The Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel

4.6
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747 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Wharf Restaurant is located inside Madison Beach Hotel, a AAA four diamond rated property. Enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island Sound while seated in the comfortably elegant dining room or covered porch. Porch seating is available year-round overlooking the Sound. Classic New England dishes are prepared with a fresh innovative flair. Come and experience the genuine hospitality that is the foundation of our service!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch, as usual. Our 5th time having brunch here and it’s always amazing.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful, romantic dinner. Food and service were spectacular as always.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were blown away with the specials. Lobster bisque and lollipop lamb! Wish they were always on the menu!

CT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

New Year’s Eve

RS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Our waitress was below the caliber I expect from this higher end restaurant.

F
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service was a bit slow but an enjoyable lunch outing.

RB
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the place to visit for anyone who is looking for a dining experience that features finely prepared food and a friendly and experienced staff in a simple, yet elegant setting. The view of Long Island and the Sound is an added bonus. There is also the choice of interior seating or outside dining on a three season porch.

CP
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were both excellent. We had a very nice time there and will be back.

R
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wait staff was excellent. Gnocchi appetizer was awesome. Kids meals are way overpriced.

MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has good food and spectacular views of Long Island Sound. Outdoor area is dog friendly. Service is excellent. You really feel pampered when you eat here.

LI
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

consistently great. the water views are outstanding.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was excellent, our waiter Brian was very knowledgeable, helpful and personable. Delicious food and the ambiance was wonderful.

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have gone to the Wharf several times. They did not disappoint. The food quality is excellent, and with a new chef, they are keeping the menu/selections fresh. The service is excellent. The ambiance and the location can not be beat if you like to dine along side the LI Sound. This time it was a special occasion and we had a great time.

N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service from Cathy. Delicious food. Perfect setting for a “girl’s holiday lunch.” Thank you. Merry Christmas!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a professional, delicious & enjoyable evening out!

GJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We have stayed away for years and decided to try it again. Big mistake. Everything about it was awful. The service, menu and the food. We were even seated next to rowdy bar patrons somehow.

p
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

As overnight guests we were excited to eat at here, sadly disappointed. Friday night ( 11/29/19 ) we both had the Tuna daily special, that salad on the side was hideous and should not be served to anyone. The bar.... don't get me started !! Whoever runs that bar should be fired, or at least TRY to mix drinks correctly. If it were not for that fact that we had MANDATORY VALET PARKING, I would have driven off to someplace else. We ate there on 11/30/19, maybe 1/2 a star better for that experience.

l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Consistently great food, service, setting and atmosphere. Love it!

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dining experience for a special occasion! Seaside view of Long Island Sound! Just a beautiful venue! I recommend it!

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was an enjoyable meal and great location since we were staying at hotel.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Don’t sit on the porch In the cold weather. They will tell you it’s heated, but they won’t tell you the heat Blasts down on your head while the cold air blows by your legs.

I don’t think this alone would’ve solve the other concerns, but it would’ve helped.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I loved this place! Perfect meal and date night for a weekend getaway with my wife!

G
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view was amazing! The food delicious!

T
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have not been to the restaurant at "The Wharf" in probably 15 years! We heard the entire place, hotel and all, was renovated and remodeled but just hadn't thought of going back. Doing errands on the shoreline a diner we like was too busy and we were hungry, my husband says, "What about that Wharf place?" So, we went. We're very glad we did and will be back.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Sat on enclosed, heated outside porch with beautiful views on Long Island Sound.

KB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met a friend for lunch and had a wonderful time catching up. We never felt rushed and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and delicious lunch. I will definitely return for lunch and plan dinner with my husband soon.

LW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was fantastic, and the staff was so friendly and helpful! They even gave us a booth in front of the fireplace so we could celebrate our anniversary in a more private setting.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Have never been a fan of the food or service at MBH. Went there for the view. Had dinner on October 26, 2019 and was pleasantly surprised that the service was vastly improved on every front and the menu had much to offer. My dinner was excellent. Funny, we go there for the view but at this occasion it was dinner and no view so we sat inside. First time I noticed the ambiance. Was rather bland. Nice room but no individual feel.

T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely as always. Great place for an evening with friends or a special occasion.

DT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Always pleasnt there. Just alot of flies in the Six-top table area on The Porch. Need to replace missing canvas at that end of porch.

K
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had the Osso Buco braised low and slow so the meat is "fall-off-the-bone" tender. My girl had the Halibut which was also outstanding.

The food is usually good and consistent

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a pleasure dining at this restaurant. It consistently provides deliciously prepared food in an elegant but casual seaside environment.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with great service

BK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I made a spontaneous Sunday Brunch date at the MadisonBeach Hotel. We were so pleasantly surprised by the Brunch. The variety, presentation, ambience of the dining room, staff and view made it a memorable meal. Gorgeous carving tables, salads and the plentiful raw bar was a stand out. I will never forget the dessert table filled with such an attractive array of desserts - including chocolate covered strawberries! Such a beautiful facility where you are able to stroll seaside and sit on the deck to enjoy the unobstructed view of the ocean. We will definitely be returning!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I would Highly recommend the Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel Restaurant. The dining room is elegant. The menu has a wonderful variety. The food was delicious and plentiful. The value was incredible.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always good especially dessert!

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new chef is absolutely incredible. He made a vegetarian meal for my husband that was exceptional!!!!!!! Can’t wait to go back

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing all around!

K
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, on the expensive side, great bartenders

EP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I love sitting outside to enjoy the view and to be able to hear my companions. Inside is unbearably loud. The food,was good but not great. The service was a little slow, but there was a wedding that night. It was expensive. I would go,there again but not often.