Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary cuisine and creative drinks at Madison's, located less than two blocks from the capitol in the King St. District.
Madison's is an aptly named establishment dedicated to crafting a casual, comfy, and classic atmosphere full of good vibes and tasty comestibles. Sate burgeoning grumbles with upscale appetizers like coconut shrimp ($11) and goat-cheese crostini with caramelized onions ($9.75), or keep it classic with a helping of savory cheese curds ($7.75). Bask in the extensive menu en route to exquisite entrees by nibbling on portabella-and-prosciutto flatbread ($10.50), a flavor-packed barbecue-chicken-ranch salad ($8.75), or savory sandwiches such as the six-ounce grilled yellowfin ($13.50) or the bacon, guacamole, and pepper-jacked Isthmus burger ($9). The hearty entrees are as strapping and enjoyable as a forest jaunt atop Paul Bunyan's shoulders, and come in classically refined shapes like the 6-ounce tenderloin filet ($20), served with mashed potatoes, or the salmon piccata ($16), laid atop a bed of wild rice and drizzled in a white-wine cream sauce and capers.
As twilight trickles down from heaven's showerhead, Madison's turns into a local hotspot, serving classic and creative cocktails to of-age good-times seekers. The all-embracing drink menu is sprinkled with tongue-tantalizing martinis ($10), such as the refreshing cucumber, push pop (orange and vanilla), and chocolate raspberry. There is also an international beer list ($3.75–$5.25) and an abundance of house shots ($4.25–$5.50) available for potable-loving pied pipers and Bukowski grandmas alike. The dining room is decked out in exposed brick and strewn with ample seating, while a large V-shaped bar boasts cool blues and a background waterfall. The basement is a cavernous open space dedicated to additional seating that rapidly transforms into a late-night club for post-meal calorie burning.
- We're sure that Madison's is a fine place to go when you can enjoy your meal and your dinner conversation, or some flair bartending if you're not as square as us. – Madison A to Z
- The drink selection is awesome and the food is great. Servers are very kind and the bar staff definitely know how to mix a drink. – Edward B., Yelp
- I had a really great burger and the drinks were strong, but inexpensive. – Allie B., Yelp