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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 1 week ago

The tasting menu was excellent, with a presentation on preparation and source of food at each of the seven courses.

Thank charlesarthurs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner with great service. It was great to see such a creative set of choices for both the food and the wine.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most amazing dinner ever....from the moment we walked in to the server taking the time to explain the menu in detail to food preparation/taste....it was totally amazing!! Very nice airy atmosphere. Great wine listing with decent pricing. We did the ala carte...More

Thank Cubs_Fan007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly inventive menu. Marvelous presentations. Impeccable service. The prices are high to be sure and the portions are small but it is a true dining experience.

Thank Hammbrook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful attention by servers. Table was in a great location. However, had I known I would have requested seating in the life area. Looked like a relatively private area. Food was delicious. Be prepared for the total on the bill!

Thank Paris435805
Reviewed 23 May 2017

An excellent restaurant in all aspects - food, service, view. Fine dining without question. Creative and servings are just the right size, especially if you get a multi-course fixed price dinner. Great wine flights or bottle to accompany. Extensive wine list with some great moderately...More

Thank scooper2507
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Reserved a table a few months ago to celebrate our youngest son's graduation. We were a large party with all different tastes and likes. The set menu still allowed us to make everyone happy. The Maitre D went out of his way to make sure...More

Thank Maxime D
Reviewed 15 May 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 14 May 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 3 May 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can gift certificates be purchased on line?
19 June 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
Can I wear jeans
20 September 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
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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