Madison WI

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sudie
Cheeseburger
2013/07/31 17:41:49
Hi friends...we will be in Madison in late August for one night on our way to Door county. It will be our anniversary, and we need recommendations for a nice dinner. TIA
Re:Madison WI 2013/08/01 09:10:01
There are no restaurants in Madison.
 
Are you staying the night or just passing through?  Since you're coming from Cincinnati I strongly suggest taking I-74 west and not I-65 northwest from Indianapolis unless you want to experience a crapload of construction on I-90 west of Elgin, and if it happens to be a Friday night it'll be a nightmare with all the flatlanders escaping north across the Cheddar Curtain.
 
But back to the topic at hand...what're you hungry for?  If you're going to be downtown and really want something nice, L'Etoile consistently wins tons of "Best Of" awards and chef/owner Tory Miller is a James Beard Award winner.
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2013/08/01 09:25:50
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Madison WI 2013/08/01 12:36:52
Brad-ate a really good Chinese place right off 94-cant remember the name.........any ideas?
ALL GOOD
Hamburger
Re:Madison WI 2013/08/01 13:17:34
In Madison:
 
Good Italian in the heart of the city/campus:  
Great German near the Capital:  
 
I get there for work on occasion.  Both restaurants have great food/atmosphere.
 
If you want to rethink where to stop, this is a little gem further to the north/east:

 
 
 
ALL GOOD
Hamburger
Re:Madison WI 2013/08/01 13:17:57
dang it. my links didn't work...I'll be back later.
Re:Madison WI 2013/08/01 13:54:32
ann peeples

Brad-ate a really good Chinese place right off 94-cant remember the name.........any ideas?
Nothing I can think of offhand.  Was it on the east side?
Re:Madison WI 2013/08/01 14:05:51
ALL GOOD

In Madison:

Good Italian in the heart of the city/campus:  
Great German near the Capital:  

I get there for work on occasion.  Both restaurants have great food/atmosphere.

If you want to rethink where to stop, this is a little gem further to the north/east:
Here's what ALL GOOD is trying to say:

http://littleredinn.com/Little_Red_Inn/Home.html (north/east; I might have to check it out sometime)

http://portabellarestaurant.biz/ (Italian)

http://essen-haus.com/ (German)

Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Madison WI 2013/08/01 15:26:04
I would highly recommend these two in downtown Madison.
http://www.tornadosteakhouse.com/
http://www.lombardinos.com/
Both are rather upscale, but would be perfect for a special event.  Also, while I agree with Brad about L' Etoile, I've found it to be a bit pretentious and snooty. Food is great, though. Here's one more "anniversary dinner" type place.
http://www.43north.biz/
post edited by Pancho - 2013/08/02 16:39:52
pineyhill
Cheeseburger
Re:Madison WI 2013/08/01 17:19:33
I've always liked this spot!!
 
http://www.tobyssupperclu..._Supper_Club/Home.html
Re:Madison WI 2013/08/05 14:06:51
Sudie, if you're in the mood for pizza and don't mind paying a bit more, consider Salvatore's in Sun Prairie.  My wife and I had an excellent meal there last night.
Cynder
Junior Burger
Re:Madison WI 2013/08/07 02:00:58
probably Imperial Garden East
good quality Chinese food just off 94
post edited by Cynder - 2013/08/07 02:02:18