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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant was permanently closed even though Open Table took and confirmed my reservation. Very disappointing.

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CarolynG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The restaurant was permanently closed. I do not understand how Open Table could make a reservation. Very disappointed.

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LianeS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This Restaurant is closed for business and I reserved a table for a business dinner and was not happy when my group showed up to boarded up windows. Get this off OpenTable please.

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happydiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant closed 10 days before our reservation. Many others also inconvenienced by your giving reservations for a closed restaurant

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vipwilliamc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had an open table reservation and confirmed. Important business meal. However Restaurant was closed.

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vipHarveyR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Get your computers up to date. They went out of business 3 weeks ago. Relying on my Open Table reservation, I and my lunch companions arrived to find out they went out of business 3 weeks ago. It wasn't funny standing out in the rain trying to figure out where to go. Open Table should know the latest status of a restaurant, like if they are still in business!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was permanently closed - we found out when we arrived for dinner!

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vipNoname0001
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at the restaurant with my cousins from out of town to find it CLOSED !

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GaryW
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Small, off the beaten path. Local French bistro. Good food and drinks. Would recommend

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vipsplit
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place for a quiet and hearty meal. All the food we ordered was very good and tasty. The portions are very well sized for one person.

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LuciaD
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I came here for a casual business lunch with three associates. The main course was delicious for all, but the desserts were disappointing and were not prepared fresh.

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vipLOVEMYFOOD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service. Very enjoyable

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vipJann
New York Area
397 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Solid, tradional bistro cooking

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CG21
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful location for a large group to celebrate a birthday!

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vipfoodieinternational
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is always top notch here. We had a price fix dinner and a grilled salmon dinner. The wait staff is very good at explaining things and distinguishing rare, pink and then oh no well. One of the best wait staffs in NYC.

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vipSilverheels
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location , good table spacing, good food preparation though modest selection for prices makes it suitable for business lunch.

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WadeH
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly. We were helped by the bartender in the upper room. The menu was spot on and the cook on the entrees was great. The side dishes were adequate and the desserts were good.

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vipDailyBread
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Should be better than it is. Needs a makeover. Kind of middling at best.

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Paolo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent. The menu is not very French but the food is excellent.

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vipchristined
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very reliable place with a nice menu and pleasant ambiance. Staff is attentive but not in your face. I’ve been for business and socializing with friends and have always had a good experience

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vipStevek45
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great hanger steak and they pour a terrific beverage.

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CarlL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Outstanding service by a very professional waiter. Very good food! We're adding it to our list of restaurants for a family event in NYC.

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Ducky
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've eaten at Madison Bistro many times and always enjoy the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, intimate setting. Excellent moules frites and tuna tartare.

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vipBadgerGirl
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a very pleasant lunch. The mussels were tasty!

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vipJeanetteJ
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Classic, inviting, the artwork alone is worth the visit! Talent in both cuisine and medium. Thank you!

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vipPolly
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our experience here. The hanger steak was really good

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Katherinea
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place is fantastic but my one criticism is the compactness of the dining area. It's overly tight and you are essentially sitting on top of your neighbor which can make having a private conversation overly challenging.

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GerardS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to NYC should include a meal at Madison Bistro. This is the French Bistro where the locals dine. Lunch time prix fixe is reasonable priced and the food and ambience are excellent.

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vipCRNY
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

My husband enjoyed his prix fix dinner. I found my chicken dry. I was not happy that the staff did not know how to use my open table reward.

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LeMarechalNey
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I returned to Madison Bistro after long period away, with a French friend, and the 3 of us were delighted with every aspect of the dining experience. The Dover sole meunière was absolutely delicious, well-conceived and perfectly executed. Our friend, a Strasbourgoise, was quite pleased with the
Alsatian tart. Everyone in NYC does mussels, but my wife said it's been many moons since she's enjoyed them as much. Finally, Omar, the Francophone maitre-d'hote, took excellent care of us, pouring our wine
which has sadly become rare to non-existent in NY restaurants.

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vipJery
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Yiu should offer decaf coffee and have skim milk...they do in Paris

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DIningout
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The bar was full of loud drunks
The food was incredibly ordinary

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Elle
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ambiance is great, service terrific. Loved the lunch specials options either at the bar or at a table for a prixe fixe

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Pedward
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Elegant menu, well-prepared. Prix Fixe an added incentive to dine there.

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vipEssie
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Madison Bistro for lunch. It was a really good experience. Food was lovely and the service was attentive and professional. Right in the heart of midtown Manhattan, a cozy French restaurant. We will be back many times.

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vipGeorgeW
New England
114 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Booked by accident on the way from the office. Great steak tartare prepared by the table side to your liking. I’m not a huge desert guy, but their soufflé is a must! They’ve very good, despite being relatively short, wine list. Quiet place that is great for both friends/colleagues get together to a date.

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Babbou
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We needed a spot for dinner close to our off-B'way. venue. Not knowing restaurants in the area, we choose this one from the reviews and proximity to the show. It's name online is the Madison Bistro. The name on the awning of the restaurant is Cafe Francais. When we each mentioned this, there was surprise that we didn't know the correct name. It looks like a neighborhood bar/restaurant. We had the price fix dinner At $48 (6)? We each had a glass of wine, and ended up spending $75 each. for good food, but not interesting or worth the price. The wait staff was patient and attentive. I was disappointed and will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice and comfortable restaurant. Uses tablets to order food. Good variety of food. The steak and fries were delicious.

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DavetheRave
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

overall good experience. omelette could have been a bit larger, but it was tasty. slow on the coffee, could have offered a refill.

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Permanently Closed - Madison Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 447-1919.

Permanently Closed - Madison Bistro is rated 3.9 stars by 784 OpenTable diners.

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