Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1918 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Bacchus wine bar and restaurant is located in the historic Calumet building in the heart of Buffalo's entertainment district. A seasonal menu highlights the best available ingredients from local and regional farms. Together with our Wine Spectator award winning wine list, this elegant yet casual restaurant has continually been ranked as one of Buffalo's best
What 1918 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
M
Melster625
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Awesome service. So dependable. Love this place!

B
vipBacchus4us
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The pecan-crusted salmon was absolutely delicious, as always!

B
Buffalonian
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the rib eye & halibut. Both were delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday dinner for my partner. The food was excellent, and servers were great!

JD
vipJohnD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my second time there and it was a very good experience. The food is very good, prices are reasonable - especially for the quality - and the service was great, too.

My wife had the beet salad and halibut special. The salad was a little light on the goat cheese but the halibut was perfect.

I had the Caesar salad and pork chop. The chop was cooked perfectly.

All in all a great experience. Nice job to all.

M
Mitch
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very good overall, our waiter Paul, could have been a little more attentive, he asked me if I wanted a second glass of wine and said yes. He immediately walked away without asking the lady if she wanted another glass.. As it turned out she did not want a second glass but he certainly should have asked her and not ignore her...
Other then that the food and atmosphere was good..

S
Spinal
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food and the service is the best in buffalo.. Ken is an excellent waiter and on top of everything.!!!! Awesome.!!!...DrTom

D
Denise
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing no matter what I order. My favorite is the gnocchi mac & cheese and the salmon.

M
Mike
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, great atmosphere inside!

s
stretch
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know why anyone ever goes to another restaurant. The food is just exquisite.

SG
vipSundayGuest
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out. Lovely bar/restaurant atmosphere. Our server, Kristen, was excellent! Made our night very special and fun. We asked her opinion and suggestions and took them. So glad we did. Everything was outstanding. Chef is amazing. And the Manager, Mike, was very attentive which made the evening very personal.

JD
JohnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service was top notch! Seating was very comfortable! Will visit again in the future.

C
Cisk
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its me and my husband’s date spot in town. I love it <3 I’m italian and I love their ravioli!

C
vipCrumpalious
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Party of 4...some loved their dish and others not so much. I think the kitchen is hit or miss and doesn't like cooking Ribeyes correctly...BTW the gorgonzola crusted flavor is amaaaaaazing but you better like that type of flavor on your steak. The quality of the meat and correct temperature is what they just couldn't get right.
I might be back...Have a Crumpalious Day! Stu

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was our server, we had a great time, food was top notch, our table had Salmon, Halibut, Pork Chops, everyone loved the food, the beet salad is worth going back again, and the muscles were so good we added a second helping. A bit pricey, but not a place you go for a cheap quick meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable

Report
CV
ChrisV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was awesome, service was excellent, we enjoyed our evening and definitely will go back

KM
vipKris10Mari
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome food and amazing wine. It was a great time before the theater (just make sure you give yourself enough time). We’ll be back.

DR
DebraR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent! Great place to go before events downtown

TE
TracyE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Delicious food. Interesting menu. Very good service!

j
jules
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Bacchus. From the moment you walk in the door until you put your coat on to leave, you always feel welcome

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing.

D
Donnab
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, wonderful service. One of Buffalo's Best restaurants.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristin was fantastic! Best server we’ve had in a very long time! Food was also fantastic....

E
Eric
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It like always was amazing. Paul is the greatest waiter in the world.

j
vipjhunt
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful time eating here. The food is always consistent, and the service is top notch. Easily, Bacchus is my favorite restaurant in Buffalo.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The scallop special was outstanding! The flavors were balanced, everything cooked and plated perfectly; this should be on the regular menu! I had the crusted salmon and my husband had the ribeye, both were delicious! We finished the meal with the sticky toffee cake. It would have benefited from some fresh whipped cream or a bit of ice cream, but it was still a very tasty dessert! We will definitely be back.

JL
vipJenniferL
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is outstanding. I had the halibut special and it was the best seafood entrée I’ve had at any restaurant anywhere. The halibut was cooked perfectly, not dried out as I’ve had in other restaurants.

KD
KimD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Chef was so accommodating to dietary needs. Love this place!

TO
TODDL
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sundays are great. The rest is quieter than fri,sat. Tiffany was excellent. Food was very good. Bisque of the day was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous. The food was amazing!

Z
dannyZ23
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience start to finish. Waitress was excellent and accommodating to my wifes allergies.
Both fish dishes A++++++
Cant give a higher rating

KS
KirkS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really like valet parking. Greeted very kindly and professionally. Bar and server service exceptional. The food options and taste really great.

r
viprcwfrw
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate to get a last minute reservation when dining at another establishment wasn't working. Have to say that the complementary valet here is greatly appreciated, especially in the winter. We were seated at a wonderful table for two by the front window. Along with the great food & service the people watching in the area can be fun. The host was very personable upon greeting us & offered us our choice of 2 tables. Our server was prompt in approaching our table & very knowledgeable about the menu. While we only ordered a glass of wine each as opposed to a bottle, she served our wine out of a fresh bottle right at our table & offered us a chance to taste & approve of the wine first. I was very impressed with this as usually when ordering by the glass this is not an option. Bread & a herb seasoned oil was served while we waited for our appetizer. Instead of pouring oil onto a plate or simply bringing a plate with oil, it was served by having it in a small glass upside down on the plate. The server after placing the plate on the table quickly lifted the glass straight up allowing the oil to spill out onto the plate. Thought that this added to their attention to detail here as well as to their enhancing the customer's dining experience. We started out with sharing an order of mussels. They were fresh & plentiful. They tasted very good. Sometimes mussels to me have a strong taste. These were very smooth & gentle tasting. I have to think that this is attributed to their quality or freshness or both. The broth they were in was very good & complemented the bread nicely when dipping it in to it. For entrees I chose a shrimp crusted swordfish. It came with risotto & grilled asparagus. It was cooked perfectly & very good. My wife had a halibut dish that was a special. I tasted her risotto & was jealous that I hadn't ordered it. She enjoyed it & was able to enjoy the leftovers the next day for lunch. For dessert we shared a Vanilla Crème Brûlée that was delicious.

AS
AllieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! It was our anniversary and we were greeted with glasses of champagne, which was a great welcome. The food was phenomenal. I definitely recommend getting the meat and cheese board starter.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus is a great secret in Buffalo. Better do something about marketing g because it’s one my top 3 list. All too often I bring people who never considered goi g. That’s a big problem for you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience1

The service and food were very good but something was wrong with the exhaust system and it was incredibly smoky in the restaurant. It really changed the experience. It made it difficult to breath, our clothing and jackets smelled horrible when we left and we couldn’t wait to get fresh air.

L
Lkim
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was disappointed in the food. The food and service were average at best. I would not return.

JC
vipJenCB
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Cassoulet appetizer, scallops, halibut, everything was super. It’s a terrific pre-show option, and a real treat for any night.

FAQs

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1918 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.