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CW
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters BDay Breakfast

m
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

s
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
135 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
5 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 😊

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.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, food is good, excellent ambience! little pricey.

TL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Zaire thanks for the amazing service. From start to finish you were amazing and made us feel like we have to come back.

Being a restaurant general manager, service always trumps everything. The food was good, but the overall experience was memorable.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food!

B
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

loved the atmosphere, the vegan/gluten free ravioli was the best I ever had... the wine wasn't impressive, it was busy and the waiter was still attentive, started to get kinda loud later in the evening... but I'm a boomer, so there you go.

JB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great drinks and exceptional service. The carrot cake dessert was epic!

AW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for brunch, one of the few places that took reservations for my large group. Was nice and cozy despite the rain. Definitely recommend the shashuka with soy chorizo!

CH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and fabulous service. Music was quite loud with booming bass that seemed excessive given how crowded and noisy it already was, but we loved everything else about it to let that detract from experience or rating. We had an issue with a missing drink order from bar, but they handled it perfectly. Little touches like a birthday card and frequent birthday greetings from any employee who walked by made it extra special. Overall a super fun spot with a great vibe. Thanks, Madison!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The avocado toast and shakshuka are simply magical. They just need to offer more pita bread with the latter plate! We asked for more and our server gladly obliged. Was a little wet walking in the rain up and down the scenic hallway that connects the sidewalk to the hostess stand, but the seats were dry and warmed by heaters nearby. One of my favorite places to brunch in SD!

DN
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience4

We had the reservation for 8:45 we ended up getting our table at 9:45...

NG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the jazz combo! Food was great.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was convenient and easy to book a table. We got there and were seated immediately. Great food and service.

MM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Each time I come here, I want to love it so bad, but always walk away disappointed. I think it has more to do with service than the food. The service always falls short. We ordered a lavender latte and the barista who made our coffee came to our table after he made the coffee and said 'we ran out of lavender, if you don't like the coffee I'll make something else'. So basically he made a regular latte knowing we ordered it flavored but didn't ask us FIRST if we would like something else since they ran out of lavender. The waiter should've relayed this info upon us ordering. To eat, we ordered the G.O.A.T and added an extra egg and the kitchen didn't make the sandwich right. The food was good but this isn't the first time service fell short so I don't think we will be coming back. Also, I said on the reservation we were celebrating a birthday and the hostess and the server never acknowledged it.