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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” (48 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Sardine is old school amazing French-inspired gourmet cuisine. It's not pretentious, it's fairly priced, it's ALWAYS delicious. They KNOW how to cook here.Salmon with lentils is wonderful. Salads are fresh with just the right amount of dressing. Try one of their signature cocktails while your...More

1  Thank dillmonish d
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Delicious food in a great atmosphere. Our waiter was excellent; individual and expert but not overbearing in the way of some restaurants. Our group of college friends reunited here and it was a great spot to linger over a long table with delicious food and...More

1  Thank WilliamsWI
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We’ve visited this restaurant for many years but each time we visit the food and service has declined tremendously. Specials are always gone within in minutes of the sever telling us about them. They no longer have copper mugs for Moscow mules (so strange). Server...More

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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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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