Your Guide to Madison’s Restaurant Week

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by Corinne Burgermeister, Social Editor

Restaurant Week, one of the city’s most popular traditions, is quickly approaching and it’s time to start making plans. This semi-annual event provides Madison residents with an opportunity to dine at some of their favorite restaurants at lower rates than usual, perfect for a foodie or a college student. Three course dinners start at $25 and some restaurants offer lunch starting at $15. While no coupons are required, reservations are recommended, because you can be sure this is something everyone wants to take part in.

photo from frescomadison.com
photo from frescomadison.com

Date Night: Fresco | 227 State St.

For a night on the town with your special someone, head to Fresco, Madison’s rooftop lounge. Located on the 200 block of State Street, Fresco offers an intimate rooftop view of the Capitol and surrounding area. Fresco’s menu is seasonal, and prepared with ingredients from local farmers. For dinner, try their handmade ricotta gnocchi and treat yourself to a fancy bottle of wine.

Hours: Sun- Thurs 5-9PM and Fri 5-10PM.

Full menu here.

photo from thedailypage.com
photo from thedailypage.com

With Parents: Sardine | 617 Williamson St.

When your parents are in town and you want to show them an adventure, Sardine is the place to go. The restaurant is located in the Willy Street neighborhood, away from the State Street area your parents may be used to, and its Restaurant Week menu features a little of everything. Including seasonal salads, salmon, lamb and crème bruelee, Sardine’s menu will be sure to satisfy everyone in your group.

Hours: Sun 5-9 pm, Mon- Thurs 5-10 pm and Fri 5-11 pm

Full menu here.

photo from visitmadison.com
photo from visitmadison.com

With Friends: Capitol Chophouse | 9 E. Wilson St

When going out with friends, whether it’s for lunch or dinner, Capitol Chophouse is a great choice. Located on Wilson St., near the Monona Terrace, the Chophouse’s menu features a ton of great dishes not found in the cafeteria: specialty soups, seafood and steak. Go with a group of friends you don’t mind sharing with, and have each person order something different.

Hours: Mon- Fri 11:30AM – 10PM.

Full menu here.

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