Bavette

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186 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
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food Is exquisite. Each plate appears deceptively simple yet is highly complex with different textures and flavors. There are sweet, sour, salty, tangy, bitter, pungent and spicy flavors. Every taste bud on your tongue gets a work out. And the end result is complete satisfaction.

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MB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was spectacular. I’ll be returning again soon.

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

Highly recommend and can't wait to go back and try some other items on the menu. Specifically went for burger night and it did not disappoint!

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MM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food.

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j
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Don’t forget to order the pimento spread as well as the roast beef sandwich!

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DB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Bavette for a bit of pre theater dining. It is so convenient to the Broadway Theatre complex and the menu always fresh and fun.

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B
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Bavette is often a go to pre theatre dinner place for us. Food as usual was very good.

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TL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I've always liked Bavette - the location, food, prices, service.

The downside, which doesn't seem to have changed from the beginning, is that the air filtration/evacuation system either doesn't exist or doesn't work. Every time I eat there, my clothes REEK of cooked meat smell. It's very disconcerting. Every time I eat at Bavette, I resolve NOT to come back for months, in spite of the good food.

With the hard surfaces everywhere, it's always noisy. This is also annoying and difficult for those of use with moderate hearing loss.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day

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JH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious but the carpaccio is amazing!

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LM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wednesday night burgers are a real treat. The grilling takes place outside and as you walk in the front door...the smell of sizzling burgers is heavenly! Once inside, the warm and cozy feel makes the experience all the more inviting. And PLEASE do treat yourself to an after dinner chocolate potato chip cookie...to die for!! Bavette is a neighborhood gem!

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GT
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bavette is always a wonderful experience! The food is exceptional, the service professional and the environment lively. Octopus, carpaccio and kale soup on this trip, never disappoints!

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s
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely on our list of favs. Excellent and creative food, friendly service.

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w
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome interesting food. Fabulous servers. Love this place!!!!

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M
Milwaukee
46 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet up with friends from another part of town

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AV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall I would go here weekly, if I lived in town. I will come here every time I visit Milwaukee.

It is bone broth, butcher shop, and quality in every ingredient.

If you love steaks, meats, and all things genuine.
Go here.

Do not be in a hurry, portion sizes are great.

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M
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plain and simple.....it's always the best! Will return for sure and tell our friends to, too!

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M
Milwaukee
47 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theater dining with a friend
Delicious and interesting food, as always!

I love that the menu changes

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MK
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy a meal here. So close to theatre in the Third Ward. Everyone who works there knows the menu items in great detail.

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JH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was high quality paired with great wine in a casual yet classy environment. We had incredible service with Lisa, who was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommend.l and hope to be back.

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NF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great portion size, excellent flavors, and unique menu. Would definitely recommend!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Servers were super gracious and the food was delish!

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VF
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place.

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w
Milwaukee
36 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was excellent also . My son has a special diet and they were very efficient in making sure the food was appropriate for him. Being a butcher shop it would be great if they offered a steak.

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JM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was cozy and quaint. The food is unique but very good! Highly recommend!

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s
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

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PC
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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e
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful like always!

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M
Milwaukee
47 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the meal and the experience at Bavette!

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C
Milwaukee
140 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
10 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
10 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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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 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 19, 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 18, 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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f
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 11, 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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