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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ultimaterestaurants.com/bacchus/
  • Phone: (716) 854-9463
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Mietus
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Visit our website at www.ultimaterestaurants.com for information on Exquisite Catering, Bacchus' partner company.
  • Entertainment: Our Summer Film Series provides a truly incredible evening......classic films, great food & service, under the stars in the privacy of our newly renovated courtyard.....reservations recommended.....every Wednesday with occasional encore viewing on Thursday's.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Friend us on Facebook for special event notifications.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking 5 nights a week. Additional parking is available either on the street or in the Augsberger parking ramp (validated) behind the restaurant on Franklin St.
A word from Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
Bacchus wine bar and restaurant is located in the historic Calumet building in the heart of Buffalo's entertainment district. A seasonal menu highlights the best available ingredients from local and regional farms. Together with our Wine Spectator award winning wine list, this elegant yet casual restaurant has continually been ranked as one of Buffalo's bestContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "The menu wasn't very bug, but the quality of the food was great. The wine list had a very big selection."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Whether small plates or full entrée, the food is always amazing. The wine list is awesome. The staff is attentive without being annoying. What more can I say?"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food was beyond excellent paired with incredible service."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Was in with a table of 5.. They kept serving the males first which I thought was strange.. The Espresso came cold (was replaced) and the Waitress really knew nothing about the desserts.. I asked about the chocolate cake for details and what she explained was nothing like the item.. I asked if it had frosting..or a ganache.. She said.. a little icing.. This was a flourless chocolate torte that was so dry you had to make sure you had some of the whipped cream with every bite. The main dishes were good to great. I think the sides and desserts could be a little more inventive."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was the worst experience we have had at a fine dining restaurant. My wife's steak was burnt to a crisp and was in-edible. They replaced it without question, but the fois gras was also way over cooked and burned on the bottom. We spent a good part of the night shooing fruit flies from our glasses of wine. The cheese menu is very good and others enjoyed their food...but it was hit and miss as to whether they would burn the food or not. We found the neighborhood a little to be desired. It was a constant stream of cop cars and club music the night we were there.. though this was during world cup. They did seem to try very hard and the service was good. We would not return here though and would not recommend."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "What a nice surprise. Bacchus is what I am talking about. The food was excellent and I loved the variety of wines--not the usual suspects. Prices were really good as well. I hope the Buffalo crowd embraces this wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Have been there before, still as good years later. Great food, great wine, great way to celebrate the solstice."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Come for the food, stay for the outdoor movie (during the summer)! What a great venue for a Girl's night out, or a Date night! The food delivers every time, and the service is the best in Buffalo! The Halibut is my favorite dish, but the selection of cheeses and wine is the best way to start your meal. The new patio in the back is beautiful!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Strolled to Bacchus following an afternoon show at Shea's. Had dinner reservations at 5pm on a Sat. only because that's when our show ended. Arrived at the 'Wine Bar and Restaurant' at 4:50, but couldn't enter as they were having a staff meeting. Found it unusual that on a beautiful summer, late afternoon on a Saturday we couldn't have a drink at the bar while we waited for them to 'open'.... this is Buffalo, not Brooklyn! Anyway, waitress was very friendly, suggested some menu items- the asparagus ravioli were very tasty, the duck a bit chewy and a little gamey. Didn't order salads or dessert. Saved dessert for ' The Chocolate Bar' down the street."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food and service were very good. Too expensive for me. Drinks were reasonable, but appetizers and soup prices were high."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was a great dining experience before a night at Shea's. Everyone at the table had a great meal whether it was a small plate or a regular entree. Definitely will go back again. We also will try the movie on the terrace."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to go back to Bacchus before attending a show at Shea's Buffalo. We normally go to other spots but decided on Bacchus as it had be quite awhile since we were last there. It took over 35 minutes to have our appetizer delivered to our table. The waiter did tell us though after 30 minutes that it would be right out, gee thanks! Our entree finally arrived after an hour and 15 wait. At one point our waiter told us he just spoke to the chef and said our meals were being plated....15 minutes later and luke warm at best it finally arrived. No explanation, no nothing even though it was well after other patrons who were seated after us were already finished dining. We won't be going back anytime soon."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our server was professional and appropriately attentive. Each in our party of 6 had a delicious meal, attractively plated and of the appropriate size. The wine selection was ample. Since we were headed to the theatre, we were mindful of the time. Our server managed the time and yet we did not feel at all rushed."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We tried Bacchus once before by accident and loved it so we made the return visit. It did not disappoint. As usual the food was amazing and our wait staff was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We went before a theatre show, and the food was delicious! Our server was very pleasant and professional, as well, however the service was a little slow. We arrived 2 hours before the show, and almost didn't make it. Will definitely return, however."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was amazing, cooked to perfection. Every plate was nicely presented and we loved every single bite of it. Small plates were a generous size serving to share. Had we had a bigger appetite we would have sampled more small plates. Our waiter was very nice and polite. We asked about good trucks in the area and he was able to provide the info from kitchen staff. We love this place! Hope to come back some day."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food, wine, ambience were all excellent. The staff was exceptional, and knowledgable when it came to ordering wine. 1 small plate, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, 1 bottle of wine= $125.00. Not bad. Have paid more for a lot less at other restaurants. Can go cheaper if you eliminate the small plate and dessert....but why? Will definitely be on my list of venues to revisit. Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Always have enjoyed the place, food, staff. Have NEVER had a bad experience"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My family went out to dinner to celebrate and we all had a wonderful time. I will definitely be back and I would definitely recommend the restaurant to others.The hostess was OUTSTANDING! She walked my mother to the bathroom even though she was busy. She asked how our food was when we were leaving and seemed to genuinely care about our opinion! She was absolutely wonderful.Food was delicious! Carpacio (steak and eggs) was yummmmmmmyyyyyy. The Ahi tuna was spectacular! Even my soup was delicious! No complaints about anything! Will be back soon. Free valet parking was awesome also. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Brought some friends and we were very disappointed ! After waiting 30 minutes for our waitress to take our drink order , we then waited an hour and a half before a piece of bread arrived!! We almost walked out- We were constantly looking for our waitress. Following the bread - the meal flowed nicely , but a horrible start!! Food was good, but not great . Will probably not return. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent- an overall good experience"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "My wife and I were in Buffalo for a quick get-away to celebrate our anniversary. Picked Bacchus based on other reviews here and everything was spot on. All staff was very attentive and the food was top notch. Very much appreciated the wine by the glass selection (and that they did not charge ridiculous amounts for these). Would recommend and will go back next time I'm in Buffalo."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, including valet. Had an enjoyable evening with friends at a table near the windows. Loved people watching almost as much as the fish and the lamb chops. We don't often return to the same place due to teh number of great places in and around Buffalo. Bacchus remains a repeat, especially when attending a nearby show."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I Requested an intimate table and it was provided. Food and service were outstanding! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Saturday eve reservation for 530pm. Table was ready, had a drink at the bar, and we're seated at 6. I wanted a Spanish white wine listed on wine list but was told they were out of it. Waiter took my order for mussels. He returned a few minutes later to tell they were out of mussels. I had scollops and a German Riesling. Both enjoyable. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "While our meals at Baccus we're quite nice, the tuna tartare was great as was the bouillabaisse, the service left a bit to be desired. All of out table of 5 were troubled repeatedly by cold breezes that blew around our table. We requested that the air cond. be turned off, which it was,but then it was turned on again, at least 3 times. Also, service was a bit slow such that in an hour and a half we couldn't get dessert ordered. We tried, but the wait staff were so slow we couldn't. They lost the profit on at least 4 desserts from this. As I said the food was good, but the service was too slow. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We are fairly new to Buffalo and ate at Bacchus prior to attending Sheas theater. Nice bar area while we waited for our friends. Elegant and relaxing atmosphere. Absolutely fantastic food. So tasteful. All 4 of us had superb meals. Our friend who was vegetarian was very impressed with their selection as well. Great way to start the evening! Thank you! One of the best we have tried here in Buffalo."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I discovered this a few years back sand must come here each time I visit the city.. It is the best for dining and service bar none. In will be back and I will make a reservation after our last visit it was packed. Great live music as well. Keep up the great work. B. Mohan and family"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We came on a Friday night when a jazz band was playing. The band was loud enough to hear, but you could still carry on a conversation without raising your voice. The food was very good. The wine list is very good with reasonable prices offering wines you do not normally see on the wine menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We will be searching for the next jazz night there."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Chef Brian's food never disappoints. Flawless as always! Great drinks from the bartender, as well. The only downfall of the evening was that the service was very slow. Very slow. I have been here many times but it seems when there is a large party they are not able to provide a dedicated staff to the party and maintain timely pace for other tables. However, all the staff is very polite and courteous. It is always a bit noisy but not much the restaurant can do about that (they have as many accoustic buffers up as possible). If youre in Buffalo this is by far one of the best fine dining restaurants you will find. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We love Bacchus, it is by far our favorite restaurant in Buffalo. Amazing food every time. We go to Bacchus every time we have a special occasion to celebrate and sometimes we just make up reasons to go. We love it."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We liked the feel of this restaurant and would definitely return. We ordered several small dishes, the beet salad, leek soup, pizza, and calamari. Everything was absolutely delicious! Service was great and friendly, wines were affordable."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The staff was extremely knowledgable in good and drink suggestions. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Love Bacchus. Delicious food, great service, great ambience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Bacchus is a great gem in downtown Buffalo. The food is fresh and cooked to perfection. Their wine list is extensive, but they also have beer and mixed drinks too. Definitely a place to be wined and dined. They have valet parking and you can leave your car there if you're headed to Shea's for a show. Give Bacchus a try, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I usually visit this restaurant once a year when I'm in town for business. Within walking distance from the Hyatt. They are on the pricey side for what you get. Visited during restaurant week and really only got a discounted dessert as part of the deal. Service is friendly and portions are small. Nice ambience. Seem to be busy whenever I am visiting."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Our first time there. Excellent all the way! From the time we walked in to the time we left. Greeted like we walked in to my aunts house for dinner.Very Welcoming! Service was excellent and the food was out of this world! People need to know about this place. Cant wait to go back! Dont forget about the free valet parking."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We usually eat at Bacchus before a play at Sheas. The service the past two times has been mediocre at best. The last time we had to rush out after inhaling our meal because the serice was just ok, (we had reservations for 6). Just this Saturday, the service again was slow, we did not receive any bread until after our salads. Also, two people ordered the special Rib Eye and it was very fatty. We really enjoy Bacchus and have been going there for years, and will most likely give it one more try."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Just a couple blocks from Shea's, Bacchus is a great option for dinner before a show! We had the front corner table that overlooked Chippewa Street. The atmosphere is edgy and hip, but suitable for any age! The food was fantastic...worth every dime! I had the small plate of Pan seared scallops, I took one bite, and said to my husband."It tastes like Fall!" Carmelized onions topped the scallops and served on a bed of pureed potatoes. I also had the BLT salad-tasty applewood bacon!My husband had the Rib-eye, and it LITERALLY just melted in your mouth. He also had the cream of asparagus soup-delicious! For deserts we had the Toffee Sticky Cake-which was a little dry I might say, and he had the Creme Brulee-awesome!The service was impeccable!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I enjoyed a wonderful evening. All courses of my meal were outstanding. I had Mahi Mahi which was superb. Great array of cheese to accompany a fantastic wine list. Service was exceptional and attentive. Excellent ambience. Highly suggest if you want to treat yourself special."
    Dined on 3/25/2014