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About Madison Bistro
For fine French bistro cuisine in a romantic and elegant setting, be sure to visit Madison Bistro and enjoy Chef, Claude Godard's updated traditional bistro fare. Enjoy a 3 course prix fixe lunch for $29. and Dinner 3 course prix fixe $46.
New York, NY 10016
French, French American, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 3:45pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Claude Godard can provides with all range of proposal in your place or anywhere you like.
Parking available on 37th street between Madison and 5th Avenue and 38th street between 5th and Madison or Street parking allowed after 7 PM
4,5,6 to Grand Central
F, M, B, D Bryant Park
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Madison Bistro is available for private parties. Whether you would like to plan a casual cocktail & hors d’oeuvres party, or a larger full dinner party, Madison Bistro will accommodate you. Private room or entire restaurant available.
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Madison Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We went for French bistro food, and French bistro food is done very well here. For dinner I had a hanger steak with fries cooked to perfection, followed by a chocolate souffle, which was excellent. My wife had a lobster lasagna, which she very much enjoyed. Service was great and food came out quickly. We will definitely go back.
Absolutely delicious food on the prix fixe Valentines Day menu, and we'll definitely be back to try the regular menu at some point as well.
My one drawback: The servers were slightly hard to flag down or even make eye contact with from the very dim side room once our meal ended, and I did find that they (incorrectly) assumed my boyfriend would be handling the V-Day check and so did not check on us until he returned from the restroom - after an extended amount of time had passed since we turned down coffee/tea, finished our dessert course & had our plates cleared. But it is a French bistro, so a more laid back meal-ending was to be expected.
Oh, and the iPad menus were insanely bright compared to the dimness of the side room - my eyes took a while to adjust back once we'd ordered wine & food. It would be nice if the brightness of the screen were set a little lower at least for that back room.
I found this little French bistro completely by accident as I was walking around in the neighborhood with my fiance and boy oh boy - we will be back! When we entered the restaurant we were greeted by the chef at the door who kindly showed us to a perfect little table to the far right of the restaurant with a view of the entire floor. I wasn't long before the waiter came to take our order wine and food. Not knowing much about wine ourselves, we asked the waiter for his recommendation, and he proposed a perfect bottle of white for the two of us which was both inexpensive and sophisticated. We started our meal with the cheese board and some escargot before ordering the braised short ribs and the lobster lasagna - WOW! Everything had so much flavor, was well seasoned, and the portions were very generous which completely broke the stereotype of other French restaurants we had previously been too. The ribs were even served in front of us by the waiter, which definitely got the attention of the rest of the floor. We ended with the creme brule and chocolate cake which were both also divine and made for great Instagram pictures. All in all, lovely experience and would absolutely recommend to those looking for a casual great tasting dinner. Great discovery - I will be back!
We dined here for New Year’s Eve. They had a great NYE special menu, and it wasn’t a pre-fixe so there were a lot of options. Portions were perfect, not to little, not too much. We tried the cheese platter, rack of lamb, short rib, and the warm chocolate cake. All were delicious! Service was good, we were served quickly.
The service and food is absolutely perfect. We come here semi/regularly; it's been a few months since our previous visit. Since our last visit the waiter still remembered our order! Such personalized service. So friendly and kind. The food is fantastic. Ambience is lovely. Everything about this restaurant is perfection.
The service was just awful— after sitting there for about 15 minutes, we were finally given water by one of the hostesses. After next 15 minutes, a busboy noticed that we were waiting and he became our server . As we were eating, waiter came by, aggresively butting into conversation to “apologize”. That was the last of him, until he brought the check. Food was unimaginative but ok.
We visited Paris 6 months ago with friends and wanted to get together with these friends and reminisce about our trip over French cuisine. We knew nothing about this restaurant other than that is convenient to where all of us live. What an unexpected surprise! It was charming inside, the food delicious, and the service was wonderful! Our only complaint is that we ate way too much as it was too fantastic! We will definitely return!
Dining room area lacks any warmth. Not destinctve at all. Bartender and wait staff look like off duty models rather than professional waitstaff. Strange uniforms, if they were uniforms at all. No feeling of Frenchness to the space at all. The food was cooked properly, hot and was served in a timely manner. They need to work on their ambiance and put the wait staff in some sort of uniform rather than just street clothes.
This was our first visit. My wife and I both had marvelous appetizers and entrees for lunch. They were fixed price lunch combinations at a very reasonable $26 and you could choose whatever you wanted without any extra charges for certain dishes. We also had very nice glasses of wine. The waiter was superb. He was very helpful, had a very nice personality and was there when you needed him. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We would love to try diner next time.
I went to the Madison Bistro for an early dinner after visiting an exhibit at the Morgan Library across Madison Avenue. We sat in the main dining area, behind the bar. At that early hour it was quiet, but my guess is that it gets fairly noisy when it's busy. It's a clearly a neighborhood favorite--a good sign, in my opinion. The food was quite good, but I think the prices are a bit high for this type of restaurant. It is, of course, in an "up-market" neighborhood, so the prices go with the territory. The service was good and the staff were friendly and attentive.
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