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708 1/4 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-1533
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (4 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
708 1/4 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-1533
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a light meal at the Forequarter with several small plates. The Tempura Ramps were very good as were the mushrooms.

Thank JTokar
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Delicious, high-quality food and drink in downtown Madison. I love this place! The staff are always really fun to talk to and they play good music. Winner.

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Brunch was amazing. Different twists on typical brunch recipes like bagel sandwiches. Not too expensive and the blood orange mimosa was amazing as well.

Thank Hellovely
Reviewed 5 December 2017

You can't polish a turd, overly pretentious.Their motto.."we like it..so should you!" 1 beer and out

Thank zoism2017
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I began to rate the Forequarter as 3 stars because the quality varied in the same dishes on the same night and the portions are tiny for the price. But I added a star because this restaurant has done a great job of offering a...More

1  Thank Jacques59
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We sat at the bar and had superb service. The food was primarily locally sourced and they were very conscientious about helping us with some diet restrictions. We loved every bite!!

1  Thank Nan H
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a unique cocktail and we weren't disappointed. They had an interesting selection of craft cocktails. It also appears that they have quite an extensive liquor and wine selection. It was quite loud inside and there is outdoor seating, but it's on...More

1  Thank Thelabby5
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Had such a great meal but the memory is a little hazy after pre dinner cocktails over the road and then a great old fashioned here. Amazing charcuterie plate to start and then I believe I had a pork chop. It was massive and delicious....More

1  Thank H T
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere of this tiny restaurant and bar is quaint and charming. However, it tends to be quite loud. The cocktails were delicious but disappointingly small. The meat board appetizer was unique and tasty. I would not get the trout again as it is bland....More

Thank kdmn4
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We’ve visited Forequarter three or four times now, and, well, it’s just not great. Just spent $125 on a meal, appetizers, desert and two drinks each - and unfortunately, there were a few glaring issues. Good news first - the sticky pudding desert was really...More

1  Thank Vincent P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 1/4 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-1533
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-609-4717
  • E-mail
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