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Madison Room and Bar

4.4
4.4
664 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

AN ELEGANT AMERICAN BRASSERIE
The New York Palace elevates Midtown Manhattan’s renowned culinary offerings with the seasonally inspired entrees and cocktails served in The Madison Room & Bar. This elegant restaurant and lounge is housed in the landmark Villard Mansion, a 19th Century historical gem offers a spectacular setting paired with innovative cuisine for a welcoming dining experience. Guests can enjoy favorites from the hotel’s Executive Chef James Staiano such as the Almond Croissant French Toast, or our New York Chicken Sandwich, and Steak Frites. The Madison Room & Bar is located just off the lobby mezzanine and open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a full service bar in the evenings.

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4.4
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  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience

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  1. TA

    TheAmateur

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2013

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    It was a vibrant restaurant with some of the best interior decor around. Just thought that we could not find that extra Michelin oompf. There was nothing bad but also little of the wow factor.

  2. FS

    FeelingSpecial

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Beautiful dining room! It reminded me of French castles!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2013

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    The location, decor, ambiance, bar, dining and staff were all excellent. We had a very comfortable feeling there. I am sorry to say the menu was a little short and the food was not quality. The chef cooked well, but the steak was tough and not a good quality. I think if you could improve on the menu a bit and a few more choices, you could have a real hit.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very good ambiance although the food is far more than I expected for a Michelin two-star restaurant, either the food itself or the menu.

  5. NK

    NKrames

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2013

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    I was surprised with the experience here. Poor wine list (I was told via phone they had a bigger list - they didn't) and steaks were not cooked to our requests; sent my girlfriends back only to have it come back well overdone

  6. R

    Reluctant

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Anachronism in dining is there is one: an awkward blend of the decor which should have long been in mothballs, over the top service, and fairly modern cuisine. Very strange.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone was so accommodating and especially our server, Melissa, she was spectacular! The food was amazing! Best Valentine's day dinner ever!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Superior service, beautiful decor and wonderful food. A perfect dining experience!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for breakfast with a friend. Great service from the host and managers, to the bartenders and servers. Great food too.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2013

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Whilst the restaurant itself is a beautiful space, it is very expensive for the food served. Whilst the staff are very friendly the service is very slow. They need to look at their prices to compete with some of the other wonderful places in New York

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2013

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    The room was cold, so the waiter recommended a different table. Sadly the room was so unbearably cold, I had to order a hot cup of tea in the middle of my corse's to try and warm up!! The wait staff were trying to be as attentife as possible. We rushed though our dinner just to get out!! The food was very good.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a wonderful experience! Everyone was extremely friendly and made me feel right at home...I was dining alone while I waited for a friend in a meeting and the staff made me feel like I wasn't alone at all. I really appreciate the simple conversation the wait staff had with me. My lunch was delicious and I was treated like a princess...a great last bit of NY before my flight home to Texas.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2013

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Every item that came to the table was extremely over-salted. I was horrified and embarrassed for my guest. There is scaffolding around all the windows. I had requested a table near a window when I made the reservation. No one acknowledged my request, no one bothered to tell me about the scaffolding. I will never return.

  14. m

    manhattan

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2012

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Came for the anniversary of my birthday with my fiance as a newly engaged couple. I always feel special and spoiled when we come to this restaurant. The service is great and the food is so interesting and beautiful. You can also sit to enjoy the drinks, the meal, and the company for as long as you like, because the staff makes you feel welcome. I can't wait for the next anniversary of my birthday so I can come back!

  15. a

    ase1707

    New York Area

    454 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    454 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I had dinner here last week and we were totally blown away by the entire evening. We often dine at upscale restaurants, but this spot was very very special. First of all the restaurant is gorgeous. It is a totally refurbished dining room from a NYC mansion built in the 1880s, complete with a beautiful cathedral ceiling. The service was excellent and my meal of steak tartare followed by the squab was outstanding and it was beautifully presented. This is one of the finest dining experiences that we have enjoyed in New York and we will definitely return. This restaurant was not inexpensive, but it was worth the price.

  16. j

    joanne

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food experience. Great service.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food: Perfect for someone with a discerning palate, able to appreciate unusual combinations of subtle flavors. High level of artistry on the part of the chefs. Dish after dish, our comment was: "I never tasted anything like this." Presentation of food was beautiful. Service: Remarkable. We had no fewer than six people waiting on us (a party of two) throughout the meal. Water glasses were always kept full; dishes brought and removed exactly at the right time; waiters and servers were all very professional, considerate, and appropriately friendly. Footnote: I like the way Gilt handles sparkling water: they charged us $10 total and refilled our glasses continually throughout the meal (party of two).

  18. H

    Hmkip

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My son and I had been to Gilt on Thanksgiving week several years ago with family from NYC. He never stopped talking about his experience. For his 16th birthday I took him back as a surprise, hoping it was as good as he remembered it. It was better!!! Amazing food and experience. Had a wonderful time...the service was great!

  19. GD

    GlobalDiner

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2012

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Guilty of being Overrated. While the food presentation was nice, the food itself was unmemorable and unexceptional. Nothing popped. The portions were VERY small, compared to portions at Eleven Madison, Daniel, Per Se, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, or La Grenouille. The diction of the waiters who spoke English (because not all did) was so poor I never understood what they were saying when they were explaining each course as it arrived during the meal. The original building is quite spectacular! The ceilings, floors, wall mosaics, wow! However, the modern furniture in the bar and dining room make no sense and does not work with the room. An example of where mixing old world elegance with modern is the Adour at the St.Regis in Washington, DC.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Worth every penny! I was taken back by all the suit wearing professional people in the entrance, as I was dressed in bright and trendy purple outfit. However, the hostess who took our umbrellas made me feel super comfortable, assuring me that I looked beautiful. The bar and dinning room is spectacular. The wine list is huge. The food was amazing. I am a picky eater however there was nothing I couldn't eat or didn't like. The food service was absolute perfection! If you want a great New York restaurant experience definitely put gilt on your agenda.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2012

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Gilt was a high priced, trendy restaurant with difficult, complicated food.

  22. NY

    NYaccro

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2012

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Complex, sophisticated and creative food. Deserves two Michelin stars.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2012

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Food was very good but I didn't think that it compared to other two star michelin meals I have had.

  24. J

    Jpjp

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous dining experience with one sour note. My reservation included a note re: dinner being a birthday celebration. Waiter welcomed me by name and wished my friend a happy birthday. The wine list had an incredible selection. We opted for the seven course menu. Each course delivered complex flavors and a variety of textures. The food presentation, pace of the meal, and service were all exceptional. Favorite dishes: lamb with ricotta sheet, halibut, and strawberry rhubarb dessert. The sour note was set when the hostess asked whether we were redeeming a coupon for our meal.

  25. E

    Eataly

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gilt continues to improve under the watchful eye of Chef Bogle and Sommelier Cappiello. I always try to dine there when I am in the City.

  26. B

    Berlinerin

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    an absolute WOW experience. well-deserved 2 michelin stars. perfect service. great food presented in the most beautiful way!

  27. f

    foodnyc2013

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was on holidays in NYC with my husband, we decided to dine at Gilt to celebrate our anniversary, it was the perfect choice. The venue, food, & service were all top notch. It is a bit pricey at approx $126/person without alcohol for the 5 course tasting menu. But I do recommend the tasting menu to sample a bit of everything, and it's not too much food. I'd definitely go to Gilt again for a special occasion next time I'm in NYC.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2012

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    I think the place is a bit overpriced as the food is not fantastic, nice but I have had better for the price you pay. Wine list is very impressive though and service is impeccable so it's a shame the food was not up to par

  29. w

    wyorker

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was reluctant to dine at a restaurant named "Gilt." It's presumptuous and, by definition, superficial: a gold overlay on base materials. The restaurant was excellent in every way. The food was ingenious, well plated and delicious. Service was as good as it gets. Of course the dining room itself is an experience. I'll be back.

  30. N

    Noname

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chef Justin Bogle justly deserves the Michelin stars he has earned by virtue of his unique and exquisite culinary creations. A single plump mussel sat in an edible shell he’d concocted from cracker crumbs and colored with squid ink; a salad of root vegetables with gorgonzola cheese was plated with “earth” made from mushrooms. The palate cleanser of cucumber juice and elder flower was served in a miniature snifter. Dry-aged squab was accompanied by tiny turnips and Jerusalem artichokes. Bogle dry-ages fowl and beef himself; inventive, both in the choice of food combinations and presentation, he always features flavor first. This chef ranks high on the elite roster of gastronomic wizards. Our lips are still smacking!

  31. r

    ritas

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We tried the 5-course dinner. Fresh baked pre-dinner rolls and pastries - various flavors like mint, figs, apple etc. which were very unique. They tasted delicious too. My date needed quite a few of the baked rolls and pastries to feel substantial as dishes were overall very prettily arranged but small in portion. I especially love the confectionery offered at the end of the meal. They were sweets in mouth-size and came in 8 different flavors. I tried them all. They are not a good choice if you are watching your calories intake. It was a good experience for us.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best dinner of our lives. Admittedly we paid a lot for it but for a special occasion it was worth it. We had the 5 course tasting and with all the little additional palette teasing plates it was more like 8-9. Nearly every plate had us gushing, despite the fact we wouldn't have ordered tthem on description alone.

  33. DF

    DavidF

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and ambiance. One of the best experiences we have enjoyed on our many travels.

  34. OB

    OBee1

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2012

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The food was excellent. Service was good. Excellent menu. The setting was unexpected, with the very modern bar in a dark wood room and the dark wood, rather than gilt/golden dining room. The food is the gold!

  35. CS

    ClemSenn

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2012

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    The good. The restaurant was romantic and the service was excellent. The bad. I guess my immature palate was not accustomed to this genre of food. While the presentation was beautiful, the food was barely edible. I was truly disappointed and felt g(u)ilt(y) that I spent my 20th anniversary here.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just what you'd expect from a top notch restaurant in New York. This was the best dining experience I've had outside Alinea in Chicago. Could easily rise to the top of the best restaurants in the world list.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2012

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food, wonderful experience. We had a great time.

  38. A

    Amyryan

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Outstanding even in the restaurant mecca of NYC!! Wonderful service, incredible food, great choices and amazing special tastes. More than worth the price.

  39. GS

    GwenS

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I celebrated my birthday at Gilt, and it was more than I expected. Absolutely bautiful, and the menu out of this world. It is expensive, but worth it.

  40. A

    Andrew

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent chef's tasting!

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Madison Room and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 664 OpenTable diners

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