We are a casual, European-inspired neighborhood brasserie located on Madison’s historic Monroe Street. Our concept is really pretty simple. It was borne out of the passion for the French Joie de Vivre developed over years spent in France and Belgium, and combines our love of rustic French food paired with Belgian beer and French wines.
Our name is derived from the French word brasser which means to brew, and brasserie which means brewery. In France and Belgium, a brasserie is a type of restaurant that evolved from Alsatian breweries that serve alcohol (typically beers), and simple plates of food. They tend to serve more popular French or Belgian dishes from many different regions.
We are currently open for dinner service on Tuesday through Saturday, and lunch service Thursday – Saturday. We offer an extensive rotating selection of world-class craft beers with a focus on Belgian taps and bottles. All of our beer coolers are temperature-controlled so the beers are presented at the recommended temp for the style. You can also enjoy our full wine list featuring mostly European wines, all by the glass or the bottle.
Our chef David Suarez and his team prepare our food from scratch on-premise, using fresh, high-quality ingredients. While we are inspired globally, we source locally where we can. Some of our current local sources include Highland Spring Farm, Straight Forward Farm, Potter’s Crackers, Bleu Mont Dairy, Garden To Be, Mushroom Mike, Madison Sourdough bread and Cha Cha Tea among others.
David has worked in kitchens since he was 15 years old, starting as a dishwasher and working his way up. He fell in love with food and the fast-paced kitchen environment, and has trained in a number of restaurants in the Madison and Middleton area. He has had the opportunity to learn from great chefs in the area, and brings energy, creativity and passion to our team at Brasserie V. Outside of the kitchen, he is a longtime musician, and loves to jam on guitar, bass and piano.