Exquisite Food & Fine Wines

Crescendo Fine Dining

Crescendo Exquisite Food & Fine Wines

Robert Tewes, owner/chef, 118 S. Broadway Ave.

Albert Lea, MN 56007

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm

Reservations are Recommended


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.

Fine dining

Service you deserve



Crab Cakes with Mango  & Ginger Coulis

Two handmade cakes of delicate blue crab meat, red bell

peppers and red onions, sautéed in butter and topped with a

homemade and refreshing drizzle  of fresh mango,

ginger and lime juice.   $10


Sauteed Asparagus with sundried Tomatoes, Capers and Balsamico

Tender spears of fresh asparagus are blanched until just crisp-tender, drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette, then sprinkled with sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, capers,

lemon zest and a dusting of feta cheese.  $9


Sweet Corn Fritters

Two cakes of sweet corn, red bell peppers and scallions are pan fried and accompanied with Crème Fraiche and Sriracha hot chili sauce.    $8


Hearts of Palm Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Our take on a popular Brazilian salad, we use locally sourced hydroponic Bibb lettuce, tossed with fresh avocado, hearts of palm, ripe tomatoes, onions, scallions and a homemade fresh lime vinaigrette.   $10



Chicken Veronique

A generous breast of  Chicken is wrapped with a slice of flavorful Prosciutto,

oven-roasted, then topped with a creamy white wine sauce with red grapes

and the exotic flavor of fresh garden tarragon.  Accompanied with our

parmesan mashed potatoes.     $18


Sauté of Canadian Lobster & Sweet Corn

  with Ginger Vinaigrette

A fabulous blending of summertime  flavors and textures

featuring  locally grown sweet corn, Canadian Atlantic Lobster, and parmesan mashed potatoes, finished with a drizzle of vanilla bean-infused oil and a homemade ginger vinaigrette.   (Gluten-free)     $24    



Smoked Salmon Pappardelle with Creamy Wine Sauce and  fresh Dill

Apple wood smoked Atlantic Salmon blended in a creamy wine sauce, adorned

with fresh dill and grated Parmesan cheese, served over ribbons of al dente fresh Pappardelle pasta.   $19            


Grilled Garlic-studded Portabella Mushroom on Basil Pesto Rice

This vegetarian entrée starts with a gorgeous portabella mushroom cap, studded with garlic and fresh herbs, grilled to release and blend its flavors.  It is presented atop a bed of basil pesto rice pilaf, and enhanced with toasted pine nuts, grape tomatoes, grilled asparagus and parmesan cheese.      $18


Grilled Pork Churrasco with Rojo Chimichurri

Marinated Pork Tenderloin is grilled to medium and served with a delicious homemade Citrus/Tomato Salad and Black Beans and Rice, and topped with a delightful Rojo (Red Tomato) Chimichurri sauce.  $22  


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 asparagus and our parmesan mashed potatoes.  $30        


Homemade Desserts from our Tray

• Vanilla Bean and Grand Marnier Creme Brulee

• "Molten" Belgian Chocolate Torte

• Lemon curd and Buttercream Layer Cake

• White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake


Wine glasses icon_1 Beautiful Piano piece Serving Hand Chevre and Greens Eggplant Fritters Duck Breast with Currant Cheesecake with Raspberry Herb Marinated Rack of Lamb with Sauce Syrah and Fingerling Grilled Trout with Basil infused Olive Oil