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2499 N Bartlett Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4302
+1 414-964-8377
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“rocket salad” (4 reviews)
“tostada” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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2499 N Bartlett Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4302
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Three of us decided to visit on a Friday night to have their fish fry. We had reservations and were warmly greeted and seated fairly quickly. They have a reasonably priced wine list so we ordered a bottle of an Italian white which was crisp...More

Thank zimmys57
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This was a wonderful place to have a quiet and romantic dinner. Other diners were in groups no larger than 5 and the place still maintained its quaint atmosphere. We came on a Sunday evening where the diners covered about 40% of the restaurant space....More

Thank Mera Y
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Three of us had a nice relaxing dinner on a Saturday night. Good selection of wine and cocktails. Tostada appetizer was good but only 2 small ones which was had to split with 3 people. We all cleaned our plates. 1. Filet with potatoes (mashed)...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A quiet small restaurant in a lovely urban setting. Go when the weather permits outdoor seating in garden patio. Very diverse creative balanced menu with tasty vegetarian options. All expertly prepared. I have dined at restaurants in NYC, SF and Chicago withe great "reps" which...More

Thank TravelingGrandma51
Reviewed 6 August 2017

What more could you ask for other than reasonable prices and good service - well they have that covered too! The fresh ingredients along with a beautiful presentation make this an evening to remember! I had a refreshing Mojito while hubby enjoyed his craft beers....More

Thank panielsen
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were in Milwaukee for one evening and Tess turned up when I googled gluten free Milwaukee. Lovely food, locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared. The pace is leisurely, the service responsive and I was very impressed by the gluten free menu choices and warm, gluten...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Found Tess on Groupon and glad we did...it was a bit off the beaten path and we wouldn't have come across it otherwise. The food was all delicious and with gorgeous presentation! The outdoor patio was nice, and the staff was quick to reseat us...More

1  Thank jollyrancher80
Reviewed 14 June 2017

My wife and I went with 3 other couples. The restaurant is located in neighborhood setting with a very nice outdoor patio. Service was very good. We had to try the Bison Tostadas after reading some positive reviews - I would order this appetizer every...More

1  Thank JPDtrip1959
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Tess is a neighborhood gem. It is our "go to" restaurant. Food is always exceptional, the service outstanding...and if you are lucky enough to be there on an evening when you can eat outside, Tess's patio is the best in Milwaukee.

1  Thank LakeGirl532
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We enjoyed a mid-week dinner here. Entree prices to us seemed high, but we appreciated the excellent service and the care that the chef put into the menu choices.

1  Thank nightowl60
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2499 N Bartlett Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4302
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-964-8377
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