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Bistro 525, Madison, WI

Bistro 525

4.1
4.1
10 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

Bistro 525, located in the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown, is a brand new restaurant serving locally inspired small plates and large plates. With 12 craft beers on tap, housemade desserts, and complimentary onsite parking, Bistro 525 offers the perfect downtown dining experience!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Bistro, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (608) 251-3033

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Bistro 525 does not offer off-site catering at this time. To inquire about hosting your private event with us, please contact Katie Genrich at (608) 251-7832 or katie.genrich@hilton.com.

  • Private party facilities

    To inquire about private events, please contact Katie Genrich at (608) 251-7832 or katie.genrich@hilton.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Madison

  • Cross street

    Marion Street

  • Parking details

    We are proud to offer complimentary, onsite parking. Please enter the surface lot on Marion Street and approach the gate. Press the button on the intercom to gain access. Please ignore the sign that indicates it is for hotel guests only.

  • Public transit

    West Johnson and North Frances (EB), West Johnson and North Lake (EB)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Breakfast

  • Breakfast Burrito$12.00

    Eggs, Chorizo, Onions, Peppers, Cheddar Jack, Hashbrowns, Flour Tortilla

    • Buttermilk Pancakes$9.00

      Sweet Cream Butter, Maple Syrup

      • Bistro Breakfast$12.00

        Two Farm-Fresh Eggs, Breakfast Potatoes, English Muffin, and Bacon or Sausage

        • Steel-Cut Oatmeal$7.00

          Irish Oats, Brown Sugar, Raisins

          • Ham & Cheese Omelet$13.00

            Three Farm-Fresh Eggs, Ham, Cheese, Breakfast Potatoes, English Muffin

            • Fresh Fruit & Yogurt$11.00

              Seasonal Fruit, Freshly Baked Muffin, and Yogurt

              • Corned Beef Hash$13.00

                Hashbrowns, Corned Beef, Onions, Peppers, Two Eggs

                • Bistro 525 Breakfast Buffet$15.00

                  Available Saturday and Sunday Mornings

                  Small Plates

                  • Cheese Curds$13.00

                    Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Curds, Stout Beer Batter, Buttermilk Ranch

                    • Nachos$17.00

                      Tortilla Chips, Queso, Pork Carnitas, Black Olives, Green Onion, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Serrano Crema

                      • Sliders$16.00

                        Pork Shoulder, Horseradish Mousse, Hawaiian Bun

                        • Street Tacos$18.00

                          Wagyu Steak, Chihuahua Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Habanero Vinaigrette, Corn Tortillas

                          • Fish Tacos$18.00

                            Blackened Tilapia, Arugula, Pico de Gallo, Chihuahua Cheese, Lime, Chipotle Aioli, Corn Tortillas

                            Mains

                            • Bistro Burger$21.00

                              Half Pound Wagyu Beef Patty, Caramelized Shallots, Hook's 5-Year Cheddar Cheese, Fries

                              • Sockeye Salmon$37.00

                                Grilled Sockeye Salmon, Vegetable Risotto, Cranberry-Lemon Butter, Seasonal Vegetables

                                • Steak Frites$38.00

                                  Wagyu Steak, Demi Glaze, Fries, Arugula, Seasonal Vegetables

                                  • Blackened Mahi Mahi$37.00

                                    8 Ounce Mahi Mahi Fillet, Cajun Seasoning, Lemon Butter, Vegetable Risotto, Seasonal Vegetables

                                    • New York Sirloin Strip$44.00

                                      12 Ounce Sirloin Strip Steak, Sautéed Mushrooms, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

                                      • Pesto Chicken$27.00

                                        Grilled Chicken Breast, Basil Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

                                        • BBQ Mac & Cheese$24.00

                                          Cavatappi Pasta, Three Cheese Sauce, Shredded Pork, BBQ Sauce

                                          • Shrimp Pasta$31.00

                                            Angel Hair Pasta, Sautéed Shrimp, Cream Sauce, Roasted Red Pepper Drizzle

                                            • Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread$20.00

                                              Glacier Wildfire Blue Cheese, Prosciutto, Balsamic Marinated Figs, Arugula, Balsamic Glaze

                                              • Chicken Caprese$20.00

                                                Grilled Chicken, Basil Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella, Roma Tomato, Garlic Oil, Balsamic Glaze

                                                • Brussels & Blue$20.00

                                                  Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Glacier Wildfire Blue Cheese, Shredded Mozzarella, Caramelized Onions, Habanero Vinaigrette, Spicy Honey

                                                  Desserts

                                                  • Classic Cheesecake$9.00

                                                    New York Style Cheesecake, Mixed Berry Compote, Fresh Mint

                                                    Last updated: May 15, 2022

                                                    What 10 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                    4.1
                                                    4.1 based on all time ratings
                                                    • 4Food
                                                    • 4.2Service
                                                    • 3.8Ambience
                                                    • 3.9Value

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                                                    1. MB

                                                      MartaB

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      We had a great time and would definitely come back. Jacob, our server, did a great job and helped us with all our needs.

                                                      Bistro 525Responded on May 16, 2022

                                                      Thanks for your glowing recommendation, Marta! We are so happy to hear you had an excellent experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

                                                    2. b

                                                      benny24

                                                      Milwaukee

                                                      37 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      37 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                      The meal was very good, and the service was excellent. Easy to make a reservation on a very busy graduation weekend.

                                                    3. GS

                                                      GuyS

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      I hotel restaurant, food and service was exceptional.

                                                    4. B

                                                      B2932

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                      Menu was okay, but no vegetarian options (except salad). It seemed clean and uncluttered. Service was friendly and attentive.

                                                    5. LP

                                                      LisaP

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                      When I called Bistro 525 I said I had reservations and we were running 10 minutes late but would be there. The gentleman on the phone said, "Well, we have like 80 people in here and I have no idea how you got reservations on open table. "We'll see what we can do". When we got there, however, our table was there.

                                                    6. P

                                                      Patrick

                                                      Milwaukee

                                                      22 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      22 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We ate here for dinner with 2 guests, and Chad was our waiter. He was attentive, friendly, and very efficient. The food was delicious. My roast chicken was a little dry and pretty small, but everyone else's meals were great. Others had: The blue gills were absolutely delicious, as was the burger, and the flat bread pizza and drinks. The cheese cake was outstanding. I wish they had a few more dessert choices or even chocolate chip cookies. We ate breakfast here in the morning (just my husband and I) and Liz was our waitress. She was friendly, personable, and a great waitress, and she spent time with us. I love the breakfast potatoes, and our meals were good. My husband prefers his corned beef hash differently than presented, but we will return, and he already knows he will get the breakfast burrito (which my granddaughter had the last time). We recommend this restaurant highly and are eager to return. Our granddaughter wants to bring her parents when they come to visit.

                                                    7. P

                                                      Patrick

                                                      Milwaukee

                                                      22 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      22 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      I took my granddaughter for breakfast (a college senior), and we had a lovely breakfast and a great waitress--I am so sorry I did not get her name, but she was fabulous. Attentive but not overly so, saw our needs before we did, and she was very pleasant. This is a great place and there is parking for people going to the restaurant so it is perfect if you are driving. I will recommend this to others, and my granddaughter plans to bring other family and friends back, too. So grateful we found this place and want to return.

                                                    8. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Milwaukee

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      It was amazing- service and manager made our experience extra special!

                                                      Bistro 525Responded on September 20, 2021

                                                      Thanks for your glowing recommendation! We are so happy to hear the team was able to make your experience enjoyable and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

                                                    9. LB

                                                      LeninB

                                                      Chicago

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      2.0

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 22, 2021

                                                      overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                      Horrible food I was not expecting that at all

                                                      Bistro 525Responded on May 25, 2021

                                                      Lenin, We are so very sorry to hear about your meal. We strive to provide exceptional service and are saddened to hear we fell short last weekend. Please contact me directly to further discuss your experience, (608) 251-5533. Sincerely, Kim Roux, Director of Food & Beverage

                                                    10. KS

                                                      KellyS

                                                      Minneapolis

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 29, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Food and service were amazing!!

                                                      Bistro 525Responded on September 2, 2020

                                                      Thanks for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear you had an outstanding experience and look forward to welcoming you again soon!

                                                    Safety precautions

                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                    • Physical distancing

                                                      • Limited number of seated diners
                                                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                      • Extra space between tables
                                                    • Protective equipment

                                                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                    • Screening

                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                      • Staff is vaccinated

                                                    FAQs

                                                    Bistro 525 does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bistro 525 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 251-3033.

                                                    Bistro 525 is rated 4.1 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

                                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                    Google Map for Bistro 525

                                                    525 W Johnson St Madison, WI 53703-1916

                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Marion Street

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Madison

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Tapas / Small Plates, Bistro, Contemporary American

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Casual Dress

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      We are proud to offer complimentary, onsite parking. Please enter the surface lot on Marion Street and approach the gate. Press the button on the intercom to gain access. Please ignore the sign that indicates it is for hotel guests only.

                                                    • Public transit

                                                      West Johnson and North Frances (EB), West Johnson and North Lake (EB)

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (608) 251-3033

                                                    • Catering

                                                      Bistro 525 does not offer off-site catering at this time. To inquire about hosting your private event with us, please contact Katie Genrich at (608) 251-7832 or katie.genrich@hilton.com.

                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                      To inquire about private events, please contact Katie Genrich at (608) 251-7832 or katie.genrich@hilton.com.

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