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EsterEv

4.9
4.9
107 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 488-8036

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dan Van Rite and Dan Jacobs

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    Concoron

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot adjacent to building and available to guests of EsterEv and DanDan

  • Additional

    Chef's Table

What 107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. NO

    NicoleO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing, unique experience in Milwaukee! The food was fantastic, and presented in numerous different courses that keep you excited for what comes next. The chefs introduce you to new flavors and combinations that broaden your palate. Totally worth the price. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun experience with delicious food!
  2. AM

    AMYL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Very inventive and a lot of it, definitely didn’t leave hungry. I guess only downside is that it is very pricey and the liquor flight is too. Definitely a once in a very long time experience
  3. JU

    JohnU

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    `This was a very nice evening. Every aspect of the meal was well thought out, well presented and fun. The pre-meal cocktails were creative and flavorful. Each of the courses were introduced with passion and the wine pairings complimented each dish. The progressions for each plate were nicely developed. Service was fun and engaging. Loved the communal table idea and met some very nice people. A great value in fine dining.
  4. KK

    KarenK

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding! A definite culinary experience. Every dish we had was excellent. Be open to trying new things!
  5. LB

    LauraB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    When asked what was your favorite at EsterEv? All of it! What an amazing experience tasting food and wine with a bunch of lovable foodie strangers! Dan and Dan's food is amazing!
  6. A

    Abha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EsterEv has a fantastic tasting menu! Great experience!
  7. LG

    LaurenG

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious adventure.
  8. TL

    TylerL

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In my humble opinion, this is one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee. It is a unique dining experience. I enjoyed the variety of flavors. Every bite was amazing.
  9. G

    Good

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food; be sure to log your dietary restrictions with the restaurant to ensure you have a superior dining experience.
  10. AH

    AmberH

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is awesome!!! Great experience!! Would recommend
  11. KK

    KathrynK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant, service and food were absolutely amazing!
  12. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Our meal was spectacularly delicious and definitely the best we have had in Milwaukee other than Sanford however we were extremely disappointed by how incredibly noisy DanDan is and the loud music that actually made it difficult for us to have conversation. Our server never introduced herself, something that is expected at such a special restaurant. We loved hearing from the chef and sommelier at each course and truly appreciated the stories about the food, family, tradition. That was wonderful. We were surprised that the chef uses the F-word with customers. Maybe we are not hip since the four of us were over 50 but that word is offensive to some and it just felt like its use and overall being constantly referred to as "you guys" over and over was out of step with the fabulous quality of the food. Lastly, we would have appreciated a copy of the menu at the beginning of the meal so we could refer to it along the way. I think EsterEv needs its own location so the atmosphere is more in line with the incredible food. it was an amazing meal but not a relaxing experience.
  13. S

    Schuptz

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very interesting and varied selections. Highlights were dessert, steak tartar and wagyu (sp?) beef steak but all the courses were great. I've had my last pairing of wine at a tasting menu. Not just at EsterEv but in general, sommeliers are always challenging you to try something out of your wheelhouse. I know that I do not like dessert wines or sweet German wines, which were abundantly represented, so bad on me for not asking enough questions before purchasing the wine pairing.
  14. SS

    SaraS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite one-of-a-kind dining experience! We informed the chefs at the last minute that we had 2 vegetarians with us. They accommodated and modified the menu for those specific diners in a really thoughtful and delicious way. The menu was creative and every course was delicious! The wine pairings were excellent as well. Very talented group of chefs and serving staff!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate experience. Wonderful food. One of the best dining experiences in Milwaukee and unique for the city in a number of ways.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dan and the team created such a fun experience and did such a great job with each unique course.
  17. NC

    NCC1

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific experience, five stars given for all aspects!!
  18. EN

    EllenN

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 4th time dining at EsterEv and hands down our favorite!! Appreciated the innovative menu, new take on classics such as beef tartare. Thank you!!
  19. MM

    MichaelM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent concept, also executed perfectly. Highly recommend
  20. MS

    MegaSmack

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with a story behind each course.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal.
  22. SP

    SusieP

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was amazing! The food was fantastic as was the service. We did split the beverage pairing as well which we thoroughly enjoyed. The only complaint or suggestion I have would be the desert courses. The first two desert courses were both a mousse type dessert.So being someone who does not like that type of dessert I was disappointed that I missed two courses of the meal and had to share them with my husband. We will definitely be back both at Dan Dan and EsterEv.I cannot stop thinking about the caviar tater tot and the bread and hummus. They were to die for!
  23. CC

    ClaireC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The concept of the combined tables was great, but our group had a group of 4 in our 10, which made it hard to mesh as a total table. In that case it might have been preferred to somehow be able to have more private seating. We kept trying to join the group, but it was not happening and the couple we'd be most likely to chat to was furthest from us. The food, wine, and descriptions by staff were outstanding.
  24. AA

    AbbyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible and unique experience. You get to learn the meaning behind each dish and its inspiration. The attention to detail is unmatched and we cannot wait to come back!
  25. FL

    FoodLover

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the very best restaurants in Milwaukee. The two Dans take a personal interest in it.
  26. 2

    2withfriends

    San Diego

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Room with two tables that each hold 8. Birthday boy occupied one whole table which got really loud through the evening. The idea was to meet new people but reality was you could only talk to your partner or neighbor next to you. Food was creative, interesting and more than enough. Enjoyed the wine pairings and were reasonably priced
  27. F

    Foodie4life

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A fun multi course meal at a large table for 10 people. Interesting presentation with a variety of colors,textures and flavors in the back room of Dan Dan.Favorites included the steak tartare tart,peas with king crab, and wagyu. Least favorite were the hummus and the halibut wrapped in collards.Wine pairing complemented the courses well.Took about 2 and a half hours. Not cheap, but not outrageous either.
  28. TD

    TalD

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply Awesome!!
  29. MK

    MKEFoodie

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  30. MM

    MoMC

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique small bites that are delicious. Wine pairing is a must.
  31. MK

    luvtoeatinMKE

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  32. ET

    EastTownFoodie

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  33. SP

    SamP

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Dan and Dan along with the rest of the chefs and pairing staff were excellent.
  34. KM

    KimM

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  36. B

    Bindle

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  37. 3

    30312eater

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  39. AH

    AmyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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.
  40. S

    Supperclubber

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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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EsterEv is rated 4.9 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Concoron

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot adjacent to building and available to guests of EsterEv and DanDan

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dan Van Rite and Dan Jacobs

  • Additional

    Chef's Table

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