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Madison Bistro

238 Madison Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-447-1919
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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All hours
CUISINES
French, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
238 Madison Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

The hustle and bustle of the city is easily left outside of this quaint restaurant. The food was delicious, wine selections were plenty and the staff was attentive although a bit more relaxed than other restaurants in Murray Hill. I will definitely return for the...More

Thank Jennifer M
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Madison Bistro. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your dinner with us. I hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

My family and here every year when we visit NYC. Friendly, attentive staff, great food, excellent service. We never have a bad meal here and they are very helpful with accomodating "picky" children. We highly recommenrd.

Thank John R
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2015

Thank you very much for visiting us, I was a pleasure having you with your children. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 June 2015

We had a good meal here with our nephew....the service was polite and attentive and the atmosphere pleasant and not loud which is always appreciated in a restaurant where you want to have a conversation. Our meal was not rushed which is also appreciated.

1  Thank albanywanderer
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2015

Thank very much for visiting us, Thank you also for taking the time to post a review on our page. We are glade you enjoyed you meal with us and wish to see you again soon.

Reviewed 29 May 2015

We recently visited Madison Bistro with two couples of old friends. This is a gem of a find in the Murray Hill district of New York City. It is a neighborhood place with excellent French cuisine. The staff is professional, attentive and well versed in...More

Thank Len W
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2015

Thank you for visiting Madison Bistro, I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 May 2015

My husband and I stopped into this place for dinner on a recent visit to NYC. Wasn't expecting much as you never know what you'll get on an impromptu visit. There were a few patrons when we first arrived and business started picking up shortly...More

Thank Celine D
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review Madison Bistro. We appreciate your visit.

Reviewed 26 May 2015

We ate breakfast here one morning and spent $101 for four people. That did include 2 bloody marys at $13 apiece. THe drinks weren't very good and the food was just OK. not worth a second visit though. The staff was very friendly and the...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

It is hard to find somewhere quiet in New York for breakfast. This restaurant offered a nice little oasis to enjoy a good French breakfast of warm baguette and croissant and coffee. Really good place to know about.

Thank Andersbodo
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review Madison Bistro's Breakfast. I am glad you have enjoyed it. I hope to see you again. #MadisonBistro, #Breakfast

Reviewed 26 April 2015

We went here to eat a nice lunch with my wife’s aunt, uncle and cousin. Things were pleasant enough through the reasonably tasty appetizers. But then things went south in a hurry. Our aunt ordered a burger cooked “medium” and it came our looking bright...More

2  Thank FoodieKabloodie
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Went as part of a larger group. This is a tiny place on the corner of 37th and Madison. 8 minute walk from Grand Central. You walk through what appeared to be a friendly bar, which didnt have too many places to sit. Everyone who...More

Thank taxman53
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Thank you so very much for taking some of your valuable time to write about your experience at Madison Bistro. I am sorry we did not meet your expectation but I am glad at least your wife enjoyed her dinner. I am always happy to...More

Reviewed 20 April 2015

We dined here one night before going to the theatre. I thoroughly enjoyed the Boston lettuce salad with almond & Dijon vinagrette to start followed by the cod choucroute. My companion had the lobster & spinach lasagna which he said was rather tasteless. Service was...More

Thank Weswee
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2015

Thank you very much for taking the time to write on our page. I am sorry for not meeting with your expectation. I wish you can give us an other chance and we will do our best to correct those mistakes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$28 - US$45
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
Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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