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L'Etoile Restaurant

1 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-2892
+1 608-251-0500
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (9 reviews)
“foie gras” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-2892
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Each year we celebrate our wedding anniversary at L'Etoile. It's our chance to not look at the prices and simply order whatever appeals. It's always a hard decision because we know that everything will be amazing with just the right mix of complexity and comfort....More

Thank Arborglen
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Three of us made last moment reservation for Saturday and were seated at the big round table next to the entrance door. I thought that it was waiting table, but it was our table (!), so we didn't have the same experience as other guests...More

1  Thank JoLa655
Reviewed 17 November 2014

I had the opportunity to eat at this restaurant last night. L'Etoile used to be on the 2nd floor in a very quaint and cozy environment with no view of the street, traffic, and people. Just a view of the Capitol. Now they have moved...More

2  Thank dawnomj
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

My husband and I took our son and wife to dinner at L'Etoile to celebrate his 50th birthday It was outstanding. We ordered the dinner for 2 special X 2 and enjoyed a beautiful green salad, ribeye steaks winter vegetables and a keylime flavored confection...More

Thank janevoi
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Possibly one of the best restaurant meals I have ever had. Outstanding food, drinks, decor and service.

Thank Tomnny
Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

Best restaurant in Madison. Also the highest priced, but you wont care after you have been there to check out what Tory Miller has put together and why he won a James Beard award.

1  Thank Ben K
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This is Madison's best restaurant, in my estimation. I love the selections (entrees) and the wine and beer offerings are perfect pairings. I especially appreciate the professional service and the warm ambiance of the room. It is, simply, a five-star experience. If you have to...More

1  Thank sfdann
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Two menus: three courses for $65 or seven for $125. The three course menu offers choices, the seven course menu doesn't, but, to be fair, our waiter told us that if we wanted to replace any course in the seven course menu with one of...More

1  Thank benoitj507
Reviewed 3 October 2014

They offered only two meals, both prix fixe - 3 courses at $65 and 7 courses at $125. We opted for the 3 course and one of us selected only one course (which was a dollar or two less than the $65, thus suggesting a...More

2  Thank Charles B
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Quality of food is excellent, but don't go there hungry...you will be disappointed. For the price no one should leave hungry. My husband and I went there often many years ago when it was under different ownership. It was our favorite restaurant in the Madison...More

1  Thank juno123Wisconsin
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Questions & Answers
19 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
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, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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