Madison

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Salmon skewers and orzo was delicious. Ambience is dim and cozy. It was a little chilly at times because the large party next to us turned off the heaters.

P
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Food as always, relax, friendly service

CQ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Friends catch up

NS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate our anniversary. Food was good. Ambiance was excellent. Service was good too. Overall a great experience.

LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious, fresh and original. Drinks, alcoholic and non, are fun and tasty. The noise level is a bit too much so conversation difficult.

S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, I wish I asked for her name so I could give her a shout out. She was very accommodating and the service was excellent! The host and other staff were also wonderful! I will definitely be returning!

Madison
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much Shauni! Her name was Bryana! ;)

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TS
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We having a great time there, the food was amazing, the cocktails are so so so good, we will go back there

Madison
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much!!! =)

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful on a sunny day, great brunch food options and a wide variety of cocktails.

L
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!!!! Been here a few times now and never a disappointment! Food is delicious, staff is amazing and the restaurant is just designed and decorated so pretty. Love this place!

Madison
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much!!! =) Very kind words!

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s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and cocktails! The service was attentive,but never rushed.

CW
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my husband and I’s favorite restaurant for brunch in San Diego.

The service is amazing. All the staff are so friendly, attentive and fun.

The food is delicious and a great deal for the price. My favorite is the gravalox and the churro French toast! Yummy!

Madison
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much Carrie!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters BDay Breakfast

m
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Valentine day, and it was awesome. 10/10 Would recommend.

Madison
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much!!! =)

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, amazing drinks, and great service. Tony was very informative about the entire menu and had great recommendations for cocktails.

Madison
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much!!! Tony is the best! =)

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HS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for Valentine’s Day! It was prix fixed so it was great getting a three course meal. I would recommend going back for any occasion!

Madison
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much!!! =)

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s
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely Valentine's dinner and excellent service. We'll be back to experience the larger menu too. The watermelon stack was amazing!

b
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! The service and food were great! I loved the decorations here as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food to die for. Drinks yummy. Five Stars!!!

MQ
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Awesome vibe and super cool restaurant. On the night we went, it was very cold but because the restaurant has openings in their roof they do have a good amount of heating lamps for your comfort and the hostess will also provide you with a blanket which is a nice added touch.
We dined on the portabella fries, beet cured salmon crudo, pork chop, gnocchi, salmon skewers, and carrot cake.
The food was very good, but I agree with a few other Yelpers in that the service provided by the waitstaff is not stellar, but it was not the worse.
I will definitely go back.

TF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I arrived for my reservation and the restaurant was closed. I called Open Table to complain and they apologized. I have not heard back from Madison or Open Table and I find it ironic I’m being asked for a review of a dinner I never had for a reservation which never existed.
Neither Open Table or Madison, in this case, like it if a customer doesn’t show when they have a reservation. It doesn’t seem to be a problem when a restaurant, Madison in this case, just closes when they have reservations.
I have not yet done a Yelp review, but I guess I will now.
Tom Fleming

KA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and very accommodating! I wouldn’t change a thing.

J
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good, but honestly service was just horrible. It took 20 min to get our water refilled, another 20 min to get the bill, and another 20 min for them to pick up the bill. Staff is friendly, but most of them were standing around chatting and dancing together in their groups and it was really hard to get their attention or flag them down, which was quite frustrating. It'd be nice if they were trained a to be a bit more urgent and cater to the customer.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sharables. Brie and Hummus plates were yummy.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Portion sizes were tiny however food was delicious. They told us to leave bc there was a party reserved at our table after us.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful as usual... Madison you have an amazing staff! So friendly, accommodating, and genuinely good people! Your establishment is literally one of my favorite places in San Diego. I’ve brought people I love, people I think I’m going to end up loving to Madison. If I could rate a 10 star review, I would in a heartbeat! ♥️

J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Tuesday to celebrate a birthday and it couldn’t have been better. The food was delicious, ambiance was amazing as always, and great service. I’ve been many times so I wasn’t surprised but it was cool to see my friends so happy and satisfied the vibe and food 😊

Madison
Responded 5 days ago

Woo hoo!!! Thank you!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very loud and busy but still able to converse. Cocktails were great and the food was good as well.

I would retuen

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service, great cocktails. Though it is no fault of the restaurant at all, the noise level was very distracting from the overall experience. I left very satisfied with my meal and service but also a mild headache.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hostess could be more friendly, based on this time and few visits before.
Server very attentive.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food wasn’t the best but it could have just been the salmon skewers. Nice ambience and the staff was super friendly.

L
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The menu was eclectic and the food was fresh and well prepared. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. I would have given Madison a 5 star review all around but the noise level was obnoxious. The high wood vaulted ceilings without any sound dampening made the place deafening and difficult to carry on a normal conversation.

C
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice place, food was great, ambiance was better.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The pork chop is simply amazing! Beautiful aesthetic and the drinks are delicious! Love this place.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Tuesday night Jazz and it was amazing!

EW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pricey for what it is, nonetheless a great place to take friends visiting or to celebrate a special occasion.

JW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

went for my daughter's 22nd birthday and the meal was great, food good, cocktails are always good and service was very good, what more can you ask for ? :)

L
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New years. Celebration , excellent. Food , but the new year celebration was not so good , only one confetti canon , per table was what made the New years night .... expected. More. Festivity ...

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. They were understaffed. Got food before our drinks. The manager asked us to move tables to accommodate another reservation. No one had checked on us in quite a while or offered us our check. Once we were re-seated, the same manager sat another table close to us and the party members couldn't fit because of our tables placement, and he told them (while pointing at us) that as soon as we leave they'll be able to move to the other spot. All around, it was quite an awkward visit and I will never return.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For the price, they could have done a little better on The appetizer and dessert quantities. A small side for the main entrée instead of just a pork chop or piece of meat on the plate.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bree and the entire Madison team were awesome. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
Happy New Year.