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Bacchanale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thebacchanale.com/
  • Phone: (970) 349-5257
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 1:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Comfort Food, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Kate Ladoulis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Ladoulis (970) 349-5257

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free parking along Elk Avenue, both along the street and in free public lot just 1 block away.
A word from Bacchanale
The all-new Bacchanale is a modest Italian restaurant from the team that launched django’s restaurant at the base of Mt. Crested Butte in 2008. Our fresh and light menu will re-introduce you to simple flavors, colorful salads, artisan flatbreads and handmade specialties.

Our comfortable atmosphere will entice you to come every day. Join us nightly for dinner from 5-10pm, and pick your favorite spot: at the bar, the community tables, along the banquette benches, in our private dining rooms, or on the balcony overlooking it all.

During the summer, bistro seating on Elk Avenue let's you watch the action, enjoy the sunshine and surf the web, all while enjoying a Campari & soda.

At 7am every morning, we're up again to serve you organic coffee, fresh house-made pastries, and specialty breakfast items.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Aside from a mixup with our reservation, the staff was generally good and attentive. Mixed reviews on the food. The calamari appetizer seemed undercooked, limp and lacked anything special. My wife had an excellent soft-shell crab plate that we would order again. I had the striped bass with white kidney beans that sounded excellent on the menu, but lacked any pazzaz and was very disappointing. Great ambiance, but for the price, and the menu descriptions, I expeced more."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed entire evening. Loved the Striped Bass. My wife and I both loved the tomato and mozzarella salad. She had a manicotti dish that had tomato sauce drizzled over pasta with cheese and asparagus. Simply delicious. Especially the fresh tomato sauce."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant as we had a great experience at Django (same owner). Food is great, but portions are small. We waited over an hour for our food (many around us who were seated later got served before us). The food was really meager after a hard day of hiking, but we didn't want to order more and wait yet another hour for it. No bread was served and we had drunk too much wine without food. Small plates need to be served promptly and with the selected wine! Instead of leaving pleasantly satisfied, we went home and ate whatever we could find at our rental."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Not much to say = Had reservations at 7:00. We arrived on-time to a half full restaurant and were seated promptly. It was all down hill from there. Needless to say, 1.5 hours after arriving we still did not have our entrees and we left - enough said."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The Eggplant Pillows were awesome! Had the Braised Lamb Pappardelle for the second time & it was fabulous."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was highly rated so we gave it a shot. Some of the food we had was great like the meatballs (highly recommend). The other food was good but was priced a little high for the overall quality and flavor combo."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food, service and wine is always top notch at Bacchanale. The chocolate tart dessert soooo yummy!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had a problem securing a reservation for 1 at 6:30 but was able to get it if I put in for a party of 2. I was willing to sit at the bar and eat and the bartender was very busy but received some help from manager Chris and others just not all the time. Chris recommended the soft shell crabs stuffed with crab meat and they were excellent and tasted very fresh. I'm not a huge chocolate lover but the boutino that they had with sea salt on it was great. Well priced as well"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The staff was beyond outstanding. It is a pleasure to dine in a restaurant where the staff is working to make your dining experience pleasant. The food was excellent and the cocktails were first rate."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our second visit here, and they've made Some Menu changes that in my opinion have lessened the dining experience. Bring back the bruschetta and flatbreads; take off the meatballs."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Having eaten at Bacchanale's sister restaurant (D'jangos) the previous night, we had high expectations for our meal at Bacchanale. Unfortunately, the menu and our selections fell short of our experience the previous evening. We ordered the lamb pasta, the chicken picata, and the soft-shelled crabs--none of those dishes was notable in any way. The desserts (chocolate tart, neopolitan ice cream, polenta cake) did not seem to live into the sophisticated dining experience either...portions are small at this restaurant (and we are not big eaters), so order accordingly. The owners have a good thing going with D'jangos--I'm sure they will fine tune this establishment into it's potential after a season or two."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The restaurant is in a nice location and the staff very nice and attentive. We never order an appetizer as it usually proves to be too much but enjoyed the artichoke appetizer. For the entrees, my husband ordered meatballs over heirloom tomato, basil and olive oil and I ordered Chicken Picatta. There was a note that there was no pasta with the meatballs but my husband didn't realize the tomato/basil was a puree and out came 3 meatballs over puree. That was it. My chicken was a very small portion with mashed potatoes and 4 spears of asparagus. The "bread" was packaged breadsticks. We'd hiked 12 miles that day and normally don't eat huge meals but still, we stopped at a grocery store on the way to the hotel to augment our sparse meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Tried to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary combination, but apparently the management concentrated their efforts on a large group in the "back room". As a result everybody in our group of 6, as well as the servers suffered because of the lack of efficient timing from the kitchen. We gave up waiting for our order to be delivered to the table after more than an hour wait. We then opted for taking the order out after waiting so long, after sending some of our party home with the young children because it was getting late. Management and the owner need some re-education in how to run a restaurant, and customer service, because a simple apology is not enough to entice us back for a second chance."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My new favorite Crested Butte "regular" restaurant, after my old favorite turned out to be undependable. The new owners have redone the interior so well, service is unassuming and attentive, and the food is great. Loved the fried artichokes, polenta fries, shrimp and scallop linguine, fresh sea bass, and veggie cannelloni. I always try to make it for dinner here when I come to town. I always feel like the welcome at Bacchanale is so warm and sincere, which is so rare in any resort town where there is a constant stream of tourists."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This isn't the fanciest place in town, and doesn't try to be. But the food is good and the atmosphere is welcoming. The salads are filling (they can be a meal in themselves) and sharing is common so that everybody can try several things."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was our first time here. Cricket was our hostess and she was great. Made us feel welcome and gave us choices for our table. The food was excellent and the service was also. We can't wait until we are here again to enjoy this over the top restaurant in Crested Butte"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had dinner with our two girls ages 6 and 9 Thursday night. The food was all wonderful, the service very friendly but they lacked follow through. They took our younger daughters silverware and glass Saying they would bring her things her size then never did. We asked for hot cocoa For the girls and Never got it. I asked for my remaining pasta which was half My Dinner to be boxed up some could take it home. It disappeared and I never got it back. So I do Recommend the restaurant for its wonderful food (try the design your own bruschetta, the wild boar, and the shrimp pasta with hazelnut sundries tomato pesto-all amazing!) you may need to keep on top of the staff to get things done."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We loved this restaurant for the food, the atmosphere and the great people who work there! Delicious and fresh, we were so happy to have been able to enjoy a night here as part of our trip into CB. Most mountain towns are the same burgers and pizza places but CB is one of the best foodie places we have been to and Bacchanale is one of the best we have been to! Loved it!!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food is truly Italian not Italian American. Great variety in a small menu."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great new spot in the Butte. Food was delicious. Highly recommended for Italian on the liter side. Lasagna was great and brine chicken melts in your mouth."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The service was not great at a time when they were not all that busy. They messed up my steak order by not knowing what a "Pittsburgh" style steak means. Having said that the food turned out great. The Brussel sprout salad was delicious and the brick chicken is obviously their specialty. They recovered by cooking my steak properly and all was good. Service was a little slow, but we would go back again."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "not as good as i remembered. it was really busy, so maybe they need another chance"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food and wine......variety of menu made it easy to share and dishes complement"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Always great food and atmosphere! Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "After a day on the slopes, we were looking forward to the recommendation we received from those who visit Crested Butte annually. We were treated to a contemporary, warm and welcoming restaurant. We shared many dishes including the BYOB (build your own bruschetta), eggplant rounds and a very thin, delicious flatbread. Some well chosen dishes provide variety, yet the menu is modestly sized, something I appreciate in a restaurant. The fish baked in parchment was beautifully presented as well as the various salads we enjoyed. If you're in need of heartier fare, there were pasta and meat dishes from which to choose. Service was attentive, friendly and genuine."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My wife and I were visiting Crested Butte for President's Weekend and in looking for a restaurant for Saturday night, a long time friend and CB local recommended we try the 'new' Bacchanale. Overall, the service as well as our dinners, were very good - my wife and I both commented positively on the upscale menu and new decor... and while we both enjoyed our meals, we felt the portions were somewhat on the small side (though proportionally priced) and the decor, while nicely done, was on the 'cold side', i.e., it could use some warmer colors and interesting artwork on the walls... overall, a good 'redo' of the 'old' Bacchanale but stills needs to define who it is in the local restaurant market. Would we go back? maybe, maybe not..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wonderful tasty food - great service - excellent place"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The atmosphere felt like you're part of the family. They we're genuinely happy to have you there. I enjoyed visiting with the hostess and owner particularly. Oh wait the bartender and waitstaff were equally as interesting. The lasagna was especially good as well as the kale and Brussels sprouts salad. Share it ! Well be back each time were in town."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great place, very welcoming, comfortable, reasonable prices, and very good food. The wine prices are competitive but the wine pour seems a little short."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We celebrated our engagement at this restaurant. The food is amazing and has a warm feel inside. It also has a unique menu that was really good. The service was great too and Chris one of the owners came by and made sure everything was perfect. Check it out."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was delicious across the board. The service and attention we received were wonderful. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The only notable positive for my wife and me was the service. The food was fair at best, the quantities were very skimpy, and the prices were high. The noise level was very high. My wife and I were sitting across from each other and still had trouble hearing. We will not return."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Ou New Year's Eve dinner was fabulous. The food was wonderful, service great (even though it was quite busy) and we could actually hear each other talk! We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "While I really enjoyed our food at Bacchanale and our waitress was lovely and very accommodating, we had to wait for 30 minutes to be seated after our reservation time, then another fifty minutes to get our food. When we got our food, my husband's fish was not cooked and it took another ten minutes to get his dish back. So...the food was tasty, but the restaurant seemed understaffed."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Baccanale seems to get better with each visit. The menu is interesting and everything tastes so good. It is a wonderful addition to the Crested Butte restaurant scene. Make time for a visit when you are in CB!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We were in Crested Butte in a family holidays and this was a great choice, friendly staff, great food and great ambiance, We had our baby with us and even if it was not a kind of restaurants you see a lot of kids, they were super friendly and got a table where we could have the stroller just beside us. I highly recommend the place."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The Bacchanale is always great! Super yummy food, great service and a cozy atmosphere. We really love the brussels sprout warm side."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The only complaint we had was that it took so long to enjoy our meal. This is really due to us going the busiest week of the year, the busiest year of Crested Butte history. Everywhere we went seemed to be out of things and understaffed. The food was great, the town is delightful and the ambiance and staff excellent."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Trilby & I had a superb dining experience a the Bacchanale in Crested Butte. The flavors were exquisite, the wine pairing worked perfectly, and the service was first rate. What more can one ask? We'll be back."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This was our second time to the Bacchanale and everything was perfect. One person in our party said their fish was the most perfectly cooked fish he had ever had. The menu is full of progressive foods, fun to discover for the first time. LOVE the Sicilian influence, especially after having spent time in Italy. Brings back many fond memories."
    Dined on 12/22/2013