We enjoyed a wonderful Mother'sWe enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day dinner at Fresco. Great food and beautiful view.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousThe food is high quality, well prepared, presented beautifully, served by delightful wait people in a fun atmosphere. This was my sixth
Visit and I will be back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMJust excellentGluten-free options, amazing presentation, novel flavor pairings. Try the chipotle margarita.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant with great viewI took two of my friends who have their birthday. They ordered chicken, chocolate cake for dessert and enjoyed immensely.
I ordered Mahi Mahi. The plate is uniquely shaped, interesting but a little bit hard to eat from.
We enjoyed the view very much!!!!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSatisfying to eyes and tastebudsTo have such tasty food, beautifully presented, while we gazed upon the rooftops of Madison, made Mom's 92nd birthday dinner a delight. We are also glad that we were close to the Overture for that night's performance.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently WonderfulWe always enjoy Fresco, the slight drawback on this visit was an unusual wait for the server, probably due to an error in communication. Once that was solved, it was the usual incredible evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServersWe took my best friend here for her birthday she choose it because of their gluteen free menu. Our server that night was in training and I was amazed at the person that was training her, her patience in assisting her with the questions she was unable to answer for us. My freind had a wonderful time and was glad that we went. Great job!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRoom with a viewAlthough we live close by my husband and I waited a long time to try Fresco. Definitely worth going back - excellent food, great atmosphere, and fine service. It's wonderful to sit high enough to see Wisconsin's lovely capitol building while dining.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful dinner party at FrescoOur dinner party of seven people had an outstanding experience at Fresco. We were delighted to find the noise level quite low (below my previous experiences at this restaurant) perhaps because it being a mid-week evening. Noise level is a deciding factor in my selection of restaurants; my party was able to converse and enjoy being together, with a mix of ages from college to older people with hearing loss.
The food was excellent in every way, and the service was smooth and helpful. Everyone found something on the menu they were very pleased with.
I have been to Fresco several times before, and while my previous experiences were good, this all seemed a step up.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Seafood & Perfect AmbienceThey know how to properly cook food. Lot's of places are good at developing taste and texture combinations that keep one interested, and I love the number of restaurants in Madison that work with local farmers. But to actually know how to prepare Salmon, Scallops, and Tuna is a different story, and Fresco has delivered each of the 4 times I have been there. Best salmon I've had in Madison.
The wine list is extensive, with a nice range of prices.
The outdoor patio sitting atop the Museum of Modern Art is expansive and they keep the tables spread apart nicely. It seems to transport you away from the city as opposed to the noise and hussle bussle of sidewalk bistro dining.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMegan and her staff couldMegan and her staff could not be more gracious and helpful. True pros!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA MUST....It was a perfect place for our anniversary! I would say business casual --- could be a dress up affair or jeans and a nice shirt. The wait staff was very helpful and friendly from the host to the waiter to the chef to the manager! A rooftop dining experience in Madison right above the Contemporary Art Museum - perfect location to every hot spot down town. The true highlight was the wine and the food! The chef creates a savory experience within each course within each bite! It was wonderful and I will certainly be back to try more dishes! From apetizer to dessert - truly a flavorful explosion! Loved it!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu has recently beenThe menu has recently been revised and is still fabulous. The price for dinner w/ drinks and dessert is most reasonable.....there's nothing about this restaurant I would think of changing. From the flowers to the steak knives to drinks to desserts....it's a gem. If you're a member of the museum you get a percentage off your dinner.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at Fresco. Over all I really enjoyed my experience. Although I would have liked to know what I ordered was a large serving. I was going to a performance and didn't want to carry my leftovers.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding meal, SaturdayOutstanding meal, Saturday night before concert at Majestic Theater. The fresco flatbread
starter (rosemary dijon vinaigrette, squash puree, rainbow chard, gruyere) was wonderful. Paired well with the Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Cioppino was outstanding flavor. Fresco has a modern art vibe of course in line with the museum below It was our 28th year anniversary for my wife and I. Our server made us feel like one of the family, and did all the little things to make it a remarkable evening for the two of us.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMStarting with appetizers weStarting with appetizers we enjoyed an evening of mouthwatering food. Each an unfolding treat of flavors, surprise after surprise. A fresh twist of lemon in the greens on the crab cakes followed by a subtle bite of (spicy) heat. The waitstaff was very helpful, his recommendations were spot on.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit.This was our first visit. We were going to a play at Forward Theatre Company in the Ovature Center. Excellent food, served with unique presentations on modern china. Excellent, attentive service.Dining room was noisy and so it can be difficult to hold a conversation. It would help if the acoustics could be improved to soften the room enough to absorb more sound, although some people do like a noisy, energetic atmosphere. Certainly will go there again. We needed to ask for directions to find the restaurant and the theatre, because the signs in the Overture Center were not clear. But everyone was very helpful and we were able to find everything easily with their help. This would be wonderful to try in the summer for outdoor dining.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining experience wasThe dining experience was outstanding. The food was excellent and reasonably priced considering the upscale ambiance nd quality.My out of town guests considered it the highlight of their visit to Madison. I will certainly be back again.
joanne Lien4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery convenient to OvertureGreat place for dinner before a performance at Overture. Food is generally well-prepared and attractively served. It is pretty noisy on busy evenings (e.g. Friday and Saturday. Menu changes seasonall, but if you eat here often, you may find yourself wishing for more variation.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of 11 had a greatOur group of 11 had a great time at Fresco! Fabulous food, beautiful view, and wonderful service. We hoped to get to the play at the Overture in time, and they did a great job helping us stay on time. It was appreciated!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wasThe food and the service was absolutely fantastic. What wasn't fantastic was the table. We were seated very close to other tables and could easily hear their conversations. It is a small dining room and I understand that they want to get as many people in as possible but there were some empty tables that we could have been seated at.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRoasted vegetable salad wasRoasted vegetable salad was bigger than I thought.. very good! Loved the salmon and the beignets! Drinks were also very creative and delicious-I had the raspberry thyme margarita. Can't go wrong with this place!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, view wasFood was excellent, view was unique and we were next door to Overture Hall Theatre. Staff made sure we were on time for the start of the performance. Excellent!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant Over-priced WineEverything we ordered was outstanding. View of Madison is great. Only complaint is that the wine list is pretty expensive- they seem to have taken every bottle and doubled the price. I understand a $10 or $15 mark-up per bottle but double the price seems unreasonable. We always order a bottle of wine when out- but we did not here.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I hosted out ofMy wife and I hosted out of town friends at Fresco before seeing a show at Overture. Our choice was the result of a friend's recommendation. We couldn't have been more pleased with the food, service, environment or ease of access. We'll be making Fresco a regular when we're in town for a show, museum visit, or special occasion.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad to adjust to the smallHad to adjust to the small appetizer portions - the seared scallops were delicious though. The entree portions were quite substantial. The mahi mahi with cauliflower rissotto was okay but did not have too much flavor. The seafood pasta dish was fantastic and the tomato sauce had just the right touch of heat to it. Our server was quite attentive but not annoyingly so! And the margarita cocktails were also quite flavorful!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant in veryWonderful restaurant in very good location. Especially good for dining before seeing a show at the Overture Center. Can't wait for outdoor dining weather.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome ExperienceI came here before attending Mary Poppins and had a wonderful dinner and great service. It was a great view, atmosphere,etc and the staff and food were nothing short of excellent.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFlawless... from the ProseccoFlawless... from the Prosecco through dessert! Everyone in our party of 11 was impressed!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, Service wasFood was great, Service was great, We will be back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a great experience!Overall a great experience! Can't wait to come back in the summer and sit outside on the roof of Overture.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM