The Madison Bar and Grill

4.4
390 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Madison Bar and Grill is filled with an ambiance and class that is usually reserved for Manhattan eateries. The dining room is cleverly decorated in a 1940s style reminiscent of a chic roadside inn. The décor works an evocative, magical mood, with bare wood floors, wainscoted walls, soft lighting and subtle touches from a bygone era.

Patrons can also enjoy The Madison’s eclectic American Cuisine at the bar or outdoors in an al fresco cafe that wraps around the street corner.

Be sure not to miss The Madison’s Weekly Events, including the Sunday Jazz Brunch, First Seating, Tuesday Night Martini Madness, Thursday Taco Night and Endless Happy Hour. The restaurant also offers Private Parties and Off-Premises Catering.

The Madison Bar and Grill is a great place for families, professionals, romantic dinners or anyone who likes to unwind and enjoy great food, drinks and service in a sophisticated, comfortable eatery.

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What 390 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for dinner and drinks, service, food and drinks were very good!

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vipCatherineL
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Hardwood floors and large group tables make this a boisterous meal, so not a great place for intimate conversation. Cocktails were very tasty, but seemed a little light on alcohol, so seemed less of a value for the price. Also while many servers visited the table, it was still hard to find someone to take our order or get our check. I loved my veggie spaghetti squash, and my husband liked but didn’t love his risotto.

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AliMarie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A good meal. And service but I have to admit the fries with my burger were soggy and barely warm

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vipZimmers
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of Hoboken’s best restaurants. Great food with good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was good but service was AWFUL! We waited over 40 minutes for the drinks we ordered and almost an hour for the waitress to take our food order. The waitress was basically ignoring us. In total we were sitting at our table for over 2 hours…

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was very poor. If they make more outdoor seating for guests, they should have more waiters/waitresses to work.

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RestaurantHunter
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good experience. We accidentally spilled one of our shots and the waitress brought a new one at no charge.

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murielg
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual atmosphere and being outside with my puppy was a special treat!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, drinks, and service. Casual little gem.

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DanO
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy, but every server and food runner were working very hard.
Food was excellent, and signature drinks outstanding

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NicoleV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent and the seating outside was perfect with the covered awning. Did not even realize it was raining, such a nice ambiance. The shrimp cocktail was the largest shrimp I have ever seen!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Family brunch

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Jodykb
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice outdoor space. Service was amazing. Quickly seated and served. Server spent a lot of time going over the menu with us.
Cons - funky drinks but tasted like seasonings. They were strong therefore worth the price.
The food wasn’t memorable. Not even the appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

other than the security trying to ID me and my African American friends as soon as we were seated at the restaurant but never cared to do it for other mixed groups arriving after us. The waiter was lovely and the food was great with awesome vegetarian/vegan options!

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MonaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, as were the drinks! Would visit again!

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vipSTEVEG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Drinks disappointing. Food usually very good, but. You would think a drink called Diablo would be spicy--wasn't. Tanqueray & Tonic wasn't summery but again bland, didn't really taste the gin.
Fish Taco I thought would come with Fried Fish, but the fish was grilled, and had a burnt taste. Shrimp Cocktail, and my girl liked her Soft Shell Crab and asparagus.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was amazing the drinks were even better! Will be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

It was Hubby’s birthday dinner, service was super slow that day. I don’t think we even saw our waiter after certain point. My husband went inside to pay, it started to rain on us (we had our 3 y/o with us), and a lovely couple offered us their table that was outside but covered. Definitely wasn’t Madison’s best customer service but the food was amazing which definitely helped with their review.

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Hoboken22
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Worst dining experience! I've been here a ton over the years, but will never go back. This place has really gone downhill. We waited over an hour for our food, and when it finally did arrive, there were raw strips of bacon on one of the sandwiches (specifically asked for it well done). One person got sick after eating the shrimp quesadilla. The manager, Zach, came over just as our food was being served and he only added to our frustration. He claimed that the ticket time didn't match how long we said we had been waiting and blamed the wait on a large private party - understandable, but you could at least try to make us feel better about the situation, not call us liars and give us excuses. He could not have handled the situation worse. People sat down 45 minutes after us and got their food right after us. Infuriating.

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Pfhunt276
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Host/Hostess’ Greeting, Service, Our Meals, and the overall dining experience was absolutely Fabulous! Truly a great value! Our Waiter was extremely attentive and pleasant! He ensured his Team attended to us when he could not!The food was very delicious and we would highly recommend the crab cakes and “bang bang shrimp”! We also arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and was immediately seated although there appeared to be “waiting” by those who did not have reservations. We would highly recommend The Madison to anyone & everyone! It will most definitely be our preferred choice when we visit Hoboken again! Kudos to Dave and Staff, Thank you again for making our Evening a memorable one!

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vipRyanM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This used to be my favorite spot in Hoboken, but it’s really not the same. I know it’s Covid times, but everything from the service to food and drinks were all so bad. The drinks were unbearable. So strong and gross. The sandwiches were so bland and the service was so slow. Will not be returning for a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The service was horrible

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was horrible!

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TaylorL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food and service were wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the grilled steak and meatballs and a Mojito, soo good ,

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Julie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Was a bit loud but other then that enjoyed everything!

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Christine
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor dining is on the road in a semi-enclosed structure. Vehicles are mere inches from the tables, didn’t feel very safe. Overall the food and service was good. Wouldn’t rush back as there are so many restaurants to choose from.

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MarieL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining. Brunch is great too!

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vipSTEVEG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

On the menu when I saw that the soft shell crab didn't note that it came with French Fries. When I ordered the waitress asked me if I wanted a side dish, I assumed the sandwich came with nothing, as the menu read. So I ordered Mexican corn, and was upset to see the potatoes on the plate. I didn't like that upsell, without full disclosure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good, the food is amazing and the staff are so nice. One of my favorite places in Hoboken

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Their website tells you about all of their daily specials that they are running. I went for a 3 course pre fixed meal and when I asked the server about it she was rude and said we haven’t done that in so long. It’s been since covid. I would have been fine with that but then take it off of the website with all of the other specials for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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hellokirti
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I celebrated my birthday here with family. We were seated outside on a day with great weather in a sort of contained outdoor space. I wish it had been a bit more open allowing more street views but I'm sure it is helpful for the restaurant to have this for when it is raining out. It was also a little crowded and I felt we were seated rather close to others. The food and drinks were wonderful. I enjoyed the delicious bloody Mary especially. The food was also very good, pretty traditional American fare, with something for everyone including kids. Would return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal, and love the outdoor set up! Staff was very attentive to make sure we were warm enough with the heaters.

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JoiH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is beautiful, expertly crafted, and delicious. Don't mistake this for basic bar food. This earns the word bistro in the best way. The tv's over the bar might make you think otherwise, but this is a great dining experience. Pandemic comment: Since I'm not comfortable dining indoors yet, I wish the outdoor seating was covered so I could eat there in the rain, but it is heated and the tables are a comfortable distance apart.

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JenniferL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu options and the good was delicious. Friendly and great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with amazing covered outdoor space

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Might have been our seat since it was tucked away. But we had to chase down a waiter/waitress to order after 40 minutes. Food came out fast and they did not have silverware for us which we again had to get up and find someone to retrieve it. The food was pretty good and we enjoyed our meals. But never did a server come back to our table and we even asked two separate people for the check. Two drinks, a glass of water each (was never refilled though empty) and our meals took 2 and half hours.

Good vibes and food might have just been an off night but coordination of the service was definitely lacking for our visit.

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vipMike
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I did not get seated. Waited 20 minutes and was still not given a seat. The manager was complaining to his staff that they sat too many of their own friends and there weren’t any tables. Really unprofessional and a waste of time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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The Madison Bar and Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 390 OpenTable diners.

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