Bacchus

4.5
1015 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.

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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 1015 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. If you want a quick meal, this isn’t for you. The wait staff tends to leave you alone and it takes a minute to get food but that just leaves more time to enjoy your friends and your meal. The wine is very reasonably priced for New York and the food is fantastic. They used to have a lamb special, I’m still holding out hope they’ll bring it back. This place is vastly under appreciated.

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AnnaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The dining experience was overall very good. The only compliant I have is it's menu online on it's website was not the same menu they had at the restaurant. If they were going to have that discrepancy, it should at the very least me noted on it's website that the menu is not up to date.

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Ste0013
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was awesome!

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Keffe
Montreal
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Staff was helpful and attentive. The food was well prepared: perfectly grilled octopus, parpadelle al dente, perhaps a little skimpy on the lobster...Delicious fondant, Ttin lacking in caramel. The hanger steak was cooked to my specs.
The menu is typical bistro, could be be more imaginative (except the octopus!)
Wine selection was amazing, although pricey, but we got a good bottle.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent for a date

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Really bad service, they rarely check on you, actually they didn’t check on us at all, every time we would have to go up to them, then proceed to wait and sometimes having to remind them after 20 minutes, they rarely checked on other tables so it was a bad look that we were the only black customers and they seemed to forget about us, they forgot parts of my order, we asked for bread and never got it until we were about to leave and the inside of it was cold so clearly they just took it out the fridge or something. All in all they should be ashamed of themselves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

After is rains be cautious of the mosquitoes
We were inside in the dark and got bit up

The table was small and rocky

Entrees was excellent
Appetizers not so much

Host and hostess were very nice 👍🏾

So we will come again

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panfold71
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a Friday night dinner with good food, service and vibes. The food was tasty and our servers were attentive. We were also able to enjoy our meal and a lengthy conversation afterwards with our bring rushed.

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vipMoni
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dining experience! Excellent service, delicious food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Received uncooked steak (not requested medium) and mussels that were unopened and frankly dangerous to eat. Roasted potatoes were over salted and tasted/looked like not freshly made. Waste of time and money. Will not come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and super nice service.. the back patio was just lovely. Highly recommended!!

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vipTomR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best value wine selection - best duck confit and other traditional bistro dishes

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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vipHaleyE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this spot for a date night or to bring visiting friends or family! The backyard is so charming and the food is always amazing

LS
LauraS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great back patio with outside seating, very shady and nice. The endive salad was amazing.

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Mgpan
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brunch! We had the burgers, with excellent home fries, savory crepe (asparagus, goat cheese and egg) with side frisee salad, and for dessert, the delicious chocolate lava cake.

We've previously only had dinner there, which was always excellent. Sat in the backyard until it started raining, then were moved inside. The service is excellent, you can take your time and let them know when you're ready to go.

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Nobody
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would come back or recommend it to other people.

KH
vipKatyH
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus is fantastic! The staff were all very friendly and professional and the food was delicious as always. Definitely recommend.

MK
MelKel27
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The escargot and mussels were very good. Good ambience. The service can be a tad slow, but to be fair, the restaurant was packed on this Saturday night.

SJ
ShaniceJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here. It was even better that our family name is Bacchus. The food was great, our kids were comfortable and the service was really good too.

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LaurynF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I was supposed to eat here. We went in, sat down and left. I was excited about the patio and it was beautiful. Romantic even. The staff was standoffish. The menu was horrible. They write it down on a chalkboard and they do not explain what it is or what is in it. I won’t go again.

MB
MichaelB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine list at fair prices. What a wonderful surprise.

MD
vipMakenzieD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The backyard is so cute and perfect for brunch. We got an amazing bottle of wine that was suggested to us by one of the staff or maybe the owner. The service was exceptional. We didn’t have to wait for anything! The food is really good here as well. I would deff recommend and will be coming back!

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Csquaredrevue
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for weekend brunch or dinner. Simple menu that never disappoints!

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vipanonymous
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was delicious but the service was lackadaisical. We arrived at 7:30 and got our mains around 9pm and had to ask the waiter several times about every course. The bread basket at $4 was disappointing in quantity and quality, but the rest of the food, when it arrived was really tasty and hot!

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OneekaB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. I highly recommend this Brooklyn gem.

DE
DvoraE
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was very slow and a bit disorganized.
Seemed that there were not enough experienced staff to handle the number of tables.
However, they were all very nice and did their best.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific!

PB
PeterB
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse of thirty plus years and I found ourselves with an impromptu dinner occasion in an unfamiliar city. The Open Table app directed us to Bacchus a short walk from our hotel. The dining experience was delightful. Highlighted by a charming courtyard and a French Mediterranean “vibe”.

MS
vipMariaS
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Loud / Noisy.,, the food was good. Maybe another time if we sat in a better location the atmosphere would be nicer.

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CaitlinQ
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The backyard is lovely! Feels like you have been transported abroad and the food is delicious.

DS
DavidS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio, charmingly lit in the evening. Excellent, warm and professional service, with just the right amount of humor. The food was excellent -- much better than the standard "French" fare offered at other so-called "bistros" in NYC. And they didn't rush us out the door, giving us plenty of time to enjoy the experience. Highly recommended.

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cfbrrr
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of tasty French food, nicely prepared and presented in, where we ate, a pleasant outdoor-ish area. Very amiable waitstaff. We were the first ones there at their 5pm opening, but soon a good-sized crowd had developed. Being on diets, we passed on bread basket and dessert, which probably would have been as wonderful as everything else!

HM
HanaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Only mild complaint was long wait times, but that’s on us for going on a Friday night. Absolutely love the garden.

JD
JDR130
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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 on May 8, 2021
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 on May 8, 2021
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 on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Bacchus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 852-1572.

Bacchus is rated 4.5 stars by 1015 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.