Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant
Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bacchusmke.com/
  • Phone: 4147651166
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: Open for select special occasions and available for private events
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Adam Siegel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Party Options Available
  • Private Party Contact: Tricia Smith 4147651166

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prospect Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $4 for dinner.
A word from Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant
Bacchus offers contemporary American cuisine in a stylish, modern and sleek setting overlooking Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee. Boasting one of the city's most extensive wine lists and a menu that features seasonal, local ingredients, Bacchus is overseen by James Beard Award-winning chef Adam Siegel. Several private rooms, including a beautiful glass-enclosed conservatory, are available for business and social occasions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)romantic (63)fit for foodies (60)notable wine list (60)good for groups (24)scenic view (21)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (9)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Always a Wonderful Visit
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Another great visit to Bacchus! Our servers, Dan and Daniel, could not have been more attentive, knowledgable and friendly. If you're not much of a meat-eater as a couple of us are not, there's a vegetarian menu available ( just ask) with a selection that has pasta and more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Bacchaus has been my favorite restaurant to go to when in Milwaukee on business. Was underwhelmed this time. The food was good but not great. My wife's spatzel was so salty she could not eat it. When it came time for the check, the waiter was AWOL for ten to 15 minutes. I regret that this was the one time my wife was with me in Milwaukee and that she did not have a chance to experience Bacchaus at its best.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a memorable evening
    longstemmedrose
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was more than prompt. Manager was gracious and checked back several times...and also presented a complimentary amuse bouche. The evening's multi-course menu was creative and mostly paired to very good wines. It was a delicious and memorable evening. The staff, the food and the ambiance were all"first-rate". We especially found the cheese presentation with goat cheese paired to fino sherry to be very adventurous and successful. The foie gras course could not have been any better...it was exceptional ! For Friday evening, the dining room was only moderately busy, which made our experience even more intimate and special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Team Dinner
    jstlvfud
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a team celebration dinner at Bacchus and it was wonderful. There were 7 of us in the group and the service and food were wonderful. Fantastic wine list with both well known favorites and a few hidden gems that surprised me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Veal Ravioli!!! The rest just good
    Kenni
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had a series of small plates for dinner. The staff did an excellent job selecting the cheeses for our cheese board. The Veal Ravioli are to die for!! Up near the top of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. I don't say food is great unless it is truly outstanding. The sauce has what I can only call a savory butterscotch flavor. Unique! The Foie Gras was terrific according to my husband. He even offered me some despite the fact I don't eat organ meat. It was that good. Seafood Ravioli and Spinach Risotto fritters were good but not outstanding. A bit disappointing after the Veal ravioli. I've already raved about the veal ravioli to my friends and co-workers. If you go that is the item you Must Have.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of Milwaukee's Best
    JRPfeffVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We cycle through the Bartolotta restaurants for special occasion dinners. It had been a while since going to Bacchus. Our meal was absolutely great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    ycook4
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We always know that we will get an excellent meal when we go to Bacchus and this visit was no different. The porterhouse for 2 was outstanding! Our servers were very attentive. It was a most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    petcop
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We enjoyed a dinner at this elegant place. The service was attentive and open to your queries. Excellent bread (which is not always the case in good restaurants). The scallops opened our eyes to a development of Robluchons famous recipe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bacchus first timers
    urbandiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner was delicious. Our filets were perfectly cooked. The atmosphere was calm and not rushed. At the end of our dinner, our server brought a special desert for our daughter's celebration which was a nice personal touch. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed my Birthday at Bacchus
    hvfunwithgrandson
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My grandson & I make Bacchus our special place. He loves their chicken and compares other restaurant's preparation to Bacchus and they never measure up!! He also recommends their gingerale......its "homemade" and he test the wait staff to see if his glass is kept full. Again they didn't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for a special occasion
    foodconnoisseur
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. There are many wonderful dining choices in Milwaukee and this one is tops so far for us. The service and food were superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finalfling
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Bacchus is a delightful restaurant in a lovely building near Lake Michigan. The beautiful wood bar is separate from the restaurant area so any noise from it does not affect the dining room. Food is well prepared and presented. There is a tasting and pairing menu if one chooses it -- very well done. The menu is nicely balanced and the food is delicious. The wait staff is very efficient and friendly and the manager checks each table to see that everything is going well. (He must put 100 miles on his shoes every night!!) This is a well managed and very tasty restaurant. Everything is done well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jcvbear
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went here for our wedding anniversary. Service was so nice, we were treated attentively. We chose the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. It was fantastic and we were happy with our choice. When we go back though, it would be with a group of friends. We do not care for the seating, where one person sits against the wall on a bench and the other sits across the table in a chair, all in a row with the other diners. It does not make for a romantic meal when you feel as though you are sharing such close space with the diners next to you. We could hear their whole conversation and so had more difficulty having one of our own. It was the only downside to this fabulous meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    jaminb236
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Restaurant was very nice and appealing to the eye, staff was very kind and patient. Food left a bit to be desired for the price, but still good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, fantastic
    Jody
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Since first going to Bacchus, we've found the food extraordinary, the service fantastic, the wine list and dessert excellent. We love the ambience, no matter what season. We will continue to return to Bacchus as we can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MKEdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went to Baachus on a beautiful summer night so take advantage of their charming patio with a great view of Lake Michigan. Service was outstanding, as always. The scallops and the veal chop were both delicious. Very nice wine by the glass choices. Perfect little dinner for two on a schools night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for vegetarians, too!
    Phinster
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wonderfully unexpected vegetarian menu! The caramelized cauliflower was absolutely delicious and just the right helping size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal and Service
    Kevin
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    4 of us had the summer 6 course tasting menu and it was fantastic. Gazpacho, Salmon Mousse, Scallops, Pork Belly, Rib eye, and finally a Coconut Sorbet with a Mango gellee(sp). Each course was a pleasant surprise and each was perfectly prepared and presented. I only wish I had the memory and the ability to give each course the description and detail they deserve. The restaurant is understated elegance and the servers were impeccable. Although I do not partake….a friend said the wine list was amazing. Was not an inexpensive experience but if I could I would do it again and again. I have done tastings in the past and love trying things that I may not normally order because I havn't tried them before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best I had in twon!
    Jahenson
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I was in town for the northwestern mutual annual meeting. Best meal of the week. I will be thinking about it for a long time! Excellent staff and outstanding wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu has changed
    TobbaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The menu has changed since we last dined. They have many more small plates and it seems less entrée choices than I remember. My husband was initially disappointed they did not offer a caesar salad, but really enjoyed the spinach/egg offering. The bread choices are delicious with something for everyone. The Halibut and steak were done to perfection, but our guests thought the veal chop was "chewy" and the lamb chops nothing special. The drinks were made very well and the wait staff was attentive. We were celebrating birthdays and they were very generous with the desserts. The chocolate and strawberry mousse were the best!! Sorbets were very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner.
    bamwrmAZres
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner, just the two of us. The wine list was extensive with some excellent wines. The food was perfect, so delicious and the presentation was great. The two waiters we had were very nice. Friendly, professional and efficient. We look forward to coming back often. We live in Milwaukee only for the summer and in Arizona for the winter, so we will see you each summer when we are here. Will highly recommend your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only knock
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I get they make their money with booze but you can keep it within reason. Come on $20 for a Grey Goose and Cranberry?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Tops in every way-food creative, service perfect, beautiful interior setting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bacchus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Thank you for yet another wonderful experience at Bacchus! The service was excellent, and the food was spectacular! We are always blown away whenever we come to Bacchus!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night out
    RtinocVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is our second time dinning at Bacchus and it never disappoints. Service is impeccable and food is fantastic. It is expensive, so you might consider it "a special occasion" choice, but it is worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Perfect
    Randolphite
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We started with scallops with a citrus salad and risotto/spinach ravioli. Both were perfect. The asparagus salad was perfect. Entrees' of Halibut and lamb chops were just outstanding. The brown butter cake with pineapple was very good, but not as good as everything else. We also felt the size of this dessert was too small to warrant the high price. Overall we felt we got good value but just a little bit cheated on dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relaxation
    whitefox
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Very relaxing evening - splendid service and food. Our guest was impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 20th Anniversary!
    FeedMe
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Many fantastic dinners here, and this was no exception. Actually reasonably priced for the quality and quantity of food. More people should visit this Milwaukee jem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not live up to the hype
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We ordered the chef's menu. Six courses of the chef's choosing paired with wines. The first course was a beet gazpacho in a shot glass. We were told to "shoot it". It was the consistency of pudding and not "shootable" we had to eat it with our forks. The wine with this course and the next was horrible and not at all good with either course. Our 3rd course was a scallop. Yes, A single quarter-size scallop and not a jumbo. One of our drink pairings was a homemade lemoncello that was like moonshine! A salted caramel the size of a bouillon cube and a s'mores dessert the size of a quarter. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED in this restaurant! Not only were the portions tiny but the wine pairings were horrible they should have tried the food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    AprilShowers
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. It was absolutely perfect. Fantastic food, top notch service, and great ambience. I highly recommend Bacchus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful experience!
    out2dine
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    From the atmosphere on the terrace to the array of dishes we experienced, I would always choose Bacchus! Our server was so friendly and gave just the tight amount of attention on our special night out. So many special touches - can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Anniversary Spot
    chrisg
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We dined here for our anniversary recently and were stunned with the level of service from the staff. They were so helpful and knowledgable of the menu and wines. Anyone that is looking for a truly wonderful culinary experience must try the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. So delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • WindLakeDiners123
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had dinner on a Saturday evening and the food was outstanding along with excellent service! We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone celebrating a special occasion or just wanting a fantastic meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was delicious and very fresh. Very nice space, good vibe and noise level. Comfortable. Excellent service and wine list. Very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnC
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    interesting menu, very tasty food, service was excellent
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    illinifrank
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This was our first visit to Bacchus in Milwaukee and what a great experience it was. The Service was excellent and the Food outstanding. The Atmosphere was very nice, making it an all-around wonderful experience for us. We will definitely pass this on to our friends and will most definitely be back. Thank-you Bacchus staff for an excellent dining experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful
    Retiredbanker
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I've been dining ar Bacchus since they opened, and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming01
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I have had dinner at Bacchus multiple times and each was a delight. From the first glass of wine until the last, it was a pleasant experience. I will certainly be coming back for another great evening either for work or pleasure. Thank you
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • filet was great
    PBandJ
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My date and I started with the flat bread and veal ravioli appetizer. They were both way too small for the price and the taste was nothing remarkable.Then we ordered two salads. Mixed greens salad and lump crab salad. Both were just fine but again nothing remarkable. For our main dish we both ordered the filet on top of a potato mash. It was excellent. Prepared perfectly and flavor was very good. For the price of the salad and appetizers I would have rather ordered another tasty main dish to split with my date. Other than that, the place looked fancy but didn't wow us and service was very good.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food & Great Service
    NiMo
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The staff is friendly and very accommodating. It was only our second time to this restaurant and I must say that it was just as great as our first visit. The menu has breadth and they have a separate vegetarian menu that is fit for foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet