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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Chardonnay Restaurant

320 W. Johnson St. (State St.) Send to Phone
A touch of France in Wisconsin? Ooh la la!
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Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Chardonnay Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Stained glass light fixtures, faux marble walls, polished wood beams and a huge Tunisian wall mosaic of Dionysus, the god of wine, set the tone at this swank bistro. A cozy bar tucked in a corner is a good place to enjoy a martini by candlelight. Bouillabaisse is a house specialty, but a Tuesday night visit makes possible moules frites. The all-you-can-eat mussels may be prepared with 28 different sauces (four sauces are featured each week) including lemon saffron, Provençal, vodka tomato cream, vin blanc, Marseillaise, red curry, Corona, coconut curry and tequila lime. Wednesday night is paella night, and diners can build their own paella. Choose as many ingredients as you want (think chicken and chorizo; rabbit and calamari; even conch, escargots and clams). Among appetizers, we recommend the duck confit cigars---flaky pastry stuffed with roasted duck and fresh herbs, fried and drizzled with Dijonaise sauce. The dieppoise entrée is an elegant follow-up---fresh sea scallops, black tiger shrimp, mussels and crab claw, sautéed, flambéed and served over pappardelle with a saffron Cognac cream sauce.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Chardonnay Restaurant
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Wisconsin's Best
by maradonna on Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:49 pm
Le Chardonnay restaurant is by far the best restaurant in the State. Only open for dinner five nights a week, the chef and owner Sami who is from Tunisia, a former French colony puts on quite the show. Open kitchen, fresh ingredients and sauces to die for. Regional French cooking, Spanish and even Italian. Fresh seafood, duck, salads,... The pasta dish, Dieppoise has a cognac sauce and is made with scallops, shrimp and crab for seafood lovers. Our server was very attentive and friendly. The bread was very hot and crisp on the outside. Totally recommend this place for any special dinner. IF you are in Madison on a Tuesday night, go eat their mussel special, it's great.
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