The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, recently visited Bessie’s Diner at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport. The group found the eatery's food, decor and view of the airport uplifting.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick says Freiburg Tap Haus in Madison has potential, but it needs to figure out how to provide better service and more consistent main courses.
The Four Dishes got the most out of their visit to Abreo in Rockford, Illinois, ordering a variety of small dishes to sample the finest the restaurant had to offer.
Big Sky Restaurant opened more than five years ago with the idea of bringing a fine-dining option to downtown Stoughton.
Situated at the top of the Memorial Bridge in the Mercy Health Mall plaza in Janesville, Kealy's Kafe is well-known for its all-day breakfast and top-notch fish fry, writes The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes.
Chen's Dumpling House, 505 State St., Madison, is among the most recent in a trend of Asian restaurants that are popping up around the capital city, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Despite being hampered by street construction for the six months it’s been open, The Tin Fox has managed to thrive at 2616 Monroe St., Madison. Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick credits the eatery for having done everything right by providing excellent service and outstanding fare in a handsome, open environment.
The Four Dishes found the pub fare and fish fry at Whitewater's The Real MacCoy's appealing along with the homemade desserts the eatery offers.
Anointed One, which opened last year on Madison's far west side, specializes in fare commonly associated with Southern soul food: heavily battered, deep-fried chicken, pork and fish, with sides such as corn bread, collard greens, yams and green beans with pork, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Coupled with an ambience reminiscent of old-world Italy, the food at Capri Restaurant did not disappoint The Four Dishes during a recent trip to downtown Rockford, Illinois.
Billed as a "craft-casual public house," Sweet Home Wisconsin on Regent Street in Madison is an upscale sports bar with an appetizing menu and tasty beverages, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
El Patron in Edgerton is like a cute little corner cafe overlaid with a Mexican flair. With three locations (Sun Prairie, Fort Atkinson and Edgerton), its owners must be doing something right, writes The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes.
DLUX, an upscale burger place off the Capitol Square in Madison, has established itself one of the city’s favorite burger restaurants, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, recently visited the unobtrusive Medusa Grill and Bistro in downtown Lake Geneva and came away quite impressed.
Stoughton's 51 South Restaurant opened June 1 on West Main Street with an emphasis on made-from-scratch recipes featuring local produce, healthy ingredients and thoughtful presentations, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team of the Four Dishes found Fresco at the Gardens, a farm-to-table restaurant within Anderson Japanese Gardens, a great choice for a fabulous meal followed by a scenic walk through the garden's lush landscapes.
Venturing out on a dark and stormy night, The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes found great comfort--and comfort food--at Benedetti's Club 51 in Beloit.
Jamerica, the Jamaican restaurant that has been operating on Williamson Street on Madison’s near-east side for 22 years, is an example of a place that appeals strongly to some and not much to others, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
If you’re in the mood for Thai food, Sandee's Thai Fusion in downtown Janesville is a destination that should be at the top of your list, writes the Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes.
Madison's BelAir Cantina is an energetic restaurant that specializes in tacos with creative fillings and executes them well. The whole place exudes an upbeat, slightly urbane vibe, which wouldn’t go far without a good kitchen putting out fresh, locally sourced and tasty fare, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Despite having never before heard of Imperial Palace & Pho Vietnamese in South Beloit, Illinois, The Four Dishes greatly enjoyed their visit to this restaurant specializing in Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.
Sala Thai has been operating in a quaint space on Madison's Fair Oaks Avenue for the past decade, and it continues to win praise for its savory recipes.
If you're looking for a place that specializes in Italian classics in a premiere destination, the Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes say the Tuscan Tavern and Grill is worth the drive to Lake Geneva.
Looking for a festive place with exceptional food, atmosphere and service for a dinner party? Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick found one with surprisingly affordable prices at Blue Agave, 117 S. Butler St.
Having been completely renovated, Klig’s Union Depot in Milton--formerly known as Liberty Station--boasts a bright, cheery bar area an a food menu that wowed The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick found Oliva restaurant at 745 N. High Point Road in Madison an elegant destination for fine food without the high prices that are common downtown.
Baci's Kitchen in Rockford, Illinois, left an impression on The Gazette's restaurant review team of The Four Dishes, as they enjoyed such dishes as a salmon protein bowl, homemade Magherita pizza and a fried goat cheese salad.
“California fresh” meets family recipes from Guadalajara at Tapatios Cocina Mexicana, a new Mexican restaurant that opened a few months ago in Fitchburg, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, took a step back in time during a recent visit to Janesville's well-known Asian eatery.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick enjoyed a recent trip to Good Food Low Carb Café on Madison's east side, taking the opportunity to check out the eatery's popular zoodle bowls.
The Four Dishes made their way to Delavan recently to indulge in the Sunday champagne buffet at the Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick recently visited Common Ground restaurant in Middleton. The former Branch Street Retreat has reopened as a community space with yoga classes, painting groups and similar activities, all built around the restaurant.
The focused, small-plate dinner menu at Madison's Mint Mark, a trendy new restaurant on Winnebago Street, changes frequently, with the chef replacing about a third of the listed items each month, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
With a picturesque setting and plenty of outdoor seating, the Heron's Landing in Jefferson is a spot diners should check out this summer, writes the Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes.
Voted Madison’s best new restaurant last year in an annual newspaper readers’ poll, Morris Ramen is the most popular of several ramen noodle places to open here in the past couple of years, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
When it comes to Madison's Eldorado Grill, one of the hardest decisions you have to make it whether to go for dinner or wait for its weekend brunch, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Long twilights mean spring is in the air. It’s the perfect time for strolling downtown, and we headed out with a destination in mind: Lark.
East Asian-inspired restaurants seem to be popping up everywhere around Madison these days. Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick writes that one of the most interesting is Tavernakaya, a sort of Japanese gastropub with inventive recipes for both food and cocktails.
Spanish cuisine came to Verona last fall in the form of 4 Sisters Tapas Restaurant, an upscale, fine-dining establishment that offers large and small plates designed for sharing.
Wandering around looking for a greasy spoon without the grease? How about cinnamon and caramel rolls, home-basked bread or a 16-ounce cup of coffee with free refills? Look no further than the Wander In, say The Four Dishes.
While the restaurant might not look like much from the outside, and the ambience inside isn't much better, the food quality, portions and service at Chutneys Indian Cuisine on Madison's far-east side make it worth a visit, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Established in 1982, The Looking Glass in Janesville recently underwent a major renovation. But as the Gazette's restaurant review team of The Four Dishes can attest, the great taste and high quality of the bar's food remains.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick writes the food at Atlantis Taverna in Sun Prairie is very good and reminiscent of what he remembers from his own trips to Greece.
The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, found the food and surroundings appetizing at Delavan's Duck Inn.
The new restaurant offers a handful of Middle Eastern dishes on a small menu that are created solely by chef Laila Borokhim, a Madison native of Jewish-Iranian descent.