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.
Chef's tasting menu that offers between 10-14 courses. Doors open at 6:15pm for arrivals, shared snacks, and drink orders. Plated meal starts no later than 6:45pm. Optional beverage pairing for $45 or you can enjoy a selection from our a la carte beverage menu that includes wine, beer, and n/a beverages. Please note any dietary restrictions or allergies when making your reservation. **PLEASE ADVISE** As of November 1st, 2021 Nook's tasting menu pricing will increase from $90 to $100.
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 that in order 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. **PLEASE ADVISE** As of November 1st, 2021, Nook will no longer be able to accommodate dairy free, sugar free or low sugar, or sodium free or low sodium diets.