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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (138)
Good for a Date (126)
Romantic (111)
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Good for Anniversaries (109)
Handcrafted Cocktails (77)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Cozy (58)
Fit for Foodies (57)
Hot Spot (51)
Worth the Drive (50)
Business Meals (48)
Notable Wine List (41)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Bar Seating (38)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Fun (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Authentic (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Late-night Find (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
People Watching (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Casual (12)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Ambiance, sides, and appetizers were great. Unfortunately the steak was not good. We ordered their dry aged rib eye medium rare. We had to send them back for being close to well done. Waiter apologized and brought out new steaks. Unfortunately this time they were undercooked and cold. Seemed like they rushed them out. Sadly the steak was the worst part of the steak house.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a late dinner after having cocktails at another bar. Table was ready, service was prompt, and food was amazing. Steaks cooked to perfection my friend and I️ had a ribeye and a filet. We also had truffle Mac and cheese and charred broccoli. Our waiter recommended wine and we just had an amazing time. I️ really enjoyed the ambiance and the decor. Great experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Nothing short of espectacular

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our meal was absolutely delicious!!! Always a great time

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·Dined 5 days ago

Waiter had to go get 2 different times
Was poor, and table was very small for
A party of 4

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

The ABSOLUTE must go to steak joint in Chicago. Great ambiance, excellent service and the food was impeccable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a stellar experience. If I'm going out for dinner and there is a table available at Bavette's - at any time - I take it. Don't want to miss an opportunity to dine here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Among the best, most memorable steaks we have had. I had the bone in ribeye with bone marrow. Wife had bone in filet mignon with roasted garlic. The truffle mac and cheese and wild mushrooms were also outstanding. We had a nice booth in the downstairs dining room. The space was very cool. We will be back. Oh don't forget to try a shot of port from the bone marrow bone...first time ever doing that.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Absolutely amazing food and service! The food was a culinary delight. The service was impeccable. It was a fabulous experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I've been to Bavette's before and had a wonderful experience. Tonight however fell far beneath my expectations. The food took forever to come out. The server didn't address the 40 min wait for a steak, salad and mashed potatoes until after the meal was served. The mashed potatoes were salty. The smoked salmon ceasar salad was over dressed. When I got home I was physically ill from the meal. I'm going to stick with RPM Steak and Maple and Ash moving forward.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The best steak ever. A lady came to our table to apologize for the delay, highly professional and nice staff

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Dining at its finest.

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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always Bavettes delivers. An amazing night of great food and great service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent restaurant. The best steakhouse in Chicago, no question. Wonderful food/flavors/service/atmosphere. Great date night spot or special occasion dinner!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My new favorite steakhouse in Chicago!

Service and food were both terrific! Would highly recommend the smoked salmon caesar salad, and the 42 day dry aged bone in ribeye with bone marrow - Incredible!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were in Chicago for a girls weekend and celebrated my birthday at Bavette's. It was the perfect dinner! Our menus were personalized and they sent out our dessert with sparklers. It's beautiful and has great food! We will be back....worth every penny.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Came here for the first time with friends. Everything was fantastic. Filet, Bone in Ribeye, Cheeseburger, Mac n Cheese, corn, Salmon Caesar Salad, Lyonaise Salad, Brussel Sprouts, and to top it all off the Chocolate Cream Pie is one of the best desserts in the city. Overall experience blew our expectations and we will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had great time. The food was amazing as well as the service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. It was recommended by my friend and at first, I was amazed by how far in advance you’d have to book to get a table. After my experience, I’m happy to admit that it’s worth the wait. The staff was super friendly and the food was amazing. Best steak (10oz Filet Mignon) I’ve ever had.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Every time has been a great experience! Every dish is fabulous and enough to share!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

10 year wedding anniversary. We came in for a very early dinner reservation at 5:15 and there were plenty of seats available. Unfortunately, we were seated in the basement by the servers station. Not the ideal spot to celebrate a special occasion. Disappointing experience since we were there a few years ago and had a lovely table for our anniversary. Basement was cold; loud and distracting with the wait staff by our table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Best restaurant in Chicago, if you can get a table!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is by far my favorite restaurant of all time. This was my second time back as I had to test and see if I was just dreaming the first time. Best. Meal. Ever.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

loved the downstairs and food was amazing service was great too

Tags: Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 31, 2017

If you appreciate a good steak then Bavette's is a must-try. Coupled with friendly and amazing service, they never disappoint!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

So great to see a cozy speakeasy settIng when everyone else is over-doing modern! Quality crab cakes, tender filet could be cut w a butter knife and the chocolate pie w Oreo crust and dense cream topping was over-the-moon delicious! Top quality service too. Definitely worthy of top ratings

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great atmosphere and food! The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable regarding the food and drink menu.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Such a wonderful place to spend an evening. The service was wonderful, we received a warm greeting the moment we arrived and our server never rushed us and even encouraged us to sit back and relax...Food was fresh, well seasoned and portion sizes were perfect. If you are looking for a top notch restaurant with a relaxed, inviting atmosphere...this is your place!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Came in for my parents anniversary dinner. Phenomenal service and the food was fantastic. Absolutely loved every moment!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I came here to celebrate his birthday. We ordered the crab cake and bacon tomato salad. The bacon was nearly as thick as the petite filet I ordered. My husband had the rib eye with truffle mac and cheese and roasted brussel sprouts. Food was savory and perfectly salted. The ice cream was smooth and buttery. Definitely will come back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Bavette's accomplished what many high-end places attempt but fail. Good food or good ambiance by themselves make for a fine place, but the combination of the two is something seldom achieved with new restaurants. There is a cohesion about the place that reverberates through all the components from the decor to the service to the food. It feels like entering a different place, and that's what ultimately makes the experience. My girlfriend and I frequent many restaurants and this is one we plan to visit again and again.

Thank you,

Jordan

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was our first time to Chicago and your resturant was highly recommended.
Boy was this a great treat. From the time we walked into the warm environment to the fabulous bar and then amazing service and food we were so impressed. a fabulous evening all around and I would recommend this as a great steak resturant if you are going to Chicago.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Organic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food, atmosphere and wait staff are always wonderful. Amazing wine selection and always good recommendations by the staff. The host stand could use some improvement to their attitudes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I know it's a steakhouse but I'm so glad I got the fried chicken! So light and flaky with mashed potatoes. Also got a free glass of wine from a neighboring table - instead of a corking fee for bringing in your own bottle, they ask that you share a glass with someone. Such a warm atmosphere!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The dry aged beef, especially the bone in strip, was perfect at 42 days. Definitely we'll be back again. The whole vibe was perfect.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The 22 0z. Bone-In Ribeye was good (not great), but very expensive ($70.00). I've had better Rib-Eye's at other high end restaurants. The Crab Cake was just ok - wouldn't get it again. The Garlic Shrimp appetizer and the Chocolate Pie dessert were outstanding and highly recommended.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My first time dining here and it lived up to the hype. We were seated downstairs and that is where I would recommend you sit. Their BYOB Policy is great and also fun. I had the bone in ribeye, it was good, not great. I’ve had better at other Chicago steakhouses, but that’s not a knock. Shrimp cocktail was fantastic. Great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a nice anniversary dinner. The food was good, although the crust on the sweet potatoe was almost burnt. Which was disappointing. But our steaks were delicious as was the shrimp. This is not a cheap meal, so definitely a special location spot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food from apps through dessert. And when great food is coupled with great a sever like Kip the experience is fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Phenomenal experience top to bottom. Service is excellent, food was inventive and perfectly cooked. Best steakhouse in Chicago hands down

Tags: Worth the Drive
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