Wisconsin Cheese Plate A selection of Wisconsin artisan cheeses served with house-made apple butter, house-made giardiniera, and lavash crackers.

PoutinePhoto Link French fries, house-made sausage gravy, beer-battered cheese curds, and maple syrup.

Mediterranean NachosPhoto Link Braised lamb, cherry tomatoes, red onion, tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, and fresh cilantro with fried lavash crisps.

Salmon CakesPhoto Link With toasted fennel aïoli, micro scallions, and orange supremes.

NEWDuck Breast CarpaccioPhoto Link Cold-smoked and served with house-made duck sausage, pickled red onion, capers, aïoli, basil oil, balsamic reduction, and local micro-greens.

Meatloaf CupcakesPhoto Link Stuffed with cheese curds, frosted with garlic mashed potatoes, served with veal demi-glaze, Bordeaux cherry, and toasted wheat berries.

Flatbread AppetizerPhoto Link Chef's choice of fresh ingredients. Pictured... braised pork belly, house-made barbecue sauce, bacon, smoked gouda, pickled red onion, scallion, and cilantro.

Appetizers range in price from 7 to 15 dollars and are subject to change to ensure freshness.

Soups and Salads

Tomato Basil Bisque

Soup Du Jour

House Salad Spring mix greens, cucumber, cherry tomato, red onions, and croutons with our house dressing.

Kale CaesarPhoto Link Bread crumb crusted baby kale with house-made Caesar dressing, cherry tomatoes, and shaved red onion.

Soups and Salads range in price from 4 to 11 dollars and are subject to change to ensure freshness.

Special Features

Each week Cena offers a special entrée feature and more.

This Week

Soft-Shell CrabPhoto Link Cajun fried soft shell crab po' boy with marinated local heirloom tomatoes, shaved red onion, cold-smoked Napa cabbage slaw, house-made cajun remoulade, bib lettuce and french fries with house-made creole catsup.

Special Features are in limited supply to ensure freshness.


Roasted Rack Of LambPhoto Link Pistachio encrusted, served with white cheddar yankee grits, candied root vegetables, veal reduction, and Door County cherries.

Pork Osso BuccoPhoto Link A braised pork shank served with gorgonzola mashed potatoes, Italian sausage, chicken jus, and gremolata.

Choice TenderloinPhoto Link With fingerling potatoes, aged white cheddar yankee grits, grilled asparagus, pickled red onion jam, horseradish cream, and porcini mushroom purée.

Spring Shrimp Marinated, grilled, and served with cilantro lime coconut rice and spicy sambal heirloom spinach.

Linguini CarbonaraPhoto Link With fresh egg yolk and braised tasso pork belly.

Cornish Game HenPhoto Link With barley, cranberry, parsnip, sage, toasted almond, and house-made sausage stuffing.

Seared Sea ScallopsPhoto Link Served with parsnip purée, grilled kale, lemon chorizo dust, and garlic chips.

Portobello Mushroom Piccata Almond-crusted, with lentils, roasted tomato, and goat cheese.

Entrées range in price from 16 to 29 dollars and are subject to change to ensure freshness.


Cena regularly features house-made New York Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake, and more.

Desserts are all under 7 dollars.


When possible, we proudly feature...
Baked goods from The Breadsmith,
Coffee beans and tea from Acoca Coffee,
Meats from Jacob's Meat Market, and
Produce from Grow Local, LLC and the Downtown Appleton Farmer's Market.