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L'Etoile Restaurant

1 South Pinckney Street, Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-251-0500
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Ranked #9 of 825 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: East Washington
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  • English first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Best restaurant in Madison. Also the highest priced, but you wont care after you have been there to check out what Tory Miller has put together and why he won a James Beard award.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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188 reviews 188 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is Madison's best restaurant, in my estimation. I love the selections (entrees) and the wine and beer offerings are perfect pairings. I especially appreciate the professional service and the warm ambiance of the room. It is, simply, a five-star experience. If you have to entertain for one special meal in Madison, there is no peer.

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Darien, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Two menus: three courses for $65 or seven for $125. The three course menu offers choices, the seven course menu doesn't, but, to be fair, our waiter told us that if we wanted to replace any course in the seven course menu with one of the options in the three course menu, we could. When the women in our party... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

They offered only two meals, both prix fixe - 3 courses at $65 and 7 courses at $125. We opted for the 3 course and one of us selected only one course (which was a dollar or two less than the $65, thus suggesting a bad decision). The staff was well trained and efficient. The interior is most attractive. In... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Quality of food is excellent, but don't go there hungry...you will be disappointed. For the price no one should leave hungry. My husband and I went there often many years ago when it was under different ownership. It was our favorite restaurant in the Madison area. Since the new owner began the portion sizes are very small. The glass of... More

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long island, ny
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The service and the tasting menu were A+! Fresh local ingredients- great wine! The heirloom tomato appetizer was wonderful, as was the cod entree. The wine selection was vast.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We ate the tasting menu and were treated to seven gourmet courses. The beef tenderloin was exceptional. Service was terrific as well. Did not expect to find such a high end restaurant across the street from the State Capitol.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had been to L'Etoile many many years ago and I will start out by saying it is far better than it was back then. I do appreciate the former chefs passion for locally sourced selections, and I do hope that never ends, but we sometimes felt that the menu suffered as a result of limited availability and we stopped... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I came here for an anniversary trip. We had been to this restaurant 5 years ago when it was in a different space and had a different chef. Both dinners were absolutely excellent. The new space is gorgeous with beautiful views of the Capital illuminated. From our craft cocktails at the bar to our 7 course tasting... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had selected this restaurant for our upcoming visit to Madison because it offered upscale vegetarian options. We were a bit concerned that the young adult members of our party might find the food too "upscale", we had a few picky eaters in the group. We were seated promptly at a lovely spacious table and the service throughout our meal... More

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