The Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel

4.6
1053 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Wharf Restaurant is located inside Madison Beach Hotel, a AAA four diamond rated property. Enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island Sound while seated in the comfortably elegant dining room or covered porch. Porch seating is available year-round overlooking the Sound. Classic New England dishes are prepared with a fresh innovative flair. Come and experience the genuine hospitality that is the foundation of our service!

NEW! REME HALO® air purifiers are located within the ducts of the restaurant’s HVAC system and silently kill 99% of bacteria, mold, and viruses. With ionized hydro-peroxide output and an enhanced catalyst with zinc, the system purifies every cubic inch of air that HVAC system reaches.

OUTSIDE SEATING - features heated porch, retractable sides for customized air flow.

Support The Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Plated brunch for Mother's Day. Reservations encouraged.

What 1053 people are saying
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Shortbeachsg
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Lovely location and great flavor... food and coffee were not very warm . Coffee did get remedied. Food went back but mine came back tepid, my friend's was hot- I ate it anyway...

Service much slower and less attentive than usual.. had to ask for things like water, extra cream, etc.

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vipCraigC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wharf Restaurant,

My wife Lynne Clausen and her guests had a wonderful dinner Saturday 4/20 at 7PM.

I had made the reservation for 5PM under my name for them but I gather my wife called to move it to 7PM and may not have aligned the prior reservation set for 5PM.

Keep up the good work at your very nice establishment.

Regards,

Craig Clausen

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ErinS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Hostess was a little short. Not super friendly. Our waitress was great! Food was just ok. Views were amazing.

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vipOscar
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely dinner in a beautiful setting on the Sound. The service was very efficient and pleasant and the food was very good especially the bacon wrapped scallops with extra bacon!

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AllisonD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Highly recommend!! The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful! 😊

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Susie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although not a nice day, it was a lovely meal with an old friend who I had not seen in a long time.

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PatD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Service was wonderful. My salmon was delicious.

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David
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Went there four times in two days (twice lunch and two dinners). Two errors in cooking main courses, which has not happened to us in years and we eat out a great deal, at nicer places often yes, but this restaurant strives to be in that “class.” Service was very poor with one waiter we had for two dinners but fine for lunch with two waitresses. And issues are not pandemic related— we have been to dozens of NYC restaurants and some in CT during the pandemic year and these issues do not exist. This restaurant needs serious management intervention to be what it hopes, and can be.

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NYFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Location, Room was very Romantic Excellent Service and Great Food at The Wharf. Will definitely be back.

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AnnaB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Outside dining on the deck was very pleasant and the views delightful. We were welcomed and seated immediately. The blackened salmon special was average and the espresso coffee disappointing. Will be back!

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LizS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Easter dinner! Thank you for the great service.

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DawnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Meal was better at Christmas. Not thrilled with fixed price menu. Orange fennel salad had mandarin oranges rather than traditional orange slices. Appetizer portions were small. Hot food served was lukewarm and it wasn't at the height of the day. Nice to eat dessert on the porch. Overall okay.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cod special was outstanding and the service was excellent!

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CherylH
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food, staff is very friendly. Prices are good.

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vipPerryR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view and nice getaway.

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RitaN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance. Sat right in front of the fireplace.

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CatherineM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our dinner there. Sat on porch which we liked. Could see sunset. Very good food with vegan options. Friendly, professional waiter. We’ve already made reservations to go back.

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CTgolfgy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress and hostess all very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, Kim, and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with my sisters! Wonderful place

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erinseile
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to our server, Joelene, for making our first eating out experience in 6 months with friends such an enjoyable afternoon!

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was lovely, the service was attentive and the food was great! Definitely retuning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; friendly wait staff; incredible ocean views

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vipGiuseppe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Breath-taking views of the long island sound, directly from your table. It's like eating on the beach

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RichardD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the restaurant, food and the service- waiter and hostess where so nice. Will go back in the summer to sit on the deck. Beautiful view of the ocean!

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vipymcebs
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The restaurant looks nice, but the food was just ok - nothing special.

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SergioF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wharf is one of our favorite restaurants along the Connecticut shoreline. The food and presentations are superb. The wait staff is the BEST we have had in the finest of restaurants. Kevin is one of our favorites.

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vipSusanE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My and family always very much enjoy our meals at The Wharf restaurant. The food and service are always great and the view of the water is stunning! I highly recommend dining here.

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DennisA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rainy day but the staff was attentive, cozy lunch by the fireplace and the food was excellent Can't go wrong with the signature clam chowder and no disappointment with the entre. An enjoyable experience despite the weather.

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vipLisaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch on the outdoor deck which is enclosed and heated. Excellent food and wait staff.

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NicoleP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous and very knowledgeable about the menu as well as the best places to visit in Madison. The view was gorgeous and the food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully romantic!

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MaryW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fined on special scallops salmon mussels and shrimp over a bed of thin pasta and light sauce Delicious It was recommended by the waiter Chocolate bomb for dessert Decadent

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CarolineF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It’s a gorgeous spot, with a fabulous view. The food is only decent, and certainly overpriced. I’d definitely have drinks there again, but probably not dinner.

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Andy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to get out and have a great dinner with a great view with social distancing and clean environment!

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MelanieM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb experience facing the water! Kim was outstanding.

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happycustomer
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pancakes were delicious but the eggs plate was a bit small ( still very good) . The staff was wonderful and the ambiance was great. The drinks menu was limited to two drinks and one of them was a full bottle of champagne so not very thought out in that aspect. Bloody Mary was the other one. Pretty good .Loved it and will be back soon

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JeffL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views. Great food and service. Highly recommend!

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TomB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. View is excellent. Service is warm and friendly. A great place to enjoy a meal in Madison.

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RoccoS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved food and ambiance! Very romantic place to take someone special!

FAQs

The Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 350-0014.

The Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 1053 OpenTable diners.

The Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1383/madison-beach-hotel/in/Consumer-Gift-Cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.