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“Disappointed”
Review of Players on Madison - CLOSED

Players on Madison
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Belle Ave
Description: For over 20 years Players On Madison has been known as the premier restaurant for pizza & pasta. Now, chef Anthony Romano has expanded the menu to include contemporary cuisine in the bistro-style eatery. His creativity is dynamic & reflected in the ever-changing menu.
Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

We were so excited to go to this restaraunt as we are new to town & love having a regular favorite place to go.
We let the host know it was my birthday too. The waiter was benign in recommendations and not very engaging. Not once "happy birthday" or special occassion noted. Appetizer was Brie - toasted & yummy, but no bread brought out. Stale bread came out afterwards - My filet was over done- they cooked another - by the time meal came out, my husband was almost done eating. The host did come over and apologize. Waiter did not. Dessert of chocolate torte was delicious.
I guess for a special occassion, Players did not give that special attention for a special occassion.

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Thank MGalpin
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

first time back in years.......and it will be years before i'd ever consider going back again. food is good, but average, service is slow, unpolished and confused. decor is better than it used to be where you used to have the server's butt in your face all night because the table were so close together.....that's the one good thing that they changed, better seating with more room around tables, less crowding.

Thank pyramoon
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Moderate price, very good staff, nice menu. Pizzas are great! Tuna was seared perfectly, good bend of flavors. The food is excellent, the menu is "safe" but that is not a detractor. A little crowded, but the tables are set at different angles to give impression of more space. Very nice patio too.

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Thank Lakefront_WBY
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

It's good food. good drinks, and good atmosphere. The food is a little expensive for the quality, but the service is great.

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We recently dined at Players on Madison with another couple. Our server was personable and very knowledgeable about the printed menu and the extensive daily specials. (One of my pet peeves in restaurants is a 10 minute recitation of the "specials", usually without prices, and diners are expected to remember it all. I would much prefer a printed sheet included with the regular menu so I could make fully informed choices.) At least this server quoted the prices of the "special" entrees. My husband chose oysters on the half shell which he deemed delicious! Our friends shared fried zucchini blossoms stuffed with cheese since they had never tried such an appetizer before, and I tried the 3-mushroom cream soup. All were well-prepared and served at the appropriate temperatures. We each had a different entree: potato gnocchi stuffed with lobster, 4-cheese pizza, crusted salmon, and crusted crab cakes. The salads looked interesting, but since they were a la carte and we had already had cocktails, appetizers, and warm bread, we decided to forgo the salads....and later, the desserts, since we were full by that time. Our check for 2 was over $110, which would keep us from stopping by for a casual dinner.

The ambiance of the restaurant was pleasant and uncluttered, but, since it was Saturday night and most tables were occupied, a little noisy since there is no carpeting to absorb sound. Still a delightful dining experience!

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Thank busybabe555
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