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Tornado Steak House

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116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Classic Wisconsin supper club, perfected. The atmosphere is a perfect time capsule, but not at all tired or dated. Classy, excellent service. Best tip is to get the bar menu from 10-2. Their steak sandwiches, wedge salads, and French onion soup are all outstanding and without a reservation and a fraction of the cost.

Thank A S
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since we visit Madison on a regular basis we have made regular visits to The Tornado Steak House over the years. I am sad to say that our most recent may be our last. My daughter and her husband had an unfortunate experience there ( undercooked meat returned to my daughter's plate after being microwaved!), but I was hoping that... More 

Thank nanaann0118
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I needed a 1950's/60's fix, so I went to Tornado. Tornado is like stepping back in time to a classier funner time. I am giving Tornado 5 stars despite a snafu with not calling us for our reservation while we waited in the bar. I love cocktails in the bar, and the bar at Tornado is like stepping back in... More 

Thank Toddinde
Edgerton, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was perfect (I had a fillet that was probably 2+ inches thick, just right portion size), and the server was very knowledgeable about the menu. We had great service from the bar and wait staff. The Bourbon Old Fashioned that I had was easily one of the best I've had. Timeless atmosphere without feeling "old."

Thank curtv2017
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with three friends, enjoyed oysters rockefeller and a good old fashioned, also sampled my friends' venison and lamb- both were excellent. Casual Old Europe feel with stone walls and exposed timbers, fun place to try near the Capitol

Thank Nrsone
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the French Onion soup and a peppercorn Venison with kale and hash. Everything was delicious. Even the loaf and a half of bread they set before me. Lastly, they had a nice selection of glass wines to accompany the meal. Including Willamette valley Pinot Noir, Cab Franc, Malbec, Sanoma Cab and a good Bordeaux.

Thank Damonis
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere was great. Old style supper club in downtown Madison. Dark wood and low lighting. I was ready for a great meal. They did not disappoint. Service was superb. Only con was the price. We have found this same quality at less expensive local haunts.

Thank Happy60319
Washington DC
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tornado Steak House has great service, and the steaks are very good. The sides are only okay, but are included with the steak compared to most upscale steak houses which is a la cart. The steaks are comparably priced so this makes the prices a bit less overall.

Thank rochambe
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is always great. The New York Strip and the Wedge Salad is the perfect combo. Service is never an issue here. Friendly, polite, and on top of everything.

Thank gfleming2016
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner to celebrate friends birthday... her choice! Absolutely fantastic!! Bartender makes delicious drinks!!! Thank You!!! Every meal that arrived to our table had been very much enjoyed!!! Definitely will go enjoy again!!!!

Thank Brenda Lee B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Soups
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-3570

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