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The Wharf Restaurant

94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
+1 203-245-1404
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (11 reviews)
“cioppino” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, friendly staff and delicious food. You should definitely try Tuna Tartar. Just for this appetizer I could go there. We also ordered Short Ribs and North Atlantic Salmon. Both dishes were delicious.

Thank Nightynight1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very disappointed by the food menu for lunch. Most of the menu is fried and/or a sandwich. Choices of salads were just not available. The owner/chief is apparently not aware that we have an obesity crisis in our country. Service from the kitchen...More

Thank irish388
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience was phenomenal. We thoroughly enjoyed each meal we had over the weekend we stayed at the Madison Beach Hotel (dinner, lunch, dinner, brunch). The servers were wonderful and engaging. Sunday brunch was amazing. The best table in the house is one that faces...More

Thank jtnye
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

While the location and view here is lovely, the food is really not great. It is mediocre. I say this as compared to other fine restaurants. The shrimp had a very strong taste of iodine —not good!! And over cooked! If not for location, I...More

Thank E C
Reviewed 13 January 2018

My friend and I visited this location because of the view and that she had eaten here before. The breakfast buffet was still available but it was more than we wanted to eat. So, we sat at the bar and had a drink and some...More

Thank PalmCoaster285
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We ate at The Wharf Christmas Day. Although they offered an abbreviated menu, the choices were ample to please any taste. My husband raved over the Swai. Delicious herbal fragrances emanated from my oven roasted pork. They were very busy, but service was on target....More

Thank authoressNY
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

First snow of December 2017, what better way to spend a winter afternoon than at The Wharf. My husband and I met here 30 years ago. He has not been back since then to see the renovations. Surprise! Truly lovely inside and out. The heated...More

Thank diddy66
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Excellent dinner here. I had the lobster pasta-- huge portion! Too full for dessert. Great menu-- lots of seafood options. We also had breakfast here and it was great too.

Thank Reader27
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We’ve been here twice in the last month, we live a few towns over. The staff are all knowledgeable and friendly. Once we ate at the bar, and once in the dining room. I can’t wait to eat out on the porch in the warm...More

Thank alisa62
Reviewed 27 October 2017

My wife and I got away from the grand kids for an hour's lunch at The Wharf. The hotel is situated right on the beach with very nice houses on either side. You can eat inside, where there is a good looking bar or outside...More

Thank jgill48
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Questions & Answers
15 August 2017|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
No reservations for lunch on the porch, but the wait has not been long. Don't know about using the beach.
30 April 2016|
Response from John M | Property representative |
Dear babcilos - Yes! The Wharf is open for lunch Mon - Saturday, 11am - 3pm. On Sunday, we serve brunch from 11am - 3pm, and ala carte service is available starting at 2pm. We also offer our bar menu from 11am - 10pm... More
2 July 2015|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Susieq194 - Thanks for your inquiry. Our daily special is a 1 1/4 lb steamed lobster served with new potatoes and corn on the cob, all for just $24. We also offer a crab stuffed baked lobster with the same accompaniments... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak, Shoreline EAST.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 203-245-1404
The Wharf Restaurant is located inside the Madison Beach Hotel overlooking the Long Island Sound. Open year-round, this location is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with a water view and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island Sound while seated in the comfortably elegant dining room or covered porch. The porch is tented and heated in the winter allowing guests to enjoy the beauty of the shoreline without being outdoors. Classic New England dishes are prepared with a fresh innovative flair. Chef Sean Carney selection of entrees are not to be missed. A collector's wine list with rare wines from hard to find vintages will please even the most discerning palette. Our full bar menu includes local craft beers, seasonal signature cocktails, and spirits. Come and experience the genuine hospitality that is the foundation of our service!
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