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227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
+1 608-663-7374
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We had our company belated Christmas party just last Friday evening. We had lovely cards on the table saying welcome and also champagne poured for each person. What a wonderful touch - way above and beyond what most restaurants would offer. The food was fabulous...More

Thank mysharona1970
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is the second time I have dined here on visits to Madison. This time it was a bitter cold night so outdoor dining was not an option like the previous visit. We had a big group of 14 celebrating my in-laws anniversary. Given the...More

Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed 23 November 2017

yummy food and very good service. It took them a bit long to serve us but they were busy and when the food was served we forgot about the lengthy wait and enjoyed it. so much.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We stumbled across Fresco simply by accident. The rooftop bar and resto as a part of the art museum is totally unexpected. We stopped in for a cocktail before a dinner RSVP. In hindsight, we should have had dinner and drinks at Fresco. An innovative...More

Thank allenr589
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We celebrated our daughter' birthday with delicious meals, nice reasonably priced wine, attentive service and a special gluten free desert plate. It was perfect and e look forward to going back.

Thank 112Vicki212
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Food here was outstanding, must try the Brussel sprouts, artichokes and brocolini. Recommend steak, halibut and pasta for entree’s. The Baignet for dessert, you cannot go wrong at this centrally located eatery on the terrace of the museum.

Thank San C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

perhaps it was our fault for asking items to come together, but most of it was not hot when it arrived at our table. Service was also way overwhelmed -- server told me she had ten tables to take care of. Don't blame her, though...More

Thank gazooby
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Nice rooftop restaurant - not one you accidentally drop in when strolling the streets. Modern, airy and fairly elegant deco. Food was very good, as expected for the price range. Wine was ok. Service was professional but slow and not particularly friendly.

Thank BeLaZe
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The atmosphere on a beautiful fall evening is perfect at Fresco. Their rooftop views and seating was ideal. I thoroughly enjoyed the attentive nature of the bartenders.

Thank OmarMel85
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My husband has eaten here a few times before and had good food and service both times. We ate there last night. Pros: Beautiful view of downtown from patio, good food, great location for dinner before a show Cons: Pretty sure my diet Coke had...More

Thank jenjennijennifer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
  • Public Transportation: Henry & Dayton
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-663-7374
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