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.

wine shelf full of wine

CRESCENDO was recently

featured on KSTP (Minneapolis)

"On the Road with Jason Davis" TV program!!


"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



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