C’est la V

True to its name, Brasserie V is a restaurant that pays homage to beer. The long list of those available on tap or by the bottle is staggering—many are unique to our area. The food also mimics the European brasserie tradition of simple and hearty fare. A seasonal menu makes good use of local meat, produce and dairy. The specialty of the house is frites, Belgian-style fried potatoes classically paired with steak, moules or à la carte. The ambiance is intimate, mellowed by wood and warmed with color. Brasserie V aims to bring a little French joie de vivre to the Monroe Street village. Vive la V!

Brasserie V1923 Monroe St., 255-8500www.brasseriev.com

Dan Curd is a contributing writer to Madison Magazine.