Carnevor

4.9
2424 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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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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gregt
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Milwaukee. Amazing steak, ceasar salad , brussel sprouts, the mac n cheese was the best i have ever had.. pricey but great restaurants are. About same as Mason St grill and much much better. Best steak you will ever have. Get chocolate cake for dessert

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BrianM
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Felt like we were rushed away from the bar to go to our table. (Less than 10 min. at the bar. Mark said if we didn’t go now we would back everyone else up) At the table three apps came very quickly. Felt very rushed. Before we could finish bread the butter was taken away and before we were done with apps we had more than one waiter try to take the food away. We both ordered the Japanese Waygu which took 45 min to get. Mark and our waitress apologized several times as to how long it was taking. Our food came and one side was forgotten. The forgotten side was brought out and again before we could finish we had FIVE people ask if they could take our plates away. However, the food was awesome and they did comp a side, a dessert and two dessert drinks. I appreciate what they did but was hoping for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We absolutely love Carnevor. Best steak house in Milwaukee. The only downside was they did over serve the other table making our last dining experience a very annoying one. I wish they would have a dress code to keep it more upscale.

JM
vipJohnMc
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great steaks cooked to perfection! Stan, our server, did an excellent job and was very courteous, as usual! Thanks much!

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vipWilliamAndMargaret
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent steaks. Salmon was very good as well. Solid wine options. Sides all well prepared.

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RyanB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse around. Always an amazing meal!

CO
vipCOpanda
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always!! Our favorite family special occasion spot in MKE! It’s hard for us to make the trip down from West Bend for much else!

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GeraldM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can recommend Barrel Cut Filet w/herb garlic butter, caramelized brussels sprouts,twice baked potatoes, and wedge salad chopped. All very good.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - high quality and absolutely delicious and worth the price. Service was excellent!

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EricW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 6 in our party...all shared it was one of the best steaks...Filet, Ribeye, and NY Strip were in the mix. Friendly, knowledgeable staff!

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Fleura45
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was quite possibly the best meal I have ever had from start to finish. I had the dry aged New York Strip Au Poivre and the peppercorn crust was incredible. My fiancée got the tomato mozzarella salad for an appetizer which was very very delectable. She then had the petite filet plate which she absolutely loved. It was the perfect serving size for her and everything was cooked to perfect. With it being my birthday, they brought out the donuts for dessert and those were so decadent but yet so airy and light.

The wait staff was also so friendly and hospitable. I don’t consider myself very comfortable with fine dining as I sometimes feel out of my element, so I always appreciate when the wait staff treats you just like anyone else.

I have absolutely nothing negative to say, nor did the other 3 people in my party. We are already planning on coming back for our next celebration!

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vipPrimeSteak
Milwaukee
70 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and overall service only reason I gave 4 rather than 5 starts was we felt a bit rushed through dinner.like they wanted to turn the table quickly
Great spot and we will be back!

JG
JessicaG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Food is excellent. By far the best steak I have ever had. Never a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The service was excellent, very friendly staff and the meal was delicious from start to finish.

PH
vipPHILIPZ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 2 year anniversary the steak was amazing

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Maria
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to come back to Carnevor to support one of our favorite (if not the most favorite) steakhouse and celebrate an early Valentine’s Day. They had Covid-19 protocols in place including providing additional masks and sanitizers upon entry. We felt very safe eating there. The food was outstanding! The steaks and side dishes were so delicious. We had the Mac and cheese and truffle mash and they were excellent. Desserts were great as always. Our servers were engaging and very attentive. Carnevor is truly in a class by themselves.

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MirandaT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

overall I was not "wowed" like the reviews led me to believe I would be. The inside was cool and I did have the best brandy old fashioned I've had anywhere else before. The service was also top notch! Our main waitress had no personality whatsoever though. We started with the crab cake. It was really dry and flavorless. The last crab cake I had was at the Harbor House and it definitely not compare. Kind of disappointing. The lobster bisque was amazing though!!!. Then I had the regular Ribeye with king crab Oscar. It was extremely salty in my opinion. I did really enjoy the Brussel sprouts. The took notice of our special occasion which was a nice touch. We also received special occasion beingets which was nice of them. But overall I think we will keep trying steak places until we find our spot! We did have a good time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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RyanH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Definitely a top 3 restaurant in Milwaukee. The food was perfect and service was very attentive and helpful. Highly recommend.

DR
DonnaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service outstanding !!!!! would recommend to any steak lover :)

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KyleF
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in Milwaukee, great service. Stan is the best.

JD
JustlikeDrew
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible. We couldn't believe how fast the food came out and how incredible it tasted.

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ZijadaR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I have ever had, hands down! Everything from the service to the food was incredible. Highly recommend!

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LydiaR
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend!! One of the best steaks I've ever had!

JD
JunD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Our server help pair an exceptional wine with our steak.

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vipCory
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. This place continues to be as good as it goes. No bad menu choices. Can't go wrong.

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Baron
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality at Carnivor is superb. Starters are impressive. I had the grilled octopus. Absolutely 💯. Steaks are done to to perfection.

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Lacey
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing as usual. We chose Carnevor to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of my Mother’s passing. She loved Carnevor and would always say we were there to ‘celebrate life’ which is exactly what we did on this occasion. The service was fantastic— very attentive. We love the atmosphere and the food is always some of the best we’ve ever had. We will absolutely be back for more. Thank you for making such a difficult day, such a wonderful experience.

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Heddylyn
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the lobster bisque and steak salad. Our sides were the exotic mushrooms, sauteed spinach, and truffled mashed potatoes.

The bisque was lovely. The salad was hearty. The sides were unbelievable. You must order the mashed potatoes. I have never tasted anything so sublime!

Since it was for a birthday, they served us donuts, no charge.

We will be back (for special occasions). This place is VERY expensive.

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Blackburns
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in my life. Between the quality of food, ambiance, and top class service, I highly recommend Carnevor for a special occasion or amazing dining experience.

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LolaXaysombath
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was amazing!

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RobertJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waitstaff was fantastic. Our waitress was very knowledgeable with menu recommendations. Everyone was very friendly and made sure we were taken care of. They were so attentive that a dirty plate only stayed on our table for no more than a few moments. The manager even stopped by to check on us. The food was great too. Nice portions and good flavors.

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KatieE
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came up to Milwaukee for a mini-moon celebration. I had booked Carnevor based on the other reviews I read. This place definitely lived up to our expectations! We were a little early for our table reservation, but we were happy to wait at the bar. The bartender, Olivia, made an absolutely perfect dirty martini for me! Once our table was ready we were surprised with a little sign on it saying "Happy Honeymoon!" It was a nice touch. We started with the small seafood plate, the shrimp were my favorite. We also ordered the crab cake, my husband's favorite. For our entrees I was so excited to have the American Wagyu, which was cooked to perfection! My husband had the bone-in ribeye, which he absolutely loved! For our sides we split the double baked potatoes, the butternut squash risotto and the Brussel sprouts. Each were so delicious! We were shocked with the volume of food we received, and left with plenty of leftovers. In addition to the cute sign for the table they gave us the donuts, soooo good! We will definitely be making our way back to Milwaukee for a meal at Carnevor!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner with the wife. Had a great time. Great food steaks cooked correctly, crab cake awesome, sides on point and desert if you have room was very good. solid service. Good selection of different drinks, go with the proud pig, and wait staff, Fredrick I believe, was great helping with selections. he was very knowledgeable about the different cuts and helped explain each. Overall I would recommend. I’ve been here a few times many years ago but the wife is already asking to go back so I think we have a winner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as always. Lovely 45 day dry aged New York strip. Oysters, tuna tartare was phenomenal. Will always come back

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Musa
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think they are doing a great job. I liked the fact that not only the food is good, but there is good amount of focus on quality of service.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to eat and drink

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, outstanding food, the perfect date night.

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NicoleG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to have dinner here to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Everything was absolutely amazing! We had the Domestic Wagyu Filet Mignon and we have never had a more perfect cut of meat! All staff was fantastic, and the restaurant was relatively busy since it was a Saturday night. But overall we loved everything and would 100% come back if we visit Milwaukee again!

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KalinaE
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing restaurant and food ever

FAQs

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

Carnevor is rated 4.9 stars by 2424 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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