Carnevor

4.9
2446 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 2446 people are saying
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Angelo
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service and Atmosphere were excellent. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Appetizers (Steak Risotto and the Maple Bacon) and sides (Mac and Cheese and Asparagus) were amazing. Steak was overly salted to the point where I could only have 2-3 bites

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JulieA
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! My first time at Carnevor and I can’t wait to go back!

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the unique items on the menu, but be prepared to pay for the quality.

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MicahB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

The place was so dark we could barely see one another. My husband's $53 steak was a salt mound, and my halibut was as dry as a desert. Oh and our drinks were juice. The only bright side was the nice wait staff.

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vipbtff
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a wonderful experience when a new restaurant so thoroughly exceeds your expectations. From the décor, service, food and wine list, we were extremely pleased.

The staff is excellent. Our waiter, Fred, was passionate about the food and wines and made outstanding recommendations for us. Everything was thoroughly enjoyable.

Even though we are not local (we’re ‘Flatlanders’) we will absolutely make the trek to Milwaukee on a regular basis to enjoy Carnevor.

Also, kudos to the General Manager Mark, who checked in with us a couple of times throughout the meal and was extremely personable.

Highly recommended.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Everyone was so on top of service it was impeccable. The moody aesthetic set a calm and welcoming tone. Our steak was done to perfection and our drinks were smooth. We felt welcome, safe and will definitely be back for more steak and old fashions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, wine, and atmosphere. Perfect for a date night. The only thing stopping us from giving this a perfect rating is the service. Our server seemed to have an underlying attitude the entire night. He was probably just having a bad day, as we all do, but it took away slightly from our experience.

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Beth
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carnevor consistently provides a fabulous dining experience, year after year. Their steaks are mouth-watering and the lobster mac and cheese was amazing. Service, drinks and food are always outstanding. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Crazy expensive, service was impeccable.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience it was dining here. The ambiance and food were more than expected, and the wine list was endless. Our hostess was great and helped us pick out the perfect bottle to go with our filet mignon, truffle mash, and asparagus. The fillet mignon cut like butter and the garlic herb butter on top really took the steak to the next level. And the truffle mash, it was silky smooth. This is definitely our new go to for date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Loud, service was mediocre at best. Dry age steak was very good. Lobster bisque was not hot, neither was steak on salad. Oysters were just meh. Very pricey, for quality and experience delivered. No need to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I have ever had, and it is not even close. Absolutely amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

15 year anniversary and everything was awesome. From the hostess stand to the servers to the kitchen who prepared and awesome meal and to the bartenders (try THE Alma Mater). The barrel cut filets and sides were perfect! We are going to make sure not to wait on anniversaries and treat ourselves more often.

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CherylS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire evening was an experience beyond words. The Bartender and all the Waitrons met our every request with a VERY pleasant smile. The food is unbelievably DELICIOUS and price was worth every bite. Thank you for making the evening most enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Thank you!

JR
JenniferR
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steak was amazing as were desserts and bacon appetizer. The sides and bone marrow were a dissapointment. Would recommend for a great steak

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé & I went to Carnevor with another couple for the first time last weekend and had a wonderful experience! From the staff to the food, it was fantastic. We highly recommend it for a special occasion or even a fun night out with friends. Our waiter was very helpful with guiding us through the menu. We were able to interact with the manager too, he came to our table to make sure we were having the best time. He was super nice and accommodating. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town visiting our daughter during her first year of art school. We so enjoy the MKE food scene evert time we’re there. Carnevor did NOT disappoint! We had such a great evening and will probably compare all other restaurants to this one. Thank you!!

No photos to include because we were in awe and so in the moment that we forgot.

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Slimmer
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a nice quiet place. The food was delicious, service was wonderful I will be visiting again.

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gregt
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
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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GaryC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Great food but so noisy I could hear the waiter, so dark I had to use the light from my phone to see.

Went there last year for same anniversary and it was somewhat noisy but this last time was ridiculous and probably won’t return.

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BrianM
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
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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KorrianaW
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was amazing, the food was excellent. I had the special and he had the crab, we were both satisfied. Drinks were delicious. Didnt like our table location but I quickly forgot about it because of everything else.

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vipannelee
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love Carnevor. Their steaks are amazing as are the sides..every one of them!
I decided to try the crab legs for a change. The 1/2 lb. was 1 crab leg split & served with steamed cauliflower & broccoli so were pretty bland. Good for someone on a special diet but just too bland for me. Fortunately, we ordered a couple of sides & my husband's steak was perfection!

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AmazingExperience
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience! The staff were very courteous, knowledgeable and not at all overbearing. The steaks were cooked perfectly and delicious! It isn't an inexpensive experience, however, well worth the price for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
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.

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vipJohnMc
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
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!

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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!

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JessicaG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
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.

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vipPHILIPZ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 2 year anniversary the steak was amazing

FAQs

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

Carnevor is rated 4.9 stars by 2446 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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