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“Comfortable local bar”

Prospect Tavern Beef & Ale
Ranked #23 of 65 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In the late 19th century, the Prospect Tavern housed a coal company, part of the bustling railroad industry located just yards away. Today the 1880's Tudor building comfortably seats 50 patrons in the dining room, while the 60-foot bar and outdoor patio make the tavern the preferred place for a casual dinner or to enjoy the perfect pint.The Prospect Tavern offers classic American comfort food like our thinly sliced prime rib sandwich with au jus sauce or our slowly-braised home-style pot roast. Our superior-cut Prime Rib has distinct marbling and is served and seasoned to perfection. Available only on the weekends, this excellent Prime Rib includes a salad, vegetable, and any-style potato.The Prospect Tavern is situated in the central business district of Madison N.J., steps away from the train station, movie theater and great local shopping, making it the perfect place to enjoy a delectable meal before a movie, or to have a relaxing drink on the outdoor patio. Come visit us soon!
warren, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Comfortable local bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

We ate here twice last week, nice menu, clean atmosphere, food was really good- the wait staff is super friendly!

  • Visited November 2013
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Lenexa, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a Joke”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

This place is a hot mess. Food is decent, but service is horrendous (as other reviewers have noted). Just tonight, we went in, sat ourselves in the bar area and sat there IN FULL VIEW of two bar workers for 15 minutes without either one coming over to greet us or, God forbid, take our order.

You know what? You don't need our business? No worries -- you'll never get it again. Buh-bye.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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“Great bar and food...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

I stopped at the Prospect last Sunday. Weather was great for sitting out on the deck so we did.. burgers were excellent and the fries were crispy! Bartender was very friendly and drinks were strong.. :) The patio sits out back with a great view of the Stop & Shop/Gary's parking lot which makes people watching a lot of fun.. especially after a couple drinks. We also lucked out with the hot dogs and wings the bartender put out for the football game.. a nice unexpected snack!! We heard they put it out for every game... definitely will be back!

  • Visited September 2013
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New Jersey
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“Outdoor patio a plus”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

One of the things which sets Prospect Tavern apart in Madison is the outdoor patio. It overlooks the Stop & Shop parking lot, but can be a relaxing spot to spend a summer happy hour. The bar is a lively place after work. Dinner in the dining room is quieter, although can be noisy when full. The dining room reminds one of a pub, dark wood, fireplace in season. The menu is varied and should please most palates. The full rack of ribs was surprisingly good, served with good cole slaw, it could have used some fries as well. The pizza was good although unusual in that the sausage and peppers were large chunks of what appeared to be link sausage cut up and the peppers were large strips of roasted, marinated red peppers. We ate early (5:30 pm) and had the dining room to ourselves.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Great food with friendly staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Prospect Tavern is a great place for upscale food served at an affordable price. Last week I stopped in for happy hour and all the appetizers were half off. I was informed that happy hour prices were only available at the bar which was ok with me. I ordered steak and shrimp kebabs and the crab cake combo and they were both delicious. I asked if I could eat on the outdoor patio and the bartender kindly informed me that there was no table side service on the patio, but he would be more than happy to set me up and deliver my food. Overall great experience and I will return.

  • Visited August 2013
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