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L'Etoile Restaurant

1 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-2892
+1 608-251-0500
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-2892
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

This was the best dining experience of my life. That L'Etoile doesn't have a Michelin star is a discredit to the rating system.

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed May 13, 2017

My first taste of Chef Torey Millers 7 course tasting menu! A Foodie experience! His Foie Gras dish has inspired me to make it numerous times!

Thank Nutty10
Reviewed May 2, 2017

While in Madison travelling for work, we went to l'Etoile to celebrate a colleague's birthday. Although we knew that the reviews were good, this restaurant exceeded our expectations. We all opted for the Seven-course Chef's Tasting Menu with matched wines. This gave a good sample...More

1  Thank MarkB404
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This is a go to special occasion evening for us. We LOVE tasting menus with wine pairings and L'Etoile knows how to do this VERY well. Don't drive, though because you are guaranteed to be a bit tipsy after 7 courses, each with a fairly...More

Thank Burrdiegal
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Enjoyed a nice menu along with good service. Seemed focused on local ingredients and proud of what they offered.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Consistently refer this restaurant as the best in Madison and we always had a wonderful experience there until the last visit. My two issues are the long time it took - 20 mins - to clear our table after the first AND second courses, and,...More

Thank ColmK667
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Spent the better part of two weeks in Wisconsin so our sample size is limited but this was far and away the best meal we had. It's a very elegant restaurant located just East of the capital building and while you really don't have much...More

2  Thank jsthouston
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Beautiful renovated building, with a spectacular view of the capital. Quite an upscale food experience.

Thank Julie R
Reviewed February 27, 2017

L'Etoile is a fine dining restaurant on the Capitol Square that focuses on local and sustainably sourced ingredients.The menu is influenced by numerous culinary traditions, mostly French. Good for romantic dinner or business affairs. Visited on February 2017

1  Thank NathanCL
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The restaurant sits on the square with white linen tables and a tip top staff. For french, it was surprisingly unpretentious, which was nice. Two issues. First, almost nothing in the way of vegetarian fare and second was cost. These were Chicago prices in Madison.

Thank bretjina
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June 18, 2016|
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Response from Krys W | Property representative |
Thank you for thinking of us! We do have gift cards available online, either in debit-card style that are mailed to you or the recipient, or in email-able instant certificates. Both can be purchased through our website!
Lisa V
September 19, 2015|
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Response from Krys W | Property representative |
At L’Etoile, we do not have a dress code. Many guests are dressed in business casual attire, while some enjoy getting a little more dressed up, especially if they are celebrating a special occasion. Our first priority is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-2892
    (East Washington)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-0500
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