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Madison Restaurant - First Ave

965 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5102
+1 212-421-0948
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
“hash browns” (8 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
965 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in NYC for Valentines & Anniversary celebrations and wanted to find a local breakfast spot. OMgoodnes ... we loved our breakfast / brunch so much we went their TWO consecutive days. We enjoyed phenomenal Cinnamon Raisen Challa French toast, eggs, avocado & cheese...More

Thank Rhodesm
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast on a Tuesday morning. Arrived after 9 and was promptly seated. There were about 4 other parties. Ordered a sausage omelette, french toast with bananas and lemonade. The sausage omelette was probably a 5-6 egg omelette. The sausage was good and chunky. However,...More

Thank Plus2kids
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Madison is a neighborhood standard, serving diner specialties off their multi-page menus for hungry Midtown East residents and visitors. Portions tend to run large. Almost everything on the menu is tasty, so you can't go wrong. Prices are on the high side, otherwise it would...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We had a 5 hour delay in our flight and were very late getting into New York so chose to eat close to our hotel and return for some much needed rest. We found this spot on the hotel list. This is a nice little...More

Thank Valencia C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This has been a neighborhood favorite for decades. Weekends there is a long wait time for breakfast/ brunch. They have all the staples, eggs, omelets with hash browns, burgers, terrific Cobb Salad, also the roast chicken is very good. And every once in a while...More

Thank btdugan
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I went there for lunch with family and waited about 20 minutes to get a table. I ordered the turkey double Decker sandwich and they brought me out a BLT with turkey bacon. So then I reordered the hot open turkey instead. Waitress specifically asked...More

Thank mikesgbear1
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Eggs Benedict and shredded potatoes were delicious. Matzo ball soup excellent. Hero sandwich of corned beef and pastrami made 3 meals. Went back for takeout dessert later and something went terribly wrong with the apple strudel! Soggy and some off-flavor like rancid almonds- had to...More

Thank Jim-Bob-98
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant- went back for a burger after having a superb brunch there one day. Pleased to say both times were fantastic - portion sizes are fantastic, if you are very hungry fine if not maybe ask the waitress - we shared a deluxe pancakes...More

Thank smcr2011
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Incredibly large menu and a full bar to boot. Service was excellent and the seating was spacious by NYC standards. You can eat breakfast, lunch, or most dinner items throughout the day. I opted for the chicken salad club sandwich and discovered it was not...More

Thank DiscoverGreatness
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Typical New York style diner. Food made to order and not piled up pre-prepared and reheated as is so often the practice. Very good unpretentious selection of all your favorites. If you're tired of restaurants offering overbearing, highfalutin wordy descriptions with a drizzle of this...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 965 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5102
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-421-0948
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