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“Favorite restaurant in Madison”

Tornado Steak House
Ranked #5 of 995 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant in Madison”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

I LOVE the Tornado. The Pork Tenderloin is so good- but all the food is good here. The coquille st. jacques is to DIE for and the hashbrowns are not to be missed. the ambiance is great- I just love the Tornado.

Visited January 2012
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Canton, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Steak blew me away”
Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

Not a big fan of the decor of the restaurant. Was put in a room/cell that was dim lit and kinda grungy. Now the reason to go here isnt for the way the place looks but the food that it serves. Steak was awesome and cooked perfectly and well worth what was paid. The only reason why it is 4 out of 5 is because the restaurant didn't do anything for me.

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Fitchburg
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Supper Club Steak”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

You would never expect to find a fine dining establishment behind the unassuming exteriof of this old-fashioned supper club just off the Capitol Square in Madison, but inside you'll find a steak house that lives up to its reputation. We each had the 8-ounce fillet and couldn't imagine eating more. I liked the sizzling platter that kept the steak hot and preserved the tender juiciness. My asparagus was average and I don't eat onions, so the gigantic onion ring didn't impress me, but the tender savory steak left a memory and a willingness to go back to try other dishes.

  • Visited May 2012
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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
354 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Best steak in the city”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Had a great business dinner here this week. Filet au poivre was outstanding. They have a simple, but good whiskey list - nice rye selection. My only complaint was the wine list - very red-centric and not much of a price spread. We wanted a really nice bottle to start, which we did, but the later bottle before we got in to the whiskey - wanted something to round out the meal - not too much selection at <$50 bottle. Great atmosphere - old club dining feel. Service was nearly impeccable.

  • Visited May 2012
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Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Oh, so good!”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

We ate at the Tornado steak house on UW graduation weekend, so it was very busy. This didn't seem to be a problem at all because the service was excellent, as was the food. Our table of four had the bone-in filet, the bone-in rib eye and two special prime rib dinners. All were outstanding. The meals are generally expensive, but you can't complain that you don't get your money's worth.

  • Visited May 2012
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