Madison's

4.6
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1197 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Awarded the AAA Four-Diamond Award, Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa helps define the dining scene in downtown Highlands. The talented culinary team hand crafts each dish with farm-to-table, sustainably-grown ingredients to bring out the most abundant flavors nature has to offer.

A Wine Spectator award-winning restaurant since 2005 with “Best of“ awards since 2008, Madison's wine list features an expansive selection from an extensive wine cellar. Madison’s sommeliers help with selections. The Private Wine Cellar offers an intimate dining setting for up to 12 guests.

Due to COVID-19 limitations, we are currently only offering dinner reservations to hotel guests of Old Edwards Inn. We strongly encourage reservations for both lunch and dinner.

We welcome all guests on a first come first serve basis in our Wine Garden.
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vipBOBj
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Don’t leave a lot of reviews but the place is grossly overrated and over priced, for what you get. The food was very average yet the prices were commensurate with very high-end dining.

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and I especially appreciated Madison’s having a sommelier on staff ready to offer guidance with the wine menu.

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Beautyexec
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a delightful meal at Madison's and everyone was so well trained and kind. The food was unique and delectable. Our waitress Victoria was amazing and we would highly recommend dinner anytime you are in the Highland area.

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AlanG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

While we thought the food was good, the service lacked. It seemed as if our waiter was not as attentive and welcoming due to the fact we did not order alcohol, despite the fact that we ordered all courses for both of us. It seemed as if the level of detail was not given to us as the surrounding patrons. I ordered a coffee, had to request sugar/creamer, and never received a spoon with which to stir. On a positive note, the soups were delicious and the portions of the food very generous for a fine dining restaurant.

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vipJunior
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Having tried lunch and dinner at Madison the best part of the experience was the service. They are very attentive and kind.
The disappointing part was the quality of the food compared to the cost of each plate.
A simple grilled steak was poorly plated and the flavor didn’t meet the expectations.
Hopefully they improve.

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SoySauce
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant really made us feel special, as we celebrated our wedding anniversary. Murphy was an outstanding server...bubbly personality and very attentive throughout the evening. Ask for Murphy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, and incredible treatment. Not to be missed in Highlands.

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ScottC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet, romantic, wait staff was awesome. Food was great , couldn’t ask for a better evening!

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ElizabethM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our first "taste" of Madison's was ordering a wine that the server came back to tell us was unavailable/sold out. We ordered a different bottle but felt at a restaurant like this, servers should be able to tell you when wine list is presented if any are out. Next, we were constantly checked on, asked if we were ready to order, told we had to order the souffle at time of entree order as it takes 30 minutes. We were in no hurry. They were. The restaurant seemed to want us to hurry through each course and get us in and out for the next customer. As we ate our salads, servers and bus people were peaking to see if we had finished yet. Entrees were served quickly after salad plates were taken. Souffle that took 30 minutes tasted like flavorless,under-cooked egg-whites. No taste-the coffee ice cream on the side was its only savior. We were very much looking forward to this meal and experience and left very disappointed.

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ElisabethR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. We will return to Madison's on our next trip to Highlands.

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vipCinderella
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food simply fab as always. Victoria best ever server! 10 stars

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! As always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and experience.

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vipMarcG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent and the ambience is unbeatable anywhere - gorgeous and romantic. The only hesitation I have is that the martinis are so tiny that it is really an embarrassment for such an amazing venue. Maybe a few reviews identifying this sole deficiency might prompt management to reflect what all the other great restaurants already have learned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful. The service was impeccable. The aesthetics very pretty. My food was delicious. However, we could have done without the boisterous man at the table behind us talking loudly. He was so obnoxious, I could not hear anything except his opinion about politics being screamed in my ear. He went on and on and on...

It was not about which candidate he loved, it was about his utter rudeness to keep his voice done. Unbelievably obvious...

I guess it never occurred to him that some of us were trying to enjoy a nice, romantic Valentine’s Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

After calling ahead to ensure we’d still be seated even though we were going to late, the hostess was unaware of the conversation and did not want to seat us. We overheard the wait staff making snarky comments as I’m sure other diners did as well.

After a tense discussion with the manager we were seated. The food and service were very good, but the experience was soured by the unprofessional way the hostess and manager handled the situation.

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vipgregc
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated anniversary. Excellent food and service!

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BrucePalmer
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Two young couples seated behind our table came in loud and after four bottles of wine became louder. Very annoying. Restaurant management never said a word. Food was excellent

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vipJackAMG
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Mixed review. Very nice place, great cocktails, interesting menu - somewhat difficult to navigate; amateurish service was biggest limitation

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LisaS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

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TaylorH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foods amazing. Had the best service

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CY1994
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, excellent table, nice service.

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ChrisC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I don’t think the food or the wine is worth the price. Across the street at Paolettis is much better value for a great meal

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been looking forward to this dining experience and it surpassed everything! Incredibly beautiful restaurant, amazingly talented and friendly wait staff, and the food is just on-another-planet good. Everything from our appetizer to desserts were beautifully plated and tasted incredible. You definitely do not want to miss a dining experience here - Madison’s has everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s brunch

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Steve
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madison's is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The food is always great and so is the service. Kristyna provided great service for this birthday lunch. We'll definitely return.

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JimW
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and great atmosphere. Buffalo short ribs and duck entree were delicious, as well as the gingerbread soufflé

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service. Enjoyed having lunch there!

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December19
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very mediocre and unimpressive- we expected more from Relais & Chateaux

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Linda
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wish the menu would change. For locals, we are tired of the same things. Perhaps having a few specials each day would help. It is a beautiful restaurant and the staff is well trained.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Ordered steak medium well and it was bleeding on the plate. I sent it back and second steak came out just as rare.

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NikkiH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner! It was a really good time. Our order got messed up but it got taken care of promptly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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CharlesK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time to dine at Madison's and will definitely dine again. Looking forward to it.

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Foodie123
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The hostesses were not impressive. They ignored us when we first came in and made us stand there while they solved a problem before they ever looked up to acknowledge us. They couldn’t find our reservation... along with many other people who came in around the same time. They were bringing people to unprepared tables or sitting 2 parties at 4 tops all around us and other customers were not impressed either. The restaurant could not follow through on pretty simple requests... it didn’t seem up to par with a RC. The food was so so.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday presentation done well and great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food had great taste.Portion sizes were small for the price.

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vipmw864
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a elegant experience

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Madison's is rated 4.6 stars by 1197 OpenTable diners.

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