Wife and I came to celebrateWife and I came to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was perfect...food, service, ambiance. Love this place.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new favoriteAn incredible menu, a beautiful setting, the best service I've encountered in some time. Loved it.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty food - good portionsTasty food - good portions - creative choices - attentive service - high energy5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMhave been wanting to get inhave been wanting to get in to Bavettes. it's a difficult ticket so I took a 5PM. Felt like a senior citizen but the place fills up FAST. My steak was amazing. The fois gras terrine was a bit too refrigerator cold so it lost some of its flavor. I love the room. you'll think you walked into Paris around 1920. Very romantic. Subdued lighting. Beautiful chandeliers. I'll be back!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food/ bad serviceWhile the food was great and the place beautiful, our waiter was so casual and on the edge, he almost ruined our diner!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Mother's Day 2013 Dinner with my family at Bavettes was amazing!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceOn top of the food and beverages being outstanding, the service was AMAZING. Everyone was extremely knowledgable (even the bussers) which created a fabulous experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date night pick!Fantastic! Great Food, executed beautifully. fantastic mixed drinks and wine selection.
We'll be coming back soon.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest new restaurant in ChicagoThis is a great place. Phenomenal food, cool atmosphere, efficient service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendWe moved from the burbs into the city almost a year ago. Since then we have loved trying new restaurants. Bavette's definitely is one of the best places we have found. The service was great. The ambience was dark and romantic. Our steaks were perfect. Many steak places do not cook steaks to the proper temperature which always surprises me. Only sad that getting a reservation is hard. Highly recommend you plan ahead or go early.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBavettes experienceGreat find that was recommended by our children. Had to get use to the very, very dim lighting but once we did it worked out beautifully. Our waiter Erik was fantastic. Offering recommendations "with experience" and even with a packed house he frequently checked in to see how we were doing.
The "choice" Chicago ribeye was a little disappointing. Tasty but not tender like a prime -- needed more "fat" -- & the steak fritte was tough. Overall all the other dishes were very good -- especially the cesar salad , corn and deserts. We'll definitely go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMYumAll around great restaurant. We wanted to try everything but our waiter was smarter than that and narrowed it down for us. Everything we ordered, salmon tartare, steaks, side of corn and chocolate dessert were all top notch YUM.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good ambiance and food.very good ambiance and food. Only negative is very pricey. I rarely give anything 5 stars.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMkeep up with the paceBavettes is a warm, cozy place to empty your wallet. The food and service are outstanding... you will need to reserve though --way in advance. Be prepared to open your wallet and shell out a few "shackles" -- impressive wine and champagne list. Knowledgeable servers. BUT THE COST - will be a factor... at least for those of us that are not use to a $300 dinner for two ...drinks, appetizers, entre, dessert, coffee...etc.
Happy Eating!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIn love with this placeAll I can think of is the smoked white fish ceasar salad, the warm bread, the juicy steak and those delicious dessert. Of course, since this place comes from the same creator of Maude's, their cocktails never fail5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelcious Birthday DinnerSo good, everything was sooo goood. If you eat corn and could leave happy after just that it is pretty darn awesome corn-elote corn. Don't miss out on it. The petit filet was perfectly cooked and as good and arguably better than any of the big steak houses I frequent. Get the crab cake and save room for the chocolate cream pie. I don't even really go for chocolate when choosing a desert but this is not to be missed. BTW, the service was impeccable and the place is booked every Friday and Saturday through the rest of the summer.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed Bavette's.I really enjoyed Bavette's. I met up with a friend and we shared the crab & avocado salad. She had the pork chop and I had the filet - both of which were quite delicious. The atmosphere is trendy, but not too over the top. The noise is also not nearly as loud as some other vibrant Chicago restaurants, so we were able to carry on a conversation. I will definitely return to Bavette's and will be sure to check out their beverage & dessert selection next time, too!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI expected this to be a veryI expected this to be a very costly steakhouse experience (per the reviews). However, it was delicious comfort food. Nobody in our party had a steak. The prices were reasonable since everything was shared. We loved it!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steaks speak volume here.The steaks speak volume here. Every time I've been, I've been extremely happy with the temperatures and flavor of the steaks.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible experience fromIncredible experience from the small entry way to feeling you are entering a Jazz era speakeasy. Recorded vinyl records and darkened tables in brick walled rooms add the overall "vibe". Brandon, our server, was fantastic and and we wanted to order everything on the menu. We had privacy but surrounding tables were friendly as Brandon created that feeling for his customers. Bavette's far exceeded our expectations and we cant wait to go back soon.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBring a bottle and share a glass!We had an early dinner for a group of four. It is a beautifully restored and decorated space, dimly lit to create an intimacy at each table. We sat at a booth near the bar upstairs. The bar was lively, but we didn't have any trouble hearing our table conversation. Both the bartender and our server were well versed in the menu, with excellent suggestions based on your particular interests. We ordered a variety of items... the meatball and pasta, lamb chop, ribeye as entrees. Excellent. Even the sides were outstanding. The salad wedge was particularly delicious. We were delighted to be brought a nice glass of zinfandel from another table, as it is the policy of the restaurant to "share a glass" if you bring your own bottle. A treat!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall positive thoughts,Overall positive thoughts, limited food and wine list while taste is very good...4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery morsel was deliciousEvery morsel was delicious in a gorgeous relaxed atmosphere. Cannot wait to go back. Especially loved the smoked trout caesar and the roasted tomato with bacon salads.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I celebratedMy husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary here. As we both work in the restaurant industry, we spent a lot of time in choosing a special place (I had been dying to go since I first read about it.) Upon arrival, I was pleased with the ambiance, very romantic with great music playing in the background...all of the host and wait staff were very pleasant. Our waitress, Kaitlyn (I think was her name) was great. She highlighted some menu favorites for us and we chatted easily. We settled on crab cake to start followed by the 24 oz bone in ribeye and petite filet Diana along with sides of elote and mashed potatoes and chocolate cake for dessert. Everything was amazing...such a memorable night.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall the place was awesome!Overall the place was awesome! We will definitely be back. My husband had the burger and it was AMAZING. I don't even eat red meat, and I would consider getting that the next time we go. I had the roasted chicken and it was really tastey. Our friend ordered the Steak Frites and it wasn't good at all. It tasted like a salt lick and was tough. The drinks were wonderful and our waitress was really friendly, but she definitely could have come to check on us more. We were starving and I think it took her 25 minutes just to take our order for appetizers. I definitely recommend getting dinner here, it has an awesome atmosphere and the food is wonderful.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner before Chicago TheatreI went here for dinner with my wife. For Christmas I got her two tickets to a show at the Chicago Theatre, and I found Bavettes as a restaurant that was rated high and walking distance to the theatre so I figured that we'd give it a shot. We had reservations at 5 pm on a Saturday, which is right when they open. There were only a few other couples when we first got there, but the place filled up fairly quickly from there. We were greeted at the hostess table right when we walked in the door, and were seated right away. It's a fairly large restaurant with a large bar right in the middle. I got a red wine to drink and my wife got some kind of punch to drink, we split a crabcake for an app and each had steak for dinner. Great experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a thoroughly delightfulWe had a thoroughly delightful evening, even though having to eat at 5:15 since nothing else was available.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMthis was my second visit.this was my second visit. The food and service were great. They also have great jazz piped in but the room very loud this time and you could not hear it. On my first visit this was not the hot spot it is now. Very hard to get a reservation...should do it at least a week in advance.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM5 Star Dining ExperienceI had dinner here with four of my friends to celebrate my birthday. The food, service and ambiance are all fantastic. Our server, Ryan, was quick and entertaining. He gave us fantastic recommendations and pairing suggestions. Highly recommended.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, great music,Fabulous food, great music, and a wonderful energy about this place!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstandingWhat an amazing place! Food is excellent and drinks are amazing! the reason I keep coming back is for the consistency and service. Ryan and Johnnie are my favorite waiters!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVarolNeeds to be 10% brighter. Turn up the lights ! I like dark restaurants but I could not see my guests across the booth
Forget about reading the menu but I used a cell phone but when you can't see your guests ! That is just weird4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice. We went for myVery nice. We went for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. The meat was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for the occasion.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI absolutely loved it andI absolutely loved it and will be going back! Every item ordered was outstanding, from the cocktails to the sides (sweet potato and corn). Thank you.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and drinks,Fantastic food and drinks, great service. Will definitely be back.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat room - you feel likeGreat room - you feel like you're entering another world when you step through the door into the classic Parisian brassarie vibe with a modern edge. Food was delicious, hearty, comforting fare presented by an attentive waitstaff with a welcoming, friendly demeanor. Loved the grilled tomato bacon salad! The restaurant was still well-populated after midnight making it a great late-night spot.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ordered wasEverything we ordered was outstanding and our server was terrific!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinary Restaurant !Loved it !!!! Great ambiance and wonderful food. Cant wait to go back4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBavette's has been on my "list"Bavette's has been on my "list" since opening & I finally made it there. Everything was excellent, service, food, drinks, restaurant decor. Very dimly lit with lots of candles, great spot for a romantic dinner, noise level very low even though it was busy.
I will be going back for sure.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch food, drinks and service.Loved the relaxed, comfortable yet upscale atmosphere. Felt welcome from the moment we came through the door. Cocktails were unique, delicious and prepared with expert care. Highly recommend the Lillet Rose Martini and Lion's Tail. After 30 minutes in the bar area we were seated a few minutes after our reservation time. Service was top notch. Our server had excellent suggestions, answered our questions with ease and was attentive while still allowing us to have a relaxed dinning experience. Shared the dry-aged ribeye, creamed spinach, elote corn and sweet potato, all were excellent. Husband and I agree, best meal we've ever had.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBavette's went beyond ourBavette's went beyond our expectations. The food was delicious! We ordered Shrimp DuJong, Foie Gras, bone marrow, lamb chops, bone-in ribeye, mashed potatoes, roasted tomatoes, and chocolate cream pie. I highly recommend this restaurant.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a wonderful, wonderfulJust a wonderful, wonderful restaurant. The food was amazing but also loved the ambiance. My teenage daughters declared the burger the best they've ever had - and trust me, they have sampled more than a few!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad another great dinner atHad another great dinner at Bavettes and our waiter Johnny was fantastic.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest server- Brandon!Our waiter Brandon made our night! He was so fantastic. Definitely ask for his section.
The crab cake, roasted chicken and endive salad were a hit! The steaks looked fantastic as well.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the space.Really enjoyed the space. The dry aged ribeye was one of the best I've had. Drinks were well mixed. Overall, a place I would highly recommend.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere & extremelyGreat atmosphere & extremely tastey! Our server was e trembly knowledgeable & schooled on the menu & preparation, which was a bonus.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed my total experienceReally enjoyed my total experience at Bavette's. The service was impeccable and the food divine. I particularly enjoyed the ambience. It felt like we were eating in a Parisian restaurant in the 1920's. It was intimate, warm, and the jazz music was terrific. Next time I am in Chicago, I will definitely be back!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMust Dine at BavettesLOVE Bavettes. The food was amazing and the staff was exceptional. Looking forward to a return visit.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGetting a reservation on friGetting a reservation on fri or sat is ridiculously impossible Standard response is either 5.30 or 9.30pm no matter how far ahead you call. .... too many other great restaurants I can get into with less notice.
When I commented on this I found the response rather arrogant3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fantastic experience!What a fantastic experience! So happy we were able to enjoy dinner at Bavette's on Sunday 3/17/13. Started w/the Shrimp dijonaise w/garlic toast, the foie gras terrine, beautiful oysters and paired it w/a fantastic Italian White to start: the meal just kept getting better! We split the veal cheeks (amazing perfect sweet/savory flavors)-along with a PERFECT ribeye that had a bernaise sauce to die for! On another friends suggestion we also ordered the Strognaff to share -and WOW; another PERFECT dish! The room is sexy, the vibe is fun and relaxed. Our server Johnny really made our night by offering educated suggestions-he had a professional demeanor but also a fun and spirited personality! We have bragged about our night to many friends3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM