Romance in February (Ahem, Valentine's Day is in 1 week!) is always nice, but maybe just getting out and doing something with your significant other, bestie, or partner in crime is all you really need in order to celebrate!
In that case, why not try something new Madison has to offer!
Check out this list of newer restaurants in the Madison area that you might not have gotten the chance to visit yet!
1 Miko Poké
Miko Poké is located on Monroe St. where Bluephies used to be. They serve overstuffed poke bowls, a newer big-city trend, and Hawaiian shave ice. Miko Poké is the only poke spot in town, but coming soon is Poke Poke on Williamson Street bringing more options for this new coastal trend.
2 Eno Vino
Eno Vino is located in the top two floors of the AC Hotel on N Webster St, east of the Capitol. The location and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for incredible views of the Capitl, both Mendota and Monona Lake, and Downtown. This is the second location, with the original located on the West Side. They identify first as a wine bar, but have incredible food choices, a place to definitely check out!
3 Casetta Kitchen and Counter
Casetta is an Italian-American deli, and serves amazing sandwiches! Open for breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday and open later for dinner on Fridays. Located on W Washington in the bottom of an office building home to Sonic Foundry, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Give it a try for a week day lunch, Saturday brunch, or dinner to bring home!
4 Morris Ramen
Opened just over a year ago, Morris Ramen is located in the old Red Sushi location on King St. They serve traditional Japanese Ramen, providing a cozy atmosphere with comfort food.
5 Belair Cantina
Belair Cantina now has a Madison location! There are 5 other Milwaukee Area locations, and they've now opened on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd on the Square. They have unique flavor combinations and an exciting atmosphere. Try their $2 Tuesday/Thursday specials, with several different taco options and drink specials!
6 Madison Tap
Madison Tap features only Wisconsin beer. Nearly 100 bottles and cans from breweries around the state and up to 14 taps dedicated to a single brewery every month. They have great food along with a great beer selection. They're located on East Washington in the Robinia Courtyard which provides great outdoor seating (we can dream of the summer days ahead!). Check this place out, you won't be dissapointed!
7 Mint Mark
Mint Mark is located on Winnebago St., it's a unique, thought-out space, offering a small plate menu with an extensive drink menu. Quite new to Madison's dining scene, it's a place that won't disappoint. With many different options, you'll want to try them all, which could add up quickly, but is promised to be worth it!
But if romance is your game this February, check out this list of 15 Romantic Restaurants in the Madison Area!