Madisons Restaurant & Bar - Ottawa

4.3
291 reviews
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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.
What 291 People Are Saying
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MS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Staff is very attentive and polite. Food consistently great!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our 39 th anniversary and we had never been to Madison’s so checked the menu and thought we would give it a try. The service was absolutely awesome the food was exceptional and we enjoyed ourselves very much would recommend this restaurant.

G
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place with walking distance from our downtown hotel

NZ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The lobster tail could have fresher. The steak was burned. Server was very frendly and courteous but it almost took one hour for our food to be brought at our table. I would also suggest to have air freshner as the restaurant has a bit of a smell.

C
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La seule chose est que c'est un peu dispendieux. Ça coûte 22$ pour une soupe et une sandwich.

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H
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very tasty. Would have preferred that arctic char not be breaded. Food was a little more salty than necessary. Home salad dressing was tasty, a touch too sweet. Meat was tender, at the right doneness. It was nice to be offered a taster of 2 wines in order to select the right one for the meal.

WT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was excelllent but the food was not. I got the crab mac n cheese and the pasta tasted like fish and they give you the smallest portion of crab

DW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I ordered a cheeseburger with fries. I had the butternut squash soup to start. The soup came right away and was delicious. My friend also ordered the cheeseburger with extra cheese and bacon. Her side was mashed. The burgers took at least 20 minutes, mine was very dry and hers was missing the bacon and extra cheese. They also served fries instead of mashed. Took hers away and brought it back still without the extra cheese. We gave up.

MP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dino was great and the food also. The noise level was a little too loud. But all in all a good time.

RN
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are very friendly and professional. The food was great.

RG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service was prompt, the person who seated us needs a little more personality she is the front person of Madison..also did not know where the NAC was located when asked..

CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

I booked a party of 16... most were happy with there food. I was unhappy because I ordered the New York dip sandwich at $18 instead of fries I asked for a salad. I was told it was $3 more which was a surprise , but ok. The salad they gave me was a bowl of lettuce with one cherry tomatoe cut in half. That isnt a salad nor did it warrant a surcharge of $3. When I told the waiter I wasn't that happy about the salad a d that it only had one cherry tomatoe cut in half.. he said that our chef salad. I didnt eat the salad, but paid for it. I was very disappointed. It's not likely I'll book anymore work lunches at Madison's.

B
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always had good time at Madison's Laurier Ottawa, the really good part is they do make mistakes, but they do make up for them when they happen, and that is important. My last visit and most visits they are were flawless. Thanks

SW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Alex our waiter was fantastic. The prime rib was awesome!

d
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had the angus steak that was ordered medium and it was at best medium well and quite tough. The clam chowder was quite good.
Overall I was disappointed and will not be returning as there are a number of much better restaurants in Ottawa.

S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service et la côte de bœuf au jus était succulente!!

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AD
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really nice evening. First time at Madison's and will not be our last. Food and service was excellent. Very pleased with ambiance. For a bonus something that many restaurants get horribly wrong, the table setting and chairs were really comfortable so you can sit comfortably and really enjoy your meal. My whole group had a great time.

S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Le restaurant était vide et sans ambiance. Malgré tout, le service était très lent (50 mn avant de recevoir le plat), et ce n'était pas ce que j'avais commandé. Une grande déception.

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T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
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

TK
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
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.

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.

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.

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 !

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.

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

Food was great and the server was fast and accommodating.

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.

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:))))

A
New England
3 reviews
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.

MI
Toronto
5 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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Valentines

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OT
Toronto
9 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.

OT
Ottawa
7 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

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.

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!

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?

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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