Johnny Delmonico's

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Johnny Delmonico’s is a classic downtown Madison restaurant known for consistently excellent wine, steaks and seafood; distinguished by extraordinary, warm service.
Experience the comfort that comes with knowing all of the details are taken care of.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.0
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. “Rare” is another comparable steak house in Madison. But Johnny Delmonico’s has better service and a much cleaner and more enjoyable ambiance. This is definitely the top pick for a steak house in Madison.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great, but the service is what makes a great dinning experience

AS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You bet! Our waiter Kerry was outstanding. We had a terrific experience!

MA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Granted it was Saturday Night but the noise level made for an uncomfortable evening! Our waiter was “over the top” and contributed to the noise distraction! Food was good but for the price, the celebration evening was a disappointment. We have dined there before and enjoyed those experiences.

L
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We love the calamari - and it didn’t disappoint. However, we did have a couple of disappointments this time around. My steak was pretty chewy. I expect something a bit more tender at a premium steakhouse. I’ve had better rib eyes at the Outback.
Then, my wife’s halibut was over cooked. She didn’t say anything until the next day. If she’d mentioned it at the restaurant, we would have sent it back.
I don’t think we’ll be back real soon.

f
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Yes, Ben was good waiter No MINT JELLY for lamb dish was bad!

KP
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cynthia, our server, was fabulous! We were celebrating 2 birthdays and an anniversary - she was great! Ask for her. Meal was delicious and the drinks were spot on. We picked the right restaurant to celebrate, that's for sure!

K
Milwaukee
56 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktails, steaks, and service in downtown Madison. Wonderful atmosphere and warm hospitality.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steak was very seared and and exceptionally fatty. For the price it wasn’t worth it.

W
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Personable service.

AP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So perfect to catch up w our adult kids, Kerry was wonderful attentive and fun

LA
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is top notch. Food, drinks, service, experience- excellent!

e
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Steak was good, but not great. Service was outstanding. Atmosphere was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, to the time we left it was an absolutely perfect time.

Our food was delicious, our server was friendly and overall we had a wonderful time and a difficult time wanting to leave.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

B
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Sides were great. Steaks were dry. 6oz filet should not taste dry. Almost as if the cooks were sitting on product too long. Service was outstanding.

RI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this place. From start to finish, the place is fabulous! Kerry our server was excellent and we always ask to be at his table. Brandy old fashion is the best and the food is SOOOOOOOOOO good. Cant wait for next visit.

BT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a romantic date. Lovely atmosphere and top notch service. The menu had many great options and overall the experience was entirely satisfying. Would highly recommend to anyone.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent in every way

SS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food was well-timed, served at proper temperature and made for a wonderful evening.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day....perfect....she fell in love with me all over again!! Probably, because of the food....lol!!!

TJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Went on a Friday night and the food was just ok. I had a filet and it was kind of dry, not what I would expect when paying over $50 for a steak. Service was really good though so at least they got that right. Much better options available in town for a steak.

R
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service drinks food excellent. Creamed spinach was not creamed.

TS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our service was great! Excellent wine selection too!!!

L
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We've lived in the Madison area 26 years and this was our first (but not our last) visit.
Jonathon and Eric made our evening so nice. The food of course Was star and everything was Very Good.
We hope to return soon.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good and we had a very pleasant waitress. My wife was very happy...happy wife happy life.

TM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda was FANTASTIC!!!!! We had an awesome time and will definitely be back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kerry gave us dinner and a show. Fantastic Fellow. Perfect timing. There when you needed him, gone when you didn't. A true professional!

J
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter out for her 21st Birthday and they created a menu specifically for my daughter with the headline Happy 21st Birthday Madison. That was so awesome. Our waitress was great and the food was awesome!

JB
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must ask for Kerry to be your server. He's top notch !

SH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious!!! The place is beautiful, great place for a date night. A bit pricey, but worth it. I would suggest reducing the potato portion and offering a salad with the meal.

CT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first trip to Johnny Delmonico's and it was perfect in every way. The waiter was great with recombinations and speedy with the drinks. He gave us space but also checked in enough to make us feel cared for. The dry aged stake was the best I’ve ever tasted. I can’t wait for a return trip.

s
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit too smashed in because of restaurant week but always great food.

MC
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We found the food to be good but it lacked the elements to be great especially for the Beef Tenderloin restaurant week entree. The mashed potatoes were warn as were the steaks, the au jus was luke warm. Having a hot entree would have ramped up the rating.

Our server was gregarious. However, when boxing up our leftovers she asked if we would like the leftover bread and we said yes however it was not included. She had also offered to obtain the purveyor of the honey served on the nut and cheese board dessert option and she did not do so. Either of those things would have been nice to have and since she volunteered to obtain them it ended up being disappointing when she did not.

Lovely environment and surprisingly not too loud like many restaurants.

RB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week was amazing.

The filet medallions were cooked to perfection. The salad and cheese plate dessert were a great keto friendly option. Only thing is, there could have been a vegetable substitute for the potatoes. I did try them and they were amazing though.

Service was great and as expected for this quality of dining.

Would recommend for casual or business dining.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Our first time and we look forward to our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner for my husband’s birthday.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything

TK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was Kerry - he is fantastic. Food was amazing. We sat the bar for an hour until our reservation (we were early) and were pleased. Restaurant was very busy but we were well taken care of and staff was very attentive.

j
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, the food was absolutely perfect, I ordered my steak medium and it came out perfectly medium. I usually order my steak med so I can get it med rare that's my mistake they know how to cook lol it was still a great steak. They make a really good brandy old fashion and the whole dinner drinks and all was half what it would have been at rare in Madison.