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“So good we ate there every night” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Madison Bistro

Madison Bistro
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Ranked #1,915 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $28 - $45
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 37th Street
Transit: 4,5,6 to Grand Central
Description: Madison Bistro is a French Bistro with a modern twist that is based on a mix of Godard's family recipes and traditional French recipes. Diners can enjoy the wonderful cuisine in the restaurant's dining hall that has a Parisian ambiance with a touch of classic French influence, all the while retaining its casual and classy atmosphere.
Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“So good we ate there every night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

When you taste something that make you think all other food is second rate then that is how we felt at Madison Bistro. On my second visit to NYC, we found this gem of a bistro and we were so impressed we offered to take the chef home just to cook for us but no such luck!!!!

Visited June 2013
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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you so very much for taking the time to post on our page,

I was a pleasure serving you at Madison Bistro.

A bientot,
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English first
East Windsor, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I used to LOVE this place!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

This WAS my favorite French restaurant in NYC for many years. Now, I hate the prix fixe menu. I also don't enjoy having the wait staff stare at me while I eat. The food was good but the service was not great! I felt like I was being treated like a tourist!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amanda L
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Kensington, Maryland
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unexpected charming find on Madison Avenue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

A delightful place: excellent food, attentive service, charming ambience.

The pear crumble is wonderful!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank A B W
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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you so very much for taking the time to post on our page,

I was a pleasure serving you at Madison Bistro.

A bientot,
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ghastly experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

The French onion soup would not have been recognised in France. Steak may have been OK, but was covered in salty sauce that presumably came in packet and left a horrible flavour. Chips were not twice fried but twice soaked! My wife thought her mashed potato was instant. Vegetables arrived after we had finished entrees. Wine was fine - quite pricy! I cannot understand the good reviews. Anyone who has good food at home or knows what decent restaurants are like would be very disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Clive22748
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San Francisco, California
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178 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A little bit of St. Germaine on Madison”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

This restaurant for lunch is a great prix fixe experience. The selections are broad, the food is so well prepared and you feel like you are in a bistro in St. Germaine in Paris.

The wall art varies with local artists and is worth a look

It is my go to lunch place for NYC and midtown as it is fine without being stuffy. The deserts are especially good too like the pear crumble or specialty of the day.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julia M
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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
What a compliment!

Thank you very much, we loved it.
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