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La Brioche presents True Food

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2862 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our son and his girlfriend have taken us here before. So when they gave me a choice for my birthday, of course I selected La Brioche. Interesting features of this particular restaurant are that no use of cellphones or handheld devices is allowed inside. We turned off our cellphones after taking a photo outside. My husband and son ordered pizzas,... More 

Thank Lynne J
Fox Point
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This storefront in a strip mall belies what awaits within: a sanctuary of classical ambiance, delicious food and friendly, expert service. Portions are generous, and prices are reasonable. We shared an unhurried lunch of veggie quesadillas and Greek salad -- an international delight! The kitchen graciously split the portions at our request, saving us that messy task at table. We... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I am not one to give a poor review very often. You really have to mess up on basic services and technical skills for me to be unhappy enough to give a rating of less than a 3. Unfortunately, this was one of those experiences. We did call ahead to reserve a table for our party of 7 and they... More 

Thank jmgile50
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Salad portions were large (both sizes were larger than expected). Food was tasty, but service left something to be desired. Our server only stopped by the table once after our food was delivered, when I had about a bite left.

Thank Steve A
The Villages, Florida
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Was in Wisconsin for a wedding over the weekend and La Brioche was recommended by the bride. We tried it the morning of our flight back and certainly enjoyed it. I had the breakfast tacos and my daughter ordered the wild salmon omelette. Everything was quite tasty, fresh, and presented well. There were a few snags with the service, but... More 

Thank drmakh
West Bay, Grand Cayman
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177 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The place is situated in like a strip mall with very minimal parking so I wasn't expecting much. This is a super classy place with decent food to go with it. With the exception that they kept bringing me bread with everything even though I said I was gluten-free this was of quality meal. We all came for a Sunday... More 

Thank daenergymon
Rockford, Illinois
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to meet friends for lunch. The food is great. The tomato bisque soup was awesome. However, If you want soup to come before the quiche, you will need to tell the server when you order as otherwise it all comes out together. Normally I'd expect the soup to be served first. The atmosphere is classy,... More 

Thank Llamma2
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I frequently find it necessary to inform the server, at the time we order, that we want some TIME for our salads. I have come to realize that servers usually turn in the orders for the entrees at the same time as they get the salads. I didn’t think the extra instructions would be necessary at a place like LaBrioche.... More 

Thank JudyB_MadisonWI
Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The tomato bisque was outstanding. The dressing on the salads that accompanies the quiches and sandwiches is just right - not too heavy. Take home a loaf of their multi-grain bread with the seeded hard crust, and the soft inside. Best bread I've found in Madison!

Thank shawnschey
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Years ago, when I was an undergraduate at UW-Madison, the Ovens of Brittany on State Street was my favorite restaurant. I'm sure I wasn't there alone but all my memories are wholly food-focused: the classic French dishes, the heavenly aromas from the oven and - totally transfixing - the sight of bakers making pâte brisée (which I think was sort... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
French, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2862 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 6082333388

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