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Tornado Steak House

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116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is one restaurant that friends can always agree on as the place to go for dinner. For starters they make good cocktails.You can't beat their superclub set up with relish tray, homemade breadsticks and a loaf of warm crunch bread. My two favorite menu items are their pan fried Walley and their venison. Both delicious! On a cold winter... More 

Thank Twopilots
Saint Charles, Illinois
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visit the Tornado Room on each visit to Madison. We had early reservations (6:00pm) on a recent Saturday. It was crowded upon check in and took a while before we were visited by a server. Once he did, we had his attention for the evening. Good meal of prime rib, crab legs and venison for our table. Delicious cocktails... More 

Thank Laraine322
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether we are staying in Madison or passing through, Tornado is a must stop. Old school steakhouse with good vibes and classic cocktails. It makes you feel like you've stepped into a different era. Definitely recommend for a great steak and martini!

Thank mle1616
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tornado is simply the best steak house in town. It is old school with great drinks, especially martinis, and superb service. The The steaks and other meats and fishes are all very well prepared. The service is excellent and the food well presented in a professional manner. It is the best.

Thank John C
Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the romantic atmosphere and my dinner date loved it and was reminded of the great place it is - he's not been here in a while . Had the steak au pouivre and it was awesome sauce as usual ! Hash browns were perfect and my Cesar salad with anchovies perfection! Absolutely love this place and it's always a... More 

Thank beajessbonet
Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my husbands birthday and loved it. Great steaks. Nice romantic atmosphere.Higher priced but worth every penny. Recommend reservations.

Thank Barb P
Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Need a dark, quiet corner to share a passionate dining experience with? This is the place. Great steaks, nice wine selection and did I met ion the atmoshere?

Thank ptrudeau1225
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to Tornado and have excellent food and service every time. We don't veer away from our standard filet mignon much as it's so tender and delicious, but others who have visited with us swear by the other menu options. Be sure to try the French onion soup too!

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like traditional good food, good bar, local, regulars... If you want to visit downtown Madison and feel it's heart... This is the place for you to have dinner. On Fridays they serve the BEST fish however, it is not in the menu (just the regulars) know. Reservations is a must. Ask for Tom to get the best service... More 

Thank Nati I
Madison, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best steaks restaurants I ever tried. Old fashioned style restaurant with great service and great food. If you visit madison - you must eat here. And - try their "10:30pm menu". 1/2 price for the best food in town. Strongly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-3570

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?