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118 S Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007-2544
+1 507-377-2425
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Thu - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Elegance...a little spendy I'm not going to lie, but worth it for that special occasion. Super friendly family atmosphere for that special occasion. Desserts are to die for!

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Thank Keith K
Forest City, Iowa
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The lighting was just right. The food was wonderful. We had prawns and salmon. I had the spinach salad, and we shared the "molten" Belgian chocolate torte over coffee. Perfection.

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Thank Becky G
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Truly excellent meals. The steaks I and my brother in law had were delicious, my wife's lobster dish was wonderful and my sister in law enjoyed the pork loin. We also all enjoyed splitting the desserts we had. I give it high marks and the owner also supplied us with a piano concert.

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Thank Paul T
Oak Park, Illinois
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

This place is a gem. It's open only a few nights a week, and run by a multi-talented guy -- he's the chef and, when his work is done, also the piano player. The menu is limited but intriguing, and changes seasonally. Outstanding dishes (in September) included the sweet potato ravioli appetizer, the pork, and the lobster. As my 10... More 

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Thank LoraxLawyer
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Does exactly what it says on the tin, nice Motown tunes, great selection of food and free booze.lovely place !!!!! Right touch .

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Thank Tom91011
CO
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

When I dream of spending my nickels for a "FINE" night out, I dream about going back to hear Robert play the piano. I don't even think about what to order for dinner because the menu changes so often. It doesn't matter if it's anything like what I remember eating before. I feel so very special as a guest when... More 

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2 Thank hikeer
Iowa
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80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

I was in the mood for a little road trip and headed across the state line for dinner here based on solid recommendations from some colleagues. I enjoyed the soothing ambience and was seated promptly. To start, I selected a small spinach salad with strawberries, figs, walnuts and balsamic vinegar. While there were plenty of surprisingly sweet berries (considering it... More 

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1 Thank ScandiScot
Pittsburgh
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

All five us had a very enjoyable evening with nice background music. Great atmosphere and wonderful food. Between the five of us we had a wide variety of food that was very good and well prepared.

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2 Thank Brian E
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

I have eaten at Crescendo many times over the years and have always enjoyed the Filet Mignon. My husband took me to dinner there a couple of weeks ago and I had the Filet and it was the best Filet Mignon I've ever eaten, anywhere. Thank you Max and Bob for doing whatever it is you did, because that steak... More 

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3 Thank Dori Lynn E
Forest City, Iowa
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014

I had heard such good things but our experience at Crescendo was flat. It took quite a while to get our drink order in and the bread came super late... I hardly ever complain about service. The truly disappointing thing though was the food. The small Caesar salad was a few pieces of romaine, some Parmesan and croutons. Not much... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 S Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007-2544
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Albert Lea
  • Phone Number: +1 507-377-2425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?