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Brasserie V

Not Rated.
Brasserie VBrasserie V
BA SCORE
97
world-class

29 Reviews
Reviews: 29
Visits: 63
Avg: 4.46
pDev: n/a
Taps: 26
Bottles: 200
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1923 Monroe St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53711-2026
United States
phone: (608) 255-8500 | map
www.brasseriev.com

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Place added by: DaPeculierDane on 12-08-2007

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Reviews: 29 | Visits: 63
Reviews by MarcatGSB:
Photo of MarcatGSB
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visited Great Taste Eve 2015. Prennial tap takeover, but I was solo and able to find a seat at the bar. Besides the fantastic Perennial list the overall selection was incredible, as was the food. Service at the bar was spot on. I hope to be able to go back here everytime I visit Madison. I made it to a lot of places GT Eve and this place stood out as the best.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.64/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of DudeSMB
4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

along with the wine and hop shop, Monroe St is now a beer incubator destination!

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Photo of aidman
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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Brasserie V in Madison, WI
97 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.