Madison

4.8
1293 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

Support Madison during COVID-19

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 1293 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday nights have a jazz band in the back, which was very loud but we were up front so we didn’t have too much overflow noise. I do wish we could of heard the band but we needed a quiet date night so it was perfect. Our food and drinks were absolutely perfect, I don’t think they could have made any of it any better. This is the first time I had gone for dinner and it was well worth it, we plan on going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Madison, favorite spot in San Diego!!!

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Sasha
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Sat outside in a great outside sitting booth.
Great food and good service but a little slow.

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vipLailaF
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catching up with friends, excellent food and service
Love this place. Vegan & Vegetarian friendly

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Food was great and the server Ian was a sweetheart.

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ShaunH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and awesome ambiance! The waffle stack was amazing and the charcoal bloody and mimosas were really good :). Really great wait staff as well! We'll go back soon :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a little warm if you weren’t directly in the shade, but everything we got for brunch was delicious and gorgeous! Service was outstanding and safety precautions taken. It was our first time here and it was a lovely brunch. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great cocktails and ambience !

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vipClassySD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Madison!
Truly a great place to go with friends!

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torir
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks and would definitely go back! Loved the churro sticks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such a beautiful place with the most amazing staff! everyone was so sweet and helpful and the food was DELICIOUS. can't wait to go back!!

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Bekah
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was not good form our server at all. Ordered wine and never got it until after the meal and as a server you should be checking in on the table to make sure they have everything. The bussers and food runners were great, they were working hard. Our server was so awkward and definitely did not have proper etiquette when table-side.

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vipRobertG
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food quality and selection. The atmosphere is great for entertaining or just a night out.
Our favorite stop every time we visit the area.Great prices too.

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Schwarm
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate our 40 ur anniversary. We were well taking care of by Tony. What a wonderful evening we had. Thank you for making our anniversary so special.

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vipMeganG
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is delicious. The service was good. Will definitely come back.

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oscar
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dinning at Madison, and we definetly return. We were very pleased with the food, the service and the atmosphere.

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ClaudiaTalamantes1
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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timothyh
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with delicious dishes and killer Natty wine.

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Anna
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST vibe and area and food and drinks! 100s all around

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place! Will be back!

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vipAlphacat
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Servers and atmosphere were super. I had the burger which was ok. Not as good as at other places. But the other plates looked very good. Next time I’ll experiment more.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Ian as our server! Great drinks and vegan options

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rlsjudex
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and drinks. However, be aware that you can't really hear the Tuesday live music from the sidewalk dining area.

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vipStephenP
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Can always count on quality food and delicious cocktails. Such friendly staff. Love it here.

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vipJulia
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Love Madison!

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Cscott
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will definitely be back again for brunch.

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LeahS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was great. The ambiance was perfect and actually completely unexpected from looking at the front of the restaurant. The food was delicious and exactly as described. The Black Magic mimosa was a refreshing change from standard mimosas. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always a delight. Food is delicious. Cocktails as well.

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MelanieCali619
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday brunch with a gfriend:) it was lovely ! I Always enjoy the woodwork and open-air vibe!

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PeterK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Monika0935
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Highly recommend. Excellent service!

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vipCourtney
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so accommodating and sweet! Don’t remember his name but he had long hair. Loved the ambiance and the live jazz band!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Didn’t know Tuesdays are live music nights. Music was WAY too loud for the size of the space. Couldn’t even attempt to speak to anyone at our table. Delicious food and beautiful restaurant.

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vipGarrett
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Terrible dining experience. Manager was kind enough to offer a comp of our meal, which we declined.

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vipDMac
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

mostly good, we dined outside on the sidewalk tables, but the number of people dining inside was concerning- looked to be at full capacity with very little spacing between tables

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

They ran out of like half of their menu

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. The table had a place card noting the special occasion and our server made special reference to it. There was a special desert courtesy of Madison. A very nice evening.

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vici
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior, great service, and delicous cocktails and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The night manager was a bit rude when telling us the next party was here for our table. The server, food and drinks were amazing!

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 1293 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.