Madison Bar & Grill

They still get lines. Knocked poor old Kelly out of business.

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Description – Restaurant & Bar – Eclectic cuisine featuring a variety of seafood, Formal yet relaxed dining & bar area. See menu, prices, reviews on their website. Entrée price range $14-$26. Martini night – Half price on Tue night.
Services – Bar, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch, Early bird. Take Out, Delivery
Website – www.madisonbarandgrill.com
Address – 1316 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-5534
Telephone – (201) 386-0300,(201) 222-5500 for delivery, Fax – (201) 386-8300

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August 2006

Today’s quick review takes us to the Madison Bar & Grill. We arrived at around 4pm so the place was essentially deserted. We got a table outside along Washington St. Tables were a bit small to me, but most people would fit fine, I assume.

Our waitress came over and took our order. Let’s just do a quick summary of what we ordered and what the food was like.

Appetizer: Three Cheese and Roasted Garlic Pizza w/ Mozzarella, Asagio and Parmesan. ($7)
– Decent size for one to eat as entree, or to share as an appetizer
– Came with a side of tangy marinara sauce to dip
– Taste favored the parmesan cheese over the others
– Fairly priced and prepared well.

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Entree #1: Cuban Style Steak Sandwich ($9)
– Rather large dish. Lots of fries (too salty though)
– Steak wasn’t as tough as you’d expect flank steak to be
– Flavor was ok, but a bit on the bland side
– Too much to finish if you order appetizers with it

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Entree #2: B.L.T. ($8)
– Interesting variation to standard BLT. With sourdough bread and brie cheese.
– Very decent and flavorful bacon
– Again with the overly salted fries

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Service was just fine (except for when the stepped on my food when the food came out). The outdoor eating on the corner of 14th and Washington is a bit too trafficky (buses, etc). But Madison usually has pretty consistent food and exceptional service. Not a bad place to go when you’re in a pinch for somewhere to eat.

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16 Comments on "Madison Bar & Grill"


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hobokenj
8 months 22 days ago

If someone accidentally took a men’s black banana republic jacket Friday night please email Perry. Keys were in the jacket, could care less about the jacket but would appreciate the return of the keys.

Thanks

Member
4 years 9 months ago

Anyone else get food poisoning after eating here recently?

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jen123
6 years 3 months ago

I’ve been here 3 times and although I’m kinda sick of it, it’s not a bad place at all. The French Onion Soup Dumpling appetizer is really good as well as the penne vodka and chicken panini.

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ddhob
8 years 1 month ago

I actually love The Madison!!! I think all of the bartenders are awesome, the food is great and the drinks are delicious!! Whoever RYBice is… you ate too much food too enjoy anything…..and you probably stopped up the toilets!
Everyone in Hoboken who goes out for fun always ends up at the Madison!! The bar area is really long with a lot of space in front of it. The music is great also. If you have a family…. it is very kid friendly. Tuesday night is 1/2 price martinis and my night always ends up great!!!

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RYBice
8 years 2 months ago

Consistency is the hallmark of any good restaurant, and consistent Madison is not. The Calamari was a bit underdone, the coating was falling off and not particularly tasty, and tentacles were included (not to my liking, anyway). If you want really good Calamari go to Elysian Cafe. ALWAYS top notch. I ordered Pigs in the Blanket, expecting stuffed cabbage. My bad. I was served cocktail hotdogs wrapped in pastry. If they weren’t from a box of frozen Sarah Lee they might as well have been. For entrees, the Cuban steak sandwich was good, as was the New Haven Clam Pizza. But the Quesadilla was cold, the cheese not even melted. $8. for any lunch desert is outrageous. The coffee was very strong (we questioned the waiter about it being old…he said it’s a strong Starbucks blend and the house won’t change it.) But here’s the kicker…BOTH restrooms in the bar area had stopped up toilets and when we reported it to the hostess, we didn’t notice anyone rushing to take care of it. We just sold our restaurant after 11 successful years in the business so we know the work and the problems involved. But as owners, we checked our restrooms many times every day. We felt it reflected on our whole operation, but apparently not everyone believes the conditions in your restrooms may give a clue about the conditions in your kitchen.There are many other places to try before I return here…..if it all. RYBice