. Pavilion Avenue
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Public transit
Riverline runs in front of Cafe Madison.
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Entertainment
Live Piano Friday and Saturday
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Special events & promotions
Wedding Ceremony & Receptions; Bridal Showers, Anniversary Parties, Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Retirement Dinners
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1446 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeterS 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very impressive. Good food, excellent service and enjoyable atmosphere

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JANBILL (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

GREAT AMBIANCE! WONDERFUL SERVICE, WONDERFUL FOOD EXCEPT FOR MY $39 T-BONE STEAK. THE FLAVOR WAS GREAT BUT THE MEAT WAS TOUGH.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Edward is always a great server
Diane is a great hostess... makes us always feel welcome
Chef always says hello

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munson07 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Just moved to NJ and found this on Open Table. Was close to home and LOVED it would go back !!

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BarbaraP (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We got the filet/ lobster special for Valentine’s Day. The filet was good but we were all(all 4 of us)) disappointed with the lobster. We were all picturing a small tail but instead hit a couple little pieces!!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Love this place. We had outback wedding reception here and that was amazing as well. Love the staff !

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Maryellen (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Cafe Madison and Chef Connor continues to provide a good product with changes that keep the experience fresh.

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Greg (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Was surprised with their limited "winter" menu. Felt somewhat rushed by our server who kept coming back asking for our orders. The restaurant was literally empty at the time. The food was very good except for the New England Clam Chowder which was more like broth rather than a creamy clam chowder.

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vipJaLin (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The atmosphere is this restaurant's most redeeming quality.
The food is very good, but the menu is small and limited. The waitstaff is friendly, but we have had slow service mostly every time we dine here.
On this last visit, we sat at a high top to have a cocktail before being seated for dinner. However, after waiting 15 minutes without anyone taking our drink order, we decided to be seated in the dining room. It took an additional 20-25 minutes to get our cocktails.
Never go on a holiday! Thanksgiving was over booked and one person in our party never received his entree after everyone was finished their meal. The management was apologetic and did compensate for our meal, but it took quite some time before we wanted to dine there again, because it really did ruin our dining experience on that visit.
With all being said, we still do recommend this restaurant with the above reservations.

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vipMJfromJersey (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first time dining at Cafe Madison. They had nice specials. Two in our party had the filet and shrimp combo and loved it. Another had the crab cakes that had lots of jumbo lump crab. I had the branzino with risotto and I ate it all. I didn’t care for the house salad. Others liked the butternut and seafood soups, and the seared tuna.

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vipElfanel (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Good service, great atmosphere, excellent food, at the right price!

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vipMikeVee (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed our dining experience much. Our server, Edward, did a great job of explaining the specials of the evening, and gave us an opportunity to enjoy our cocktails before placing our orders. We both ordered fish: I had the organic salmon which was prepared perfectly and my wife had the Swordfish special which was outstanding. I would be remiss if I failed to mention how enjoyable the music was. Great selection of songs and at the perfect volume.
We always enjoy our dinners there and highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

ambiance and service was outstanding. food was actually disappointing... just OK. For the prices being charged I expected more flavor, and slightly bigger portions. I guess the ambiance offset the food.

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vipTeeTimeMike (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Our second visit to Cafe Madison was great overall. Food was very good. Lobster and crab cakes were fantastic and the filet special was delicious although the steak was slightly over cooked (medium well rather than medium). Service is fabulous. This place is so inviting.

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Daveinnj (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Nice place, never disappoints for ordinary dining or a special occasion. Expensive but worth it.

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EdGB (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Food was excellent and service was great. Quiet place to talk and enjoy. Bang Bang Shrimp was outstanding and meals were cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

A great New Years. Very well organized.
Service great, DJ played all the right music and took requests, price was a fine value, all food courses very tasty and prepared as requested.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a reservation for two at 6PM on 12/31/17. Our waiter was Edward. He was very professional, friendly and efficient. Was also impressed how all of the wait staff assisted each other with serving each others clients. All tables were occupied. Chefs must have been going crazy. Our food came out in a timely manner, was hot and very good. A very well organized operation. We'd been here a few times in the past but it was the first time we ate in the large dining room. It was a very pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great restaurant and the food is absolutely fabulous !!!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We loved cafe Madison. The food was excellent. Our waiter Connor was terrific.
Can’t wait to go back. We also enjoyed talking with the bar tender Christina.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Never have we been more deceived by a façade and ruse of a fine restaurant as we have tonight at the Madison. The worst that we have dine in, seriously! The service was lackadaisical and careless, the food was of poor quality, expensive and served cold, the menu was extremely limited and it was actually raining inside of the building. The décor of the place is impressive which leads one to believe that there’s quality throughout however; don’t be fooled like we were. This place is a finely decorated farce. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!

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jerseydiners (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Hmm. The Madison wasrecommended by fraternity Brother Murray and Finneyfor an anniversary dinner . Bottom line is my char-broiled Fillet Mignon tasted like liver. My wife doesn’t like me to complain immediately so I ate slowly. While eating looked at me she said her sirloin steak tasted like liver too. Wow, we were on the same page after 32 years. We agreed the appetizers, salad, and soup tasted great but we should have had seafood. A few well wishers asked for feedback and I would never say don’t go, but will share my experience with the beef- perhaps it’s prepared with grace beyond my pay grade- I’m with bone in and fat😜

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vipTeeTimeMike (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Great place with very nice atmosphere. Food was fantastic as was the service. Be careful to ask what sides accompany the entrees as you may end up buying alacarte side items that are not needed.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

We have been here a few times and enjoy the atmosphere and food we also have gone to a wedding here in June and it was beautifully done

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JOEP (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

I would give an overall rating of 5 STARS if the menu included specials. The seasonal changes on the menu are minimal.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Madison is our go to place for special occasions. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny. We are never disappointed.

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vip4xgranny (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

We both enjoyed the food, ambience, musician, and our sever, Edward was the best.
We have decided to make this restaurant our "spot".

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Doo Wop Party. Buffet dinner . Not a fan of buffet. Just OK

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vipErnest (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

The food and service was exemplary. My filet was coked to perfection and my request; Pittsburgh medium rare. Moist and tender.

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