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.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JDol
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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BarbieM
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Despite the distance between tables, a more rambunctious pair were sat next to our table. My enjoyment of the ambiance was less than desired, but that did not overshadow the wonderful service and food that evening. Get out and enjoy a delicious steak at Jonny Delmonico’s!

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GingersMom
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kerry was great, the steaks and sides were delicious and it’s a lovely place.

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vipMadtown
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Burrata and Tomato was just awesome!

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DamonO
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server i think his name was domonic? Was amazing so GIVE HIM A RAISE he made our night better than it was heading. Thanks allot

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vipLindsey
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best ever dinners we've had!! The cosmo was perfect - not too sweet and flavored just right. The bread was scrumptious - and I don't normally even eat bread! We split the wedge salad with blue cheese and I was practically licking the plate to get every last drop. My husband, who is very fussy about his steaks, found his to be cooked to exactly his specifications. My tenderloins with mushrooms was delicious. The sides were incredible - probably the best hash browns ever (again something I almost never eat) - they were crispy and like mini French fries in the best possible way. And possibly best of all was the Brussel sprouts with bacon and cheese - melt in your mouth good. And not only did this food get us one fabulous dinner, but we both had leftovers for lunch the next day! We sat outside and felt very safe. Our waiter Terry was outstanding!

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PackerRN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny Delmonico’s is our “go to” restaurant for steaks. We’ve dined here many times over the years and have never had anything less than an outstanding experience! The steaks are always top notch—juicy, tender, and done perfectly—and all of the side dishes are delicious as well (even the brussel sprouts, which I normally detest). I had the lobster bisque this time, which was exquisite. The garlic mashed potatoes and the hash browns are always excellent as well. The service is always second-to-none; the wait staff are always exceptional and pace the meal perfectly. It’s always a treat to dine at Johnny Delmonico’s!

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CurleyGirl
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! We would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Johnny’s never disappoints. Food and service were impeccable.

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vipKatie
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, had lots of wine options, thank you for social distancing, we will definitely be back.

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vipKevinK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Ben. Absolutely the best server I have ever encountered. Very knowledgeable about every drink and food item on the menu.

I highly recommend having Ben as your server when you make reservations!

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AnneY
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience at Johnny Delmonicos. Our service was exceptional and the food was outstanding.

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vipKate
Milwaukee
57 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, cocktails, wine, and service, and great safety standards! We felt very safe dining at a socially distanced table indoors. It was a very enjoyable way to return to indoor dining. Thank you!

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GiaC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Service was great but food left a lot to be desired. Steak was tough and had some fat in the middle as well. For $115 I don’t think I’ll be back

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SJF0920
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the option to dine outside on a lovely evening. Food was fantastic and we always appreciate your wine list, but would love to see the addition of a Wisconsin wine, specifically from Botham Vineyards.
Julio was fantastic; warm, friendly, knowledgeable and most accommodating.

Look forward to many more opportunities to return to a long-time favorite.

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LarryO
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous atmosphere was great and Julio was the best

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AlexF
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside eating was safe while still having a great atmosphere. Kerry, our waiter, was great. He anticipated our needs and exceeded our expectations. Can't wait to go back!

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vipSuperFanTodd
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sat outside due to COVID. They did an excellent job. Food was fantastic. Both had the wedge, entrees were filet and aged strip, and then chocolate bombe for dessert.

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RMmm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very awesome environment and great food. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice anniversary dinner

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SmallTownIowans
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a nice, romantic restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We found it! It was very easy to book a reservation online. We were seated immediately, with a small view of the lake. The ambiance fit our "dressed up" attire just right. The service was AWESOME. Our waitress was very attentive and kind. The drinks and food were delicious. It was kind of pricey, but we expected that. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant, but perhaps save the expense for a special occasion.
I should add all of downtown was basically empty due to COVID and it being a Wednesday night. The experience might be very different under pre-COVID conditions.

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Robert
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we dined al fresco on the sidewalk thanks to Covid. The cocktails were excellent and we shared an appetizer of mushroom caps stuffed with steak and blue cheese that was to die for! But that was the highlight. My wife had rainbow trout stuffed with crab. She loved the saffron sauce, but the fish was meh. My 6 oz. filet with bone marrow butter was very good, but certainly not the best I've had. And the two mountains of garlic mashed potatoes we received were kind of silly. We succumbed to the dessert menu and shared a "chocolate bomb". While certainly rich and chocolatey, it wasn't extraordinary. Our server Ben was very attentive without being overbearing, and definitely enhanced the experience, but while we enjoyed ourselves, we doubt a return visit is in the cards.

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RockyS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable dining experience and appreciated the social distancing and masks.

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StevenC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Both my wife and I ordered Tenderloin Filets both asked them to be cooked Medium Rare. My 8oz was cooked medium and tasted old. It was topped with the Oscar topping. My wife ordered a 6oz and it also was closer to medium well. She had mushrooms as a topping. Both steaks were not even close to the normal quality we have received in the past from Johnny's. Would be hard to suggest this place to a friend in the future. You were not busy enough to have anything come out of the kitchen this poor. Calamari was outstanding. Crab Legs were very good. Sides and Brussell Sprouts were outstanding as was the service. Server was a pro!

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! This is a favorite spot.

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JennieW
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've tried most appetizers, soup and salads--all very good. Have never been disappointed with any of the entrees. I have severe reactions to latex and associated food--they take this seriously and accommodate special needs. Pleasantly surprised when I realized it was a Food Fight restaurant--it's the only FF restaurant I'll visit.

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BradN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Super food with great cocktails.

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JesusR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great. only complaint is that for the price of the meal it really should have included a soup or salad option.

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EricM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent steaks and sides. The calamari is the best anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMadArch
Philadelphia
21 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.

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Len47
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.

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faceman
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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vipKPJ77
Minneapolis
23 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!

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vipKate
Milwaukee
58 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Melissa
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.

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Wachalious
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Personable service.

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vipAnnP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Johnny Delmonico's is rated 4.6 stars by 979 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.