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The Wharf Restaurant

₱₱₱₱American, Seafood,
94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
+1 203-245-1404
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (11 reviews)
“cioppino” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family ate at The Wharf last weekend. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, and the view was excellent. I suggest you you give it a try.

Thank djlucas
Reviewed 5 days ago

I BELIEVE they cater mostly to their guests, and not thepeople of Madison that support them all year.. the food is way overpriced, as are the drinks, and the food is nothing to brag about..just the ambience is nice but you dont want to eat...More

Thank melissa b
John M, General Manager at The Wharf Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Melissa B - I'm so sorry you feel this way. Can you please share with me the specifics of your experience so I can resolve the issues to your satisfaction? While we enjoy our out-of -town guests, we also greatly value the people of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite being locals, we have always ventured into Essex for brunch at the Griswold Inn (the “Gris”) but this year decided to make a change, which turned out to be a great move. We had an early seating for brunch at 10:30 and were seated...More

Thank DieselWMB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location. Slow service. Over cooked salmon. Got part of order wrong. Clam chowder tasted moldy. Too bad but will not be back.

Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a drink and apps on the deck. Milton was attentive and friendly, thank you! View is amazing Mussels: a very nice size but bland in taste... a missed opportunity for sure. It tasted like muscles in boring boiled garlic water. Bacon wrapped...More

Thank ShorelineGuy
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Great service, friendly staff and delicious food. You should definitely try Tuna Tartar. Just for this appetizer I could go there. We also ordered Short Ribs and North Atlantic Salmon. Both dishes were delicious.

Thank Nightynight1
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We were very disappointed by the food menu for lunch. Most of the menu is fried and/or a sandwich. Choices of salads were just not available. The owner/chief is apparently not aware that we have an obesity crisis in our country. Service from the kitchen...More

Thank irish388
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Our experience was phenomenal. We thoroughly enjoyed each meal we had over the weekend we stayed at the Madison Beach Hotel (dinner, lunch, dinner, brunch). The servers were wonderful and engaging. Sunday brunch was amazing. The best table in the house is one that faces...More

Thank jtnye
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

While the location and view here is lovely, the food is really not great. It is mediocre. I say this as compared to other fine restaurants. The shrimp had a very strong taste of iodine —not good!! And over cooked! If not for location, I...More

Thank E C
Reviewed 13 January 2018

My friend and I visited this location because of the view and that she had eaten here before. The breakfast buffet was still available but it was more than we wanted to eat. So, we sat at the bar and had a drink and some...More

Thank PalmCoaster285
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15 August 2017|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
No reservations for lunch on the porch, but the wait has not been long. Don't know about using the beach.
30 April 2016|
Response from John M | Property representative |
Dear babcilos - Yes! The Wharf is open for lunch Mon - Saturday, 11am - 3pm. On Sunday, we serve brunch from 11am - 3pm, and ala carte service is available starting at 2pm. We also offer our bar menu from 11am - 10pm... More
2 July 2015|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Susieq194 - Thanks for your inquiry. Our daily special is a 1 1/4 lb steamed lobster served with new potatoes and corn on the cob, all for just $24. We also offer a crab stuffed baked lobster with the same accompaniments... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 W Wharf Rd, inside the Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 06443-2905
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak, Shoreline EAST.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 203-245-1404
The Wharf Restaurant is located inside the Madison Beach Hotel overlooking the Long Island Sound. Open year-round, this location is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with a water view and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island Sound while seated in the comfortably elegant dining room or covered porch. The porch is tented and heated in the winter allowing guests to enjoy the beauty of the shoreline without being outdoors. Classic New England dishes are prepared with a fresh innovative flair. Chef Sean Carney selection of entrees are not to be missed. A collector's wine list with rare wines from hard to find vintages will please even the most discerning palette. Our full bar menu includes local craft beers, seasonal signature cocktails, and spirits. Come and experience the genuine hospitality that is the foundation of our service!
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