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
108 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (92)romantic (78)notable wine list (70)fit for foodies (60)good for groups (24)scenic view (21)neighborhood gem (15)hot spot (13)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Expensive but Excellent
    K007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service and food were both outstanding- as usual for Bacchus. It's pricey, but easily one of the best restaurants in town.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was outstanding. Went for a special occasion and they acknowledged it when we sat down. The waiter started out with us but the other girls that helped out were seen more and they were great. Very knowledgeable and helpful with some picks from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweetest Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Looking for a great spot for an excellent Filet! This is the place. The desserts have something to be desired though. Ordered Carrot Cake. I received 3 small crumbs which they called Cake. Enough for one bite. They raved about their pastry chef. The carrot cake was good. But the serving was ridiculous ..,,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing place
    schmitt
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food and service! Will be back for sure. Loved everything we had!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our dinner for two couldn't have been any better. We had a knowledgeable and pleasant server and received attentive service. All courses were delicious and plated beautifully. The desert was creative and delicious and enough to share. Definitely would recommend for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I at at Bacchus and the food was terrific. She had the Halibut with the beet salad, and I had the scallops with the heirloom tomato salad. Both seafood dishes were outstanding and she loved her beet salad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best Dining Experience
    TheJoeFin
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Bacchus was an incredible experience. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and did a great job assisting in pairings. Then the food was outstanding! Highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    Bildo
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Friendly staff and great food. Nice place to go for special occasions. Would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This was such a great restaurant on so many levels. Normally I don't write reviews, but this warrants one. The food was some of the best I've ever eaten, words can't describe how good it was. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the amount of dessert I got. I ordered the "Chocoholic" and it tasted extraordinary, but for $11 I would've liked to have seen more of the dessert but that's a minor complaint. Overall the restaurant was great and will definitely be seeing more of me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 13th wedding anniversary
    bmwlove4food
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Insanely delicious food.Wonderful atmosphere.We loved it and can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was great, the server was great, the experience was great.... can't get any better than that. The server knew it was my husband's birthday and really made it special for him.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a great place for a romantic date. The food is excellent and our servers Amy and Daniel were amazing. We will definately be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention to Detail
    Dtl01
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I always enjoy Bacchus because the food and service are high quality. Our server's attention to detail was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints...
    Sarah
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Curt and Pam did an outstanding job of helping us celebrate our friends visiting from TX. Request them when you go! We have been and continue to be big fans of Bacchus - favorite restaurant in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    payal
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We chose Bacchus for our friend's birthday, and it did not disappoint. The staff were friendly and attentive without being overbearing. They specifically asked us if we were celebrating anything that night, and after they were aware that it was our friend's birthday, the staff asked her each time for her order first and how she liked the food and whether she was enjoying her experience. The waiter's recommendations were impeccable. The food and wine were superb. This is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion or treat yourself to a nicer meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    EagerEater
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FinalflingVIP
    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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate