Octane Interlounge in downtown Rockford playfully celebrates that '50s-'60s vibe with a bar/restaurant that is billed as “fun, casual dining,” says Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno.
Since 2005, Osteria Papavero has been quietly operating on East Wilson Street in downtown Madison, turning out some of the best Italian food in the city, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
When Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno visited Merrill & Houston's Steak Joint when it opened in 2012, not all of the eatery's issues were ironed out. In a return trip on a recent Friday night, she found that, other than a few small service issues, the experience was completely different.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick had two differing experiences at Forage Kitchen, a restaurant in the 600 block of State Street in Madison. On a Sunday morning, he calls his visit "refreshing." On a Friday night, however, he felt it left much to be desired.
Craving Burgers is a new “bunless” burger joint that opened about six months ago at 522 Main St., Edgerton.
Nani, a Chinese restaurant that opened on the city’s west side last year, has become a favorite Cantonese-style eatery, specializing in cuisine prepared in small, bite-sized portions known as dim sum, restaurant reviewer Bill Livick writes.
The exterior of the Hunt Club Steakhouse in Lake Geneva reminds restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno of John Hughes films from the 1980s. Unfortunately, so does the menu.
Despite describing Madison's Statehouse Restaurant at the Edgewater Hotel "something of an architectural work of art," restaurant reviewer Bill Livick wasn't quite as enthusiastic about the service or the food.
The Stockholm Inn is like the Norske Nook on steroids; it's absolutely huge, says restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno.
Mezze opened last April with a remodeled dining room that features a new bar, blond wood booths and handmade tables.