Carnevor
Carnevor

Carnevor

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carnevor.com/
  • Phone: 4142232200x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Carnevor reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (98)romantic (74)notable wine list (55)fit for foodies (55)hot spot (36)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (17)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (7)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • A must go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Food
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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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak 101
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Out of three steaks, two were rare instead of medium rare. One bone-in filet was sent back twice, one bone-in ribeye was rare instead of medium rare..all three steaks were NOT hot. All thee steaks had little or no flavor. All the sides were plentiful and tastey.
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  • Excellent Experience!!!
    ketchupsoupVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Being in the Steakhouse business in Chicago for many years, its great to experience new places. This place was great! The staff was attentive and engaging without being obtrusive. The ambiance, the food was fantastic! And William our server made our experience absolutely perfect! I cant wait to visit again!!! Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy
    AllieC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great, both my boyfriend and I had petit fillets and loved them-- some of the best meat I've ever had. We ordered the mac n cheese to start; I'd had it previously and remembered it being wonderful. This time around both my boyfriend and I found it quite salty... Enjoyable nonetheless though. Our meat and side dishes were also on the salty side. It worked for the meat, but would have preferred less on the veggies because it drowned out the delicious flavor. I will definitely be eating there again. The wait staff was courteous, our waters never got below halfway before they were refilled, and our drinks were top-notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    RestFan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We dined at Carnevor when we were in Milwaukee. The food and overall experience was great. The seafood platter appetizer (shrimp, crab, oysters, mussels) was fresh and delicious. We had steaks and scallops for entrees and they were cooked perfectly, great presentation and taste. We also enjoyed the lobster mashed potatoes. I would say this restaurant is upscale yet comfortable. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak par excellence!
    MickeyHerb
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    You go to Carnevor for fabulous steaks and to see the Milwaukee Brewer players and staff. Expensive but worth for a special occasion. Menu is a la carte but the "sides" are huge.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    CKL77
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was incredible. The steak was done to perfection the lobster was soft and cooked better than some of the seafood places I have been to. I'm normally a medium person, chose to get medium rare, the steak was so tender it cut like butter and melted in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening of Celebration
    daleb
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Chose this downtown restaurant for it's food, but was pleasantly surprised with the added touches and super friendly service. Menus came with a Happy Anniversary note on each. Coomplimentary desserts and great attention to details. Made the evening special for us and our out of town adult children (California & Minnesota) were ablle to participate with sending champagne, selecting desserts and a special steak knife sent to our table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memories
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My wife and I dined at Carnevor for our anniversary, and the restaurant truly lived up to its tremendous reputation. The food was great. The service was outstanding; and the atmosphere truly enduced the romantic experience that was sought after. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed Wont return
    Restless
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We drove down from Beaver Dam, WI. thinking we would have a nice dinner and wander around downtown. We were really disappointed! The food was just ok...I ordered a bone in Rib eye, medium Rare...it came cold and Rare, while at 1st glance it appeared to be done,(it is VERY Dark inside) after further cutting it was just to rare for me to even eat, the waiter never came back to the table until it was time for the check. My husband ordered the bone in tenderloin. we also had calamari which was excellent, the asparagus and twice baked potatoes were also great! but we have had better steaks. my husband and I both agreed it was overpriced and that the food was better at Korpers 5 o'clock. We will NOT return here. We even dined early
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    PBndJ
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    When I made the reservation, I put "It's Pam's Birthday" in the notes. To my delight, when we opened our menus it said "Happy Birthday Pam". That was just the start of the excellent service we received. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend Carnevore
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Be a caveman!
    JConley
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great service from Joel, he is the best! The steaks are phenomenal and cooked perfect. But don't forget dessert the deconstructed s'more is the best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Good, Service Lacking
    CatfanVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We asked for a quiet table in our Open Table reservation for 9:15 on a Sat night. When we arrived at 9, they tried to seat us at the very first table when you walk in the restaurant (which is also right beside the bar). When I asked if they had a better table available, she moved us back 3 tables, right beside the restrooms and beside a table with a Bachelorette party - not exactly the quiet, romantic, upscale restaurant experience we were hoping for. Our waiter took forever to come to our table - although, he did apologize and gave us a free dessert because of it. The food was very good - as we would expect at that price level. This was the first non-Dining Week visit for us and our last - lots of good steaks in MKE with better service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't say enough
    PRbyd
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The steak was perfect and the scallops the most tender we have ever had. The waiter was exceptional and made sure that EVERYTHING was exactly as we wished. Anxious to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best service and Best food
    foodies4life
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Some of the best service I've ever had going out to eat with the best steak I've ever eaten. Took my husband out for his birthday and was very satisfied with the evening. Some of the other diners we a bit too loud but that can't be helped.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MichaelVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The steak from the owners farm was all fat...couldn't eat it. At our table we also had a filet was was great...as usual. I usually love this restaurant and they did remove the bad steak from our bill. I will be back...
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  • Sometimes the magic works
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Cannot overstate what a great meal we had at Carnevor! Food was delicious - one of the best steaks I've ever had (at the price, it better have been). Nice wine at a reasonable prices for such an upscale place. The best part was our waiter, William, who was a real pro and took obvious pride in making things work right. He just had the knack for knowing when this was taking too long or that might be rushing things. Wow, it makes a difference when you're shelling out big bucks to have such perfect service! I don't know why I would ever return to Milwaukee, but if I do, dinner is a no-brainer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bubba
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    In making the reservations I mentioned we were celebrating an engagement - opening the menu it was printed "CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT " and the complentary desert was fabulous - still talking about it
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in MKE
    Tuckervickery
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Simply the best restaurant in Milwaukee. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steak in Town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    For my money, Carnevor has the best steak in town. I have eaten here 4 times and everything has been phenomenal each time. I'd highly recommend the truffled mashed potatoes as a side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time @ Carnevor
    RtinocVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    WE went there for dinner, very busy place. There are a couple of levels so it does not feel crowded. Steaks were fantastic and so were the 2 sauces we tried them with. Wine list is pretty extensive. Service was excellent. It was a great night out!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carnevor
    Milwdiners
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The evening was very well done. It is a very dark atmosphere and a flashlight was requested for older guest. We were only second reservation of night and we were literally sitting on top of other customers. A little spacing would have been more comfortable. Overall food more than compensated! Excellent meals!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Anniversary Dinner Spot
    UWTJ04
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Carnevor is our favorite restaurant to go for our anniversary every year. We love the atmosphere, the service, and everything on the menu. You can't go wrong, honestly! I was so full the next day I did not eat until dinner! I am pregnant and could not enjoy my usual few glasses of their awesome wine, but the bartender was able to make me a virgin mojito that was stellar, completing my dining experience. They were very accommodating on checking on a few things due to my pregnancy and things I needed to avoid like unpasteurized cheese, and it was an amazing experience as usual that made our night very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 31st Anniversary
    donde
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The whole night was a great experience. It is pricey but you get what you pay for. Food and service was Fantastic! Great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good overall
    0938
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This may be the best steak house in Milwaukee, but I wouldn't say I was overly impressed. IMHO I find their pricing to be about 20-30% more than what they should be charging. This is not BTW a classy or romantic setting; pretty loud, more nightclub/lounge ambiance than a fine dining experience. We were well taken care of, and I was not upset at by any of the food, but simply put, my mind was not blown. The only stellar dish was the Creme Brulee, which was the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paid 4 outstanding; only got good
    BrookfieldCouple
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I've eaten at Carnevor several times and they are usually outstanding. This time I left feeling like I overpaid. - The cream corn had too much of some kind of herb; probably an accident. - The exotic mushrooms were a bit on the dry side, but still very good. - The first bite of my med-rare fillet was a bit charred, but the rest of the steak was fine. - Lobster mac & cheese was excellent. - The fries were fries. - The service was good, but there was a time out waiter was caught up in conversations at the bar causing a longer than normal wait once we were done eating. Wasn't horrible, but there was an unmistakable feeling of being de-prioritized. The first guy that waited on us was great, though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegas style steakhouse in Milwaukee
    Jzaz
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Dinner was awesome, wine and beer selection was pretty good, service was excellent, even the valet service good. The food isn't cheap but you get what you pay for. The ribeye was cooked perfectly and the wife said whatever seasoning they used on her lobster tail made it the best lobster she has ever had. We will definitely be going back there again.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service and food
    Foodie411
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Stan always gives world class service. He really transforms a good resturant into a great experience. The steaks, seafood, sides and desserts are all chef quality.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    COpanda
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It was our Anniversary and I mentioned it in the reservation notes, the staff took special care to ensure the night was very special for us. The food and service are exactly what I would expect from this caliber of restaurant. Simply put, it was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to it's ratings
    rodcfp
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    From the start with varied cocktails, an extensive wine list (two pages of pinot noirs) and a menu with great aged steaks and other signature dishes Carnevor intends to please. Our waiter also happened to be the wine director, who gave us great insight and recommendations. My brother chose the bone in ribeye and I chose the King Crab legs. They were both up to the standards of any restaurant I've visited. A nice (but small) selections of desserts was a great way to finish the evening. We used open table to book which gave us a choice of 5:45pm and 8:15pm when we ask for 7:00pm. This was a glitch because they had a 60 person private party that limited the reservations. If you don't get the time you want call direct.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely stellar
    Mark
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My fiancé and I had one of the best dinners of our life. The restaurant was lively but still very conducive to conversation. Our server Will was amazing and all the patrons were very nice and respectful to each other. An absolutely amazing dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Probably the most expensive place in Milwaukee but excellent food and service. The tables by the front window are very close together though s0 I would suggest sitting towards the rear of the place on the second/third level
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for Downtown Dining!
    Eatingthroughlife
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I came here for downtown dining week - which can be hit or miss. This place is dark and intimate, so it was nice for a date night. The service was good- they were very open to having us try some wines before we ordered a glass. The food was also very good. My only gripe was the cut of salmon I received, which can be personal preference. Mine was thin and crispy, whereas the diner next to me had a thicker/softer looking piece. For the DD price, I had a great time.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wanted to try
    Karen
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I have always wanted to go to carnivore for dinner but have not been able to do to the price. I figured what a better way to try it then the dining week in Milwaukee. Boy was I disappointed! The food portions were so small that I actually had to go out to dinner again AFTER dining at carnivore. The salmon I ordered seem like it was cooked in grease. It was not a 4 ounce piece as I was told. The service was too slow and we were one of the only tables in the restaurant. I will never go back. The ambience was poor it was so dark in there I felt like I was in a cave. I can't believe the prices of this restaurant with the tiny portions.
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