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About Carnevor

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.

718 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sundays 4pm-9pm

Cross Street:
Wisconsin

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 223-2200

Website:
http://www.carnevor.com/

Parking Details:
Due to the Milwaukee Streetcar construction, the valet stand is currently located on the intersection just south of us on N. Milwaukee Street and E. Wisconsin Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Mario Giuliani

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

Private Dining

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 750 selections. Carnevor has private and semi-private dining options for cocktail hours or formal dinners for up to 30 guests.

Carnevor Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for a Date (42)
Romantic (42)
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Notable Wine List (38)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Business Meals (29)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Casual (7)
People Watching (6)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 7 days ago

I'm generally not a big steak house fan as we source and prepare steaks as well as any steakhouse in the City however, Carnevor did it spot on! High quality beef, cooked to perfection. Bar and table service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The steaks are absolutely amazing---just too bad all of the sides are not desirable. We've been here four times and every time we are disappointed in the sides. Get some normal potatoes on the menu, please. Who doesn't love a good baked potato with their steak? Also, the salad was not good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Outstanding experience, from the knowledgeable bartender to the dirty martini with bacon and blue cheese stuffed olives. The food was superb and corkage is free. Will definitely go back

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Vegas food ruined me. Food there is consistently some of the best in the country. That being said, this steak is the best I've had since. It's just about equal to Vegas quality - if not the same. Is expensive compared to other places in town (cheap vs Vegas) but well worth it when you're looking for some of the best. I haven't had as good of a steak anywhere in Milwaukee, yet. The apps and side's are fantastic, too.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food and great service. A completely enjoyable experience from start to finish. The only thing that was a bit off was the music selection playing in the background ... Sinatra would have been preferable to “ The Eagles” but that’s a matter of personal taste.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

First time back in 5 years. Sorry I waited so long. Our waiter Fred was amazing and (who I assume was the Manager/owner) was extremely welcoming. Everyone on the staff was so polite. Thank you for a great experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I have ate there in the past and was very pleased. I was really let down this time. We had a dinner for two and our table was shoved in a corner next to extremely loud large dinner party. Everything was super rushed, it seemed like they wanted us in and out. Steak tasted like it was not freshly cooked, it tasted like it was under a warmer. I don't think I will return.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic experience!! Great food & excellent service!!

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Organic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Dined for my husband birthday. Special attention with a “Happy Birthday Jim” printed on the menu. Food was great. Can’t go wrong at Carnevor

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Impeccable service! Wonderful ambiance! Fabulous food! Just about the perfect place for a romantic steakhouse dinner. Bravo! Bravo!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I love Wisconsin! The food was excellent! Service was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was outstanding. Steaks were some of the best our group had in quite some time. Will definitely be back.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was great. Service and food. This our family Christmas dinner

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our daughter and her boyfriend were in town for Christmas. After attending A Christmas Carol matinee we ended our day at Carnavor. Our server was personable, informative and just attentive enough to make the evening delightful. The appetizers, salad and various steaks selected were perfectly prepared and delicious. Cocktails, beer and wine were just right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our server was amazing! Very energetic and took very good care of me and my guest.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

I had asked for a menu with no prices which I got however right behind the no price menu was the menu with the price which my guest quickly figured out. Also, I had asked the wait staff to take a pic of our group and he proceeds to tell us where to stand for the best pic which is great but the pic was a complete fail in that the pic was completely black.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent waiter, thanks Eric! My lobster tail was perfection. Food was great, but a little oversalted.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food, steaks are amazing! Great atmosphere — perfect place for special occasions.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I was in Milwaukee on business and Carnevor was recommended for dinner. The atmosphere, the food, wine selection and service all met my expectations, especially the service. It is now my go to restaurant in Milwaukee.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was amazing, I have never been there before but would highly recommend it!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent was definitely one of the best places I’ve ever eaten in Milwaukee! The food was impeccable the service could’ve been better! Highly recommend!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were there for the first time and loved it. The food and service were amazing. The only issue that we had was that we were seated near the door and every time the door opened we got a frigid blast. We found it very uncomfortable and distracting. Next time we make a reservation, we will request a table away from the door.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our time at Carnevor was amazing! Walked in and were seated immediately at our reservation time. A nice window seat and exceptional waitstaff. Tuna Tartare was ordered foe an appetizer. Filled by the Lobster Bisque (wow, Amazing) and the Beet salad. I’d suggest both. We finished with the Filet Oscar and it was delicious. Always a special time at Carnevor.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Don't sit anywhere near the door on a cold night..... We were mildly chilled during the entire meal. The girl at the table next to us had her jacket on for most of their meal.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our group was seated immediately, drink orders taken, and water poured. Our server went over the specials for the evening. We had the beef tartare appetizer, then followed it with a variety of salads and the lobster bisque. All were very good. Our steaks were prepared as asked and were tender and delicious. The sides were smaller then usual and it seemed as though not all were able to have some of each. The restaurant treated our birthday guest to a dessert. It was a great time and a very good meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a group of 4 and we split several appetizers and entrees. This was hands-down the best meal we have ever had in Milwaukee, and one of the best we've had anywhere. A week earlier, we had been to one of the famous steakhouses in Chicago, and Carnevor was better by a mile. Everything, from the decor to the service (Will is a terrific waiter) was top notch. The steaks were outstanding and the sides (truffle mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, crab legs) were some of the best we've had. Wine list is massive, with options at every price point. This will now be our regular place when in Milwaukee.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service and atmosphere!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Steaks were phenomenal...great wine list...somewhat noisy for our table of six.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love the steaks and lobster mashed potatoes. Fairly quiet and nice decor.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very cool ambiance. Waiter’s spiel was impressive but long. Steak I had at Capital Grille had less fat. Wine (Caymus) was excellent but expensive ($185/bottle vs. $22/glass) at Capital Grille. Twice-baked potatoes and brussel sprouts were good, as was thick cut bacon. Steak fries were not very good. Very expensive, but nice business meal. Might have been loud, but we got a lucky table away from other groups.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

By far one of the best steaks that I have eaten in the land of a city filled with steakhouses. I had the Chef ‘s cut ribeye for $100. It was worth every bite! No regrets. My guests had the fillet mignon, and were so pleased with there steaks. From the wine, appetizers, main courses and side dishes to the dessert, the dining experience was one that has me wanting for more.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went here for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was absolutely incredible. Best steak I’ve ever had by far and the service and overall ambience was impeccable. They even personalized the menus for the birthday and we got to keep them. Definitely worth the money. I would go again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

If you’re going for steak this is the place to go. The sides were just ok but large enough to split between 2-3 people, giving you the option to order and try more than one side dish.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Carnevor consistently offers an exceptional dining experience. The service is as phenomenal as the food. We have celebrated numerous occasions at Carnevor, dined before shows and taken out of town guests for dinner. No matter the event, they always go out of their way to make it a special evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfectly prepared Steak and Lobster and wonderful wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Way below expectations set by reviews. Went to Carnevor for business dinner on travel. Have expensive steakhouse meals a few times a month (usually Flemings or Palm). Never had calamari that tough and chewy. Bread had overwhelming seasoning. My steak (dry aged NY strip) was overcooked, dry, with tough, thick crust, and very gamey taste (even with crust cut off). Lobster tail well presented but super salty. Partner's wet aged filet was overcooked but pretty good. His crab legs were too salty to eat. Service okay but busy and didn't seem to care if we liked the food at any course. Ambiance too loud to hear straight across the table.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

As someone who is allergic to shellfish, steakhouses are my go to when traveling through cities. This venue did not dissapoint, and the food was fantastic. Better than the name brands (Ruth Chris, Mortons, etc....).

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and great service by the friendly staff. We will definately come again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We came here to celebrate our first anniversary, and the staff went above and beyond to make us feel special! They had "Happy Anniversary" printed on the menu, made sure to congratulate us in person, and brought out a special dessert on the house. The food was fantastic, with my ribeye being perfectly cooked and seasoned, the drinks were tasty, and the environment perfectly romantic for my husband and I.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was amazing, best steak and shrimp I have ever had. The atmosphere was great as well. Only two negatives was it was a big noisy in the section I was seated in and the chairs were sort of uncomfortable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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