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Chefs visit the Dane County farmers' market to pick up ingredients for entrees such as pan-seared beef tenderloin

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Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients highlight the flavors of the Midwest as they make up a menu of gourmet entrees such as pan-seared beef tenderloin ($27), gorgonzola-walnut chicken ($19), and red-sorghum paella ($17).


Described by OnMilwaukee.com as "a warm and relaxing getaway that's close to all the East Side action," Tess occupies a renovated Victorian on the Milwaukee River's east bank. Chef Martin Magana and his team man the kitchen, marrying locally sourced ingredients with time-tested counterparts: sage with sausage, strawberries with arugula, and potatoes with beef. Although the chefs adjust the menu seasonally, they maintain a consistently robust wine list and artisan beer collection. Tess's modestly sized dining room opens up to a garden patio, which then opens up to Narnia, but only if you have the proper armoire.

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1702 Ratings

Food was fantastic, well above expected and equally as good as many higher end restaurants in town. Service was mediocre. Ambiance good.
Janel S. · 3 days ago
The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. I had rack of lamb, and my wife had salmon. We have always had great dinners there.
Edwin B. · 5 days ago
We loved the atmosphere, food and service! A great date night. Upscale food in a cozy intimate setting. Will definitely go back again!
Teresa H. · 7 days ago
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    2499 N Bartlett Ave.

    Milwaukee, WI 53211


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