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Madison Moves Into University Heights, Here's the Full Menu

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Keri Bridgwater

Just in time to ring out the old, and ring in the new, Park Boulevard's hotly anticipated dining addition Madison is scheduled to officially soft open Thursday night. The 3,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Lei Lounge has been remodeled into a chic and sleek modern restaurant that includes a 12-seat bar and relaxed lounge area with banquette seating, plus 78-seat dining room complete with high vaulted ceilings and modern design details.

A well-respected figure on the San Diego food scene, chef Mario Cassineri (BiCE Ristorante) designed the menu, which is infused with touches of his Italian heritage in addition to Southern California-inspired fare. Helmed by chef Tony "G" Gutierrez (Opera Kitchen, La Strada) diners can look forward to a selection of carefully curated shared appetizers, salads and entree sized plates from the kitchen including a buffalo burger and jumbo shrimp gnocchi.

As for cocktails, in a nod to 'Old New Orleans' the Vieux From Above is an original take on the classic Vieux Carre featuring Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, Cynar and Ancho Reyes Chili Liquor. The pre-Prohibition classic Clover Club comprises Ford's Gin, Martini & Rossi Dry Vermouth and Peychaud's Bitters with an egg white cream top. Local breweries, including Alpine Beer Company and Societe Brewing Co. are on tap, while the wine list boasts a selection of West Coast and Old World varietals. During its initial soft opening phase, Madison will be open Tuesday through Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Madison Menu


4622 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116, USA