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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sardines” (210 reviews)
“oysters” (50 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed June 5, 2016

Our family came to have a nice birthday dinner for my daughter after a wonderful day seeing The Lion King. My husband and I have just loved Sardine in the past and wanted to share our love for this restaurant with our kids who have...More

3  Thank Lori B
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Business dinner with a company visitor. It was just warm enough to sit on the porch. The food was superb! Service was a bit inconsistent, as one person in our party received a late salad, drink, and dessert! One of the food runners tracking down...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed May 25, 2016

We met friends for dinner and were lucky enough to get seats by the lake view windows. Our service was good& the food with really good. My husband always orders the steak frites and the others orders various seafood dishes. Always go with the special....More

Thank Eddie12
Reviewed May 22, 2016

I went there with a friend on Friday evening for happy hour. The entire bar staff had turned over - the new people pale in comparison to the old staff. We had to ask for everything more than once. And they messed up our order....More

1  Thank CMT60605
Reviewed May 22, 2016

The soup was served to two in our party and was just barely warm. The oysters were expensive but delighted two guests. The flounder was chewy and had little taste, with a slight fishy odor, one guest commented. The mushroom pasta was too al dente...More

Thank wadham
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Sardine has become just about our favorite restaurant in Madison. They have an eclectic menu with unique entrees and ingredients. My wife is a vegetarian and there is much for her to choose from. Inventive selection of top shelf cocktails. The staff is friendly and...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Wonderful views of Lake Monona, fine service and great food and drink. Loved the atmosphere and style of the place, a real find. We all enjoyed our food and the service was fantastic, very attentive and friendly.

Thank JRZ78
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

You cannot go wrong with a trip to Sardine. The food has been some of the best I have ever eaten. Service is impeccable and the bar is one of the most popular in the area for a very good reason-superb cocktails and a great...More

Thank prizepkg
Reviewed May 18, 2016

We ate here early on UW graduation weekend. It was busy even when they opened at 5. There were four of us. The view over Lake Monona was fabulous. We shared a tempura vegetable plate which was plenty for four people. One had the flounder,...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Delicious bistrot menu. Lovely chicken, salmon, steak frites. Duck salad. Don't miss!! Reasonably priced and a nice view of the water. Buzzing lately.

Thank Hotel_Princess55
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May 20, 2018|
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Response from 22Praznikjr | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so? You might want to give them a call. It’s always cold when I visit.
Jayne G
September 21, 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
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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