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“Something for everyone”

Bavette's Bar and Boeuf
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Ranked #4 of 9,604 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wells/Franklin
Description: A stylish departure from a traditional steakhouse, Bavette's embraces French flair without the formality, blending fine dining with unabashed fun. Guests can indulge in seafood towers, richly flavorful ribeyes, classic side dishes and house made desserts, as well as classic cocktails and a well-curated international wine list.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great place with a variety of cuisines. Huge crab cake appetizer was marvelous - with a salad it could have been dinner. Pasta with spicy sausage and lemon was an interesting and tasty combo. Service was excellent. There is much to enjoy besides the steaks! A booth on the first floor is great!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
St. Louis, MO
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“This is a winner!”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We had the pleasure of eating at Bavette's recently and we are still talking about it. The oysters were the most flavorful I have had in forever...very fresh. My lamb chops were amazing and my partner's steak was very delicious too. Our waitress ( I wish I could remember her name) was there when you needed her, and out of site when you were enjoying the meal and the conversation. Michael, the manager was extremely accommodating and very gracious. The ambience is hip, yet far from trendy...very romantic!! I highly recommend it as a must try.

Visited June 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mouth Watering, Creative Dishes, Lots of Charm”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Bavette's we chose over the more well-known steakhouses for a night out while traveling to Chicago. A short cab ride from our hotel the reservation was decently easy to get (although at 9:45pm). By that time the bar area patrons dominated the place. Very cool restaurant, old french style country-house type environment. Miss-matching plates and a pre-war 1930's feel made it a really cool experience. Food was excellent, we both had the Filet which was cooked perfect. My only minor complaints were no cajun sear possible for the steak, no bloody mary's, Our table configuration was very close to the bar area and the seat facing in leaves your back to all of the action. This led to a large group at the bar yelling almost in my ear the entire dinner. Love the ambiance but could be a little more lit, walking around and seeing the menu are pretty difficult by candlelight. That being said, totally recommend this place! Maybe just a little earlier in the evening.

  • Visited July 2013
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Houston, TX
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Another Chicago gem not to be missed”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The atmosphere when you walk in is energetic and yet continental. The service was perfect and the food was wonderful. We plan on visiting again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Sort of a speakeasy...steak house, bar white tablecloth restaurant!
Interesting and unique menu with something for everyone. More than ample sized entrees and appetizers. Service was good. Wine and bar first class!

Visited June 2013
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