We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Most overrated & overpriced restaurant I've been to...Ever”

L'Etoile Restaurant
Reserve with OpenTable
L'Etoile Restaurant is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #13 of 989 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: East Washington
A TripAdvisor Member
“Most overrated & overpriced restaurant I've been to...Ever”
Reviewed February 24, 2006

Food was okay. There are so many other wonderful restaurants in the area that I would discourage anyone from visiting L'Etiole. The restaurant does have a reputation around town for being pompeous, but you'd be shocked at the poor service and the arrogant attitude of the employees. The bathroom is awful. The decorations on the table are cheap plastic which doesn't bother me, but the fact that its the most expensive (or at least top 5) in Madison makes you wonder why they charge so much.

7 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

301 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
sacramento, ca
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent all-around”
Reviewed September 13, 2005

Chef Odessa Piper knows what she's doing. Her priorities are set in the right order and fresh, local ingredients are what fuel the menu. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant; I haven't ever been disappointed here.

Thank cyndo68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed July 21, 2005

Very good restaurant that focuses on locally grown/produced food, as well as organic food. Fabulous waitstaff.

Thank granolagirll
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed L'Etoile Restaurant also viewed


Been to L'Etoile Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing