Exquisite Food & Fine Wines

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 Required at this time.


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


Sautéed 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.  $10  (Gluten Free)


Caprese Salad

Fresh Tomato slices  interlaced with Fresh Whole-Milk Mozzarella Cheese,

topped with shredded fresh Basil and drizzled with Balsamic glaze.  $12  (Gluten Free)



Macadamia nut-crusted Mahi Mahi with Fresh Pineapple Salsa

A boneless fillet of wild Mahi Mahi is dredged in ground macadamia nuts, then

pan seared and oven finished, topped with a homemade salsa of fresh

pineapple and red bell peppers, and accompanied with our

parmesan mashed potatoes. $23      (Gluten Free)      


Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Mushroom and Wine Cream Sauce

Flavorful, wild Porcini &Portabella mushrooms, sautéed in

Marsala wine fill these ravioli which are tossed in a homemade, decadent  red wine, shallot  and mushroom cream sauce. Topped with grated Parmesan cheese and Italian Parsley.  A vegetarian delicacy!  $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    


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.  $34       (Gluten free)                      


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

 White Chocolate and Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake



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