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Madison Restaurants

NookNook
24 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Every course is a delicious surprise. The Teddy Bear dessert was the perfect course with coffee at the end of an amazing meal. More

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La KitchenetteLa Kitchenette
165 reviews
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French | Madison, Madison

A great Euro-vibe in the floor of a renovated house. I've been here for lunch and dinner and will happily return. The menu is small and focused, the flavors are outstanding, and setting is cozy. More

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L'Etoile RestaurantL'Etoile Restaurant
1145 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Best birthday meal I've ever had. My husband was blown away by the lamb, and I got emotional over the almond cake. Truly an amazing experience. Thank you! More

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RedRed
129 reviews
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Sushi | Madison, Madison

Came prior to see an Overture musical! Loved our experience! More

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Otto's Restaurant and Bar - MadisonOtto's Restaurant and Bar - Madison
1046 reviews
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Mediterranean | Madison, Madison

Lovely little restaurant. Delicious food excellent service and very pretty. Neat 3 story set up. We went for the chef tastings menu and it was great for the $30 price. More

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Eno Vino Wine Bar and BistroEno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro
1015 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Madison, Madison

This was our first time at Eno Vino. Our server was outstanding. He walked us through the menu, gave excellent suggestions. The meal was paced perfectly. We will be back. More

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EstrellonEstrellon
767 reviews
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Spanish | Madison, Madison

One of the best meals I have had in over a year, and that includes travel in 10 US States and 3 Foreign countries. Liz C. was a fantastic waitress! More

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Eno Vino DowntownEno Vino Downtown
607 reviews
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Bistro | Madison, Madison

Wonderful date night. The views are spectacular and our waiter was awesome. More

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Tempest Oyster BarTempest Oyster Bar
533 reviews
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Seafood | Madison, Madison

Great experience...drinks...food..ambience! My first choice for future dinners with clients!! More

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The Mariner's InnThe Mariner's Inn
884 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

We were running late for our reservation, but the host was very gracious and got us right in. Our waitress was friendly and professional. The food was excellent. Very nice evening out with my husband. More

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Sugar River Pizza CompanySugar River Pizza Company
211 reviews
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Pizzeria | Madison, Madison

The service and food was excellent! I would recommend it for a fun, family night out!! More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - MadisonFleming's Steakhouse - Madison
425 reviews
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Steak | Madison, Madison

Food was good but extremely overpriced. Other high end steak restaurants in Madison have similar quality but more respectable prices. Heard raves about the Fleming’s potatoes - they were okay but nothing special. Steaks were good, lobster was excellent. More

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Rare SteakhouseRare Steakhouse
929 reviews
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Steakhouse | Madison, Madison

Rare is a gem in Madison. My husband and I dined at Rare for our Anniversary. While checking in they wished us a happy Anniversary as they must have read this in the notes. Our server was exceptional as well as the food and deserts. We will definitely be back. They also had a great bar area for after dinner drinks More

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MerchantMerchant
914 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Had brunch at Merchant with a large group. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Was pleasantly uncrowded for Sunday brunch. More

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Eldorado GrillEldorado Grill
30 reviews
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Tex-Mex | Madison, Madison

Wonderful for our Dining Divas monthly get together. Food and ambiance was wonderful, and our server, Stephanie was most accommodating! Will definitely be coming back!!! More

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CentoCento
1423 reviews
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Italian | Madison, Madison

Great food, great service, great fun! One of my favorites in Madison More

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FrescoFresco
2201 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Lovely evening, excellent service and delicious food! More

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LucilleLucille
181 reviews
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Pizzeria | Madison, Madison

We had cheese curds and a steel pan pizza, both were delicious! We also had some great drinks. Our waitress was pleasant, but seemed busy, but our food and drinks came out in a timely manner More

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Quivey's Grove Stone HouseQuivey's Grove Stone House
156 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

Great food and service! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - MiddletonRuth's Chris Steak House - Middleton
603 reviews
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Steakhouse | Madison, Madison

We dined with two other couples and had a delicious meal. We were able to carry on a conversation and yet did not have any problem with other tables being too loud. The waitress was wonderful and very patient. It is a bit pricey menu but we will definitely dine there again. More

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The StatehouseThe Statehouse
498 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

It is my birthday and I got the free dessert as a reward! The steak is great! More

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EverlyEverly
42 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

Very crowed but service and food were excellent. front house staff were particularly helpful given our late arrival for reservation time. More

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Johnny Delmonico'sJohnny Delmonico's
682 reviews
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Steakhouse | Madison, Madison

The meal was wonderful and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend the steak-stuffed mushroom caps before the meal. More

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Steenbocks on OrchardSteenbocks on Orchard
109 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Outstanding local and seasonal menu! A real culinary treat! The flavors just explode in your month, to die for... More

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Avenue Club and the Bubble Up BarAvenue Club and the Bubble Up Bar
299 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

I remember the original Avenue Bar and thought I would never try the remodeled version. I did and it was very good for food and service as well as price. The only change I would make is put a space heater in the entry as when people come in the cold air goes right through the open restaurant. They need higher dividers between tables to create intimacy. More

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CanteenCanteen
10 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Madison, Madison

The restaurant feels quite crowded and noisy with tables so close together. But the food and service are excellent. The caramel flan is to die for!!!! Appreciate being able to make advance reservations online. More

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Harvest - WisconsinHarvest - Wisconsin
431 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

Quality, service and portion size are exceptional! More

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Bonfyre American GrilleBonfyre American Grille
2138 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Birthday dinner. Food was very good. Great staff. More

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Samba Brazilian GrillSamba Brazilian Grill
312 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Madison, Madison

Food was fantastic! The beef tenderloin may be the best beef I've ever had - great flavor, amazing crust, was like butter - AHHHH! The cinnamon sugar crusted pineapple was amazing and pair well with the Brazilian sausage. Soooo much food so go hungry, and leave wonderfully satisfied. Service was spectacular - right from our server explaining everything to use to the removing of used plates to refilling water to the gauchos bringing the meats to us quickly. More

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CIRCCIRC
77 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Excellent value and a great location. I brought my parents here for brunch on New Year's Day because my usual haunt wasn't open. They liked it. The buffet featured a good selection of well cooked food. They had huge croissants that reminded my parents of the kind you get at hotels in Europe. They were delighted and I was relieved. XD More

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The Tin FoxThe Tin Fox
28 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

Amazing food for a great value using the date night. I will definitely be back! More

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Doolittles Woodfire GrillDoolittles Woodfire Grill
58 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

Great experience, good food and service! Easy to make reservations online More

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OM Indian Fusion CuisineOM Indian Fusion Cuisine
43 reviews
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Indian | Madison, Madison

Passing through town but hit the jackpot with Om. Food was fresh, flavorful and packed a heat punch (in a good way!) We rarely get enough heat on the spice level when dining out, but their dishes had the spicy note. Very fresh tasting and flavored perfectly. If only we lived closer to come more often! There were a few items on the menu that we don't see at most other Indian restaurants, so were anxious to try. Too bad they didn't have a dish we wanted to try. But if we're in Madison again, I'd love to come back. More

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Capitol ChopHouseCapitol ChopHouse
793 reviews
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Steakhouse | Madison, Madison

Cannot beat the location, great food and service, while staying at the Hilton Monona Terrace. Have been there several times and expect to be back many more times. More

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Red Lobster - Madison - East Towne Blvd.Red Lobster - Madison - East Towne Blvd.
3 reviews
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Seafood | Madison, Madison

We came to use a gift certificate and it worked out great. We ate lobster for the first time in 30 years! More

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TGI FRIDAYS - East MadisonTGI FRIDAYS - East Madison
7 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

Our server was amazing, but the restaurant is always SO COLD. We have to keep our coats on. Also the bathrooms are disgusting. More

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Rockhound Brewing CompanyRockhound Brewing Company
12 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

Great food, great service, great crowd! Our table was ready when we arrived. Great selection of entrees for any kind of diet. Would definitely recommend this place to others and will go again. More

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Field TableField Table
134 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

I took a client there for a business dinner. The food and service were both good and I would go back. More

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GrazeGraze
7 reviews
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Comfort Food | Madison, Madison

Wine pairing was pretty lame. Server had no idea about the wines. Couldn't even identify the country of origin for any of our wines. More

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Point Burger Bar - MiddletonPoint Burger Bar - Middleton
6 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

Really loved our burgers, including the vegetarian Impossible burger my daughter ordered. Fun atmosphere, great service. More

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Benvenutos - MiddletonBenvenutos - Middleton
58 reviews
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Italian | Madison, Madison

The entrees were mostly traditional Italian and well done. Mine was the lobster ravioli special in a limoncello sauce and it was exceptionally good. The other entrees in our party were good but not exceptional. Great service. I would go back if I was in the area. More

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Tex Tubb's Taco PalaceTex Tubb's Taco Palace
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Tex-Mex | Madison, Madison

He’s a solid citizen with talent and charm. To our good fortune he just happens to hail from Texas and he can cook and he can sing. And he loves to do both. That’s how Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace came to be. It’s where his two worlds collide. It’s informal, friendly, casual, rustic, chaotic, comfortable, affordable, and fun. A joint, a bar with great food, authentic food. It’s his home away from home, it’s his palace.More

DLUXDLUX
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Burgers | Madison, Madison

DLUX serves burgers, fries, and cocktails in a modern, trendy setting just off the Capitol Square. No matter your tastes, DLUX has you covered with a diverse menu of bunned delights, boozy shakes, and perfect sauce-and-cheese laden french fry creations.More

The Wise Restaurant & Bar - Hotel REDThe Wise Restaurant & Bar - Hotel RED
5 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

Had dinner using the restaurant week menu, not sure I would have tried the menu otherwise, but everything was fantastic! More

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Madison Diners' Choice Winners

Madison's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
NookNook
24 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Every course is a delicious surprise. The Teddy Bear dessert was the perfect course with coffee at the end of an amazing meal. More

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L'Etoile RestaurantL'Etoile Restaurant
1145 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Best birthday meal I've ever had. My husband was blown away by the lamb, and I got emotional over the almond cake. Truly an amazing experience. Thank you! More

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La KitchenetteLa Kitchenette
165 reviews
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French | Madison, Madison

A great Euro-vibe in the floor of a renovated house. I've been here for lunch and dinner and will happily return. The menu is small and focused, the flavors are outstanding, and setting is cozy. More

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RedRed
129 reviews
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Sushi | Madison, Madison

Came prior to see an Overture musical! Loved our experience! More

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Eno Vino Wine Bar and BistroEno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro
1015 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Madison, Madison

This was our first time at Eno Vino. Our server was outstanding. He walked us through the menu, gave excellent suggestions. The meal was paced perfectly. We will be back. More

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Otto's Restaurant and Bar - MadisonOtto's Restaurant and Bar - Madison
1046 reviews
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Mediterranean | Madison, Madison

Lovely little restaurant. Delicious food excellent service and very pretty. Neat 3 story set up. We went for the chef tastings menu and it was great for the $30 price. More

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Eno Vino DowntownEno Vino Downtown
607 reviews
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Bistro | Madison, Madison

Wonderful date night. The views are spectacular and our waiter was awesome. More

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EstrellonEstrellon
767 reviews
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Spanish | Madison, Madison

One of the best meals I have had in over a year, and that includes travel in 10 US States and 3 Foreign countries. Liz C. was a fantastic waitress! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - MiddletonRuth's Chris Steak House - Middleton
603 reviews
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Steakhouse | Madison, Madison

We dined with two other couples and had a delicious meal. We were able to carry on a conversation and yet did not have any problem with other tables being too loud. The waitress was wonderful and very patient. It is a bit pricey menu but we will definitely dine there again. More

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Sugar River Pizza CompanySugar River Pizza Company
211 reviews
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Pizzeria | Madison, Madison

The service and food was excellent! I would recommend it for a fun, family night out!! More

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Discover Madison

Wisconsin's capital surrounds most of Lake Mendota and the nearby suburbs. Whether you're taking a stroll by the water in summer or ice skating downtown during the cooler months, make sure you take a break to try a kringle. Wisconsin is one of only a few states to declare a state pastry, and this delightful Danish dessert is worth the acclaim. If you're looking for a full meal rather than just dessert, head downtown to see a selection of the most popular restaurants. The square around the Capitol is home to a dozen cozy pubs and steakhouses, so you can enjoy an Irish draft beer or classic burger. For those who prefer Asian food, there is a wide array of Thai, Chinese, and Japanese fare to enjoy here as well.