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Review of Carnevor

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Tue, 27/07
Ranked #34 of 1,443 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Wisconsin
Description: Milwaukee's premier steakhouse, Carnevor is one of Wisconsin's most acclaimed fine dining destinations. 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 to guarantee the most succulent and tender beef. And with a wine list featuring more than 780 selections, you'll always find the perfect bottle to uncork with your meal.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came in from Maryland for the weekend and had dinner at Carnevor to celebrate her birthday and retirement. Eric did a great job greeting us and made the night very special. The food was delicious, We will definitely make the trip back.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Thank MDforever12
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Reviewed 9 April 2021

After more than a year we were finally able to travel to Wisconsin from Connecticut and visit our daughter. The first place we planned on going was Carnevor as it had been her favorite restaurant.

Unfortunately most of the meal felt off. We had a 9pm reservation and they sat us promptly. From that point forward are server became semi MIA. There was a large party of 15-20 on the other side of our table for 4 so perhaps that distracted her??

In any event, the service was spotty. Nothing came at the same time until the dinner entrees. We started with the large Seafood tower. Utter disappointment. The oysters were clean and delicious. The mussels had decent flavor. The crab legs were plentiful but absolutely tasteless. Worse were the shrimp cocktail which were soft and mushy. We do not know if COVID affected when and from whom they receive the fresh seafood, but if there is an issue, JUST DON'T SERVE IT.

My daughter ordered lobster bisque when the tower was awful. It was delicious and she devoured it.

Cocktails and the bottle of Caymus were very good and the decanter they utilized was very fun shaped.

We all ordered steaks for dinner with different finishings and several sides. Those were all delicious. We had plenty of leftovers and we gladly took them home.

At the end of the night we all thought the meal was decent, but for $700+ for a party of four, it fell far short of expectations.

We will give it another try at some point? Sure. That being said, there are several high end steakhouses in the Milwaukee area we have yet to try and based on this latest average experience at Carnevor, we plan on venturing elsewhere before going back for a return visit.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 26 March 2021

Celebrated our 71st birthday in Milwaukee. Right down the street from Metro Hotel where we spent the night. Everything there was 1st class. From the first person we were greeted by to our server and waitress Ali. This could be THE best steak I have ever eaten. Period. All the food was fantastic. My wife loved her lobster bisque soup. Too bad it is 120 miles away from us. Would love to visit more often.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Thank Glenn J
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Reviewed 10 September 2020

I booked dinner at Carnevor to celebrate my friends 40th Birthday. What a fabulous dining experience, the manager Mark had a personalized birthday card at the table for her when we arrived, our server Diana was absolutely top notch, so friendly and fun! The food and ambience was wonderful. Thank you for making her birthday so memorable. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank JoanneP1020
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SURG_RestaurantGroup, Owner at Carnevor, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2020


Thank you so much for this kind review! We are so grateful to have been a part of your friend's special day and appreciate you coming in. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 14 May 2020

This restaurant was wonderful. They had a large table for all 6 of us. The service was excellent, the pace of the dinner was fantastic and we loved the menu offerings.

Date of visit: December 2019
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