Madison

4.7
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958 Reviews
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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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vipMeghanD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love the cocktail creations and the open air that comes through the top of the restuarant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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JohnR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in all of San Diego! Amazing food, ambiance and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place! They have a really great patio area in the back and a full bar. Staff was nice and food was great!

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vipLuvinfoodvino
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We started with 2 appetizers at the bar with cocktails
Danny our bartender was great! Craft cocktails were delicious and served with the warmth that made us feel like longtime customers although it was our first visit.
The hanger steak and watermelon stack appys were very well prepared and tasty
We then moved to our table in the dining room which was very comfortable. The area is an indoor/outdoor space which is open on the sides with a high ceiling
Our mains were the special jambalaya and the signature pork chop. Both excellent
I would personally skip the carrot cake, however my wife thought it was ok, but definitely go for the churros with vanilla ice cream mmmm!

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Lors
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as was the service. However, it was a little too loud.

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RyanD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome cocktails and fantastic food. really cool atmosphere.

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vipMinouS
San Diego
112 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall I think this is a restaurant to re-visit but frankly their menu is all over the place. I ordered the pork chop and it was delicious and my two friends ordered two different pastas that were also good - the desserts could be a bit more creative and better made - the carrot cake tased very generic ...

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vipTrent
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Service was awesome, as usual. The cool design is a side benefit! Drinks are creative and tasty

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vipLisa
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Madison! The food is amazing and so are the drinks! The environment is also very cool.

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vipBill
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCEPTIONAL food, great atmosphere, we were a party of eight celebrating my wife's birthday, great service and she was very pleased celebrating it at Madison's Restaurant. Do not be fooled by the outside, you won't be disappointed! Parking can be tough.

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JillE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It's our go-to for GNO, Sunday brunch and all occasions!

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VanessaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to Madison and introducing friends to this cute little spot! They’re usually hesitant because they assume it’s just a trendy place but are very sprites that it’s both super cute and delicious!

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place! Awesome cocktails, would def come back

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knew76
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
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.

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Pommette
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Food as always, relax, friendly service

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CindyQdeSteimer
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Friends catch up

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NimishS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LindaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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Shauni
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
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 on February 21, 2020

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

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vipTSJ128
San Diego
19 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 on February 21, 2020

Thank you so much!!! =)

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Lisettecharm1
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 on February 21, 2020

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

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shelleyo
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCarrieW
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 on February 21, 2020

Thank you so much Carrie!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters BDay Breakfast

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michael
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Madison
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you so much!!! =)

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JoeT
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 on February 21, 2020

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

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vipHillaryStubbs
Washington DC
5 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 on February 21, 2020

Thank you so much!!! =)

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vipsbfoodie
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!

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMsQuin
Chicago
137 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.

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vipTomF
San Diego
2 reviews
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

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

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

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Jess
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sharables. Brie and Hummus plates were yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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! ♥️

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Julia
San Diego
4 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 on February 22, 2020

Woo hoo!!! Thank you!

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Madison is rated 4.7 stars by 958 OpenTable diners.

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