My girlfriend and I are coming in from Chicago this weekend (Jan 5) to catch the TSO show at Alliant Center. The show starts at 8:00, so we will be doing an early dinner and then possibly drinks after the show. I've read the forums about some of the great restaurants in Madison: Letoile, Magnus, Harvest etc... We can get great italian, great steak, great whatever in Chicago, so I was hoping to find a nice restaurant with a more local/regional flavor where we can celebrate her birthday before the show. Harvest is closed for the holiday... any other recommendations?
Also, any recommendations on nice lounges to get a drink after. We are mid 30's and prefer quiet, sexy velvet and wine to jager bombs and miller lite specials (no offense to our neighbors in Milwaukee!) we'll have a car service, so getting around/parking are not an issue.
Thanks for your help!