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Carnevor

#103 of 1,355 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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718 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Wisconsin)
+1 414-223-2200
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Milwaukee's premier steakhouse, Carnevor is one of Wisconsin’s most...
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 Kobe, imported from Japan to guarantee the most succulent and tender waygu. And with a wine list featuring more than 400 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.
Please call restaurant to arrange large party reservations.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Food & Service in Milwaukee

We had a Surg Restaurant Group gift card and decided to try Carnevor last night as we had heard good things. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the service was amazing! We ordered the Calamari as an appetizer and the flavor on the Calamari alone was out of this world. You didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracy T
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a Surg Restaurant Group gift card and decided to try Carnevor last night as we had heard good things. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the service was amazing! We ordered the Calamari as an appetizer and the flavor on the Calamari alone was out of this world. You didn't even need the... More 

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Thank Tracy T
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Carnevor, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your night out with us, Tracy! We can't wait to have you back and hope you check out some of our other SURG Restaurants, too. Thanks for taking the time to write this amazing review! More 

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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was excellent and the service was outstanding. The calamari was done appropriately and it had a hint of spice on the crust. The root vegetable soup was very flavorful and had a very little hint of sweetness highly recommend trying it. It was a special so they may not have it. The steak was done as ordered and... More 

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Thank Peg B
Jacksonville, Florida
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129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

$73 for a steak? In Milwaukee? You betcha. The food was good but not that good. The short ribs that I had were too salty. A typical steakhouse menu. Very well trained staff. May be a good place to take a business colleague who doesn't really know food but will be impressed with the reputation and prices.

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Thank SunDogandCompany
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have not been here for several years because last time it was a total rip off . This time was worse , some business associates wanted to "Treat Us " , at CARNEVOR !!?? I looked at the wine list and they were tripling the price of wine locally available, I am ok with double, I get it ,... More 

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Thank Mugatooo
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Carnevor, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear about your recent experience with us at Carnevor. We would like to extend the opportunity for you to discuss this in more detail with the General Manager. We are always looking for ways to improve as a restaurant and hope to resolve this situation with you- please email Eric at eric@carnevor.com. We appreciate you... More 

Brookfield, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

My husband and I travel frequently-resulting in eating out quite bit. Carnevor was good but in both of our opinions---there is better in Milwaukee. Atmosphere was good. A good choice for a business dinner. However, tables were worn and lacking linens which I would expect at this price point. Service was attentive and met expectations. Food was good not outstanding.... More 

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1 Thank A E
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Carnevor, responded to this review

Thank you so much for providing us with feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve and will take your experience at Carnevor into account to grow as a restaurant. We do hope you stop in to give us another chance. Best regards, SURG Restaurant Group More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Had a business dinner here and service was good. Food was solid....good wine selection and cocktails. Standard Fare for a high end steak house..although I would say..just a tad more expensive that usual..with really nothing that would separate them from others. The heirloom tomato salad was really good and the 3 steak offering was what I had (Kobi, Prime and... More 

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Thank Damon W
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is an excellent steakhouse, with a good variety of choices. The steaks are outstanding and there is a very good selection of interesting side dishes to go with them.

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Thank Jeff N
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Great atmosphere great food great drinks. Perfect place I take my wife here every time we. Come up to Milwaukee. Any special occasion anniversary birthday or just a fancy date night we make the two hour drive up from Illinois to go here. I can't say enough good things about carnevor

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2 Thank Josh W
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Manager at Carnevor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Josh! If you haven't heard yet, we're moving to a new home down the block next month. Hope to see you back in December to check it out! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

My GF and I had the ravioli that was very good. We also had the shrimp appetizer then when bathed with the sauce was just outstanding. She had the petite filet which did not even need the knife to cut it melted like butter and tasted fantastic. I had the dry aged NY Strip which was phenomenal. To end the... More 

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2 Thank peeps316
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Excellent steak! Wait staff is on point and atmosphere is sexy. Our returning out of town family and friends consistently request return visits. We are always happy to oblige.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 718 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    (Wisconsin)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-223-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

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 Kobe, imported from Japan to guarantee the most succulent and tender waygu. And with a wine list featuring more than 400 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.
Please call restaurant to arrange large party reservations.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?