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.