Taps: 26 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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5/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This place is amazing. We went for dinner after GTMW. The restaurant was crowded however we were able to find room at the bar after 10 min. Meanwhile in that 10 min, we got to the beer. This place had a Shelton Bros. special going that featured Nogone, Mikkeller, Aphrodyte and Peche, and various others. All served in its proper glassware. During dinner we were looking into the bottle menu and this place had 30+ belgian styled/influanced beers lined up. Also they have beers in cellar so if you don't see it ask, they might have it. All in all its a great place to eat. I'll be back for sure!
12-09-2010 22:07:45 | More by manabozo3
4.39/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
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.
08-17-2011 05:03:18 | More by Chriscrundwell12
4.95/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is my new favorite place to go in Madison. They have 15 taps, the majority being Belgian imports with the rest split between one or two German, English, or American micro-brews. Always a great selection, they know their beer. I've had everything from standards like St. Bernardas 12, Chimay white and Delerium Tremens to Val Dieu Gran Crew, La Trappe Quadrupel, and Lindeman's Framboise. And they have a ton of bottles available as well.
The food is really good, a little on the pricey side but a good value for the quality.
If you're in Madison and you like good beer (and if you're reading this I hope you do) this is a place you must check out.
04-21-2008 14:17:43 | More by Sconnie
4.83/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
In my opinion: one of the best restaurant/bars in Madison. Everyone I've brought here has loved it and can't wait to return.
The restaurant specializes primarily in sandwiches and moules et frites; the sandwiches are delicious (try the V Burger or its big brother, the V Burger II) and the frites and pub chips are housemade and delicious (The mussels aren't bad either but the other stuff blows them away).
At the bar they have 14 taps dedicated to the rotating selection of beers they offer. They also have about 100 or so different types of bottled beer so you'll have plenty of choices. The free tap samples help and if you'd like to know more about a bottled beer the staff are more than knowledgeable enough to help you select one. Brasserie V also has a decent wine selection but, to be honest, I always drink beer there.
Try it for lunch and on Tuesday it's 2 bucks off bottles.
06-21-2010 01:37:30 | More by Yojimbo1941
4.73/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
I hadn't been back here since their renovation. They are regularly packed at lunch and dinner, especially during the weekend. The additional space has certainly helped spread people out. Helpful if you like a little more elbow room. If you catch them at their non-peak hours, it's ideal.
The increased tap and bottle lists are great. Plenty for everyone. The focus has always been European. But they do have some nice local and regional craft selections. The pricing on certain things can be higher, but I don't think it's all that far off from other places like this elsewhere.
I've always liked the food. Menu changes with the season's available greens and veggies and much if not all of their choices are locally driven. Try their frites. My wife and I make a point to get these every time.
At times the service can be slow as a result of the restaurant being packed with people. Sometimes the kitchen can't quite keep up. Apps are always fast to the table though, so get one, have a beer, and relax. The staff tends to know it's stuff, and they are pretty good at suggestions of things to try. Also, if you would like to try something, just ask. They will give you a small sample.
Pricing is in between. Sometimes you'll find beers at real good prices, others can be quite pricey. The food has always been worth the price and the wait.
07-01-2013 06:27:01 | More by TPatuto
4.6/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
If Belgians are your thing and you are near this place you need to visit. There are typically >10 Belgians on tap, as well as some other quality brews. Ask for a few tasters, when I have been there the staff has been very willing to hand out 5-6 small tasters before I decided on a beer, a nice way to sort out their outstanding Belgian selection before deciding on something.
Their bottled beer selection is also really good. A fine selection of imports (both Belgians and non-Belgians) in addition to a number of good US beers.
Still haven't gotten the chance to sample the Jolly Pumpkin they have in bottle since I have been far too distracted by their Belgians on tap.
05-09-2008 22:13:28 | More by PaulQH27
4.72/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A small neighborhood restaurant/bistro on the near west side of Madison with a incredible selection of beers, particularly Belgians. Located in a narrow store front on Monroe Street and decorated in plenty of wood and earth tones, it exudes "great neighborhood hangout".
Roughly a dozen brews on tap with a heavy emphasis on Belgians and Belgian style beers. Taps rotate every month with a few classic stalwarts like St. Bernardus and Triple Karmeliet. The bottle list is particularly amazing; page upon page of simply wonderful beers. Tuesday is also bottle night, so $2 off all bottles. As other reviewers have mentioned, all beers are served in the correct glassware which to me is another great reason to try the offerings some different breweries.
Brasserie V's food is also great. A wonderful selection of sandwiches, salads, entrees with a Belgian/Northern France feel. As you might expect, great frites.
Service has always been quick, efficient and knowledgeable about both the beer list and food.
Prices are pretty fair considering the quality of beer and food but definitely not the kind of place you go to throw back five beers (the high ABV probably helps that too).
My only complaint is that isn't closer to my house...
04-07-2010 03:18:09 | More by SurlyBadger
4.84/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$$
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.
10-05-2013 01:32:11 | More by equinox1
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Brasserie V in Madison, WI
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