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The Wharf Restaurant

94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
+1 203-245-1404
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“tuna tartare” (11 reviews)
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I hadn’t been here in a few years, so we decided to give it another try. While outdoor seating was pretty well full, only a few tables inside (where we were) had patrons. Staff members are friendly, but service is slow. My...More

Thank Nancy S
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Amston, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If a beautiful setting can make you overlook an overpriced menu and slow service than this is the place for you. To top things off the air conditioning ceiling vent repeatedly dripped water on our table. Fortunately it was before we ordered and they moved...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the brunch on 8/5/2018. 12 pm seating, 6 adults and our request of porch seating was accommodated! Lovely day, table overlooking Long Island Sound. Perfection setting!! The brunch was really well stocked and plenty of choices. Raw bar was clams, oysters and shrimp...More

Thank Navymom924
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, food was just ok, not too many choices for the price, but dessert was delicious. We weren’t sure if any coffee or tea was included we didn’t ask and we weren’t asked either. We have been to other places with beautiful setting which...More

Thank mgwis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner. The food was tremendous and the view was fantastic. The staff was very courteous and made our evening great. It was our first time there, but it won’t be our last!!!

Thank michaelwY4817MH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an hour of brutal traffic (because of a serious car accident on 95 ) we made our way to this little place on the Long Island Sound. It was POURING when we arrived and we bolted from the car to the place to grab...More

Thank A G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have come here for a number of years, twice per year with family and couples. Setting is beautiful and restive. The hosting and wait staff were very good. Unfortunately, the replenishment of the brunch buffet slows or stops at @noon when the buffet ends...More

Thank johnjarmstrong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in around 130 on a Friday afternoon. It was busy but we got seated immediately. The menu is good. Light and varied, perfect for lunch. Service was good and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Russell860
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For the third year in a row I have made a point to dine at this stunning hotel with an amazing view of the long island sound. After last night I realize it will never be as good as the first experience. As a hospitality...More

1  Thank 488tristanw
Reviewed July 10, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants on the Connecticut shore, and in Connecticut in general. The service, food, and atmosphere is always very good. The prices have always been very reasonable. However, a visit this past weekend was a little disappointing with regards to the drinks....More

1  Thank IslandLovers01
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August 15, 2017|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
No reservations for lunch on the porch, but the wait has not been long. Don't know about using the beach.
April 29, 2016|
Response from John M | Property representative |
Dear babcilos - Yes! The Wharf is open for lunch Mon - Saturday, 11am - 3pm. On Sunday, we serve brunch from 11am - 3pm, and ala carte service is available starting at 2pm. We also offer our bar menu from 11am - 10pm... More
July 1, 2015|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Susieq194 - Thanks for your inquiry. Our daily special is a 1 1/4 lb steamed lobster served with new potatoes and corn on the cob, all for just $24. We also offer a crab stuffed baked lobster with the same accompaniments... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak, Shoreline EAST.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 203-245-1404
The Wharf Restaurant is located inside the Madison Beach Hotel overlooking the Long Island Sound. Open year-round, this location is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with a water view and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island Sound while seated in the comfortably elegant dining room or covered porch. The porch is tented and heated in the winter allowing guests to enjoy the beauty of the shoreline without being outdoors. Classic New England dishes are prepared with a fresh innovative flair. Chef Sean Carney selection of entrees are not to be missed. A collector's wine list with rare wines from hard to find vintages will please even the most discerning palette. Our full bar menu includes local craft beers, seasonal signature cocktails, and spirits. Come and experience the genuine hospitality that is the foundation of our service!
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