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About The Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel

The Wharf Restaurant is located inside the newly constructed Madison Beach Hotel. Enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island Sound while seated in the comfortably elegant dining room or covered porch. Classic New England dishes are prepared with a fresh innovative flair. A collectors wine list with rare wines from hard to find vintages will please even the most discerning palette. Come and experience the genuine hospitality that is the foundation of our service!

94 West Wharf Road
Madison, CT 06443
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dinner: Daily: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Breakfast: Daily: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Brunch: Sunday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Bar: Daily: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 245-1404

Website:
http://www.madisonbeachhotel.com/

Public Transit:
Amtrak, Shoreline EAST. (New Haven)
Commuter Rail stops in Madison

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host five specialty dinners through the year. These dinners generally include cocktails and a four-course meal with beverage pairings. Our Culinary Team introduces and explains each course and how the items pairs with the beverage to enhance your dining experience. Follow on Facebook/MadisonBeachHotel and subscribe to our event listings to stay in the know.

Specialty Spirit & Wine Tastings
Culinary Educational Events
Specialty Dinners
National Food Holidays
Happy Hour Specials
Karoake Nights during the winter season

The Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (19)
Waterfront (19)
Romantic (12)
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Great for Lunch (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (6)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Cozy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is always ok but never spectacular. The staff is wonderful although sometimes there’s a long wait to order or get food. We always want it to be better than it is. There’s no reason it can’t be. Ambiance is good and their live music series is terrific.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent all around - we had breakfast, lunch and dinner and one was more amazing than the next. We had a different server for each meal and they all really cared that you were satisfied and enjoyed your food and dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Enjoyed lunch with my mom on her birthday. Beautiful hotel and restaurant. Spectacular view of the beach in Madison. Indoor and porch seating available. Ambiance was perfect with fireplace lit and oceanside views. We enjoyed the clam chowder which was delicious. My mom loved her warm lobster roll on brioche with a side salad and I enjoyed the duck confit grilled cheese with french fries. We split the most fabulous chocolate mouse cake for dessert. It’s a must visit spot.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great lunch here! All seafood was local. New England clam chowder and ham and pea soups were delicious! Everyone in our party of 5 was pleased with their choices.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (East Texas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Had a lovely lunch here on an unseasonably warm day. We were able to dine on the porch and really enjoyed the food. I will be returning for the ambiance and to try some of the other menu items.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great menu choices, excellent food ,service was fantastic and great view

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We experience excellent food and service on a Sunday morning meeting family from out of town. We were late arrivals for breakfast but the staff there made it work which we appreciated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was very disconnected. Bread was not offered. Two of the five main entrees were delivered 10 minutes after the first three. Presentation of food was definately not up to the level of this type of restaurant. Food tasted good, but not especially different than a chain restaurant. We have enjoyed meals here in the past. Not sure if this was just a one time problem or an ongoing issue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Our dinner was perfectly prepared. Service was impeccible.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful evening with Friends. Started at the bar- make sure Lindsay makes your cocktails.
We will be back and the view is wonderful.

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Fab, as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything was great !!! Our waitress, Stacie was very informative, and never kept us waiting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Scenic view in summer from their dining deck, is second to none. More importantly, the menu was creative, something for everyone one. I order the tuna tartare on a round bed of avocado..the item came with chips but I substituted a small salad. The meal was perfect in every way. Highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Paige was a great server. Lunch was delicious and you can't beat the view!!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

The salmon burger was a nice large piece of salmon instead of salmon mixed with breadcrumbs and such. The calamari very crispy with some hot peppers to spice it up! Very tasty!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Amazing lunch from pistachio encrusted watermelon salad to the calamari salad. Can't wait to go back for dinner. Very creative menu,outstanding service and gorgeous view

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Everyone takes good care of you. They all work as a team. Never felt rushed. Our waitress was friendly and had a beautiful smile. They follow up to make sure that you have everything you need. Water glasses were kept full. Very pleased. We will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Romantic, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

You can't beat the Wharf for the view of the sound , and a walk on the beach or on the large rock that juts out in the sound makes it an extra special place to stop for lunch. Our server Brian was excellent . Calamari is always good, we order without the sausage . Fish and chips also a good choice . Fries are crispy . The watermelon salad was good but the dressing was very light. We shared the calamari and the salad. Add in two drinks and the bill is over $80. You just have to factor in the view and location to make it worthwhile.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was good, as usual and the scenery beautiful. I made my reservation through open table and requested a table outside at 12:30. We got there early and every single table outside was taken already. I thought it was kind of odd that every outside table had already been reserved prior to 12:3o. I thought since I made the reservation and the request they would save one for me. Got to sit outside anyway in the high bar area, still beautiful scenery, but not a table and not easy to talk to lunch guests with.
Asked for bread. It finally came at the same time lunch was delivered. We didn't even touch it . Also, when I got home I had an email from Open Table asking why I didn't keep my reservation,which I obviously did, so had to go back and forth with Open Table explaining I was there!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Gorgeous setting, good food, great service.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Very good lunch with excellent service and super view of Long Island Sound. Hotel and restaurant have been completely redone by Hilton and is immaculate . Super service starts with complimentary valet parking and then excellent service through meal. Reasonably priced for quality of food and drink. Really nice place to have lunch or dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Nice view sitting outside on the deck. Excellent service. Good food.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great location & view. Food is a little pricey but good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

From the time we were seated until the moment we left, everything was perfect...service, food, table and even the sun came out by the end of our lunch!
This is the place I choose first for lunch with friends, or friends visiting the area.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We have had great meals here lately! The view is amazing and staff is great too!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The service and food were excellent. Hugo did a terrific job of taking care of us. Always look forward to going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Lacks the charm of the original Madison Beach Hotel - service was friendly, but slow and food was well seasoned but entrees were overcooked. Good appetizers, reasonably priced drinks, not a good place for a large crowd as the bar scene is loud and rowdy. Sit outside and enjoy the view.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Most enjoyable. All was excellent - the hotel, restaurant, food, atmosphere, service, and ocean proximity.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening at the Wharf last Saturday! Our waitress was fantastic and the food was very good. Next time, we will go when the weather is warmer and we can sit on the outside deck overlooking the ocean--without the protective tarp that is now necessarily on the windows.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

madison resident for 22 years, so wanting a place in town that is really good. we have been the the wharf many times and recently, went on a Sunday for brunch and then this past Saturday for dinner. The dinner was meh.... we won't go back for dinner. It is a great brunch spot -their sunday spread is very good - a little pricey, but, the food was good. Saturday's dinner: First, the tables that are closest to the bar are very very loud. it was 7:00 on a Saturday night and the bar wasn't "energetic", it was just loud. if you want to avoid that a bit, ask for a table that is further into the restaurant away from the bar or on the porch. The service was good initially, then, as things got busier, it fell off dramatically. Our food was delivered to another table and had to be prepared again...it happens. they did offer to buy us dessert. However, the food was just OK - had seafood casserole/cassoulet, pork chop and sword fish. the Sword was very over cooked and smothered in butter. The casserole was small and very salty. The pork chop was very good. I wouldn't go back for dinner - there are other options nearby - not many, but, wouldn't spend my money here.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

LOVEEEEDDDD this place! We went for the Sunday brunch which is a flat fee for all you can eat deliciousness. They had a great variety. The two real gems were the omelette station and the raw bar- all the oysters I wanted and more. This is the type of place with real linen tablecloths and napkins. That paired with the amazing ocean view- priceless. Will try to stay at the hotel next time.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Stayed at the hotel for the weekend and we attended the restaurant for a special birthday celebration. Food was good, cocktails had to be returned because they were made incorrectly but the staff was very friendly. Room is nice but odd layout. I was told it's the best place to go in town so we did.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Fun night ... Easy valet parking , wonderful greeting from the front of the house , table was ready, and our server was outstanding . Oysters from raw bar were perfectly presented ( we ordered , 48 total ) . Tuna Tartare was just right . I'll be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Stripped Bass with sticky rice was phenomenal! The Salmon was great also. Finished up with an off the charts blueberry baked Alaska !!!

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The food and service were impeccable. We are out on the porch and enjoyed the ambiance .

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great spot on the water in an old New England town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We were looking for a place to go last minute for dinner. I had gone to lunch here and the food was really good so we decided to try it for dinner. We were pleased with our meals and would go back.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2017

The staff and bartenders were very welcoming, accommodating, friendly and out-going!

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

we had a great experience. wait staff was very attentive and the food was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great dinner by the water. Food was good and service even better. Always a nice night at the Wharf.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Romantic
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