Welcome to Nook, our little corner of the restaurant world. Nook is a family owned and operated restaurant. It is an expression of who we are: adventurous, whimsical, and a little eccentric. The food is built on quality ingredients that are treated respectfully and served artistically. Nook is a communal 12 seat dining room that is comfortable and professional with no barriers - literally. There are no walls between the chef and the guest. The dining room is very much a part of the kitchen, giving diners an experience to embrace and remember.
A communal dining experience in our 12 seat dining room that features a tasting menu between 12-14 courses. Doors open at 6:15 for arrivals, shared snacks, and drink orders. Plated meal will start at 6:30, no later than 6:45 (depending upon arrival times of guests). There is an optional beverage pairing for $50/person or you can enjoy a selection from our a la carte beverage menu that includes wine, beer, and n/a beverages.
Please note that if you would like to book a private party of 12, you must do so online when reservations release at 12:01AM on the 1st of each month for the following month yet to go live to the public. Please advise that when booking a private party of 12, the party will be billed for all twelve meals no matter the attendance of all guests on the date of the reservation. The deposit is non-refundable if cancelled and the party cannot be rescheduled once booked.
Noah (Custer, WI) and Julie (Cleveland, OH) met in Chicago working at Everest and moved to Madison in 2005 to begin our dream of opening our own restaurant. Years later, married in 2007, celebrating the birth of our son, Bruce, in 2014, we are finally celebrating the opening of our family restaurant, Nook. Aside from cooking, we love to fish, hike, forage, garden, and celebrate everything Wisconsin has to offer! We hope to share a little bit of who we are with you when you come to dine with us. See you soon!
PARKING & LOCATION - Nook is sandwiched between Nineteen66 Boutique and The Atwood Barbershop, 2 blocks east of the Barrymore Theater. There is a small 14 car public parking lot across the street, otherwise there is side street parking in the neighborhood. Please plan ahead.
HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY - While we strive to make our restaurant available to all that are physically challenged, Nook is in a 100+ year old building that forces certain restrictions on accessibility. Please be advised that our guest unisex bathroom is located in the basement of the restaurant with a flight of stairs to access it. There is also a small step into the restaurant that might restrict certain wheelchairs. Our staff will gladly help with accessibility any way we possibly can.
SPECIAL DIETS - Please note to provide you with the best dining experience possible, we require guests to indicate any allergies or dietary restrictions when making your reservations. There is a questionnaire that should be answered after booking that will be emailed to you along with confirmation of the reservation. Please note that if we do not hear of your dietary restrictions or allergies within 48 hours of the reservation, we may not be able to accommodate them. Nook does not accommodate dairy free, sugar free or low sugar, or sodium free or low sodium diets.