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Madison, San Diego, CA

Madison

4.7
4.7
2132 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 135 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Californian, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 17:00–22:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 09:30–14:30

  • 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

  • Area

    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 2,132 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. F

    Fabio

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! The chevice, the gnocchi and the desserts were amazing!!
  2. C

    Caroline

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The pork chop and peach salad were delish!
  3. M

    Marc

    San Diego

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Swordfish special last night. Great cocktails!!
  4. d

    digginjazz

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love the live jazz on Tuesday evenings. Keep up the vibe.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places to eat in San Diego overall! All around great environment, the staff is incredible, food quality is always consistent and so amazing, drinks are one of a kind The staff alone is what keeps me coming back because of their quality interactions with guest and excellent customer service! Could not recommend this place anymore and will always keep coming back!
  6. CK

    ChynnaK

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible meal at Madison! Food was great and ambiance was a lot of fun!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls brunch was amazing!! Had a wonderful time drinking mimosas and enjoying brunch and dessert. Recommend the chiliquilles! Adam was our server and he was amazing! We will be back for our regular brunches!
  8. LM

    LeslieM

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall, wonderful food and service. Tables a little close together outdoors. Great flavors and options!
  9. KK

    KojoK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Been here before. Like the place a lot but have had better service than last night. Not sure what the deal was. Was louder than I remember too. Would go back, but hoping for a better experience.
  10. LF

    LooseFur

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live jazz on Tuesday was fantastic! Good food, good drinks, beautiful space.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing ambiance!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Food was impeccable, service was garbage, I’ll refrain from using the name of the employe that served us out of respect for the industry but my god, I’ve never been paid to less attention at a restaurant in my life. Our appetizer never came out, and we were charged for it. The rest of our food order was taken an hour after we sat down. I tipped one of the bussers to bring our table a water pitcher because the server was nowhere to be found. Terrible but those waffle churros are to die for. We will coming back and calling ahead of time to make sure person who shall not be named isn’t working.
  13. P

    Perry12

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I had a wonderful time inside this adorable lively spot. We had our reservation right during the sunset and it was absolutely magical. Every time we travel to San Diego it’s now a must do! The band was on point and the food and drinks were delicious.
  14. MD

    MichenD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our only complaint is the too loud music. Not sure about you considering loud music as "energetic." We think having a nice conversation with one's dining partners is what is more valued than most restaurants consider. Frankly, there have been a number of restaurants we have not returned to because of the noise level.
  15. G

    Gaby

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and seated really quickly, and the drinks were sooo good
  16. JT

    JanT

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is my first time back to Madison on Park in a year. Love the ambience and service staff. Our server was Ian and he did a very good job. I had the Parmesan chicken and the chicken was good but the salad greens were to too sparse for the portion size of the chicken. The red blend was good but not great. I'd still go back as I have had some great meals in the past here.
  17. AB

    AngieB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great, ambience cool and calm but still happening. Loved it!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    There is an obvious attempt and care to have nice decor and ambiance. Busy is not bad but there is nothing to absorb any of the sound so it is a constant cacophony of noise. Unfortunately there was a sewer smell under the covered patio in back and the server was attentive but not personal. It is a hard time to be in the restaurant industry and hope that they are able to to build back to the standard of excellence I remember.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Madison. Being able to make reservation, the seating area both inside and out, the friendliness and the food!
  20. SS

    SS92110

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were so delicious! The restaurant is definitely beautiful and the food was really good. Will be back soon for sure
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time for date night in the main room with live jazz!
  22. ST

    SpicyTofu1

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Too expensive for the portion size that is provided
  23. SB

    SeanB

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent place. I really appreciate jazz night being a saxophonist myself, but it was so loud it was hard to have a conversation. Smooth jazz would be a better fit and more buoy able during dinner. Great food, great service!
  24. RD

    RobertD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Madison, we decided to try something new for Sunday Breakfast/Brunch. Fantastic food and the service was top notch. We will be going back…
  25. DE

    DavidEsau

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and drinks were absolutely incredible. We wrote in our reservation that we were celebrating an anniversary and people around us were getting a small complimentary dessert but our waitress never brought us one nor did she mention it at all. Just kind of sucked that there wasn’t that extra step that makes a special occasion complete.
  27. RG

    RyanG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This spot is the cutest! Love the decor. Everything we ordered was delicious. Despite one order was missing they made up for it by comping it. Great customer service!
  28. RC

    RobertC

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Been here several times with outstanding food. This fell well short of expectations. Service was good, watermelon stack appetizer great, then dinner. Ravioli mediocre, burger so-so, Swordfish bruschetta was extremely dry, bruschetta flavorless. Unfortunately a big miss on this particular dinner.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the stellar ember cocktail, tuna tartare and the gnocchi. All three were great! The gnocchi crab sauce was to die for, I would order this every time I go to Madison! We came for the jazz and it was definitely loud but it was super good and loved the few songs that they had a singer join for. Beautiful restaurant and the service was also wonderful!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Ok bien el ambiente bien el lugar bien no hay estacionamiento cerca
  31. EB

    EdwardB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Great food but wow the service was absolutely horrible. We were sat 30 minutes after our reservation. We waited 20 minutes before getting our drinks. Our table was a party of 6. Half the table got their food and 20 minutes later two others got theirs and the third got his food 10 minutes after that. This used to be a great spot but the service has really gone downhill.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about Madison. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Our favorite!!!
  33. MH

    MHungry

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Terrific server. Handled our friends many odd requests with professional competence and grace. Got everything right.
  34. JS

    JonS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious diners. Shared the avocado citrus salad and enjoyed it. Outdoor seating enhanced our experience. We will definitely go back.
  35. AM

    AlMu

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening with my partner. The vibe is always welcoming & the food was amazing. I had the seabass and my partner had the skirt steak!
  36. VS

    VivienneS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love our dinner. very friendly atmosphere and a beautiful restaurant
  37. T

    Tklugh

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance, drinks and food ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Madison. The food and drinks are always fantastic and it’s great that they still have outdoor dining. Our waitress was super friendly and provided great recommendations. My friend and I split the gnocchi and shish kabob. We also had the Motor Bike and Stone Stairs cocktails. Would 100% get everything again.
  39. BD

    BrittaD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner at Madison! It was my first time, and I will definitely be going back. The decor is unlike anywhere else in San Diego, and the food was all flavorful and unique. The ravioli dish with lobster was fantastic, and we finished off with the waffle churro sticks which were delicious.
  40. RW

    RunoftheWorld

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing new venue! Location, ambience, food, music, bar/drinks, service, atmosphere... Madison has it ALL!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Madison does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Madison is rated 4.7 stars by 2132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 135 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Madison

4622 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Madison Avenue

  • Area

    University Heights

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 17:00–22:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 09:30–14:30

  • 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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