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43 North

American, Contemporary
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108 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314 (E. Main St. at S Webster St)
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Contemporary American dining just off the Capital Square.

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fabulous! Fabulous Food Fabulous Service Fabulous Ambiance Fabulous Value Find your way to 43 North as soon as you can. It is simply FABULOUS.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Toi P
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as dining in Madison, Wisconsin goes, this is without question the worst restaurant I have ever had the displeasure of dining at. The cavalcade of culinary disasters was only bettered by the overbearing, at times awkward service, which together made for an almost night-killing meal. To start off, the restaurant was empty when we walked in; not a... More 

Thank Davemans
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fabulous! Fabulous Food Fabulous Service Fabulous Ambiance Fabulous Value Find your way to 43 North as soon as you can. It is simply FABULOUS.

Thank Toi P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Our family is a mix of vegans, vegetarians, and meat lovers, so it's not easy for us to find restaurants that we all love. We had 6 in our group and we were placed in a little backroom, which turned out great because it felt like our own private area (we did feel sorry for the table for two that... More 

Thank Joan C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Dinner at 43 North was very nice. We were at the restaurant on a Tuesday evening. As is our practice, I had reserved a table. this proved not to be necessary. We were given a choice of tables when we arrived. Our server was very knowledgeable and answered many questions for us. We were delighted with the last bottles sale... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our new favorite restaurant in Madison! Everything was fantastic, creative and fun! The bread butter and jam (lavender jelly) was excellent, the salmon tartar perfect, salads fresh and yummy, I had the half order of game hen which was prepared perfectly and easy to eat (and filling, the gravy was very rich but tasty) and my husband has a half... More 

1 Thank ladybugWi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

43 North has a very creative and interesting menu that is also very flexible. Everything comes in small or large plates. I had Salmon Tartar (excellent, with a very nice sauce but I couldn't tell you what it was), a wonderfully fresh and understated greens salad with vinaigrette, a small dish of game hen prepared very well and served with... More 

1 Thank Conmarki
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We decided to come here for an early dinner before a show at the Overture Center. We were delighted by everything that we ate. To start off, we had the Baked Dates with Goat Cheese, and they are wonderfully decadent! We had flavorful and original salads. a grilled Ceasar and a Turnip, Radish, Bacon salad. We had small plates of... More 

1 Thank Christine M
Woodbury, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a group of ten during graduation weekend, and although they don't accept regular reservations, they allowed us to make a reservation for a private room, where we were treated to excellent service and great food. We made a lot of good natured noise, and stayed past closing, but no one complained. In fact, when I tried to apologize... More 

Thank DavidNancyJessica
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It's quite small - maybe a dozen tables - and we had the last table in the back. This allowed us to have quiet conversation over our leisurely meal. The menu is limited, but exceptional. They offer half or full orders, so it's set up for sharing. We started with some olives which were nice, and goat cheese stuffed dates... More 

Thank Mike L
Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Spending a weekend in Madison with my adult son. Stopped at 43 North. Food was great & environment cozy. We had their special appetizer--foie gras and stuffed dates. Duck liver was good but stuffed dates were amazing. My son had a steak and I had scallops. Both were great!! I loved the option of a large or small plate. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
    (E. Main St. at S Webster St)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-255-4343

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant


Contemporary American dining just off the Capital Square.
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?