Best Madison, WI Restaurants

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    10. Ella's Deli

    Much-loved by children, this whimsical eatery mesmerizes young and old alike with its displays of vintage toys, suspended collectibles, and animated figures. There's even a merry-go-round out front that has all the...

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    9. Stone House at Quivey's Grove

    Heritage runs strong at this stone mansion, built in 1855 by John Mann. Featuring six parlors and native woods, the home now serves traditional foods with rich ingredients and makes a delightful destination for...

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    8. Bandung Restaurant

    Named for a prominent city on the island of Java, this Indonesian restaurant breathes life into Madison's dining scene. The family-run place, adorned with artwork and artifacts, promises a culinary adventure, thanks...

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    7. Bahn Thai

    Should you find yourself craving fresh vegetables and lemongrass-scented dishes that recall Far Eastern culinary traditions, this intimate place is well-equipped to sate the desire. Madison's first Thai restaurant...

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    6. Restaurant Magnus

    Gracious and sophisticated, this restaurant has risen steadily in the eyes of patrons and critics since its much-anticipated premiere and is lauded for both cuisine and nightlife. A refined setting serves as apt...

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    5. Tornado Club Steak House

    Mellow and softly lit, this celebrated restaurant makes a strong showing as one of Madison's top steak houses. Flawless cuts of beef arrive with a crisp crust and pink, juicy interior, whether you choose an 8-ounce...

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    4. Lombardino's

    A city institution, Lombardino's has been one of Madison's most recognizable restaurants since 1952. Given to kitschy charm, the interior is a throwback to Italian eateries of past decades, a look patrons love for...

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    3. L'Etoile

    Arguably the city's most renowned restaurant, this much-applauded enterprise revels in the attention of chef-proprietor Tory Miller. Sublime cuisine marries the best local Wisconsin ingredients with French culinary...

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    1. Harvest

    A simple, elegant dining room sets the scene for this wonderful restaurant, whose chef-owners trained at nearby L'Etoile. The accomplished cuisine relies on fresh, seasonal ingredients and may feature buttermilk and...


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