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43 North

108 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
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Ranked #36 of 820 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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90% Recommend
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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First time to 43 North and recommended by a local as a great restaurant. I was a bit surprised that on a Friday night we readily got a reservation and when we arrived we saw we did not need them all night. (The night before we waited 45 minutes at a less upscale place). Draw your own conclusions. Very nice,... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Luckily we visited Madison on a high school graduation night. Downtown was not crowded and the restaurant the same. We were seated immediately upon arriving. Our waiter was friendly and attentive to our needs and explained the menu thoroughly. He offered wine suggestions which we readily accepted. Good call on our part! We ordered 2 starters; roasted dates-outstanding, and a... More

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Seattle, Washington USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was a nice little discovery for me. The quality of service and food were wonderful especially for the price. The ambiance is unpretentious, contemporary but warm. I had the cornish game hen and it was moist yet crispy on the fashioned and nicely seasoned. It came with some vegetables that were undeniably fresh and cooked just right. Wide selection... More

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Seattle, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

43 North is a great (and slightly quirky) restaurant in Downtown Madison. The drinks, wines and menu offerings are carefully crafted to pair well. The half portion option lets you sample more of the fabulous fare!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We went to 43 North while celebrating our 5th anniversary in Madison. My husband picked the location and I hadn't looked at the menu prior. When we first sat down, I wasn't nuts about the menu at first glance. We started with the charcuterie platter which had a tasty mix of andouille, country pâté, and Tunisian lamb. From there I... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Took staff out for dinner as couldnt over holidays. Very good food and service. They have smaller plates so those of us who can no longer eat a whole cow can enjoy the food. First time I ate here was not a good but they changed. gave a second chance and well worth it

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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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