Madisons Restaurant & Bar - Ottawa

4.5
273 reviews
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Steakhouse
Madisons, the name says what the concept is all about, the Big Apple , the city that never sleeps. New York, where anything can happen, where trends are being created, what defines good taste.



Madisons is offering some of New York to its guests, in a warm yet trendy decor, sophisticated but always without going overboard.



Madisons Restaurant & Bar - Ottawa is the destination that people look for to enjoy a great meal for the grill, perfectly cooked. Our selected meats are aged just right so all our guests can enjoy tenderness and taste.
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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant not far from Downtown Ottawa. I started with a Mykonos salad which is largely tomatoes and cucumber with a definite Greek flavour excellent! My wife had a sirloin and I had a baseball steak both were cooked the way we ordered them and very well seasoned. I believe this place can get busy I definitely recommend reservations

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TK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was prepared to our expectation. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and specials for that day. The only negative point to mention was that while we were there a bus load of teenager arrived and the noise level increased by 200%. The nice background music was not noticeable anymore.

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EP
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Seven of us went for a lunch. We had booked ahead and said we would prefer a round table and that is exactly what we got. The waiter was not only excellent at his job, he was personable and funny and we all appreciated his humour. Our food came in a very timely fashion and all orders were correct. The bills came when asked for and there were no errors. All in all an excellent experience and everyone enjoyed it.

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Très bon repas et excellent service de Mathieu. Merci

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PK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant off the main strip. Quality food, nice decor.

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DZ
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and we can't wait to be back. Great food and service !

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with lots of light
The service and food are great! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and the server was fast and accommodating.

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid wine prices by the bottle, we had a bottle of the CC Merlot, and a Valpolicella which were under $100 combined. Filet steaks didn’t have a ton of flavour but were cooked as requested. The person I was with who got the rib steak was very satisfied but hey, it’s a rib steak. Raw Tuna appetizer was the best food item that we had. Server was attentive and made good suggestions. Dessert options were pretty good as well.

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RE
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Server was spectacular...also was at the bar area a couple of days after and she was our server there for a while...excellent! I would suggest promoting her:))))

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our overall experience good. Food was good, but not great. Would we come back? Maybe, but quality and taste of the food was just okay. For the price and the value, we are unlikely to come back anytime soon.

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MI
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, the food is amazing and the prices are very reasonable for what you get. Will definitely be eating here again.

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PM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was good. Woudl love to have few more choises for vergetain itmes on the menu.

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for Valentine’s Day, karolene was one the best waitresses we’ve ever had and the food was second to none...the Lobster bisque was to die for. Atmosphere was surprisingly intimate for what it was, the only downfall which was not really the restaurant’s problem was a couple got sat next to us who thought it was acceptable to bring in a crying child with an iPad while the father talked loudly on his cellphone the whole time...kind of a mood killer and not a very cool move on valentines evening. I would definitely return though!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Not a bad place. I reserved through open table for Valentine’s Day. We were seated in the bar area which was ok but we should have been informed of that in advance, our choice of restaurant might have been different had we known. The second disappointing thing was a featured menu for Valentine’s Day. I understand why but again we should have been made aware of this when we made the reservation. Will I go back , maybe because service was pretty good and food was ok.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Andrej was our server and was incredible; he made our experience that much more enjoyable and memorable. Great food, very nice place but louder than we preferred (and we were tucked away in the dining area not the bar).

I’d highly recommend Madison’s and would return on our next trip to Ottawa.

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OT
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, food was good. Delicious salmon tartar, Mediterranean chicken was dry, no Mediterranean flavour?!
Very loud group next to our table, having a conversation was challenging. Overall good

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Called and directed to make reservation online. Website was super slow on iphone and desktop computer. Arrived at noon and only got our orders at 12:45pm. Very disappointing.

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GW
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The daily special (grilled chicken with crab meat and asparagus) was excellent! Service was very good too for our group of 5. Thank-you!

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FB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My guest had a problem with his sirloin steak. It was not easy to cut and definitely not going to be eaten. The restaurant solution was to replace the steak with a rib steak that we requested. They also took my steak dinner back so that it could be served at the same time so we could eat together. This is what made the evening salvaged. going back to when I arrived, I had asked for my table; I was not told that my guest was there. I actually sat in the foyer waiting for 10 minutes, I was about ready to leave when a new hostess advised me that my guest had been waiting for 10 minutes. Can you imagine we almost missed each other?

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Food looked great but sadly lacked in flavor. I ordered a burger and it tasted exactly like a hotdog. The waiter told us that the salmon was huge and it took him two days to finish. So of course that sparked our interested, when he returned with our food the salmon was a regular restaurant 4oz cut of fish. So I felt like me and my friends were swindled.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Une excellent table avec un service francophone, Wow! À refaire

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MB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, tout le monde a très apprécié leur assiette, restaurant impeccable. Contrairement au KEGS du By Market, ils prennent des réservations les vendredis et samedis soirs. Tout a été à la hauteur du prix demandé.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I ordered a seafood platter at the New Year Eve dinner. It's grilled too dry. My boy ordered a medium rare steak also cooked too dry. Cheese cake was not good at all.

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B
Saskatoon
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A fantastic New Year’s Eve dinner and celebration. Great menu and wine and fantastic service!

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m
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best waiter, Andrej, patient, professional, attentive. The full « table d’hot « Menu was well assorted and delicious, Châteaubriant to die for. All in all a fantastic evening even after just been in a « little «  car accident.

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A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good place to catch up after work with colleagues or for a business lunch.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Food is always great, waiter was excellent. It was noisier than usual due to be booked for work Christmas lunches. Fast, tasty and fun

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BG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lively place that can easily accommodate anything from singles through larger groups. The top sirloin was excellent in flavour and portion size, cooked to a perfect medium-rare. Noise level can get up there in busy times, since it's an open space with nothing to dampen sound waves, but once the crush of people fades away, it has a nice, calm ambiance.

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HC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and great atmosphere. My colleagues and I have gone to Madisons Restaurant on several occasions, during lunch and after work, and we've always enjoyed the experience. With many other restaurant options around our office, we always choose Madisons as our first option.

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was amazing, they really do take in consideration allergies if you mention them and take it seriously which was great.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great value for lunch, great ambience. I've been several times and will continue to choose this place as a favourite for lunch!

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BS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a team meeting today and it’s usually a great place for lunch. I’d forgotten about the romaine lettuce ban and ordered a salad. I was disappointed to see that the had replaced romaine with iceberg! Ouch. They could have added other leafy greens but they didn’t so I was not very impressed. Other meals were good.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place for lunch especially if you work downtown and have a limited lunch hour. We book a reservation for 11:30-11:45 and are done by 12:45. The food and service are both great.I would recommend this place to everyone.

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PB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great steak dinner with attentive service. Dino was the consummate waitstaffer... even got a nice greeting from Manager Vasilli.

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great dining experience!!
Food was terrific and our waitress very friendly and professional

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JL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and great value. In fact, although most of us couldn’t finish our plates, quality wasn’t sacrificed for quantity.

The waiter, Dean, was super friendly (but not intrusive) and provided great service.

The only small ‘misses’ were not getting the butter with the warm bread and our water glasses could have used more frequent refilling.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I think the lunch menu should be expanded. Not a lot of choices

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GL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were treated and served liky royalty, our waitress was attentioned without being pushy. Being francophone, we also liked the fact that sge was fluent in both English and French. Certainly a place we will return.

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