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2499 N Bartlett Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4302
+1 414-964-8377
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“cioppino” (7 reviews)
“tostadas” (6 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2499 N Bartlett Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4302
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank JPDtrip1959
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank nightowl60
Reviewed 14 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

Thank UsaBrad
Reviewed 10 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

Thank TiVoFanWis
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Went for a family get together. Each of the 6 of us had something different. Beef and pork tenderloins were delicious as were their sauces and accompaniments. Ravioli pasta and cheese filling were great as was the lamb and duck. Only knock was the sauce...More

Thank Ogghall
Reviewed 10 January 2017

My husband and I stumbled across Tess a few years ago. It was an extremely memorable experience and one of the reasons we came back to Milwaukee last weekend for an overnight getaway from the kids. Whenever we find a restaurant we love, our second...More

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I have visited Tess 3 times in the past 18 months and always had a good experience. The food is creative and tasty, the staff friendly and helpful and the atmosphere enjoyable. It is especially delightful to visit when the outdoor space is available. The...More

Thank LisaChicago56
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Tess because of a Groupon. It is off the main area of restaurants and we probably never would have found it without the Groupon. We are so glad we did though. The hostess and waitress were both friendly & welcoming....More

Thank whitney_milwaukee
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We tried this restaurant because we had a Groupon. After being there, I have no idea why they are on Groupon. The entire experience was excellent. The waitstaff Bridget was both professional and knowledgeable, made an excellent wine recommendation. The bread they put out with...More

Thank Mary H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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