La Kitchenette

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$30 and under
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French
French home style cafe serving the Madison area and beyond.
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KR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend here for her birthday and it was such a lovely experience! Great food, great atmosphere, great company!

p
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took a friend to lunch and it was wonderful. We were greeting with a big smile and enthusiasm, had a wonderful and attentive server who happily explained the menu, and the food was top-notch. We had very creative open-faced French "sandwiches" with great and inventive ingredients and can't wait to return to try the rest of the menu. Good value, friendly and delicious!

DT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful brunch. Creative but simple food. Outstanding service. Tiny restroom needs an upgrade.

RK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our second visit for brunch and we couldn't have been any happier with the food and ambiance. It is difficult to decide what to eat, to be honest, so we will likely keep returning until we exhaust the menu! Also their tea selection is delicious with a variety of unusual flavor combinations.

PK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Lunch started with Oeuf Mimosa Beautiful presentation Server was helpful and made great suggestions. The daily ice tea was great The Savory crepes and wrap were perfect and we took servers suggestion and split them. Really nice cafe ambiance

J
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food itself was great. We went on Tuesday, date night. The Date Night menu was limited in choices and did not include the more substantial dishes. For $45 we got four crepes and a bottle of red wine between us. I suppose that’s fair but it seemed overpriced for it all. I think I should have ordered simply from the regular menu and gotten the beef or poulet. My daughter and SIL did that and declared it their favorite restaurant in Madison.

S
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love La Kitchenette, especially for brunch and their wine tasting events. I am French and it’s wonderful to have a little French café/bistrot near my home. Staff is very friendly and service is prompt and courteous. The food is really good too (my personal brunch favorite is the Green Toast). It’s pretty small so be sure to book to avoid disappointment!

SB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The people who run the restaurant are so friendly and really know what they're doing. The food is always incredible, and I love the smaller size of the place.

LA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Dinner - First time to La Kitchenette and it couldn't have been any more enjoyable! Don't pass up getting the French Onion soup, the best I've ever had! Devilled eggs, so unique and delicious. If I had to give any positive feedback, more on ambiance than the food, it would be to add tea lights on the tables and play some vintage French music - simple yet noticeable touches. Will certainly come back to enjoy lunch or brunch. Darling establishment, not to be missed!!!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love La Kitchenette, especially for Tuesday date night where they have two entrees, two desserts and a bottle of wine for $45. It always has a quaint, French cafe vibe due to the small size and intimate setting. The staff is super friendly and very attentive. Overall, one of my favorite Madison spots!

AR
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Kitchenette is a gem in Madison. Lovely intimate setting - just like you'd experience in France. Excellent, kind, friendly service. And of course, delicious food and wine. Make sure to check out their Tuesday night 'Date Night' prix fixe menu!

FE
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always excellent food when we visit. Service is good with a few gaps when busy.

BG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Kitchenette is an intimate space that is friendly, homey, and at the same time sophisticated. The food is delicious, and the wine is always just right. I highly recommend La Kitchenette, especially if you are missing good French food.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is truly fantastic. I have had the same server twice, and he is really great! Very personable, keen on making sure you have a wonderful experience. As a word of advice, even if it seems like you don't need a reservation, book one anyway. They may turn you away without one.

G
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be sure and get the soy marinated hard boiled eggs. They are delicious!
Service is great, they explain the menu, the food is really good, and the prices are very reasonable. A great place!

S
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, great staff, delicious high quality food. The coffee was excellent. The French toast was amazing. Potatoes and side salad were super high-quality. Great find!

BZ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to breakfast/lunch spot. We always have a terrific experience when Ethan is our server!

EM
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Kitchenette never lets you down. This visit we brought Francophile houseguests and they loved the food as much as we did. Thank you!

LK
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great first time here. Menu was more extensive than I anticipated. I’d made a reservation but it wasn’t required on the day we had lunch. Food and service were excellent. Can’t wait to return for brunch or dinner.

CM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent crafting of a space, very quaint and thoughtful, small but not oppressively so, cozily so, kind service and delicious food with quality ingredients

G
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, food and see. It is a small place, but that makes it so unique and comfortable. Everything was great. One of our favorite restaurants in Madison!

BR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was amazing !!! Just a little small . But at the same time the size of the restraint makes it feel unique .

KP
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We felt fortunate to have discovered this amazing bistro. The food was fantastic, service personable and quick. We loved our first meal there so much we went back two days later. It has good vegetarian and gluten free options. I recommend it to anyone visiting Madison, and obviously to those who live there!

k
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place for date night (they have a Tuesday date night special, $45 for two entrees, two desserts, and a bottle of wine). Portions aren't huge but food is very good and the desserts are excellent. Been a few times, servers are always sweet and attentive, and service is fast. Doing Tuesday date night? Make reservations or show up right when they open at 6, it's a popular spot and it fills up fast.

Gluten free options on both the regular and the date night menu!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, intimate, cozy atmosphere and great food.

BM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, a friend and I loved our brunch at La Kitchenette. The food was excellent and interesting, our server took great care of us and was warm and personable. We all said we'd love to come back for another brunch, or to try another meal.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Kitchenette never disappoints!

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KG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved this place. So cozy! The woman who waited on us was super sweet. She had the whole space to serve and was amazing. Desert was the best! I can't wait to return to try the crepes and I've heard brunch is fantastic.

SW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch menu, fabulous staff!

TM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastically delicious and approachable french cuisine. And the ambiance makes you feel like you're in a true Parisian restaurant. I wish I could give this place 6 stars because the food was that good. Highly recommend the special meatball dish from Belgium if its still available! Bravo!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional meal, perfect for date night. Service was incredible, even with a full dining room. Can’t recommend this enough - just like being in Paris!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an all around great experience. Delicious food and good service.

OT
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Cute atmosphere

G
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time here—excellent experience again. Feels authentic. Good service. Excellent food. Highly recommend this place!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is fantastic at this place. Only suggestion is to keep wine at a better temp.

NG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch here. Service was impeccable. The savory crepe with potato and bacon was delicious and not too heavy. The lavendar creme brulee was so smooth, with a perfect caramelized crunch shell.

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice portions and reasonable prices.
We will be back.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in Madison, such a cute place with great service and gorgeous food.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect dinner even got a French waiter :-)
Crepes are nice and that is the second time that I almost made my own. A honey crepe for dessert is my favorite.

f
Leipzig
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Unbelievably tasty food in a sweet cafe. Maybe a bit too pricy for some of the dishes.

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