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Madison Tavern

4.2
144 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
MADISON TAVERN is a hip, urban gathering place located in the heart of downtown Chicago. The 250-seat tavern is conveniently located inside the Ogilvie Transportation Center, the city's hub for all major transit. MADISON TAVERN is the perfect gathering place for lunch, happy hour or dinner in the Loop.

MADISON TAVERN features a relaxed atmosphere with eclectic dining and a full bar complete with artisan cocktails, global wines, and a large variety of local and craft brews. A blend of contemporary and classic offerings, MADISON TAVERN'S menu offers something for everyone including a variety of tacos, specialty burgers, diverse salads, and tavern favorites such as wings, fish & chips and prime rib dip. MADISON TAVERN'S cuisine is an eclectic mix of multi-cultural dishes, matching the richness and diversity of Chicago.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Dining Bar
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm or later
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm or later
Kitchen closes 1 hour before the bar
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Phone number
(312) 559-5101
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Wilbert Pagulayan
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Catering
WE'D LOVE TO HELP YOU PLAN THE PERFECT PARTY,
AT YOUR PLACE (CATER) ... OR OURS (PRIVATE PARTY)!
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Canal, in Ogilvie Transportation Center
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Public Transit
Metra Station
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Special Events & Promotions
An event at Madison Tavern is a memorable one. We offer ...

Event space right inside Ogilvie Transportation Center, the hub of the Chicago Loop ...

Private event spaces for small groups up to 299 people ...

From cocktail receptions to buffets to formal sit-downs ...

Large HD televisions for viewing of televised events ...

Large and gorgeous bar perfect for mingling before, during, and after your event ...

A variety of low seating, bar seating, and community tables ...

A variety of exclusive offerings to make your event extra special including Chef meet and greet, Mixologist-created specialty cocktail for your event only, and carving station ...
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Tue 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM

What 144 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.9
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEtowneater (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good bustling place to grab lunch in a nicer than average setting with good fish tacos! And the place does get crowded in the after work scene.

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Robert (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food is good but not great or special in any way. However, a good choice for lunch even though it is over-priced for what you get. It is in a great location to have a business lunch but it gets way too loud in there to have a business lunch during the rush period.

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Justme 
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Just a bar, nothing special. EXTREMELY very loud. No way you could have any conversation without shouting. If you want to be assured of a place to sit, a reservation is a must. As a bar, actually pretty good bartender - knew her drinks (not just the "trendy, in" drinks, but the "a-little-more-than- basic" too. Made them well.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Lauren and her team of professionals gave great prompt service. I initially made reservations at a table but I knew the bar was where I wanted to end up. Great atmosphere and good food. Sad that I can’t there late sometimes.

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Foodie (Des Moines)
1.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Prior reviews on service were accurate. Service is slow. Food is so so. Would not return.

There were 2 of us and waitress took our drink order. Came back with one of them and said she forgot what the other person ordered! Not a good start. Downhill from there.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Service and food were both excellent

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vipRDCPA (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Positive experience. I was hesitant due to the Yelp reviews but had a good meal with great service. Not sure about all the negativity on service, it may be at dinner time. For an everyday lunch, got a soup and sandwich, friend got a burger. All was tasty. In and out in 45 minutes and place was busy. I will be back

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Don’t bother to make reservations as there’s no one to check you in and it’s seat yourself. The bartenders mostly ignore you and you have to shout to be heard. Not worth the effort to go.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was good. Computer crashed so it took longer than expected to get bill and pay. Will he back.

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vipVero (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and drinks

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