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Harvey House’s top 50 New York Times nomination

Harvey House's main floor bar

Pull up a seat at one of the nations most celebrated hospitality destinations.

Photo by 608today team

Cheers to you, Harvey House. One of the 608’s newest + most popular eateries was named on the New York Times’ list of best restaurants in the nation.

Among only 50 establishments selected from across the country, the eatery draws on the food, hospitality culture + history of supper clubs in Wisconsin.

Earlier this year, City Editor Ryan had a chance to sit down with Shaina Robbins Papach — creative director and co-owner of The Harvey House — an esteemed chef, culinary entrepreneur + hospitality guru. Here’s a peek at our conversation.

Q: What was the driver for the restaurant’s location?
A: We looked at newer places, but ended up falling in love with the old train station — it’s old and beautiful, but has wonderful bones for us to work with. I grew up in Madison going to Cafe Palms, I’ve always loved this location. This is part of the city I really love.

Read the full conversation.

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