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For 2
Wed, 2/21
8:00 PM
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Bacchus Bar and Bistro

70 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
Top Tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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, nothing pretentious just affordable wine and great food. Bacchus offers over 400 different wines and 30 beers including draft brews. Their certified Sommelier, has a hunger to find the most amazing wines at affordable prices to complement Chef Charity's eclectic cuisine. With a small but ambitious kitchen,Chef creates food that is familiar yet current,and with her experience cooking for some of Orange Counties top restaurants, such as Aubergine, Sapphire Laguna, and Patina's Tangata, she has been influenced by the best. Fresh ingredients, along with her love of wine, she selects dishes that are a perfect complement to their incredible cellar selections. Her menu also includes a large Cheese and Charcuterie menu
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Wine Bar, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Sunday: Temporarily Closed
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Phone number
(949) 502-4600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charity Smith
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Cross street
Sand Canyon at 405
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Parking details
Quail Hill Shopping Center
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Public transit
405 Freeway and Sand Canyon
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We have live entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. We offer Contemporary, Classic Rock, Blues and R&B artists.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 70 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

My wife and I had been wanted to try it and we were not disappointed. The wine options are outstanding. No huge marketed names but good boutique wines with plenty of flavor. They also have a wine market so you can taste, buy and take home. The bartender asked what I was looking for in a wine, I said bold and chewy red with oak and she asked if there was a price range i was confortable. I told her and she came with an excellent choice that was $10 under by amount, my experience is that they usually find something that is $10 over your ""comfortable amount". The plates are small so good for sharing and ordering a variety. We had spicy prawns (excellent!!) and they were not afraid of spicy, so if you can't stand much spicy, not for you. The main entrée was the Short Ribs over a cauliflower puree, wow, this nice and tender meat was a perfect compliment to the nice chewy, oaky cab. oh, and we finished off with a wonderful carrot cake.... We don't do dessert but we did this time and ate the whole thing.... we'll be back!!!

vipLenaS (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Food is consistently good altough limited in choices. I love the wine collection and the live music.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Met there for Valentines day and it was perfect for light menu and great wine.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

Live band and fantastic service.

Sisma (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

The music was great. The wine list is great. The offer interesting wine flights. The food was ok. We had the lobster fondue, the olive bread flatbread and the Brussels sprouts. The staff is very friendly, but very very slow. We sat for quite a while before our drinks were delivered. We waited quite awhile for food and even longer for the check. I guess it's nice not to have someone pushing you to eat or drink more but if we had wanted more we would have had pursued getting it. If I was going back I would only go for music and wine.

vipRxJedi (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

New owners and there are a few changes
- food menu more limited
- Open Table reservation no longer available
- reservations for parties of 6 or more only
( smaller parties can call 30 minutes ahead to hold a table, making it hard to plan ahead IMO)

The wine selection is good, we love the live music, the food offerings are ok ( not a restaurant though so come prepared ). This had been our goto place for an entertaining night out, and we will continue to return on occasion, but we may explore some of the other wine bars out there ( and there are plenty of them ).

SoCalDinner0708 (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

Great food but horrible service. Took forever just for them to bring us our waters. Took about an hour for food. The servers were not friendly. Cozy spot with good food and music and wine, if the service changed this place could be great.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2016

I made a reservation online for 8 for a group that was in town on business. They didn't seem to realize that we had a reservation and had to figure out where to put our large group. Our table of 8 was given only one menu. We asked for more menus but no other menus were provided. After 15 minutes I got up and took some menus from the counter. The food and beverages were pretty good. I ordered a cheese plate, which included options for gluten free bread and gluten free crackers. There was a magician there that night, which was highly entertaining for our group. Some hiccups on service, but overall a good experience.

Lavender1022 (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

first time to this cute wine bar. it was lively on Sat night with live entertainment. The wine selection was good and we enjoyed our cheese board. They were busy, so service was a little slow, but they were really nice.

vipGlutenFree (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

Excellent wine list! Food is fairly good. For gluten free eaters, ask for adjustments and be creative!