After ordering drinks, we were presented with our steak options.
For an appetizer, we shared Banger Island Mussels steamed In Spicy Tomato Garlic Broth. These were larger than the Prince Edward Island Mussels more commonly seen and cooked perfectly. The sauce had a nice zing to it - and as you can see, we enjoyed them. It's hard to tell from the photo, but the bowl was enormous!
The owners have maintained the original features of the building like the ornate ceiling mural
and the original bank vault that gives the restaurant its name.
They've added outdoor seating on a wrap-around deck - note that you have to walk to the far end of the deck (on Park Street, away from Main) to enter the space. This place is a nice addition to Madison and one we'll be back to visit again.
Vault Steak House & Wine Room
63 West Main Street