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 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 zest 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)


Holiday Salad

Mixed greens are tossed with a ruby port vinaigrette

and topped with dried cranberries, pecans and

crumbled blue cheese.  (Gluten free)  $8


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      



Shrimp DeJohnge

Jumbo prawns are broiled within a gratin of butter, garlic,

lemon zest and Italian parsley, and are accompanied with

our 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)   $24  


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)  $22


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 our parmesan mashed potatoes and

braised red cabbage.   (Gluten free)   $25


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)    $30                                                  




Homemade Desserts from our Tray

• Vanilla and Grand Marnier Creme Brulee

• "Molten" Belgian Chocolate Torte

 Red Velvet Cake

• White Chocolate and Raspberry-swirl 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