Carnevor

4.9
2384 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
What 2384 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, outstanding food, the perfect date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience, as always.

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TeannaR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My first experience was good! We didn’t care for our potatoes much but the steak was great, service was superb! I like the ambiance and we were seated right away with our reservation

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dlux
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was absolutely amazing! The best steak I've ever eaten.

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Corrin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and our server was amazing!!! We would love to go back again.

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Kira
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak! The Caesar salad is the best I’ve had. A bit pricey but definitely worth every dime. My favorite steakhouse

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jeff69
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Carnevor serves the best steak in Milwaukee. We celebrated my wife’s 5 years of being cancer free. Our server Fred was great and everyone made my wife feel special. She had a ribeye and I had a filet with crab legs. Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with spectacular food, drinks, and ambiance.

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RichardR
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely one of the best steaks I have ever had! Excellent service and drinks! I would definitely recommend. We WILL return.

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EricO23
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service without a doubt. Everyone there knows how to handle guests and they are on their toes 100% of the time. Of course, its not cheap but you know that going in. If you want a fabulous experience this is the place

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viplisaR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go every year for our son’s birthday. We loved our waitress and waiter-it made the night perfect. The staff is top notch and very attentive. The steaks are simply the best! Thank you-see you next year!

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MayaL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff there was so friendly and the food was amazing! 10/10 will come here again.

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ShaunD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service & ambiance. Also worth noting that the safety protocols where efficient and followed precisely.

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Zee1988
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bit loud couldn’t hear the waitress......

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food but the customer service was not very enjoyable, especially for a soecial occasion. Disappointing.

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ZachB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food was amazing. Easily the best steak in the area. Our server was amazing and very attentative to what we were looking for.

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Lee89
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Eric was amazing! We definitely will be scheduling another reservation in the near future.

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JerryL
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Carnevor. Everything from the initial contact through the dessert was excellent. Eric, our waiter was great. The food was incredible. I had the 20oz Ribeye and my wife had the 5oz Wagyu filet. Both were phenomenal. Drinks were great, ambiance was great. No complaints. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service and food were excellent

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TravelinMan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Would definitely go again

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vipPaulG
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink, and service! Everything was delicious.

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Lola
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service started out amazing, starting with the valet, to the hostess, to the server. The food was phenomenal. The only complaint was there was an extremely rowdy table in our section and it sort of took away from the otherwise positive experience.

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DiveChick
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Set in a pleasantly dark, cozy environment we were waited on by staff that used our names and made us feel right at home. And the FOOD! At a place named 'Carnevor', you expect great steak, and both the Domestic Waygu and Filet Mignon were beyond expectations. Apps of bone marrow and thick-cut bacon were so good, we almost didn't care if the steaks even came out! And the truffle mash and risotto sides were also delicious. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! People who are concerned about social distancing, etc should feel very safe here. Many tables have been removed so all dining parties are at least 6 feet apart.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!

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vipAnna
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I can highly recommend

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, Anna! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JasonD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The meal was just excellent. Very good service and the atmosphere was pleasant. The noise level was moderate to low and we enjoyed our dinner and conversation without needed to raise our voices. Overall the experience was tremendous.

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, Jason! We're so glad to hear you had a great experience and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again, soon.

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AaronO
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time at Carnivore. We are avid steakhouse goers, this was our first time at Carnivore. We will happily come back.

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, Aaron! We're so glad to hear that your first visit was a memorable one and we can't wait to see you again, soon.

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vipDrMark
Milwaukee
87 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! We were greeted by Mark and welcomed back! Eric was an amazing waiter and his attention to service was excellent! The food, wine and ambiance were amazing! To welcome us back they offered a complementary desert! To the entire team we say thank you!

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

That's just our way of saying we're so grateful for your support! Thank you for stopping in.

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RonC
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

It had been eight months since my last visit due to COVID. I was really excited and looking forward to finally eating at Carnevor. I ordered a med filet and received a very well done filet. The recooked filet came back near raw. The general manager who is a very nice guy offered to cook another one by then the experience was not very good I just settle for the near raw filet. The general manager didn’t charge me for the filet but I was very disappointed that the experience was not good. I live in Fond du lac so I don’t get down there often. I always believe in another chance but the expense to drive that far I will have to think before I make a another reservation. Just being honest as the staff at Carnevor is awesome...

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Vagabondo
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is rare to find a place where the steak is evenly cooked. Wet aging it certainly helps, but what happens in the kitche is key.

The shitake reduction sauce was not particularly shitake-ish, possibly for adding too much of whatever reduced it (wine) or because it was prepared in well in advance. A VERY minor flaw. I cannot wait to return.

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We are so grateful for your support and this feedback. Looking forward to your next visit!

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HKChi
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Must go for a date night, or nice adult convo, in Milwaukee!

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you for stopping in! We appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit.

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BrianM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong with the Dry-aged NY Strip, but be prepared to pause your conversation, because, really, you'll need a moment with just you and your steak.

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

This is great! Thank you so much for dining with us and this impressive review. We hope to see you again soon, Brian.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience. The food and service was excellent.

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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vipChrisM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best atmosphere, steaks, and fine dining experience in Milwaukee!!

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

We're so glad to hear, Chris! Thank you for your continued support.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was amazing and the food was just as spectacular. Will definitely go back here to dine again.

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We're so glad to hear you'll be back sometime soon.

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KeithT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance & food was delicious! Always go back for a special occasion!

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, Keith! We are so grateful for your support and hope to seeing you soon.

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vipKren
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the manager personally greeting us and the kind attentive care you expect at an upscale restaurant, Carnevore did not disappoint. The food was mouthwateringlly delicious from start to finish, and dessert was just as amazing. Just moved to Wisconsin and this has become my new favorite place to eat. I plan to bring everyone here.

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RobD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ask them to go light on the seasoning on the stakes. It’s a bit too salty for our liking. Been like that for our last couple visits, but since we only go once a year we forgot to ask for light seasoning.

Carnevor
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you for dining with us again, Rob! We appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit.

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FAQs

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

Carnevor is rated 4.9 stars by 2384 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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