The Madison Bar & Kitchen

4.7
415 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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
American, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:30 am
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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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
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What 415 People Are Saying
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j
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there before a concert at United Center. Quiet upon arrival and gradually filled to quite busy. Great seating and really liked the free shuttle to United Center.

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Z
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great drinks! Great service!

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b
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!! What an atmosphere!! We would go back in a heartbeat!! Highly recommended!!

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C
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great pre-concert meal with friends. Restaurant is super cool inside. Loved the happy hour specials and Monday night half price wines. We ordered 3 appetizers to share and all were great. Our meals were also very delicious. They offer a shuttle to the UC which is very nice. Everything about the evening was fantastic! We will be back for sure.

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MR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My hubby enjoyed his birthday dinner at The Madison. He really liked the food and ambiance. The lamb chop appetizer was amazing. The one and only thing I didn’t like was being seated at the table right by the bar. While the tufted cushions were beautiful, our birthday dinner felt more like we were hanging out at the bar. The hubby didn’t mind and that was all that mattered in the end.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The ambiance and brunch menu are fantastic! The service was a little sparse, but it also got very busy about half-way into our meal.

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with a group of 6 and were seated right away. The service was wonderful and the drinks and food were tasty. The decor and atmosphere topped off the night. Would highly recommend.

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LD
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was awesome and the bar accommodated our two last minute additions to our table in stride. Really enjoyed the burgers.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!

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L
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place in the West Loop! With a party of 6 we all ordered different food items and they were all delicious!! Check out their menu.. something for everyone's taste. Great cocktails! Awesome service! My favorite place... I highly recommend it!

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c
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped at The Madison Bar & Kitchen pre-Blackhawks Opening Night. The service was excellent and the food selection was plentiful. Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared. They offer a great brunch option with a make your own mimosa bar, but as we were headed to the game we didn’t have much time to linger and indulge in the all you can drink option. On game nights they offer a shuttle to/from the UC as well, but it’s also a safe walking distance. I will definitely keep it on the list if pre-game selections and would genuinely recommend for any occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and food. West of the loop drink was so yummy. Got the chicken sandwich - so good with the parmesan fries! Sat by the window with 2 people and it was great. Able to make a reservation last minute and it was great! Definitely going back!

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PM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Remi, was very attentive and accommodating.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was definitely not as good as it normally is. The waitress barely came around when we wanted to order.

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zack was such a friendly server and made sure I had everything I needed quickly. Beautiful restaurant on the inside full of plants and just the right amount of light. Cozy seating great for people watching and delicious food to boot. Highly recommend the tuna tartare!

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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service. Amazing food. We will definitely come back!

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RN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved everything about the restaurant with the exception of the volume of the music. Too loud. Not excessive but still too loud. And this was during brunch. I’d be afraid in the evening it would be deafening.
Jessica, our server, was fantastic. I will come back.

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JO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was incredible! My friends and I had the burgers and agreed it was among the best we'd ever had. The ambience is great - a little noisy but we didn't mind it all. The server was a little rude when I pointed out a mistake but other than that is was an awesome dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Duck fries and Moscow mule good. The singer wasnt amazing... service great by the blonde woman. Def recommend for a couple hours max of cocktails

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KT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The smoked fontina burger is to die for. We love the Madison!

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great craft cocktails and friendly & attentive staff. Burrata was outstanding, as were the crab cakes. The halibut preparation was fantastic and the prices were very reasonable, making it a great value. This was my first visit and I definitely will return.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Made and accepted reservation for 8:30. Moment seated told we would have to hurry with our orders as kitchen was closing in a half hour. Then why accept and 8:30 dinner reservation?

Tequila choices were pathetic. Nobles was only choice. Very low end. Chose red wine by the glass. A carafe of Pinot Noir was suggested. Waitress came back and said they were out but would give me what was left for the price of just one glass, since there was a bit more than a glass. So petty and misses the point that they ran out of Pinot.

Appetizers were delivered and the main course immediately thereafter. Within 5 minutes of that desert menu was brought and advised if we wanted desert we would need to order soon. 3 minutes later same waitress came and asked if we were ordering any more drinks or a desert. Appetizers were not finished, main course not touched and I asked that she leave us alone and this was not right. She then picked up the desert menu and that was it. The place was also dead. No one but two of us in the restaurant.

Terrible service and experience.

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KR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Easy option for dining when attending an event at United Center (although I felt like they should have offered their shuttle option during the Laver Cup) Variety was good, prices were good service was nice but very slow

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CB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool space and good vibe, good service and food. Steak frites were great, the quality of the steak was very good for the price, and the crab cakes were really good also. Always enjoy coming here.

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NS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Probably great in it’s genre. Not my kind of food. Deep fried and meaty

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MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and our server Samantha took great care of us (there was some confusion with the tip with another in our party but we had a lovely time and were left wanting nothing). My only, only bit of feedback is that the booth tables are tight on space for people sitting at the corners, esp with a party of 6. Might request a table next time!

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SL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my fav spot in the West Loop! Best food we’ve had since we moved to Chi Town... great service, food, atmosphere and decor. Gotta love the Rose special $5 from 5-6:30 everyday.

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R
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Chicago for business had a great meal there food was really nice and the Belgian beer was good.

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C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice spot. Good service, good food, nice atmosphere.

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JV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and ambiance was very noteworthy. It’s a comfortable place with delicious drinks and a wide variety of cuisine. We shared 3 plates and 2 seaters between the 3 of us. It was fun trying. 3 different types of entrees at one place. I will definitely recommend and return to The Madison Bar and Kitchen.

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f
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great sushi and crudo the beer and wine selection is very good. Amish chicken is always yummy. Service is always very good. A great local place that you can drop into for a good meal.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday!! Lot of fun.

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YS
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Really pretty restaurant but the food did not keep up. Food did not come out that was ordered and the food that did come out was not as ordered. And even when it did come out it was cold. It was a frustrating meal. Will not be going back.

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for brunch. The food was great and they do a great $25 bottomless mimosas.

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s
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Music was super loud, made conversation very difficult

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HW
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious, drinks were great and service was quick. Would definitely go back to this hip, chic spot.

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VW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Expensive and just okay food!!!
Air was Broke and very loud

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S
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary dinner! Zack was a great server!! Food was absolutely delicious. We noted that it was our anniversary on the Opentable reservation, and they brought us out a delicious complementary dessert!

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H
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I took a friend visiting from out of town to try this wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent and there are great beer and cocktail selections. If you are noise sensitive, it can be quite challenging to carry on a conversation. Highly recommended.

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F
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were at the restaurant from 8:30 pm until close. Our server showed up every 5-10 minutes; we were still working on prior courses. Turning tables didn’t matter; wasn’t busy. This negated our dining experience. Apparently, patience isn’t a virtue.

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