Plan ahead for graduation weekend in Madison

Downtown dining reservations are already filling up fast for UW-Madison’s graduation weekend in May.

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UW-Madison’s Spring 2024 Commencement ceremonies will take place Friday, May. 10-Saturday, May 11. While two months may seem like a lifetime away, we suggest marking your calendars now.

Many downtown restaurants are already filling up with graduation weekend reservations:

Bar Corallini, 2004 Atwood Ave.
Party size: Up to 8
For $100 per person (and a $100 deposit per person applied toward the final bill), Bar Corallini will be serving a special four-course prix fixe menu. The regular menu will not be available during graduation weekend dinner service.

Canteen, 111 S. Hamilton St.
Party size: Up to 8
A $20 deposit per person will be charged for graduation weekend reservations and patio seating will be first come first serve.

Lucille, 101 King St.
Party size: Up to 14
$10 reservation tickets are required for dinner service. Grads will receive a complimentary glass of champagne.

Palette Grill, 901 E. Washington Ave.
Party size: Inquire via online form
Reservations for Thursday, May 9-Sunday, May 12 must be made via the online graduation weekend form, rather than over the phone.

Tempest Oyster Bar, 120 E. Wilson St.
Party size: Up to 12
Dining time will be limited depending on your party size. Full-room buyouts and/or multiple reservations per family will not be permitted. Reservations require a $30 deposit per person.