About Bavette's

A stylish departure from a traditional steakhouse, Bavette’s embraces French flair without the formality, blending fine dining with unabashed fun. Guests can indulge in timeless steakhouse fare, classic cocktails, and a well-curated international wine list.

Reservations made through Open Table will be for Bavette's main dining room. The largest party size that the restaurant can accommodate is a group of six. Currently, we do not offer any private dining.

218 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, European, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Cross Street:
Wells/Franklin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 624-8154

Website:
http://bavetteschicago.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bavette's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (94)
Special Occasion (93)
Romantic (89)
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Good for Anniversaries (83)
Cozy (65)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Handcrafted Cocktails (54)
Notable Wine List (38)
Worth the Drive (38)
Business Meals (37)
Hot Spot (35)
Bar Seating (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Fun (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Authentic (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
People Watching (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Casual (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Waiter was attentive and not too overbearing. Food was top notch and very happy with our experience overall. Bavettes is my girlfriends favorite restaurant and I have yet to have a poor experience

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·Dined 2 days ago

Highly recommend, crowded, little loud but cool experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Took my husband out for Valentines Day. Really loved the food and wine. We started with Shrimp Dijon. Husband had Dry Aged Ribeye. I had pork chop - best one I’ve ever had... better than recent ones at Ditka’s and Perry’s. Loved the Rignana Chianti. My biggest issue is the lightning. Literally unable to read menu at bar and at the table. I’m not that old and seems like an easy fix. Either make the font bigger and bolder... or turn up the lights.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Really well made food! The gold brick chocolate was outstanding! Bone in filet cooked to perfection. My boyfriend wanted to share his meal with me but he eats his steak rare while I prefer med well. They cut off a piece fir me, sent it back and cooked it to literal perfection. It was heavenly!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

This was my 2nd time here. Both times have been amazing. Great service, food, and drinks.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Love the sharing-is-caring corkage policy! The steak tartare is outstanding and don't get me started on the 6oz duchess filet cooked to medium rare perfection. The service was impeccable and I can't imagine having a better waiter than Erik!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Probably the best steakhouse I had eaten!, everything was perfect!, service, food, presentation, portions, a must go in Chi- Town.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was good and ambiance is romantic! However, my filet was over cooked and had to send it back to the kitchen. The server was very apologetic and agreed the kitchen had over cooked it. The Rye Old Fashion cocktail was delicious but served with too much ice, and had to pick the ice out of my glass. I mentioned it to the server but when we ordered our second one it still had a lot of ice. Perhaps it slipped his mind?!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was great, the food,the service and our waiter was attentive, but not intrusive. Would highly recommend it.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Best steak I have ever had. Very cool place

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of Chicago's best - the impeccable service, food (must have steak & oysters), and ambiance all combine to make it an unforgettable experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went to Bavette's for an early Valentines Day and were not disappointed! We had an 8:15pm reservation and were seated around 8:35pm. We didn't mind the 20 min wait as they have a small seating area where you can order a drink while you wait.

Food: Ordered the 6 oz and 10 oz filets with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts on the side. Everything was cooked exactly how we ordered and the sides were huge! One side can definitely feed 3-4 people. The house made sour dough bread was also AMAZING. I would have ordered seconds if we didn't have a large meal coming.

Ambiance: It is DARK in here. I'm not sure if I would recommend to an "older" crowd as it took a little while for our eyes to adjust. However, we did not mind as it had a romantic and special occasion vibe that we were looking for.

Service: Our server, James, was attentive and knowledgeable without making us feel rushed or bothered. As it was a special occasion, we did have a very long meal enjoying our drinks and appreciated not feeling like we were being rushed out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Bavette's remains my all time favorite restaurant in the city. i have been there three times and i am always so impressed with the delicious food, beautiful lighting, romantic atomsphere, and excellent service. i can actually say that i loved every single bite of my meal, from the perfectly sized piece of bread and butrer, to the most amazing lemon meringue pie i have ever had. A++++

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing experience! Went to celebrate my steak-loving boyfriend's birthday (even though I am a pescatarian!) and we both absolutely loved it. Service was very good, the food even better, and we loved the BYOB policy (it's free as long as you share a glass of wine with another table).

Highly recommend!! This will definitely be our special occasion spot moving forward.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant's atmosphere is pretty cool - but different upstairs from downstairs. We were seated downstairs and it was more intimate and quiet, whereas upstairs seemed to be more boisterous. The food was delicious and the portions were absolutely share-able. Our waiter, Claus, was a sweetheart!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Every single thing we ate was incredible and met the high expectations we had for the restaurant. Daniel was one of the better servers I have ever had and definitely helped us get the most out of the experience. Our meal was surprisingly less expensive than we anticipated.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very cool ambiance. Old school vibe, low lighting, pretty cozy. It’d be a great place for a date or special occasion.

The food was very good. Overall it’s high quality with enough options outside of steak to make it interesting. The service was fantastic.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The best meal and experience I have ever had. The staff was so accommodating and the food was superb!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Superlative, as always. And very accommodating and welcoming to our newborn in his car seat!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The romantic atmosphere helps to set the tone. The staff is very knowledgeable. The food is top shelve. The wife and I LOVE this place!!

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything about Bavettes exceeded our expectations! Wonderful!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was amazing, food was great! Only complaint was my filet came very rare instead of medium otherwise everything else was perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was beautiful. Had this reservation for months and was not disappointed at all. Beautiful food and vibes! Great evening all around. James our waiter was a delight.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful experience from beginning to end.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing as always.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food and service!!

Favorite restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was amazing as always same as the service. We will definitely be returning!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Looooooove Bavette’s and they did not disappoint on this occasion. However it’s important to note that this restaurant DOES NOT accept any sort of opentable gift card or rewards card. Our waiter rejected ours apologetically.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Post-concert

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Get the Bone-In!!! Also the side of Mac n cheese is AMAZING! Also try the bone marrow! It’s different but so tasty!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great restaurant! Waitress made outstanding suggestions and food was excellent. The atmosphere was perfect with some great jazz classics playing in the background.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Bavette's is the place to go when in Chicago. Definitely one of the best steaks in town and the atmosphere makes this place very relaxing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My favorite spot in Chicago to eat, drink or hang.
Keep it up

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Went to celebrate our 50th birthdays. The meal was excellent. Our server was ok but the busser was excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent service from every single member of this restaurant from the hostess to the wait staff. We chose the downstairs coziness, but the upstairs is also fun. The bread starter was nicely chewy on the inside with a thin crispy crust - nice flavor. Every steak was perfectly cooked. I loved my filet with a peppercorn crust and I'm not that much of a steak person. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his 42 day dry-aged ribeye. At first I thought the sides were pricey, but the brussel sprouts we're amazingly seasoned and generous for our party of four to share. Even our brussel sprout haters liked them! We were celebrating our last college tuition payment and this was a definite splurge, but well worth it. I would still go back and eat anything on the menu in the lower price range ( there was a chicken pot pie special for $18) because they pay attention to flavor and quality. Amazing place and actually lives up to the hype.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Awesome! There is a reason this is number 2 restaurant on TripAdvisor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The ambience is fab. The food excellent. Service is friendly, considerate, and just the right amount of attention.
The drink selection is fab; out of this world. If I lived in the city, I’d be a regular.
Large portions - if you are not a big eater ... share everything

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Really excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere for a special occasion or just an amazing meal with friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was laid back and great at same time. Best wedge salad on the planet. The bacon is so thick, you almost don't need the steak. Steak's are very good but not better than premier competitors. A must try.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was our first time at Bavette"s and certainly not the last! We cannot wait to go back - luckily it is VERY close by!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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