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Carbon Steak

3.8
3.8
104 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Located in Downtown Milwaukee's East Town neighborhood, Carbon Steak is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional steakhouse focused on a chef-driven menu, complemented by a fine collection of wine and a curated cocktail program.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 763-7770
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Quinn
  • Private party facilities
    Private mezzanine overlooking the main salon for up to 20 seated and 40 standing. Please contact for more information: info@carbonsteak.com
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross street
    Wisconsin Avenue
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

104 Reviews
  1. AliH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jania was our server and she was amazing! Food presentation and taste was perfect.
    Carbon SteakResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us. We are thrilled to hear that our efforts to improve as a team are being noticed and appreciated by our valued customers like you. We completely agree with you - Jania is truly an exceptional individual and we feel fortunate to have her on our team. We hope to continue providing you with excellent service and look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a fantastic day!

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  2. Yonkersk

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Opening a steak place across the street from Carnivor is no small task. On a Friday night from 6 to 8 PM, the restaurant was maybe a third full. It was still moderately loud, in fact, we commented how loud it would be if the place was full. Our server, Brian, was helpful and attentive and had a good grasp of the menu and recommendations. The food was nothing to write home about though. We were excited for the seafood soup, however, we’re notified upon sitting down that they were out. After seeing the price per ounce on their specialty stake, we decided to split the seafood tower after an appetizer. I would recommend they get a smaller tower for serving… Compared to Harbor House or others, for $150 , it did not wow nor was it visually full or overflowing. Lastly, to make a reservation required a $10 payment. Nowhere on our bill did it say anything about that $10, nor was it credited on our tab.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, to the service and place is all great! Met the owner of the restaurant, comes around to ask how was everything. Made me felt that the overall restaurant cares about your experience. ❤️
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words. We are committed to ensuring that every experience you have with us is memorable. We always seek to improve, and we appreciate all feedback, both positive and constructive. We are delighted that we met your expectations, and we look forward to exceeding them during your next visit.

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  4. Ghatani

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with friends for my birthday and it was great. Food was great, liquor was mixed right. I enjoyed myself. I will be back.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 30, 2024
    Hello Ghatani, Thank you for sharing your day with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with us and we always strive to provide the best possible experience to our valued customers like you. We are committed to continuously learning and improving our services, and we appreciate both positive and constructive feedback to help us achieve this goal. Lastly, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy birthday from all of us here at Carbon. Have a great day!

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  5. JeffS

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great contemporary atmosphere, food was cooked and presented perfectly. A top restaurant in Milwaukee.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 29, 2024
    Jeff, thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and can't wait to see you again in the near future. Have a fantastic day and thank you once again!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and drinks. Nice, clean and quiet setting. 10/10 I highly recommend.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 28, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Christopher, was extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. The food was superb (from the warm, crusty bread and duck appetizers to the the oh-so-exquisite filet mignon, and finally, the delectable pastry we had for dessert)! Please don’t change a thing, as we plan on having dinner here again the next time we are in town!
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 28, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience.

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  8. MaddieN

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was impeccable as well as the interior! I couldn’t have asked for a better restaurant! I looked for about three weeks to find a great steak house and I can definitely say they exceeded my expectations.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 24, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to the next opportunity we have to serve you!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was a great experience. We were 1 of 2 tables in the restaurant, so the room felt empty. Food overall was good, but they were out of few items (10 oz filet, espresso). We enjoyed our server. We are looking forward to returning, hope our next visit the dinning room is full.

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  10. ErikaT

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I made reservations a week before to celebrate my birthday at Carbon Steak. The U.S President was visiting the city and streets were blocked off as a result on the same night of reservation. Carbon Steak didn’t give me a courtesy call about the parking or alternative parking in the area.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 19, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us for your birthday celebration. Unfortunately, we were left with little information and little notice regarding movement of our President and his timing. This made planning quite difficult, and we did not want to provide inaccurate information regarding our parking availability as this changed several times throughout the evening. I am happy to hear you recieved great service from your waiter, and happy to hear that our host informed you as much as he could given the information we had at that time. We look forward to your next visit.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Lousy overall. Good bone marrow. Awful soup, steak not done to liking. Waitress very nice, a little nervous. Big open, pointless space.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your honesty and regret that your visit did not meet your expectations. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed our bone marrow, but we're disappointed to learn that other aspects of your meal fell short. Please accept our apologies for the quality of the soup and for not preparing your steak to your liking. We strive to deliver delicious dishes that exceed our guests' expectations, and it's disheartening to hear that we missed the mark on these fronts. Thank you once again for sharing your thoughts with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide you with a much-improved dining experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in a few minutes before opening (not realizing they weren’t open yet) and were asked to wait outside in the cold until they opened…just lock the door…or let us wait by the entrance. Then we sat down. After about 10-15 minutes we were asked to move to a high top table because we wanted to order from the happy hour menu…we were the only people in the restaurant so it seemed odd and rude to make us move and be uncomfortable when none of the high tables were full. Then we had to request our waitress to come back to our table so we could order drinks. She was conversating for a long time with the other waiters because no one was in the restaurant and they had nothing to do and it was hard to get her attention. Overall not worth it.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent time celebrating our anniversary with Jenia this evening! She was extremely professional, friendly, and knowledgeable on the menu. The drinks and food were delicious and the staff was absolutely fantastic company!
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 1, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m not one to leave reviews, but after spending over $700 for 4 people I think people should know… Yes -$700! Of course I knew the cost, of course I saw the menu…and I would have been happy to pay that amount if it was worth it. It was not. First; there isn’t a dress code so don’t bother. People in there with tshirts and baseball caps. The hostess was furthest from dressed nicely Secondly; when we had questions on the wine list our server said “I’m only 20years old so I can’t drink, I’m not sure” and we got no guidance. For the cost of a bottle of wine they should have someone who can help. Thirdly; the food was less that exciting. It was average. But we sure paid WAY ABOVE average cost. Our table even had a debate if the steak ounces were accurate (ps. Our server didn’t seem super confident) Fourth; there’s gratitude automatically included. Thank goodness we caught it because our server sure didn’t say anything. Lastly; I asked our server about the $10/person we had to pay for our reservation and she didn’t even know about it! She had to go ask someone. Overall- highly DO NOT recommend Carbon Steak. Their website and social media make it come off like it’s super high end and elite. It’s not. You’ll end up spending (overspending) for quality that across the board just isn’t there. Spare yourself the money and go to any other nice restaurant downtown.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing staff and service. Beautifully decorated. Food was just okay. Shareable sides were not big enough to share. Smoked duck was delicious. Lamb chops were a bit fatty and unevenly seasoned.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 1, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience.

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  16. dinnerout

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    It's not that the food was bad, just not worth the money we paid. The hostess was not dressed appropriately for a "high end" restaurant, it was freezing cold in there, it took a long time to get salad and then a long wait for the entree. The tables are very plain, nothing on them, no linens, just 1 candle. Very loud. Our server was very good. Food was just average.

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  17. Tony

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Flavor of food was outstanding. Cocktails are a little basic and bland for the price. My biggest compliant is that it was cold partially because the main door has nothing blocking the cold air when the door is opened. This caused my food to get cold very quickly.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 1, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience.

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  18. RogerH

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a fantastic I will most definitely be go going back.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 1, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I have never been a fan of steakhouses because I think my experience has always been overpriced mediocre food. Until Carbon! Honestly, it was one of the best food I have had at a steakhouse. The food was cooked perfectly like we had asked. For food 10/10. No doubt. The ambiance could use some help. The room is very dark. I have been at this space before it was a steakhouse for a private event. The room gets REALLY loud. There were moments it got loud but I am not a stickler for ambiance as long as the food is good 😇kudos to the chef, our server and the young lady that was clearing our plates. Some favorites of the table were the wedge salad, rack of lamb, filet and the fudge cake.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 19, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience! Thanks again.

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  20. WillieW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would say that the experience was was fine. The food was not seasoned, especially the steak everything else as far as service, ambience and decor were perfect.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 1, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are grateful for your patronage and take your feedback seriously. As part of our commitment to providing exceptional service, we are constantly striving to improve and enhance our offerings. In light of your feedback, we have taken immediate action and have consulted with our Chef to conduct recipe reviews with the staff. This will ensure that our dishes are consistently prepared to the highest standards and that your dining experience exceeds your expectations. We appreciate your valuable feedback and look forward to serving you again soon.

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  21. MrJones

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizers were great. Both the bone marrow and lobster bisque were the best I've had in Milwaukee. The New York strip however was very underwhelming! The cut was extremely fatty and seasoning left something to be desired, even with the Carbon Butter helping out somewhat. Perhaps they do other cuts better, but Carson's, Carnevor, and Mo's have New York strips that are head and shoulders better! Plus the automatic 20% gratuity was a surprise!
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 1, 2024
    We are grateful for your feedback regarding your dining experience. We understand that we fell short of your expectations, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. We have brought the issue with the NY to the Chef and he will be more diligent in ensuring every cut is properly butchered. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent dining experience. We understand that we did not meet your expectations, and we apologize for any inconvenience that we may have caused. We have discussed the issue with the Chef, and he has assured us that he will be more careful in ensuring that each cut of meat is properly butchered. We hope to have the opportunity to provide you with an improved dining experience in the future.

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  22. MelissaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carbon was amazing! From the ambiance, to the service, to the food & drinks and beyond! Steaks were cooked to perfection and all the sides were served hot and were delicious. We had mushrooms, creamed spinach, garlic mashed, lobster mashed, Brussel sprouts, and the baked potato. The duck appetizer was one of the best items on the menu! Lamb chops are also amazing! It was my second time there and we will be back!!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Prefix meal for two with a modestly-priced bottle of wine was just shy of $500. The food was pretty good but definitely not worth that much. We’ve eaten at several high-end Milwaukee restaurants over the years and it’s rare that we’ll go over $350. Loud rap/ R&B music played almost the whole time, too. I like OutKast but not at a fancy steakhouse, albeit an “urban” one. Patrons were dressed very casually and we almost felt foolish for dressing up. Our server, however, was lovely. She was the best part of the experience.

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  24. MeganS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and even better food. Portion sizes are above average and drinks are mixed well - would recommend to friends!
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 23, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience.

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  25. Alexis

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time at Carbon. The first time I went, while nothing was inherently bad, the steaks were what fell short for me. I ordered a filet, and it was fatty, which I did not care for. However, my experience last night was very much worth the second try. I am a server at a Fine Dining Steakhouse myself, so naturally my expectations are a bit higher than the average person, but Christopher did not disappoint. He was poised, and insightful about the menu items. The server assistants were also on point. Never missed a refill on water, or new silverware as needed. This time around I had the Lamb chops with the Brussel sprouts. Both of those items exceeded my expectations, and definitely solidified my wanting to come back again. Great job Carbon. Certainly made up for my fatty steak the first time around.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 23, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful new restaurant and great food. Service was also wonderful. The perfect place for an upscale date. Definitely up there with Carnevor.

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  27. DriaH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the food , the staff , the experience was amazing, our waiter Christopher was fantastic. We will definitely be back !!
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 1, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience.

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  28. GijeilaR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The moment a father and daughters walked in. They got sent to the bar. They offered drinks to a 16 year old and 18 year old and assumed the father was their “man”. The father had to explain that they are young and he’s the father. Nothing really matter after that. Safe to say they will not be returning.

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  29. CBMke

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Good was good, but probably would not return on my own. Overall the vibe gave off upscale-ish hotel restaurant/bar. Felt cold and sterile - while also extremely cramped. Tables were way too close together, I had to walk through a maze just to use the bathrooms. Bathrooms… felt like a club, not an upscale restaurant, and were poorly renovated. The lighting was extremely off putting - they need to replace all lights with a warmer tone and not a daylight light bulb - it was to bright for a steakhouse Service was slow, we waited 30+ minutes on appetizers and the restaurant wasn’t even at 25% capacity. Food was decent, it’s a copycat of Carnevor across the street with a few signature items, but nothing that I would return for.

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  30. KSmith

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for their Valentine's Day Special, and each of the four courses were fantastic.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 23, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience.

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  31. AnthonyM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the 4 course Valentines special and it was delicious! Pricey but worth it!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food items weren’t available( seafood tower). The lobster bisque was generic. Ordered tomahawk medium rare was a bit blue but I’d prefer it that way than not. Could have been a bit more seared and salted. The service was impeccable despite.
    Carbon SteakResponded on February 11, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us. If you could kindly message us, we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you on your experience.

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  33. JeffreyM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This experience was unexpected, setting and atmosphere was very nice, however, the noise level from some of the guests were too loud. The prices on the menu were unexpected 😲, this establishment will probably fade in the night and fall because of over price and amount of 20% gratitude charges. You will at least expect a providing restaurant. This isn't one of these restaurants 😒.
    Carbon SteakResponded on February 11, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us. If you could kindly message us, we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you on your experience.

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  34. Penelope

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the crispy salmon. Had herb bread for an appetizer and desert I had the chocolate cake which was surprisingly very small of a portion for the price. The mushrooms, asparagus and mash potatoes were wonderful. Server was very attentive and friendly.
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 19, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience! Thank you again.

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  35. BrandonC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good experience, me and the wife will be back soon
    Carbon SteakResponded on March 1, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to making your experience even better. Our goal is to continually improve, and your feedback helps us do just that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing you with an even better dining experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When you walk into a place like Carbon with steaks pricing they way they are, you expect a level of excellence. My expectations were high. And they blew them all away. Every moment was absolutely delightful - from our amazing drinks at the bar from the talented mixologist, Isaac, to our charming and attentive server, Chris, to even the bussing by Nay. The appetizers (scallops - I could live on that sauce!) and steaks were the best I’ve ever had. My partner had the cowboy ribeye and every bite melted as you savored. My Berkshire pork easily rivaled any top dish at any restaurant. To top it off, it was my partners birthday and Chris hand delivered dessert and a card that he hand-drew signed by the chef, manager, and wait staff. Sorry, Lupi and Iris, I have a new favorite restaurant. And I can’t wait to come back and bring friends. Worth every penny.
    Carbon SteakResponded on February 10, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to your next visit, and many more to come!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The rack of lamb was outstanding, the drink I requested was not listed as a “menu” item and still the bartenders were able to accommodate. The restaurant was stunning & my very large party was placed in a very intimate, secluded area overlooking the restaurant. Unforgettable experience, I cannot wait to return.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    If this place is still open in a year, I’ll consider trying again. Everything about Carbon is positioned to challenge its cross-street rival, and yet it misses the mark every step of the way aside for the pricing. Service: •When our server presented the bottle of wine we ordered from the menu, I noticed it was a different vintage than printed in the book. After admitting she was only 19 and knows nothing about wine, our server assured us the bottle was “the same flavor profile” and assured us the typo in their menu would be updated next week. •Next we ordered our entrees. My wife asked what the Au Poivre add-on was to the steak. Instead of saying “peppercorn crusted with sauce” she tried to describe it as “it’s, you know, more of an earthy flavor” •My KC strip was delivered MEDIUM while my wife’s filet mignon was MED RARE, opposite of what we both ordered. •How does a $100+ steakhouse not have a sommelier? Food: •Despite being cooked to incorrect temperature, the steaks were both flavorful •Bone Marrow was a delicious smoked flavor and paired well with the shallot jam & chimichurri but should have been served with an appropriate utensil to scoop out of the bone •Onion soup was the dish of the night •Scallops were over-salted •Brussels were uninspired •Shishito peppers were tasteless Ambiance: •Back half of the restaurant is well decorated, but as you move closer to the bar and entrance it feels like they ran out of money. Black curtains and fluorescent are the predominant feature in the front half of the room. TLDR: If you want a premium steakhouse experience, go elsewhere in Milwaukee until Carbon’s prices and service find some equilibrium.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Best part was the Seared Scallops, wine selection, and service. Beyond that, don't waste your time or money. Steaks were cooked well but, the cuts are not great Whatever you do, DO NOT order the side of Alasakan King Crab for $57; you literally get 5 half very small crab legs which are dry, think bad Vegas buffet style legs. The Fondant Potatos (spell check) for $12/13 are 6 peices of sliced potatoes that are undercooked and soggy. I really wish we would have liked this better but I don't think we will be coming back. That steak place across the street is 100x better. Or just go to about any other decent steak house around the corner or down the street. Tldr: Bad value for money and not close to justifying the cost. "We appreciate your feedback, but did want to touch on a few points in your review. Can you elaborate as to what you mean by "the cuts are not great?" The King Crab pairing we offer is fresh, roasted, and is a 1/2 lb serving. Can you specify what the issue was? The spelling of Fondant Potatoes is correct on our menu and the price is $13. We're a little confused, hopefully you can clarify. If the potatoes were undercooked, how could they also be soggy?" So here is a more detailed review: The steak is under seasoned and taste like a cheap steak I could buy from the store and cook myself. If you stick a potato in a vat of oil, cooked or uncooked, it is going to be soggy. If you think $2 a peice for that dish is a good price, someone needs to look at the menu and rethink your prices. That crab leg was one lf the worst tasting crabs I've had and that includes buffet legs. It was super dry with almost zero meat in them at all. Half point maybe before it was cooked and basically turned into crab jerky. If there wasn't butter it would have been almost inedible.Fyi we spent close to $600 for 2 people. I'm sorry but I'm not sending back food because I've never been here. Maybe this is what you have to offer.

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  40. RandolfB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Apps were good the cowboy steak was bland at best bill came for the 2 of us was $362 I paid cash so I gave the waitress $450. Which is a good tip and I like to take care of the waitresses. But I was told that the tip was probably already on the bill? Not sure if that is the norm there? Anyways I probably wouldn’t come back! Sorry but the steak was not good!
    Carbon SteakResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us. If you could kindly message us, we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you on your experience.

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Carbon Steak is rated 3.8 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

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725 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wisconsin Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Quinn
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (414) 763-7770
  • Private party facilities
    Private mezzanine overlooking the main salon for up to 20 seated and 40 standing. Please contact for more information: info@carbonsteak.com
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