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Award Winning Dining Room - Madison, San Diego, CA

Madison

4.5
4.5
2861 Reviews
$30 and under
Modern European
Mediterranean-inspired fare and elegant cocktails are served in sleek surroundings at this modern, airy University Heights hangout. ~Zagat

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 59 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Californian, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 269-6566
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mario Casseneri
  • Private party contact
    info@madisononpark.com: (619) 269-6566
  • Neighborhood
    University Heights
  • Cross street
    Madison Avenue
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • 𝐉𝐚𝐳𝐳 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 - Tuesday Nights

    Multiple dates available
    Every 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 on our indoor patio! Eat the eats and sip the sips while John Reynolds entertains with different ensembles throughout Southern California. 6:45-9pm. Space is limited so do not wait! Regular menu available. Please make reservations for 'Regular' to hear/see the music. Music can also be heard from our 'Bar' booth seating as well as some front outdoor patio tables. Call us with questions!
    𝐉𝐚𝐳𝐳 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 - Tuesday Nights Photo
  • Sunday Night Latin Jazz

    Multiple dates available
    Every Sunday night on our indoor patio! 5:45-8pm. Eat the eats and sip the sips while Irving Flores entertains with Kaylee Daugherty on vocals. Space is limited so do not wait! Regular menu available. Please make reservations for 'Regular' to hear/see the music. =)
    Sunday Night Latin Jazz Photo

What 2,861 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

2,861 Reviews
  1. Ceevee

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Host, food runners, and server were amazing! The food had problems like not cooked enough, and not prepared as requested.

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  2. Grace

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cute atmosphere! The food and drinks were incredible. Can't wait to come back to San Diego and visit Madison again!

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  3. Budgie

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, drinks and service were good, but the prices were just outrageous for what we got. My drink was maybe 4 oz, and cost $16.

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  4. MargauxB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a group of 6 and were seated next to the band (very nice music) but honestly it was so loud, we could not hear each other speak at all! It would be great to be seated farther away, or reduce the noise volume.

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  5. KayleeM

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I hate writing this because I used to love this restaurant, but the past two times I have gone, the food was subpar for the extreme prices and the service is HORRIBLE. Literally took us 20 minutes just for some one to come get the drink order. Longer for appetizers, then food, and I had to call over a busser to get the check because I didn't see the waiter for 30 minutes or more. As someone who worked in food service for 8 years, this was almost embarrassing. I won't be back!

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  6. HowellA

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day early dinner w/ my wife, son and his girlfriend. Zucchini fries w/ spicy marinara sauce (not too spicy w/ spice at the end), branzino (fish cooked well w/ lemony sauce, and pork chop on top of veggies w/ balsamic vinegar sauce. Very hood. Nice decor ambiance and live music. Nice day!!

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  7. Scottythebee

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    While we enjoyed the food and have been here numerous times, the brunch menu was kind of meh. Third time for Mother’s Day. Also given that you charge $6 for iced tea and add the 4% surcharge it would be nice to have the staff check in on refills especially when the restaurant is not very crowded.

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  8. JerryH

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful, and the food is excellent.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cool vibe..indoor loud but outdoor perfect! Great service and excellent food. Would definitely recommend!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was yummy! Bloody Mary was 10/10. The service was also great!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chilaquiles would be more flavoful if they had more sauce and the salsa was spicier. I had a plate of tortilla chips with a few chilaquiles at the bottom of the plate.

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  12. McKenzieM

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment and cocktails were amazing. Don’t expect great waiter service, took a long time for someone just to bring water and even longer to order. Food was fine & overpriced for the taste. I would come back for cocktails and eat elsewhere next time. Really beautiful and unique aesthetic with the dome ceiling.

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  13. CassieM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it. Super cute, great drinks, great food and great service.

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  14. cc94

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited Madison for a second time on a Tuesday evening for one of thei jazz nights. Drinks (oreo martini) were delicious, as well as my white fish ceviche and filet mignon entrée! Would go again

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  15. MichaelH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I really wanted to love this restaurant. I've heard good things and read good reviews so I booked an early mothers day brunch on Sunday with my mom and my daughter. Upon arriving, we got seated very quickly at a nice table on the patio. It was a beautiful day and the hostess moved an umbrella to help shade us, very nice. It took 17 minutes for water to arrive (there was a back waiter so that was shocking) and over 20 for the server to come over. We placed our order, gluten free shakshuka, chilequiles and a brioche french toast which had RGF (request gluten free) next to it. The server said that wasn't a gluten free option unfortunately. The food took over 45 minutes to arrive. If you know how babies are, they do not do well when hungry and my 15 month old daughter had gone through all 4 of her different snacks while waiting and was not hungry when it did. Upon arrival, my shakshuka was warm at best and my mom's chilequiles were flavorful but a bit soggy like they had been sitting on line for a while. Disappointing mothers day brunch for me but she was just happy to be with the grandbaby on a beautiful day, then we walked to the park and everything was fine. Would possibly recommend increasing staffing on busy weekends or staggering seating to accommodate kitchen and server flow.

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  16. NANANA

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Brunch shift seemed to be missing chefs, servers did the best they could and the food was great but we waited far too long

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  17. ElissaK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my 50th birthday at Madison with 7 friends on Saturday night. Food was great, cocktails were good, and service was excellent, plus it's so cute inside. We had a great time. Will be back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great and the food and drinks were delicious!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, food, cocktails and exceptional service!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a tad too loud to have conversations, but we did intend to come on jazz night so that was to be expected. Great ambience and service. Food was very rich if that is what you like.

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  21. ACRSD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Space is beautiful and ambience is lively and loud. Staff was not attentive and forgot to bring a birthday dessert after being asked at the beginning of the meal. Maybe they were just having a bad day. Food is not memorable but the cocktails are lovely.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, drinks were great, too noisy and least un the indoor area under the dome roof. The food was good but not great. I will go again for drinks

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Madison was so good all the food and drinks were amazing

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was eh and for the price of the food was too costly. I have no problem with expensive food, but it should it also taste like the price. The best part was the employees giving water which was great. Great water refillers. It was also my wife’s birthday and they did a great job attending to her and even offering great desert. It was also very noisy. The steak my wife ordered was just fair. Nothing too great. I ordered gnocchi was yummy. The drinks was fire. Overall, definitely not coming back here unless they re do the menu with better tasting food. I’d only come back with friends.

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  25. nycfoodie

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time celebrating my birthday this weekend. Our server Brittany was so friendly and efficient, and made sure l felt celebrated. I received a complimentary cake which made the experience very special. Our food was amazing and the drinks were really good too!

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  26. Danie

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time with friends and family celebrating my bday. All the alcoholic drinks we ordered were delicious. The food was great. The only two items we didn’t enjoy were the lattes and the enchiladas. Service 10/10. Will come back.

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  27. JLakh

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute spot, music was nice, service was good overall. We weren't tended too enough to receive water refills when needed. Also a bit bummed that this was a birthday celebration dinner, as was noted in our reservation, but the house staff did not acknowledge it. The meal was good. We started with the Portobello fries and tomato & burrata - both lovely. For dinner, we had the chicken kabob skewers and chicken piccata. Kabobs were cooked well, but not seasoned as I would have expected. The flavor was a bit bland for me, however the rest of the items on the plate were great. We will most likely return next time we're in SD

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  28. NicoleZ

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a Saturday around 12 pm, ordered brunch. I ordered chilaquiles and my husband ordered papas locas. The chilaquiles were extremely soggy and dry, barely had any salsa on them. I ordered a brown sugar cinnamon latte that tasted like milk with ice.. our server was nice and the mimosa was good but don’t recommend the food.

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  29. DaraS

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and staff are amazing but tonight was a wind tunnel and it was cold inside.

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  30. Jessica

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Madison for my friend’s birthday. The food and service are outstanding. If you go on Tuesday for live Jazz, keep in mind it is very loud and difficult to talk at the table. But 100% recommend this restaurant.

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  31. LauraE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was nice, just the live music didn’t give us a chance to chat. But music was great!

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  32. Diana

    Philadelphia

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate inside, which still has plenty of fresh air coming in, and the plentiful heaters kept it from getting too cold. It made for a very nice atmosphere. The food was delicious, with fresh ingredients and clever combinations, and the service was attentive. The only negative thing was the band that night had their amp volume up to a nearly painful level, but I would return.

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  33. Californiavisiting

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My only complaint was that I was too full to completely clean my plate. From the greeting at the door to all the service staff to the fantastic music, it was a great experiene.

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  34. LisaS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was really poor-we waited for our food a very long time and it didn’t come out all at once. The Papas Locas was cold when I got it. Was not anything special.

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  35. omarj

    San Diego

    79 reviews

    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and friendly, courteous service. The food was very good, portion sizes were perfect (not too much food) and the desserts were OUTSTANDING! Will definitely go again.

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  36. RRBB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance, menu choices, and food are great. It is quiet early on and then a great jazz band played around 7pm. I highly recommend.

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  37. BarbaraS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just loved the food and the ambiance, music was great

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  38. MauraS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Easter brunch! Something for the whole family to enjoy. Madison always delivers exceptional food and experiences.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at Madison! We almost got rained out with a patio reservation, but they were able to move us inside and we had an excellent morning

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  40. DaveP

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect setting for birthday celebration. Food and service could not have been better.

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FAQs

Madison is rated 4.5 stars by 2861 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 59 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Madison

4622 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    University Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Californian, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mario Casseneri
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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