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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.

925 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Prospect Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 765-1166

Website:
http://www.bacchusmke.com/

Parking Details:
$4 for dinner.

Executive Chef:
Nick Wirth

Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Options Available

Private Party Contact:
Tricia Smith: (414) 765-1166

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.6

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4.6

value

4.0

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Business Meals (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Waterfront (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Scenic View (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Casual (1)
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Happy Hour (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 2 days ago

We went to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. The wait staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the variety of wines. Our food was outstanding. Couldn’t have picked a better restaurant foe her celebration.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic service and excellent food. The tasting menu with wine pairings was top notch!!!

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·Dined 7 days ago

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary here on valentines day! We had great service and the place was very romantic. The perfect date.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and food! Will definitely be going back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent experience with the Chef's Tasting Menu paired with wine. Attention to detail was outstanding and the entire experience was elegant. Wines selected were so perfect, the nearly outshone the food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great experience as always with the Bartolotta group! They even brought out birthday ice cream for my girlfriend!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food, ambience and service is the best in Milwaukee. Be prepared to pay for it though. We go once per year for a special occasion and are never disappointed! I highly recommend this restaurant for that special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent cheese, foie gras, pasta, wine list! Joshua was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food and attentive service

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our family so enjoyed the entire dining experience.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Waterfront, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food and service were 5 stars. Great romantic meal before catching a show at the Marcus Center.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I took my friend to Bacchus for a Birthday dinner. They were ready for us and made the experience exciting, enjoyable, and treated us a VIP's. It could not have been any better.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Awesome! Food was excellent. Service was outstanding!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great way to spend New Years!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service, amazing food, but during winter very cold in lobby by coat check and draft enters restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I had an exceptional experience and would recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome pre Christmas dinner ♥️
As usual DELICIOUS

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was very good tho portions a bit small for the price. Our bartender was a bit curt but wait staff very good. Liked the ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was outstanding including the ceasar salad, tuna steak, and steak! Katie came by and recommended a great bottle of wine! A great experience and would recommend a this place.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent meal and service. We’ll definitely return!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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!!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Usually amazing but not this time.
Service was terrible and drinks were weak.
Food was delicious.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and wine list. The service and pacing was perfect. We will definitely come back again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Celebrated my husbands bday here with the kids. It was tricky to find food that worked for them on the menu so we shared a group steak. I would have preferred to explore more on the menu. Next time, no kids!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The service was incredible! The food was absolutely amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ask for Ryan as your server. He is great! He takes you in a journey as your guide through this incredible culinary trip.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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