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Best French Restaurants in Madison

Expert recommended Top 3 French Restaurants in Madison, Wisconsin. All of our french cuisine actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

SARDINE

617 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703 Directions

Since 2006

Here’s The Deal:
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Sardine is a hip bistro with creative French fare & a lively bar in a former warehouse with Lake Monona views. It is a warm, inviting, a lively French bistro with sweeping views of Lake Monona. The restaurant's interior has a classic Mediterranean feel, with rustic stonework and stained wooden shelving creating the ideal environment to enjoy a casual meal. Sardine offers celebrated seasonal cooking menus with a focus on local, sustainable foods. Their menu features artisanal cheeses, fresh shellfish, and seafood, braised and roasted meats. The bar offers signature drinks, local and imported tap beers, and a well-rounded wine list. Sardine features a mix of Spanish, French, and American cuisine. This international approach contributes to tasty and inspired dishes. It is also open for brunch on the weekends with a special menu of breakfast dishes."

SPECIALTY:
Chicories and Sultana Raisins, Shaved Heirloom Carrots, Housemade Lamb Merguez, Belgian Waffle, Salades, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Petits Plats, Charcuterie Plate, Steak Frites, Salt-Roasted Beets, Plateau Du Fromage, Smoked Salmon Terrine, Warm Duck Confit, Goat Cheese and Bacon Lardon, Spinach, French Onion Soup & Local Berries in Citrus Syrup

Price: Starts from $6

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Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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L'ETOILE

1 South Pinckney Street, Madison, WI 53703 Directions

Since 1976

Here’s The Deal:
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L'Etoile is an upscale farm-to-table spot serving French-inspired American fare, wine & cocktails in an airy venue. The restaurant offers multiple dining experiences, including its multi-course tasting experience and its à la carte menu. Their seasonal menus are inspired by the artisans and small sustainable farms of the Midwest. They are proud to feature local, organic, and naturally-raised ingredients on each of their menus. Various menu designs customize each guest's experience and reflect the season's best ingredients. L'Etoile menu has both gluten-free and vegetarian options."

SPECIALTY:
Salmon Mi-Cuit, Murphy’s Cottage Cheese and Oscietra Caviar, Halibut, Asparagus, Beets, Quail, Black Bass, Grapefruit Mousse, Aged Peterson NY Strip, La Belle Farm Foie Gras, Rhubarb Eton Mess, Roelli Red Rock, Willow Creek Pork, Ramps, Octopus, Buckwheat Canelé, Warm Almond Cake, Spring Vichyssoise, Dungeness Crab, Scallops & Dark Chocolate Pavé

Price: Starts from $5

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Tue & Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Mon Closed

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LA KITCHENETTE

805 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703 Directions

Since 2016

Here’s The Deal:
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'La Kitchenette' embraces homestyle French flavors in a singularly charming restaurant that is nestled in the bustling heart of the isthmus. Homestyle French cuisine & choice wine served in a snug space with a chalkboard wall & unique decor. It offers comfort foods with vegetarian and gluten-free options. La Kitchenette is a perfect place for an adventurous brunch with friends or a family dinner. Gift cards are available in this restaurant."

SPECIALTY:
Ginger Sesame Wings, Tartines Petit Dejeuner, Bourekas, Samosas, Beef Bourguignon, Naan, Caesar Salad, Cheese Plate, Fettuccine, Croque-Madame, Hummus, Chimichurri Ribeye, Yellow Coconut Curry, Appetizers, Lamb Burger, Caesar, Garden Salad, Fried Calamari, Desserts, Pot Au Feu, Duck Confit, Tea Smoked Duck, Sandwiches, Fattoush & Pomme Frites

Price: Starts from $6

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Tue - Fri 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm|
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon Closed

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