Turning a Corner

King & Mane is Madison's first gastro-cantina

Editor's Note: King & Mane is now closed.

The intersection of King and Main streets has seen a parade of restaurants come and go. The latest—the brainchild of Lombardino’s Patrick O’Halloran and Michael Banas—is Madison’s first gastro-cantina. The concept evolved from the ridiculously popular British gastropub that wed bare-board bonhomie with serious cooking. King & Mane’s menu—at lunch, dinner or brunch on Saturday—is comfortable without being boring. Many dishes, like short rib nachos, hamburguesa con queso and daily specials—molé on Mondays and tapas on Thursdays—have a Mexican or Spanish spin. King & Mane has high hopes; most of all, to be your corner cantina.

PHOTO: The Torta Cubana boasts pork Milanese topped with a split Usinger’s wiener—then it’s smothered with a jack cheese omelet, refried beans, avocado, cabbage and radish, and pickled jalapeno and onion.

King & Mane
102 King St.
287-1455

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