The Madison Bar & Kitchen

4.7
363 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
The Madison Bar & Kitchen is a new West Loop restaurant celebrating the spirit and flavor of the big city. The Madison marries a bustling, fast-paced atmosphere with a creative, globally inspired menu made in-house from scratch on a daily basis. Our playful beverage program focuses on cocktail favorites from the past, remade with the finest ingredients, and a broad beer and wine selection.
The Madison is open for dinner nightly at 5pm and brunch every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am. Join us for our amazing bottomless mimosa bar and happy hour specials.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
DINNER
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10:30pm
Friday: 5pm - 12:30am
Saturday: 5pm - 12:30am
Sunday: 5pm - 9:30pm

BRUNCH
Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(312) 566-4121
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Namo Chowcharoen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carpenter Street
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Parking details
There is street parking and local valet serves in the area.
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Entertainment
Join us for Live Music every Thursday from 6pm to 9pm. Tuesday night is half priced sushi and bottles of wine from 5pm to 6:30pm. Happy hour is every day starting at 5pm with $5 glasses of rose.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 10:30AM - 10:45AM 1:15PM - 1:45PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 10:30AM - 11:00AM 1:15PM - 1:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 363 People Are Saying
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4.6
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great spot! Nice ambience and great food. Server was friendly and helpful. Could use more vegetarian options.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2018

My experience was ok. Starting with arrival, although I had a reservation, I still had to wait over 20 minutes for my party to be seated. The service was very slow, especially receiving our food once we ordered. Food overall was pretty tasty, but not worth the long wait.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Waiter Zach was wonderful and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Great meal, drinks, and service! The Madison never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Phenomenal experience! Get the Duck Fat Fries and the cheese curds as snacks and enjoy any of the other options on the menu. Great drinks and atmosphere. Our team of 8 loved it

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Excellent service. The server made great recommendations. The food cane out quickly. The restaurant is in a great neighborhood. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Awesome find in our neighborhood! Cool decor, great craft cocktails, an outdoor patio and great food! We loved it and will become regulars! Maddie our server was truly outstanding! Thanks Maddie for making it such a great night!

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

This was a very disappointing experience. The food was bland and the service was horrible. The hostess wound up taking our drink and food orders because our server never came over to do so. When our server did finally show up, she just repeatedly thanked us for our patience. Another employee brought us our food and we had to ask that individual for salt and pepper, as there wasn’t any at our table. Things happen, but there are so many ways for a restaurant to ensure that people have a good experience and this restaurant just did nothing. With so many options for brunch, definitely skip this place.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great drinks and atmosphere. Plan on going back soon.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Thanks for making my birthday memorable! Great food, lychee Martini was amazing, ambiance beautiful and amazing service.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Amazing food

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great spot. Our waitress, Remy, was awesome! We all loved our food. The salmon was one of the best I’ve ever had.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I love this place’s food, drinks, specials and staff - I just hate the actual place. Wish the decor was simpler and less aggressively hip. But - the food is similarly ridiculous, and I love it. So. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Fabulous service, drinks, and food. A must go for any special event - big or small.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Atmosphere is great. We went to watch the soccer finals and they had alll the doors open and it was soooo hot. Everyone was sweating and fanning themselves couldn’t bear it any longer

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great and innovative food, wonderful service. Very Loud!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The entire staff and service experience was impeccable! The full team approach to take care of the customers makes it seamless and enjoyable! Second time in to the Madison and it will not be the last! We’ve tried about 1/3 of the menu and need to keep going, because everything has been great so far!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The food was tasty. The sushi was delicious and it was the only place on a Saturday in the West Loop that I could get a dinner reservation the day of. It was very affordable.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We really enjoyed this restaurant! They have a very interesting menu, which makes you want to come back and try all the different cuisines. I had the Alaskan King Crab Roll which was delicious. The drinks were also great, and our waiter did an excellent job recommending us new drinks. Definitely a good choice for a nice dinner out.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We started with the tuna crisp which was excellent. Happy hour was still going so we had great deals on beer and wine. The roasted chicken was flavorful and moist. Roasted Brussels sprout and mashed potatoes yummy. Checked sandwich great as well as fries. Place was a hit.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food was very good. Some unique food items on the menu. I had the avacado toast which was excellent! Coffee and orange juice very tasty. Wait staff was very good. Paid close attention to filling water and coffee.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great dinner! Food was great and the staff was help, friendly and attentive. Live band was really good and made for a fun evening.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Way overpriced for what we got with mediocre service. Bummer bc it’s in the hood but don’t think we will come back. Crab cakes were small and flat

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

I absolutely love this place. Their food is amazing and owners are the same as the Franklin room. I've been here multiple times, but this time I had the sushi. It was really feeah as usual and I enjoy their French rose. I'm a bit of a food snob and this place fits the bill. Yum

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We generally love to sit at a high top table in the bar area.
The seating design was recently changed but not to our liking. The table seating was uncomfortable and the height of the new table too high to eat with ease.
They should have left well enough alone.
We will be back but will choose other seating.
Unfortunate as we loved the vibrance and comfort of the bar area without actually sitting at the bar.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

It’s good for a great Saturday brunch with friends. The waitress was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

I needed a gluten free option near the CIBC theatre and this fit the bill. We were pleasantly surprised with the hip location and decor. We all found something on the menu - including dessert - and we had plenty of time to walk to the show. The service was fantastic and you could tell it was a hip place as it was filling up as we were leaving. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Chicago.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Thursday night live music a little loud but overall great experience!!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Excellent preparation. Responsive service!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Experience was awesome!! Food, atmosphere, and service was excellent, would definitely love to come back soon :)

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

A pleasant surprise! Brunch was perfect and enjoyed by all. Fresh ingredients and beautifully presented. Great price and the service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Zach was our server and he was wonderful. Just authentic and not scripted. The aesthetics of this resto are on point.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Friends in town

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Awesome spot. Highly recommend the cheese curds and both of the wagyu burgers - they were amazing!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our server Maddie was terrific! From the outside, the Madison looks like a regulr neighborhood bar, but the inside is much larger than you think and it's definitely a pretty serious restaurant food-wise. The food is really delicious. Go for brunch with the mimosa bar.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The ambience and food were superb! Perfect Saturday brunch during our Girls Weekend. The mimosa bar was a huge hit!

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Seems like this experience wasn’t typical for The Madison Bar & Kitchen. It was a 100 degree day in Chicago and seemed like everyone was piled in to the restaurant taking shelter.

Service was challenging 45 minuesn

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great service. Very nice and attentive wait staff. The greeting from the hostess upon arrival could have been better. Definitely not the same level of energy as the wait staff.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We thought it was good. We would go again with a group. It is a group place.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

First time dining experience was excellent very eclectic menu that offers something for every discriminating palette.

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