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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Cafe Madison & Madison Pub Perfect together

This building is actually joined by the original restaurant bar called the Madison Pub. Cafe Madison has the romantic ambiance and the adjoining Pub is the fun place typical Pub food with the noise. Cafe Madison has soft lighting in the evening, good menu and plenty of parking available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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English first
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This building is actually joined by the original restaurant bar called the Madison Pub. Cafe Madison has the romantic ambiance and the adjoining Pub is the fun place typical Pub food with the noise. Cafe Madison has soft lighting in the evening, good menu and plenty of parking available.

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Medford Lakes, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

When our friends suggested the Madison we were a bit skeptical about a restaurant in Riverside. ..at their urging g we agreed and went there. ..what at pleasant surprise! !! We had no idea sure h an elegant and lovely restaurant existed in South Jersey. The ambience was ez ellent, the wait staff friendly, helpful and very attentive, and the... More 

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East Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We ate in the bar at Happy Hour and had a great time. Had drinks and fried green beans, then asked to split a teryaki glazed salmon dinner because we weren't very hungry. They were so lovely, they didn't just bring an extra plate, they separated our portions, filled each plate with side dishes and presented it like two mini... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Saturday dinner with the kids so always a duck hunt.Short Ribs were Amazing!! Salmon was beautiful looking almost made me jealous. Our server Edward was very polite food was hot and the soup was fantastic. Calamari was very good to share would definitely come back

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Cafe Madison

Address: 33 Lafayette St, Riverside, NJ 08075-3120
Phone Number: 856-764-4444
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Riverside
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
Average Prices: USD 31 to 50
Cuisine: American

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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 to 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

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