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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (113 reviews)
“sardines” (210 reviews)
“oysters” (50 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank derbygirl46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overlooks Lake Monona about six blocks off the Square. Plenty of parking. We met my son for dinner the other night. We did not need reservations on a Tuesday night but I always make them anyway. Salmon was outstanding as was the steak. Convivial bar...More

Thank Lyngaas
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We decided to come for restaurant week and enjoyed the Oyster Happy hour. Every weekday, its half off oysters and stella beer or house wine. The menu for restaurant week was delicious. My husband had the pork chop (a go to favorite), and I had...More

Thank teamconwell
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Met up with friends. I arrived early and the waitress was great giving me some bread to nipple on while I waited. The food was unique which is always good to try something new. A bit pricey but still worth trying it

Thank Lynn Q
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Lakeside restaurant offers an authentic Mediterranean menu, delicious dishes, and a bustling ambience reminiscent of a popular neighborhood gathering place in Europe.

1  Thank Barbie1957
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our work team had dinner here in December and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, and the atmosphere was beautiful. We enjoyed the variety on the drink list, including a couple of recommendations by our server. The appetizers and entrees...More

1  Thank Jessica0823
Reviewed 31 December 2017

The food is wonderfully prepared. The staff went over the top to provide a great dining experience. They even came out to jump our car when it would not start in -0 degrees. Sorry we did not get the waiters name but I am positive...More

1  Thank Cathy W
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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