Bacchus

4.6
968 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Just a few steps from BAM theater, in the heart of Boerum Hill, Bacchus offers authentic French Bistro fare with a flair.
A popular neighborhood bistro open daily, serving dinner.
We have a rotating menu every night of the week offering six appetizers and six entrees.
We have been also successful at hosting large group private parties.
Whether you visit Bacchus for a romantic dinner for two, a fun gathering of friends, or for a special celebration such as a wedding, anniversary, or birthday, Bacchus is sure to uphold its excellent reputation for great food, fine wines, and warm ambience.

Support Bacchus during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Come join us for Thanksgiving! We will be serving our dinner menu from 12pm to 9pm and Thanksgiving specials. Chef's prepared meal menu available for pick up. Place your orders today (Thanksgiving catering menu available on our website)

What 968 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. An awesome birthday dinner thanks to Bacchus

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vipAinsley
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent service, very cute backyard, great food! Really enjoyed my time there.

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MelT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did a date night with my husband. Was quiet, which we like and our food was excellent. We shared the lamb shank and hangar steak and both were delicious. Great wine by the glass as well.

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IlianaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bacchus was great! We were there for a birthday celebration.

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Lovethisspot
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!!!!

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JessE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides the good food, wine, and service, the backyard has a beautiful atmosphere. And, this place is very well set up for safety during the pandemic... everything is nicely spread apart and I wasn't at all worried about being too close to other customers or the staff.

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ChadetteM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great experience. The absolute best parts of dining at Bacchus is the food and ambiance, especially the garden. The service is usually very friendly. A go-to for french dining if you're in the downtown area of Brooklyn.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Took 20 minutes for us to be greeted (after asking twice) as they were very short staffed. We ordered the two-hour bottomless brunch, and although they provided a carafe of mimosas 15 minutes after we ordered, they were extremely slow to offer refills, and we always had to go inside to ask.

Food was good, came very quick, but nothing extraordinary. For reference, we ordered the steak & eggs (asked for medium, got medium rare) and Eggs Royal (saltier than it should be). Home fries and salad were good.

I’d like to note I’d been here one previous time pre-COVID for brunch. We ate inside, around 2-3pm on a Saturday, got the bottomless brunch, and our server was extremely attentive but we were the only patrons in the restaurant. They even continued providing drinks after our 2 hours were up and we had paid out. Ordered the burger and the octopus casserole, the latter being AMAZING. Some of the best grilled octopus I’ve ever had.

Definitely two very different experiences.

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vipfoodlover
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2020: outdoor garden; tables very well spaced; everyone wearing masks

Food/Service: always very good here; great neighborhood bistro

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MHLSong
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great wine list and good food. Bacchus has a garden back area that's ideal for outdoor seating, and its movable roof was a great help Friday when it rained! Food is consistently good--highly recommend the salmon and the citrus salad.

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DLKing
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I used to dine at Bacchus years ago and loved it, especially the braised lamb shank. I was thrilled to find it still on the menu and ordered it. It was exactly as I remembered, rich and tasty. The sides were perfectly prepared and delicious. Bacchus has a backyard and the outside dining was perfectly executed. The area is large and has a roof, so rain shouldn't matter. The tables were well apart from each other. The only drawback I could see is that there seems to be no way to heat the space, at least not yet. I hope they acquire propane heaters or something similar because it would be great place to eat, into the winter. My only complaint was that it seemed quite expensive, though a lovely dinner.

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AlysonA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had an amazing experience at one of my favorite restaurants. It was actually my first time for brunch, and out in the beautiful garden. Friends from out of town, former Brookylnites, requested it! Absolutely delicious food, amazing lattes, lovely atmosphere and all around the perfect spot for excellent food, service and beautiful safe environment! Love it!

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Lisa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderful time at Bacchus. Food and service were great!

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SarahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has been solid for 20 years. Delicious mussels, pasta, and on and on. Excellent food and welcoming backyard patio. Love this place!

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vipDinnerforHubs
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely dinner spot in these COVID times. They have outdoor seating in front of the restaurant, but I’d recommend being seated in the back courtyard; it’s outdoors but decorated with soft lighting and there’s good music (if you’re into lite ‘80s fare). Braised lamb was delicious as was the special (pesto tagliatelle with shrimp). Mussels were okay but you’ll likely want to get more roasted potatoes with them (instead of the focaccia). Great for a romantic dinner or casual meal with family/friend. Tables were also appropriately socially distanced. Only negative was the service was a bit slow, but with the right company you might not notice/care. Enjoy!

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vipjazzymichael
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor courtyard for dining. The pasta with shrimp was wonderful and I enjoyed my lamb shank.

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Tara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A small menu with only a few dishes. The full online menu was not offered. No QR codes available at tables. overpriced!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Garden is very cute for a date night. Good was great.

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vipdoris
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a pleasant dinner. It was unfortunate that the restaurant was so empty.

The food was well cooked and a nice presentation as well

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Claudia
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor dining
Tables distanced properly in a very safe environment

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came to Bacchus for a date night and we were not disappointed. My wife and I got married at Bacchus so we were really excited to return. Meryl and her team were attentive and provided excellent service. The food was amazing including the Crème Brûlée we had for dessert. The ambiance is perfect for a date night.

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vipKeljonhorst
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a pleasant surprise! We were staying in a hotel a few blocks away and there weren’t a lot of dining options. The back garden was lovely, the service was good, and the food was delicious! We will definitely return next time we are in the neighborhood

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EBW1080
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was very mediocre. I have had better frozen empanadas. The burger wasn’t very fresh or tasty. The branzino was fine. Nothing spectacular. The accompanying Brussels sprouts were likely microwaved.

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vipTalia62
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic, spacious, quaint, delicious - I felt like I was in France!

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YanaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was the first time going to Bacchus. Food- average, ribeye steak was absolutely horrible, including preparation and meat quality, salads were fresh and pasta was good. Nothing extraordinary. Service was very quick, we felt like we were at the fast food restaurant. The outdoor seating was beautiful. Personally I wouldn’t go there the second time.

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Tina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bacchus never disappoints. Food, ambience, attentive service.

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vipAllieP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the food was fantastic. service was great as well. my only critique, was the size of the table. For a party of 4, the table was too small to accommodate the amount of food ordered. but otherwise, a lovely atmosphere and great food.

highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the life of our newborn.

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vipSpicygurl82
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happily celebrated our 12th Wedding Anniversary at Bacchus and I’m so glad that we decided to go there. From the moment of our arrival till we walked out our experience was nothing less than stellar. With social distancing and outdoor dining only limiting our options we were so excited that at Bacchus we were able to accomplish both with great service and a fabulous dinner. The outdoor garden space created provided just the right ambiance for us to feel as though we were light years away from all that surrounded us. For a couple of hours we focused on each other and the delicious meal we shared. It was exactly what we both needed and wanted. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodated our late arrival (traffic) for which I’m so grateful. The food was wonderfully prepared and presented. As I said before the entire evening was transformed into a truly special occasion as we celebrated our marriage.

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SvitlanaN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was good. On the other hand: 1) a supposedly French Restaraunt had enchiladas on the menu, 2) the music in a supposedly French restaurant was Cardi B with WAP, 3) Indian Incenses were all over the back yard. This place has potential, the backyard (not a back garden) with the sitting area is lovely but the atmosphere is not French at all. I gave it 4 stars because the restaurant is not what is advertised. It is not French by any standards

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JE14
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Lovely garden to sit in and everything was clean and socially distanced.

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vipMariaR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting Bacchus and it was an enjoyable experience. Friendly staff, delicious food, good service and the outdoor garden was absolutely beautiful, during a wonderful evening with candle light. A wedding was in full force. So romantic. We will defiantly be back again.

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ElenaM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful ambience and great food. Patio was quiet and distanced, perfect for COVID times

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vipDominiqueE
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never sure what to expect when eating out during a pandamic. I felt very safe. All the tables were spaced apart and it was nice as there was also privacy. The menus were on chalk boards and they just adjusted them when you sat down. The food was amazing and really great night to sit out side on the beautiful patio and see the beautiful lights. Really wonderful!

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Claudia
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very safe Outdoor seating, prompt service, good food and friendly staff.

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vipAdelle
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious and the outdoor space is lovely.

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vipDimples721
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My friend and I came here for outdoor seating during Covid. Their outdoor garden has a nice ambiance and seating was well spaced out. They have hand sanitizer available as you walk in to enter the garden. They even put something under the tables to ward off bugs at night. The restroom was also clean and easy to access.

The food was really good. We shared the Bacchus salad as an appetizer which was fresh and loaded with different types of fruit. For our entrees, we both ordered the Black Angus Ribeye which was quite tasty and a good portion...neither of us were able to finish it and took the rest for leftovers. They also have a good wine list and we were happy with the bottle of wine they recommended for us.

My only complaint was that service was a bit slow and not as attentive as I would have liked (we had to wave down the waiter a few times), so I wouldn't recommend coming here if you are rushing to do something afterwards. But I would definitely recommend it for it's outdoor seating and delicious food.

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DarnekaM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is wonderful! Our waiter/waitress were both so kind to us. Thanks for wonderful experience.

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vipMarthaD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we went, but definitely look forward to going again.

FAQs

Bacchus is rated 4.6 stars by 968 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.