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“Great new take on dining out!”
Review of Plate & Barrel - CLOSED

Plate & Barrel
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 13, 2014

Had a fantastic dinner the other night at Plate & Barrel in Sun Prairie and absolutely loved it! The tapas theme is wonderful, gives you the oppportunity to taste lots of new and interesting foods and combinations. The food was really great and the presentation wonderful. We had warm and friendly wait staff who helped us through the selection process. Congrats to the owners of Buck & Honey's for opening this new and exciting dining experience! (Also, this was the anniversary of our friends, and they got a special cocktail on the house to celebrate!)

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Thank tiredofsnow1102
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

I enjoy a good tapas place. This one won't make my "must return" list however.

The food was on average, good. We had some very stellar items, while others were... "meh." (Presentation for all of them was quite good.) The service was definitely above average. The atmosphere, however, while clean is definitely not my favorite. It has been a long time since I have been somewhere that I felt the acoustics were terrible. With the place about 25% full, the noise was quite annoying. And, on top of that, while sitting across the the entire restaurant, you could hear the bartender throwing away bottles like they were doing it right next to you which was quite annoying.

Overall, not a bad experience, but at the same time, not a great one.

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Thank TankerT
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stopped in at Plate & Barrel last night. WOW! We have longed for a tapas/wine/cocktail bar on the east side of Madison/Sun Prairie for a long, long time. Woo hoo! This place rocks! First, cocktail...yummy, creative, not skimpy. :) Tapas...where to begin, had an amazing salad with scallops, roasted red peppers, onions, pears, candied walnuts and hot bacon dressing- it was one of the best salad combos we've ever had! Bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese...Amen!! The list goes on...(we sampled a lot) and everything was delicious. On top of the great food, the service was outstanding. It was busy, but they were totally on top of drinks, food, etc. We met Tom, the owner. What a nice guy! He is committed to high quality, fresh, tasty food. He was helping at the bar. One of those guys who you meet for the first time and feel like you've been friends forever. If you haven't been to this place yet, you must go!! We loved it, met some nice folks from Cottage Grove and had a fabulous time. Thanks Tom for taking the 'east side' dining experience to the next level!! We will be back :)

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Thank CarlandDeniseG
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

We frequent their other restaurant Buck and Honeys and really like it so we thought we'd try Plate and Barrel. It's FANTASTIC! The wine and drink list is pretty extensive and the tapas are really good, many could be a single small entree. We will definitely be back!!!!

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Thank Erika M
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Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

The food was tasty. The tapas style really makes it easy to share with friends. But most likely you will not share, seriously. The Plate and Barrel salad with scallops was delicious, scallops were perfectly cooked. One ofthe specialswas the stuffed pork over a need of sweet potatoes and a little cranberry roulad. Come early and get the happy hour drink specials and the tapas specials. The only one negative is that it is a bit noisy.

Thank amezcua67
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