About Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro
Madison, WI 53717
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 went here for our 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4 ...
We went here for our 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th anniversary and we loved it so much. We hadn't been since kids life the whole drill. So it's our 7th anniversary now and we made reservations had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. The martini list was less than it used to be and the food was not near as good as we remembered it. The truffle fries however were spectacular. Our waiter seemed like he was wanting to get rid of us and lacked any personality at all. Over all I think it's safe to say we'll go somewhere closer to home next year considering we drove over an hour to get there.
New menu choices have improved since las ...
New menu choices have improved since last fall. Skip the beets with apple cider glaze- WAY too sweet, ...or order without glaze.
Seared tuna-excellent, Wild Salmon-excellent, Seabass and scallops-excellent, Braised Brisket- do not miss this one!
Typically decent service, however this night our server was inattentive.
Excellent food and service. Food is uniq ...
Excellent food and service. Food is uniquely prepared with combinations of flavors meant to compliment each other making for a mouthful of yumminess! and it's timed to perfection. Small plates for the whole table tasting or your own meal. Great wine selections available by the glass. Loved the espresso martini for dessert.
Perennial favorite for a special occasio ...
Perennial favorite for a special occasion. Numerous small plates to share, though we rarely share, preferring our own choices. Good wine list, which changes periodically. Food is well-prepared, and wait staff is skilled. Appropriate timing of courses. Can be noisy if crowded.
Overall, one of our favorite places. How ...
Overall, one of our favorite places. However, as was the case on our last evening there, service was a tad slow, especially the bar service to the table. Our first entree was almost cold. The rest our our experience was very enjoyable.
We always love Eno Vino. The tapas styl ...
We always love Eno Vino. The tapas style is very fun and the food is terrific! The server did not seem to know her menu very well, but luckily we knew it well! Sunday night was especially fun because it is Happy Hour all night. Too bad our server did not advertise this to us. She lost out as we all would have ordered a night cap.
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!
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