EsterEv

4.8
80 reviews
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Contemporary American
A restaurant within a restaurant; EsterEv (located inside DanDan) is an exclusive 10-course chef"s table experience. Seating is available at 6:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.
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TD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Awesome!!

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MK
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time at EsterEv, but our first time going with friends. We had a wonderful time -- the food and wine were fantastic and the atmosphere was very social and fun! We had a very memorable evening! Thanks, Dan, Dan, and Kate!

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MM
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique small bites that are delicious. Wine pairing is a must.

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MK
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a special out of town family guest and she said it was one of the top meals of her lifetime. So worth the splurge.

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ET
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at EsterEv did not disappoint. Every course was outstanding, unique and delicious. The wine pairings were spot on. My favorite dish was the halibut. The fish was perfectly cooked, and just melted in your mouth. EsterEv is my favorite restaurant in town for a special occasion.

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SP
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Dan and Dan along with the rest of the chefs and pairing staff were excellent.

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KM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dan and Dan and their crew are remarkable!!! I have a husband that is somewhat of a picky eater....he cleaned every plate! The food was outstanding. Wine parings were spot on! It was really a great experience! We would do it again in a minute! I was unsure about dining with random people but it was really fun! Everyone had their own take on the new flavors and foods!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn’t know what to expect. The food was amazing. I liked not knowing the courses until they came out. The wine pairing was perfect. I recommend getting it because it matched really well with the courses. I can’t pick a favorite course because each was so good. We will definitely go there again.

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B
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being a meat and potatoes guy, dining at EsterEv was a stretch meal for me. My wife (she is much more daring when it comes to food) and I enjoyed all 10 courses. My wife chose the wine parings while I chose a craft cocktail- all were very tasty. We came feeling a little unsure about the entire experience, but left feeling very fortunate to have had the experience. Food and service were both exceptional.

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Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great experience! You get to meet new friends while eating amazing food. Only time in my life would i say too many desserts since I was so full

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OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time doing a chefs tasting menu and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Everything was so well thought out and presented. The food was seasonal and everything was presented on plates and bowls made by Kate ( one of the chef’s wife). They used some luxurious ingredients and you could taste the passion and creativity in each dish. The communal seating added to the whole dining experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone that loves food.

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and interesting experience. Loved the descriptions and stories behind the food, enjoyed eating with strangers. Felt the pause between courses to be a bit long.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was uniformly great. We have two suggestions for improving the experience. First, we appreciated the menu being distributed at the end of the meal but it would have been much more useful if we had it in front of us during the meal. Dan’s explanations of each dish were okay but it was a bit too much to absorb during the quick description of each dish. Most of the other restaurants where we have had tasting menus do this. We know that having a menu is not the same ambiance as grandma’s table that EsterEv is trying to duplicate, but the total experience would be better with the menus in hand during the meal. Second, it’s a noisy room and we had difficulty understanding the sommelier explaining the wine pairings. May we suggest that she SLOW DOWN and speak up a bit?

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S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delightful experience. Only in milwaukee can you have a tasting menu experience with amazing food, Fun dialogue with the chefs and absolutely no pretense. I highly recommend you visit Dan And Dan to experience it yourself

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PV
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time. The first was just my wife and I and this time with a group of friends. Both experiences were fantastic in different ways. Going as a couple we got to enjoy the “community table” with people we didn’t know. It achieved its purpose of interesting conversation. This time, as a larger group the focus was on the food and relaxation which was great in its own way.

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RB
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience hearing the history and background of each dish from the Chef's themselves. The food was very thoughtful and super delicious.

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AS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing culinary experience! Loved the wine pairings. Definitely will go again.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Highly recommended.

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MM
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Well thought out selection of courses. Left happy, sated but not stuffed. For people who love to eat.

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j
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food. We’re were stuffed when we left

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in awhile! You won't be disappointed. Each dish was well thought out and executed. I enjoyed every last bite.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Such a great special celebration.

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EM
Milwaukee
39 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food wine pairing and service. What a special night you created for us and our KC guests. Thank you.

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OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, 30th birthday celebration that was outstanding!!!

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PV
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wasn’t sure we would like sitting with strangers, but we LOVED it. Everyone is there to experience the dinner and the goal is to enjoy the food and company. We sure did.
The food was so different and fun it was one of our best dining experiences in years.
10 out of 10.

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CR
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were absolutely blown away by our experience. The food was amazing and we left full and happy!

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S
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and superior service! EsterEv is a special, intimate dining experience located inside the Historic Third Ward hot spot, DanDan. The seating is family style at two tables of ten, so it's great for groups or an interesting way to meet new people. EsterEv offers a wonderful beverage pairing to complement the creative cuisine. The chefs describe each dish as it's served and the knowledgeable staff introduce the beverage pairings. The tasting menu was delicious and the entire experience lasted about 3 hours. I will definitely dine at EsterEv again, and highly recommend it to you!

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NR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is unbelievable, very glad I decided to go. Always good food from incredible chefs!!

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TM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Amazing service, wonderful concept. The one large "kitchen table" that ten of us were seated around was chosen by the creators of the space with great intentions. Dan told us about their choice in his warm welcome to the space. However, it made for an unfortunately uncomfortable experience, which is no fault of Dan, Dan, or any of the staff. Everyone at the table seemed uncomfortable for various reasons. The food was creative, elegant, and carefully prepared, but it was not quite delicious. The drink pairings were sublime.

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NS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, creative options. Legitimately one of the best meals I have ever had.

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LB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely perfect. Amazing food, excellent service, great wine pairings. A+++++

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AR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous culinary experience and overall experience. Our family group of five, celebrating three birthdays, had a great time!

The chefs came out with each course. Very personal.

The food was interesting, delicious, beautiful and well prepared.

Many of the courses were served on pottery hand made by one of the chef’s spouses who was also assisting with the tremendous service.

Although this is in a private room it is within a larger restaurant so there is a constant din and you really can’t converse beyond a few people. I was fine with this because I was focused on the dining experience. Some might not like the group setting and noise level.

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TW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Almost everything about our dining experience was great - the food, the wine, and the service. However the acoustics in the room is terrible. The people at the other communal table knew each other and were extremely loud. As a result, those of us at the other table could barely hear each other.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience!!! The food was to die for and the chef gave a personal touch to each dish as he explained why he made what he made. Local ingredients from local farmers markets. Cannot recommend enough!!!

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WC
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience with the tasting menu and wine pairings

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LP
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a dining experience that should not be missed. The chef is very creative and passionate about the selection of ingredients. At the same time he is amazingly humble. The food was wonderful, the wine pairings were innovative and the staff worked very hard to ensure a perfect experience. If this chef was in Chicago the price point for this dinner would be a multiple of the EsterEv pricing and reservations would be impossible to get. Make a reservation now!

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L
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We did the wine / beer pairings with dinner and it was so delicious with our food. I normally don't care for small plates but this was a fabulous experience and so taste worthy.

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G
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience. Every course was well-prepared, well-presented perfectly paced. Best dining experience we’ve had in years.

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CO
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Highly recommend! Food was incredible. Service was fantastic. Creative, unique, tasty. Most impressively, they served foods I don't like, but in this instance really enjoyed.

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GC
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put, exceptional! We loved every item on the prix fixe menu. We loved how both chefs came out to introduce the concept of EsterEv and what we could expect - super personable. And then loved that one Dan and the pastry chef came out to explain each course. My husband and I personally love experiences like this. You can tell how much love and hard work went into each item on the plate and the fact that all items were super well-done was icing on the cake. I highly recommend EsterEv if you want to celebrate something special and if you're okay with your entire meal already being planned for you. And I would recommend the pairings, great. Highly recommend, can't wait to go back. And now I NEED to try DanDan.

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