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Cafe Madison

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33 Lafayette St, Riverside, NJ 08075-3120 (Between Madison Street & S. Pavilion Avenue)
+1 856-764-4444
17:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great food and drink and fabulous service at their fabulous restruant . Makes you want to go back again and again.

Thank edwardc327
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Went there this year for Valentine's Day (a few days after). While the place is very nice...it's a bit confusing. The light up menus are JARRING and totally unnecessary. The decor is a mix of very old traditional...and modern. The place was practically empty yet they sat RIGHT IN BETWEEN other diners. We were literally lined up and very close... More 

Thank Janice M
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The finest fancy food restaurant in South Jersey. Modern, great entertainment, martini bar, two wine cellars one Huge banquet area The best of all the food. Top shelf everything . Attention to detail unsurpassed take the ones you love for him enchanting evening I won't forget

Thank Robert H
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I had a disappointing meal at Cafe Madison a few years ago, but the place has such a good reputation that I thought I'd try it again. My fiancee and I even considered having our wedding reception there, but the staff was so difficult to work with that we decided to look elsewhere. At that wedding we received an Open... More 

2 Thank WearyTraveler57
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have been wanting to dine here for some time and when I finally had the chance I was very disappointed. The service was terrible and the food was mediocre. There were a bunch of young (handsome though) guy servers that had zero guidance. The food did not seem as though it wasprepared fresh. The bathrooms appeared dirty. I could... More 

Thank maysi111
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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511 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Central Jersey. This restaurant has a pub, bar, outdoor dining area (seasonal), and several rooms for various events. The decor is elegant--even the wash rooms. We went there recently for a group event and were not disappointed--even though it was crowded. The food is excellent, the restaurant has a good wine list,... More 

Thank Stanner57
Collingswood, NJ
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited Café Madison last night with the wife for a birthday dinner for two. Ordered off the Prix Fixe Harvest menu, and it was scrumptious. The Nantucket Lobster Bisque is a must starter, followed by a deliciously cold fresh green salad topped with candied walnuts and drizzled with a light Pumpkin Vinaigrette. The wife ordered the Chicken Breast with Chorizo... More 

Thank poppy101248
Buffalo, New York
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant last night. The place looks awesome, live music, beautiful bar and dining rom. The menu has a number very nice options, four courses for $35. We waited a long time for drinks, the waiter seemed new or some what disorganized, I had the Salmon which was good, a couple of items were served cold but were promptly... More 

Thank Mike E
hamilton nj usa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try a laid back place with friends. Live in Hamilton area and when I take river line train to concerts in Camden I always see the madison restaurant to try. It was spur of the moment went with some friends to try this place. We wanted the courtyard to chill and here live music. There was a wedding... More 

1 Thank fmciii
Mount laurel
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We ate here(2 couples) on a Saturday evening in September. The hosts station is located several feet inside the front door past most of the dining room near the bar in the back, strange location. We were seated with-in three/four minutes and then service went down hill after that. Server took 15 minutes to approach table, never introducing himself. We... More 

Thank Stephen K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Lafayette St, Riverside, NJ 08075-3120
    (Between Madison Street & S. Pavilion Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Riverline runs in front of Cafe Madison.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 856-764-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?