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Bacchanale
Bacchanale

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
  • "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
  • "Always great food and atmosphere! Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "With the change of ownership, Bacchanale was a completely different experience! The food was fresh, light and delicious. We would definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "My latest experience at Bachanale (I have been about 5 times before) was a disappointment. Particularly in the service that was received. It was very uninterested. The restaurant was not busy on the night we ate there and the owner was even on sight! I understand "off" nigths which I hope was the case. Normally, I have enjoyed my experience and the food at this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "The food was very well prepared. The wine list was excellent with offerings in every varietal one could want to drink. Appetizers are well done and entrees are of good size and well prepared. The building and set up are unique and the back bar is really beautiful."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "After having a couple below average meals in this beautiful town, finding Bacchanale was a tasty relief.. Very good food, a tad tightly packed in by the front window, but the vibe is pleasant and friendly and the food was very good."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Great food for a moderate price. Waiter was super attentive"
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "Wonderful dinner. We never even got to entrees. Great wine selection. We'll be back before we leave town."
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "Really good food! A little too loud but tolerable. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "We had reservations at 6:30 and were the second table seated and found it a bit odd that we had to sit upstairs near the wait-station but we sat and began our meal. Our waiter was a bit odd and overbearing he brought us our menus printed on good ole' white copy paper... then he just stood there a few feet away waiting for us to make our selections he also lurked as we paid the bill and filled out his tip. The biggest issue is that we were sat at the table that gets hit with a piercing ray of light that makes it impossible to see anything, even across the table, even with my sunglasses on. It got so hot I started to sweat, as we were paying our bill the owner came by and said she was sorry and offered to move us over one table. TOO late!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "This restaurant has a lovely interior and friendly, helpful service. The problem is the food, which is mediocre, at best. We had a table of 8 people and only two of us really enjoyed our meal. Nothing was bad, just extremely average. The pasta was overcooked and mealy, and many of the flavors in the dishes we ordered just weren't well conceived or executed. The lamb chops and the flatbreads were the best things on the menu. The remainder of the menu was not worth anhone's time. Now that we have eaten at Django, which has the same owners, we have faith that the owners of Baccanale will eventually bring this restaurant up to Django's standards, but it has quite a ways to go."
    Dined on 8/17/2013