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Sardine

617 Williamson, Madison, WI 53703
608-441-1600
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Ranked #26 of 825 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Evanston, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I had a fantastic meal. It sounds like an insult to say that my dish was simple- but delicious. It is actually a high compliment-because the dish (Farm raised Wisconsin Char with risotto) was absolutely delicious! The risotto was cooked perfectly; the fish was served cooked medium/ medium well, which is perfect! It was topped with pea tendrils that complimented... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The oysters at Sardine are divine. Sardine caters to families and singles. The views are lovely as Sardine sits right on the lake. Say hello to Renee Danger at the bar :)

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Everything I've ever ordered at Sardine's has met or exceeded my expectations! Love the atmosphere. Fun to grab a bite at the bar or snag a window seat.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Treat yourself to Sardine. We started with beers at the bar. Excellent service and great selection. Then on to a table in the corner. The charcuterie was wonderful as was the cream of mushroom soup. My wife had braised beef cheeks and it was simply amazing. I had fish which was cooked perfectly. The kitchen put the right amount of... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The chefs used to work in Chicago and LA, so they have big city knowledge of food. We started with large sardines, a bit disappointing as they came with heads and bones, a lot of work for a bit of fish. My wife had Wisconsin Ivory Char and I had Barramundi, both were excellent, we switched after we had eaten... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We drove into the city from APT in Spring Green looking for waterfront dining. An online search directed us to Sardine. We called in and found that they were all booked up but suggested we walk in, sit at the bar and we could be seated within 45 minutes. We took the advice and were very pleased that we did.... More

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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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119 reviews 119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Situated on the shore of one of Madison's lakes, we had a very good meal here. We focused on the fish dishes and were not disappointed. Well prepared and very tasty. Weather permitting, sit outside on the porch. Pretty view of the lake while you dine.

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Olney, Maryland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We dined at Sardine with a large group and it was a wonderful experience! Spencer was a great waiter. We can be a little difficult, but he was patient with us in explaining the menu and specials. When I made the reservation I asked if we could have separate checks. They said no problem which I really appreciate since we... More

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New Rochelle, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended to us by acquaintances. It was good-not gray. Definitely overrated. WE were there with a reservation at 7 PM on a Saturday night. As often happens, we first shown to a rather undesirable (for us) table and had to request a change. This caused some consternation amongst the staff, but we were soon accommodated. They... More

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Edwards, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Normally I would be most satisfied to write a review regarding the wonderful dining experience which Sardine provides day in and day out, however I am compelled to share another great attribute- the Happy Hour. Tuesday through and including Friday, Sardine offers from 4-6pm half price east coast oysters as well as $3.00 house red, white and rose. Additionally a... More

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Additional Information about Sardine

Address: 617 Williamson, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-441-1600
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Cuisine: French

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