Brasserie V

★★★★★
  • 1923 Monroe St

    Madison, WI 53711

    Map & Directions
  • 608-255-8500

About Brasserie V

Hours
Mon. - Sat. 10am - 7:30pm;Sun. 11am - 5pm
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We were in Belgium in the summer of 1997 and my husband ate only mussels and fries (moules et frites) the whole time we were there. He went through withdrawal when we got home, but then he heard about this new place on Monroe Street to try out.

Let's just say in the 2 1/2 years since then, we've never had a bad meal. The moules et frites are wonderful (according to my husband and 4 year old daughter) and I enjoy the steak et frites. The fries are made the Belgian way - parboiled and then fried and served with a selection of flavored aoli (fancy mayo).

I've never had a poorly prepared meal there. Sometimes I'm not crazy about what I've ordered because I wanted to go outside my comfort level and maybe strayed a bit far, but it's always nicely done. My favorite meal by far is the V Burger, which is aged beef served on a local sourdough. In fact, as many ingredients as possible are purchased locally which makes Brasserie V even more impressive in my eyes. This leads Chef Rob to change the menu with the seasons. So you may not find your favorites all the time (except for moules et frites, steak et frites, and the burgers), but there will be something tasty available.

I can't forget to mention the beer selection - over 100 beers are available, with several wonderful Belgians on tap. My husband the beer snob can always find something new and delicious to try. I like to stay with the framboise and peche lambic beers, but that's because I'm a sissy.

Writing about Brasserie V makes me think I may need to check it out again this weekend...

5
★★★★★

We were in Belgium in the summer of 1997 and my husband ate only mussels and fries (moules et frites) the whole time we were there. He went through withdrawal when we got home, but then he heard about this new place on Monroe Street to try out.

Let's just say in the 2 1/2 years since then, we've never had a bad meal. The moules et frites are wonderful (according to my husband and 4 year old daughter) and I enjoy the steak et frites. The fries are made the Belgian way - parboiled and then fried and served with a selection of flavored aoli (fancy mayo).

I've never had a poorly prepared meal there. Sometimes I'm not crazy about what I've ordered because I wanted to go outside my comfort level and maybe strayed a bit far, but it's always nicely done. My favorite meal by far is the V Burger, which is aged beef served on a local sourdough. In fact, as many ingredients as possible are purchased locally which makes Brasserie V even more impressive in my eyes. This leads Chef Rob to change the menu with the seasons. So you may not find your favorites all the time (except for moules et frites, steak et frites, and the burgers), but there will be something tasty available.

I can't forget to mention the beer selection - over 100 beers are available, with several wonderful Belgians on tap. My husband the beer snob can always find something new and delicious to try. I like to stay with the framboise and peche lambic beers, but that's because I'm a sissy.

Writing about Brasserie V makes me think I may need to check it out again this weekend...

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