The Madison Bar & Kitchen

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$30 and under
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The Madison Bar & Kitchen is a new West Loop restaurant celebrating the spirit and flavor of the big city. The Madison marries a bustling, fast-paced atmosphere with a creative, globally inspired menu made in-house from scratch on a daily basis. Our playful beverage program focuses on cocktail favorites from the past, remade with the finest ingredients, and a broad beer and wine selection.
The Madison is open for dinner nightly at 5pm and brunch every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am. Join us for our amazing bottomless mimosa bar and happy hour specials.

Specials

Half Price Cocktails & Sparkling Wine

Join us for our amazing Happy Hour specials every day from 5pm to 6:30pm featuring half price old fashioned cocktails, half price glasses of sparking wine, and half price glasses of rose.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 30, 2018

Ends: December 1, 2117

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:30PM

Late Night at The Madison

Join us for our amazing Late Night Menu every Friday and Saturday from 10:30pm to Midnight.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 20, 2018

Ends: October 21, 2117

Availability: Fri-Sat 10:30PM-11:30PM

Industry Night 50% Off Food

Join us for Industry Night Every Sunday from 5pm until close for 50% off all food. Promotion is valid for service industry only, and must show proof of employment.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 23, 2018

Ends: September 24, 2117

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM

$25 Unlimited Mimosa Bar

Join us for our amazing $25 unlimited Mimosa Bar every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Build your own mimosa with our fresh squeezed juices at our popular Mimosa Bar.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 1, 2018

Ends: September 2, 2117

Availability: Sun 10:30AM-2:30PM
Sat 10:30AM-2:30PM

Half Price Bottles of Wine

Enjoy half price bottles of Wine every Monday from open until close.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 3, 2018

Ends: September 4, 2117

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-10:30PM

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AC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & drinks are always amazing and our waitress was great. Never disappointed! Recommend making a reservation because it does get busy.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent I had such a great time and the bottomless mimosas was totally worth it! Our server Ashley was amazing and checked on us frequently and took great pictures for us 😉👍🏾

J
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch place- atmosphere is fun, service is great and bottomless mimosas are terrific! Can’t wait to come back!

CD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food, would definitely recommend. Bottomless mimosa bar is great!

JP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third experience at The Madison, but the first one where I my young kids with me. My three kids are all under the age of 5, but had a great time! The kid

b
Chicago
109 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy and vibe! We closed it down!

SH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour specials. Shared plates were delicious, loved the sauce on the shrimp. Sushi rolls were excellent too.

RJ
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our LA guest was quite pleased with our choice for our pre-Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you!

B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for a birthday celebration!

NT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Service was extremely slow, and they were not busy. Food was just bad (brunch). Been here for dinner before and enjoyed it. Chilaquilas was like a bowl of soup. Just a soggy mess. Chicken and waffles were dry and hard to enjoy. More breading on the chicken than actual meat. Waffles were gross. Aperol Spritz was very heavy on the aperol making it way too sweet. Won’t be returning.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. All the way from the cheese curds to the burgers to the drinks. Our waiter mellissa was awesome! Definitely recommend this spot

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and drinks - everyone loved what they got! The ahi tuna tacos were quite small so don’t get those as your main without another side. Awesome wine selections! I was tempted to buy a whole bottle of Coyam, but didn’t have the budget - someone else NEEDS to try Coyam it’s so delicious.

EP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Overall, it was a great experience. Great food. Beautiful setting. Constructive feedback-Felt like the waitress & bus people were rushing to turn the table.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, great food, awesome vibe. Will definitely be back!

TW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I live in Columbus, but The Madison Bar and Kitchen is one of my favorite brunch spots. When I know I’ll be in Chicago, I make a reservation. The crab cake and fried mozzarella is my absolute favorite!

AC
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good but nothing to rave about. The plates were kind of awkward.... need share plates or bigger plates in some instances. Mimosa bar was cool

K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server knew exactly what I wanted. Super helpful. Great food. Wish it was a tad quieter, but understood because of happy hour (great specials!). Kudos to our waiter. He’s a winner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

I used to get industry discount during brunch. They don’t “do it” anymore. Just a heads up.

OT
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe. Cool and unpretentious. Food was excellent. And waitress was awesome.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and atmosphere. Very quiet area and the service was great. We enjoyed our food and our time at the Madison.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my birthday and they gave me a delicious bday desert on the house!!

c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I booked the Madison for a work dinner, and it was a good choice. The vibe is hip but relaxed, the room is beautiful, and the menu has a great variety.

We had the rock shrimp & fired cheese curds as apps, and those went over well. Our entrees were all sushi or salads, aside from one person who got the fried chicken sandwich. Everything looked and smelled great. The food was a solid 4.

The drinks were a 5! Luckily we could capitalize on happy hour since we went straight from work, so quite a few Old Fashioneds were consumed. I had the Mind Reader, aka my new favorite drink. So good, so well-balanced. Total win.

RR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We got there a bit early but were seated right away, service was great and the food was good. Great place to stop at before an event at the United Center

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and cool place. Service was pushing for us to go faster which we end up with most our appetizers in The table when we recieved main course, and asking for dessert when i was still eating my main course. However apart of that it was great :)

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous service and food. I knew it would be great service within the first 2 min of seating. Our waiter (Thomas) fielded rosè questions from my girlfriend and simply offered samples to make the decision. From there, the mussels appetizer was ordered with the beer miso juice...we finished the solids of the dish and we were then asked if we wanted fresh toasted baguette to finish the juice in the pot...ummm...duh. And thank you for asking us to maximize the dish! Stuck between two burgers, the recommendation of the Fontina was the winner of the night. Toasted bun with bacon jam. Do yourself a favor and get there early to enjoy the happy hour from 5-6:30...then just enjoy the ride this place offers. Will definitely be going back.

PE
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great dinner last Saturday, November 2nd. The staff is very nice and our waiter was very helpful and attentive. The food, particularly the Waygu burgers, was amazing. The only complaint is the dinner menu is rather limited in choice. The choices, however, are very good.

MD
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Food was excellent. Good kids menu selection. Kids enjoyed their food as well.

KT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything from bartenders, servers & bussers was great. We shared the ahi tacos, fresh burrata (awesome) and the Godzilla roll. All the food was fresh and tasty. Would recommend & will return. Parking is awful ( not The Madison's fault) so uber or taxi from the loop, there is a valet down the street for $14.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great birthday experience. service was exceptional.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always great for a planned Thursday night dinner or last minute Friday/Saturday night dinner. Upscale neighborhood bar is what I like to think of The Madison. They have a nice rewards program too.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

To start, I had asked for a intimate booth, as it was a date night. We were seated at a booth next to the bar. It was extremely loud and claustrophobic as bar patrons were crowded in the isle and up to the table. The hostess was able to move us a table in the restaurant area. It was not a booth but at least less crowded and a little quieter. The first specialty cocktail I ordered was not at all as expected (lychee martini), it was rather sour and had more a ginger after taste, couldn’t taste lychee at all. The server kindly replaced the drink. For dinner we ordered the lamb appetizer, delicious. For dinner I order the hanger steak and my bf the waygu burger. My steak came out barely warm and what little warmth there was dissipated by the time I added the Chimichurri sauce. My bf ordered his burger medium well and it came out medium rare. I wasn’t about to spend $30 on a cold steak so we sent it back, the bf kept his. The manager and server were very nice and removed the steak w/ out us asking. The food and drinks seemed hit and miss, maybe just an off night but the service was wonderful.

f
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WE HAD A VERY NICE EXPEREICE AT THE MADISON BAR AND KITCHEN. WE BEGAN WITH BEER AND SPARKLING ROSE. WE THEN HAD THE HAMACHI CRUDO WHIHC WAS EXCELENT - FRESH FISH, GARNISHED WITH RADISHES AND CELERAIC. OUR MEAL WAS THE ROASTED AMISH CHICKEN. IT WAS FLAVORFUL, JUICY AND SERVVED WITH ROASTED KALE, MUSHROOMS AND YUMMY MASHED POTATOES. BECAUSE IT WAS MY BRTHDAY, THEY COMPED US WITH ASMALLCAKE WITH ICE CREAM AND A CNADLE. WAT STAFFWAS FRIENDLY, BUT NOT OBTRUSIVE. WE WILL GO THERE AGAIN.

KB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place has a fun, hip atmosphere that is both cozy and modern at the same time. Lots of visual interest and different textures keeps your eyes busy. Tried the autumn cocktails which were both delicious, but maybe a bit too sweet. Entrees of Wagyu Beef Burger (perfect and amazing) Short Rib (tender but nothing amazing) and Butternut Squash soup (under salted but otherwise amazing) and Ahi Tuna Tacos (SO GOOD). Would come back!

AS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for good food and drinks . Service was great, bartender was making cocktails that was not on a menu, listening what we like and making sure we liked it. Everything that our 6 people table got was very tasty , small portions. Salmon and short ribs must have , steak tartare wow . Duck fries wow.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Minutes before our reservation (at 6P on a Saturday night), I realized that I had made the reservation for 2 people instead of 4. I called the restaurant, and they were able to provide us two options to seat our whole party immediately, despite a full restaurant. Our server was attentive without being overbearing, which is a fine line. The food was definitely above average. Based on what we tried, I would recommend the We noshed on the ahi tuna tacos, the crispy rock shrimp, the burrata, and the branzino. The cheese curds were about average, so I’d pass on those for one of their other delicious appetizers. I will definitely be returning to this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service and the menu was a perfect array of different choices for dinner. The cocktail menu was extensive and my old fashioned was impressive. Enjoyed our time!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, and the food was excellent. The cocktails were unique and delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

JR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food in a friendly environment. The happy hour special was great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

JS
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just fun. You cannot beat the Happy Hour drink deals! The food is awesome and the staff works hard to keep you happy. Its in a great part of town. Perfect for before a Blackhawks Game!

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