Bavette

4.8
160 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

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PC
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Lunch in MKE - something for everyone. Gluten free options. Soups, Salads, the best sandwiches. Homemade sausages. Great atmosphere and amazing wine and drink list

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MM
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First rate cooking and great personal service in a casual environment. Can’t ask for more!

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Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is very good, but serving sizes are small. With that in mind, the two of us ordered an appetizer to share, a salad to split, and two plates, which was fine. No longer an inexpensive dinner.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful like always!

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C
Milwaukee
137 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Bavette was amazing. Our server Beth took us to exactly where we asked to be seated. She was friendly, attentive, and informed us about favorite items on the menu. The Manhattens were flavorful, the chicken mousse appetizer so delicious, and the braised beef tender. We shared 2 desserts, the pudding being our favorite. Beth never rushed us and made our dining a memorable one. We’ll be back soon.

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M
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Always creatively prepared. Variety of options. Must go!

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MK
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting menu. Always enjoy a visit here! Lots of tasty cocktail options too.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always out of the park. The only possible qualm I have is that I wish they had more space so it would be easier to get a reservation (though I've only not gotten one a few times).

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MA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was very good. The beef carpaccio was a stand out along with the pork cheeks. Looking forward to coming back for lunch to try some of their sandwiches.

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JF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee. Chef is creative yet the menu is simple, delicious.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular,the waitstaff helpful and the atmosphere eclectic with the butcher shop in front.

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AV
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cheese and meat player was excellent and fun to share. The braised beef with truffles was amazing, would absolutely go again just for that sandwich!

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with interesting combinations and so fresh! They pay attention to the details of the experience and the restaurant is set in a wonderful walking setting! So nice in the summer! A fave!

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N
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time there. Amazing creative options! LOVED the squash/Brussel sprout salad!! Will definitely go again 😊

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WG
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No experience at Bavette is ever the same, and that’s a good thing. The cheese and charcuterie board is always different and provides a great chance to try new things. And the porchetta sandwich was one of the best things I’ve had from Bavette, and that’s a hard bar to pass.

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NJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food!!!

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T
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this spot! Visited with a friend. She had the beef sandwich. I had kale/sausage soup and the roasted cauliflower salad. All were excellent (although there could have been more cauliflower in the so-titled salad. Service was great too. Love being able to book through Open Table.

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s
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bavette has some of the most creative sandwiches and dishes in Milwaukee. Their roast beef sandwich—the roast beef is cold but the bun is hot—is by FAR the tastiest, most satisfying roast beef sandwich I've ever eaten. Their corned beef tongue reuben is also outstanding. On this trip, I had the octopus, which was tasty and very good, although it wasn't as good as the roast beef sandwich. My co-workers all had sandwiches (the cuban, the braised beef, the shwarma, and the roast beef) and all loved it. We had a pretzel for our appetizer, which was perfectly prepared and very fresh. The prices are a little steep, but the food is definitely worth the price.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the past few years I’ve watched this place grow. it never disappoints, always surprises and keeps getting better. Just go, enjoy and be spoiled.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The pork cheeks and salads were superb, the best I have ever tasted. The sauces wonderful. This is a place to put on your bucket list or just -- "I must eat there" list.

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D
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 3rd visit was outstanding as always. Love the unique menu and food combos. The food is fresh and excellent quality. We love to visit this place whenever we are in the city.

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M
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Bavette, which was highly recommended. Loved it!

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S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Amazed by the amount of staff working to deliver a top notch experience.

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GB
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gem of a place in the Third ward. Local ingredients, great meat selection

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Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cuban sandwich easily matches those from Ybor City in Tampa. Amazing!!!

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MJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always very tasty, and love that all the meats and many of the other ingredients, are local.

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ZD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a great experience. My wife and I sat at the bar and had dinner. The waitress behind the bar was very sweet and gave us details about her favorites and why. All of the food we had was very unique and flavorful! Highly recommend.

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SM
Milwaukee
45 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a nice lunch with my daughter. Both of our meals were delicious and we enjoyed a mimosa-like cocktail as well. Super cute place with things for sale and a butcher as well. Fun to go to the Third Ward as well.

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JL
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times, and Bavette never disappoints. Wonderful food and service each and every time.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bacon on the fried green tomatoes changed my life.

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ST
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place has is at all: interesting menu choices, generous pour on the wine, smart and friendly service, and delicious well-crafted food.

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WG
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bavette is absolutely one of our favorites spots in Milwaukee. The creativity on the menu is second to none, and the charcuterie & cheese board is an all time favorite. It, and this restaurant, are my number one recommendation to those seeking out an exceptional dining experience in Milwaukee.

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Casual menu. Great beer and wine list. Prices are on the high side.

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p
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

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K
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bavette is my favorite restaurant in Milwaukee. Delicious, creative flavors... great cozy atmosphere... ethically sourced meat... kind and detailed service... thank you for another excellent meal! I can’t wait to return.

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CH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly staff. Seasonal changes in menu make for a new experience each time you dine.

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CV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee.

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DN
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always on point; unique and delicious. If you are looking for something different, I recommend Bavette.

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T
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After hearing from many friends how great Bavette is, I finally visited for lunch this week. It met the hype and then some! Our server, Danny, was terrific — very helpful and attentive. I had the squash/brussels sprouts salad which I loved. My friend had a chicken sandwich which she raved over.
The atmosphere is unique in that it is half butcher shop/half restaurant. There is a long bar to eat at in addition to a fair number of tables. Although parking in the Third Ward can be tight, we found a spot two blocks away. Can’t wait to return for another lunch or dinner!

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