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“French Delight in Murray Hill” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Madison Bistro

Madison Bistro
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Ranked #1,979 of 13,476 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, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
West Orange, New Jersey, USA
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“French Delight in Murray Hill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Madison Bistro offers terrific Prix Fixe meals at both lunch (a bargain) and dinner as well. I particularly love the Steak Frite and their Short Ribs. The service is great and the food is always very french and wonderful. The only criticism i have is they don't serve bread plates. Big deal. They do have wonderful wines by the glass and they give you a very nice pour.

This is one of my favorites for lunch, set in an area where there are very few dining options. Be sure to save room for dessert.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ed W
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“big let down in nyc”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

New years eve meal in this restaurant was possibly the most disappointing dining experience my husband and I have had in new york very overpriced very pretentious worse of all food not cooked properly ate much cheaper and good quality food elsewhere.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank karon p
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Poor Rude Service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Greeted coolly by staff, food was inadequate, got burnt French fries, server asked what was the matter with untouched fries, when I replied they were burnt he asked me to repeat myself 3 times, pretending he didn't understand. Then responded by asking rudely what I wanted him to do. He did nothing, took the plate and I was left with dried chicken and no vegetables. My friends steak was fine. When we asked for the bill we were charged full price with no apologies. Naturally we didn't tip due to rudeness of waiter and poor quality food. The 'manager' ran down the street after us, demanding to know why we didn't tip. When we explained the issue she responded that tips where pooled and we should tip even if the food was terrible and service even worse!! She was acting like a crazy woman. Do not spoil your evening by dining here.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rita826
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Miramar, Florida
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not up to expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Service was just OK and we were disapointed in the food. The pricing is high for the value. Sent the fish order back as it had a very strong odor. We were told the chef said it was just fine but they made another dish for us. Bad move - should have just replaced the dinner.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Richard B
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New York City, New York
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A pleasent dining experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you enjoy French cuisine then you will enjoy Madison Bistro. Their fix price dinners are a great buy. Food is always good as is service. It can get noisey when crowded as it usually is. Obviously a sign that people do enjoy going here.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Joe P
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