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Brasserie V

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Brasserie VBrasserie V
BA SCORE
99
world-class

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.22%
Taps: 26
Bottles: 200
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1923 Monroe St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53711-2026
United States
phone: (608) 255-8500

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brasseriev

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(Place added by: DaPeculierDane on 12-08-2007)
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4.84/5  rDev +5.9%

The most amazing selection of Belgians I have seen anywhere. Superb selection of bottles also. Since the addition was finished adding double the space for both bar and dining has made this both me and my wife's date night of choice. The frites and tomato basil soup are superb. My favorite time here is a Saturday for lunch and then walking 2 doors down to the wine and hop shop and getting all my ingredients for my next homebrew.

equinox1, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of TPatuto
4.73/5  rDev +3.5%

I hadn't been back here since their renovation. They are regularly packed at lunch and dinner, especially during the weekend. The additional space has certainly helped spread people out. Helpful if you like a little more elbow room. If you catch them at their non-peak hours, it's ideal.

The increased tap and bottle lists are great. Plenty for everyone. The focus has always been European. But they do have some nice local and regional craft selections. The pricing on certain things can be higher, but I don't think it's all that far off from other places like this elsewhere.

I've always liked the food. Menu changes with the season's available greens and veggies and much if not all of their choices are locally driven. Try their frites. My wife and I make a point to get these every time.

At times the service can be slow as a result of the restaurant being packed with people. Sometimes the kitchen can't quite keep up. Apps are always fast to the table though, so get one, have a beer, and relax. The staff tends to know it's stuff, and they are pretty good at suggestions of things to try. Also, if you would like to try something, just ask. They will give you a small sample.

Pricing is in between. Sometimes you'll find beers at real good prices, others can be quite pricey. The food has always been worth the price and the wait.

TPatuto, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of slyke
4.83/5  rDev +5.7%

Took a spring break trip to Madison, Wisconsin and went to Brasserie V on our last night. BA daisybleu and I arrived about 4:00pm expecting to have a beer or two, then move on, but as we sat at the bar we decided to stay long enough to have dinner.

Soft lighting and jazz set the mood for the place. The taps had a strong bias toward Belgium. The bartender was happy to offer samples of a beer if you weren't sure and also kept an eye on the street, which saved another patron from being towed. At 5:00pm, they brought out and opened a firkin of Thornbridge Kipling. I honestly hadn't heard of either the brewery, but I love real ale.

Each of the beers I had (St. Bernardus Prior 8, Maredsous 6 Blonde, and Thornbridge Kipling) were served in proper glassware and at proper temperature. The food was also very good offering a short, but varied menu with lots of things that looked good to this foodie from frites to steak - I had a corque monsieur that was terrific.

Brasserie V is not the place to watch a game and eat piles of generic pub food. It is a place to quaff a well-made and presented beer and perhaps enjoy Belgian-style pub food or fancy fare. If that appeals to you, as it does to me, go to this place!

slyke, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.2/5  rDev -8.1%

A: long thin bar with good warm feeling, a few seats at the front window looking out onto Monroe with bar and table seating also, nothing incredibly unusual for atmosphere
Q: beer was served in the appropriate brewery glasses and of the several sampled the quality was good
S: fast and friendly, I initially ordered a Duvel but did not specify the Duvel singel on tap, I was brought a bottle but the server cheerfully took it back and got me the tap even though I should have specified that I wanted the tap
S: good selection, taps included St. Bern Abt, Duvel, Kolsch Petrus Aged Pale, St. Bern Wit and several others, bottled selection was extensive with a great mix but nothing incredibly unusual, just a lot of depth
F: grilled portobello sandwich for $8.50 with a side chickpea salad serving that was approximately two tablespoons in size (really?), my friend had the grilled ham and cheese for $9.00 with pub chips, food was good but nothing outstanding
V: Petrus aged pale tap = $7.50
Duvel Singel tap = $7, Reissdorf Kolsch tap = $6 and St. Bernardus Wit tap = $6

value for food was ok but nothing special, value for taps was average however some bottles 3F Schaarbeekse for $45/750ml was decent considering in stores it's going for $36, probably didn't want the typical markup because it would just sit

wisrarebeer, Sep 03, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev +0.7%

I took a quick trip to Madison for the day, so I did a little research via Beer Fly and also used other resources (such as Urbanspoon and Tripadvisor). Brasserie V was my second stop of the day, and my fifth (I had to return later in the evening).

Emily and I arrived around 3:30 in the afternoon, kind of in that in between lunch and dinner phase, so there wasn't much food wise available, but we did order a really nice cheese board with some quality local and non-local cheeses. The crackers and bread that was served with the cheese was nice, and the presentation was excellent.

The tap list is very impressive. Petrus Aged Pale, Saison Dupont, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Cease and Desist are among a few of the 14 beers they had to offer. The bottle selection is even better. A few rare bottles can be found, as the list mostly focuses on Belgian and European beers...fine by me. Our bartender (Jon) was knowledgeable, and helpful. All beers were served with proper glassware and in most cases, the glassware provided by the brewery (awesome!).

Jon even told us about a few other places in the Madison area that have great beer selections, which we did check out, but ended up heading back to Brasserie V for dinner, which was well worth it. Emily had the Pheasant, which was awesome, and I had the Steak Frites, which were fantastic as well. Upon returning for our dinner, we found a completely different scene than when we were hanging out in a relaxed cafe-like atmosphere earlier in the day. The dining room was lively, full of excitement, and people enjoying them selves.

Well staffed, great selection, great atmosphere, awesome place. Make it a point to stop by Brasserie V.

MarcatGSB, Aug 29, 2011
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4.39/5  rDev -3.9%

Was in Madison for the Great Taste of the Midwest and heard rumors that Fou Foune was being tapped here so we headed over as fast as possible. To our luck we got there in time to have a glass before it tapped out.
Overall I was very impressed with the place. Great atmosphere, the place was packed we had to stand at the bar because there were absolutely no seats available. The bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tap list was really solid with a lot of quality Belgium beers. We were there for the Fou Foune so we didn’t even have a chance to look at the menu to see what the place had to offer.
Overall I liked the bar and will gladly return the next time I’m in Madison.

Chriscrundwell12, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of crossovert
4.36/5  rDev -4.6%

This place is right near my buddies house and wow does he have a great albeit pricey place right down the street.

I was in Brussels a few weeks ago and this really reminds me of a Belgian bar. The bartender, who was actually super young looking and probably just over 21 was enjoying a beer as he worked. That is the way it should be.

Most of what you will find here is rare Belgian beers. I first tried to order a Fou Foune but they were out. I noticed a lot of rarities in the bottle menu and they were also pretty damn expensive. They had a nice cheese list which I should have tested but didn't.

The service, selection, and atmosphere here are hard to beat, this might be the best place in Madison I can reccomend.

crossovert, Aug 14, 2011
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Brasserie V in Madison, WI
99 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.