Amara Madison

4.3
(970 Reviews)
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Ratings of Amara Madison

google
Google
4.3
(330 Reviews)
yelp
Yelp
3.8
(106 Reviews)
tripadvisor
TripAdvisor
3.5
(8 Reviews)
opentable
OpenTable
4.4
(526 Reviews)

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Location & Hours

670 N Midvale Blvd
Madison, WI 53705
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Recent Reviews

google
Jan 2024
The food and the service are good but why I give 2 stars let me explain to you. This week is what they called restaurant week and a combo menu is provided. The combo is total 80 dollars including 4 dishes. However, I have been to the restaurant more than 5 times and each of the dish was less than 20 dollars (except the full size pasta which is 29). According to the experience in Dec, the dessert was 12, eggplant was 17, the shrimp was 14, even the full size pasta is 29, total is 72. And they told me the dish was scaled up but when my friend ordered the same shrimp separately, it came out the same size. How can they tell me the combo 80 reasonable? It is a really tricky and not honest.
google
Jan 2024
A group of us went for cocktails and decided on a range of appetizers and EVERY app was so delicious! The giganta beans was a highlight and the charcuterie board. Highly recommend this place.
google
Jan 2024
Drinks were good, food was good, and in all honesty the service was good… until the bartender called my friend out for something he didn’t say, then proceeded to actively ignore us as we were trying to settle our tab.
google
Jan 2024
Really cool atmosphere, great for date nights or drinks. The soup and salmon sandwich was delicious. My only issue was that we were charged extra for a tiny single slice of bread.
google
Jan 2024
EDIT: Based on Amara's response and the last couple times I've gone, I'm bumping this up to 5 stars. Service has been exceptional! Growing pains are real and Amara has done wonders at working through it. It pains me to give three stars, given how exceptional the atmosphere, food, and cocktails are (that Amara bellini has set the bellini bar HIGH). I've gone twice now--the first time the front desk service was a bit awkward, but in a "new, inexperienced hire" way. Still friendly. But the second time is what brought this to three stars. When I asked how the server was, she complained about being at work. I get it. I've been there. But this is indicative of incomplete training that seems to be a recurring issue. I've talked about Amara with two other people who've been--both observed that, while the food and drink is divine, the service is incongruous with the theme (one even said she felt so unwelcome she won't return). I want this place to succeed, and thorough employee training might be the key. Otherwise, I worry about its longevity in such a competitive market.
google
Jan 2024
Over the holiday season we checked out several nicer dining spots in the Madison area and Amara by a noticeable amount was my favorite. On a weeknight for early dinner it was especially quiet, and we had wonderful and helpful service. We especially loved the calamari, brussels sprouts, and half chicken entree. The chicken was cooked perfectly all the way through, and wasn’t the least bit dry. We tried several mixed drinks as well, and their holiday cocktail was superb. Would highly recommend this spot!
google
Jan 2024
Very nice atmosphere; a little noisy at peak time. Conversation would be tough for someone with auditory challenges. Excellent service. Great wine list. I appreciated the option for smaller pasta portions. I had the cauliflower steak and my companion had pork. Both were delicious. Dessert options were a little disappointing. No tiramisu or affogato. Spendy for Madison.
google
Jan 2024
Great atmosphere and delicious food. Often a little busy in popular times. Staff is amazing. Gender neutral restrooms. Clean restaurant. Parking: Hilldale parking - hard to find a spot close to restaurant.
google
Jan 2024
A great spot! Food is great atmosphere is a vibe and the staff is nice and very accommodating. On the pricy side but the taste of the food makes up for it.
google
Jan 2024
Service was excellent and the timing was great. They paid attention to where each table was in the process and processed the food orders accordingly. Really nice to see. For the food, we had a couple great dishes and a couple meh ones. The sides were awesome. We'll try again and hope for better consistency with food. We appreciated the option to order small/regular pasta portions!


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Amara Madison is rated an average of 4.3/5 stars across various online platforms.

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(608) 716-7989

670 N Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53705