We have reopened our doors at our new location, around the corner:
217 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, Wi 53202
HOURS: Tues, Wed, Thurs 11am -9pm
Fri & Sat: 11am-10pm
We are a full service restaurant and butcher shop. Reservations are recommended, but walk ins are welcome.




For carry out, call (414) 273-3375 or order online at https://www.toasttab.com/bavette

Reservations Directions


With the ongoing and increased uncertainty over the spread of COVID-19, we have made the very difficult decision to close Bavette at the Market, due to the nature of the public market and its space, and out of concern for the safety and health of our employees and customers.
We are still open for pick up and delivery at the Milwaukee location.
Thank you for your support.
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MEQUON, WI 53092

(262) 236-9535




What started out as a butcher shop concept, has evolved and changed over the years to become a full service restaurant and butcher shop concept. On the one hand, Bavette is a modern rendition of a time honored tradition, which is that of the neighborhood butcher shop. Through the butcher shop, Bavette strives to honor those traditions of quality and excellence by sourcing whole animals raised responsibly on small, local farms and custom cutting the meat. By getting in whole carcasses, Bavette achieves more sustainability and less waste. In addition, Bavette provides total traceability of its meat back to a singular farm and a singular animal. At Bavette, the consumer will enjoy complete transparency of its food moving from farm to plate. In conjunction with the butcher shop, Bavette is also a restaurant, serving these meats on a daily changing menu consisting of salads, sandwiches, small plates, pâtès, cheese and charcuterie boards. What you see in the meat counter and on the menu each week are all from the same animal. The restaurant truly is a farm to table restaurant, sourcing not only the meat, but most of its produce from nearby farms. Ina addition to the highly seasonal menu, there are chef curated retail items, such as Wisconsin cheeses, local charcuterie, artisanal jams, pickles, salts, vinegars and oil. Going along with the thoughtful menu is a select and unique offering of craft beers, wines and cocktails.

Bavette is owned and operated by Karen Bell, a Milwaukee native with over 20 years culinary experience around the world. She has lived and worked in Chicago, San Francisco, Paris, Madrid and Caracas, with each place adding to her culinary identity. Along the way and as her career progressed, she became more interested in where our food comes from and how it gets to our plates. After opening and successfully running her own restaurant in Madrid, Spain, she decided to move back to Milwaukee to embark on a new chapter. Opening a butcher shop was her way of carrying on a dying craft, honoring time old culinary traditions as well as providing a direct link from farmer to consumer. When not in the kitchen, Bell has a passion for travel and food and wine from around the world and now leads food and wine trips to mostly Spain, but also Portugal and South America. Bell was honored to be nominated as a semi-finalist for James Beard Best Chef, Midwest region, in 2017 and a finalist in 2018.

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Jun 19

Gourmet Valencia & the Wines of Spain’s Mediterranean


More soon!

The farms we choose

We look forward to adding to the list of farms that we source from. We guarantee that every product in our shop has been raised and slaughtered according to our standards.


The cattle are pasture raised, grass-fed animals and are grain finished to add beautiful marbling to the beef. The farm is located 15 minutes from the processing facility keeping the stress of the animals low and the carbon footprint to a minimum.

THE VICTORY GARDEN FARM-turkeys & vegetables-

A 5 acre diversified family farm that specializes in fresh, healthy, high-quality food, including heirloom herbs, vegetables, and heritage breed poultry.


“We Sell Flavor” is their slogan. Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms, LLC has developed a special feeding program to enhance the flavor of the lamb, which is hormone and antibiotic free.

LOCAL FOODS-pork, bbef, chicken, vegetables-

They work directly with small local farms and vendors to ensure quality, freshness, and focus on building a robust community that encourages the best practices and supports our local food systems.

THREE BROTHERS FARM-eggs & chickens-

A 100-acre pasture-based farm in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, that raise sheep, flowers, and laying hens, and chickens.


All of their animals are raised strictly on pasture, where they eat what they love--grass, clover and other rich greens. This optimal living environment not only makes for the healthiest animals but the best tasting, most flavorful meats.


They are the only company in the U.S. to raise 100% of its veal calves in non-tethered, humane environments, and are proud to bring you their delicious, ethically raised, family-farmed veal.


Pinehold Gardens, Produce with Purpose, Centgraf, Lone Duck, Buddha Baby, Shared Seasons, LOTFOTL, Mushroom Mike, Victory Garden Initiative


Roelli, Uplands Farm, Carr Valley, Hook’s, Holland’s Farm, Hidden Springs, Landmark Creamery, Bleu Mont dairy, LaClare Farms, Emmi Roth, Red Barn Farms, Nordic Creamery