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“A Relaxed, Comfortable and Delicious Breakfast”
Review of The Wharf

The Wharf
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Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Amtrak, Shoreline EAST.
Description: The Wharf Restaurant is located inside the newly constructed Madison Beach Hotel. Enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island Sound while seated in the comfortably elegant dining room or covered porch. Classic New England dishes are prepared with a fresh innovative flair. A collectors wine list with rare wines from hard to find vintages will please even the most discerning palette. Come and experience the genuine hospitality that is the foundation of our service!
Garfield, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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“A Relaxed, Comfortable and Delicious Breakfast”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed at the hotel Friday night and left Saturday morning. I breakfasted alone Saturday and had a memorable experience. Although eggs, bacon, home fries and toast sound ordinary and pedestrian, this meal was exquisite. Three perfect poached eggs, an ample portion of crisp applewood smoked bacon and potatoes came on a single beautifully-presented plate, accompanied by toast, butter and preserves on the side. The server was charming and friendly and made the meal even more enjoyable and memorable. Next time, I'll make sure to sample this restaurant for dinner. In fact, I'm already thinking about when I might make my next overnight visit to this splendid hotel.

  • Visited September 2013
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Campton, New Hampshire
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“Terrific staff and view. Food secondary but fun”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

A relaxed place that only seems to a problem for the few tense enough they can't relax. The whole experience is the fun of it. Best enjoyed as a hotel guest so you can just mosey on in, in the relaxed kindly atmosphere of the place. Not high cuisine, but great cuisine!

  • Visited September 2013
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice setting”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Obviously its in a beautiful area, and the atmosphere inside the restaurant is very cozy, however the chairs were uncomfortable. Waitstaff was nice and attentive. We were pleased that they still honored our 4+ year old gift certificate. Food was delicious especially the tomato bisque and baked stuffed lobster. Only complaint was the lobster in my cioppino tasted processed, not fresh, the clams and muscles were very good but for the price of that dish I would have expected it to be over pasta.

  • Visited September 2013
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CT
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105 reviews
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“A seaside spot to treasure!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visited on a Friday of Labor Day weekend with family from Charleston who wanted to visit the Ct shoreline. After days of soggy rain the sun finally warmed us with its' beautiful rays. We snagged a table next to the railing overlooking the beach. Just a spectacular experience to soak in the sounds and sights of the water. Seagulls flying and a lovely ocean breeze. This place has the setting as its' biggest asset. The lunch menu offers a fair priced lunch for such a nice spot. Service was ok, however, we were not bothered since the environment just calls for one to sit back and chill out . Mussels were quite tasty with nice crusty toasted bread to soak up the delicious broth. A salad with perfectly cooked salmon quite good. I look forward to returning soon! A quintessential Ct shoreline experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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Durham, Connecticut, United States
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“Great View”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The view is amazing. Sit outside and face the water. The setting sun and the view are like being in Hawaii. I have been there twice now with my wife. Both times there were weddings going on. It’s fun to have a cocktail and watch the weddings. The food is excellent. Have not had a bad meal. The service is slow, so make sure you’re settled in for a few hours. Just relax and enjoy.

  • Visited August 2013
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