Madison

4.8
1375 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 1375 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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viplangly511
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Birthday dinner. Beverages and food took bit. Obtaining the attention of the service was key to get things started.

Table wasn’t freed up of plates front appetizers. Beverages updates and refills didn’t happen automatically.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Madison’s! The food and service are great!

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vipshayt
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time ...
Experience was not bad
Food and service was good

A little despondent with the dessert...
You can do better...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard about Madison and the Jazz on Tuesday night and so I really wanted to go there for my Birthday. Everything was wonderful! The food, the ambiance, music, and service was stellar! We will definitely be going back just to celebrate life in general!

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coops66
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I went there to watch the Tuesday night Jazz. The waitress was nice, but I ordered a coffee and they kept forgetting it. My food order was messed up too, but they comped it so that was cool. The music was good and the architecture is cool. I’ll probably go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always! Tony is the best :)

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DeeK
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, dessert, and atmosphere were all excellent!!! We dined in with our baby and seating accommodations were made upon request with no fuss by the staff. We had an overall great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madison will always hold a special place in my heart

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DanielleF
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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MichelleK
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cute, quaint place we love the ambiance there. Really good food, different then any other place we've been to. Service was good and people are very friendly.
Parking a little hard but worth it! Definitely will return and I highly recommend.

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Madison
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madison is always a wonderful time. The staff is so friendly and attentive. They are doing a great job with Covid restrictions and we felt very safe and taken care of. Will always return - plus the food is great!

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SheenaH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Mother’s Day weekend seemed to cause the restaurant to be overwhelmed/very busy. Our order was taken late and the food arrived over 30 minutes later, but the employees were all very friendly and the food delicious.

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Olivia
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for 9:15 and added to my notes that if anything opened up sooner, to let me know. They texted me at 8:50 to let us know our table was ready earlier and that was the perfect time for us to close out our drinks next door. First, the ambiance is so lovely. The architecture and decor and attention to small details really caught my eye. Service from the host stand and the server were incredible and our server gave great food and drink recommendations. One of my guests was still finishing his save the bees cocktail (he ordered 3+ of these night because he really enjoyed it) and we were the last guests in the dining room. Our server was still so courteous and asked if we wanted dessert instead of rushing us out right then. That extra couple of minutes to spend together while we all haven’t seen each other in over 2 years meant so much to us. The food was delicious, the drinks were well made and we had a really nice time because of the great service. I can’t wait to come back!

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fabianab
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it. beautiful place. tasty food, good cocktails. easy going super recomend

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vipMathieu
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot. Great cocktails. Even greater food.
It was great discovering this restaurant while on a weekend getaway in San Diego.

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YaninaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, amazing drinks/food and service! Will be back

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Yoshi
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dined with family. With eye-catching interior, their food didn't disappoint. Their pork chop was amazing, and my children loved the mussels as well. They did not have much of a choice for beer, so you may want to try their cocktails/wine instead.

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HanT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in a parklet outside and had a great time! The food was delicious and we loved the aesthetic.

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vipAndie
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in town. Everything from the ambiance to the food and drinks is incredible. Great service

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GeorgeV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. A must dine in experience!...

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vipSamuel
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lively ambiance. Enjoyed a nice flaming fruity drink. Love those. Watermelon stack starter was interesting and delicious. Flat iron steak was flavorful and sauce and greens were tangy tastiness. My date had salmon skewers that were nicely prepared. They offered a nice light dessert for my girl’s birthday. Really liked this place. Our server was Tony and he was engaging, knowledgeable and cool. Maybe he runs the place. If he does, he’s very talented. Highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is so cute! I love the vibe and great service. Some of the food is pricey but tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Madison. The staff was wonderful. The food was delicious. We sat outside and really enjoyed the new outdoor seating. We were able to hear the jazz band play perfectly while still able to hold a conversation.

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MeghanM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous experience from the moment we walked in. The decor is beautiful, with high ceilings and sparkling lights. Our server had the most positive energy and the food was to die for. The only sad part is due to the fact that their food is all small batch hand made they were sold out of dessert. We will just have to return for a taste of the berry cake. Thank you for a wonderful evening. :)

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Kaylinv
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST breakfast I’ve had maybe anywhere in my life. Hands down best food I had in SD. Must go!!

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience with innovative dishes in an artistic atmosphere

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SophiaR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the aesthetics of this restaurant.
The service and workers were great . Food is good!

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ElizabethT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and vibe. The food was delicious, we ordered portabella fries, my date the burger and o got the fettuccine. We’ll be back soon:)

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veghead24
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madison was recommended to me by a co-worker for doing a good job social distancing with outdoor dining. Brought my parents here and we were all very happy with our food and the service. Drinks were very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out! We tried several different cocktails and th e first 5 “shares” for our meal. Amazing! The “stellar ember” cocktail was delicious as was the “stone stairs”. Tony was extremely helpful guiding us with our food and drink decisions- so much good stuff to chose from!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very well-priced! Delicious food and cute outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, I was so happy to see that there were a few vegan options and they didn’t disappoint! Drinks and vibes were also amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Tony was great :)

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StepO
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Wouldn't have made reservations if we knew we were goibg to be seated outside :(

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here and I was impressed! The vibe is cute and the food is delicious. I didn’t have a mixed drink for brunch but I did have their Coconut Lavender latte which was DELICIOUS. Then had their burger and a raspberry cake after. Great place to go for a get together.

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KrisB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Took a smidgen long to get the check once we were done, but overall a lovely little brunch spot!

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Delish
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor is so beautiful and inviting. They’re super clean and respectful of all regulations. Our server was the sweetest and most welcoming! Absolutely HIGHLY recommend this place!! Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocchi was amazing. Had a limited edition Grenache made by an in house somm and it was delicious! Ambiance and decor were so relaxing. Five out five stars. Will define back!

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Jhln28
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came late to my reservation that I made and the hostess still managed to get us seated very quickly! We were celebrating my birthday so I appreciated the device they provided. Everyone is very nice and friendly. The aesthetic at Madison is definitely a vibe! The presentation of the food was gorgeous and it actually tasted really good and fresh! Highly recommend the waffle churros.

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 1375 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.