Carnevor

4.9
2531 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipterrih
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak house in Milwaukee. Food service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal. The octopus salad was prepared to perfection and the best I have ever had. The lobster bisque rich & creamy with a surprisingly bright ending with perfectly poached lobster. The butternut squash risotto melts in your mouth and spinach adds nice texture. The filet mignon was cooked as requested and with the shiitake brandy reduction and bearnaise sauce made it one of the best meals I have ever had! How can I forget the exotic mushrooms which were the perfect compliment. Highly recommend!!

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vipMKEMuncher
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food per usual. The seasonal butternut squash really hit it out of the park. The filet was done well. Customer service was on point. No shortage of servers and staff here

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Sirkdn
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Staff was excellent and treated us with a move to a quieter area when a larger party arrived and comped us dessert. And BYI food was great also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steak I’ve ever had! Awesome service and great wine list. Definitely worth the price.

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vipMariaV
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I went here last night with my 18-year-old son and enjoyed it. Our server was excellent, attentive and bubbly. We had the crabcake appetizer the 8 ounce filet, bone in ribeye the truffle mashed potatoes, the brussels sprouts and the crème brûlée.
The crabcake was good but nothing outstanding. My filet was incredible and the béarnaise sauce was to die for. My sons ribeye was very fatty, even in the middle. The butter sauce that it was in was very delicious though. The truffle mashed potatoes were good but not fantastic. The brussels sprouts were too tough. The crème brûlée very very good. So not 100% sold on the food and don’t really love the ambience but the service was great and most of the food was worth going back for.

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AllysonR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time ever going to a nice steakhouse. Atmosphere was perfect for a date night. The service was incredible. William was our waiter and he was friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding. I cannot wait to come back.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Steak was fantastic! The hostess sat people really close next to us with an empty restaurant at the time. That was the only complaint.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our second trip to Carnevor and each time the food and drinks have been outstanding.

Our waiter was very attentive and ensured we were properly stocked with drinks and our food came out in perfect timing intervals.

The bread and garlic herb butter to start was fantastic. I ordered the alma mater and my wife had a glass of red wine. I ended up ordering a second because the drink was so enjoyable.

As a starter we ordered the lobster bisque. We did this last time as well and it’s decided that we will each and every visit. The flavor of the bisque is creamy and perfect with a piece of the lump lobster they place on top.

For the main courses, my wife ordered the 8oz barrel cut filet and I had the 45 day dry age 14oz NY strip. The portions are definitely past the amount listed. I would estimate my strip to have been 16-18oz which was a great surprise! The dry age flavor was fantastic. Only complaint would be my steak was ordered medium rare, and was cooked more to a perfect medium. But I enjoyed it regardless. Also, the presentation could have been better in a restaurant or this caliber. The butter I ordered to accompany was thrown on the side and didn’t make for a great initial viewing impression. My wife’s filet was cooked to a perfect medium rare, more rare in the middle, but that’s to be expected with a thick cut. We would recommend a topping or flavor to be added as it would just enhance this one. Enjoyable without as well.

As a side we did the truffle mashed and added the lobster. Definitely a special treat and would highly recommend. The potatoes are buttery and very creamy so to have some substance with the lobster thrown in was a great add.

All together, the bread, bisque, steaks and a single side was more than enough food for our date. The price is definitely high. But, for a great steak in the city in a cool atmosphere this is a must visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience… we were celebrating a birthday. I appreciate the special touches to make my guy feel special. He truly appreciated for his first time. I’ll recommend anyone to this restaurant. Top tier in Milwaukee. The steak was cooked to perfection ❤️

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JimG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quality of food was very good. All of the courses were really top shelf. Service was good... wine list was impressive, as was selection of bourbons...will definitely be back..

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KateK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing except for the table next to us who had an extremely loud talker. It was hard to have out own conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!! I put in the notes for the reservation that it was my boyfriends birthday and when he opened the menu on the menu it said happy 36th birthday Brandon! Great start, but even better food! Fred was our server and he made for the best experience!!! I got the filet and my boyfriend got the ribeye and he said it was the best steak he’s ever had!! If you are in MKE you need to go here! We will absolutely be back!

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KimG
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

It was noisy and our waiter checked with us when our food arrived and never came back.

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BrianE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a HS graduation

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retusaf03
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam and Diane...TOP NOTCH! Also was very impressed with all of the others who made this anniversary special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carnevor is one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee! Truly top notch service, especially when I order the flight (not on the menu, but the chef always makes it for me!)!

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LovesToEatOut0428
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Carnevor for date night… it had been a couple of years since we dined at Carnevor and it did not disappoint. The food, service and atmosphere were all amazing! We had a fantastic date night and will definitely be back!! Great steak — perfectly prepared. And, my husband’s ahi tuna was delicious as well!

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GayleM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our wait staff was unfriendly and condescending. She was the reason we will not be back! Everyone else was friendly and helpful. The food was great but when you are celebrating and spending money on good food and wine you expect a different experience. She was so rude that I did not want to stay for my birthday dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Japanese waygu and it was fantastic. The price was a bit high but this is not something you can just get anywhere. The oysters, brussel sprouts and potatoes were very good also. It was quite busy, moderately loud and a bit too dark for my liking but overall the experience was great.

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Mequondiner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Stan, and the rest of the Carnevour team.
, Another great dinner with great service!

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JodieG
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST food hands down, and truly my favorite steak out of every steakhouse I’ve ever been to. Not only is the food great but the staff is too notch. You absolutely get what you pay for! I will be back…..this week! 🥰

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SusanE
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I am a pescatarian and it was my husband's birthday and he loves steak. I looked at the menu before making our reservation and they offered salmon and a vegetarian option, so this would work. The reviews for steak were very good. We were visiting from out of state as a quick getaway.

We had an early reservation and were greeted and seated quickly. The server was attentive. We placed our order. Husband had the tomato and mozzarella salad which was outstanding. I had the caesar salad which was very good. Husband had the wet aged ribeye rare and said it was very good. I had salmon which was a unique recipe. The tomato is not savory but sweet and not dominating the dish. The tomato complimented the salmon almost like a maple favor, the gnocchi was petite. Nice portion.

I wanted dessert but by that time, the table next to us was seated and they were clearly regular customers and the attention turned to this table. My request for dessert was not heard and we were presented with the check. I requested a dessert menu again and got the creme brulee. I'm so glad we stayed for dessert because the creme brulee was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great steakhouse. The food is excellent, wine list is very impressive, and overall a great experience. Service is top notch. One of milwaukee's must visit places for a great meal.

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LindaL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the Milwaukee area. Everything is excellent about this restaurant. Will was our waiter excellent service. You feel special when visiting Canevor. The food presentation is 5/6 star! If you can get a reservation and are willing to pay the cost ($$$) it’s a must stop.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Carnevor! Everything and everyone is always excellent! We’re never disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience!!!

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BigAlD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic steak joint with superb food, great service and a cool, friendly vibe.
We don’t have a single complaint from our meal there last night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All of my special requests were met-the service and food was outstanding! We had a wonderful night celebrating a birthday and can’t wait to go back!

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vipMichaelZ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world and our server Eric was one of the best we have ever had! Great job!

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MattC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in Milwaukee in a long time! Everything about the experience exceeded expectations. It was our 20 yr anniversary and the staff made our dinner extra special with personalizing the menu. Fantastic job by the entire staff! Highly recommend...

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening! Food was phenomenal and service was great. Our only complaint was it was so dark we struggled to read the menus 😂

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. It was our first time at a steakhouse and our server was very helpful in explaining the menu. Staff always came by to take plates and refill our waters, and the manager stopped by our table to check on us as well! The noise level was moderate-high (it was a Friday night) but never so loud we couldn’t hear each other, it just felt lively. They made my fiance’s birthday feel special with a free dessert and printed “Happy Birthday” on our menus. They brought amazing bread and herb butter to the table and the sides we ordered were huge. We had the NY strip steaks and it was definitely one of the best things I’ve eaten. Highly recommend for any special occasion or date night.

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AshokR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Wisconsin!

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vipLoveMKE
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you’d expect in high end cuisine, and more! The ambience, the service, and the food are second to none. This is THE place for an important business dinner, date night, special event, or any night that you want to enjoy the very best in Milwaukee.

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JosephR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as usual ,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and a lovely place to spend Father’s Day dinner!

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HeatherS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their steaks do not disappoint. I had the Wagu cross filet mignon and the hubs had their 45-day dry aged NY. It is an expensive steak house with great service but it is not stuffy or pretentious. I love the atmosphere there.

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JessicaG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Love the food and out waiyer Fred is great.

FAQs

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

Carnevor is rated 4.9 stars by 2531 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.

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