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Madison Bistro

238 Madison Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-447-1919
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (8 reviews)
“pre fix lunch” (2 reviews)
“hanger steak” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
238 Madison Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016
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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

Thank Romance123
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.

Reviewed 8 April 2015

French Bistro with a good variety of selections. Service professional and efficient - server had good knowledge of menu, ingredients, cooking time required for each entree, etc. Portion sizes were absolutely appropriate - not sure I understand some of the prior posts regarding small portion...More

Thank 150nightsperyr
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2015

Thank you very much for visiting Madison Bistro. We are glad you enjoyed your Lunch and we hope to see you again soon. All the best,

Reviewed 5 April 2015

The pre-fix dinner would be a great value if the entrees were a bit more generous! It is $45, and at tht price the entree ws very skimpy! My entree was hanger steak with shallot sauce ( which is served sliced) with french fries. The...More

claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2015

Thank you so much for visiting Madison Bistro. Thank you also for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Quality is my main goal and I am glad you noticed it. Lokking for big meal, the lobster lasagna was maybe not the best...More

Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is an adorable restaurant with a delicious and affordable prix fixe menu for both lunch and dinner. I have eaten at this restaurant multiple times and have only had one experience where I did not like what I ordered (and it was a dessert...More

Thank Travel1107
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2015

We, at Madison Bistro, are absolutely glade you enjoyed your dinner with us. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you,

Reviewed 2 March 2015

Talk about authentic, having lived in France we can say that the Madison Bistro is very much like a French Bistro. We had the moules and the steak frites that were excellent, we started with well prepared salads and finished with desserts - I had...More

Thank Martin M
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2015

Thank you very much for visiting us at Madison Bistro. We are glad you enjoyed your Dinner with us and hope to see you again soon. Merci!

Reviewed 18 February 2015

Madison bistro is the quintessence of Parisian bistro. With a wine list full of great Burgundy wines. All the prices are low and the service very friendly and professional.

Thank JLD86
claude G, Owner at Madison Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

Thank Chef Dumonet, It's always a plasure to cook for you. The entire staff and myself at Madison Bistro were extramly happy to have you for Dinner.

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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$45
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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