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“Madison's Not Worth the $$$”

Madison's Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 54 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Street
Description: Innovative farm-fresh cuisine in an environment of relaxed elegance. Most menu items sourced locally and grown organically at The Farm at Old Edwards. Dine indoors year-round or outdoors in the warm months at the Wine Garden beside the beautiful waterfall.
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“Madison's Not Worth the $$$”
Reviewed January 1, 2007

We dined at Madison's while spending a few nights in Highlands and were extremely disappointed. The setting was elegant and the menu had a nice variety. However, the problem was that all of our food - soup, appetizer and main course came out lukewarm at best. One item in my dinner plate was actually cold. The table next to us also was complaining to their server that their food was cold. We ordered the lobster bisque and this was mediocre. The table next to us sent it back, which should have been a sign for us to save the $12. We told our server that our food was cold, but since we had waited for 40 mins to get it, that we would just eat it. We are not in favor of sending food back. We hoped that the server would offer us a complimentary dessert or after dinner drink to compensate, but this did not happen.
Shame on an establishment that charges over $30 an entree to serve food cold. We also complained to the manager who did not seem to care. I would not recommend Madison's to anyone who is visiting Highlands. I would recommend The Log Cabin restaurant, which is outstanding with a wide variety of delicious gamey meats, outstanding service and cool art on the walls.

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TravelHighlands, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Madison's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 6, 2009
To get a better feel for the new Madison's, please sort by date and read the 2009 TripAdisor reviews. Madison's Restaurant has undergone a makeover, including new relaxed ambiance, new menu with focus on freshness and value, and new Executive Chef (Johannes Klapdohr, previously of Sea Island and Nikolai's Roof in Atlanta). And we're getting fantastic response from our guests. We would like to invite anyone who experienced Madison's restaurant prior to February 2009 to come for another visit so we can replace your memory with a good one. Thank you.
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