Bacchus Bar and Bistro

4.6
112 Reviews
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Hidden away in the Quail Hill Shopping Center is a hip neighborhood bar and bistro with an incredible wine shop, a warm and knowledgeable staff and live music. A place you want to bring family and friends to just hang out and celebrate life, affordable wine and great food. Their certified Sommelier, has a hunger to find the most amazing wines at affordable prices to complement our cuisine. With a small but ambitious kitchen, chef creates food that is familiar yet current with fresh ingredients. Along with his love of wine, he selects dishes that are a perfect complement to their incredible cellar selections.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 112 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this hidden gem in Quail Hill shopping center. Ambience is beautiful, (with outdoor patio dining) food is delicious and the staff and service are the best! Plus, amazing selection of wine and beer! What’s there not to love?!

CC
vipChrisC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service , food and champagne were excellent and delicious. We enjoy the mixed cheese board, the tuna appetizer and pork. Everything we had had there is amazing and the service is great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For it being our first time at this bistro it was amazing. Great food and beyond amazing service. Our waitress was out of this world and made our experience feel more comfortable. We will definitely be coming back.

CC
vipChrisC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great local gem! My husband and I came here to have a glass of wine, champagne and a cheese board. We ended up dining and the lamb chops were wonderful. The servers even noticed I mentioned it was his after birthday dinner and brought us a delicious dessert. We will go back soon - excellent beverages and wonderful friendly service.

RT
ReneeT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Service was excellent. Food was phenomenal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Small neighborhood European style bistro/wine bar with excellent wine and food choices. Very intimate atmosphere so it is great for a date or going out with friends. The band is excellent and I enjoyed myself all the times that I’ve been to Bacchus.

CS
vipCarlosS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service!
Great ambiance and food with reasonable prices.
Usually go to a new place for the food, but return for the service; will definitely return!

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SallyR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly, attentive, but not overbearing. The food was flavored well and was very good.

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vipCarol
Orange County
59 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

LOUD, terrible service, food was nothing special and overpriced. I went here years ago and enjoyed the atmosphere, wine and food. Last night was terrible. Both of us (met a friend for a relaxing evening of catching up) said we would never come back.The noise was deafening; we felt rushed; the waiter seemed “put out” when we asked for a taste of a wine we were considering; the portion size of food was minuscule and the quality, very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous evening.. the live music with Alex Drizos was the perfect compliment to the amazing food and wine

TH
TerriH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Delicious happy hour food; bargain prices; delicious wine choices; superior service, even at at a Friday Happy Hour! I love this place!!

TS
TommyS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not been here before and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The live music was a great added touch and great food and customer service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and ambiance

K
vipKaimi
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Foot was good but the selection was very limited. We relied on the website information only to discover that it was at least a year out of date according to the service staff. Impressive wine list relative to the food options. Live music was very nice - appreciated it even more as it partly countered an extremely noisy bar crowd.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with friends.. though large group arrive that was loud and made it difficult to enjoy the music

SM
vipSylviaM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus is amazing! The food and service are excellent. Everything was delicious and thoughtfully prepared. We enjoyed a nice bottle of sparkling wine that we had never tried before. The talented musician added to the night for sure. We will definitely be coming back again . . . Soon!

RH
RayH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live band on Saturdays. Good wine, good snacking foods, good service. We will be back

SM
vipSandraM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we've eaten here, I'm always suprised there is not more people there. The food is outstanding, especially the salads, love the selection of wines by the glass.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
82 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find... for a great impromptu night out! Entertainment - Kenny Hale ~ just plain fun & food, service and wine fabulous!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Was planning on eating at the bar but the host (blondie) acted like it was inconvenient I was a party of 1. Sat at the bar and had all intentions of sticking around for the music but didn’t feel welcomed at all. Got the feeling if you aren’t a local / with a others, you aren’t welcomed there. Ended up leaving for a better atmosphere. Wish I had a better experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend

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vipXta42
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time sitting at the bar the singer was fantastic.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here for dinner. This is a great neighborhood find. Nice wine list. Halibut was great, great pairing of sauce and vegetables made it stand out from standard fare.

DM
DouglasM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was of exceptional quality, and the entertainment of Joey Sykes guitar and vocal expertise was rewarding

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Funfoodie
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there with the family and all of us enjoyed the wine and food! Would definitely go again!

TW
TracyW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great ambiance, super friendly staff and a really nice selection of wine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food but service was a little slow. The live music was wonderful so we didn’t t mind the wait.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine, and service. Bacchus is a true hidden gem.

EK
EKGFromCali
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food way yummy! Even better than the reviews. And we really enjoyed the live music. It's nice to have a neighborhood hangout.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and adult beverage selection. Some of the best lamb chops in town

KS
vipKatherineS
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Made an 8:30pm reservation via Open Table on Monday and when we arrived, we were told that they were closing in thirty minutes...yikes!!!

We ordered Shady Canyon plate and it’s wonderful. Highly recommended

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and great wine selection (obviously), with friendly, attentive staff. Look forward to the next meal and wine time

LH
vipLeanneH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great live music and lite food paired well with wines

LB
vipLisaB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our evening there. Food was exquisitely prepared. Great wines, wonderful live Spanish guitarist and cozy romantic atmosphere.

MB
MichaelB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very disappointed, besides marketing themselves as "A place you want to bring family and friends" they neglect to tell you that it is a 21 and older location. So after making dinner reservations for my wife's birthday, our part (in 3 cars) drove out 20 minutes only to get turned away at the door. It would be great if either in the description or reservation process it warned people of the requirements to get into the restaurant. I understand 21 and over requirements for sitting at the bar, but not in the dining area.

K
vipKath3rine
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Enjoyed relaxed vibe. Service lacking — more staff needed. Would be great if you have time; otherwise, inefficiencies can be frustrating.

RL
vipRonL
Orange County
71 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. Looks can be deceiving. We did not expect the type of great food, presentation and service from such a small shppping center place. Highly recommended.

LC
vipLionelC
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Really disappointing: much more a drinking venue than a place for food. Limited not very interesting "bar" menu.

Live jazz but the room is very hard which makes the music very loud. Could not hear myself think.

The regulars obviously like what it has to offer and looked planted in place. It is not for me!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

3 piece band was loud for a small place. Food was good with huge wine selection and top grade service.

JY
JeremyY
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and great wine selection. Way too loud for conversation.

FAQs

Bacchus Bar and Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 502-4600.

Bacchus Bar and Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.