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Tornado Steak House

116 S Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703
608-256-3570
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Ranked #15 of 822 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bellevue, IA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Staying in Madison on a very busy weekend. Had reservations. The place was very busy but service and food were excellent. This place does not take on more than it can handle (unlike another steak place in town). Have been here many times over the years and have never been disappointed.

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I loved the atmosphere and the food. The only thing that seemed odd was that they didn't bring additional vegetables at the start after we finished them. But, it has much ore personality than other steakhouses/supper clubs. I really enjoyed it!

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Wisconsin
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146 reviews 146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is like stepping back in time into a traditional dark supper club. The steak was awesome & the service fairly fast! I will return!!

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CENTRAL WI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

VISITED THE TORNADO ROOM ON THE CAPITOL SQUARE IN MADISON WI ,,first arrived to find the free parking pretty much filled up // BUT theres a parking ramp right across the street!!! very handy ,1.50 for the hour had 6,45 pm reservation / arrived @ 6;30,, sat and had a nice brandy ol fashion @ the bar , very good... More

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Madison
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132 reviews 132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went for a business dinner and we all had fish! Both the salmon and walleye were well received. I had a cup of NE clam chowder and it was the best I've had in years. Perfect balance of ingredients. Service was spot on and the server honest about what could and could not be done. None of us were alcohol... More

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Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our group enjoyed t-bone, filets au poivre, and bison. Appetizers: escargot, field green salad, french onion soup. All fantastic, as was the service!

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were entertaining out of town friends (and one person is brothers with someone who has one of the top SteakHouses in the US). No pressure, right? I've had great experiences at Smoky's, Flemings, and DeLaneys, but a friend of the family, JJ Watt's recommended Tornado so we went with that. They were staying downtown so it was a convenient... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent service, food, and drinks. The salad, soup, and steaks were perfect. The margaritas hit the spot too. A place I'll go back to soon.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tornado is a traditional steak house. Decor reminds me of 1950's era facilities. However, that should not be taken to mean that things are in disrepair. Its just the look that is old, from the formal dress of wait staff to wood paneled walls and dim lighting. Only thing missing is the cigar smoke. The food was excellent. The best... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I am a "weary traveler" that has the opportunity to eat out across the midwest on a very regular basis. I have been travelling to Madison over the past 10 years and have the pleasure in discovering and frequenting this absolute gem of a steakhouse. The bar serves killer cocktails, the staff is always engaging and friendly, and the steaks... More

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