Quivey's Grove Stone House
Serving local guests and visitors alike in search of authentic regional comfort food using local Wisconsin products and foodstuffs contribute to a menu based on the dishes brought to Wisconsin by the ethnic settlers of the region. Delicious food served in a gracious manner, in a historic setting for 37 years, a dining experience you won't forget.
Connected by underground tunnel is the rustic Stable Grill, where you can belly up to th brass bar with a polished black walnut rail, or enjoy casual dining in the old horse stable. No reservations in the Stable, just join the fun.
Semi-boneless roast half duck with a port wine cherry sauce, served with wild rice, and fried apples, honors Westport poet, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, who coined the oft repeated phrase, Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
Rack of lamb with a minted lamb demi, fresh asparagus with lemon butter, and a garlic rosemary potato tart, honors John Nolen, the father of urban planning, whose recommendations in Madison: A Model City (1911) were largely rejected.
House smoked lake trout with a lemon dill aioli on garlic ciabatta, served with baby spring greens with a citrus vinaigrette
A bit noisy but good food and service.
It was a Saturday night and we were at a loss for where to eat in Madison. Last minute find and last minute reservation resulted in a great meal. Our server was so attentive and very accommodating. She even read the note I have on Open Table about my son’s fish allergy. I was very impressed. My family ordered the duck entree, short rib and white fish. All were very excellently prepared. The muffins they serve instead of the complimentary bread were to die for. I asked for the remaining muffins to be packed to go. When I walked out of the restaurant without them, the server came after me with the muffins in hand. Wonderful place and excellent server!
Salmon was delicious. They offer weekly specials that are excellent.
The food and service are very good here, but actually dining is a miserable experience. Or first trip, we were seated alone in an empty room. The only person we saw was our server. It was boring and lonely. The second time, we came with two friends, and we were seated in a very small room that might have been either a nursery or pantry. I go out for the whole experience, including being among other diners. Our experiences at the Stone House have been chores, not pleasures. We tried twice, but won't return.
Quivey's has great mid-week specials. Sign-up on their website and you'll be notified. This week we dined on small plates that highlighted some of their favorites: a trio of apps, the duck, and the lamb. Ordered a Cabernet by the glass that complemented the dishes wonderfully. Topped it off with an order of the steamed pudding. Delicious meal!
The underground tunnel we used to get to our table was pretty neat. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. I had the baked fish fry and it was really tasty. Fish was cooked perfectly. The complementary muffins are a plus too! Would definitely recommend.
Nice ambience, excellent service and good food.
Have always enjoyed an evening at the Stone House. The three plate dinner was excellent and the service was outstanding.
I love the home-y warm vibe of Quivey's Grove Stone House. The food is just as warming and amazing as the space itself - think grandma's home-cooked speciality but even better! Already looking forward to going back.
First time at the Stable House. It was quaint and homey. The food and service were great.
Excellent food and service. Great ambiance for our Valentines dinner.
We were unimpressed with the seeding process. We had made a reservation wish the hostess could not find. Not our fault, that we were sad at a pretty crappy table and in the way of the servers. That absolutely dampened our experience as we were constantly in the way.
We’ve been to Quivey’s many times over the years and have never been disappointed! Excellent, fresh food expertly prepared and served in a quaint space makes for a lovely, romantic evening!
I would recommend the Stable for food, bar & atmosphere ! The Stone House seems to be for the 80 + crowd or old supper club groupies.
We love Quivey's, it makes us feel like we are coming home. The Stone House is so unique, every room has its own ambiance, we have eaten in every room.
We have tried almost everything on the menu and have always been pleased. The stuffed mushrooms are delicious, I just wish they served more than 4. The muffins are wonderful, a tip - save it for breakfast the next day because you will be stuffed when you leave even without eating the muffin. Each main course is named after a historical Wisconsinite and the story associated makes one want to order the entree.
The service is always well-timed, attentive, and friendly.
As always the Stone House at Quivey's Grove was awesome!
The hardest part was finding the entrance after dark and deciding where to park the car (plenty of space, just trying to decide which area to use). The food was interesting and great as was the service. The last time we were there was close to 20 years ago, and all was as good as we remembered.
Wonderful food served by friendly staff in a beautiful 1800s home makes for a delightful dining experience.
A lot of history on the walls in this place with framed nursery rhymes, political posters and interesting prints and paintings. A great value our bday celebration for 4 with wine and dessert was under 200.
Great atmosphere Most of all, very romantic! Also great food and service.
This is such a cute house! The food is wonderful and the service was excellent as well.
We had dinner at Quivey's Grove Stone on a Sunday evening during Restaurant Week. They are not normally open on Sundays so it was very quiet and peaceful. We had a very pleasant dinner. I had the lamb shank and mashed potatoes. The meat was very tender as described. My husband had whitefish which he enjoyed. I had some sort of steamed pudding for dessert. The description was better than the dish. It was boring. My husband's bread pudding was tasty.
A very large group of us were in the large room where it was a bit noisy due to the celebratory nature of the event. Other members of the group were in other rooms where noise level was very low.
Friendly, fantastic service! Easy to work with over the phone.
Very accommodating in handling multiple food allergies.
Would highly recommend!
Every time we come here, afterwards we remark, "why don't we come here more often!" Lovely setting, always reliable food and very good and friendly service. Save room for desert, because they are fabulous!
Excellent food. Nice atmosphere.
I live this restaurant. Service was great as always!
All food items were fresh and fantastic. We will definitely be going back.
Quivey’s Grove served up a perfect NYE dinner. From the moment we turned into the drive and saw the Stone House aglow for the holiday, til we finished savoring the last bite of tender, juicy, flavorful steak it was a joy. Everything was cooked to perfection and our server never missed a beat. For a night out that is at once special and comfortable visit Quivey’s Grove.
We enjoyed our group NewYears dinner - no rushing, great food, good service.
Food was amazing and service was outstanding!
Always love the food and atmosphere here.Was a great place to take our guests from Spain.
We ate at the Stone House, I was expecting fine dining, but it was more comfy high end home style food. The duck and cherry strudel was delicious, the raspberry mixed green salad was very good, the salad with blue cheese was disappointing as it had no blue cheese chunks. Entrees were cooked well, the waiter was attentive, the Turtle pie was perfect. We walked through the tunnel to find “The Barn,” packed with people, I think we would have enjoyed that space and atmosphere more.
Just excellent. Super server. Thank you will do it again
The setting and period furnishings are very appropriate, the food is masterful and this level of cuisine would certainly warrant the pricing spectrum that they employ, but if you are aiming for the fences, you can’t miss on the full package.
Small rooms with at least 2-3 more tables in each than what this price range warrants. The intimacy of the occasion gets compromised immediately when you have to move your seat so that someone can sit at the table behind you. Again the noise level wouldn’t be as high, if there were less ‘covers’ and the service would improve as well due to the reduced population in the dining rooms.
There wasn’t any hostess or maitre de, we stood in a vestibule that appeared to be the middle of the restaurant, and were not even acknowledged as being there for more than 10 minutes.
So 4 stars not 5, pricing is high, for a crowded / noisy small restaurant, when the food would justify 5 stars, if the other attention to detail was addressed.
As always, the food, service, and atmosphere were all outstanding. One of our favorites for a romantic holiday dinner.
I have eaten at the Stone House 2 other times & couldn't wait for my husband to experience it. We were shown to a small room of 5 tables, 2 tables for 2, 2 for 4, and one table for more than 4. Our table for 2 was right next to the Christmas tree which we thought was special, but alittle tight, as my husband had to close the window shutter so it didn't hit him in the head. Shortly after we received our muffins, a party of 4, 2 elderly couples, like ourselves, were shown in and seated right next to us. There was no one else in that room. I assumed perhaps the other tables were reserved & would be filling shortly, otherwise why would these people be seated so closely that their chairs almost touched our table?! The man seated closest to us never stopped talking the ENTIRE TIME we were eating...I couldn't even hear my husband when he asked me a question! We basically couldn't even converse! The kicker: no one else was seated in that room during our meal. Most of the other rooms were empty as well. So, I'm trying to figure out why a top-notch restaurant would force 2 tables of clients to endure such a cramped space when it was obviously SO unnecessary. It has had a serious impact on my desire to return and my desire to recommend it to others.
I took my wife here for her birthday and for the most part it was great! The muffins here are the best I have ever had and the building was really neat. The only knock that I have is what I ordered, I ordered the Prime Rib and when I got it, 3/4 of the meat was fat and inedible. It also came with a thimble sized garlic bread. For the price, I was disappointed in the amount and quality of the the main course. However, the meal my wife ordered was great and dessert was phenomenal!
This was one of the best meals I've ever had at Quivey's Grove. Their food is usually very good, but this meal had a "wow" factor to it. They have a special holiday menu which includes their gingerbread pudding which is "to die for". It was scrumptious. They do a lot of decorating for the holidays, so the Stone House was decked out and very festive. It was truly a wonderful dining experience.
Excellent as always. A true delight!
A lovely restaurant. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. While they don't have an extensive menu everything we ordered was perfectly delicious with complimentary flavors and textures.
Stick to the Grill Stable... the service was not up to par and the first course of rauclette was cold and not what it should have been.
Quivey's Grove Stone House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 273-4900.
Quivey's Grove Stone House is rated 4.6 stars by 286 OpenTable diners.
Quivey's Grove Stone House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/quiveys-grove-6261-nesbitt-rd/giftcards.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.