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Madison Bistro

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238 Madison Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016 (37th Street)
+1 212-447-1919
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Today
07:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 22:30
Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience in this restaurant. One of us had duck breast, which was the best fowl he'd ever had. The other had filet of dorade, also delicious. The portions were perfectly sized and the food was expertly prepared. We both had soup--French onion and cauliflower, both excellent. The desserts--creme brûlée and chocolate profiteroles--were scrumptious. The staff were... More 

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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely comment, We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bahrain
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a breakfast in this French style Resturent, the decoration is so nice , seating near the window was nice two , staff and service were good and the food also,we did have a good time .

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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for this lovely comment. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Madison Bistro was near our hotel. We didn't book but it wasn't busy the Sunday night we went. Food and service were excellent and we had a most enjoyable evening there. Its expensive but worth it for the experience.

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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your sweet comment on #madisonbistro We delight to hear your words and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I was visiting NYC and staying at the Morgan Hotel. On a rainy day, I invited 2 friends I hadn't seen i a while to lunch and we went to the Madison Bistro. I requested a quiet corner, and I wasn't disappointed. We were seated downstairs, in a charming room. Our food was delicious, the service was excellent and we... More 

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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time and review Madison Bistro. I am glad you've enjoyed your dinner with us. We, all hope to see you again soon. More 

Stockholm
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83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Quiet and good for breakfast. Vey nice continental breakfast wit excellent croissants, toast etc. Friendly staff!

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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your beautiful review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Paphos, Cyprus
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A culinary trip in Paradise !!!!! The best quality french food made by a great Chef Claude Godard. All the food that we ate had great flavors and the quality of the food was unique I believe that restaurant like Madison can have easy a 5 stars!!!!!! Some great dishes was escargot beef bourginion!!!!!!!

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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write on Madison Bistro. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your Dinner with us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped for lunch on a shopping day in NYC. I really enjoyed the food & wine and all was great until I went to pay. I gave the person who brought the bill my debit card, he took it away and then came back and asked me to come to the cashiers desk to enter my pin, I made... More 

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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you very much for stopping by Madison Bistro and also to take the time to post a comment on our wall. I am sorry to hear that the end of your experience with us was not as pleasant as expected. Melvin & I would like to express our apologies for the misunderstanding. Thank you anyway for recommending... More 

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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

My girlfriend and I stumbled upon this place after leaving a late off-Broadway show. Didn't have many expectations, just wanted to find a place that would take us around 10:30pm while wearing shorts and backpacks. I can safely say both of us were blown away by the quality of the service, taste and presentation of the food, and the classiness... More 

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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your lovely review on Madison Bistro. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. I will be very happy to meet with you on your next visit. More 

Delmar
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

French? Sure is and very good. I was there for lunch and had a preis fixe meal. Excellent! Good wine by the glass. Attentive service but not intrusive. If you are in mid town give it a go.

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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about Madison Bistro. We are glad you've enjoyed your stay with us. Next time you are stopping by please introduce yourself. Merci. More 

scotland
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Small, compact, noisy but atmospheric French eating and small bar area. Good menu, lots of specials,, quality food and reasonable prices. Friendly staff. Only negative was 18% gratuity automatically added to bill.

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claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this review

thank you very much for taking the time to review Madison Bistro. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. See you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$28 - US$45
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:30
Monday
07:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:30
Thursday
07:30 - 22:30
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Madison Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016
    (37th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6 to Grand Central
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-447-1919
Description
Madison Bistro is a French Bistro with a modern twist that is based on a mix of Godard's family recipes and traditional French recipes. Diners can enjoy the wonderful cuisine in the restaurant's dining hall that has a Parisian ambiance with a touch of classic French influence, all the while retaining its casual and classy atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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