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Madison, San Diego, CA

Madison

4.6
4.6
2213 Reviews
$30 and under
Modern European
Mediterranean-inspired fare and elegant cocktails are served in sleek surroundings at this modern, airy University Heights hangout. ~Zagat

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Californian, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 269-6566

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Mario Casseneri

  • Private party contact

    info@madisononpark.com: (619) 269-6566

  • Neighbourhood

    University Heights

  • Cross Street

    Madison Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Night Latin Jazz

    Multiple dates available
    Every Sunday night on our indoor patio! 5:45-8pm. Eat the eats and sip the sips while Irving Flores entertains with Kaylee Daugherty on vocals. Space is limited so do not wait! Regular menu available. Please make reservations for 'Regular' to hear/see the music. =)

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What 2,213 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MB

    MaribelB

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food and service were excellent.
  2. MB

    MichaelB

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fabulous, food, service and music. Thank you!
  3. a

    andrewg

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Madison has everything going for it, design, location, menu etc. the server was friendly but the food took forever and meals for our table is 8 did not come out at the same time. Vegan requests came out with bacon. Second rounds of drinks came out over 15 minutes apart. Do better!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Normally, we love this restaurant but our last experience was not what we expected. The service was rough, our server was not friendly or helpful. We sat in the bar area and the bartender was aggressively banging his shakers against the bar to the point where it would scare us on occasion. The food and drinks were amazing as always. The value is great. We will come back, but last night wasn’t the best.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    They forgot our entrees and didn’t rush it. We didn’t get it and had to leave. We only had apps.
  6. CP

    CookingPartners

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Good quality was great. Service, not so much. Three dinners were delivered promptly. One was so late we had to go in search of a server. When it arrived, no apology, no offer of compensation, nothing. Like it was supposed to be that way. Band was so loud conversation was close to impossible. We had to go elsewhere after dinner to catch up with our guests.
  7. ER

    EricR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to everyone.
  8. n

    nikakhabarova

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great drinks, very lively atmosphere and the space is gorgeous.
  9. DR

    DanielleR

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Even with a reservation and showing up on time, the service needs some attention as our conditions were less than ideal. But we enjoyed every bite and sip.
  10. LF

    Local3FAN

    San Diego

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. I had the Ravioli and it was perfect. They also have great cocktails. Our only problem was my wife ordered the steak medium rare and she got medium well. Server immediately offered to make it right or take it off the bill. Exactly the response you would hope for. Another positive on service is we ordered the vegan chocolate cake. I was hesitant but the server said it was excellent and if we didn't like it she would take it off the bill. It was excellent. Overall this is an excellent restaurant and I highly recommend you try it. Also outside seating was abundant and comfortable.
  11. LR

    LindseyRae13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, beautiful ambiance, and staff that’s attentive and knowledgeable while letting you enjoy your company. Had a girls night here and we ordered things off the menu to share. The gnocchi was my favorite but they were all amazing dishes. Server was friendly, helpful, and I appreciated that she let us enjoy the dinner but was intuitive with our needs at the same time. Will be back!
  12. DS

    DSaint

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute place with great food, drinks, and service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  14. SP

    StephenP

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Madison. We have been coming here regularly for years. Always friendly service and delicious food!
  15. BH

    BHfoodie

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lucky us! Great live Jazz on Sunday night. Interesting menu, very well execute. Food was bright, flavorful and interesting.. Especially loved the “watermelon stack” starter - unusual, and delicious combination of ingredients. Service was great too!!!
  16. i

    itok

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Took 45mins to an hour just to get our food. We had to ask the waiter to check on our food cause we were waiting so long. He didn't come by the table to ask how we were doing unless we flagged them down. Our food was cold when we got it, ended up just taking it home and reheating it. I understand it was a Sunday but tables around us got their food faster than us and we ordered before them. Yeah they comped the food that didnt make the experience any better, sorry.
  17. WP

    WilderP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome food and drinks ! Great environment. Will definitely come back .
  18. DK

    DarleneK

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Smelled like sewage. Dinner and appetizers came out at the same time. Waitress said, oh the kitchen did that. The table next to us said they did the same thing to them. Definitely would not recommend or go back again.
  19. A

    Agusia

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have amazing food, great service, beautiful building inside.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I’ve been to Madison before and had great experiences. This time wasn’t that. We had a reservation for 4 and got seated right inside in the front of the restaurant. We were partially shaded but also right in the sun. There were so many flies at our table. The waitress took a while to come and was nice when she finally did, but we didn’t see much of her and we were there quite a while. Our coffees took 30 minutes to arrive, and as soon as I was able to try mine a fly landed in it. I tried to get a waiter for at least 10 minutes for a new iced coffee. Our food came and the skirt steak was tough. Batting the flies away took so much time and attention that our food got cold before we could finish it. I was charged for the fly coffee and told that the restaurant can’t control the flies. They had way too much going on, baby showers and bridal showers that obviously took all of the wait staff’s attention. All in all, not a great experience. Felt bad that I hyped this place up to my friends, definitely embarrassing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food is decent, noting special really it was kind of cold and not the most flavorful. The building is beautiful very cute for like instagram but it’s VERY loud in there. It’s one big open room so the noise is just all over the place. Not a place I think I’d return but I don’t regret going.
  22. CB

    ChelliB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything we ate here. The food and drinks were excellent. Our sever was great. The cocktails were delicious. We went early.. 6:00ish… it was nice and quiet but by the time we left it was so noisy we could no longer talk without yelling. We were glad we were done. I will be back for sure because it was great, I will just make sure to go early again!
  23. HC

    HC11

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Our server was terrible, we waited 30 minutes just for ordering initial drinks. I asked for no peppers and still on dish. Explained to server and did not fix just said sorry. Cocktail was not as ordered. Disappointed overall on sevice and would not recommend or ever return.
  24. AH

    AndreaH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The cocktails were fabulous. My harvest salad was great but the kabob was very small. Three pieces of bite size chicken pieces. Service outstanding.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love Jazz night! Both of the server assistants were fantastic
  26. GT

    GymelT

    Baja California

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service, It will be great some extra Speakers at the patio to hear the live Music!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best eggs Benedict and the most amazing mimosa. Love it all!
  28. MM

    MonteM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison was just great, with lovely outdoor seating. Service was terrific and even took our pics! We did apps, sharing and it was awesome, no issues and terrific food. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed.
  29. t

    tbat

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable dinner with friends. Cool place. Great staff. Delicious food.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience at Madison while my sister was in town visiting. The food, drinks and live music were outstanding.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibes and food
  32. NH

    NatalieH

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food and atmosphere are great. Sat outside and service was beyond slow. It was really hot out so not sure if waitresses were just avoiding coming outside or if they were super busy. But we hardly saw them.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall very good experience. Food was good, but expected to be better. Ordered several appetizers to share. Tuna tartare needed more flavor and the bread on the brie tasted “old”. The ceviche was really good, totally recommended. Drinks were also good.
  34. S

    Shimmy

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hosted my 30th bday at Madison. We had an amazing time. The staff was flexible with us since we had some of our party show up a bit late to the reservation. Our server was so kind and fun despite the craziness of the big group. Thanks for the wonderful time! We all agreed that it was a beautiful restaurant and excellent experience!
  35. F

    Foodie1983

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was mediocre, lots of flies, decor is awesome.
  36. CL

    CynthiaL

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had breakfast and it was delicious! Great ambiance and cute place. Highly recommended it
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed wonderful dinner @Madison. Great food , Fun energy, and Service excellence from Melina ! We look forward to returning sooner than later !
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and food. Perfect date night spot.
  39. MM

    MeganM

    Boise

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots in San Diego. Delicious, interesting food in beautiful setting, yet able to maintain a neighborhood vibe. Love ❤️
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks. Sunday night Jazz night was a nice touch. The ambiance was amazing. Perfect for a date night or special occasion. Tony was attentive and pleasant. Drinks were unique and well balanced. Food was amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Madison does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Madison is rated 4.6 stars by 2213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Madison

4622 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Madison Avenue

  • Neighbourhood

    University Heights

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Californian, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Mario Casseneri

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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