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Tornado Steak House

116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to this restaurant for her birthday a couple of days ago. On a positive note, the vibe in this place is great. Lots of people, noise level is high, feels like a fun place to be so go there if...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bunnily
Reviewed November 12, 2018

In Madison Wisconsin for a meeting, asked the hotel if there was a good steak house nearby. Took the shuttle over to TORNADO's Steak House. From the outside it appears to be just some little restaurant, the sign does say Steaks. Inside it's small and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We went to the steakhouse recently with some fairly high expectations. We sat at the bar and ordered some apps prior to our table being ready. During the lengthy wait (which we were fine with) our group was surprised by the consistent lack of courtesy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Luckydogforsure
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The outside of this bar and restaurant does not tell the story of the inside experience. This was recommended to us by a friend as having a great atmosphere and amazing martinis. We ended up having dinner here and can't say enough about the service,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CSowl
Reviewed October 13, 2018

A+ steaks and service. Venison also fabulous. Other interesting meats on menu - rabbit, duck, lamb. Delicious artisan breads. Excellent onion soup. On-street parking 2 blocks from the capitol. Reservations recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank brianbalk
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Great upscale steak house, kind of tucked back in a little cove. At least on a Friday night, it was very lively, get there early if you want a seat at the bar, the cocktails are free pour, excellent drinks served by friendly bartenders. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank grammak2017
Reviewed September 29, 2018

My son-in-law went to U of Wisconsin in Madison so we asked him first where we should go to celebrate my wife's birthday. Without hesitation he said "Tornado Room", meaning the Tornado Steakhouse. He said it was pricey but they delivered. He was right. Finding...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Donald J
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Don't pass this one by. On the outside it doesn't look like it would be a nice restaurant, and when you walk in, the bar is definitely out-of-date, but we came on a recommendation from Genna's bartender next door for the late night menu, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Greenmemonica
Reviewed September 24, 2018

In the past we enjoyed Tornado. This time not so much. While the dark wood and atmosphere is nice, the food was just ok. There are few appetizers to chose from so we passed. The steaks were good, nothing out of the ordinary. Sides were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank zrom
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The key lime gimlet is my favorite. The steaks are amazing and service is good. Will keep coming back for years to come

Date of visit: September 2018
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Yvonne E
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Response from epnurse | Reviewed this property |
I guess if you order a steak and a veg it would be gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-3570
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