Chefs procure ingredients from local farmers for entrees such as pan-seared beef tenderloin
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $28 for $50 worth of New American food for two or more, valid Tuesday–Thursday or Sunday
- $30 for $50 worth of New American food for two or more, valid Friday–Saturday
See the menu.
The Fine Print
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.