I was raised in Evansville in the 50s and 60s when F's Steakhouse was the only upscale restaurant in town. Recently, I was in town for a family visit and found Madeleine's on Trip Advisor.
I am not a chain restaurant kind of guy and believe eating out should be something you normally wouldn't get at home. Madeleine's surprised me (in a good way) at every turn. The menu, which they change frequently was inventive and ambitious. Prices were in the low $20-25 range, which is a steal, where I live now. Had a great Pinot Noir for $10, another pleasant surprise to the wallet. I had a rack of lamb to die for. I'm allergic to garlic...no problem. Had a chance to meet the two owners (manager and the chef) who were a total delight.
I had one of the best meals I've had this year and I eat out a lot. Headed back to Evansville next month and Madeleine's will be on my list every night.