Brasserie V

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97
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29 Reviews
Brasserie VBrasserie V
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1923 Monroe St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53711-2026
United States

(608) 255-8500 | map
www.brasseriev.com

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 12-08-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
64
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
4.26%
 
 
Taps:
26
Bottles/Cans:
200
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 64
Reviews by Golden2wenty1:
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4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Stopped in for the first time today - a lazy Sunday afternoon lunch with my ma'.

There were a dozen or so other people distributed among the half dozen or so tables opposite the long bar. The kitchen can be seen in the back of the room with a counter for the waiter/bartender to pick up and deliver orders to the tables. Behind the bar, shelves are lined with glassware, unique to each beer on tap. The overall atmosphere was clean - about what you'd expect from a slightly upscale, contemporary bistro/beer cafe.

On-tap were 12 or so beers, mostly Belgian/Belgian-style, all high-quality but few that can't be found elsewhere in town (especially Maduro, V's only real competition on the Belgian beer front in town). In bottle, an impressive spread of some 50-60 beers - local, American, European with a focus again on Belgian. Selection ranges from Cantilllon St. Lamvinus ($42) and Panil Barrique ($28) to Spotted Cow ($4) and Anchor Steam ($4). Prices are reasonable to slightly pricey, especially compared to the downright steals at Maduro (on-tap).

The food was great - their lunch menu consists of several warm and cold sandwhiches, salads, and a couple soups du jour. I had a fresh and very generously portioned Muffaleta ($8.50) and a delicious cup of Sweet Pea and Terragon soup ($?). Ma' had a half-reuben and the soup ($8). We both were happy with our choices.

Service was what stuck out the most for me in my first visit to V. After sitting down, perusing the menu and patiently waiting for 10 minutes without any apparent acknowledement from the single bartender/waiter, he finally approached, apologizing for not getting to us sooner (which was puzzling given the rather small afternoon crowd) and offering our first beers on the house. WOW! I chose the Goliath Tripel ($7 - a tasty all malt tripel - apparently the only such tripel made in Belgium) while Ma' boldly went with the Bernie's Abt 12 ($7). While Ma' nursed her 10% abv ale throughout the lunch and had at least half her chalice when I finished my tripel, the waiter must have noticed me helping her finish the Bernie's and promptly brought a 2/3 or so pour of the Goliath tripel gratis so I wasn't sitting there watching the paint dry while Ma' nursed her beer. After the auspicious start, the waiter more than made up for it with upwards of $18 in free beer. This is precisely why I love neighborhood spots like Wonder's, Maduro and now V - they take care of their customers and generally give you the impression that they are trying to become a part of the local community.

Overall, I was very pleased with my experience at Brasserie V and I'm just thrilled to have another great local haunt serving great beer and tasty food with gracious service and a stake in the neighborhood.

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Photo of simplejj81
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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

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

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

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