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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sardines” (207 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Sardine ten or more times in the last 4 years and I have always had a delicious meal, interesting flavors, wonderful wine and great service. I have been here for brunch with a large party and Sardine was very accommodating. I...More

Thank nkloconte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sardine is old school amazing French-inspired gourmet cuisine. It's not pretentious, it's fairly priced, it's ALWAYS delicious. They KNOW how to cook here.Salmon with lentils is wonderful. Salads are fresh with just the right amount of dressing. Try one of their signature cocktails while your...More

Thank dillmonish d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food in a great atmosphere. Our waiter was excellent; individual and expert but not overbearing in the way of some restaurants. Our group of college friends reunited here and it was a great spot to linger over a long table with delicious food and...More

Thank WilliamsWI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve visited this restaurant for many years but each time we visit the food and service has declined tremendously. Specials are always gone within in minutes of the sever telling us about them. They no longer have copper mugs for Moscow mules (so strange). Server...More

Thank irelandforevergi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a Sunday night which was quiet and sat outside on the small outdoor area on the lake. The food and service were delicious.

Thank rochambe
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner. The drinks were quite tasty and there was certainly a unique cocktail selection. I ordered the braised beef cheek and my husband ordered the salmon. The food was quite delicious and came out very quickly. The wait...More

Thank bexxy09
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I try to visit most of the nice restaurants in Madison but kept passing up Sardine for the last year or two. Not anymore. They have great cocktails (corpse revive #2!) and tasty entrees. Will definitely frequent again.

Thank Frank Y
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is the place to be to feel like you are on the west coast! Great atmosphere, service, seafood, and cocktails!

Thank Mickey7799
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Sardine has a great balance of an elegant bistro atmosphere with being so friendly it has a casual feel. The service is very attentive,while being relaxed and helpful. Top notch without being stuffy. The food is fabulous and it always feels festive here. The menu...More

Thank K5122CSchristineg
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Beautiful restaurant near Lake Monona. Delicious and seasonal local options along with great seafood. Ambiance is romantic.

Thank Sarah W
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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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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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