Best American Restaurants in Madison

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Best American Restaurants in Madison

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Madison Restaurants

La KitchenetteLa Kitchenette
189 reviews
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French | Madison, Madison

Lovely French Bistro. Like a mini-vacation. The food, atmosphere and service are all exquisite. Bon repas! More

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RedRed
186 reviews
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Sushi | Madison, Madison

Best sushi in Madison. Fun drinks and a cool atmosphere. More

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

Amazing view, great food and extensive wine list. The service is excellent. One of my favorite spots More

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EstrellonEstrellon
807 reviews
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Spanish | Madison, Madison

Fantastic meal as usual! More

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L'Etoile RestaurantL'Etoile Restaurant
1164 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Absolutely amazing dining experience. Every bite was a food journey. Service was impeccable. More

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Otto's Restaurant and Bar - MadisonOtto's Restaurant and Bar - Madison
1073 reviews
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Mediterranean | Madison, Madison

As usual, great ambiance with low noise level, good food and wine selections. Tasting menu is particularly easy to fall for. More

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

Great food. Great service. Very nice atmosphere. It was what I was hoping for. Thanks! More

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Eno Vino Wine Bar and BistroEno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro
1036 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Madison, Madison

Alway a delicious and special evening at Eno Vino. Downtown is fun but west is equally tasty and was the first place we became hooked on. Relaxed and cozy, great service. We always order prosciutto bruschetta. Tried Wild Salmon and short rib pot stickers. All were exceptional! Plus Ancho Chile brownie dessert for fun. More

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LucilleLucille
197 reviews
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Pizzeria | Madison, Madison

I am never disappointed when I come! Great food, service and atmosphere:-) More

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

We had a great meal. The staff is also excellent More

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CentoCento
1512 reviews
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Italian | Madison, Madison

Always amazing food, drinks and service! Great fancier option but still super welcoming. More

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

The food was excellent, but the service not so much. Our waitress forgot our drinks several times and did not stop to check on us at all even though she walked past multiple times. Loved the grilled smoked chicken enchiladas and mango strawberry margarita! More

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MerchantMerchant
940 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

The staff is fantastic, we always have a good time at Merchant. More

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

Excellent pizza. Reasonable prices. Not much for atmosphere, e.g. paper table coverings. Dining room was cold at arrival (6:00 pm). Kept jackets on for 30 minutes. Room warmed up eventually. Maybe they turned the heat on or up after we got there. More

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

I always enjoy eating at Fleming's. The food is good, the service is friendly, the ambiance is always good. I would recommend it to friends. More

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EverlyEverly
90 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

Simple food prepared to perfection at a reasonable price. I told them they needed to double the price of their pot roast because it was so good. More

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

We booked our table through Open table and noted that we were there to celebrate a birthday. Upon arrival, our table was set with menus noting the event which all of my guests thought it was a nice touch. Our meal was fantastic and the service exceptional. At the close of dinner, we were all treated to a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Nice touch! Of course, their portions are so big that there were plenty of to-go containers to go home with us! More

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FrescoFresco
2253 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

We can hardly wait to return. Staff was engaging and had the best "house" cocktail in a all time. More

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

Young was an awesome waitress and the food was fantastic More

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Bonfyre American GrilleBonfyre American Grille
2177 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Amos , the server was great very attentive and well-paced. The jambalaya was excellent and the whole experience was great for a business lunch More

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Rare SteakhouseRare Steakhouse
994 reviews
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Steakhouse | Madison, Madison

Excellent character and right across from the capitol. Everything was done perfectly. The staff was very helpful in guiding and educating us on different cuts. It was a great experience! More

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

Always enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and professional service More

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

Excellent food, great atmosphere for conversations with job applicants, very nearby for convenience. More

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The StatehouseThe Statehouse
513 reviews
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American | Madison, Madison

We live in Madison and have never been. The Statehouse was nothing short of wonderful. The ambiance, the bar, our server, the food, the all over experience was very special and would definitely recommend. More

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

Food is very “Champ”. We always attend this restaurant on our anniversary. 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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Avenue Club and the Bubble Up BarAvenue Club and the Bubble Up Bar
342 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Such a great fish fry (walleye), and delicious salad, clam Chowder, other sides, and Old Fashioneds! Love that they take reservations! Terrific fast and friendly service, but no pressure to finish your meal and leave More

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

My wife took me to Samba's for my 67th birthday. it was amazing. I well be goin back. More

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DLUXDLUX
16 reviews
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Burgers | Madison, Madison

Kegged cocktails are delicious More

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CanteenCanteen
23 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Madison, Madison

Canteen was pretty good, got the salsa trio, none were your typical Mexican restaurant salsa, they were just okay. I got the pork burrito it was really good. More

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

It took a while to get our food but it was well worth the wait. Food was hot and delicious! More

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

Love this place!!!! More

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

The Fig Salad is enough reason to go to the Tin Fox. But so is the risotto. There are also plenty of items to choose from that are gluten-free. No need to fret Jac's closing, because Tin Fox has you covered if you have celiac including a separate fryer. The night I went (Tuesday) was quiet, service was excellent and food was terrific. They will be changing their menu for the spring season but luckily the fig salad will remain. 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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CIRCCIRC
96 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Excellent food and perfect location for an Overture Center preshow meal. More

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GrazeGraze
8 reviews
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Comfort Food | Madison, Madison

Tory Miller has changed the burger here to a 2 meat and cheese burger. This does did not disappoint! It was full of flavor, juicy and the new bun selection instead of the English muffin is wonderful! We did ask for the brioche bun instead of the bun they serve it with. We’ve been waiting for a few changes to his menu! Thank you! We’ve been talking about this sandwich since we’ve had it and we can’t wait to return. More

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Red Lobster - Madison - East Towne Blvd.Red Lobster - Madison - East Towne Blvd.
4 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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Capitol ChopHouseCapitol ChopHouse
802 reviews
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Steakhouse | Madison, Madison

Thank you. We came to Madison to visit dear friends and your remarkable restaurant helped us make new memories. Thank you to the hostesses who went above and beyond to have the roses on the table I had requested. Denarili (sorry for the spelling) was particularly kind, welcoming and helpful. Logan is an extraordinary server and could easily be training waitstaff in 5-star restaurants. He was inventive, responsive and dedicated to excellence throughout our meal. We will return on each trip to Madison and if we lived there it would be a "go to" spot for us. Thank you again. More

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

Our visit was on Valentines Day. Nice menu with vegetarian and healthy options, reasonably priced. Music set a romantic tone. The host and manager were delightful, but our server was dismissive once we ordered water only to drink. While the server to the adjacent tables was friendly and made sure guests got water and drink refills, we received none. Our orders included ribeye and chicken picatta — both were very good, and the brussel sprouts were awesome. We got dessert “to-go,”: cheesecake (good) and molten lava brownie (incredibly decadent). Would recommend and will visit again. More

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

The shakes were amazing! The burgers were Awesome! I definitely recommend this place. Great food, great service More

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Field TableField Table
138 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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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

Angry RoosterAngry Rooster
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Southern | Madison, Madison

Hosting the Angry Rooster Southern Fried Chicken and Sides Pop-up restaurant every MONDAY!! 5-9pm DINE IN.
Southern fried chicken available in 6 flavors; Plain, Honey Butter, Carolina Gold, Mama's Sweet n Sassy BBQ, Nashville Hot, XXX Hot,
Southern Sides, biscuits, cornbread, sweet tea, and some very special cocktails.
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Madison Diners' Choice Winners

Madison's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
La KitchenetteLa Kitchenette
189 reviews
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French | Madison, Madison

Lovely French Bistro. Like a mini-vacation. The food, atmosphere and service are all exquisite. Bon repas! More

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RedRed
186 reviews
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Sushi | Madison, Madison

Best sushi in Madison. Fun drinks and a cool atmosphere. More

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

Amazing view, great food and extensive wine list. The service is excellent. One of my favorite spots More

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L'Etoile RestaurantL'Etoile Restaurant
1164 reviews
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Contemporary American | Madison, Madison

Absolutely amazing dining experience. Every bite was a food journey. Service was impeccable. More

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Otto's Restaurant and Bar - MadisonOtto's Restaurant and Bar - Madison
1073 reviews
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Mediterranean | Madison, Madison

As usual, great ambiance with low noise level, good food and wine selections. Tasting menu is particularly easy to fall for. More

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EstrellonEstrellon
807 reviews
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Spanish | Madison, Madison

Fantastic meal as usual! More

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Eno Vino Wine Bar and BistroEno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro
1036 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Madison, Madison

Alway a delicious and special evening at Eno Vino. Downtown is fun but west is equally tasty and was the first place we became hooked on. Relaxed and cozy, great service. We always order prosciutto bruschetta. Tried Wild Salmon and short rib pot stickers. All were exceptional! Plus Ancho Chile brownie dessert for fun. More

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

Great food. Great service. Very nice atmosphere. It was what I was hoping for. Thanks! More

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

The food was excellent, but the service not so much. Our waitress forgot our drinks several times and did not stop to check on us at all even though she walked past multiple times. Loved the grilled smoked chicken enchiladas and mango strawberry margarita! More

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LucilleLucille
197 reviews
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Pizzeria | Madison, Madison

I am never disappointed when I come! Great food, service and atmosphere:-) 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.