Bavette

4.9
302 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

Bavette is a modern rendition of a time honored tradition, which is that of the neighborhood butcher shop. Bavette strives to honor those traditions of quality and excellence by sourcing whole animals raised responsibly on small, local farms and custom cutting the meat. By getting in whole carcasses, Bavette achieves more sustainability and less waste. In addition, Bavette provides total traceability of its meat back to a singular farm and in many cases, a singular animal. At Bavette, the consumer will enjoy complete transparency of its food moving from farm to plate. Bavette wants to create the feeling of community and neighborhood that old world butcher shops did in the past... a place to come and enjoy a coffee in the morning, a sandwich in the afternoon or a glass of wine and cheese or charcuterie plate in the evening.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 302 people are sayingWrite a review
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyM
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially enjoyed the appetizer. Delicious dinner! We’ll be back.

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RobertaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique butcher-shop environment, a very creative menu, a very fun experience!

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vipMavers
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak sandwich I've had in years! Meat was so tender!

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leslies
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding. I love this place. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a brunch spot on Sunday last minute and got in right away! Food was outstanding. Def coming back.

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Isral
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, varied, and seasonal menu with tons of interesting options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous restaurant. What a treasure!

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vipMHood
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first date in over a year! We knew we had to come to Bavette. After a delicious chefs choice charcuterie board, we each enjoyed our generously portioned entrees and creative desserts (grilled almond lemon cake!). The service was wonderful.

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ItsParker
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are a Foodie or want to impress a foodie eat here ‼️ medium spendy but worth it😃

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vipDdhinz
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding, creative menu! Casual atmosphere with 5 star food!

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Genny
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! We will definitely go back and highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time eating at Bavette. Kind and attentive staff, nice chill vibes and one delicious bite after another. Great spot I will return to.

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JessF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy here. The food was fantastic; unique and fresh but approachable.

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vipRosanneF
San Francisco
201 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Loved all the meats, pates and shareable options. Super friendly, great service and cocktails.

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Chuck
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I stop at Bavette almost every time I'm in Milwaukee. Has been a favorite restaurant of mind for many years and never has disappointed. Great place.

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vipAubie1989
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love this place and always try and visit each time I am in town.

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NelsenW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The menu was interesting and the food was excellent. The atmosphere is casual classy. Many small plates and shareables. Not for vegetarians. I will come again.

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vipMindyAnn
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience outside in one of Bavette’s little greenhouses. Wouldn’t have changed a thing!

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DaveD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife and I ordered 7 items over the course of 2 hours and they were all very good. I felt the portions to prices was reasonable.

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vipRonA
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have the best Cuban sandwich in the city and the chicken liver pate is so creamy

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VelaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, and amazing cocktails! We will definitely be back! Was perfect for our lunch date!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I loved the food and service, everything was awesome. Except that the place smelled oil, I even had to take my winter jacket to dry cleaning as the smell got stuck to everything including my hair

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vipChris
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu with lots of shareable items!

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vipjohnny
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best freshly butchered meat sandwich that can be made - anywhere!

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vipAngelaD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so great and the service is always awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good wine list, fun environment.

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Suhani
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food made with quality ingredients! They have a lot of unique choices that you don't see on other menus. Definitely recommend for a nice lunch!

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vipSarahB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A-M-A-zing! Do yourself a favor a stop by for a nosh. Recommended for small groups. Let the owner prepare the charcuterie platter and just enjoy!!!

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CatherineF
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My only problem was I really did not have a clue what some of the items on the menu were ( language ) and when I asked what a certain dish was it was not really explained very well. Had to just take a gamble

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Ames
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Milwaukee! You can’t go wrong with choosing anything off of the menu- all the sandwiches are amazing! My top ordered item is probably the Cuban.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food - so good! Nice staff. You’ve got to try this spot. Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food are always amazing!

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Charmed
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My boss said I couldn't go wrong by trying Bavette. He's right.

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vipEaMilwaukee
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lamb shank! Wednesday burger night is alway a nice way to break up the week. Great food and service!

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vipKevinM
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, service friendly, helpful and attentive. COVID protection was good and my son and I felt very good and safe for our lunch which was very tasty.

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vipLyndaS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Bavette is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always incredible as is the ambiance and service. However, the last time we were there, I am sad to say that we felt the food was not as consistent as in the past. We ordered the roasted cauliflower salad, as it is one of our favorites. The salad greens were not as fresh as previous visits and there was very little dressing mixed in. We tried the focaccia bread appetizer and were disappointed at how dry it was. The chili was great as always. We will be back in hopes this was just an "off" day.

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DeanaG
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly. Our food was great. So happy they are open for dining in again.

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Josie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a casual date! Nice attentive staff.

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BeeBee
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good and the waitress was great at helping us when we didn’t know the specifics of the menu.

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AMHetz
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality and attention to all aspects of the dining experience.

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Bavette is rated 4.9 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.