Madison's Cafe

Madison's offers fine American, Italian and eclectic cuisine-casual, relaxed yet elegant dining in an inviting and welcoming atmosphere. Hand-cut steaks, appetizers, soups, salads, seafood, sandwiches, pasta, desserts, a variety of distinctive and tantalizing and unique signature dishes, extensive Cellared Wine List and hand-crafted cocktails await your enjoyment. Our menu is continually updated, reflecting local, seasonable availability and original, imaginative fare, while also paying respect and homage to classics - combining both modern-creative and traditional styles of cooking. A large and ever-changing menu uses locally sourced products whenever and wherever possible, including herbs from our own seasonal herb garden. Our gluten-free menu, whole wheat and rice penne pasta, and a wide variety of vegetarian fare pleases the most sensitive palate. A children's menu is available for children 13 and younger. Relax and enjoy an Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Caramel, Americano, Coffee and decaffe. Our two well-appointed private dining rooms are perfect for any special occasion or business meeting allowing for Cocktail receptions up to 120; butler style service for up to 70. The entire restaurant can be reserved Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for your private event, minimum of 75 guests up to 200. Al fresco dining on our large patio is wonderful when weather permits. Off-site catering is available from small intimate gatherings to more than 300. Reservations for six or more are accepted. Carry out is always available. Happy Hour Monday-Thursday in ‘The Bar’ 4-6 pm. Tuesday Night is Wine Night Six Course Food and Wine Pairing Events are held throughout the year. Located in the heart of historic downtown, two and a half blocks from the Capitol; a half-block from the Governor's Mansion; four blocks from the historic Missouri State Penitentiary; three blocks from the Amtrak Station; about a half mile from the bridge bike/walk crossing to the Katy Trail; and across the street from the Madison Street parking garage. See our website for details and menus. Honors: 2017: FSR (Full Service Restaurant) Magazine listed Madison's among "The Top 100 Independent Restaurants in the Nation" in 2017 and “Top 100 Independent Restaurants in America's State Capitals" in 2016. 'Only in your State' noted Madison's as one of the "11 Missouri Restaurants with the most Amazing Outdoor Patios You'll Love to Lounge On." Voted Best Restaurant, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Power Lunch, Most Romantic, Best Salad, Best Appetizers and Best Italian Restaurant by Jefferson City Magazine in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. Voted Best Italian and Most Romantic by the Readers Choice poll of the Jefferson City News Tribune for the last 13 years. 2014: MapQuest named Madison's to the list of "The Best Top Food Bites in all the 50 State Capitals" and was voted Best Italian restaurant in Mid-Missouri by In 2015 and 2016, The Culture Trip, a one-stop website for the best international, global- art, food, culture and lifestyle for every country named Madison's as one of the top restaurants in Jefferson City, Missouri. A Jefferson City tradition since 1982, Madison's is a gathering place for family and friends - or perfect for that romantic evening. Join us to restore your spirit and share the simple pleasures with family and friends….one delicious bite at a time.
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216 Madison St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Additional Information

Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
All Ages
Historic District
Biking / Walking Trails
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Personal Check
Travelers Checks
American Express Card
Military Discount
Reservations Recommended
Advance Contact Requested
American Fare
Deli / Sandwiches
Italian Fare
Seafood / Fish
Specialty Foods
Sweet Treats
Vegetarian Fare
Group Seating Available
Indoor Seating
Intimate Seating
Outdoor Seating

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