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The Wharf Restaurant

94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
+1 203-245-1404
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (11 reviews)
“cioppino” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been to the wharf since it was renovated. It is beautiful. They now have complimentary valet- a big plus since parking was always an issue. We were fortunate it was a nice day so we sat in the deck. The wait staff...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere. we do all our work events here. they revamped the inside and the menu and its better but still not amazing. the taco trio is amazing

Thank clarissajg1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family ate at The Wharf last weekend. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, and the view was excellent. I suggest you you give it a try.

Thank djlucas
Reviewed May 17, 2018

I BELIEVE they cater mostly to their guests, and not thepeople of Madison that support them all year.. the food is way overpriced, as are the drinks, and the food is nothing to brag about..just the ambience is nice but you dont want to eat...More

Thank melissa b
John M, General Manager at The Wharf Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Melissa B - I'm so sorry you feel this way. Can you please share with me the specifics of your experience so I can resolve the issues to your satisfaction? While we enjoy our out-of -town guests, we also greatly value the people of...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Despite being locals, we have always ventured into Essex for brunch at the Griswold Inn (the “Gris”) but this year decided to make a change, which turned out to be a great move. We had an early seating for brunch at 10:30 and were seated...More

Thank DieselWMB
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Nice location. Slow service. Over cooked salmon. Got part of order wrong. Clam chowder tasted moldy. Too bad but will not be back.

Thank Nathan B
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a drink and apps on the deck. Milton was attentive and friendly, thank you! View is amazing Mussels: a very nice size but bland in taste... a missed opportunity for sure. It tasted like muscles in boring boiled garlic water. Bacon wrapped...More

Thank ShorelineGuy
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Great service, friendly staff and delicious food. You should definitely try Tuna Tartar. Just for this appetizer I could go there. We also ordered Short Ribs and North Atlantic Salmon. Both dishes were delicious.

Thank Nightynight1
Reviewed February 14, 2018

We were very disappointed by the food menu for lunch. Most of the menu is fried and/or a sandwich. Choices of salads were just not available. The owner/chief is apparently not aware that we have an obesity crisis in our country. Service from the kitchen...More

Thank irish388
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Our experience was phenomenal. We thoroughly enjoyed each meal we had over the weekend we stayed at the Madison Beach Hotel (dinner, lunch, dinner, brunch). The servers were wonderful and engaging. Sunday brunch was amazing. The best table in the house is one that faces...More

Thank jtnye
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August 15, 2017|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
No reservations for lunch on the porch, but the wait has not been long. Don't know about using the beach.
April 29, 2016|
Response from John M | Property representative |
Dear babcilos - Yes! The Wharf is open for lunch Mon - Saturday, 11am - 3pm. On Sunday, we serve brunch from 11am - 3pm, and ala carte service is available starting at 2pm. We also offer our bar menu from 11am - 10pm... More
July 1, 2015|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Susieq194 - Thanks for your inquiry. Our daily special is a 1 1/4 lb steamed lobster served with new potatoes and corn on the cob, all for just $24. We also offer a crab stuffed baked lobster with the same accompaniments... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak, Shoreline EAST.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 203-245-1404
The Wharf Restaurant is located inside the Madison Beach Hotel overlooking the Long Island Sound. Open year-round, this location is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with a water view and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island Sound while seated in the comfortably elegant dining room or covered porch. The porch is tented and heated in the winter allowing guests to enjoy the beauty of the shoreline without being outdoors. Classic New England dishes are prepared with a fresh innovative flair. Chef Sean Carney selection of entrees are not to be missed. A collector's wine list with rare wines from hard to find vintages will please even the most discerning palette. Our full bar menu includes local craft beers, seasonal signature cocktails, and spirits. Come and experience the genuine hospitality that is the foundation of our service!
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