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About Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee
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. Several private rooms, including a beautiful glass-enclosed conservatory, are available for business and social occasions.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: Open for holidays, special occasions and private parties. Call for availability.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$4 for dinner.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Options Available
Private Party Contact:
Tricia Smith: (414) 765-1166
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/restaurant/bacchus/ for information on upcoming wine and author events!
Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee Ratings and Reviews
Bacchus never disappoints. It is one of my favorite places for fine dining in Milwaukee. It seems like it could be stuffy- but the character of staff and their friendly service are anything but.
Most dinners are dressed up or fashionable- this includes jeans.
The menu has great options- and always something interesting/creative to explore. Dishes are superb with great presentation. Plus- possibly one of the best old fashions in Milwaukee; if that's your thing. Extensive wine and cocktail list. It is generally spendy- but for the ambiance, food etc. it is what one would expect.
Great place for foodies, find dining, dates and special occasions.
They don't really advertise being a steak house- but be sure not to overlook them as an option- they never disappoint!
I came here with my significant other to celebrate Valentine's Day. We had full intentions of doing the 5-course tasting with wine pairings prior to arriving. The food did not disappoint and the pairings were perfect! Overall, a good value given the quality and creativeness of each dish.
Bacchus is one of our favorite places in Milwaukee for a nice leisurely meal for a special occasion. We are pescatarians, and we love that there is both a vegetarian and a regular menu to choose from. The food was outstanding, with a range of tastes, and paced just right. One of us had 1/2 glass wine pairings with the meal and these were a real treat. The other had a classic cocktail that was top notch. The servers were highly attentive. Thank you Bacchus for an excellent meal and dining experience.
This was a 42nd wedding anniversary. So although it was a long drive, it was well worth it
We shared appetizers, including two orders of foie Gras (our favorite) Hard to get this in the US.
An entree (shared), a great bottle of wine, that was recommended by our server and desert, and then to the bar for after dinner drinks. The bartender there does an awesome job
Bacchus prepared an excellent gourmet cheese appetizer and filet mignon dinner. The tomahawk pork chop was divine. The wine and cocktails were also excellent. The service was exceptional. This was one of the nicest dining experiences we’ve had in the downtown area. We’ll be back soon!
We came for a business dinner following a long meeting. This was a first time for half of our party. Our food was delivered quickly and the server was knowledgeable of the cheeses, and thus sold us on the cheese plate. She did seem a little flustered and confused at other times, however she was kind and helpful. Her Server Assistant was apparently new, or still learning as she did seem very confused and flustered. We all enjoyed our salads very much, however my main course was underwhelming, and the presentation of my college's course was not well done. The wines we selected were fantastic, however we did pour it ourselves more than once (the restaurant was not busy). Two in our party had hoped to try the Pappy flight, however they were out of two of the four, so they were only able to enjoy two. The manager/somm did make a few stops at our table and was kind. At the price and name brand of this experience, the whole thing did not meet our expectations. Service rating is 'fair' because we had higher expectations to be "wowed". I can't say we would be back anytime soon.
Portions were small compared to other Bartolotta restaurants, waiter pushed sweet wine tastings after we specifically said no sweet moscato or port wine. Chefs tasting menu was a “secret” but we wish we would have just ordered off of the regular menu. Not worth $400. It was worth half of that. Atmosphere was nice but nothing extraordinary. Wine list was nice, as expected. Drafty, there wasn’t a cozy spot in the restaurant.
Lovely, lovely restaurant. Service is outstanding. Pricey, but you get what you pay for. Waiters/waitresses kind, considerate and incredibly attentive without being annoying. Atmosphere is very upscale but not stuffy in the least bit.
The food is exceptional. Unusual but not bizarre. The size of appetizers and entrées generous for this type of restaurant. I only gave four stars because I was a bit disappointed with the Bluefin tuna I ordered the last time I visited. Cooked perfectly (rare) but a bit fishy and the texture was not right. Very unlike this restaurant. I am assuming this was an unusual occurrence. Will definitely be back.
WOW, just WOW!!!! Celebrating with some colleagues over a Seven Course Chef's Table with Wine Pairings. I don't even know what to say! Thank you Dan and Lydia for your stellar service! Vince, Thank you for orchestrating the evening and your wine pairings were spot on! Amazing and talented Chef, Nicholas, an honor to enjoy your AMAZING creations and also to meet you. Thank You for taking the time to chat with us!!!! Joe and Jennifer, the extra treat was so kind of you! Much Appreciation and Gratitude! I couldn't possibly say enough about your establishment other than being Super Special! Just the way you made us feel tonight! Cheers!!!!
Food quality was a bit less than usual. Tuna was a bit fishy. Waiter never once came back to ask how anything was. Had to pour our own wine after the 1st glass.
They ran out of NYE party favors just before they got to us.
A bit disappointing since we took friends there for the 1st time. Not sure our friends will be back but we might.
I would personally like to thank Amy and Lisa for a fabulous experience. They were personable, professional, and friendly, all wrapped up into two. We were having our 42nd anniversary, and our 93 year old aunt was with us. It was an evening which will live in our memories for a long, long time.
Thank you to those two ladies. Please tell them of my review.
Sincerely, Dr. Martin Moldenhauer
Everything was perfect right from the start. Quiet, elegant atmosphere. The serving team - Dan/Lydia - were helpful and very professional with their suggestions and service. Our appetizers and meal were amazing. And, don't forget dessert - it was wonderful.
My husband and I eat at nice restaurants fairly often. This was our first experience with Bacchus. It definitely WILL NOT be our last! This place is incredible! We were never treated in such a "grand" way (for lack of a better word)! They made us feel like royalty! Everyone went out of their way to make the special evening even more so by the things they did. I just can't say enough about important we felt, and genuinely cared for. We have been to other Bartolotta Restaurants and have been treated very well. Bacchus definitely stands tall above any experience we've had, hands down!!
I have had Bacchus on my list for a long time, and was eager to try after attending the Ballet earlier. We ended up arriving at the really cool location and very nice interior design. We were sat next to a large table that was noisy and very rude (guys high fiving for the lady talent in the room). When we sat down we started with a 1/2 bottle of wine and perused though the menu and decided to go with a local cheese and crackers and a couple of appetizers. The Octopus was fantastic, but the tuna tartare was very bland. One the server returned to the table we decided to have another 1/2 bottle of white wine and stick with the appetizers. At that point, this is where the servers attitude changed on a dime! So sad that the server drags the restaurant experience down even further. We received our bill and found that the cheese was $38.00!!! I couldn't believe that we were not told! As a former 5 diamond server myself a could not even fathom that philosophy, even if I opened a $500.00 bottle of wine for a guest. I did not make a big deal of it at the restaurant as I did not want to ruin our night. Since our ending bill was a measly $220.00 and I learned a new lesson that a servers individual wants and needs can drastically cloud the vision of a restaurant, while the restaurant takes the hit.
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