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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:30
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Oxford, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Four of us ate brunch here. It was a very busy Sunday service but we had made a reservation, definitely the smart move in that situation. Our waiter was pleasant but very busy. The food was truly delicious and we had a table overlooking the lake. Overall a beautiful location and very good food.

Thank TbabydollW
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Love brunch here. Dinner is good but not as good as brunch. Also desserts are amazing! The creamed eggs and waffles are the best. I also really enjoy their craft drinks.

Thank Shannon K
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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481 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The food is good, the service is horrible. Very busy Tuesday evening, got a table quickly and ordered wine. Asked a bus person for water and she mentioned that our waiter had to serve it. Disappointed with the lack of attention. 30 minutes later we received our entree and still haven't received our wine or water. Entree was consumed and... More 

Thank Rockydogz1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

I love nearly everything about Sardine. Atmosphere is great; quite noisy when busy, but busy is a good sign. The outside patio is simply glorious. Sardine has delicious craft drinks, perfect fresh fish options and Sardines in a can that are as expected. Their staff is generally friendly and knowledgeable with only a few loose ends to work on; but... More 

1 Thank Tim C
St. Augustine, Florida
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Love the atmosphere; the prices are fair; my food was fabulously delicious and my son's was delicious as well (lol, mine was more delicious).

Thank 264Susan_
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Amazing location and the seafood entrees are to die for. My kids ordered off the bar snacks menu and it was perfect for them (charcuterie and a prosciutto with gruyere sandwich). The braised lentils might have been the best I've ever had. The view of the lake and rustic building are tremendous in terms of setting an ideal ambience. The... More 

Thank Patrick K
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

This was a special anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. Stop at the bar and have an appetizer and drink ~ they make fabulous Bloody Mary's! Then enjoy a fish entrée for dinner. You will love this place!

1 Thank Nancy F
Madison, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

This will have to be my favorite couple's place in Madison. The food was incredible and the service was great. Everything tasted so fresh and well-seasoned, which for some reason is a common problem with so many restaurants. The view from the lake is pretty amazing but parking can be a problem if you get there too late. (There is,... More 

Thank bflo_grl
Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

My wife and I dined at the Sardine for her birthday. The service was excellent and we ate our dinners at the outdoor seating with a great view of Lake Monona. Our meals were very good and the restaurant atmosphere was outstanding.

Thank DoubleD004
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

While L'etoile deserves it's ranking as the best restaurant in Madison, this is my personal favorite and my go-to place when dining alone. Sit at the bar! Not only are the bartenders friendly, engaging, and talented at their craft; but he menu has added items ONLY available to bar patrons! Bistro classics and the subway tile backbar truly lets me... More 

Thank Drew T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-441-1600

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?