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Bavette's Bar and Boeuf

218 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908
+1 312-624-8154
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
218 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's difficult to get reservations and parking sucks (Valet is at the corner intersection just west of the restaurant), but glad I finally got to dine here. I enjoyed by dry-aged ribeye steak while my wife had the beef strogonoff which was also really good....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andrew Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here after visiting Merchandise Mart for dinner and we were very impressed with the cool Atmosphere, it’s dimly lit and has an upbeat vibe. We’ve dined in most of the steak houses in chicago but this one is different. You could have a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarathonDiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a family dinner while I was in town visiting. Incredible steak, strong cocktails and outstanding service. I loved the vibe of Bavette's, too. I'd recommend this spot to anyone looking for a great steakhouse in Chicago.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LoOnTheGo-DotCom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here recently, and had a decent meal. Decor very nice, a little too dark for my liking. Reading the menu was a challenge - take your phone. The food was OK, but for a city with many restaurants that boast of their steak, the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a heads up, they do not serve Bavette (I am French and got mislead by the name of the restaurant). Food was very expensive and not up to our expectations. My boyfriend lamb was very fatty with only very little meat. My fries were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lalaliy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprising venue, excellent food, very good service. Still, compared to European standards prices are over the top. Glad I was here on invitation. 150$ a person is what you will spend on average.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank peter_DJ66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two couples, had reservations and were seated immediately. Excellent service and guidance from John. The avocado/crab salad was fantastic, burgers could not get any better and the bourbon pours were generous. Great place to dine with friends in a casual setting with professional service and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a reservation for two at 7pm. The man at the entrance did not find it. Instead to apologize, he was very unfriendly. We had to wait more than 1h and had got a terrible table.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Frederic L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal at Bavette's. I liked the speakeasy vibe. The dining room is accessed from a small nondescript lobby, then the space opens up dramatically to reveal mirrored walls, dark wood and red velvet banquettes. We were seated right away (7pm on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Late_Apex_014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best places I ever visited. Food is outstanding. We had the seafood tower (clams, king crab, shrimps and the like) for starters and great filter mignons after that (sizes differ for your appetite). BYOW was good for us. But they also have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 822peterk
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Response from richardbL6837CD | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I do not know there fee.
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Response from Chicago_EM13 | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to be 21 to dine st the restaurant
8 July 2017|
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Response from Jim T | Reviewed this property |
Over the bridge on Wabash to Kinzie turn left. Up the road about 4 blocks on your right. However long that takes you to walk. I would say at least 20 minutes if you are taking a leisurely stroll.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > River North
  • Neighbourhood: River North
  • Phone Number: +1 312-624-8154
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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.
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