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Madison Restaurant - First Ave

965 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5102
+1 212-421-0948
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
“hash browns” (7 reviews)
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
965 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5102
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in NYC for a long weekend and this restaurant was on the list of restaurants the hotel gave us. We love it! We went there for breakfast on 2 days and dinner once. Bring an appetite! The portions at dinner were huge. Very...More

Thank saslaf
Reviewed 22 July 2017

When they are crowded, the waitresses and cooks get careless. I ordered eggs over medium, rye toast with butter, orange marmalade (not on the table), bacon and coffee. The eggs arrived well done and cold, I got white toast (not rye) dry with no butter...More

Thank Nellie F
Reviewed 29 June 2017

When in NYC I always try and visit MR at least once for dinner and once for breakfast. As many of the reviews mention it's great food and very good service. The diner is clean, staff is friendly, and while it's busy you can usually...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Casual eatery with excellent food & service. Just straight-forward food here, no gimmicks. French toast looks huge but is light and airy with excellent flavor. Highly recommend!

Thank mgssts63
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The menu here is amazingly extensive! My friend and I had brunch and had an incredibly hard time deciding what to get because everything looked amazing. Our only regret was we found this restaurant on our last day in NYC. Our food was great- the...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Huge selection, but we went trice for the French toast. They make it with challah bread and each slice is about 6-8 in long and about 2 inches thick. They serve 2 slices per serving and the syrup is awesome. Prices are average for NYC....More

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Nice NY diner with all the usual dishes. I never know how many dots for a place like this. It was good but it is a diner. I had the spinach/Feta omelet and it was good. Wife had one of the specials and I think...More

Thank Pjay99
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Last visit was 40 years ago. Prices have gone up! Seriously, place was mobbed at Sunday noon, but still pleasant. Service good but slow which was expected due to peak crowds. My "Reuben" was not served on rye bread and had no Russian dressing. The...More

Thank southforker39
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Coming in late to the city and needing a quick bite. Walked down the street and were very pleased. Could not get over the cakes and pies but had to get a Reuben. Very pleased

Thank chuckcocke
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast at a reasonable price. Great staff. Very busy restaurant so go early! Would definitely go back!

Thank Dave B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
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06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 965 1st Ave, 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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