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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (105 reviews)
“sardines” (198 reviews)
“oysters” (48 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We met another couple here one night. It's a very classy but yet down to earth restaurant. Very professional staff to answer any of your questions and very friendly.

Thank risler5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a business dinner here. There were nine of us in all. The service was lacking. The food just wasn't that good. Nobody was really impressed with the service or the food. Three of us had steak frites and it was bad. All of...More

Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends for Sunday brunch. Interesting breakfast dishes (and "normal entrees" too). Had baked eggs wtih gruyere, so good! One friend had crepe special, and the other had an omelet. They loved both dishes. We had really excellent bloody mary's (with -- gotta love...More

Thank Charlene V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had brunch with family at this great spot on the lake. Enjoyed a wonderful cocktail and fantastic eggs benedict while taking in the view. Get a table outside or by the window because the view adds to the experience!!! We go back to Sardine's every...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat at the bar and the bartender was extremely personable as well as informative. Everyone in the place was very customer orientated. Food was outstanding. Don't miss this super bar/restaurant

Thank William R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Madison for a week on business and went to Sardine twice it was so good. On first visit I sat at a bar table and enjoyed a chilled Chenin Blanc and the best salmon I've had in my life. I also enjoyed...More

Thank Drinking_the_Islands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I could give this restaurant an unqualified "Excellent" rating because the meal was impressive. I am a foodie and good cook. The skate wing I had here left me melting in a puddle of bliss. But the service was not so good --...More

1  Thank gazooby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is consistently delicious, atmosphere is modern and laid back. Try the duck confit salad; you will not be disappointed.

Thank Phocion4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the happy hour at the bar with good house wine and beer. Service was pleasant. Next time would like to try eating at an outdoor table.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fine venue with a fabulous lake front location. Visited here with my daughter,Madison resident,per her request. Started with the mushroom soup and a goat cheese dip with olives,roasted tomato ,and tasty crostini. Both excellent. For dinner we had the Tuna and the Salmon. I ordered...More

Thank matt m
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
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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