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Resto, Madison - review

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Resto, Madison - review

bropaul | Nov 3, 2008 04:47 AM

I had dinner last night with friends at Resto in Madison and was very impressed. It's tiny, maybe 32 seats and tables are close together. It's BYO, which is a plus and the menu has a french accent. All of us had been to other events, so we weren't ravenous. We shared a red endive (radicchio) and quince salad. It was divine! There was a kind of smokey cheese fondue that you picked up with with a leaf of endive added a few chunks of quince and a carmelized walnut. The combination was fabulous. Two of us ordered the special entree - breast of guinea hen and charcoute garni - a homemade sausage served over braised cabbage and carrots with a nice chunk of bacon. The other order was the for our resident vegetarian - a lovely layered dish of autumn vegetables. Two of us odered the homemade coffee ice-cream that was intensely flavored and almost chewy. I thought th prices were reasonable, before tax - $118.Service was attentive without being fawning. Very nice stemware for the wine. The chef came into the dining room to speak to the guests. Only negative - and its a pet peeve of mine - the server didn't give the price when reciting the specials. I'll be going back!

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