Cadre Restaurant

2540 University Ave, Madison
(608) 819-8555

Recent Reviews

Eleanor Knauss

We went in for a birthday dinner last week and had an amazing experience! The ambiance was lovely, the staff was friendly and knowledgable, the food and drinks were delicious, and to top it all off, Chef Evan surprised us with a superb complementary course of dumplings and goat heart. They helped make our night special and we will certainly be back.

Drew McCoy

Went there yesterday with five friends and the service is the absolute best in Madison and the food was outstanding. Kitchen surprised us with two extra courses, both great, the heart was incredible. Thank you!

Bruce Butler

Be careful when paying your bill here, they add an additional 20% to your bill as a "Service Charge" (even for a table of two). I will tip 20% as standard for good service, but as they don't tell you of this "Service Charge" in advance, it is possible that you will add an additional 15-20% to your bill. I'd prefer my tip reflect the service I receive.

Ken Harman

Excellent food and superb service from Carrie

Daniel Glover (Danny)

The corn appetizer and the cheese curds were excellent. The rest of our meal was pretty good, but would try other choices next time.

David Koronet

Cadre gives a great dining experience: the food is creatively prepared, the beer and wine lists are rather extensive, the room is attractive, and the service is good.One thing to be aware of (your server will tell you) is that a 20% gratuity is added to your bill, not just for the server, but for the whole staff. You can add a little more for your particular server if you wish.

Home Carnahan

My new favorite brunch place! I loved the French bistro vibe. Nice outdoor seating. Our brunch items were spectacular- excellent quality ingredients, generous portions, and wonderful presentation. Highly recommend the steak and eggs with hollandaise and delicious crispy breakfast potatoes. Fun choice of drinks (thanks for the bonus shot of calvados) and super helpful server. The chef came out at the end of the meal and we were able to convey our appreciation for his great efforts. We’ll be returning soon with friends to introduce them to this hidden gem.


I took my son and his wife Friday night and it was very special. Food was sublime, particularly notable, the squid shared plate and the chevre curds. However we truly enjoyed every bite all the way through dessert. It was a special occasion so we splurged.Will definitely eat here again.

Yen Ning Tai

Great french cuisine. had a wonderful night here.Daube with white wine was absolutely amazing.Tarte and blackberry salad were also magnificent.

A.J. Forst

Very good, very expensive.Maybe the best meal I've had this year. Just beware the tipping scheme. They've somehow managed to make it even dumber than normal by automatically adding a service charge and then telling you you're free to tip on top of it if you thought your server was good. Hope this isn't the start of a trend for double tips. I'd much prefer they just charge more than make it super awkward at the end.

Heather Kohlmeier

Cadre is a breath of fresh air and hits all the desirables! They have a delicious rotating, seasonal menu and also have the good sense to keep a few favorites around. The atmosphere is relaxed, yet tasteful and elegant. The bar is comfortable and the beverages are delectable. Staff are very friendly and the service is some of the best! And to top it off, gratuity is split between front and back of the house to ensure proper wages for all service industry folks! We will be back. A lot.

Sam Koppelman

This place was phenomenal. Our Waitress, Carrie, was super nice and very helpful, and had a joyous attitude. I myself had the sliders, which were phenomenal aswell

Vanessa Llanos

Very cozy atmosphere. I went alone and I felt I was on a date with myself so it was a nice treat. Food was delicious, I ordered the restauratif soup and beef bourguignon. They could offer a better variety of dessert or even French pastries. The one disappointing thing was the coffee. It tasted like diner coffee, watered down and old. They should thing about training someone as a barista and offer true espressos and better tasting americanos.

Karl A. Kramer

From the moment you arrive you are greeted by a friendly and professional host. The staff of this restaurant is top shelf

Lauren B.

I've had several dinners here since it reopened after the shutdown and have really enjoyed myself. During the last visit, my date and I sat at the bar and sampled a bunch of small plates and cocktails and had a great time. The bartender was so pleasant, and the chef came out to survey the room several times. The plating is beautiful and the food is so fresh and bright. Will absolutely be back.

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