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Madison Restaurant - First Ave

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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965 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-5102
+1 212-421-0948
06:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like them, then this is The place to go. So many varieties and the are all excellent and served with a generous helping of home fries. Not cheap, but not outrageous like the cost of a hotel breakfast, and way better.

Thank Peter A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our hotel recommended this for breakfast and they weren't wrong. Wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Eggs cooked to perfection. Great coffee. Relatively reasonable.

Thank drpff
Lenox, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Busy neighborhood diner/ restaurant. Went on a Sunday morning, steady stream of people. Not long of a wait. Quick service, extensive menu with very large portions. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Omelets filled the plate with a variety of sides of hash browns, fruit salad, salsa, salads. Sandwiches are enough for a second meal take out. Definitely recommend.

Thank sirius7
Raleigh, North Carolina
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here for breakfast and the food was good. Solid food for both of us. I ordered the Pancakes and Sausage, while my wife ordered the Eggs Saturday Brunch special, which came with a Bellini. Service was good and we didn't have a long wait. Will definitely eat here again

Thank Allen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. The amount of food was incredible, and even the biggest appetite will have left overs for carryout. The price for the amount of food served is well worth it. The smooth jazz was a nice touch too and the wait staff was very nice. There were 4 people in our party, and the wait time for the... More 

Thank Sheila W
Aventura, Florida, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Nice clean place. Overall good plates. A wide selections of entrees, sandwiches and appetizers. Prices are a little high but portions are huge. Service was very good and they are kids friendly 100%

Thank RickyHecker
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I've only been for breakfast haandve been going there for years. Omelets, eggs, pancakes, French toast, etc...all delicious. Hearty servings too. The decor is nothing fancy but the restaurant is clean and the service is efficient and friendly. It's a great value for locals and tourists.

Thank W L
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I had heard good things about the Madison Restaurant and decided to give it a try during an engagement on the East Side. Because of the circumstances, I had to do carry-out, but that was hardly a disappointment--the food was marvelous! I got a Monte Cristo sandwich so that I didn't have to decide between breakfast and a sandwich for... More 

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I go to NYC 6-8 times per year to visit with my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. They live at 56th and First Ave., just a 5 minute walk to Madison's. We eat there at least one time per visit and have already eaten there twice over this Holiday weekend. The staff there has been the same for... More 

Thank gr8ful44
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast and the portions were huge! Had the eggs with with corned beef hash and hash brown potatoes. The coffee was good and kept on coming. Waitress was very courteous. Very clean place.

Thank Martha S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 965 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-5102
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-421-0948

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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