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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.

Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm
Friday 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 10am – 9pm
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday
Stop in soon!


Roasted Root Vegetables
c $3, b $5

Served with baguette.

Sea Scallops

3 U10 sea scallops, mint oil, house crème fraiche, cucumber melon salsa, baguette.

Gorgonzola Chips

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

Cheese Board

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!


Spanish meatballs of veal, pork & beef, romesco sauce, manchego, baguette.

Vegetarian Trio

Sweet Pea hummus, ratatouille & m’hamra, house-pickled grapes & carrot, assorted breads & crackers.


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

Roasted Root Vegetables

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


Anchovy fillet, grated manchego, house Caesar, cornbread croutons.


Mixed greens, pickled grapes, red onion, gorgonzola, toasted walnuts, grape & balsamic vinaigrette.



P.E.I Mussels in tomato-saffron broth, baguette.

Vegetable Quinoa Risotto

Asparagus, mushroom, red onion, baguette, parmesan.

Chef’s Catch

Ask your server about today’s seafood special!

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

Yellow squash, sun dried tomatoes, yellow onion, spinach, sun dried tomato pesto cream sauce, rotini. Add Chicken Breast $4. Substitute gluten free pasta $1.50

Pork Tenderloin

8 oz. pork tenderloin, sorrel pesto, citrus mash, seared green beans.

Grilled Salman

Almond crusted 7 oz Salmon filet, ginger-orange glaze, seared green beans, basmati rice.


8 oz. beef sirloin topped with lemon-thyme compound butter, citrus mash, asparagus.


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