Each establishment offers a unique product and aesthetic ranging in casual to more refined. Depending on your event, we can work together to create a customized menu plan that fits your specific needs.

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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.

Milwaukee’s acclaimed chef duo Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite return to their culinary roots with Fool’s Errand, a Milwaukee restaurant located in the Third Ward featuring comfort food favorites, from fried chicken and crispy potatoes to macaroni and cheese and Friday night fish fry.

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Amanda Murphy
Event Coordinator