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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (106 reviews)
“sardines” (196 reviews)
“oysters” (48 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was in Madison for a week on business and went to Sardine twice it was so good. On first visit I sat at a bar table and enjoyed a chilled Chenin Blanc and the best salmon I've had in my life. I also enjoyed...More

Thank Drinking_the_Islands
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I could give this restaurant an unqualified "Excellent" rating because the meal was impressive. I am a foodie and good cook. The skate wing I had here left me melting in a puddle of bliss. But the service was not so good --...More

Thank gazooby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is consistently delicious, atmosphere is modern and laid back. Try the duck confit salad; you will not be disappointed.

Thank Phocion4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the happy hour at the bar with good house wine and beer. Service was pleasant. Next time would like to try eating at an outdoor table.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine venue with a fabulous lake front location. Visited here with my daughter,Madison resident,per her request. Started with the mushroom soup and a goat cheese dip with olives,roasted tomato ,and tasty crostini. Both excellent. For dinner we had the Tuna and the Salmon. I ordered...More

Thank matt m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've had both good and bad experiences at Sardine, and decided to give it another shot this past weekend. Duck confit salad and asparagus soup were solid appetizers, and main course of skate wing and roast chicken were very nice. Dessert of lemon tart and...More

Thank jbillin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a perfect Sunday brunch with friends at Sardine and will definitely be back. The food is excellent and the prices are okay, which make this restaurant a good value. I had the shrimp and crab cakes and my husband had the croque madame....More

Thank RandV V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Sardine periodically over the years for brunch and dinner and always enjoyed the food. I hadn't been there in about 5 years but greatly anticipated a visit for my mom's birthday. Overall, I was so disappointed. The cheese platter was lovely...More

Thank michelleg232
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's definitely not my favorite brunch spot in Madison, and I could name at least 4 or 5 other places I prefer over Sardine. Though I like the atmosphere and decor, as well as the service, the food always leaves me feeling underwhelmed. I found...More

1  Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sardine is a treasure! Food and drinks are top notch! Parking lot is a bit sketchy from the rude bikers, but that can be forgiven. Service is great!

Thank Paul L
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Jayne G
22 September 2016|
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Response from GerritSM55 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking out by the front but it is limited. Get there early. Otherwise you will be 3-4 blocks away in a city ramp.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-441-1600
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