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Tornado Steak House

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116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the weekend before Valentine's Day. It was very busy and we didn't have reservations but got lucky and got a booth in the bar. It was a small table for three but we made it work. The prime rib and New York strip were prepared as we desired. Our waiter was attentive and kept the flow of dirty... More 

Thank Debbie B
Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the food and the service were wonderful. My husband enjoyed the venison but would love to return to try the rabbit. I had the steak au poivre and was pleased. Staff very attentive, water glasses refreshed regularly. Would return if in the area. We did have reservations, probably wise.

Thank kszelaj
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bartenders were friendly and great a mixology. Our server was wonderful! The steaks were amazing. French onion soup was average.

Thank LvSousek
Wausau, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

King crab legs were firm, delicious and worth the price. The service was great. The bar area is a bit small for a "supper" club however all employees made us feel welcome. Definitely will be a spot to return to when we are back in town and can take the time to dine.

Thank Badgerhockey5
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know some people think of a late night meal as something quick (think golden arches), but this late night is different...steak, scallops, burgers and salads. It is a bit of a higher price point, but so worth it. Reservations not required.

Thank Shortbytes
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the odd front door to the awesome retro décor I love the bar. We've been there twice now and really love it. Great service, great food. and drinks are really good. I recommend a Makers old fashioned.

Thank Brad A
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the glorious reviews we thought we'd take our UW student granddaughter out for a special dinner. The restaurant is beat. I'm not talking retro or "old school supper club"; it's run down. My husband ordered a filet mignon. He reported that there was no au juice and that it was so dry that he couldn't finish it.... More 

1 Thank Mary T
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had the New York Strip steak which was average. My wife has a seafood allergy and every single appetizer has seafood in it, therefore we skipped the appetizer. I love Rabbit so I ordered it. However it came breaded like fish sticks, which I've Never seen before. It was not very good at all. The atmosphere is outdated.... More 

Thank John N
Menasha, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion with a special meal (and enjoy a great cut of meat), this may be your place! The prime rib on Saturday nights is some of the best I've ever had. We celebrated our anniversary here and we're very impressed!

Thank Steph K
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always heard people talk about great steak but I've never experienced anything other than what I would say was just ok. This place broadened my expectations. There was a 45 minute wait for a table, went the bar (which was absolutely packed) and had a couple drinks while waiting. I ended up splitting the 28 oz ribeye with my... More 

Thank Karen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-3570

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?