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Madison Bistro

238 Madison Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-2816
+1 212-447-1919
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“bourguignon” (4 reviews)
“short ribs” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
7:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
238 Madison Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-2816
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those times when "Good" would be more accurate a rating than "Average". The cuisine here is French Classic, traditional dishes, mostly done well. Everything about this restaurant was familiar, including the dark European decor and formal service. Their business card has...More

Thank 5heartfamily
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We treated a client to dinner here, and we were all very pleased with our meal. The wine list is very well curated. It’s a small wine list, but we were happy with every single selection. Our service was extremely professional and perfectly attentive, not...More

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Met friends for dinner at this little place and it was so lovely. Great ambiance and the food was delicious. Will be a regular when we visit.

Thank SmithDrKat
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Stumbled across this bistro on NYE and was pleasantly surprised. Nice decor, good service and great food. Nice to receive European sized portions which were both well presented and delicious.

Thank JGOB70
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you so very much for this very nice review. We are absolutely glad that you liked you stay with us. Happy New Year!!!

Reviewed 22 December 2017

During a December trip to NYC we were looking for a restaurant for a late lunch. Not overly fancy but more than a pub. We stumbled on the Madison Bistro by chance and were pleasantly surprised. It was after 3 PM and the bar was...More

Thank catlin24
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

So nice to read your nice review. Thank you so very much. We wish you a wonderful and Happy New Year from #Madison bistro

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Came in looking for a place to have a drink before going out to dinner. Great spot. Quiet. Locals. Not the overcrowded typical NY bar scene. Had a few apps. Great food. Came back after dinner for a night cap. Next time I'm coming for...More

1  Thank Leo T
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you very much for stopping by and posting on our wall. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This dinner was a disappointment. We expected better after reading the reviews. Had to return the steak and salmon because they were blue. Food had no taste.

Thank Marsha S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

great little place for lunch midtown. had lunch with business partners. good cheese plate and salad. had flank steak it was a little tough but tasty. liked the fries too.

Thank lindas286
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you so very much for your comment. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A bit of a surprise find for me and a very pleasing one. Very nice space in a good midtown location, with outstanding service, felt extremely welcome in a casual environment, with the choice of bar or table seating. On a summer evening the Independence...More

Thank JRDelirious
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you very much for your beautiful review. I would like also to Thank you for taking the time to write about Madison Bistro. See you very soon.

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Had a recent group booking at this bistro and had been looking forward to it as the reviews had been good. Well, can't say I was impressed. The food was less than satisfactory, service poor and the final straw was having hot beverages served both...More

Thank Ruth K
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

I would like to thank you for your visit and the time you spend to review Madison bistro. I would like also express or apologizes for your disappointment. I would like to correct the price of our fixed menu: $45 per person and not $75....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 28 - USD 45
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Madison Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-2816
    (37th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6 to Grand Central
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-447-1919
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.
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