James Madison House | American Restaurant in Madison, CT
Let us introduce a natural and fresh culinary masterpiece we create every day.
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Sunday - Thursday
12:00PM - 10:00PM, Kitchen closes at 9
Friday & Saturday
12:00PM - 11:00PM, Kitchen closes at 10
open fire grilling
We cook the way we were meant to; over an open fire and with plenty of smokiness to season
A Glimpse into the History of The James Madison House
Welcome to The James Madison House, a blend of family dining and rich history. As you enjoy our cuisine, allow us to briefly whisk you back in time to the heart of Virginia, the home of the historic James Madison House. Montpelier, as it's also known, was the lifelong home of our fourth president, James Madison. Constructed in the early 18th century, the Georgian-style mansion bore witness to Madison's growth from an inquisitive child to the "Father of the Constitution."
Madison retired to Montpelier in 1797, only to be called back to public service. As Secretary of State under Jefferson and later as President himself, he shaped the nation's course, most notably during the War of 1812. After his presidency, he turned to Montpelier, a now expanded 22-room mansion, where he spent his remaining years hosting influential figures of the time. Montpelier has since undergone multiple transformations. Its current incarnation, thanks to the Montpelier Foundation, mirrors the mansion during Madison'stenure.
Now a national historic landmark, it continues to celebrate Madison'slegacy. Our establishment, The James Madison House, strives to emulate Madison's intellectual curiosity and hospitality. Just as Madison welcomed his guests to spirited discussions, we invite you to engage in lively conversation over a shared meal. As you dine with us, we hope this snapshot of history enriches your experience. Enjoy our culinary offerings and the stories that accompany them, right here at James Madison House.
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