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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (106 reviews)
“sardines” (196 reviews)
“oysters” (48 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Madison on business and the restaurant was chosen by my Madison based colleagues. I am pescatarian, no shellfish, and another in our party was vegetarian. At first glance this might not seem veg friendly but look again !! There are plenty of...More

Thank FSackvilleN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A gathering of 4. Very friendly and attentive front of house. Helpful server. And delicious, flavorful dishes in a comfortable, contemporary environment with a bistro flair. I tend to try the daily specials and a couple of small plates to try what the kitchen has...More

Thank MFChilders
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely brunch! The food is delicious. Pastries were Fresh and the food was very flavorful. They have a small but good kids menu. There is a nice variety of food on the menu as well. Highly recommend.

Thank rachael1107
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I would really only give this a three-and-a-half star. Ambiance was excellent. Interesting menu. Presentation of food excellent. Service very good. Red wine by the glass was way overpriced and not very tasty for the house red and the Cab. Duck comfit was excellent -...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Sardine has some of Madison's best seafood. The views of the lake are lovely and the menu choices are extensive, everything fresh and beautifully prepared delicious.

Thank lesmad
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Sardine doesn't have a huge menu, but enough variety that you can easily find a great meal. Every time I have been there, the food has been excellent. And because it is situated on the lake, when the weather is nice the atmosphere can't be...More

Thank Kari K
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Everything was excellent. Busy place on Sunday . We only waited 30 minutes for a table for 2. Lots of menus choices. We had burgers and beer.

Thank connie80reed
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

It's a nice French bistro. Huge and nice people at the bar. Waiters can be hit or miss but the good is solid. Their menu is getting a little old. You can get great foils items at the bar menu that they dint have on...More

Thank meatdowntown
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Group dinner of 8 on a busy Saturday night. The place was far too loud to be able to have a conversation. The waiter was arrogant. When asked what is the best locally produced meat from the midwest on the menu, pork shoulder or ribeye,...More

1  Thank charles g
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Brunch, wonderful - Dinner wonderful - outside seating in summer months, excellent. Sardine never disappoints me or my guests. Great cocktail options, perfect for sipping on the outdoor patio that overlooks the lake. I'm a huge fan of their warm duck confit and frisee salad!...More

Thank Lisawhite5608
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Jayne G
21 September 2016|
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Response from GerritSM55 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking out by the front but it is limited. Get there early. Otherwise you will be 3-4 blocks away in a city ramp.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-441-1600
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