Exquisite Food & Fine Wines
Crescendo will host a private event on Thursday, December 5th.
Regular hours and availability
resume on December 6th.
Our favorite place to eat! - Amy Wasson
Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food.
- John Jurik
When you dine with us, you’ll see the difference that fine dining offers. We have the most exquisite food, and fine wines, all offered within our elegant atmosphere. While spending time in our restaurant, you’ll be met with the perfect venue to take your loved one out on that special night, or even host a group, party, or
small get together.
Our restaurant is located in Historic Downtown Albert Lea, a great travel area.
When dining with us, you’ll see people from all over Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota, but you’ll always get the custom approach and single service that you deserve and expect.
Robert Tewes, our owner and chef, will delight you with beautiful piano music during your visit. He is a talented chef and musician, pleasing your ears and palate.
• Crab Cakes with Roasted Garlic and Lemon Aioli
Two handmade cakes of delicate blue crab meat, red bell peppers and
red onions are sautéed in butter and topped with a homemade roasted garlic
and fresh lemon aioli. $10
• Sweet Potato Ravioli
Five handmade ravioli are filled with a homemade puree of sweet potatoes
and are then briefly sautéed in brown butter and accompanied with
toasted pine nuts and fresh sage. $10 (appetizer portion)
$15 (entrée portion)
• Lobster Bisque
Atlantic Lobster is blended with a rich fish stock, then combined with cream
to make a luxurious and thick bisque.
Garnished with olive oil and roasted red bell peppers. $9
• Holiday Salad
Mixed greens are tossed with a ruby port vinaigrette and topped with
dried cranberries, pecans and crumbled blue cheese. (Gluten free) $8
Jumbo prawns are broiled within a gratin of butter, garlic, lemon zest and
Italian parsley and are accompanied with parmesan mashed potatoes. $22
• Broiled Halibut with Cranberry and Pineapple Relish
Wild Atlantic Halibut is seared and oven-finished, then topped with a
colorful and flavorful relish of fresh cranberries and fresh pineapple.
Accompanied with our Parmesan Mashed Potatoes. (Gluten free) $25
• Seared Scallops with Pumpkin Crème
Sweet Atlantic Scallops are pan seared and served with a homemade sage,
pumpkin cream and white wine sauce, garnished with baked prosciutto strips,
and accompanied with parmesan mashed potatoes. (Gluten free) $24
•Lobster Ravioli with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Tender squid-ink and egg stripped pasta is stuffed with generous amounts
of succulent Atlantic lobster meat and served with a homemade
sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Sauce. $21
• Hoisin-glazed Grilled Pork Loin Chop with Braised Red Cabbage
A ten ounce bone-in, frenched loin chop is marinated in a hoisin sauce marinade,
and then grilled to medium. Topped with a homemade creamy sweet wasabi mustard sauce, it is accompanied with parmesan mashed potatoes and braised red cabbage. (Gluten free) $24
• Crescendo Filet Mignon with Brandy and Shallot Reduction
Our signature Prime, aged, six ounce Beef Tenderloin Filet, seared in butter and oven finished to order (we recommend Medium rare). Adorned with our sweet yet complex, made on the spot, flamed brandy and shallot Dijon reduction sauce. Accompanied with sautéed haricot verts and our parmesan mashed potatoes. (Gluten free) $32
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness,
especially if you have a certain medical condition.
Homemade Desserts from our Tray
• Vanilla and Grand Marnier Creme Brulee
• "Molten" Belgian Chocolate Torte
• Lemon and Cream Layer Cake
• Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake