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Just a few steps from BAM theater, in the heart of Boerum Hill, Bacchus offers authentic French Bistro fare with a flair.
We specialized in traditional classic French delicacies such as snails, onion soup, beef cheeks Bourguignon, Skate Fish in lemon Butter Sauce "a la Grenobloise"....
A popular neighborhood bistro open daily and serving lunch, brunch and dinner.
Our mussels a GOGO (all you can eat!) every Tuesday for only $18.00;
During the summer months, relax in our beautiful garden with an "aperitif" and enjoy our beautiful backyard lounge.
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.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Brunch 10:30AM-4:30PM
Between Bond & Nevins Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is available.
A, C & G trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn, the B, Q, 2, 3, 4 & 5 trains to Atlantic Avenue, and F to Bergen at Smith.
Private Party Facilities:
Your private event can also be held at Bacchus. Our garden is a perfect setting for weddings. We'll close the entire restaurant if you so desire. Bacchus is a great place to celebrate your anniversary, birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Christening, or any number of special occasions.
Private Party Contact:
Bruno Laclide: (718) 852-1572
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
All you can eat Mussels every Tuesday night for $18.00
Unlimited Champagne drinks with any main course every Saturday & Sunday Brunch for $29.95
Bacchus Ratings and Reviews
last minute, we decided to do a restaurant for Thanksgiving rather than cooking. Not usually a fan of Thanksgiving restaurant menus ( turkey always too dry + tasteless ) we came here. because we'd been before, it's local and the food is great. What a pleasant surprise! Awesome pumpkin bisque, amazing foie gras flambe ( perfect mix of sweet and tart flavor ) and the most moist, deliciously stuffed turkey! I wish they left this on the menu for the winter - one of the best meals I've ever had here...and a mini dark chocolate soufflé for dessert that I'm still dreaming about! Only drawback was the aloof, slightly distracted waitress, who clearly wasn't happy being there on a holiday.
If I were rating Only the taste of the food I would give Bacchus 4-5 stars. However, overall our experience was inconsistent. We went to Bacchus for Thanksgiving dinner. Two of us ordered the Turkey entree. One came with 4 pieces of turkey, the other 5. Same plate came without the cranberry sauce. Same plate, again, came ungarnished. The plate with 5 pieces came garnished with micro greens and a flower. The other, nothing.
The Thanksgiving menu also stated “complimentary apple cider with dessert”, which we did not receive, yet the table adjacent to us did.
I wish I could give them the benefit of the doubt by saying it was a busy, holiday dinner service, but the dining room was not even half full.
All in all, the food was good, but consistency is key. Especially when the table orders the same dish and it comes out completely different.
Classic French cuisine with an intense flavor kick. My mom is 90 and can’t eat a full entree so we’ve taken to sharing small plates. We had the endive salad with beet and roquefort dates and other fruits which was amazing - great dressing, well balanced flavors. The duck leg with apples appetizer was off the charts with an incredible sweet, salty, spicey and savory flavor. The seafood ravioli app was also lovely but only 1 small ravioli on the plate doesn’t make it a great share plate and is expensive for what amounts to an amuse bouche in a soup bowl with a ton of sauce. The sauce had hard celery slices in it which was not pleasant. Not sure what that was about. Sugar snap peas , haricot verts or anything else might have worked better. They have a great selection of wines by the glass. I noticed that because it was Tuesday night many diners were having their Tues. nite special which is all you can eat mussels and frites. The rear dining room can get cold in winter so be aware of that when being seated.
I was excited to try this French restaurant with friends before an event. We sat outside in back of the restaurant which was really cute. There was a tree strung with lights and it was relatively quiet and not crowded. The table was very small for the four of us. It was like a mosaic tiled patio bistro table, not suitable for dinner with multiple dishes. The service was extremely slow. The staff didn’t know the menu and had to come back twice when they were out of something that we ordered. We waited far too long between courses especially since they weren’t busy with only four tables and our dishes weren’t prepared correctly. One example was the leg of lamb special. It was a very small we portion of meat that was so well done it was hard to eat. It also had a funky taste to it. The green beans still had stems on with no seasoning and the mashed potatoes were just that, potatoes. There was no butter, cream, seasoning, nothing. Just boiled smashed potatoes. Red wine sauce was congealed and reduced way too much. I could continue to describe every dish and ever mistake but I won’t. The service was so slow and inattentive that we had to get up and go to the bar to find someone we paid and left. I feel that this place seems convenient and attractive online with a well worded menu but completely disappoints. I will not return and will not recommend this restaurant.
This was good but not great. Ordered the ribeye and it seemed a bit thin although they did cook it perfectly. I had ordered rare and it was rare. The Bacchus salad was really good. My son ordered the caramel desert and it seemed a bit gelatinous. It may be that it was far from where I live in Manhattan and was a long trip there.. Servers perfectly nice. Food perfectly good. Just wasn't a wow, can't wait to come back.
I had dinner at this restaurant in mid-July 2017. It has an inviting, casual vibe. The restaurant also has an outside eating area in the rear that is spacious and comfortable. I had onion soup and the pan-seared Branzino, both of which were very good and reasonably priced. Although all of the service staff is friendly, their duties don't appear to cross over much: the "maitre'd" seats you, the "server" takes your order, the "sub-server" brings bread, water, and food, and the "busboy" wanders the eating area to pick up plates and otherwise tidy-up the table. This divided-duty arrangement, unfortunately, doesn't speed up the service--especially when the server that takes everyone's order has to march back to the front of the restaurant to enter every order (and returns to serve wine to the guests as well). Seems to me that a terminal for entering orders in the rear of the restaurant would speed things up a bit--especially if only one person is taking orders for the entire place. Don't be in too much of a hurry, and your patience will be rewarded.
Home-fries were cubes of burnt potato cubes mixed with regular cubes, made worse by tasting like yesterday's leftovers. Those crispy super thin potato sticks?? Onion strips??-(hard to tell and tasteless) on top of the potatoes only acted to hide the messy cubes underneath. Omelette had nice amount of salmon and goat cheese, as ordered, however the oil (???) had that odd bitter or reused taste. Cote de Gascogne white wine was fine. Fellow diner had to send back eggs Benedict after butter knife, then steak knife was unable to cut the english muffin under the eggs. Our server was attentive and helpful. Back garden area was truly lovely on a sunny, dry, brunch worthy Sunday.
My wife wanted to go out to a nice dinner for her Birthday. Did some research and thought this place would be perfect. We arrived on time and were taken outside to sit at a table on the sidewalk. My wife was fine with this but I would have preferred the hostess asking our preference. We ordered all the appetizers and a bottle of wine. We asked to hold on for a menu for dinner. The first two plates and bottle arrived and were good, but not anything amazing. However, after this the waiter's service and food delivery really slowed. It wasn't in a European style, it seemed the restaurant was under staffed as the hostess was also appearing to be waiting on people. I ordered another bottle of wine to kill time but 20 minutes later it hadn't came so I cancelled it and the waiter acted like he didn't even realize I had ordered one. My wife's water was also never refilled after asking twice. We decided to save ourselves anymore disappointment and got the check early. As I mentioned, I understand they were busy, but being in our late 20's and a lot of the other diners being older, I got the sense we weren't considered as important as them or the larger party in the back. Truly a shame as we were ready to go all out on ordering and celebrating.
Adorable French bistro, great location on Atlantic Avenue, staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. Great place to hold an event, has a garden in the back and event space where they hold weddings and the like. Didn't work out for me unfortunately because of date but would definitely recommend. Meryl was terrific. We had the quiche, eggs benedict, omelette and chicken sandwich, all very good and enjoyed by everyone .... mimosas and bellinis very good as well.
Coffee was the best part of brunch. My friend and I split crab cakes Benedict and corn flakes French toast. Crab cakes were okay, but the English muffin was so dry that it almost overwhelmed the taste of everything else. Corn flakes French toast wasn't as crunchy as expected. Tasted more like over soaked flakes.
The service also was disappointing. The place didn't seem that busy, but we always had to call for someone to come over.
The place is very cute and the service is great. The staff were all very nice and helpful. Our waiter helped us pick an excellent wine. We sat outside that had pretty twinkling lights. The food wasn't all that great though. The french onion soup was probably the best thing that we ordered; the foie gras I've had better; the special skate fish - the whole dish was just oily and was lacking in any sort of flavor, very one dimensional; the beef bourguignon was super thick and once again one dimensional. It's a cute place, and a lot of people around us had ordered burgers, so maybe that's the thing to get here.
Went for anniversary, exceeded all expectations. Wonderful atmosphere and great food and wines.
Our server offered us an excellent wine pairing with our main dishes, which was absolute perfection. We will definitely be going back... hopefully on a Tuesday where they do "all you can eat mussels", apparently.
Our order came out, we said to the server the Burger was over cooked. She took a look and said it looks fine to me and walk away. I would not recommend this place. It could be better if the service improves and when a customer is not happy with how the dish, offer an alternative.
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