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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (116 reviews)
“sardines” (210 reviews)
“oysters” (50 reviews)
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful space, professional staff,and absolutely out of the box delicious food! The beet bloody Mary was so different and delightful!

Thank shanascalhoun
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a reservation for 13 on a Saturday at 10am. Worked out well. Service was quick. Very fancy restaurant. Prices were fairly high, $13-18 per plate. Drinks were at least $7. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food though!

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had one night in Madison, and although tempted to check out an inexpensive popular college comfort food eatery, we opted for something more our style. Wow! Were we happy with this choice! Wonderful ambience, view of Lake Menona, extensive beer and wine selections, and...More

Thank coachjcu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Halibut was delicious, service was great but trying to get to know someone was a challenge. Kind of a relief to step outside.

Thank beemergal60859
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a large group which the restaurant accommodated very nicely. Our waitress, too, was very efficient and attentive. The noise level here is often overwhelming so it can be hard to hear the people with whom you are dining. The group had mixed reviews...More

Thank NWRob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent a Sunday night sitting at the bar & enjoying many dishes from the menu & many local cocktails. Service was A+ - drinks were A+! Bartender was knowledgeable & made many wonderful recommendations! You want something unique - order the hot dog...More

Thank Krups77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good drinks great service The best mussels I’ve ever had and great sardines appetizer good beers on tap

Thank derbygirl46
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The food and the service were outstanding. The special appetizer, wood fired sardines, were delicious and meaty. The cassoulet main course is still on my mind. Even the cocktail I had was great. The waiter we had was the best I’ve had in Madison, providing...More

1  Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Our Supper Club group decided to try Sardine for our February dining experience. I'd heard it was amazing so I had high expectations. The place was bustling. Lots of patrons; staff were darting about. The ambiance was definitely upscale. Our waitress came by to take...More

1  Thank rickleed
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and service. Jim Harrison style eating ordered just about the entire menu over the course of 5 or 6 visits. Great place to explore one of the big seven sins! Always order the special!

Thank 22Praznikjr
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Jayne G
22 September 2016|
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Response from GerritSM55 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking out by the front but it is limited. Get there early. Otherwise you will be 3-4 blocks away in a city ramp.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-441-1600
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