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Tornado Steak House

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116 S Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703
608-256-3570
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 25
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  • 12
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Casual Class

Loved it!!!! Got a gift card to go there and would of paid for it our self it was so good Would recommend anyone to there .... the apps r worth getting

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
silvergirly
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Monona, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Monona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Loved it!!!! Got a gift card to go there and would of paid for it our self it was so good Would recommend anyone to there .... the apps r worth getting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped here on a Friday night craving some good meat. We had the filet and rack of lamb. Filet was dry and poorly seasoned (if at all). The onion ring perched atop was a welcome addition. Lamb was decent but had a strange salty kick to it that wasn't part of the bread crumb coating (marinade or baste maybe). It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Wanted a nice steak dinner before visiting the local comedy club and had heard good things about this place. Sadly, it is not a place I would recommend to others. My filet was dry with too much char (bordering burnt) and dry with little flavor / seasoning. Atmosphere is old fashioned supper club but a little too outdated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Every time we're in Madison, we try to make time to hit one of our favorite spots, the Tornado Club. Even though they are known for their steaks, the walleye is to die for. Probably the best walleye I've ever had. The service is flawless and I love their bar area, even if it can get a little crowded. Definitely... More 

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Waterloo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is my favorite steak place in Madison. It's an old-school type supper club where you get served a relish tray upon sitting down. The staff is very knowledgeable and attentive. Great selection of unique menu items.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a long lasting Madison fixture. The steaks and all other menu items are excellent but very pricey. Service is exceptional and its a worthwhile dining experience for special occasions. The ambiance is fancy with low lighting.

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Hays, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful steaks, lamb, frog legs and bread. It was very dark in the restaurant, but very cozy and intimate. The name of the restaurant may sound like a bar, but it's in fact a pretty old-fashioned, elegant restaurant. My friends and I all enjoyed our meals and would love to go back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I have traveled to Madison for our anniversary for the last 3 years and have looked forward to our celebration dinner at the Tornado each year. We have never been disappointed, & tonight was no exception. Excellent service, excellent steaks, good wine and all around great experience. This trip we also ordered dessert and received the largest... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Not very impressed . I used to live in Madison, you will find much better choices . Iam not a big meat person and that might be the reason I did not like it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a great dinner at Tornado Steak House. They had a variety of different cuts and the group ordered different cuts of meat from Bison, Venison and beef. The salad was good and the sautéed kale was excellent.

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Additional Information about Tornado Steak House

Address: 116 S Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-256-3570
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-256-3570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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