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About Bacchus

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.

409 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Between Bond & Nevins Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 852-1572

Website:
http://bacchusbistro.com/

Catering:
Catering is available.

Public Transit:
A, C & G trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn, the B, Q, 2, 3, 4 & 5 trains to Atlantic Avenue, and F to Bergen at Smith.

Executive Chef:
Sixto Fuentes

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

Additional:
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

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Cozy (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Romantic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good food, quick service, reasonable prices—all the basics! Nice casual birthday dinner :-)

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great experience overall! It was candlelit and quiet. Large selection of French wines. Delicious homemade bread. Hanger Steak with crispy potatoes and sauteed mushrooms was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lamb and salmon were great! Food was fresh. Bread could've been warmer, but it was complimentary. Ambiance was nice.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Had a nice Christmas dinner. Duck was good. Fish was good. Filet Migon needed a little work.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a lovely and delicious Christmas dinner at Bacchus. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

French restaurant in Brooklyn. We had the fixed price $50 menu on Christmas Day. There was a good choice of food for each of the three courses - and no turkey in sight !! We had the lamb osso buco, filet steak and roast duck as main courses. Everything was excellent. Service was very good -- attentive, but not overbearing. Although the initial appetizer of lobster bisque and first course were served very quickly, there was a good gap between the main and dessert courses. Overall, the meal was very good. Certainly worth a return visit for the a la carte menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Loved it all for Xmas day! Food was incerdible and the service spot on!
We had a great Xmas day dinner! Thank you, Bacchus!!!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a lovely prix fixe Christmas Day dinner at Bacchus; very good food at a reasonable price in a nice setting. Would visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food. I had the Mahi Mahi which was tasty, and my boyfriend had amazing steak with peppercorn sauce. The host was very chatty and friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I came here for brunch on a Sunday morning. When I got there, it was still fairly empty. The problem was that they decided to sit us all the way in the back and occasionally remembered us. Service was a bit slow for us, but to be fair, I guess we did order the more labor intensive items from the menu. Their porcini ragu would be good, but the truffle mushroom sauce is too salty. The red wine lamb stew strangely went the other direction and was on the bland side. What's worse is the waitress brought us the dish with burnt toast. Was she just not paying attention or did she think we'd be ok with that? Same goes for the chefs who burned the toast in the first place. French onion soup was pretty good though.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was subpar. Service was inattentive.

When we first came in, it didn’t take too long for the waiter to address us and take our order. Unfortunately, that was the last we saw of him.

There was a bartender/waitress who would sometimes walk around but would try to avoid eye contact. It took A WHiLE to get the check and I’m pretty sure she ignored a few of my “excuse me” because the place was small, half empty and my voice is fairly audible.

We had also told the earlier waiter to put in mussels in the order to go, when we get our bill. Of course this was either dismissed or forgotten.

Disappointing dinner. Wouldn’t recommend and doubt it will be around for much longer.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The owner was warm and lovely, the wine list superb, and the food was delicious at very reasonable prices. We picked it because it was close to BAM and we will definitely go again just because.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service and great food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The steamed mussels special on Tuesdays (all you can eat, choice of three sauces) is an especially good deal. I liked the provençale better than the marinière, which is atypical for me. Pleasant space if a bit noisy, very casual vibe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was too salty. Service was very slow.
I would only go there for all you can eat muscles on Tuesday.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Sesame crusted tuna was spectacular! Very nice sitting out front. They also have a patio in the back that looks nice.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was lacking and sparse. Would have probably stayed longer for ambiance and food but got tired of waiting for the waitress.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Ambiance of the restaurant was wonderful. A memorable wine list to complement the menu. Topped off by a friendly multilingual waiter.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Amazing flavorful options
Great authentic French cuisine at reasonable prices
Great variety to choose from
Delicious!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Dinner coincided with a wedding party that included a kids marching band. (The kids loitered outside after providing music for the entrance). Not ideal for a quiet dinner sitting outside; but, the food and service made up for it.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Delightful dining on the avenue. Shared salad. Enjoyed a medium bodied cote d rhone, 1 Bronzino and 1 Hanger steak. Finished with chocolatey profiterole. Nice young female staff served us. 1 from Paris. 1 from Marseilles.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Intimate, delicious and perfect for dinner on a rainy evening. I had hanger steak with bearnaise sauce and it was tremendous. Wine is reasonable, too!

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food was excellent! Was taken here on a date and I loved the outdoor seating ambience . I ordered the tuna steak and my date ordered the Branzino. Both were spectacular!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Very nice. Great food and service but no air conditioning on a hot dat

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Dinner - both guests had the branzino - was well seasoned , delicious and presented well .
Service disappointing- could have more attentive.
Dessert - profiteroles - pastry was tough and presentation a bit of a melting mess on the plate.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Other then management rule of "no seating till whole party arrives" we had a great time. Mind you the place was empty when we came at 11:30am. Our party was only 4 people which I made reservation for via OpenTable

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Bacchus has a great atmosphere with an outdoor garden for dining. Nice wine list and attentive service. The Branzini and Sesame crusted tuna were well prepared and delicious. We'd definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We're big fish eaters and they do a bunch of great fish meals. Every time we go it's a treat

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Waitress forgetful and slow and we had to ask three times for the check from her

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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