French Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Marquette, Madison
61 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • brunch food
  • scenic views
  • mussels
  • cocktails
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  • Dani N.
    Dani NSeptember 12, 2013
    The oysters were a little bland, maybe a twist of lemon would've helped! The salmon was GREAT with the capers and spinach; just awesome!!! Nice location & nice to sit on patio if available.
  • Joanna M.
    Joanna MerrillMarch 2, 2015
    Fantastic place for brunch. High quality, tasty, and creative food choices set in an inviting and trendy atmosphere. French themed bar options with a good selection of champagnes and gins.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RoyJanuary 31, 2015
    Pork abd beans with the salmon at Sunday brunch are fantastic! Great bloody Mary's. All around best brunch I've found in Madison.
  • El S.
    El SoberanoAugust 25, 2013
    loved the energy and food was delicious! had oyster sampler which was great in August. fish was flavorful and well-cooked.
  • Brad S.
    Brad StarksFebruary 3, 2013
    Tae by the front window is the best for brunch!! Dana is right! Nate is the man for drinks!! Mojitos here are great!!
  • Clay K.
    Clay KonnorJuly 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The shrimp, bacon, crab called on the brunch menu are to die for!
  • JY
    JYFebruary 28, 2016
    I personally would rate Sardine best of Madison, after been to close to 50 restaurants here. Everything we had was tasty, quality food.
  • Pamela D.
    Pamela DerbyJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lobster croquettes are divine. Braised beef is supreme comfort food.
  • Tony T.
    Tony TandeskiMay 12, 2011
    Great atmosphere right by the lake with great service. Stop by for brunch on the weekend. In a word amazing. Top it off with a mimosa.
  • Julie C.
    Julie ChampionMarch 19, 2015
    Side salad that comes with most brunch items is delicious and perfect with the rest of your meal.
  • Chanda L.
    Chanda Lang HaldermanSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Scallop appetizer is yummy. Anchor Steam on tap. Also - Omelets and frites for brunch? Yes please.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaMay 18, 2014
    Mussels are amazing. And the hazelnut dessert is unreal
  • Christian T.
    Christian TafoyaFebruary 26
    Great variety of seafood on the menu. I recommend starting with some oysters.
  • Joseph H.
    Joseph HouseJuly 6, 2013
    Amazing place! Get the red derby. Almost immediate seating
  • Corey J.
    Corey JacobApril 4, 2016
    Best Sunday brunch in Madison. All the classics done right with a lakefront view to match.
  • Justin F.
    Justin FrederickMay 25, 2013
    So good! Great view of lake! Food is worth the wait! Happy hour is fantastic!
  • Anna P.
    Anna PetersonDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The baked creamed eggs are phenomenal! It's almost like a quiche but instead of a crust, they use prosciutto.
  • MaryBeth Z.
    MaryBeth ZinsMarch 9, 2014
    The macaroons and sorbet are the best thing to ever happen to me
  • Jason O.
    Jason OliverMay 14, 2012
    Try the chocolate chip cookie - Was yummy. Get without mint, unless you like mint!
  • Jennica S.
    Jennica SteinMarch 7, 2013
    I've eaten here before, absolutely an awesome place to dine
  • JH H.
    JH H-DOctober 10, 2015
    Great view of the lake and so romantic for dates and anniversaries
  • Brian E.
    Brian EllisonFebruary 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Have Nathan make you a Last Word Cocktail- equal parts Death's Door Gin, lime juice, Maraschino, Green Chartreuse. Be sure to have a designated driver. Read more
  • Lysa G.
    Lysa GrantMarch 15, 2016
    Ask to sit outside on a nice evening. Very romantic.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherJune 23, 2014
    The goat cheese, duck, and chocolate ganache won over my mouth and stomach.
  • Dmitriy S.
    Dmitriy SandlerAugust 16, 2014
    Spinach omelette and buckwheat pancakes are amazing!
  • Corey J.
    Corey JacobAugust 16, 2014
    Theres no better place to have the perfect brunch in madison then at Sardine.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BakerOctober 5, 2010
    Great service, wonderful food. Try to get a window seat for a lake view!
  • Molly B.
    Molly BeranJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the bistro hot dog. You won't be sorry.
  • Bill Brasky
    Bill BraskyApril 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekend brunch is tasty and the bar provides ample comfort for your Scotch imbued brain.
  • Melissa
    MelissaSeptember 29, 2010
    love weekend brunch, tasty frites, crispin on tap!!!!
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJuly 6, 2016
    Half price oysters 4-6 pm M-F
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RathboneAugust 29, 2014
    Get the Red Derby cocktail. Delicious.
  • AB M.
    AB MannJuly 16, 2013
    The Bloody Mary is the bomb at brunch.
  • Ken S.
    Ken SolivaNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the freshly squeezed orange juice and the grilled pork sausages.
  • Rebecca L.
    Rebecca LinJune 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They make a fantastic salty dog
  • Michael
    MichaelDecember 20, 2013
    It's all good, but the steamed muscles are amazing.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BSeptember 16, 2012
    The hosts always seem like snotty "witches" with a b ;)
  • Katie
    KatieApril 21, 2014
    Excellent view. Lovely bloody nary
  • Carl D.
    Carl DirksSeptember 3, 2015
    Monkfish was great, great atmosphere
  • Dan M.
    Dan MillerJanuary 1, 2013
    Excellent New Years Eve 4 course dinner.
  • Amy O.
    Amy O'MaraOctober 12, 2010
    Love weekend brunch! The mussels were awesome!
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VAugust 7, 2014
    This oyster barely fit in my mouth
  • Julie M.
    Julie McHughApril 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour oysters. Great deal.
  • Sara N.
    Sara NettesheimJuly 17, 2013
    The mussels are delicious!
  • Jen H.
    Jen HolmesMarch 20, 2010
    Great oysters, great mussels. Get them w bread instead of frites.
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VAugust 7, 2014
    Oeufs mayonnaise mmmmmm
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HoutingNovember 15, 2014
    Mimosas and bloody marys!
  • Terrence
    TerrenceAugust 8, 2011
    sit on the patio and enjoy a nice view of the parking lot
  • Scott A.
    Scott AndersonSeptember 25, 2010
    The Norwegian salmon is excellent!
  • Lori G.
    Lori GrzeniaJuly 8, 2015
    Salmon burger is delicious!
  • Jeff Y.
    Jeff YatesOctober 19, 2015
    Have Nate make it
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonApril 30, 2016
    Dinner is better than brunch
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VAugust 7, 2014
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DantoOctober 20, 2015
    Loved the seafood
  • Nina H.
    Nina H.July 22, 2011
    Really good fries here.
  • Dana L.
    Dana LytleMarch 26, 2010
    Great bartenders here. Have Nate make you a Brandy Montana...mmm!
  • germaine
    germaineFebruary 9, 2010
    best burger in madison, wi. and i'm a total snob about my burgers.
  • Scott A.
    Scott AndersonSeptember 25, 2010
    The lemon tart is amazing!
  • Danny D.
    Danny DApril 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    As a past mayor, I'm not sure how I feel about the new eiffel tower icon.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BSeptember 16, 2012
    At least 6 open tables and they tell us to wait still... Like I said bitches.
  • Balthazar
    BalthazarJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This bartender can wear a pair of jeans. Wow.
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