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Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

1616 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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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.
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Phone number
(414) 765-1166
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Wirth
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Private party facilities
Private Party Options Available
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Private party contact
Tricia Smith: (414) 765-1166
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Cross street
Prospect Avenue
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Parking details
$4 for dinner.
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Special events & promotions
Visit for information on upcoming wine and author events!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1616 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 4 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.

Will (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 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.

4.0  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.

vipTXRedhead (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 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.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food and attentive service

Kenn (Milwaukee)
5.0  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

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Our family so enjoyed the entire dining experience.

Rene (Milwaukee)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  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.