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“great neighborhood bistro”
Review of Madison Bistro

Madison Bistro
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Ranked #2,194 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $45
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great neighborhood bistro”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

this is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Good food, good daily specials and very comfortable to eat at. The staff is friendly and it is always a fun place to spend time. Great restaurant for out of towner on business trips. Enjoy a little of a paris bistro in New York City

Visited October 2013
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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for visiting Madison Bistro.
Thank you also for posting on our page.

It was a pleasure to serve you,

A bientot,

Claude
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Pleasant French bistro-type place”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Visiting NYC several times a year and often staying in the Murray Hill area, I eat at this restaurant once or twice a year. The food is reliably good and it is easy to get a table in the evening. I now have the soufflé grand marnier every time; it's outstanding. Not "fancy food," but good solid French bistro-like menu. It offers a fixed price "menu," now at $45, with surcharges for some selections (including the great soufflé), but you can also order a la carte.

  • Visited October 2013
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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you for visiting Madison Bistro,
We wish to see you again soon.
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Toronto
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unpretentious bistro, relaxing atmosphere”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

A great place if you are looking for a relatively laid-back atmosphere to have a nice glass of wine and some mussels (everyone agreed they were the best thing we ordered). It was relatively quiet on the night we visited, service was not rushed, and the food was pretty tasty. I would likely make a return visit - the location is good too at the corner of Madison and 37th. Value is reasonable for a French restaurant as well.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank TorontoJaggirl
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Chicago, IL
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good French restaurant in Manhattan”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had lunch at Madison Bistro last week and were equally pleased with food and service.
Good selection; tasty and well presented food. Portions size just right.
I’d recommend “Le Bourguignon” Braised Short Ribs, and desert - Coconut “Blanc Mange” Plum Compote. Both were exceptional.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank lbtravel_09
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great French bistro near 42nd st.”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Madison bistro is a great French resturant that has food for any palette. The mussels and fries are the speciality along with steak.
Mouthwatering
Enjoy

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank drgreatoe
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