Bavette

4.8
294 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 294 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MHood
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
4 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
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Genny
Milwaukee
4 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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Chuck
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
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
2 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
18 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
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu with lots of shareable items!

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johnny
Milwaukee
1 review
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
2 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!

KM
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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ShannonW
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cute open concept place with bar option seating. Excellent knowledgeable service. However I due have to say it gets very smoky/ smelly inside due to the open concept kitchen. If that doesn’t bother you than I honestly have nothing negative to say and would highly recommend this place. We have ordered takeout multiple times since - due to COVID that had been the only option. It was a great experience and the food was excellent. We did left smelling like we sat in the kitchen. Would try to sit outside next time - weather permitting.

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Catydid
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive service, delicious Manhattan and wine. From the soup to the trout deviled eggs to the main entrees of pork chop and white fish sandwhich, everything tasted fresh and homemade. And, refreshingly for us, not overly seasoned with salt which seems to be the norm these days. We will definitely go back for lunch or dinner.

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OliviaP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredibly surprised to have James Beard nominated food at such an accessible price. We tried more than 8 things and totaled under $100. Our server paced the courses very well, which gave us the chance to taste, talk, and enjoy our time at Bavette.

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vipBobK
Milwaukee
113 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a very pleasant dinner at Bavette. The food was tasty and unique, the service was friendly and professional, and the ambiance was cozy and inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional helpful service, great food, accommodating with shared dishes (soup and salad

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Rose
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love my experience at Bavette! The food is always delicious with unique flavorings. Our service was exceptional

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vipDerinB
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific pre show dining option. Servers are attentive to time but also wonderful about fostering a relaxed dining experience.

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CheriG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! LOVED the potato chip chocolate chip cookies!!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bavette using the Order Online button.

Bavette is rated 4.8 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.