Madeline's

4.6
390 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Casual, fine dining with creative, gourmet flair! Weekly features and extensive wine menu!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 390 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLayton
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Madeline’s. It’s close to home, and we enjoy the food, the friendly service, ambiance and overall experience. I love the Boom’n Shrimp, and the little taste of sorbet between courses is such a nice old school touch.

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BillQ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Frenched Pork Chop and it was delicious. I had the Cream of Asparagus soup as well (Soup du Jour) and it too was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

So nice to sit at the bar! Bartender was fantastic, food was slower than usual but we weren’t in a rush. Great evening

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StillCrabby
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The restaurant tried hard to be high class, but the ambiance was very much like a high school cafeteria. Dining rooms were too open for ambiance. Food also needs work. My companion had a decent pasta dish, but my pizza was under cooked - the dough was slightly thick and the underside was light.

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KelliO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best restaurant that I've been to in a long time. Extremely nice waitress. Food was very good and not as expensive as I thought. Although it's a little far, as we were there for a special occasion, I would love to go back often.

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vipPatS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food great but would like broader menu. Service was great.

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Lainie
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Need to bring the turkey back. And more comfort food needed

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JimS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating for our Mother’s Day lunch. Highly recommended.

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vipbeltlinebandit
Atlanta
78 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with great service. The calamari was light and perfectly fried with an excellent sauce. Lemon sorbet between courses was delightful. The crab cakes were pretty much pure crabmeat, the chicken piccata was superb. Didn't have room for desert. This is a very good restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Sunday Brunch.
We sat on the enclosed Patio.
Everything was perfect. The people were friendly and efficient.
The food was great! I think this will become the go to place for us.
They wiped down the menus and followed all COVID protocol.

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Lisa
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! Service was great!! We will definitely be back!!

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TomB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Bar staff seemed flustered, it took us a long time to get a cocktail. The folks weren't sure if we should pay there or at our table. We sat outside, it was nice. Our food came out lukewarm and our appetizers came out on top of our salads, not enough time to eat them. Has potential but felt like it was going off the rails while we were there.

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vipCharles
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Made an early reservation and they seated us in a booth next to the bar. The service was slow - 65 minutes to receive our entree (a crab cake and a pizza). This is the second time was have eaten at this restaurant and this is the same service level as our first experience. The waitress was attentive and trying to manage several tables as well as mixing drinks. Overall we were disappointed with the restaurant and probably won't give it a third attempt.

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ThomasW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but the chocolate cake for dessert was dry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lobster bisque! Pineapple salsa on the Mahi Mahi completed the whole meal. Today I had a cauliflower crust veggie pizza and you couldn’t tell it was cauliflower. Mango vinaigrette is also delicious as well... actually everything we have had at Madeline’s has been super delicious!

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SusieQ
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ordered the salmon and received a gold fish manager response was to comp the appetizers not a bad gesture but wasn’t as apologetic as he should have been.

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TEO1943
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Madelines is great. Food,service and all is very good. The only thing is that when you sit near the fireplace it gets really hot. So we try to not sit near it.

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JennR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for dinner to celebrate my stepmom's birthday. The food was excellent, and the waitress made an excellent temperature suggestion for the elk entrée. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the elk and said it was cooked perfectly. I had the mahi mahi, and it was excellent. My parents had the chicken - a lot of food and very good. Of special note - after our soup/salad, they gave us lemon sorbet to cleanse our palettes. It was a nice surprise! After dinner we enjoyed two of their desserts (the lemon dessert and the PB pie - both EXCELLENT), and the waitress included a candle for my stepmom's birthday, which was a nice touch. This isn't a restaurant that we could eat at every month - but it was a special treat, and we enjoyed everything we ordered. We would all definitely return for another meal soon!!

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PaulaD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants by far! The food is amazing!

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SethL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff and the atmosphere was wonderful. We’re going to bring friends next time. Appreciated the first time guest gift. Those cakes are good.

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PatrickM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Dinner at Madeline's, was wonderful, the food was exceptional, staff wonderful.

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NickJordan
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and pleasantly served. Our second time and still enjoyable. We will be back.

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Cindyteach
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fairly new and kept apologizing but she did a great job. She was friendly and very attentive. I ordered the lobster bisque which was good but needed more lobster. My husband had the fried calamari which he enjoyed.after our appetizers we were pleasantly surprised when we were served apricot mango sorbet. There was a backup in the kitchen and the food took unusually long. Our server was quite upset we were waiting and inadvertently forgot to serve us our salads. The manager came over and apologized again and said we could pick a desert on the house for our inconvenience. I had the crab cake which was delicious, full of lump crabmeat. My husband got the elk loins. He enjoyed them as well. The peanutbutter pie was wonderful! We will definitely return to Madelines again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to easily make reservations. We were seated immediately and our waitress was very attentive. Our food and drinks were delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. Thank you, we had a great night.

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DeniseJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent prime rib and speedy attentive service. The only negative is that our mashed potatoes weren't very warm- tepid.

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vipMichaelP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Overall the food is not impressive at all. We started with the calamari and it really felt like it was microwaved. For the main course my wife had the pizza and it was decent I ordered the not so perfect picatta. The chicken was extremely bland the butter and wine sauce wasn’t very tasty at all. We haven’t visited the restaurant for over a year and was hoping it it would have gotten better but I can’t say it has.

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LenG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Poor service. Food was served out of sequence. Ex: salad first then soup. Main course came with the soup. No room on the table

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TinaH
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. It was excellent. The bread was not great which is why I gave it a 4, but otherwise, nice and the sorbet between courses was a nice touch!!

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Hailey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the staff is super friendly!

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vipJohnS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were a bit disappointed that the $18 appetizer, scallops wrapped in bacon, had only 3 scallops. Although the restaurant was virtually empty when we were there, we felt a bit rushed by our server. It was as though we were taking too long. It did not seem as though our table was needed for the next guests. The quality of the food was very good, as it has been in the past.

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vipLayton
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious! We were seated on the enclosed patio where outdoor heaters were in use. Perfectly comfortable and our server was pleasant and attentive. We’ll be coming back regularly.

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MimiAndPoppy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service.

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casualdiner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Arrived on time, greeted immediately and seated. Great booth near a fireplace. Natasha, our server, came right over to get us started. Staff attentive without hovering. Food was prepared as requested. My second visit for lunch; this is a real gem.

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DorothyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service is amazing. Everyone was friendly and quick.

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Davids
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was way to hot in the outside dining area!
My lunch was very good!
Need a thermostat!

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JimF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Madeline's! The staff was awesome and food was delicious. We will definitely be back. Thank you all for a great customer experience!

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Lisa
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!! Our server Maddie was so attentive and sweet. The good was delicious from appetizer to desert!! We will definitely be back!!

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robslate
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here before and we have not ever been disappointed by anything. The food is delicious and the staff goes above and beyond.

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viplouie
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and our server, Natalie was superb.

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Sharon
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and service was prompt. Having Open Table reservations made it convenient.

FAQs

Madeline's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 277-2250.

Madeline's is rated 4.6 stars by 390 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.