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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (123 reviews)
“sardines” (205 reviews)
“oysters” (48 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I try to visit most of the nice restaurants in Madison but kept passing up Sardine for the last year or two. Not anymore. They have great cocktails (corpse revive #2!) and tasty entrees. Will definitely frequent again.

Thank Frank Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to be to feel like you are on the west coast! Great atmosphere, service, seafood, and cocktails!

Thank Mickey7799
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sardine has a great balance of an elegant bistro atmosphere with being so friendly it has a casual feel. The service is very attentive,while being relaxed and helpful. Top notch without being stuffy. The food is fabulous and it always feels festive here. The menu...More

Thank K5122CSchristineg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant near Lake Monona. Delicious and seasonal local options along with great seafood. Ambiance is romantic.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for brunch on a Saturday. We had the charcuterie plate (country pate, cured meats, and a delicious foie gras mousse) and the moules frites. I will be back! So far, my favorite restaurant in Madison. Very reasonably priced!

Thank WanderlustDust
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While there may be no absence of eateries in this Wisconsin city, one of the more elegant locales is Sardine. While the outside lighting may be somewhat subtle, all that changes once you step inside the restaurant. The menu has great variety as does the...More

Thank Wade K
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've had varying experiences at Sardine. When it's busy, it's a crapshoot - and it does get busy. I've had a pretty dry hamburger there in the past. However, the last visit was simply smashing. Tried the seasonal fried veggies appetizer and - it was...More

Thank Vincent P
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you like raw oysters, this is THE place to go. Happy hour is 4-6 w/ half priced East Coast oysters & discounted drinks. Other food is awesome, too!

Thank nutbrownhares
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Unique menu, all in our party thought the flavors went nicely together. We also thought it was a good value, everything was fresh including the oysters, we thought the New Zealand oysters were the best. I would highly recommend stopping in and they the menu....More

Thank Gskipp2
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had a wonderful brunch with family on Sunday .. the setting is lovely, the table settings quite pleasant and comfortable but go for the menu items. Loved the fact that you can get three different sizes of mimosa drinks. Had the Croque Monsieur and it...More

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
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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