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“Worth the drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Crystal & Jules

Crystal & Jules
Ranked #1 of 70 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We are an upscale dining restaurant in beautiful downtown Madison, IN. We offer many types of cuisine using only fresh ingredients. Try our Made from scratch, hand rolled pasta, or our best selling item, the Costa Rican New York Strip.
Franklin, IN
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worth the drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Down from Indy for a few days and happened across this place for dinner tonight. The New York Strip steak was unbelievable. The squash was cooked to perfection and the service was excellent. Highly recommend this place to anyone that is interested in fine dining at a very reasonable price.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank harmi01
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arichmer, Owner at Crystal & Jules, responded to this review, July 27, 2016
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the steak and service. We work hard to be the best at everything we do and its nice that our guests notice that. Thanks again.
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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“The "Jewel" of Madison”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

We were looking for a nice dinner for 3 couples. Past experience told us there wasn't much to offer in Madison. We were pleasantly suprised with Crystal and Jules. We had prime rib,pasta,and tilapia. All were excellent. Andy, the chef and owner, was more than accommodating. We had a vegetarian in our party and he told her he could fix whatever she requested. The prices were very reasonable considering the quality. Andy came out and talked with us and was open to suggestions.....which we had very few. Our server, Jacqueline, was also very attentive to our needs. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. It topped off a nice trip to Madison.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Jeffrey D
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arichmer, Owner at Crystal & Jules, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our food and atmosphere. Look forward to seeing you again in the future and have a Happy Holiday season.
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Cincinnati, OH
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

We went to Crystal & Jules after the holiday home tour last weekend and enjoyed it very much. The restaurant has a contemporary upscale feel and a varied menu. The server was friendly and attentive. The prices are reasonable for the quality and it was nice to have a glass of house wine for only $5. My only complaint is that we had a table near the kitchen door and after awhile, all the congestioin and activity in the area got to be distracting and detracted from the ambiance.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank RivrVuMan
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arichmer, Owner at Crystal & Jules, responded to this review, July 27, 2016
Thank you for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed everything. With such a small restaurant we have to take advantage of every seating space we have to stay in business. Again thank you and we hope to see you soon.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
“Perfect Reception”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Last month, we hosted our wedding reception at Crystal & Jules and it was a truly wonderful event. Crystal & Jules not only opened up for us on an off day, but they accomodated us in every way possible way (no detail was too small) to make sure we had the best possible experience. The food, service and atmosphere were perfect. I would highly recommend Crystal & Jules for any event.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Jeroen v
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arichmer, Owner at Crystal & Jules, responded to this review, July 27, 2016
Thank you for your review. We are glad you made us a part of your special day and we hope that you come back to see us again in the future.
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Cincinnati, OH
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We planned a fall color sightseeing trip along the Scenic Byway from Cincinnati to Madison, Indiana on Wednesday, Oct 24. Knowing we'd arrive around dinnertime I checked trip advisor for restaurants. To my pleasant surprise there were a number of choices. Crystal & Jules menu intrigued us so I called and got a message that someone would call me back after 4:30 p.m. Around 4:45 that afternoon we got the promised call and asked for a reservation for 3 at 6:45. I said we really needed to know we'd be seated as we had my 95 year old Dad with us.. When we arrived they were actually waiting for us, opened the door and seated us at a nice table at the window right inside the door (so my Dad would not have far to walk). The waitress was great and very knowledgeable about the food and how it was prepared. My Dad had red pepper soup which was very yummy and my husband had a ceasar (his usual) which he said was excellent. Entrees included the pasta with crab sauce for hubby, pasta with shrimp and scallops for Dad and grilled swordfish with fresh green beans and mushroom risotto for me. Every single item was delicious. It is always such a treat when the sides are worth eating and these were stars on their own. Fresh green beans are ALWAYS way too al dente for me. These were perfectly cooked - not too much or too little, and the risotto was perfect, which, if you cook it you know what a challenge that is. Seasonings were wonderful - really I could go on but you get the idea. Although it is 1 1/2 hours even by freeway my husband and I will definitely make it a point to go back and bring friends and family. It was that charming - but the real highlight was when owner/chef Andy came out to ask how the food was and was very engaged in our discussion about the quality and prep. He has quite a resume despite the fact that he looks quite young, and it is clear that he is passionate about what he does. Thanks to all the folks there for a truly delightful evening. Oh, and the prices were very reasonable for the high quality you get. Oh, and if the weather permits you can dine outside on their patio deck. Debbie

  • Visited October 2012
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arichmer, Owner at Crystal & Jules, responded to this review, July 27, 2016
Thank you for stopping in to see us on your trip. We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again in the future.
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