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RJ Cafe & Bistro

768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3047
+1 203-318-8008
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (23 reviews)
“cupcakes” (13 reviews)
“soups” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3047
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My visit for 2 people was very good as we both ordered soup and salad. Eating indoors there are only 6 or 7 tables so you may have to wait a little but the food was quite good and the service was fast.

Thank Reviewer06443
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A great place to have a relaxing light meal. As a single woman I always feel comfortable eating a meal alone here. The food is always fresh and delicious.

Thank Adventureturtle
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food is not your typical, warm root vegitable salad, soups, sandwiches. The place is very small so get there early or as you wait read a book

Thank Fourfirstnames
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Yum yum. Got arugula salad to go with apple dressing. It had pear walnuts fresh arugula and blue cheese. Fresh and healthy.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A wonderful added feature to a lovely old fashioned book store. You can wander around the books while waiting for a table at the Café. If there happens to be a wait, it is well worth your time to do so.

Thank flossiea2017
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, easy menu. Some unique choices. Quick in and out if you can get seated. Small space but charming atmosphere.Soup specials are usually outstanding. Well priced.

Thank jschieren
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Mom and I stopped here for lunch. We sat down and looked at our menus. We were not asked what we wanted to drink or what we wanted to eat. The other patrons at tables around us were seated after us and their orders were...More

Thank tutana
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A nice place to go for lunch or an early dinner, right across the street from the movie theater. Good salads-especially the Rosti salad-and sandwiches. I'm gluten free and can always find something to eat.

Thank GuilfordCommuter
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were staying in Madison and wanted a sandwich for lunch before heading to our hotel. The reviews were excellent for this cafe but we were disappointed. The waitstaff was very friendly and seated us right away. We ordered within about 5 minutes, but our...More

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Service is always good and the wait staff are very attentive. The food is excellent and I particularly enjoy their soups. They add just a little something different to their sandwiches and I haven't had one yet that I didn't enjoy.

Thank Pber50
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Annette F
We are coming from NJ on December 5th to see Jacques Pepin for his book signing at the book store. I was wondeing if you think it will be busy that day around 3:30 PM that we would need to make a reservation?
12 November 2015|
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Response from javanut | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for your interest in RJ Cafe & Bistro. The event doesn't start till 6 so I would say that 3:30 would be a great time! You can also call ahead 20-30 minutes, and if we have a wait, we will put you on the list... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3047
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 203-318-8008
  • E-mail