First off, I have to mention the vibe at Bavette's. It's not a stuffy, pretentious steakhouse, but rather a swanky, speakeasy atmosphere with exposed brick, and flickering candlelight. There is a great cocktail and wine menu, and I have to mention their BYOB "policy." It's not really a policy at all. Essentially, you're allowed to bring in your own bottle of wine, the only price is that you have to share one glass with someone in the restaurant. That could be a person of your choosing, or your server will pick someone (usually someone celebrating a special occasion). That's it! (I tried this and it was great!)
The restaurant features a nice variety of starters, salads, and seafood that are a great way to kick off your meal. The baked crab cake is wonderfully loaded with blue crab and accompanied with a side of remoulade. They certainly don't skimp on the seafood with this dish.
|Baked Crab Cake|
|Smoked Trout Caesar|
|Baked Goat Cheese|
There are other steak varieties available including several filet mignon options (petite, traditional, bone-in), and a 22 ounce bone-in dry aged ribeye if you're super hungry. Non-steak options include roasted bone marrow, broiled salmon, fried chicken, and shortrib stroganoff. There's really something for all taste buds. Unfortunately, I don't have photos of any of those items because we always have our heart set on the steak frites! Next time I should try something new...maybe.
|Chocolate Cream Pie|
I'm giving Bavette's...wait for it...a perfect 5 ghosts out of 5!
218 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654