Of all the places I could have gone, I chose to have dinner at L'Etoile to celebrate my 65th birthday. I had my pick of any restaurant in Milwaukee, Chicago, or Madison, but I knew where I wanted to spend my special evening! This restaurant meets the Gold Standard in every category. When my husband made the reservation, he mentioned that we were coming to celebrate my birthday, so when we arrived, the menu had our name at the top welcoming us and saying Happy Birthday in bold print. The setting is beautiful as the entire front is made of glass and faces the lit Madison Capital Building as backdrop-gorgeous!. Next came the menu---I cannot say enough about how unique and special menu the chef creates. Combinations were creative,healthy and delicious. The wines were superb as well, as was the service from everyone we encountered. I could not have had a more wonderful time. The prices may be a bit high, but not out of the market for the kind of quality dining experience you will have. If you are looking for that one terrific place to take your best sweetheart or that most important client, this is the spot. You will be raving about it as I am today!