DanDan is a Chinese-American restaurant located in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward. The co-owners and co-head chefs, Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite, have always been passionate about cooking (and eating) Chinese food. Their vision was to create a restaurant that had a Chinese soul and a Midwestern sensibility, where diners can enjoy chef-driven food inspired by their own memories of eating at Chinese restaurants as children. DanDan’s menu offers a creative take on traditional Chinese fare including a variety of dim sum, noodles and rice, dumplings, pancakes and standout Peking duck.
EsterEv is a fine dining restaurant and chef’s table concept inside Milwaukee’s DanDan. Guests can expect a globally influenced 10 course pre fixe menu that changes weekly from James Beard nominated chefs Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite. Named for Jacobs’ great-grandmother Ester and Van Rite’s grandmother Evelyn, EsterEv is a 20-seat tasting menu restaurant that offers one nightly communal seating on Fridays and Saturdays.
Owned and operated by Jaceleen Latin-Kasper, Batches is an American bakery located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward neighborhood on Erie Street across from DanDan Restaurant. Batches specializes in breakfast breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and more! Vegan, gluten-free and savory items are also offered. We also offer a full service coffee & espresso bar; proudly serving Anodyne coffee. The bakery is open Tuesday through Friday at 7AM and weekends at 8AM. Catering and wholesale options are available!
Milwaukee’s acclaimed chef duo Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite return to their culinary roots with Fauntleroy, a French-inspired eatery located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. The classically trained chefs offer a thoughtfully crafted menu, which showcases French technique and farm fresh ingredients through a variety of hors d’oeuvres, small plates, salads and entrees including their signature duck a l’orange for two. Jacobs and Van Rite’s reimagined French fare is brought to life through the playful and approachable dining experience. Guests are invited to enjoy a casual dinner in the bustling bar area or celebrate a special occasion in the vibrant dining room as 70s rock sets the tone for a memorable meal.