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L'Etoile Restaurant

1 South Pinckney Street, Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-251-0500
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Ranked #8 of 841 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
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
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Wysox, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were very pleased with our visit. I normally don't ever eat French onion soup, but it was a special and the chefs twist on a French onion soup. I couldn't believe how flavorful it was. Enjoyed every course, every bite.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great experience. The restaurant is located right across from the capital building. Can't beat a nice evening at that location. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Ordered the Oak Ridge lamb. It was tender and very-well prepared, one of the best I've had.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

People who follow me know I don't usually write negative reviews, my mom always said if you can't say something nice don't say anything, but when a restaurant costs so much one expects something special. I called ahead 4 days and asked them if they could accomodate one of my dear friends who is vegan, the person on the phone... More 

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Rome, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Four of us went for a saturday dinner and couldn't have had a better experience. The staff was amazing and so knowledgeable about the food and drink, and the food was magnificent. Highly recommended

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McFarland, Wisconsin, United States
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167 reviews 167 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What an awesome experience. If you have never tried truly gourmet foods, what a great place to venture into that world. If you like to surprise your palate with exciting flavors and tastes that will take you beyond a normal dining experience this is the place in Madison. We had the "Seven Course Chef's Tasting" and to celebrate my wife's... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Each year we celebrate our wedding anniversary at L'Etoile. It's our chance to not look at the prices and simply order whatever appeals. It's always a hard decision because we know that everything will be amazing with just the right mix of complexity and comfort. Lovely touch is the personalized menu printed just for us.

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Williamston, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Three of us made last moment reservation for Saturday and were seated at the big round table next to the entrance door. I thought that it was waiting table, but it was our table (!), so we didn't have the same experience as other guests seating at the regular tables (although we paid the same high price - of course).... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had the opportunity to eat at this restaurant last night. L'Etoile used to be on the 2nd floor in a very quaint and cozy environment with no view of the street, traffic, and people. Just a view of the Capitol. Now they have moved to a new location and they are on street level. It is a big spacious... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband and I took our son and wife to dinner at L'Etoile to celebrate his 50th birthday It was outstanding. We ordered the dinner for 2 special X 2 and enjoyed a beautiful green salad, ribeye steaks winter vegetables and a keylime flavored confection along with the special touches L'Etoile adds and their craft cocktails to start us off.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great location. Very romantic setting. I have been wanting to dine here for some time now. Dropped over $150.00, went home and spent 3 hrs throwing up everything I consumed. What a waste of money!

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Additional Information about L'Etoile Restaurant

Address: 1 South Pinckney Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: +1 608-251-0500
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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