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Brasserie V - Neighborhood Eatery & Tap Room

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1923 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2026
+1 608-255-8500
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the perfect place for a lunch with friends. The menu has much to offer, with a great variety of salads, soups and sandwiches. The food was high quality, delicious and the portions were large (we had to take some home). I've traveled in Belgium, and this was reminiscent of my time there. Great service and great food. We... More 

Thank Rebecca Z
Madison, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the Monroe area Friday evening so decided to stop in at Brasserie V for a beverage. The place was busy but it was early and they were able to seat us. Upon learning it was our first time at Brasserie V, our waitress was excited to give us the run down. Cultivating a European cafe feel, an... More 

Thank rickleed
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

Bonus #1: Beer and wine bar only, with some eats. That controls the kind of people who come in friday night - it's a good place for a laidback night on the town, assuming you're serious about the laidback. Bonus #2: Quality of the food and beer and wine is excellent. Though I would not recommend the desserts, except this... More 

Thank Nineran
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

A nice spot for lunch or dinner right on Monroe St. Sit in the window and enjoy the neighborhood, or get a table. Great staff and atmosphere with a wide selection of ne'er, wine and spirits. I highly recommend starting with a beverage and an order of the Belgian fries which comes with 2 different types of aioli for dipping.... More 

Thank Donna M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

There are so many beer choices and a lot of nice wines as well. Nice atmosphere - fun but not at all "college town". Nice dining, good food and service.

Thank Jill S
Middleton, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

My husband and I tried to eat here on a Saturday night around 5:00pm and there were people standing outside waiting to get in. We thought it must be fabulous so we'll come back when it's not so busy. The following week we went for lunch, no waiting. The one waitress did an OK job. I ordered the frites with... More 

Thank sandiegogirl2
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125 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Small eclectic French menu. Very friendly staff. No rush. Sit back and enjoy the uniqueness of the setting.

Thank Henry R
Madison, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Luckily, the problem hasn't been the food. The menu isn't extensive, but what they do have is great. I have been going here for over nine years and I now find myself passing it instead of stopping because the service. I tell you the nail in the coffin recently, but prior to this, I had noticed the service starting to... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

The menu seems fairly straightforward and tight, but don't be fooled. Even their burger is much more than the sum of its parts. How they manage to pack so much flavor into their entrees and side dishes is beyond me. And the beers here are not just beer. Try their top selling Belgian offering from the tap (don't remember what... More 

Thank Cris C
Bellingham, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Love the Smoked Salmon BLT and Apple Swiss sandwiches. My husband and I order these sandwiches and split them. We Drive from Beaver Dam, WI just to have these from time to time. Please don't ever remove these items from your menu! Great Atmosphere as well.

Thank Ryan N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Pub, French, Belgian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1923 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2026
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-255-8500

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