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About Johnny Delmonico's

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.

130 S. Pinckney St.
Madison, WI 53703
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Doty St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 257-8325

Website:
http://www.johnnydelmonicos.com/

Parking Details:
Nearby parking ramps include the Block 89 parking ramp located at 10 E. Doty St., which is on the left side of E. Doty St. between Martin Luther King Blvd. and S. Pinckney St as well as the East Goverment Ramp on the corner of Pinckney and Doty St.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

Johnny Delmonico's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (22)
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Romantic (16)
Business Meals (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
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Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was ok, however, not worth the price service was ok .

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·Dined 7 days ago

I took my wife here for a special birthday dinner - this place has THE greatest Steak in Madison, Bar none. They were told in advanced with reservations about it being her birthday and before I said anything they already had a desert planned. It is expensive for a blue color dude like me, but for what you get it is priced correctly, great server. Also, I am a bit of a Caesar salad officianato and this place had the best dressing I have ever had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The waiter was very nice and attentive at first but as room started to fill up we had to wait to get his attention, had to wait for desert menu. I wanted to order another cocktail but by the time we got his attention, it was too late and we just wanted to leave. Had to wait for the check too.
We enjoyed the food, it was very tasty as always. Drinks were fantastic as well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had to add one person to our party at the last minute (day before dining) and they graciously accommodated our larger party without a problem. The Art Deco environment felt cozy and luxe, and both our actual waiter and the other waitstaff were friendly and very attentive. The food tasted wonderful and I was surprised with a complimentary (and delicious) dessert because we were celebrating my birthday. The only less-than-stellar detail was that three of our five steaks were not prepared precisely how we'd ordered them (medium was closer to medium well). They were high-quality meats, though, so still tasted quite good, though the snafu made the high prices a bit more galling. But we've frequented Delmonico's over the years and will continue to do so because they provide a dining experience that is top-notch overall.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We celebrated a birthday with a group of 10. We all met in the bar to surprise the birthday guy. Staff were helpful in coordinating our group of 10 and supporting the surprise. Food was great, and wine and cocktails were excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We were attending the Foo Fighters for our 5th wedding anniversary and we were looking forward a return to one of our favorite places to eat in Madison. We needed to leave by 645 so.. on our own time table we were pressed for time. My wife and I have eaten here every time that we come to Madison. That is about 8th time in the 10 years we have been together. This was a bad food experience for us just for the main course.

I will start with the service. It is always high here. I will also note that if not for our concert that we were going to and needing to leave I would have said something directly to our waitress. So admittedly that is on me.

Our salad and my wife's tuna app were good.

The steaks were totally over cooked. I asked for medium and my wife asked for medium well. Both our steaks were much closer to well done. I am stubborn and a guy who paid $49 (I believe that was the cost) for a 10 oz filet. It was over cooked to my liking. My wife barely ate half of her's as she tried to stay away from even to her liking an over cooked steak. If she hadn't ordered Oscar style she would have been hungry for sure.

I know it was hopefully a one time thing but I will think again about dining at Delmonico's on our next trip. There are other places that I know for $200 or less... that I can and always have counted on.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely perfect in every way. We were a party of two adult couples celebrating a birthday for one and an award for another. Adrienne, the manager, helped me select the perfect table with a bottle of French champagne chilled and waiting for us. David in the bar always makes excellent drinks; and Kerry was, as always, a perfect server. He answered our questions, took excellent care of us, and is always friendly. Three steaks were cooked perfectly. The filet mignon is the best in Madison. I had the chicken and that was one of the best chicken dishes I have ever had. This is a classy restaurant with fine food. Tablecloths! Soft music you can hear! No yelling in each other's ear to be heard!
Thankfully, no kids! Couldn't ask for a better night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Biggest thing that stuck out in my mind was that while Delmonico's specialty is steaks my date and I each ordered medium rare steaks and mine arrived absolutely red while hers was grey all except for a hint of pink. I didn't have a problem with mine but the degree that they over cooked hers was a real waste.

It was still good food, I don't want to sound ungrateful for any chance to try specialty steaks and great wine, but the caliber of food they are charging for deserves more attention to detail.

Other thing that stuck out was that we ordered wine to go with the steak (well before the steak came) and, even after asking about it, it didn't arrive until we were nearly done.

They were friendly and the atmosphere was nice, but these two things really need to be addressed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The restaurant was very customer oriented, and our server, Julio, was great. We enjoyed our salads and the steak was wonderful. This was our first time there and will certainly return.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic meal. Great food and drinks, both had the ribeye...delicious! Apple crumble for dessert, best ever! Greeted and seated by assistant general manager Jeff, very accommodating. Excellent service from our server Cynthia! Have been here several times before and will continue to return!!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing service and mouth watering steaks! Our go-to restaurant for special occassions.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The service is always outstanding. Kerry does an outstanding job making sure we are taken care of and enjoying our evening.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The 16oz ribeye may just be the best steak I've ever had. It even beat out Ruth's Chris Steakhouse which was my former #1.

We also received a little complimentary little bottle of Champaign for our anniversary!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A nice evening dinner in downtown Madison. We had salmon and shrimp dishes and an excellent grilled asparagus side. Nice waitress and the food was there quickly and hot.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Amazing food, service, and attention to detail!! Highly recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Everything was excellent - I highly recommend it. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 15, 2017

A great experience was had a Johnny Delmonicos this week. From the greeting at the door to the final course, service was friendly and the food was on point. Our first course - raw oysters was a blend of Maine and Canadian oysters that was the perfect start to the evening. The soup, steak and sides were done perfectly. And our waiter, Cary, took fabulous care of us. We definitely felt more like family than diners at the restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Tenderloin with blue cheese crust never disappoints hash browns just right and the chocolate torte !!!need I say more. My all time favorite for experience and price. Kerry server very enjoyable and takes great care of you. May try other steak places but always return my number one fav!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I have been to Johnny Delmonico's a number of times and have enjoyed it every time. The dry aged ribeye is awesome, although pretty pricey. (And I live in San Francisco where everything is pricey!) It is consistently one of the best steaks I've had and I have tried many. I've ordered the steak each time but the other entrees look good as well, and my dinner companions enjoyed them. I don't care for the hash browns as a side; They aren't bad, just kind of tasteless. But the other sides I've tried have been good - mac & cheese and asparagus come to mind as good ones. The cocktails are good - I recommend the craft manhattan. The wine list has something for everyone. The atmosphere is nice - quiet enough to have a conversation but not deathly quiet. I'd say it is between quiet and moderate, depending on how busy they are. The tables are also reasonably spaced so you are not right next to someone else and don't feel like they are part of your conversation, or you theirs. All in all, a very nice, comfortable atmosphere. I've also had dinner at the bar. That was enjoyable as well; The bartenders were quite friendly and eating there was quite comfortable. Bottom line: I have eaten at Johnny Delmonico's almost every time I have visited Madison, and I look forward to it each time. I went to Rare once and that was a mistake, on a number of levels. If you like steak, Johnny Delmonico's is the place to go in Madison.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great venue for 5 chatty friends. Steaks were great, as were loaded baked potatoes. Kelly, our server, was attentive and great fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Steaks were grossly over priced. Fish portion to small for price but it tasted very good. Wait staff was awesome. Manager did me an enormous favor for our special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

We have been going to Delmonico's for special occasions for a while now. Exceptional as usual. The steaks are amazing and the service is too. Thanks to Kerry our waiter and all the staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food, the service and the ambiance were all wonderful. Our waiter was attentive with out being intrusive. Together with the food this made for a wonderful evening celebration of our 35th wedding anniversary. There was a large crowd in the event room but the noise level in the main dining area was minimal. A definite positive for us. We will be back and highly recommend to all.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We were seated at the perfect table with a great view. Our service provided by Julio was excellent. The food was exceptional. We are planning our next visit with friends this fall.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Really just a wonderful venue, every aspect was perfect. Please request Cynthia to make it truly amazing. She's an engaging host that just added so much more to the experience.
Thank you Cynthia for making our visit so memorable, we'll see you again soon.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great atmosphere and some of the best steaks we've ever had. The waiter was entertaining and very attentive to our needs. The place to go to impress your friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was great and the service was very nice. We were sat right away. And the table was ok. But 100 dollars for a so so salad and great tasting but small portion salmon and desert is hard to believe especially during restaurant week.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 26, 2017

My wife and I both had fish Ihad salmon my wife had halibut . I wouldn't recommend neither one. I would probably recommend the stakes.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Was very disappointed with the meal. Our steaks were tough and I left a large portion of gristle and sinew. The mashed potatoes were luke warm at best. Sent an email to the manager 2 days ago to advise of our disappointment and have not heard a word. Not at all what I expected.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had requested a birthday with our reservation and it was never acknowledged! The main reason we dined there was to be able to celebrate TWO birthdays!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food was excellent and the hosting and service was excellent, too. Enjoyed the seat by the window.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We asked for a quiet window seat and that was exactly what we were given. Perfect steaks and slow no hurry meal. Just what we were looking for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Outstanding food and great service. Waiter knew just when to attend the table and when to leave alone for eating. The sea bass was divine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 23, 2017

As always we had great service and a great experience, with one caveat. Two of the group ordered steaks and they were pretty well overcooked. we asked for medium and they were at least medium well if not well done. In retrospect I would suggest sticking with medium rare instead, since they seemed to overcook. Beyond that however the food was wonderful and I would highly recommend Johnny D's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We had a splendid evening and everyone was very friendly to us. We enjoyed the food very much. It was a very nice spot in the city, not too crouded and not too busy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Great steaks!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The prices have gone way up.....everything's a la carte now and they don't even validate parking anymore. The food is very good, but it damn well should be for the price! My wife and I each had two drinks, a steak, mushrooms, asparagus and potatoes....$200 after tip. We won't be back for a long time as we can go out twice for the amount we paid for one meal at Delomonicos. We WERE regulars, but not anymore.....it's just not worth overpaying for everything.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Excellent food (don't miss the bread, the dessert and expresso), outstanding service, great for business or special occasions. I need more stars to give them!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The atmosphere was very nice and the server was attentive. The for was very good, but the prices were very stiff. An additional $9.00 for a vegetable was out of line for me. All in a pleasant evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Terrific experience overall. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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