Frescos is a rooftop restaurant that sits above the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Once you enter the museum you can either take the elevator up to the restaurant or the stairway. The stairway is made of glass and it’s a stunner. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, but I recommend the outdoor seating as there is a sculpture garden you can enjoy and it makes for some great pictures. There is also a lounge area with some very comfortable seating.

The day we went to the restaurant happened to be during restaurant week. If you are not familiar with what that is, it’s a yearly event that showcases the restaurants best dishes at a price you simply can’t beat. Each restaurant that participates prints a special menu for that week. It is a flat price for a three course menu. The meal at Frescos was $30.00 and that included an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. The serving sizes remain the same, so it’s a great way to try out a new restaurant without breaking the bank. What I loved most about their options is that they had gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. They were very accommodating towards individuals with allergies.

For the first course I ordered the Vietnamese spring rolls and they came with a Thai dipping sauce, for the main course I ordered the crispy skin salmon, and for dessert we each ordered a different one so we could try all three out. The desserts that night were the honey lavender creme brulee, buttermilk beignets, and the house made sorbet. All of the dishes were a hit!

We went just before sunset and the views of the skyline and downtown Madison were breathtaking.  If you are wanting to eat here call in advance because they do book private parties and may have the restaurant closed off to the public. If you are looking for a delicious new restaurant in Madison I highly recommend Frescos! Thank you for reading.




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