I would not recommend this place for anyone. We came to Madison to visit my daughter and celebrate her and her brother's birthdays. We love steak!!! But this place was horrible. Five steaks were ordered. Four Medium and one Medium Rare. All of them came either Medium We'll or Well. My son and I ordered hash browns and they could have broke a tooth. We saw another table trying to cut into their hash browns and couldn't. When we first got our meals, no one offered steak knives. About five minutes in someone came by and said, "Oh you need steak knives." No one came by and we were so hungry, we just ate. We were never offered another beverage. Was not even asked if we want dessert. I wasn't going to get anyway because of the rest of the experience. The only thing that was asked was my wife did not eat most of her steak. This when we brought up it was too well done. They offered to make another one, but the rest of us were done. They took it off the bill. They should comped the whole thing, but again we were hungry so we just ate. They provided a small bottle of champagne for my daughter, but kind of snotty said to my 12 son, "Sorry. Nothing for you." Even though they called me the day before to confirm reservation and asked if we were celebrating. I mentioned my kids birthdays. Seriously, not even a small piece of cake.
My wife and I have a combined over forty years in the restaurant/hospitality business. This was one of the most horse bleep experiences ever. Take the five star experiences and go which I did. Now you have a legitimate 1 star. Wish there was a 0 star.
I hate giving a so-so review, but I guess you would want to know the truth... The three of us weren't that impressed with the food. Mom's steak wasn't that great, the beans with my sister's salmon dinner were cold (are they supposed to be?)... and the crab in my crab-stuffed trout, was pretty non-existent. For the price, I guess I'd expect better. This was only my second time to dine here and I was impressed enough the first time to return. Now, I'm not so sure. The bright spot: Our server was really great, as were the awesome Manhattans!!
We enjoy Johnny Delmonico's a few times a year especially before a theatre performance. The meal Saturday evening was delicious and correct portions. However, it took awhile to get our bill though we did get to the theatre prior to the beginning of the performance.
Best meal so far this year
The food was amazing. It turned out just the way we ordered it and our server was the best! He really made the experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone and will be going back.
Foodfight is known for excellence and JD's is right up there with the best. Waitperson Mel gives 110% to her tables and sets a standard for how to make customers enjoy the meal.
Way overpriced. Food was cold.
Mothers Day Brunch
The food was truly to die for! The wait was a little long but totally worth it. Service was excellent and served with a smile. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a special occasion/dinner date. Will definitely come again.
The food was good, typical steakhouse fare presented with an old school dinner club flare.
Service is very good. Good value for the money.
We went there for our anniversary and they gave us probably the best table in the house. Service was fabulous, steaks terrific and the garlic mashed potatoes and shaved brussels sprouts were great accompaniments.
Our very discerning diners proclaimed the food and wine excellent. That and very good service made dining out a fine special event.
We have been to Johnny Delmonico's a few times before and had great experiences but this time the service was sub-par at best.
Our server took awhile after placing our orders to bring the wine we ordered. We were not offered nor did we receive any bread even though all tables around us received.
Our entrees were brought out and we never received steak knives prior to the entrees arriving (typically they are brought out soon after ordered is placed) so our food sat getting cold for a few minutes while the waitstaff searched for knives.
The waiter never poured re-filled our wine glasses which is also typically part of the service
Typically the service at Johnny Delmonico's has been excellent - perhaps that is why we were so disappointed in our experience this time.
We were there on a very snowy night so it was not busy. Food and Service were good. Our waiter was knowledgeable and talkative. I will go back again and recommend it to my friends.
The atmosphere was great in the beginning. The waiting staff was very punctual and polite. As the night went on the atmosphere seemed to change. The restaurant became noisy with the groups around us. The waiter came to us 3 times stating the food will be here shortly. Well i think after the 2nd time they should of gotten the hint that it was taking too long. The steak was ordered medium but received it medium well as there was no pink in it what so ever. The rack of lamb was ordered medium and was delivered medium rare as there was nothing but pink on the outside and really hard to cut. I was embarrassed as I was making screeching cutting noises on my plate. The lobster and the potatoes were done very well, the drinks were very tasty. This was my first time at this restaurant and spent a good deal of money for a meal for two. Overall I was disappointed in the quality for the price but very satisfied with the service.
As always, our favorite! Tried the Ribeye this time. Best ever! The apple crumble dessert is the best dessert in north America! AWESOME!
It was a nice experience. There was confusion over the type of steak I ordered so I didn’t get the meal that I wanted but it was okay. The waiter intimated that it wasn’t his fault but for the most part he was nice about it.
Very cool spot, like a Del Frisco's in New York or a bigger city than Madison, with beautiful wood paneling and a library look, made warmer and welcoming by the super nice but professional wait and host staff. I was sorry to find that the veal chop had been removed from the online menu but the rack of lamb was a delicious substitute and everyone else's food (steaks, wedge salads, asparagus and garlic mash potatoes) was excellent. With no prompting, we were gifted a complimentary birthday dessert with several tasty treats on it - despite the fact that we were the last people in the place on a Sunday night and I'm sure the staff was waiting to see our backsides and lock the door.
Our waitress was very friendly and the food was excellent. Large portions. Great place for parents to take their Wiscon students for a treat to a nice dinner out.
service was outstanding. It was the very rare occasion when we ask a waiter/waitress which of 2 wines she recommends, and she recommended the cheaper wine. She was excellent, as was the food. There did not seem to be any serious competition in the immediate area.
Service was good once they realized no one had waited on us during the first 15 minutes of being seated. Steak was very good. Garlic mashed potatoes were pretty salty.
Dined at Delmonico for my wives birthday. Food and wine were amazing, very friendly and welcoming staff. Good price point for high quality dining. Lisa was amazing we will definitely be back! Keep up the good work
Great steaks and drinks, great service, and nice ambiance.
Wonderful experience; absolutely great food— bread, appetizers, steak, wine selection, etc.
Excellent food and great service. We were seated in a table that we requested. The dry aged steaks are mouth watering. We will be back!
The food we had was outstanding. I am vegetarian and they had one vegetarian option, unfortunately, but it was quite good. My son had a T Bone and really liked it. The service was quite good and very attentive. I would certainly return.
We wanted to go to a high quality restaurant in Madison for date night so we went to Johnny Delmonico's. My wife and I both had steaks that were full of flavor. The restaurant was beautiful and our server was fantastic. We will definitely be back.
Great service and satisfying menu
Nothing really noteworthy. Service nice but slow. Food was OK, but not $46 for ribeye good. (all else ala carte) They had one option for bone-in for $70. Really ?? - its Madison.
Sorry, just underwhelmed. I think there was a reason it was darn near empty when we went.
Excellent wait staff!
It was very good, but it took a while to place our order then it took a while to get our food. The server offered us a free dessert for the wait, but we declined. We loved the server but I think she got sat too close together with a table of 5 ahead of us.
Our server, Lisa, was outstanding! Very pleasant and extremely attentive. We always love coming to Delmonico's to celebrate special occasions and for date night. Another great experience!
Very nice decor. Menu covers lots of choices. Sides sold separately. Limited dessert menu but desserts offered should appeal to majority of diners
Attentive service and friendly welcome upon entrance
Steak-Stuffed Mushroom Caps were excellent. Creamy Lobster Bisque was just average. Check out Rare Steak House for the best Lob-Bisque in Madison. Pan-roasted cod was actually more of a 'soup' and a tad disappointing. Service from Jonathon was excellent.
Wonderful restaurant! Fantastic, top notch steaks, but also quality seafood. Great hospitality and wonderful service from our waitress, Cynthia!
Our friends group received a good night gift card and we couldn't have made a better choice as to where to use it. Carey(?spelling) was an attentive server. He made recommendations as none of us had been to Johnny's for dinner. The drinks were delicious, steaks of normal steakhouse quality (we found them average, bot overly superior) did veggies good, and dessert very scrumptious. We left happy and very full.
Excellent service and amazing food. We have the filet and lobster and it was outstanding. Thanks
Excellent service and delicious food. We’ll be back!
A bit slow service was the only real negative. We were seated for 5 plus minutes before our waitress came to our table. Was about 70 minutes from being seated to receive our entree. Food and everything else was good.
Celebrated our son’s 21 birthday in style. Great food. Attentive staff. Nice ambiance.