By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor 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 & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.