Rover's is one of the fine-dining-est places in town, and chef/owner Thierry Rautureau—a.k.a. "The Chef in the Hat" for his omnipresent headwear (what's under there?)—has been dispensing "the cuisine of the Pacific Northwest refined by a French accent" here since the beginning of time, a.k.a. 1987. (In 2010, the Chef/Hat opened his nearby "French-American" bistro, Luc
.) Per its website, Rover's appears to be named after an Irish fable about a dinner party thrown by a dog of the same name for his animal friends. The restaurant is located in a small house on a courtyard set back from the street in Madison Valley. The setting is sweet, though the decor and feel of the place are both notably staid; the food can be fantastic—very spendy, but fantastic. If your great-aunt wants a schmancy dinner, and she's paying, Rover's is a good choice.
This place is closed.
2808 E Madison,
French, Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus