About Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro
Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro Voted "Madison's Best Wine Bar" By Madison Magazine Readers, 2016. Eno Vino offers 200+ wines by the bottle & another 45 by the glass. From the beginning, Eno Vino was established as a place to share great wine, sensational, hand-crafted cocktails and fresh, inviting food. Whether you would like to entertain friends, enjoy an evening out with a loved one or unwind during happy hour ~ we invite you to enjoy an evening at Eno Vino!
Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 4:00PM - 12:00AM, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
Old Sauk Road
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
EVERY WEDNESDAY IS LADIES NIGHT - Specialty drinks in the bar & lounge area available for a special price ALL EVENING LONG!
HALF PRICE BOTTLES OF WINE FROM OUR MENU Sunday and Monday's - Enjoy dinner and a bottle of wine at half price (in our dining room only)
Eno Vino Bar & Bistro is available for any & all catering needs. Please email our Event Coordinator Sara at email@example.com for further information and date availability
Valet parking is available nightly.
Chef de Cuisine, Anibal Brandt
Private Party Facilities:
For further information and date availability, please contact our Event Coordinator, Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Party Contact:
Sara Granados at email@example.com: x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed this restaurant but finding i ...
We enjoyed this restaurant but finding it was a challenge. It is tucked next to a Panera in a strip mall and at the time we arrived the sign was not lit so we wandered around looking for it for quite a bit.
As it turned out we were seated next to a couple who were quite loud. When they left the ambience was pleasant enough.
The food was excellent ...we enjoy the tapas style so it was perfect for us. The server was pleasant but whipped through her original explanation about the restaurant so quickly it was difficult to follow. However, thereafter the service was fine.
It was just okay. The food purports to b ...
It was just okay. The food purports to be inventive but isn't. Same old flavors you'd see from the corresponding cuisines. Food also isn't done very well. Just bland unless you use provided dipping sauces that are over the top. This place doesn't do well w subtlety. Ordered a drink, way too sweet. Server was friendly but, she blamed a delayed drink order on the business of the bar, which we could see and wasn't. I also don't like it when they place blame on another. Just apologize and move on
I'm obsessed with this place. Brought my ...
I'm obsessed with this place. Brought my dad from Los Angeles and he was so impressed with the food and service. I tried fagoie gras for the first time and it was divine. My favorites are the sautéed green beans, ahi tuna tacos and the center cut filet. The flatbreads are really great too the steak one is amazing. I've had almost all of them. My favorite wines are the indaba blend and the Bordeaux. The staff is amazing here. My dad is never impressed with servers and he loved the guy we had.
We were in town for a couple of days and ...
We were in town for a couple of days and enjoyed our first time there on Friday night that we went back again on Saturday. We were unable to get a reservation Saturday night because it was the last minute, but when we called it was suggested that we eat in the bar, which we did.
I can't remember what all we had--but some of the things were the cheese platter (we had 3 Wisconsin cheeses--the platter was huge), foie gras, tacos, and lamb empanadas. All were excellent! Our servers both evenings were wonderful, and both were very good at making suggestions for food and wine.
If we're ever back in Madison, we will definitely return.
PS. Because Friday night was our first time there, our waitress brought us each a bit of champagne to start our evening.
I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experienc ...
I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Eno Vino. We started with a round of cocktails, my husband, son and I should have taken pictures of the beautifully crafted cocktails, but were too busy exchanging sips and drinking them to bother! Once seated, we started with a cheese plate, all of the extras on the cheese plate were delicious. The truffle fries and mini tacos were also very tasty, I just wish we had room to sample more. We will be back again this time the Ahi Tuna will be one the menu.
It's one of our favorites. But this time ...
It's one of our favorites. But this time, friends of ours were visiting from Minnesota. We took them there as it was also Coaches for Cancer night. All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed it. When the couple comes back again, I know they'll want to go back to Eno Vino. Go there if you haven't!!
We’ve been several times and always a go ...
We’ve been several times and always a good experience and I’ve written other positive reviews. The food is tasty and prices are good a favorite for us is Sunday night half price bottles of wine from the main menu.
But a couple of things have niggled – I know it’s Madison - so food and service expectations are not that high to begin with - it has to be a the use of students as staff there doesn’t seem to be the tier of professional food staff you get in a major food city like Chicago or Atlanta or New York and so on.
This time at least we got clean tapas plates without asking between different very saucy servings – something we’ve had to ask for before but my wife asked about the Oyster’s and the server replied she’d have to check if they had any left. She returned with our bottle of wine – we waited - I asked “the oysters?” Oh she said after a hesitation, we are out. We were not convinced.
It’s just and this is not Eno Vino alone, several venues in Madison, it just feels very like a student job – I’m not against that but if we are aiming for fine dining it should be better service.
Plus little things in the menu, well the previous chicken dish - no longer on the menu- for one, the chicken and dumplings, now I’ve had it and enjoyed it, but they described it as “slow roasted” right who are you kidding – it was pan seared and last time I had it, it verged on pink.
I will say the pork tacos we had this time were excellent and the green beans never disappoint, desserts need some work.
Nice variety of small plates as well as ...
Nice variety of small plates as well as flatbread pizzas. Some of the "small plates" actually had quite a generous portion adm were well priced. The sea bass & scallops was over $25. The price of a full entree at most restaurants. While it was delicious, for 2 scallops and about 5 ounces of sea bass, it was quite pricey!
I've been here several times for dinner ...
I've been here several times for dinner and have never been disappointed with the food or service. This most recent visit was with a date, and we tried the Wine and Tapas tasting for the first time. We found the menu and value to both be great!
The foie gras was superb! As good as, if ...
The foie gras was superb! As good as, if not better than(!!), any I have ever eaten -- including numerous venues in France. It was cooked perfectly, and nearly melted in my mouth! Brandied peach and apple slices were a wonderful accompaniment. The small plate of sea scallops and sea bass was also incredible! Seared scallops were succulent, buttery, and done to perfection. Same with the sea bass. This was our first visit, so the large menu took a while to get through. Our server was friendly and patient with us, and answered all of our questions without rushing us to order. Pace of the meal service was also good. What a find!
Great wine list. Superb bruschetta, tun ...
Great wine list. Superb bruschetta, tuna tacos, and Thai green beans. Seasonal menu surprisingly had a lot of meat since it is summer. This visit this menus was short on vegetarian items. The salads were uninspired but overall, this is a consistent, high performing Madison restaurant that never disappoints!
I had mistakenly set the reservation for ...
I had mistakenly set the reservation for a day early but the hostess handled the issue quickly and courteously. My colleague and I were seated right away. The small plate and wine happy hour choices are delicious and a good value. I'll be back again soon!
Food and service were excellent. We ate ...
Food and service were excellent. We ate outside which was very pleasant even though it is in a commercial maul. Sound level outside was fine. We have found inside dining noisy. Had problems with Open Table making a reservation. It said it couldn't complete the reservation and then didn't work at all after that. But we called and got a table at the time we wanted.
Eno Vino has been my favorite Madison re ...
Eno Vino has been my favorite Madison restaurant ever since it opened. I brought two guests there for dinner the other night after raving about how excellent the food and wine are. Much to my surprise, it turned out to be a disappointment for all of us. The crab cakes ordered by two of us to share were too bready and soggy. (we complained and it was deducted from our bill) I had a flat steak, ordered medium-rare. It was terrible; tough, had fat and gristle, and no flavor. My $9.00 merlot was also disappointing. The waitress seemed to keep disappearing and was difficult to locate when we needed service several times. The food at the restaurant has been gradually going downhill in my opinion, which is extremely disappointing. If I do recommend the restaurant to friends from now on, I shall warn that there are nights when it is good, but also nights when it is not up to par.
To my pleasure, Eno Vino honored my seat ...
To my pleasure, Eno Vino honored my seating request. Some restaurants have not, even when it clearly possible for them to have done so--especially when a reservation was done in advance. Once such restaurant did that not once, but twice and were snarky when I pointed it out. Nor did they respond to my remarks when posted on their social media site. I will never be back there. Eno Vino delivered gloriously in seating, food quality and presentation and wines. It was quiet enough for us to have a conversation in soft voices and neither be heard nor hear the nearest other table. However, it should be noted that it was slow the night we were there and very few indoor tables were in use so I cannot assess if that would have held true on a busier evening.
Eno Vino is a tapas place. Ther were 4 ...
Eno Vino is a tapas place. Ther were 4 of us and many of the choices had 4 or more pieces-- goo for sharing. We enjoyed the seared tuna, chicken skewers, green beans, and shrimp tempura. There is an extensive bar. The rose' was nice and they were donating $1 for each glass to komen cancer research-- so we had several😋
We always talk about going there but we ...
We always talk about going there but we never do, even though when we have been there (years ago) we had a very good experience. My wife and I had not been there in probably three years and now I wish we had made more a point of going, because it was nearly perfect. The food was spectacular, the wine was great and not too pricey. It was just a wonderfully casual yet rich experience. It will not be another 3 years before we return.
Happy Hour Experience
My brother, boyfriend, and I had reservations for 5:00. We were exited to enjoy the happy hour specials. The hostess sat us in the dining area right away and failed to mention that you had to sit at the bar or in the lounge to get the happy hour specials. I remembered reading about the stipulation in a different review so we asked our server if we could move. She said we could but we had to take our water glasses with us. Not a big deal. Once we sat down in the lounge, it took at least 20 minutes to be acknowledged. Not cool. That was annoying, but the waitress we had ended up being fine. We had a few round of drinks and shared the Thai chicken skewers. I recommend the Key Lime Martini--it's delicious. The skewers were also very good but the wontons that came with it were spectacular. My boyfriend had an old fashioned drink, which he liked. I also tried a cocktail, I think it was the Red Stiletto. It was watered down, wouldn't get it again.
Food, wine and service were excellent. T ...
Food, wine and service were excellent. The waitress was friendly and helpful and the wine list was good. However the background noise made it hard to hear conversation. Perhaps my hearing loss contributed to this. Overall it was good experience.
Recently changed menu; lots of choices
Enjoyed the opportunity to sample a variety of items. The selections were all prepared in portions that worked well for sharing among our table of four. Overall satisfied with the offerings; a bit disappointed by the crab cakes.
Eno Vino is a wonderful spot for anything from an intimate date night, to a gathering with friends. It's a romantic and comfortable atmosphere, and you feel very relaxed. The service is great, and the staff is very friendly. The selections of drinks and food is impressive, and the presentation is even better. Everything was delicious and prepared just as we'd asked. It is a tiny bit pricey, but rightfully so, as everything is quality. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
Great food/wine pairing dinner
We enjoyed a delicious Wine and Tapas Wednesday evening -- unusual wines from Italy and delicious creative small plate pairings which enhanced the wines and were excellent. Outstanding friendly service as always. It is always a pleasure to spend an evening here.
Very enjoyable wine & food pairings on Wednesdays.
The Wine and Tapas offerings on Wednesdays are a lot of fun -- excellent wines paired with delicious chef creations, often previewing future menu additions. New wines to try, new small plates, always delicious.
Excellent for a date
The service was exceptional, and the food was very good. We had the cheese board and chicken skewers, which were great, and for desert, bread pudding, also great, and creme brulee, which was good. The ginger mojitos are highly recommended.
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