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108 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
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Ranked #62 of 841 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Aurora, Illinois
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173 reviews 173 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went here on a Friday night. We really enjoyed our meal and the charcuterie plate with some additional cheeses were excellent. After that we split the cassoulet, which while a bit dry, was very tasty and not loaded with fat like we have had in the past. Great wine selection, and excellent service. They were running a special, which we... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a nice little place and on a Wednesday night was not particularly busy. They have a small plate and large plate option for almost all entree's. This is a nice feature as it allowed us to vary the meal with appetizers and dessert without overeating. A nice selection of wines and pairings. The service was a bit slow... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I stopped at 43 North for a quick dinner. We only had an hour before we had to leave to catch a movie at Sundance over at Hilldale. We started out the evening with two drinks; my wife had a speciality cocktail, and I had a tap microbrew. Two appetizers, the marinated olives and the salmon tartar,... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I ahve been to 43 North a number of times with my wife, and it has always been EXCELLENT. The other night I took my group from work out for a business dinner. The service was great as usual, and the manager or owner is also excellent. The food in general was very good, especailly the beet salad and scallops;... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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118 reviews 118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Additional Information about 43 North

Address: 108 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
Phone Number: 608-255-4343
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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