Bacchanalia

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Contemporary American

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Bacchanalia is Atlanta’s most celebrated restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine from chefs/owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. Expect incredibly fresh and flavorful choices with masterful preparation and presentation. Bacchanalia’s seasonal menu relies entirely on organic ingredients, many sourced from Anne and Clifford’s farm, so that diners can have an utterly unique dining experience each time they return. Bacchanalia offers a five-course prix fixe menu composed of a cold appetizer course, fish course, entrée course, cheese course and dessert course for $85 per person. The menu can also be ordered a la carte at the bar.
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vipCharlE
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best over all experience we have had the please of.

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vipAbbydog
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time in many years of regular visits that we were disappointed. The new space is great, the service was fine, but the food was just average -- other than the crab fritter, which is always excellent.

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uaintright
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome as always, finest staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience, never disappoints.
Looking forward to trying the new location

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Red cow Parmesan cheese was outstanding; the service is always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall3food5service4ambience5

We've been going there for my wife's birthday. We love the food. The changes over the years have been good to keep the experience fresh and interesting. Last night, we felt that the wait staff seemed rushed. They were courteous but seemed hurried; this takes away from the overall experience where we were used to sitting down for 2+ hours and enjoying the evening. Last night was the first time we were in and out in under 2 hours.

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vipNitaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was superb and unlike many other prix-fixed menus that designate only one or two options for each course, this one has four or more. It's definitely a splurge to do the menu and the wine pairings, but having the choice of a half glass per course helped, but totally worth it and would do it again (though can't do it too often w/o damaging the wallet and the waistline). Beautiful presentation and the flavors were amazing. Thanks for a wonderful evening and experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Atlanta. Truly a culinary delight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had noted on my OpenTable reservation that we were celebrating my husband's birthday, and he was wished happy birthday by the hostess upon our arrival. However, she must not have communicated this to our server/kitchen because our server never asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, and my husband didn't receive a special birthday dessert. This was disappointing.

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vipSidS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Not many gluten and dairy free options. They did make an effort but all I got was some sliced apple, an orange piece along with a sliced beet. Not worth the $95 price.

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LPM2220
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and outstanding service all at a high price (which I was prepared).

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vipKathyL
Atlanta
86 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early Valentine dinner. It was my husband's first time to the restaurant and we were both very pleased. The service is beyond excellent and the flavors are as well. The signature crab fritter is a must have. The quality of the experience makes this money well spent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food but expectations were probably too high.

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vipAmyintheAtl
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We were so excited to dine in this restaurant. We had read the great reviews and they far outweighed the negative. But after our dining experience we went back and read the negative and they were spot on. Our reservation was at 8:15. We arrived on time and were seated. It's a noisy environment but it wasn't awful. Our waiter arrived almost immediately. He set down the menu, explained the four courses took our cocktail order. Within a few minutes our drinks were in front of us and it everything switched into over drive. He spoke fast, he moved fast and he took our order quickly. We had not even finished our cocktail and the first course arrived. As soon as it was finished it was whisked away and the 2nd was placed in front of us. We both ordered 1/2 glass of wine they recommended and didn't even finish that until after our 3rd course which came about 15 minutes later. The 3rd is cheese so it is very small. At that time he took our drink order for our dessert. Dessert, drink and OUR CHECK all arrived together. It was exactly 9:15 on the dot when we finished. We were stunned. Our meal was $300 and we finished in 1 hour with the bill paid. We never asked for a check. We never relaxed over our food. It was a classic turn and burn. When we went back to read the reviews it seems this is the norm. While the food was good, it all happened so fast we didn't get to experience it. I have waited in line longer at a Chick fil A At lunch than this restaurant. Definitely no longer a top spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The high-end food options and service level, combined with the eclectic mid-century casual atmosphere creates a unique experience. The service is as good as it gets in Atlanta. The food choices are unique. At first view, may not meet the interests of all diners, but even the most unexpected items like the popcorn caviar and shot of cold parsley soup are wonderfully flavored and presented. This is a much visit for the refined diner in Atlanta.

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DinesOutOften
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Oh my lird the food here was So fine! Loved it love it. Had the a la carte lamb with another piece candied, the cheese selection was great and overall super. Service was intrusive but only had to tell the waiter to back off until we were ready once. Reservations was a bit of a joke as had a 645, asked if could make it 7pm, said no but restaurant never 2/3 full thruout dinner. Other than that super fine and will return

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Foodlovers
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply phenomenal and such a great experience. Well worth the money!! All the food was prepared, cooked, and plated perfect! My wife is a chef and loves this place!

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vipchamp
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening. Great bottle of wine. Service was very good, thoughtful. Will go again...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an anniversary dinner at Bacchanalia, and it exceeded our expectations. The 4 course dinners were outstanding, particularly with the wine selections (I had while my wife did not).NY Strip as good as I have had, and the service was wonderful.

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TinaC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I thought the food was fantastic, but over-priced. I would not recommend for someone who's on a budget. But every course was mouth-watering and was served rapidly. The suggested wine pairings were spot on. Don't even get me started about the cheese - yum.

It is very quite in the restaurant and the service seems a little snooty, but that might be the atmosphere they are going for - flashback to cotillion days. Having said that, I thought the wait staff was very friendly and helpful.

If money isn't an issue, and you're looking for a delicious, fancy dinner, this is the place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was top notch. Wine was matched with food very well. Expensive to say the least but overall was worth the money.

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Kevin
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We have been to this restaurant many times and have always been very happy with both the food and the service. The food remains excellent but we were very disappointed with the service, always having the impression that there was a "rush" to get to the end/go through the required (by the wait staff) motions established by the owners.
For example, the entrée had barely been served when we were asked how it was.
Example 2, we were asked very early in the process if we would like coffee/tea/after dinner drink.
Example 3, we were presented with our check before we asked for it to be delivered.

This is the type of restaurant where you expect the service to be excellent. It was not, indeed you would probably get better service at a chain restaurant than we received that night. It was very disappointing.

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misscookie
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We've been here before and had looked forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was an experience

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!

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flyer
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service. Very clever flavour combinations and pairings. Loved the little inter-course bites.

GS
vipGaryS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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Guest
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been wanting to go here for a long time. It's a very special place. They also kept bringing out additional food when we didn't even order it. Even after we paid for the bill and we're leaving, the store in the front gave us bread. The dinner itself was delicious and had great flavors. Definitely would recommend this restaurant.

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vipSamK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The food and service is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was great. Food was great, servers were knowledgeable, atmosphere was cool.

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vipAudtitor1
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchanalia was superb as always. It is my restaurant of choice for those "special occasions." Excellent food, wonderful service and a warm ambiance. Thanks to all the staff at this Atlanta gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner at Bacchanalia was, as always, absolutely wonderful! This is our 14th year celebrating at Bacchanalia & I am already looking forward to our 15th!

The overall menu does change somewhat each year, but, when available, you can never go wrong with the crab fritter or any preparation of lamb offered. And the cheese cart is ALWAYS ridiculous for the frontage-ophiles!

Thank you for an absolutely perfect Christmas Eve dinner, Bacchanalia!

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JYoung
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless as usual. Accommodating to our requests for menu alterations due to special diet

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience. Impeccable service, food, and ambience.

JB
JosephB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchanalia is without question the best of the best in Atlanta. Every time I dine at Bacchanalia, I ask myself one question "Why don't I eat here more often"!

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vipAlejandroS
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Keeps having a high standard. Food, ambiance and service are high quality.
Prices are getting too expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a wonderful meal. Special dinner night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience! Try the caviar + popcorn, and the spectacular lamb cleverly paired with a fruity Pinot no