Madison

4.8
1518 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1518 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food, drinks and ambiance. It’s an experience! Loved it if the service was able to match everything else, but will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always amazing. Cocktails yummy and creative! Only downside was cocktails a little
Slow in arriving. Seriously one of the best restaurants in San Diego. Make reservations early for jazz nights in Tuesday!

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent jazz and our serve Kirby was awesome

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LeslieZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot , went for jazz night and got the whole experience I was looking for. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately, they couldn’t do portobello fries or waffle fries due to an issue with their fryer when we got there. I guess this typically happens on Tuesdays since the fryer takes a while to heat up after closing all day Mondays.

Our waiter was great, though, and super friendly.

Still love Madison. Always one of our go-to date spots.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! No other words

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SunshineH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is so stinking cute. Food is always amazing.

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Ohnolani
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Aside from the dirty lipstick stained glass, everything was enjoyable and delicious!

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Tish
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast! Nice ambiance! I want to try them for lunch next.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal for 8. Everything exceeded expectations, 10/10 would return again.

JP
vipJamesP
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend. Great food and cocktails. The interior of the restaurants is modern and on point. Would def go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Too loud . Didn’t like the food at all.

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TeresaW
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food, service and experience was amazing. I wish we were able to seat inside instead of on the patio outside but otherwise a great experience and I’ll be back again

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly, brought the kiddos and sat outside. Good and service were fantastic. As parents it is always nerve racking to take kids out, but they were so understanding, they in no moment we felt weird looks or anything. We really enjoyed it. Definitely a place to revisit.

AJ
vipAlliJ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a really lovely spot for brunch. Our food was yummy and the mimosas were delicious. Our service was excellent. The back patio is beautiful and not too noisy for a get together with friends. My only complaint (and it is a small one) is the prevalence of flies. I had recommended this to a group of friends and was not sorry to have done so.

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vipDinaS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

All the food was delish but the portobello mushroom fries were my favorite! I was delighted when my drink came with a Tarot card reading- what a fun idea!

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ErinA
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks are delicious, staff is so kind and ambiance is out of this world. We’ll be back!

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guessnothipenoughtogetit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was super disappointing. Chef Boyardee would do a better job.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back. Madison on Park has a great retro aesthetic with premium crafted dishes and cocktails. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly and contributed to a fabulous date night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We chose this restaurant for a family nice meal while on vacation. Service was extremely slow, our appetizer never came and our waiter did not even seem to care or apologize that it never came. They brought our wine the same time they brought our food which seemed odd because we waited about 35 minutes with no food or wine. Food portion was very small for price. The chef did a good job; food tasted great. However, 1 person's salad barely had any dressing on it. Service was again very slow from our waiter trying to get our bill paid. Would not come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a gem! We were a party of 6 - 3 generations wanting to find a new fun place to dine. Food was super solid - cooked to perfection. Ate outside in perfect weather and with amazing service (Thanks Tony from Kansas!).

Madison
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you much. Tony rock!! =)

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vipAllisonC
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Food was great, as was service.

Madison
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you Allison! =)

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LinaCee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff and great food!! Will be back next time. :)

Madison
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you Lina! =)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best as always! See y’all next week.

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handmethehummus
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HIGHLY recommend the vegan ravioli. We were practically eating the remaining sauce with a spoon it was so good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience4

We had a great time however they forgot about us and took soemeone 30 minutes just to bring us water and order drinks and then another hour for food!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella, our server , was the best! She recommended drinks and they were delicious. The food was great and I enjoyed the dimmed lighting. The only think I will say is that the restroom is very small.. other than that, all great !

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Mayra
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, the food suggestions were amazing, the drinks were AMAZING, the location was quiet and quaint even on the side of the road, but the delivery of drinks was a bit slow. Overall, love coming here and trying everything. You can not go wrong with a single thing and it gives me an excuse to dress up.

MJ
MJMcM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service; we felt so taken care of! The outdoor dining was fantastic and would only be improved by some light music outdoors :)

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MateoW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot, food, and service, especially with live jazz!

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vipJenee
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t tried anything on the menu that I didn’t like! Everything was AMAZING!

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KristinO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy, beautiful, and delicious. Even my soda water was served in a fun cup. Flavorful cocktails and delicious food with fresh ingredients. The watermelon stack, chicken special, citrus and avocado salad, and carrot cake were all top notch. A new San Diego favorite restaurant - we'll be back.

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vipNickJ
Los Angeles
165 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time to MADISON and intending it not to be my last. Food excellent, drinks very good, service really very good. Had the pork chop - one of the best I have ever had. Truly. All flavors amazing...including the gluten free carrot cake - wonderfully delicious. I highly recommend Madison. Highly.

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viplisab
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch experience was awesome! Great food and brunch cocktails. Our server Olivia is the best !

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MandieR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had brunch on a Sunday—great food and mimosas, and did not feel rushed to leave. Will definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is always amazing! Kirby was a great waiter! We love coming here! Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Madison! Great food, good attentive service, and the atmosphere was breathtaking! Will definitely return!

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vipZoolig
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Skip the dinner appetizers and go straight to the entrees,as they're hit or miss!

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vipElle
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is one of the most interesting restaurants in San Diego. Architecturally it is very beautiful as well as the lighting and decor. Staff is lovely. Food is delicious. You will be happy if you eat there!

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jascbad
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious birthday dinner tonight for 8 people. Our server, Bella, was excellent as were all of the wait staff. The ambiance inside and out is great. We will be back!

FAQs

Madison does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Madison also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 269-6566.

Madison is rated 4.8 stars by 1518 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.