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Tess

2499 N Bartlett Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4302
+1 414-964-8377
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tostadas” (7 reviews)
“rocket salad” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2499 N Bartlett Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4302
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Reviewed 16 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 24 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 10 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 15 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 19 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
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Tess is a small nicely decorated restaurant off the beaten track. The menu has a variety of offerings to suit anyone's taste. I order the roast duck. It was a generous and delicious serving. My wife ordered the monk fish special of the day. She...More

1  Thank UsaBrad
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The attention that they put into their menu and the beverage choices is unlike any neighborhood restaurant. Yet, it's part of a quiet neighborhood, where you can stop in after work or sit on their (season permitting) patio. If you like mushrooms, go for the...More

1  Thank TiVoFanWis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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