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Madison, San Diego, CA

Madison

4.7
4.7
2079 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

7:00 PM


Booked 84 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 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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 2,079 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MC

    MarielC

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    They were short staffed and didn’t tell us when we sat down. We waited so long for below average food. The appetizer and main course for only one person came all together. When we asked them to hold it and bring it with the rest they said kitchen was closing, yet we got the rest of the food 40 mins later. The waiter was very nice and apologetic and gave us a discount, but the experience and food were not to our liking.
  2. T

    Taleen

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a can’t miss when you go to San Diego. The food was different and delicious, the jazz singer and pianist were great and the service while it was busy was still excellent. The outdoor patios are covered and beautifully decorated. We had so much fun that we will definitely be back the next time we come to San Diego!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not great parking but the food, service, ambiance and value were certainly top notch
  4. N

    Nbnbnb

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I really like Madison and have always enjoyed the food however my last few experiences have not been the best. I think either the expanded number of tables, the kitchen can no longer keep up. We waited about 45 minutes for our food to come out and my food was cold. After waiting so long, I was starving so opted to eat my cold food instead of wait even longer. The last time I came for dinner, it was the same issue. They took super long to bring out the food and when it did finally come out, half the dishes were cold and one plate was missing. When we brought it to the servers attention; they were very accommodating but it still took another 20-30 minutes or so to get that dish. Overall, very cute place and severs are nice but the food service has declined and wait times are extremely long.
  5. CF

    CFNN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
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  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Wait time for food is very long You’d have to finish two drinks but receiving first drink is also a long wait Ambience is dope Low light And tangible redtsraunt noise was enjoyable Everything is outdoor it’s like a patio
  7. l

    laurag

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good experience. Salad seemed expensive but I guess that is what is happening these days. They’ve done a great job with their outdoor space and creating a barrier to the street.
  8. SK

    SquishyKuma

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything was fine. I wish we were at a different two-top; the sun moved and we were in partial sun for the second half of. brunch. The food was delicious and my friend really enjoyed her birthday dessert. Thanks!
  9. 3

    3byzndg

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, food & service! We’ll be back.
  10. CW

    CieraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff was very nice and accommodating. I originally had a rsvp for 8 but they helped add one more person! They were so nice and were wishing me a happy birthday! The food was delicious! & so we’re the drinks.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Madison has a great ambience so if your sitting outside next to the street, it's not the same experience. The food was good but not great. We had brie & skirt steak appetizer. The steak and the sauces were great. The brie jelly was way to spicy and the gf bread was hard as a rock (if they would have warmed it up it might have helped). We got the butternut squash salad with chicken, which was ok. I wouldn't order it again.
  12. DA

    DineAllTheTime

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Gorgeous place. Most of the food is excellent. Service was just meh from our server, but everyone else was great! Still will be back for that Brie with the habanero jam but no rush.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was good just nothing that “popped.” We enjoyed our experience but both agreed it just didn’t have any wow factor at all.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food and service were great and live music was entertaining!
  15. N

    Niki

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This was a casual meet and greet with a few friends who happened to be in San Diegoat the exactsame time. Serendipitous! Cocktails and some apps were our intentions. Our server, Kirby, was ridiculous. He did not want to be there and it was apparent. Either that or he didnt want to severe us. I choose to think the former. But nonetheless, he took forever to serve us and the drinks were subpar. When our guests complained about the beer he was gracious to replace but it took forever!!! With so many options in San Diego to choose from, you would think that service would be priority. I hope he is feeling better but we won't be back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were about 15 minutes late and they accommodated no problem. Food and menu was delicious for brunch. The inside is beautiful.
  17. TS

    TreciS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and environment is always good! The service was good as well.
  18. CK

    CindiK

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this restaurant!!!
  19. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first visit by my wife and me to Madison. Great place! Delicious food, with gluten-free and vegetarian options. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her grilled vegetable kabobs, and I thoroughly enjoyed my Peach Panzanella salad and black bean burger. And, it was a pleasant surprise to be able to have a glass of biodynamic red wine. The atmosphere was fun, vibrant, and upbeat; my wife said the place has 'good energy.' Our server was busy, but excellent, and she had very capable helpers. We will be back!
  20. TV

    TheresaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around a wonderful experience! I highly recommed the watermelon stack.
  21. KS

    KiaraS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our reservation was early in the evening on a Tuesday and the area was very quiet with very few seated around us. Our drinks & food were delicious. Recommend the Save the Bees drink & the berry dessert. We were seated outside & could still hear the jazz band that was inside. Did get busy closer to 7. Felt very private even though the seating was past the sidewalk. Will come back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful venue, great food and cocktails! I wouldn’t recommend the Sunday jazz though. The singer was mediocre and very loud.
  23. MW

    MeghanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and Drinks. Was hoping the would do something special for our Anniversary.
  24. I

    Incognito99

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Madison is a beautiful spot and we’ve been there before. However, this time we felt the food was overpriced (even taking inflation into consideration) for what we got. For example, the avocado toast was tiny (4 cracker sized pieces) and literally cold, as if it had been in the fridge. The standout was definitely the churro sticks, and all of the food was beautifully presented. We would go back for a drink, but probably not for meals any time soon.
  25. h

    hayleys

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We didn’t have the best server this time around, but it’s still one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego!
  26. DG

    DinerGirl

    San Diego

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love Madison! Please bring back your grilled half chicken dish!
  27. S

    Shacasey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is delicious. We always order 3-4 appetizers and 1-2 entrees to split, and we've enjoyed every dish. They also have nice cocktails.
  28. R

    Rolo

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner and drinks. Great service by Ian. The restaurant inside is beautiful and chic!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-Fathers Day
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday Brunch! Wonderful fun place. Easy parking
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful space, unique look. Our server/bartender was phenomenal. Extremely attentive.
  32. MC

    MonicaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was great, the cocktails are always my favorite.
  33. W

    Wisco

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This was a perfectly good restaurant. Not exceptional, and certainly not bad. Good food, really fun interior. A band started playing toward the end of our meal, and they were right in the restaurant, about 15 feet from our table, and so conversation was difficult once they started playing. But up until then, the atmosphere was pretty great. For me, this was another restaurant that is "fine". Reasonably good food, reasonably good service. Nothing to complain about. Good flavors, nice selection on the menu, apps and entrees and drinks all came out at the right time. But it just fell short of being "great". I wouldn't hesitate to go back there. But I also wouldn't be overly excited about going back.
  34. J

    Jake

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    I came in to dine with my girlfriend and dad after my graduation on Sunday evening hoping that we would enjoy this place as much as people hype it out to be. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike everything about Madison but I was definitely not impressed from our experience. Maybe they were having an off night but that doesn’t excuse how negligent we felt from ALL staff. My girlfriend and I have worked in the restaurant industry for over 10 years and we are very good at keeping an open mind and giving the service and food the benefit of the doubt but this was something I unfortunately can’t say anything good about. Our server Melina was not attentive AT ALL. We ordered drinks that took longer then our appetizers because they were sitting on the well for a decent amount of time not being ran, after the bar back brought us our drinks they were very delightful, so that was nice. Once our appetizers were cleared we waited longer then 20 min before we had to ask our server if we could order dinner. The dinner arrived and we had no utensils, so once again we had to ask our server for those as well. We sat there for roughly 5 min while I watched her dilly dally at the service well and laugh and talk with the bartender and then go about doing other things and never came over to us with silverware. We then had to ask the other server who seemed super busy who then seemed to make the time to get them for us so we were very appreciative of her. Our server never once came to check on us or ask how we were doing. 20 min after we were done, sitting waiting for her to come ask if we wanted dessert or anything else, I had to walk up to her at the bar, while she was standing there flirting with the bartender and ask for our check. It was one of the most disappointing experiences I’ve ever had eating out at a restaurant and it’s very unfortunate.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    1st time to Madison. Had a table of 6. Started off great with the starters, ( had 4 and all were great) then went downhill from there! Pork chop was good, but the other main courses were so so. After taking our main course order, our server never came back to our table to refill cocktails or to check to see if we needed anything!!
  36. LL

    LuLu

    San Diego

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    So much fun! We had dinner on a Sunday Jazz night. Really enjoyed the music! We also had the ahi tuna appetizer - very good!! For the main course, lobster ravioli and chicken milanese - both super delicious! Service was very slow but it was packed and only 2 servers it looked like. Plus we were entertained with the music and a nice bottle of wine - all good!
  37. EG

    ElenaG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a pleasant experience with amazing food and a beautiful Latin jazz concert. We loved the food and drinks very much.
  38. SB

    SuziB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, thoughtful service, trendy interior and cozy outdoor seating
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    We like the food and drinks is one of my best places to be. The only one thing is that it took one hour so they could bring us the food. There was not enough people. I had to stop drinking my cocktail because I didn’t haven’t eat yet. The ambiance and service is always great.
  40. B

    Brandy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food and drinks were okay. It took the waitress a while to get to us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 2079 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 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

  • Neighborhood

    University Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm

  • 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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