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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

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Good for a Date (38)
Notable Wine List (35)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Romantic (31)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Business Meals (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

We arrived for 830 reservations at 815 and were told to wait in the bar and that they would come and get us. My wife had a signature cocktail for $16 and said it absolutely wasn't worth the money. At 835 I went back to the host stand and was told they would seat us immediately.

Our server was not great. We still had our drinks from the bar and he said he would be back with bread and water. After several minutes I had to ask for the bread. I will say, when we received the fresh baked bread, it was delicious and the herb butter was fantastic.
Based on server recommendation we ordered the bacon appetizer. The flavor was very good, but it was a little tough.
We overheard specials being presented to another table, and when our waiter came by for our order, I had to ask for them. Comparatively, his delivery was very flat compared to what we had just overheard.
I ordered the 45-day dry aged strip, my wife the 20 oz bone-in ribeye. For the table we got the truffle mashed and the asparagus.
My steak was very flavorful and cooked excellently. My wife's steak was also cooked well and was tasty. It was nice to be able to taste significant difference between the two steaks. The truffle mashed were OK, but mostly mashed potatoes with truffle butter on top. The asparagus was a large order and cooked just right.

TL/DR: The food was excellent, but the service was lacking, which may have been just our particular server

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The steaks are great and a very good wine list to go with

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was perfect as always. Service was great. Will return again.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined 4 days ago

Carnevor...within great walking distance of The Pfister and the Marriott. We chose Carnevor for a great tasting steak on Valentines Day. I must say the food was probably the best we've ever tasted from the seasoned butter for the warm bread to the thick, melt in your mouth Filet Mignon. Our issue is the ambience. I would hardly call this romantic as the seats are very close together and it is VERY loud. We asked to move seats once because we were by the front door and got put in a room that reminded us of the mens den. I was the only female there and the groups of men surrounding us were extremely loud! My husband and I could barely hear each other let alone the server. The management was super about apologizing later and expressed care regarding this issue. I would highly recommend Carnevor for a fantastic tasting out of this world steak!!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for a late dinner on Valentine's. Food and service were both outstanding.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent Food. Excellent Service. Always a good time. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Unbelievable steaks and even better service. I had the dry aged ribeye with wagyu jus and my fiancé had a filet with bernaise. Both were cooked and seasoned perfectly and out of bounds amazing. She even went so far as to say it was the best steak she ever had. Our waitress was also incredible, very attentive and made us feel like valued customers (she even covered our dessert!).

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great steaks. Great sides. Attentive staff. Relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great, drinks were great, service was attentive, atmosphere was nice, sound was good the only issue was that we were seated on the side of the restaurant where when patrons would enter or leave we would get a blast of artic air. Because that seemed continuous, it pretty much killed the experience for my wife, which for $100 a person is disappointing. We weren't the only guests talking about it. Don't sit on the left side when entering - sit in the back if possible. Owners should consider installing some clear plexiglass on both sides of the walkway leading to the host stand and consider adding a ceiling heater to warm the air before it hits the restaurant, as the exterior vestibule for the winter is far from adequate.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely incredible food. Prices were very reasonable for this level of dining.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This was our 3rd visit for a personal date night and 4th for a business related dinner and this is becoming our reliable and go-to place for a classic steakhouse dinner. No surprises and no worries as the service, food, noise level, and atmosphere work just right. A little old school “club” feel and very unhurried. Just wish they offered a Porterhouse cut and maybe some lamb chops as their chefs are artists with the current offerings.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Just alright food and service...

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 31, 2018

They personalized menu for my father’s 75th bday & took a personal interest in our surprise dinner for him. The food was delicious and service was exceptional.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The meal was delicious!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very nice meal, well represented and classic steakhouse style. I would say it is as good as advertised. Pricey but quality matches what you get. Excellent quality food.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The bartender Danielle was amazing they even bought us an anniversary dessert

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Carnevor is THE place to go in Milwaukee for steak and seafood. Their selection is phenomenal. Our waiter, Eric, was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to selecting a wine from their very large wine menu. Their price range for wine is equally large .

I've been to Carnevor three times over the last 7 years and have had a wonderful experience each time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The place was just great. It is the best steak place I have ever been too, really great. Thank you

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The waiters and waitresses were very attentive. Manager came over to check if our food was okay and it was absolutely fantastic.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Outstanding food; outstanding service! The best filet ever...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our waiter was incredible. He made great suggestions and guided us through a fantastic evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Friendly waitstaff (Stan) was helpful selecting our wine and followed through with special request for charred steak medium rare.

Steak was perfectly done and and sides right on the money.

Stan was a lot of fun and helped make our anniversary dinner perfect.

Highly recommend Carnevor. Great food and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We went for the A-5 Waygu kobe beef. It was $161 and only 6oz!!! Although the steak was amazing, I don't care how rich you are for $161 I need bigger piece of meat!! We also ordered the panko calamari but it was beyond rubbery and unchewable, so they took it off of our bill.
Other than that, we had a very romantic, very expensive evening.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 8, 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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 26, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 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 20, 2017

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

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 20, 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 16, 2017

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

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 (Milwaukee)·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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