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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” (116 reviews)
“sardines” (210 reviews)
“oysters” (50 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We’ve been going to Sardine for years and now that we live in another state, had to come here twice during our 3 day visit. First was oyster happy hour on Thursday. Space at the bar which is our preference and fantastic fresh plump east...More

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place and have been there many times. Maybe our mistake was going to dinner on Mother's Day; a typically busy restaurant time. We had 5:30 PM reservations. The staff was friendly and sat us immediately. We ordered drinks and an appetizer. Upon...More

Thank Madison_WITraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town to visit my daughter. Beautiful day in Madison; high 70’s, sunny, and not a cloud in the sky. We were able to get an outside patio table without much of a wait. View, once you look past the parking lot, is...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us were in town for a family wedding. We went to Sardine for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. The roasted pork was very good. The waiter changed the whitefish to chicken for my daughter who doesn't eat fish. She loved it. My wife...More

1  Thank Maridevitt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice European atmosphere. Very good wines, great food (cheeses and seafood is that we mostly enjoyed) spirited and friendly service and decent dessert. What else one may want? A great view? Well, it’s on the lakeside

Thank BeLaZe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friday night was busy,but we got there early to get a table by the window overlooking the lake. Dinner reservations are not seated till 5.So had a beer and wonderful oysters. Had fantastic duck salad. It could be a light entree. The entrees of pork...More

Thank meldeucef
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful space, professional staff,and absolutely out of the box delicious food! The beet bloody Mary was so different and delightful!

Thank shanascalhoun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation for 13 on a Saturday at 10am. Worked out well. Service was quick. Very fancy restaurant. Prices were fairly high, $13-18 per plate. Drinks were at least $7. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food though!

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had one night in Madison, and although tempted to check out an inexpensive popular college comfort food eatery, we opted for something more our style. Wow! Were we happy with this choice! Wonderful ambience, view of Lake Menona, extensive beer and wine selections, and...More

Thank coachjcu
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Halibut was delicious, service was great but trying to get to know someone was a challenge. Kind of a relief to step outside.

Thank beemergal60859
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21 May 2018|
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Response from 22Praznikjr | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so? You might want to give them a call. It’s always cold when I visit.
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, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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