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617 Williamson, Madison, WI 53703
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sardine has usually been a solid choice with good food. It is always noisy,but that is part of its charm. Recently we had a small group of 6 for a 6:30 dinner. We had a reservation and arrived on time. We ordered 2 appetizers, a first course and main dishes. Our appetizers arrived, along with a round of drinks. We... More 

Thank ssmadison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The salmon is always excellent. Our son loves the mussels. The house wine is excellent. The oyster happy hour is fun and tasty. I have never had poor service there. It is consistently a lovely experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Glenview, Illinois
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a delicious Wisconsin cheese plate and a great list of beer and wine. Also, they bread is fresh and never ending. While their specialty is the mussels, we stayed away from the seafood. We got 2 pasta dishes, duck confit salad and the hanger steak. The portions were not huge so don't feel bad about eating the bread.... More 

Thank Veronikki
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited in early July to celebrate daughters birthday and everyone was impressed with the service, ambiance and especially the food. Highlight entree of group was the flounder. So impressed that Wife and I were unexpectedly in town and decided to visit again for dinner this last Saturday. Without reservations (we called) and was recommended to order from bar area, which... More 

Thank Marsumeca
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a gem - a blend of fine European dining with chaotic New England seafood place. Great craft beers & interesting cocktails, cool lakefront setting with incredible fresh seafood. Always evolving menu and terrific specials.

Thank James C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The decor is that of a New York style brick loft.. Very cool. Have been here for dinner a few times. The food has been very good each time..

Thank Clay E
Naperville, Illinois
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our large group of 14 was served very well. There was a nice selection. I had the moules which were excellent and reminded me of my time in Genève, Switzerland. I also tasted my husband's salmon and the generous serving was nicely cooked. The drinks were inventive and very good (and were no skimpy on the alcohol).

Thank colduser
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 12 of us visited for Brunch, service was fast, food very good, try the Strange Brew, not as strange as the ingredients suggest and very refreshing. The lakeside setting makes this a very nice location to eat. Should we be in Madison again we will be sure to visit.

Thank Barrycoe
Fort Wayne
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the past few years, we have had several fish dishes. Steak is always good. veral good salad choices.

Thank Ned S
Rockville, Maryland
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a family dinner in Sardine's spacious and lively dining room. We all enjoyed our dishes and recommend the restaurant.

Thank Patti P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free, French
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Williamson, Madison, WI 53703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-441-1600

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?