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Wonder Bar

323 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI
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Ranked #60 of 821 restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 24, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went to The Wonder Bar on the recommendation of the hotel desk clerk where we were staying. I am sure glad we did too! While a bit on the pricey side, it was well worth it. The atmosphere was very intimate and the food was outstanding. The wait staff were also excellent. I will go again when next I... More

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MOUNT HOREB
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had heard really good things, so was excited to try this place. Loved the atmosphere - gets high marks for that! Thought the food was overpriced and not spectacular (don't mind paying if it's excellent!). Ordered one of the specials - a steak that was supposed to be (we thought) stuffed w/ crabmeat - very expensive, but was treating my... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Visiting from out of town and it was recommended by our hotel. Walked in on a Saturday night without reservations and were seated immediately. The upstairs room was very loud due to two large parties but the staff accommodated our request for a quiet table downstairs We were not disappointed with the service. Very professional and knowledgable particularly about wine... More

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Wonderful meal and service. Enjoyed the throwback atmosphere. Wine was reasonably priced and the bottle we tried was amazing. Food great, but on the expensive side

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This was our second trip to Wonder Bar. The service was wonderful from the moment we walked into the door until we left. Because they are so large, we shared a steak and ordered extra sides. The steaks were done perfectly and almost melted in our mouths. We will most definitely go there again.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Old School steakhouse! Great personal service, excellent drinks - specializing in the Wisconsin favorite Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet!, great atmosphere, a true steakhouse where what you order is what you get!

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had dinner at the Wonder Bar Steakhouse on a Friday night. We arrived at 5 p.m., went early because we were going to the Badger Hockey game at 7 p.m. After having a drink at the bar we were seated by 5:15. Service was quick and very pleasant. I had the scallops off the appetizer menu and the tomato... More

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West Linn, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Love visiting the Wonder Bar when visiting Madison, WI. Great choice of seafood, steaks, great salads and desserts! Atmosphere is cozy and comfortable, nice without being pretentious! I highly recommend!

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Noblesville, In
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We went back to the Wonder Bar for our 45th wedding anniversary after being there for our first big date. We have traveled all over the world and have never had a better combination of service and food . Katie the server was excellent both in timing and also personality and Rick the manager could not have been nicer. You... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We go to the Wonder Bar on all special occasions and the food is always excellent.The Chilean Sea Bass I had last night was the best I have ever had.Others in our part chose the filets and found the to be excellent.The steak s at the Wonder Bar have to be the best in Madison.The service was great and the... More

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