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43 North

108 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
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Ranked #52 of 806 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E. Main St. at S Webster St
Description: Contemporary American dining just off the Capital Square.
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89% Recommend
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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I've eaten at a lot of great restaurants in Madison, and was happy to try 43 North. Everything I had, from my drink to my meal had something just a little bit different about it, and everything was delicious! The restaurant is quite small, but service was great and the location is nice if you want to walk around downtown... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I stopped here for lunch a month or so ago. I had the "Pork - rice bowl". I'm no foodie, so I cannot get too detailed here. The rice was purple? it had BBQ pork on one side of the bowl and kim chi on the other. It was topped with a small sunny side up egg. It was absolutely... More

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madison, wi
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

What a wonderful experience! the food was delicious, well prepared and original. You could easily share several dishes with a friend, as all the entrees and salads came in a large and small size. The food balance was great too - enough vegetable, not too heavy. The brussel sprout salad was fantastic, and the lamb sirloin was excellent. We had... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

43 north has become our place for get togethers, whether special like birthdays, or just time to catch up. each time we can try something new on the menu, portion size is great--can get the big or the small plate, so we usually get a lot of small plates for more taste! service always good

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

There are many very good restaurants in Madison, Wisconsin, and since moving here 2 years ago, we have frequented quite a number of these establishments. Our dinners at 43 North is in the top 2. We started out with the brussel sprout and grilled ceaser salads, and they both were fantastic. We then moved onto the game hen and scallops;... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We very much enjoyed our girls night out dinner at 43 North. The restaurant was busy, but the noise level was suitable for conversation. We appreciated the small/large portion options, and all had a starter, main and dessert. Everything was excellent; delicious and beautifully prepared. But the desserts were the real star of the show, thoughtful, creative and absolutely gorgeous... More

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Ames, Iowa, USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had dinner at 43 North this past Friday night. We have been to quit a few of the local restaurants (having spent spring semester in Madison) and this would rate among the top 5 restauraunts we've been to. The service was prompt and friendly, but not intrusive. I had the Wagyu steak, which was delicious and done perfectly. My... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

4 of us dined at 43 North during Restaurant Week. Food and service were excellent. Restaurant menu was excellent. Cocktails were excellent.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Sat down for our meal. Waiter asked for ID when we ordered alcohol. Both of us displayed a European driving license and National ID card. Waiter said as he didn't know what they were he couldn't accept them. He requested a passport which we never have and never will bring to a restaurant. We got up and left, never met... More

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Rochester, NY
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201 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Surprisingly dead at lunch - perhaps it was the holiday week or the very limited and narrow menu. Nonetheless what we ordered was quite good, the often mentioned lobster bisque, the risotto and the trout (actually the asparagus and mushroom side was better than the trout which was a bit too heavily breaded). The server was friendly and efficient. The... More

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