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Carnevor

4.9
4.9
2666 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
Milwaukee's premier steakhouse, Carnevor is one of Wisconsin’s most acclaimed fine dining destinations. A restaurant consistently topping year-end “Best Of” lists, Carnevor has been lauded for its variety of culinary tastes – from our luscious barrel-cut beef to mouthwatering New York Strips and bone-in fillets. Our steak menu offers exquisite wet- and dry-aged USDA prime beef – a distinction afforded to less than two percent of all American beef – as well as daily selections of the coveted Wagyu imported from Japan. And with a wine list featuring more than 750 selections, you’ll always find the perfect bottle to uncork with your meal. But it’s not merely the “meal” you’ll enjoy at Carnevor. It’s the entire experience: service, music, menu, and more. To top it all, herbivores are always welcome.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 223-2200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mario Giuliani

  • Private party facilities

    As one of Wisconsin’s most acclaimed fine dining destinations, Carnevor creates a premier dining experience featuring exquisite steaks and an extensive wine list with more than 785 selections. Carnevor has private and semi-private dining options for up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kim Steiner: (414) 223-2200

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    Wisconsin

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,666 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

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  1. AC

    AnthonyC

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great place bring a light very dark.
  2. BV

    BrettVet

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably one of the best steaks I've ever had. Wait staff was extremely attentive. Meal was timed well. We never felt rushed. If you're looking for great food for a special occasion I'd highly recommend. Will definitely be going back again!
  3. BH

    BryonH

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best ambiance in Milwaukee. They keep it intimate and personal. The wine list is ever evolving and not marked up as much as others. The food is always amazing with items not on all menus. Ali as a server is a true super star. she remembers all details and makes you feel welcome. i won't ever visit Milwaukee without a stop at Carnevor.
  4. TI

    TimothyfromItalia

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    So, to be fair, I'm here for my dad. He's a Missouri steak lover. We've tried a lot of places and so far nothing has had that zeal as K.C. or St.L for steak. I read that Carnevour was a top spot so I thought I'd give it a go. First off, the staff were great. It was a Tuesday and jam packed with LOUD people all trying to talk over the noise. It's a popular spot because they crammed in a lot of tables in a small space. Covid? not a concern. Steak? yeah, it's worth it. At least that's what we hoped for. My father ordered the filet and was fairly happy, not blown away. I had the Mac and Cheese. The pasta was overcooked and mushy and the dish was a solid 3 out of 10. I also had the creamed spinach (too salty and lacking depth). We had two desserts that tasted dry as though they had been in a fridge for at least two days. Cheese cake and chocolate cake should never be cold and dry. Now, the worst part was the noise. This was the loudest, worst dining experience for ambience we've had. Just horrible. Stone walls, too many people crammed into the space and high reverberating ceilings mean an impossible experience to speak to each other. Couldn't get out of there fast enough. Good thing the waitress was kind and got us our check quickly and the valet outside was awesome.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, great service, it was perfect for our business meeting.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steak! The truffle mash potatoes with lobster is bananas! The butter with the bread is fire!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our daughter out for her birthday at her request for Carnevor, food was outstanding as usual. Can’t wait to come back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carnevor is always a great dining experience !!
  9. AR

    AliciaR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Unbelievable night celebrating a birthday - staff made the evening so memorable & the food was out of this world. 10/10 can’t wait to return.
  10. SB

    StevenB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service!! The best steaks we have ever had!
  11. B

    Baylor

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent service was super. Everyone that worked there was very helpful and gave us a great experience for our anniversary
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect first wedding anniversary!
  13. C

    Carnivore

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Really disappointing experience. After hearing the great reviews/must visit/general buzz about this place since it opened, we decided to visit. It's dark, loud (I think partly to poor acoustics) and the tables being very close together. My husband and I were at a two-top, yet I had a table of eight directly at my back. The noise from the bar carries into the dining area as well making having a conversation challenging. The food was good, but really nothing special or worthy of the price point. Honestly, I've had better steaks at some of the area supper clubs. Service was not that great. I've never heard a server describe a special and then tell you the price using the term "bucks" vs. dollars. Won't be back.
  14. LY

    LYNNF

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for our 40th anniversary! They customized our menus with Happy 40th Anniversary at the top! Service very attentive and food exceptional. Pricey, so save for very special occasion and get spoiled!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 2 year anniversary. And it was amazing! Carnivore really went above and beyond! Staff was great! Food was amazing! Love this place!
  16. K

    Kati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been probably a decade since my last visit to Carnevor - the interior has been expanded and updated quite a bit and the food and service are still top notch! My favorite waiter, Stan, still works there and makes every meal an experience. Steaks still melt in your mouth. The mushrooms and Brussels sprouts (we also opted to add Nueskes bacon to them!) were rich and buttery. The creme brulee birthday dessert was PERFECT to finish the night. Thank you for another memorable meal and the perfect birthday celebration!
  17. TH

    TerryH

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very upscale steak house, with great service.
  18. M

    Mball911

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were just perfect. It couldn't have been better.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I came for our anniversary. They had a special menu for us, and gave us a tasty dessert at the end. It was a great experience!
  21. BM

    BenjaminM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I recently attended Carnevor for our wedding anniversary and I can honestly say that this has been the best dining experience I have ever had! Food was outstanding and the service was top shelf! The steaks were seasoned and cooked to utter perfection and I can guarantee that this will not be our last time! Outstanding restaurant worthy of all of the praises in the world!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. They checked in just the right amount. They were neither absent where we were looking for them nor were they overly in our business checking in every five mins. Food was cooked to perfection and delicious. I think the best steak house in WI. Drinks were also great!
  23. RK

    RebeccaK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was absolutely amazing. I took my fiancé here for his birthday to fulfill his dream of trying wagyu beef. The staff made us feel special from beginning to end. We had unique menus that stated Happy Birthday on them and even received a free desert of fresh baked donuts. The shareable bone marrow starter was a hit and I hope more patrons give it a try. Steaks were the best we have ever had!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carnivore is always awesome
  25. JG

    JessicaG

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!
  26. JG

    JGGIV

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stan was a charming and funny server. Excellent contribution to all the other great things Carnevor brought to the table
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best steak houses we have ever been to. Great service, cool atmosphere and amazing food.
  28. SE

    SEANT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The little things matter. A personalized congratulations menu was a great surprise.
  29. EW

    EricW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! The waiting staff and food is world class!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were great, restaurant itself was too dark and very loud.
  31. BF

    BigFish

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exterior was very unassuming but don’t let that fool you! The food, service and ambiance were amazing. Definite return for us!
  32. DN

    DaleN

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We make a point to eat at Carnevor every time we are in Milwaukee, great steaks and service. We have been eating there for 15 years and are still impressed every time we eat there!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was fantastic! Steaks perfectly done. Owner came around during the meal. Great guy! It was a little loud and hard to talk for a romantic dinner. But we were also seated right next to the bar. Pricey, but we knew that going in.
  34. T

    Todd

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice ambiance, wait staff very attentive, steaks were less cooked than expected, however very quick to flash them to your desired level of doneness. It was a nice surprise to see the menus had a Happy Birthday messages to my son and donuts with topping after finishing our main course, so be sure to let them know if it's a special occasion. Valet parking available at the door - $7 upon pickup.
  35. s

    scottr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, and service as always! Best steakhouse in Milwaukee. Mark Hemminger was great always checking on us to see if we needed anything. Thanks Carnevor!
  36. LS

    LaShawnB

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had.
  37. J

    Jules

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. The pace, the drinks and the food...all outstanding.
  38. E

    Elii

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely everything was perfect!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hands down the best steak I’ve ever had. It was like velvet. You don’t chew it but rather you hope it stays as long as possible before the taste disappears. The bacon appetizer was also excellent. Don’t skip the donuts. Go there and be happy.
  40. LF

    LeiaF

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. They even gave us a free dessert as we were celebrating getting married. Then our first dance song came on-it was eerie!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Carnevor offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 223-2200.

Carnevor is rated 4.9 stars by 2666 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Carnevor

718 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wisconsin

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mario Giuliani

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 223-2200

  • Private party facilities

    As one of Wisconsin’s most acclaimed fine dining destinations, Carnevor creates a premier dining experience featuring exquisite steaks and an extensive wine list with more than 785 selections. Carnevor has private and semi-private dining options for up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kim Steiner: (414) 223-2200

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