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Cafe Madison

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33 Lafayette St, Riverside, NJ 08075-3120 (Between Madison Street & S. Pavilion Avenue)
+1 856-764-4444
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a disappointing meal at Cafe Madison a few years ago, but the place has such a good reputation that I thought I'd try it again. My fiancee and I even considered having our wedding reception there, but the staff was so difficult to work with that we decided to look elsewhere. At that wedding we received an Open... More 

Thank WearyTraveler57
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been wanting to dine here for some time and when I finally had the chance I was very disappointed. The service was terrible and the food was mediocre. There were a bunch of young (handsome though) guy servers that had zero guidance. The food did not seem as though it wasprepared fresh. The bathrooms appeared dirty. I could... More 

Thank maysi111
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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495 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Central Jersey. This restaurant has a pub, bar, outdoor dining area (seasonal), and several rooms for various events. The decor is elegant--even the wash rooms. We went there recently for a group event and were not disappointed--even though it was crowded. The food is excellent, the restaurant has a good wine list,... More 

Thank Stanner57
Collingswood, NJ
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited Café Madison last night with the wife for a birthday dinner for two. Ordered off the Prix Fixe Harvest menu, and it was scrumptious. The Nantucket Lobster Bisque is a must starter, followed by a deliciously cold fresh green salad topped with candied walnuts and drizzled with a light Pumpkin Vinaigrette. The wife ordered the Chicken Breast with Chorizo... More 

Thank poppy101248
Buffalo, New York
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant last night. The place looks awesome, live music, beautiful bar and dining rom. The menu has a number very nice options, four courses for $35. We waited a long time for drinks, the waiter seemed new or some what disorganized, I had the Salmon which was good, a couple of items were served cold but were promptly... More 

Thank Mike E
hamilton nj usa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try a laid back place with friends. Live in Hamilton area and when I take river line train to concerts in Camden I always see the madison restaurant to try. It was spur of the moment went with some friends to try this place. We wanted the courtyard to chill and here live music. There was a wedding... More 

1 Thank fmciii
Mount laurel
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We ate here(2 couples) on a Saturday evening in September. The hosts station is located several feet inside the front door past most of the dining room near the bar in the back, strange location. We were seated with-in three/four minutes and then service went down hill after that. Server took 15 minutes to approach table, never introducing himself. We... More 

Thank Stephen K
Kendall Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful birthday family dinner at Madison Cafe. The food was exceptional and portions were bountiful. To top it off their $35 4 course fixed price menu is a fantastic value. Chef Jack definitely has it all together.

Thank rwaetzman
Newark, New Jersey
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Was there Friday night for a family occasion staff was quick and friendly bar staff could have been a little nicer the meal well how could you ruin chicken no flavor topping on the chicken was burnt what ever it was supposed to be the other portions were just as bad

Thank Joseph706
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Went to a dinner/dance with a Prix Fix menu. First visit and counted on their rating to get some good food. The presentation of their dishes were very nice. But the salmon was under or over-cooked we had two portions, the vegetables were cold and the desert was nearly inedible (both their blueberry concoction and a flourless chocolate cake. On... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Lafayette St, Riverside, NJ 08075-3120
    (Between Madison Street & S. Pavilion Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Riverline runs in front of Cafe Madison.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 856-764-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?