We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Madison Restaurant - First Ave

965 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5102
+1 212-421-0948
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“french toast” (12 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
965 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5102
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (138)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Typical New York style diner. Food made to order and not piled up pre-prepared and reheated as is so often the practice. Very good unpretentious selection of all your favorites. If you're tired of restaurants offering overbearing, highfalutin wordy descriptions with a drizzle of this...More

Thank allgone1234
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I don’t live in NYC but travel here often. Madison’s is right around the corner from our apartment and I eat here multiple times every time I am here. The staff is always so friendly, the food portions are huge (excellent price for the amount...More

Thank Mallory T
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We were in NYC for a long weekend and this restaurant was on the list of restaurants the hotel gave us. We love it! We went there for breakfast on 2 days and dinner once. Bring an appetite! The portions at dinner were huge. Very...More

Thank saslaf
Reviewed 22 July 2017

When they are crowded, the waitresses and cooks get careless. I ordered eggs over medium, rye toast with butter, orange marmalade (not on the table), bacon and coffee. The eggs arrived well done and cold, I got white toast (not rye) dry with no butter...More

Thank Nellie F
Reviewed 29 June 2017

When in NYC I always try and visit MR at least once for dinner and once for breakfast. As many of the reviews mention it's great food and very good service. The diner is clean, staff is friendly, and while it's busy you can usually...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Casual eatery with excellent food & service. Just straight-forward food here, no gimmicks. French toast looks huge but is light and airy with excellent flavor. Highly recommend!

Thank mgssts63
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The menu here is amazingly extensive! My friend and I had brunch and had an incredibly hard time deciding what to get because everything looked amazing. Our only regret was we found this restaurant on our last day in NYC. Our food was great- the...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Huge selection, but we went trice for the French toast. They make it with challah bread and each slice is about 6-8 in long and about 2 inches thick. They serve 2 slices per serving and the syrup is awesome. Prices are average for NYC....More

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Nice NY diner with all the usual dishes. I never know how many dots for a place like this. It was good but it is a diner. I had the spinach/Feta omelet and it was good. Wife had one of the specials and I think...More

Thank Pjay99
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Last visit was 40 years ago. Prices have gone up! Seriously, place was mobbed at Sunday noon, but still pleasant. Service good but slow which was expected due to peak crowds. My "Reuben" was not served on rye bread and had no Russian dressing. The...More

Thank southforker39
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
Nearby Restaurants
202 reviews
.07 km away
La Villetta
63 reviews
.10 km away
Ethos Gallery 51
209 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tomi Jazz
30 reviews
.28 km away
Cigar Inn
17 reviews
.17 km away
The Stag's Head
17 reviews
.29 km away
Le Bateau Ivre
13 reviews
.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Madison Restaurant - First Ave staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 965 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5102
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-421-0948
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing