By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Aug 11, 2020 at 4:31 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

It’s been a rough ride for finer dining spots over the past five months, with many struggling with the pros and cons of offering carry-out or waiting to reopen their doors.

Among them is Carnevor, the upscale steakhouse at 718 N. Milwaukee St., which opened for a few brief weeks in April for carry-out before shutting their doors again and remaining closed for the duration of the summer.

But there’s good news on the horizon for those craving a good steak dinner. Carnevor is set to reopen its doors beginning Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m.

Safety protocols in place

Myriad safety precautions accompany the reopening. First and foremost, guests are strongly encouraged to make reservations for dine-in service, due to a limited capacity to maintain safe social distancing. Upon arrival for their reservations, guests are asked to maintain social distancing while being guided to their tables. Guests are asked to abide by the city’s mask mandate by wearing a mask in all common spaces within the restaurant. Guests are also encouraged to access the Carnevor menu on their phones to eliminated unnecessary contact with paper menus.

The restaurant has enacted numerous safety protocols to ensure a safe experience for guests and employees. Health and temperature checks will be required for all employees, and employees are asked to practice safe social distancing both at (and outside of) work to maintain their health and safety. In addition to advanced cleaning protocols throughout the restaurant, additional handwashing and sanitation stations will be available for use by both guests and employees.

Beginning Aug. 18, Carnevor will be open Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. Reservations can be made online or by or by phone at (414) 223-2200

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.