From Chicago Magazine:
"A discreet storefront gives way to this sexy bi-level restaurant. On the main floor, the tunes and decor evoke the Jazz Age; in the loungey basement parlor, classic cocktails embellish every table. It’s a place so alluring that it warrants ditching after-dinner plans in favor of another old fashioned. It’s a place that renews our faith in the steak house.
"The Bavette’s experience serves as a reminder that steak house meals needn’t mean stuffy service and unnecessarily colossal portions. In a time when menu after menu offers 'twisted' this and 'reimagined' that, this one is refreshingly straightforward: plump cocktail shrimp, buttery bone-in rib eye, double-boned Berkshire pork chop. Even pedestrian-sounding roasted chicken reaches succulence when bathed in a decadent jus—proof that the familiar can still dazzle."