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Cafe Madison

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33 Lafayette St, Riverside, NJ 08075-3120 (Between Madison Street & S. Pavilion Avenue)
Riverline runs in front of Cafe Madison.
856-764-4444
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nicer than I expected in Riverside

We needed a place to have an evening business meeting. A modestly-priced diner would have been fine. Discussing where would be convenient for three people from about 40 miles apart, we decided on the centrally located Café Madison. I had never been there before. Apparently there was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
UneasyRider
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Philadelphia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner and time at the Madison. We like sitting in the area behind the Martini Bar by the fireplace. Luke, our waiter, was personable, knowledgeable and attentive. Food served and presentation was excellent. We will be back again soon

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The meal was very good, everyone enjoyed their choices. The bar tender was slow for pre-dinner cocktails, not up to the standard of the place. I've had varied experiences a while ago, maybe they are picking up.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We needed a place to have an evening business meeting. A modestly-priced diner would have been fine. Discussing where would be convenient for three people from about 40 miles apart, we decided on the centrally located Café Madison. I had never been there before. Apparently there was a misunderstanding about exactly what is the Café Madison/ Madison Pub. Apparently there... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Surprising find in a small town, Nice ambience. Very friendly, efficient staff. Food was excellent. Chef able accommodate customers dietary needs. Made for an enjoyable experience.

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marlton nj
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Has it all. Outdoor dining with a huge fireplace, indoor bar scene and best of all great food in the main dining room. Our waiter, Scott, guided us through the ample menu and wine list. Everyone from the young man who put on a show making Caesar salad to order at our table to a woman we recognized from TV.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good food, courteous and considerate staff and outstanding decor contributed to a really nice meal in RIverside, NJ. Table side Caesar salad preparation was like a show with dinner.

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The other evening I dined at Cafe Madison along with my wife and a good friend. The atmosphere was very nice and the menu selections offered a variety of choices. Our friend has several food related allergies. The waiter Gregory was very helpful in providing selections and modifications so that our friend would also have a very enjoyable dining experience.... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited Café Madison on a Friday night. I asked to be seated in an out of the way romantic seat. The hostess gave us a nice cozy seat by the window; a great start. Scott our waiter came over and was very informative. His pleasant demeanor and knowledge of the menu helped us make our dinner... More 

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Shamong, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Elegant dining experience, fabulous food, exceptional service. What more can you ask for a lovely night out, reasonably priced for the quality and a hidden gem close to home. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

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Delran
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Delicious food, very elegant. Wish the door was closed from the fancy restaurant going into the tavern but other than that it was amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Lafayette St, Riverside, NJ 08075-3120
    (Between Madison Street & S. Pavilion Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Riverline runs in front of Cafe Madison.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: 856-764-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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