Bavette

4.9
272 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
What 272 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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Emily
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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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
3 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
3 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
2 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!!!

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MARYM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always. Be sure to make a reservation (easy with open table) as there is limited seating. In spite of the restaurant begin crowed last Saturday, our table was waiting.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. We love going here.

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vipWildFlower
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally good food.

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Phinster
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good. Food was excellent, even for a vegetarian

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great place for dinner. Had the bread pudding for dessert, and I’ve never had a better hard sauce in my life. I’ve already told all my roommates about it multiple times

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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ZacharyDumke
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavette is the perfect restaurant if you want delicious food and a quiet ambience.

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AntonioM
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food.

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FallsWarrior
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience... we ended up with more than our reservation, and we were in no hurry. We enjoyed a fantastic meal and cocktails for close to four hours, staff was fantastic, good humor, good suggestions, great food. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more.

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vipwalks
Milwaukee
42 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Nice wine list.

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vipCeeng
Milwaukee
152 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt so welcome and taken care of when we dined at Bavette. Greeted warmly at the door, we were given a table in the area we requested. Amy was our server. She explained popular menu items as well as personal favorites. All of it helped us choose. Our appetizers were great. The beef brezeola and the chicken mousse were delicious. I ordered the rigatoni pasta. It was so good. We’ll be back soon.

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Marion
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavette is the perfect "before theater" eating spot. Service is terrific, and personnel are friendly and helpful. Food was, as always, delicious. Keep up the great work!

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vipMinihaha
Milwaukee
53 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great entree salads -glasses of wine, shared two different kinds of salad with my friend and then split a dessert
Perfect for before the theater

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CathyJ
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was delicious - and our server was great!

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wmps
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. We love it! Amy is wonderful about recommending delicious wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was helpful with answering questions; he was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food

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AndyS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and great service. I would definitely come back.

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
83 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Paso Robles cab was outstanding and the rigatoni/short rib dish, savory. I shared that plate and the beet salad, and found the servings generous and easy to share. The server was attentive. I wish there were at least one more hot plate option.

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DanS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavette is a wonderful place, with some of the best meats and sauces in the city. The service is attentive and friendly but not overbearing. It is a wonderful place. My only little issue is the loudness of recorded music, which makes it difficult to have conversation between any more than two people (we were a party of 6).

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Evie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was equally as amazing. The ambiance is a cool hip vibe and while it’s not a cheap night out the portions are large and the quality matches the price.

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jenper
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for lunch. We had the charcuterie and cheese plate, smoked trout deviled eggs and the roasted cauliflower salad. The eggs were really good, we couldn't eat them fast enough. The charcuterie plate was loaded. The salad was more than enough to share and ended the lunch perfectly. This was a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Not really a place for a quick lunch. Service was great.

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vipMinihaha
Milwaukee
54 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good
This time we met friends from the opposite side of town from where we live. Each couple ordered a salad to share and a sandwich to share. With a couple glasses of wine, it was perfect.

We love the food at Bavette and enjoy the ever-changing menu.

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

Bavette is rated 4.9 stars by 272 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.