Bacchus

4.6
985 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
What 985 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JDR130
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and the garden seating is socially distanced and very cute.

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Maia
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was fast. We were seated immediately and sat outside which was lovely.

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AlexG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The appetizers were delicious. The entrees were incredibly lacking. The desserts were average. Have been here twice now and both times the meat entrees were not seasoned well enough and not tender.

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Jayvee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food here never disappoints and the staff and the service are just right. I’ve been eating at this restaurant for some years now and I’ve never left hungry dissatisfied.

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TaylorS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! Service was spectacular and the food was divine.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the wine is reasonably priced, the back garden is lovely. It’s a great local spot.

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ARachelB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treasure for over a decade, still the loveliest place for a beautiful meal in a lush garden. I never tire of Bacchus. So very thankful they made it through this year.

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CharlotteA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Beautiful garden and great wine, food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Alvaro is the best

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MariV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu, good service, and a heavenly patio. Will be a permanent spot in the brunch rotation

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service!

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place l. Beautiful backyard. Authentic French feel. Waiters and waitresses were extremely nice. Nice music and relaxing vibe. Great for date night.

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IrynaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice cute place. The brunch menu was not long but it varies often. The food was good - maybe I didnt feel like it was made by a celebrity chef but everything tasetd good. Pleasant neighborhood spot.

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MSMS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Cozy, romantic atmosphere. Good wine selection and friendly staff.

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PiotrS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Meat for steak not too good. Taste like not aged.

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vipaliceg59
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus has reopened after a hiatus and it is better than ever. Outstanding food, wine and service and a beautiful back yard. This place has been a favorite for many years and will continue to be one for many more, I’m sure. So glad to welcome them back.

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TatianaG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was Thanksgiving day, but we didn’t want traditional meal (turkey was on menu by the way:)
My husband preferred pasta with seafood and I had mussels in wine sauce
Two glasses of wine, coffee and chocolate pie were

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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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vipTara
New York Area
3 reviews
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
89 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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Bacchus is rated 4.6 stars by 985 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.