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Madison, San Diego, CA

Madison

4.7
4.7
2061 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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Booked 100 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Postmates

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

  • Neighborhood

    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 2,061 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the first visit by my wife and me to Madison. Great place! Delicious food, with gluten-free and vegetarian options. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her grilled vegetable kabobs, and I thoroughly enjoyed my Peach Panzanella salad and black bean burger. And, it was a pleasant surprise to be able to have a glass of biodynamic red wine. The atmosphere was fun, vibrant, and upbeat; my wife said the place has 'good energy.' Our server was busy, but excellent, and she had very capable helpers. We will be back!

  2. TV

    TheresaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All around a wonderful experience! I highly recommed the watermelon stack.

  3. KS

    KiaraS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Our reservation was early in the evening on a Tuesday and the area was very quiet with very few seated around us. Our drinks & food were delicious. Recommend the Save the Bees drink & the berry dessert. We were seated outside & could still hear the jazz band that was inside. Did get busy closer to 7. Felt very private even though the seating was past the sidewalk. Will come back

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful venue, great food and cocktails! I wouldn’t recommend the Sunday jazz though. The singer was mediocre and very loud.

  5. MW

    MeghanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and Drinks. Was hoping the would do something special for our Anniversary.

  6. I

    Incognito99

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Madison is a beautiful spot and we’ve been there before. However, this time we felt the food was overpriced (even taking inflation into consideration) for what we got. For example, the avocado toast was tiny (4 cracker sized pieces) and literally cold, as if it had been in the fridge. The standout was definitely the churro sticks, and all of the food was beautifully presented. We would go back for a drink, but probably not for meals any time soon.

  7. h

    hayleys

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We didn’t have the best server this time around, but it’s still one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego!

  8. DG

    DinerGirl

    San Diego

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Love Madison! Please bring back your grilled half chicken dish!

  9. S

    Shacasey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food is delicious. We always order 3-4 appetizers and 1-2 entrees to split, and we've enjoyed every dish. They also have nice cocktails.

  10. R

    Rolo

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome dinner and drinks. Great service by Ian. The restaurant inside is beautiful and chic!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pre-Fathers Day

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Birthday Brunch! Wonderful fun place. Easy parking

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful space, unique look. Our server/bartender was phenomenal. Extremely attentive.

  14. MC

    MonicaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance was great, the cocktails are always my favorite.

  15. W

    Wisco

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    This was a perfectly good restaurant. Not exceptional, and certainly not bad. Good food, really fun interior. A band started playing toward the end of our meal, and they were right in the restaurant, about 15 feet from our table, and so conversation was difficult once they started playing. But up until then, the atmosphere was pretty great. For me, this was another restaurant that is "fine". Reasonably good food, reasonably good service. Nothing to complain about. Good flavors, nice selection on the menu, apps and entrees and drinks all came out at the right time. But it just fell short of being "great". I wouldn't hesitate to go back there. But I also wouldn't be overly excited about going back.

  16. J

    Jake

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5

    I came in to dine with my girlfriend and dad after my graduation on Sunday evening hoping that we would enjoy this place as much as people hype it out to be. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike everything about Madison but I was definitely not impressed from our experience. Maybe they were having an off night but that doesn’t excuse how negligent we felt from ALL staff. My girlfriend and I have worked in the restaurant industry for over 10 years and we are very good at keeping an open mind and giving the service and food the benefit of the doubt but this was something I unfortunately can’t say anything good about. Our server Melina was not attentive AT ALL. We ordered drinks that took longer then our appetizers because they were sitting on the well for a decent amount of time not being ran, after the bar back brought us our drinks they were very delightful, so that was nice. Once our appetizers were cleared we waited longer then 20 min before we had to ask our server if we could order dinner. The dinner arrived and we had no utensils, so once again we had to ask our server for those as well. We sat there for roughly 5 min while I watched her dilly dally at the service well and laugh and talk with the bartender and then go about doing other things and never came over to us with silverware. We then had to ask the other server who seemed super busy who then seemed to make the time to get them for us so we were very appreciative of her. Our server never once came to check on us or ask how we were doing. 20 min after we were done, sitting waiting for her to come ask if we wanted dessert or anything else, I had to walk up to her at the bar, while she was standing there flirting with the bartender and ask for our check. It was one of the most disappointing experiences I’ve ever had eating out at a restaurant and it’s very unfortunate.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    1st time to Madison. Had a table of 6. Started off great with the starters, ( had 4 and all were great) then went downhill from there! Pork chop was good, but the other main courses were so so. After taking our main course order, our server never came back to our table to refill cocktails or to check to see if we needed anything!!

  18. LL

    LuLu

    San Diego

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    So much fun! We had dinner on a Sunday Jazz night. Really enjoyed the music! We also had the ahi tuna appetizer - very good!! For the main course, lobster ravioli and chicken milanese - both super delicious! Service was very slow but it was packed and only 2 servers it looked like. Plus we were entertained with the music and a nice bottle of wine - all good!

  19. EG

    ElenaG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was a pleasant experience with amazing food and a beautiful Latin jazz concert. We loved the food and drinks very much.

  20. SB

    SuziB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food, thoughtful service, trendy interior and cozy outdoor seating

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    We like the food and drinks is one of my best places to be. The only one thing is that it took one hour so they could bring us the food. There was not enough people. I had to stop drinking my cocktail because I didn’t haven’t eat yet. The ambiance and service is always great.

  22. B

    Brandy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food and drinks were okay. It took the waitress a while to get to us.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food and ambiance. The service was ok but a little slow. But the food made it worth it.

  24. JG

    JesseG

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cocktails are amazing and they accommodated our large group for a birthday excellently!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food was delicious. Service was a little slow. Great atmosphere.

  26. j

    jackhl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    server was great. over-priced for portion size only 2 shrimps in the gnocchi and bland tasting. raviolo was bland.

  27. d

    dennism1176

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We made reservations for ourselves and out of town guests (Chicago). I’ll get this out of the way first: waitstaff seemed shorthanded. It didn’t affect my tip because it’s really out of the servers control. But, a long time between water and greeting by server. Three entrees arrived and we waited about 5 minutes for the last entree. Long time for coffee (they were out of decaf). Long time for desert. Food was excellent especially the sea bass! I had chicken kabob very good. Deserts were little works of art. I would recommend anytime. Also cocktails!! They are the best!!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great drinks, bar staff were friendly and respectful. Adam (bartending) is super friendly and great to chat with.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were exceptional!

  30. MC

    MiltCee

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff, food presentation, atmosphere were great. Will be back very soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience & food. Thanks!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great!!! Fresh and delicious food! Fun tarot card reading with special cocktail

  33. AM

    AshleyM

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is such a little neighborhood gem! The white bean shakshuka with carnitas was a standout dish. We will definitely be back!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    Sat down ordered drinks, it took 45 min and halfway into our meal to receive them. The server came up twice and asked what drink we ordered. Would come back for food, but service seemed extremely disorganized

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I love Madison. Their G.O.A.T sandwich is the best. Their service is excellent. Very friendly and attentive. The only thing I don’t like about Madison is that it gets very noisy depending on where you’re sitting. We were right next to a group of people who were having a good time but very loud.

  36. JA

    JonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. The churro French toast was insane. Great outdoor seating and great staff.

  37. MS

    MichelleS

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Has never let me down! Good good & vibes & service.

  38. ES

    ErinnS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant! Super fun vibe and good drinks/food.

  39. T

    Tiff

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here and it was awesome. Food was delicious. Drinks hit the spot. Everything was so so good.i can't get over how beautiful the dining room was. The wood work is amazing.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Madison is rated 4.7 stars by 2061 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 100 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Madison

4622 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    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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