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Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Bacchus Bar and Bistro

Bacchus Bar and Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bacchusbarandbistro.com
  • Email: deb@bacchussecretcellar.com
  • Phone: (949) 502-4600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


    Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Thursday & Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Charity Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We have live entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. We offer Contemporary, Classic Rock, Blues and R&B artists.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sand Canyon at 405
  • Public Transit: 405 Freeway and Sand Canyon
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Quail Hill Shopping Center
A word from Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Hidden away in the Quail Hill Shopping Center is a hip neighborhood bar and bistro with an incredible wine shop, a warm and knowledgeable staff and live music. A place you want to bring family and friends to just hang out and celebrate life, nothing pretentious just affordable wine and great food. Bacchus offers over 400 different wines and 30 beers including draft brews. Their certified Sommelier, has a hunger to find the most amazing wines at affordable prices to complement Chef Charity's eclectic cuisine. With a small but ambitious kitchen,Chef creates food that is familiar yet current,and with her experience cooking for some of Orange Counties top restaurants, such as Aubergine, Sapphire Laguna, and Patina's Tangata, she has been influenced by the best. Fresh ingredients, along with her love of wine, she selects dishes that are a perfect complement to their incredible cellar selections. Her menu also includes a large Cheese and Charcuterie menuContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Only 1 server for whole restaurant. Food was cold. Refills of water didn't exist. Worst of all, a 6oz pour is only 4oz. We had 4 glasses of wine from the same bottle and she was still serving from the same bottle. So, be careful!!!!! We didn't appreciate the dishonesty."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Tried this hidden gem in Irvine for an escape from a tough workday. Extensive wine list at fairly reasonable prices. Excellent build-your-own cheese board for starters. The lobster grilled cheese sandwich was delicious. We'll definitely be heading back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was the second time my wife & I had gone to Bacchus. We enjoyed ourselves so much the first time, it was a no-brainer to head over there again.Their meat & cheese menu is amazing, everything they have on it is mouth-watering if you're a cheese lover. Their wine list is very comprehensive, one of the only places with more than 2 or 3 Syrahs to select from, which is nice. I've seen some complaints about slow service, but my wife and I rather enjoyed not being hassled by the wait staff every few minutes, reminded us of our time in Italy. We spent a few hours there and didn't even realize it, which to me is a mark of a great restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "It's a place that doesn't serve dinner regularly so we should have not booked reservations for Valentine's day there. The service was bad, the food was just ok. I have never had filet mignon and the wait staff didn't ask how you would like it prepared. I was told that all the meat was being served medium rare unless we wanted something different. They don't have diet coke only regular coke and they don't carry any non-alcoholic beers . My boyfriend doesn't drink so that was disappointing as well. It was a very disappointing dinner overall."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was great. Food was excellent. Liked the bar and loved the beer tasting. Great place for date night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Make sure you have something substantial to eat before you go. It's a wine bar first and if it's crowded the servers warn the kitchen could be slow and they were right. Stick with a cheese plate to enhance the wines and maybe something sweet and you'll have a great evening. We were lucky to have booked with OpenTable.com and were seated while others were told of long waits, or not seated at all due to the large Friday night crowd."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We came to listen to the live music they had that night and have some dinner, but our experience was spoiled by the lack of service. We came in and were seated right away and our first order of wine and cheese was taken fast. Then our waitress hardly returned. It took probably 30 minutes of just sitting there to ask for more bread for our cheese and I kid you not, another 15 to just bring it out to us. We were planning on having dinner here but because of the horrible service we left and ate somewhere else. Once we left, we looked at the clock and realized we had been there for an hour and a half, only getting service for our first appetizer order. If it wasn't for the live music distracting us, I would have been much more upset."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The wines in the restaurant gives are plentiful. The flight of Italian wines they suggested and which I ordered (three 2.5 oz for $22) were very disappointing. I could hardly drink them. So sad. The live music was too loud for a wine bar. Otherwise, this place can be a real gem."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Food items are limited, but if you are into drinking(unfortunately I am not) sky is the limit!! It is a prime spot for having great burgers or even veggie burgers located at the heart of Quail Hill shopping center. We went there at the lunch time and it was quiet, (but I heard they have live band at nights). Service was flawless."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Bacchus, has the old-school wine bar vibe. Not pretentious. Just fun. Great ambience, and featured live music. Noise level was ok. No need to talk over the music. Service was exemplary."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Very nice atmosphere off of the 405 freeway. Great wine selection and very knowledgable staff. Try the tapas. Wonderful cheese selection and bread. Wine flight Wednesday for $20. Generous pours."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We had a great night at Bacchus Secret Cellar. There was live music and a relexed atmosphere. I would go back again anytime!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Well decorated and friendly staff. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The cheese and bread offerings and wine flights made for a wonderful meal. Although the outside seating was somewhat uncomfortable, after the delicious cheese and wine settled in, we stopped noticing the cold, hard metal chairs we were seated on. The cheeses were very delicious and in relatively generous portions. We could have used more than 4 grapes as the fruit accompaniment. And the half-inch piece of fruit jelly was too small to even tell what it was. The fig and olive breads were wonderfully toasted - a nice touch. The red wine flight was an interesting mix that allowed us to identify an excellent pinot noir that worked well with the cheeses and created a relaxing atmosphere to experience the warm evening. A very enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 9/21/2013