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Sardine

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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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Today
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:30
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a couple times before and have enjoyed the experience. On this Saturday night they may have been a little overwhelmed. Seated immediately but it was almost 10 minutes before our waiter appeared. Drinks were also slow in arriving. (noticed the hostess busing tables) Ordered a dozen oysters which were just OK. Then the entrees arrived before the... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a visitor for work here last summer. There were four of us and our visitor (who was visiting from out of the country) ordered the special fish entree. After a very long wait, with minimal water, no bread, etc., they brought 3 entrees, with nothing for our visitor. Also, the servers just dropped off 3 entrees, and left.... More 

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Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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293 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we visited this place last weekend for a Saturday brunch and the whole experience was fabulous , beautiful Lake Monona view in a quiet french atmosphere and good food and service from our waiters , We started with Corsica and Margarita as cocktails and we ordered as main dishes the Grilled Ribeye and the Smoked Salmon Sandwich , delicious... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday Brunch at Sardine in Madison. The restaurant looks very nice; French Parisian style. The tiles, the waiters, the oysters, the paper on the tables. Nice and buzzing atmosphere and great food. Rare to find decent portions and nuanced flavors on your plate in the US. On a warmer day the patio at the lake surely... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved all the dishes we ordered and the staff so very nicely divided our dishes into 2 plates knowing we would be sharing the dishes. We had the bacon wrapped pear, the duck confit, the seared salmon and for dessert- the coconut ice cream and chocolate cookie sandwich and the limoncello with butter cookies. A perfect evening with great... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We love Sardine. Whether for drinks at happy hour, lunch or dinner - the service and experience is worth the visit. The food is always great, we especially enjoy the oysters and seared salmon. It's a nice casual upscale place that is different in a good way from most other Madison places.

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Chicago
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243 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We picked this place for Brunch based on TripAdvisor reviews and so happy we did. The food was fantastic, my wife had the salmon sandwich, friends had an omelette with goat cheese and I had the fish cakes. Everything tasted great, great ambiance and easy parking. We would go back.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Sardine recently for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent, the waitstaff friendly and helpful, and the vibe was cool, yet comfortable. A return visit will be on the list on our next trip to Madison.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We've been here twice in the recent past. We were so pleased. First visit was to celebrate a family birthday. The second for a late Sunday brunch. For the birthday, porkchop, pasta , a salad and chicken. I tasted everything. Everything was perfect. Good drinks and wine. Nothing to complain about. Good service. Bread was refilled as fast as we... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had dinner here and the sandwiches and steak dinner were great. The cheese board appetizer was a big disappointment. It consisted of three very small pieces of cheese (smaller than a ping pong ball), a few slices of apple and a sprinkle of walnut pieces. At $15, it was seriously overpriced. I'd go back for the sandwiches, but not the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?