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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
965 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This place has been here at least 40 years under. Greek ownership. And having very hearty meals. Great specials throughout the day and specially their meat loaf. , chicken soup. And stuffed cabbage. Have had many meals with family and good conversation. Their home rice...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This diner was recommended to me by a guy on the bell desk at my hotel when I asked if he knew any authentic diners that were good for breakfast... He sent me to Madison Restaurant on 1st and 53rd and it was just what...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
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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