Exquisite Food & Fine Wines
Per Governor Walz's Executive Order, CRESCENDO will be closed until at least March 27th. Check back often to see when this Order is allowed to expire, and above all, remain safe and well in these historic times.
"Featured on the cover and with an article
in the regional publication, "Southern Minnesota Magazine."
"A crescendo is a musical passage that rises to a peak.
There were several peak experiences during our dinner at
Crescendo...[Their] wine list is impressive: extensive, reasonably
priced and intelligently annotated. Crescendo in Albert Lea is
well worth the drive."
- Extracted from a review by Minneapolis Star Tribune
Food editor, Jeremy Iggers
"Recently featured again in the November 2009 of Where to Eat Now in the state of Minnesota. "Crescendo takes advantage of local produce, and the oft changing menus tend to 'chase the seasons.' There is no doubt the dining experience at Crescendo builds to a peak late in the evening when Tewes has finished cooking and plays the grand piano."
- Minnesota Monthly Magazine
"Featured on a recent episode of "Cities on the Move"
- TV segments of KSMQ- TV.
Currently featured as the recommended dining spot in Albert Lea in the Moon Travel Handbook of Minnesota as "one of the biggest surprises in all of Minnesota is Crescendo...a trendy gourmet bistro with a Mediterranean menu and a decor right out of Greenwich Village." Extracted from Moon Handbooks, Minnesota: The Cure for the Common Trip (www.moon.com)
"America's finest travel guidebook series...extensively researched, engagingly written, intelligently indexed, and packed with helpful maps and sidebars." --Money Magazine
Albert Lea Tribune Readers Choice Favorite Restaurant