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Graze Restaurant

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American, Gastropub
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1 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-251-2700
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Today
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 258
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not a pub

Calling this eatery a pub is an insult to all real pubs around the world. Now don't get me wrong, the food is excellent and the wait staff is friendly. The food is gourmet bistro food. The beer list was good. But I felt out of place wearing blue jeans.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff B
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calling this eatery a pub is an insult to all real pubs around the world. Now don't get me wrong, the food is excellent and the wait staff is friendly. The food is gourmet bistro food. The beer list was good. But I felt out of place wearing blue jeans.

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Thank Jeff B
USA
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224 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sure I, we, are in the minority on this review but I just couldn't seethe hype. Decided to go, my wife had been there before and said it wasn't too bad, so we went. I had the burger with the salad, didn't want the English muffin but waitress said I could have the bun instead no problem. I... More 

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Thank bulldogtwo
GrazeMadison, Owner at Graze Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear bulldogtwo, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience at Graze. I can assure you that your criticism of our pub burger, and bibimbap is being taken very seriously and has been shared with our chefs, managers and my business partners. I believe that you have the right to have certain expectations of our... More 

Sydney
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cookies and milk, 15 year aged cheddar, amazing mains, attentive and knowledgable wait staff. Our favorite restaurant in Madison by far.

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Thank chaxi
GrazeMadison, Owner at Graze Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chaxi, On behalf of the entire Graze team, I wanted to personally thank you for your feedback on our restaurant, and we are so happy to hear that you continue to enjoy your dining experiences with us. Madison has many wonderful restaurants, and it can be difficult to choose where to dine, so we truly appreciate your business. It... More 

Middleton, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quaint little pub with a stunning view of the Capitol building has phenomenal service and delicious food. The menu is a fascinating mix of pub and gourmet offerings, great for omnivores and vegetarians alike. The price is incredibly reasonable for what you get.

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Thank carolinecsmith
GrazeMadison, Owner at Graze Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, On behalf of the entire Graze team, I wanted to personally thank you for your feedback on our restaurant. It means a lot to us that you would take time out of your busy schedule to tell us about your dining experience, and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Madison has many wonderful... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a business dinner, and it was my first experience with cheese curds. First off, I ordered another order just for myself because they were so awesome. The drinks and dinners were great and the steak dish was cooked perfectly. A tad pricey, but perfect for a business dinner.

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Thank Ashton P
GrazeMadison, Owner at Graze Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ashton, Thank you so much for your kind review of the dining experience that you had with us at Graze Restaurant. I can assure you that your kind words of our cheese curds, and steak preparation have been shared with our culinary staff, servers and managers. It is experiences such as yours that allow us to continue our mission... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is great -- in front of you is the Capitol building, and the expanse of lawn around the square. The food is fresh, from local sources, and the menu includes cheese and meat items -- what else would you want from a Wisconsin restaurant?

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Thank Nylkoorb
GrazeMadison, Owner at Graze Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nylkoorb, Thank you so much for your kind review of the dining experience that you had with us at Graze Restaurant. I can assure you that your kind words of our fresh and local ingredients have been shared with our culinary staff, servers and managers. It is experiences such as yours that allow us to continue our mission to... More 

Madison, Wi
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Graze last weekend for a couple's night out. This was our second experience at Graze. I love that my husband can have his burger, and I can enjoy something more unusual such as the Bibimbap...which was amazing. Our waiter was very attentive and brought several samples of the beers on tap until I found... More 

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Thank toto1234
GrazeMadison, Owner at Graze Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear toto1234, Thank you so much for your kind review of the dining experience that you had with us at Graze Restaurant. It is wonderful to hear that both you, and your husband are able to find something on our menu's that you both enjoy. It is experiences such as yours that allow us to continue our mission to support... More 

Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recently in town for business and had some people recommend Graze for a nice meal. The atmosphere was great, the floor to ceiling windows are awesome. The food was excellent. The portion size wasn't bad, unlike what some people say. I would rather pay for a smaller meal that has great flavors and ingredients, than a huge meal... More 

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Thank Niles G
GrazeMadison, Owner at Graze Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Niles, Thank you so much for your kind review of the dining experience that you had with us at Graze Restaurant. I can assure you that your kind words of our menu and portion sizes have been shared with our culinary staff, servers and managers. It is experiences such as yours that allow us to continue our mission to... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent food, some unique dishes and presentations at a modes price. I especially enjoyed the unique cocktails. Hip atmosphere but it was a little noisy during the peak time.

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Thank Thomas G
GrazeMadison, Owner at Graze Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank you so much for your kind review of the dining experience that you had with us at Graze Restaurant. I can assure you that your kind words have been shared with our culinary staff, servers and managers. It is experiences such as yours that allow us to continue our mission to support local artisan producers and our... More 

Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a business colleague visiting and found Graze on the internet. Absolutely did not disappoint. The food was fantastic their Mac and Cheese with pulled pork - so good. The service was great it does not take reservations except for parties of 7 but we got there at 6 and had a great table with a view of the... More 

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Thank jcarolgentry
GrazeMadison, Owner at Graze Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jcarolgentry, On behalf of the entire Graze team, I wanted to personally thank you for your feedback on our restaurant. It means a lot to us that you would take time out of your busy schedule to tell us about your dining experience, and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with your business colleague,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?