Everly brings Cali-inspired food to Madison
Trendy food that is tasty and healthy
While some were sad to see Bluephies close on Monroe Street, many awaited the opening of Everly. The light-filled new breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner restaurant with a full bar gives market-forward diners everything they’ve been craving in Madison–delicious and trendy food (like things on toast and kale-laced salads and sandwiches) that is as tasty and beautiful as it is healthy. Everly becomes Food Fight Restaurant Group’s 19th Madison restaurant, and Madison native and Chicago restaurant-experienced executive chef Scott Harrell is at the helm.
Everly’s sister restaurant next door, Miko Poke, definitely brings Cali vibes to Madison with its build-your-own poke bowl offerings, but Everly is just as much a breath of fresh, casual Cali air with its clean white and green color palette and open space. The retracting garage doors behind the bar will be great come patio season.
Little “v,” “vg” and “gs” symbols signifying vegetarian, vegan and gluten sensitivity are scattered across the menu. But that’s what Everly has built its food philosophy around–offering many veggie-centric dishes as well as protein dishes void of gluten that aren’t void of flavor. In fact, some dishes might put certain veggies in a whole new light, like the roasted squash, cauliflower or beets, or the smoky eggplant with couscous.
You’d be remiss if you ordered the same thing twice at Everly, but the butternut squash and forbidden rice curry dish with coconut, cashews, cilantro and chile garnish is worth a repeat order.
The bottom line
“You can eat here twice a day and feel good about yourself. That was the goal,” says Harrell.
2701 Monroe St., 416-5242, everlymadison.com
Andrea Behling is managing editor of Madison Magazine.
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