Carnevor
Carnevor

Carnevor

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carnevor.com/
  • Phone: (414) 223-2200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jarvis Williams
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wisconsin
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Carnevor
Milwaukee's premier steakhouse, Carnevor is one of Wisconsin’s most acclaimed fine dining destinations. A restaurant consistently topping year-end “Best Of” lists, Carnevor has been lauded for its variety of culinary tastes – from our luscious barrel-cut beef to mouthwatering New York Strips and bone-in fillets. Our steak menu offers exquisite wet- and dry-aged USDA prime beef – a distinction afforded to less than two percent of all American beef – as well as daily selections of the coveted Kobe, imported from Japan to guarantee the most succulent and tender waygu. And with a wine list featuring more than 400 selections, you’ll always find the perfect bottle to uncork with your meal. But it’s not merely the “meal” you’ll enjoy at Carnevor. It’s the entire experience: service, music, menu, and more. To top it all, herbivores are always welcome.
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Carnevor reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (97)romantic (76)notable wine list (58)fit for foodies (49)hot spot (39)good for groups (25)neighborhood gem (17)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My wife and I visited Carnevor for the first time, and we were absolutely impressed. Our steaks were prepared perfectly (hers was a well-done petite filet; mine was a medium-prepared New York Strip). The atmosphere was very elegant. The service was excellent. It was a very special evening for us both.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe
    JPowers
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It was a special occasion outing for a great steak place. It did not disappoint. I tried the Kobe filet, with Oscar topping. Simply the best steak I've ever had. More flavourful than one would ever expect. Worth the 102 for the steak alone. Wine list was simple to extravagant. One bottle listed for 8000. So there is truly something for everyone. Our bill was 205. My guest ordered a more traditional steak, that honestly when tasted after the Kobe, was down right plain.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 Different Steak Meals
    marcie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This place has a cool look/feel, and the service is just awesome. That said, we had 2 very different food experiences. My husband's NY Strip was tender, flavorful and cooked perfectly. My dry aged Strip, on the other hand, had way too much gristle. Our server said that was typical for dry aged, and the center was better, but I still had to saw off ~ 4 ounces to get to the good stuff. So I was a bit put off, given the premium price on dry aged meat. Sides were very generous, enough for 4 to share. It was our anniversary,so they used personalized menus and gave us a cute doughnut dessert--a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I want to be a regular!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I took my long-term girlfriend to Carnevor to celebrate our 6th anniversary. We went a few years ago and the memory of the place stuck with us from that occasion. After this visit, we want to do all we can to become regulars! The filet is unreal, the risotto was spectacular and the brussel sprouts were so good I could love on those alone the rest of my life. Let's put it this way: with each bite I took, I couldn't stop giggling. My girlfriend would ask what was so funny and all I could tell her is the food was so good it literally made me laugh! Our waiter Joseph was incredibly attentive and really worked to make it the best experience he could. we will be requesting him from now on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrating a special event
    Bayviewtiful
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was looking for a romantic quiet classy place to celebrate a special occasion with my date and this was perfect. We had a team of waitstaff who took care of us but weren't intrusive. The food was outstanding. Best steak I've ever had and my date agreed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decadent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    While visiting Milwaukee for a wedding, Carnevor was recommended as the place to go for steak. We had the steak and lobster and both were wonderful. I didn't expect it actually, so this was a very pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Steaks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Its been a long time since my last visit here, so I made the effort to come on a recent business trip with a co-worker. We were given some hot bread with fantastic seasoned butter, ordered a reasonable bottle of wine and had Carppaccio and Shrimp cocktail for appetizers. Carppaccio was great highly recommend, the shrimp cocktail was ok, definately wouldn't order again. (I would expected a larger shrimp and a bit of a better cocktail sauce). For entrees we both ordered bone-in filets which were cooked and seasoned perfectly- I forgot how great their steaks really are. We had assparagus and brussell sprouts as sides- both OK. While this place is on the expensive side, if you are looking for a great steak in Milwaukee I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Request seating
    TheMosd
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I recommend requesting main floor seating which has the best atmosphere & ambiance for dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • over seasoned
    EdfromWI
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Service was great very friendly staff , lobster bisque was very very good. The main couse rib eye was not eatable. Way over salted. My wife's scallops were also so salty she could not eat them. Took food home in doggy bag scraped the seasonings off and then it was ok. Not worth the what we paid. The food at Fox and Hounds beats out Carnevor.
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  • Best in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Best steak I've ever had!!! Everything was perfect!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    MsRMB1
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I loved the service and the Herb Chicken was so tender and decadent....
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must do if you enjoy steak
    cej3
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The steaks were very good, the service was excellent, but I think all in all, the restaurant is a tad overrated. My bill for four people was over $500.00. I've had just as good, if not better steak for less. I also felt that the interior design could be revisited, as it wasn't anything special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Steaks, but I've had Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had dinner at Carnevor tonight. Our group of 3 arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation and, despite visually noticing several open tables, we were told that our table was not ready yet and were asked to wait in the bar. There really was not any place for waiting guests to sit while waiting to be seated other than at the bar, which was full. Once we were seated, our waiter greeted us about 15 minutes later (a bit long in my opinion) and took our drink orders. He did a nice job describing the specials and answering our questions. Long story short -- I had a dry aged bone in ribeye ($72.00), and was less than thrilled. I found the meat to be very fatty (more than I would expect from a USDA prime cut of beef). Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food, wine list, service and ambiance were all fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • John
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our server, Tim, was very attentive and food excellent. All steaks prepared exactly as requested.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was amazing! Wouldn't have to think twice about coming back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Find
    SCSRVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My favorite place in MKW. Everything I tasted was amazing and the service was impeccable. Even the owner came over to check on me.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • aeesone
    Mike
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    just like every other visit, Carnevor was awesome. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carnevor Doesn't Disappoint
    jeff69
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We go to Carnevor for our Anniversary and my wife's birthdays and it is always excellent. Great cocktails, appetizers and dinner. Service is great. It is expensive but we are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    Anonymous
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been to Carnevor about 4-5 times. The filets are always excellent, the service is always friendly and professional. Lots of choices for side dishes. The atmospher is energetic meaning people are up-beat having a good time and a great meal. Valet parking for $5 is very helpful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak
    Kelkel
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We ate here before a show at the Pabst, as it is just a few blocks. The steaks were amazing. The pork ravioli were also very good. Also got the donuts, loved the berry compote. A little pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but too noisy; cramped
    MKErestaurantpatron
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Was there on a Friday night for a later dinner. We were seated on the 3rd level with a low ceiling. There was a large workplace group nearby and it was loud. Also, people dressed way too casual. Wish more would have respect for the restaurant and other patrons and at least go business-casual to a fine-dining establishment. Drinks and food were excellent and the service was good. Wait staff could have been a bit more social. Very little space between tables. I was wedged into my chair up against a wall. For the prices Carnevor charges, I deserve a great experience. Probably won't go back for a while.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had reservations for 5, and they showed we had for 4. We were unable to get our table for 5 for about 45 minutes after reservation time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Customer Service
    Sarahabc
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and it was amazing. Our waiter was perfect. He was always there to refill our drinks and check on us at the perfect time. Ourbfood was delicious and because it was our anniversary, they gave us desert on the house. I am already craving the amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but too loud
    BT51417
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We love the good but it's too noisy work all the big business groups. Jimmy who brought us our food was great, he made our night!! Our waitress was ok, I didn't need to be told about the muscle and tissue I was going to eat or how steaks are cooked when ours were both undercooked. Our waitor was not nice and shouldn't work in customer service. Drinks weren't all that good either.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant
    txgirl
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great food and wonderful, friendly service. Loved the decor! The staff was very knowledgeable about the food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!!
    Lovebirds
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Perfect for our 5 year anniversary! Excellent food! We were very impressed with the personalized menu! Overall it was an amazing experience! We are hoping to make it back every year for our anniversary! :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    wantedspecialtreat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I brought my wife here for her birthday. Service was fantastic. Appetizers were excellent, crab cake, and shrimp cocktail. I had the bone in ribeye with Oscar sauce and brussel sprouts they were terrific. My wife had the petite fillet with vegetables and potatoes. She said she liked my ribeye much better than her fillet, but everything else was great. For her birthday they gave us some of their freshly made donuts with sauces a great ending to an excellent meal! It was a little noisy at our table because of the bar area and 2 large groups around us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best so far
    kwillVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Third time dining here...and it was the best so far. All steak was done great. Server was attentive and knowledgable. And the doughnut desert is top notch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food,poor service no follow up
    GWizz
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Steak here was pretty good.Dry and wet aged options, unique steak sauces. Fantastic truffle potatoes.Our server however was less than adequate. When I asked for a wine recommendation to pair well with my steak and chosen sauce, he simply asked me what I like. asked for a sauce recommendation, he simply said they were all good. I enjoy trying new things! I was surprised he had nothing to recommend! He took our menu after ordering and returned only once to check on us after the food was delivered. He checked the tables next to us many times, walking right past us.Took my wine glass still with a sip left, never asked if I wanted more. Spoke with a manager the following week and said he would definitely follow up, but never did.I won't go again
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't let the hosts ruin your exp
    RobinBVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The greeting staff were not very friendly and made us feel unwelcome. Asked me my name to verify I had a reservation several times (I did). Once finally seated , our table was in a high traffic area and wobbly but once the waitress came , all was forgotten. The service and food was impeccable. Steaks were flavorful and perfectly cooked. The Brussels sprouts are to die for. Great wine list. All in all, once we got past the first impression, it was an amazing dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner!
    BirthdayDiner01
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went here for my birthday as a group of five. Our steaks were outstanding and the staff was amazing. They were very knowledgeable about their wine list and the bartender helped my husband choose a fantastic scotch that is now his favorite! Also, we had a vegetarian with us and expected to just get sides of veffies for her. Instead, the chef created a fantastic pasta dish for her and we all enjoyed our meals. I would highly recommend for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Joe was an AMAZING server. He really took his time explaining the menu and making recommendations and explaining the food choices impeccably!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must go!
    25goodfood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I've never had a better meal anywhere that can compare to here, And I eat out a lot! The wait staff is also very well trained. Very impressive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First choice for special occasion
    MomandnurseMilwaukeeVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Let the restaurant know that you are celebrating and they will do their best to make it a memorable night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Loved! From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. I had told the restaurant when booking the reservation that my husband and I were on our honeymoon and they made a menu personalized just for us! Our waiter took such good care of us and even have us dessert on the house for us celebrating. The food was incredible! Everything was cooked just right. I would certainly recommend to anyone in the Milwaukee area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    SMCchic2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My friends and I wanted a special night out while we were in Milwaukee and we found it!! This place was amazing. The food was to die for, the service was outstanding, and the drinks were delicious. It was pricey, but all of us agreed it was completely worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding steak
    HawksFan12VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Milwaukee and we read Carnevor was the steak place to go. Couldn't agree more, the food was outstanding and our server was very good, attentive without being "hovering" and spaced out the courses perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in Milwaukee
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Outstanding service wait staff very attentive. Expensive though with ale carte menu and extremely loud due to size of eating area and located upstairs but steak was well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Steak!!!
    RJM0VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Carnevor's bone in ribeye was easily one of the top 3 steak I've ever had. Cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic