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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (113 reviews)
“sardines” (208 reviews)
“oysters” (49 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Overlooks Lake Monona about six blocks off the Square. Plenty of parking. We met my son for dinner the other night. We did not need reservations on a Tuesday night but I always make them anyway. Salmon was outstanding as was the steak. Convivial bar...More

Thank Lyngaas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to come for restaurant week and enjoyed the Oyster Happy hour. Every weekday, its half off oysters and stella beer or house wine. The menu for restaurant week was delicious. My husband had the pork chop (a go to favorite), and I had...More

Thank teamconwell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with friends. I arrived early and the waitress was great giving me some bread to nipple on while I waited. The food was unique which is always good to try something new. A bit pricey but still worth trying it

Thank Lynn Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lakeside restaurant offers an authentic Mediterranean menu, delicious dishes, and a bustling ambience reminiscent of a popular neighborhood gathering place in Europe.

1  Thank Barbie1957
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Our work team had dinner here in December and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, and the atmosphere was beautiful. We enjoyed the variety on the drink list, including a couple of recommendations by our server. The appetizers and entrees...More

1  Thank Jessica0823
Reviewed 31 December 2017

The food is wonderfully prepared. The staff went over the top to provide a great dining experience. They even came out to jump our car when it would not start in -0 degrees. Sorry we did not get the waiters name but I am positive...More

1  Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Comfortable setting with excellent service. Good wine and food selection. Try something you've never had before...be pleasantly surprised. The skate entree is our go to favorite. A really delicious fish with excellent preparation.

1  Thank GregoryMadison_WI
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I've been here several times for brunch and highly recommend it. We have been lucky getting tables here - perhaps because it requires driving. (All the places near campus or the capitol usually have long lines.) Atmosphere is nice and it's right on the lake.

1  Thank baseball_dad
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Love the atmosphere, wait staff was adequate and the food was very good. Would return next time we're in Madison.

1  Thank Vach
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I have been to Sardine ten or more times in the last 4 years and I have always had a delicious meal, interesting flavors, wonderful wine and great service. I have been here for brunch with a large party and Sardine was very accommodating. I...More

1  Thank nkloconte
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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