Bacchus Bar and Bistro

4.4
133 Reviews
$31 to $50
Wine Bar

About

Hidden away in the Quail Hill Shopping Center is a hip neighborhood bar and bistro with incredible craft cocktails and wine selection, and a warm and knowledgeable staff. A place you want to bring family and friends to have dinner, drinks and celebrate life. Our 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 dishes that is familiar yet current with fresh and seasonal 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
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vipSylviaB
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the Greatest Gem!! Everything about this place is just perfect. The Ambiance, Food, Bartender Christian is a 5 Star and Two Thumbs up Mixologist. It’s going to be my new favorite hangout!

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vipsheilam
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The food was excellent and not only creative but very nicely prepared and served. Our waitress Rihanna was friendly, helpful and a delight to have as our server.

We cannot wait to return to this neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Mother’s Day 2021. The appetizers were excellent as was the bolognese sauce , the other entrees were just ok. The cocktails were way overpriced! $18 for a very mediocre Bloody Mary is ridiculous! But the bottle of champagne was a good value. I would stick to the wine and appetizer menu and skip their cocktails .

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AlexH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Not good experience. Waited an hour for food. My little girl got food the rest of us didn’t. People who came in half hour after us got food same as we ordered. We complained and manager never came to the table. They say they lost the ticket but delivered 1 meal. You can’t lose a ticket and bring 1 meal to the table. Total BS. Would never recommend this restaurant.

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gregmick
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First rate restaurant and tasting room in a great local neighborhood. This is a hidden treasure in Quail Hill. Sometimes forget what a cool patio they have with a surprisingly interesting and expansive food selection. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristian was great at the bar, made fir a nice night out

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good pasta dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I wish the waiters and waitresses would wear their masks. The bartender never had it on and our waiter had his nose out the majority of the time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Overpriced

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JamesD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. New bar that has outstanding drinks. Nice friendly staff.

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vipElizaHappy
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is amazing and the service is outstanding! We loved it! 100 stars!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved everything but the electronic dance music.

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vipSusanB
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus has just been updated and has a new warm look and feel. The food is amazing and the service is very good. The menu offers lots of options both in size and price. This is definitely a place to return to on a regular basis.

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Leezy
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was the most underwhelming experience that I’ve had in recent memory. For $90 per person, you would expect a certain level of service. To say the restaurant missed the mark would be an insult to the cliché, “understatement of the century.” When the restaurant is serving a pre fixe, there’s a limited number of items on the menu, obviously. Having worked in the restaurant business I know that it just requires some timing and that sometimes it’s really not the server’s fault because it could be the bar or I could be that the kitchen is slow. But here, we had food come out slowly and a forgetful server. Thank goodness Raven (sp?) the bartender serving us our drinks quickly. The appetizer came out a little slowly but maybe it’s because tables were seated around the same time. Didn’t think much about it. Our entrée took 30 minutes to come out after soup bowls were taken. After the mains were finished, waited for another 30 minutes before the waiter came by to refill our waters which is when I asked about the desserts. He said that there was a miscommunication, whatever that means. I followed him to the kiosk and it look like he was about to enter the dessert. I was like no way. I told him that we would just pay and leave because by then it was two and a half hours. He insisted we stay in that the dessert would come out very quickly. We waited for another 20 minutes before it showed up. You would think that after having talked to him twice he would do something to put a rush on the dessert or for good measure involve the manager. Neither happened. When it was said and done, we left shortly before 10P when the reservation was at 7P. I wasn’t looking for a discount or free xyz. Like anyone, i just want to feel like I’m getting what I pay for.

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louieg
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. I guess because it was Valentines day and they had a special menu, we thought it was overpriced, other wise very good

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vipDebraD
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine's dinner! We will be returning here for sure!

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JenniferP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there. The food was exquisite, I mean there was nothing I didn't like. The staff was incredible! Overall vibe was great! Definitely be back!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Place packed up. Tables définitely not 6 feet apart. Consequently very noisy. Was requested to wait 20 minutes for my reservation. Preferred to leave.
This place used to be one of my favorites. Looks like has been taken over by new owner with a different concept in mind.

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WilG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great energy and great food! Valerie took wonderful care of us, and Wes’ wine recommendation was brilliant!

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vipBankerdaddy
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed when we arrived. Even after we received a confirmation email. So disappointing after looking forward to celebrating our wedding anniversary.

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vipDavidH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Very cozy. Large wine selection. Food specials are quite impressive. I will be returning soon.

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vipLivingood
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Way to bright, decor needs work. Music? Nope. No ambiance. Wasn't impressed

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
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?!

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vipChrisC
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
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!

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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.

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vipNeneco
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant is no longer a Wine Bar. Loved this local place, but they have changed the menu and no longer have the same chef. The staff are nice but the quality of the food has dropped.

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vipChrisC
Los Angeles
22 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.

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

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

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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.

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vipCarlosS
Los Angeles
8 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
60 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
63 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

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TerriH
Orange County
3 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!!

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vipTommyS
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.

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

Perfect food and ambiance

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vipKaimi
Dallas
62 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
63 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

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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!

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RayH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 4.4 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.