The Spot is a neighborhood bistro in Madison’s historic Tenney-Lapham
business district — sophisticated while still casual and comfortable.
We serve “from scratch” meals made of fresh ingredients, nightly entrée
specials and home-made desserts, complimented by an imaginative
cocktail list and a selection of fine wines and craft beers. We offer many
options for those with vegetarian and gluten-free preferences.
Weather permitting, please join us outside on the back patio or the sidewalk café in the front!
We’re close to the intersection of East Johnson and Paterson, just blocks
from Breese-Stevens stadium.

Hours.
Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm
Friday 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 5pm – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 8pm, lunch menu 12 – 4
Stop in soon!

The East Johnson Street Neighborhood is Back!

What’s going on with the neighborhood? Sandra Purnell of the Spot talks about unique and original businesses making a difference. Read the entire Cap Times story: Johnson is Jumping: The East Johnson Street Neighborhood is Back (again!).

The Best Spot Around!

Madison’s Livingston Inn raves about The Spot!
As our friends at the Livingston Inn say: Looking for a great meal and a place you can call home? Want the foodie experience in a casual setting?
Stop in and check out The Spot and experience what the neighborhood is talking about!

Crazy for Quinoa!

The Spot’s Quinoa Lentil Burger is featured in the Cap Times 10 ways to enjoy healthy, versatile quinoa in Madison. Topped with mushrooms and onions, a lemon-chardonnay alioli and arugala while served on a ciabatta from Alpha Baking Company.
YUM — even the die hard carnivore will love!!

The Spot Menu

Starters

Soup du Jour
c $3, b $5

Served with baguette.


Sea Scallops
$13

3 U12 sea scallops, mint oil, house crème fraiche, cucumber melon salsa, baguette.


Gorgonzola Chips
$6

House potato chips, melted gorgonzola, basil crema, fresh basil. Add bacon $1.50


Cheese Board
$13

3 assorted Wisconsin cheeses, candied nuts, Vandehoney Wisconsin honeycomb, house pickled grapes & carrots. Add prosciutto $3.
Love our small batch Vandehoney from Black Earth? Summer Prairie Wildflower Honey available $7/jar!


Shrimp Cakes
$9

Shrimp, panko, green onion, celery, red peper rémoulade.


Vegetarian Trio
$11

Sweet Pea hummus, spinach saag, muhammara, house-pickled vegetables, assorted breads & crackers.


Salads


Make any Salad an Entrée, add Chicken for $4, add Salmon for $7

Roasted Root Vegetables
$6

Roasted beet, turnip, carrot, arugula, tarragon & leek vinaigrette.


Caesar
$6

Anchovy fillet, grated manchego, house Caesar, croutons.


Orange
$6

Greens, orange supreme and Vandehoney champagne vinaigrette, candied walnuts.


Entrees


Mussels
$14

à la Marinière – butter, shallot, celery, leek, garlic, white wine, baguette


Mushroom Quinoa Risotto
$12

Portobello mushroom sauce, spinach, baguette, parmesan



Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
$12

Yellow squash, sun dried tomatoes, yellow onion, spinach, sun dried tomato pesto cream sauce, rotini. Substitute gluten free pasta $1.50


Pork Tenderloin
$17

8 oz. Pork Tenderloin, pesto cream, choice of two sides.


Grilled Salmon
$17

7 oz. Salmon filet, maple mustard glaze, choice of two sides.


Sirloin
$16

8 oz. beef sirloin topped with lemon-thyme compound butter, choice of two sides.


Cioppino
$16

Medley of seafood with fresh tomatoes in a wine-clam stock, with baguette and aioli.



Sandwiches


SPOT Sandwiches come on ciabatta with your choice of side. Upgrade side to Soup du Jour $2. Substitute House Made Veggie Patty on any sandwich no charge. Substitute gluten-free bread $1.50.

Quinoa-Lentil Burger
$10

Sautéed mushroom & onion arugula, aioli.


Saltimbocca-wich
$10.50

Chicken, sage, prosciutto, arugula, mozzarella, aioli.


Spot Burger
$11.50

Niman Ranch Certified Angus Beef, chevre, prosciutto, red pepper catsup & fried leeks.


Bacon Gorgonzola Burger
$10

Niman Ranch Certified Angus Beef, Gorgonzola, bacon, lettuce, tomato.






Sides


Mashed ~ Black Beans & Rice ~ Seared Greens ~ Vegetable ~ Mixed Greens with Vinaigrette ~ Brown Rice Chickpea Salad

Desserts


SPOT Desserts are made in house, WITH LOVE.

Flourless Chocolate Cake $7.50

Candied Walnuts, caramel sauce, Chantilly cream. Gluten free.


Brioche Bread Pudding $7.50

Cranberries and figs, Chantilly cream.


Panna Cotta $6

Coconut milk, Pumpkin, pumpkin seed brittle. Vegan, gluten-free.


Salted Caramel Sundae $7.50

House made salted caramel ice cream, chocolate & caramel sauce, pecans, sea salt, and Chantilly cream. Gluten free.

Sorbet $7.50

House made, flavors change frequently, ask your server for today’s flavor. Vegan, gluten-free.





 

Weekly Specials


W(h)iney Monday

Bottles of wine – 1/2 off!


Happy Hour Monday – Thursday 5-7

Beer and wine- ½ off!


Friday Night Fish $14

Pan-seared walleye with potato wedges, red cabbage slaw, home-made tartar sauce.
New England Clam Chowder $3 cup.


Sunday Lunch – Snacks & Drinks


Sundays, 12 -4.

Gorgonzola Chips $6

House potato chips, melted gorgonzola, basil crema, fresh basil. Add bacon $1.50.


Tortilla $4

Tortilla chips, house fresh salsa.


Pickles $4

House pickled vegetables.


Bloody Mary $8

House recipe, house pickled vegetables, Absolut vodka. Virgin, $4.


Mimosa $8

Cava, orange juice.






Sunday Lunch – Starters


Sundays, 12 -4. Make any Salad an Entrée, add Chicken for $4.

Soup du Jour

With baguette. cup $3; bowl $5


Shrimp Cakes $9

Shrimp, panko, green onion, celery, red pepper rémoulade


Roasted Root Vegetables $6

Roasted beet, turnip, carrot, arugula, tarragon and leek vinaigrette.


Chili du Jour C$4, B$6

With cornbread.


Caesar $6

Anchovy fillet, grated manchego, house Caesar, croutons.



Orange $6

Greens, orange supreme and Vandehoney champagne vinaigrette, candied walnuts




Sunday Lunch – Main


Sundays, 12 -4. SPOT Sandwiches come on ciabatta with your choice of side. Upgrade side to Soup du Jour $2. Substitute House Made Veggie Patty on any sandwich no charge. Substitute gluten-free bread $1.50.

Quiche of the day $8

Ask your server, served with mixed greens and vinaigrette.


Breakfast Tacos $9

Two white corn tortillas filled with scrambled eggs, bacon or chorizo, queso fresco, house fresh salsa.


Sun Dried Tomato Pasta $12

Yellow squash, sun dried tomatoes, yellow onion, spinach, sun dried tomato pesto cream sauce, rotini. Substitute Gluten Free Pasta $1.5.


Mushroom Quinoa Risotto $12

Portobello mushroom sauce, spinach, baguette, parmesan.


Quinoa-Lentil Burger $10

Sautéed mushroom & onion arugula, aioli.



Saltimbocca-wich $10.5

Chicken, sage, prosciutto, arugula, mozzarella, aioli.

Spot Burger$11.5

Niman Ranch Certified Angus Beef, chevre, prosciutto, red pepper catsup & fried leeks.


Bacon Gorgonzola Burger $10

Niman Ranch Certified Angus Beef, Gorgonzola, bacon, lettuce, tomato