Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.8
2076 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.8
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vipJenniferL
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining inside since last fall. Everything was perfection. So glad Bacchus made it through the pandemic without skipping a beat.

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DanyelS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe our waiters name was Kevin, not sure older gentleman. He was very nice and helpful. The food was amazing we will be back!

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SiobhanT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent, service was excellent and we absolutely loved the ambiance! Definitely coming back very soon

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ShawnL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Ordered Ribeye medium. Came out somewhere between medium rare and rare on the inside. Got bloodier the further I went. Not impressed to say the least on top of the price for what I ordered. Won’t be back.

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Brenna
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

literally so good. went for valentine’s day and it made our night.

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Past
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Bacchus Wine bar but it won't be our last. The food, atmosphere and service was excellent.

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vipFredC
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service was horrible. We were the first to be seated and the last to be served. Food was “ok” but nothing to brag about. Very disappointed in the service. I hope they can improve this moving forward. I can say that I won’t be back any time soon. All the best to you.

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Abc123
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here on Saturday night. Everything was amazing from apps to dessert. I had the duck and my husband had the ribeye. Our waitress was very professional and attentive. One of our favorite restaurants. Highly recommend!

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Nina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderfully knowledgeable about the flavor profiles of the menu. She explained how flexible the chef is; willing to create a dish with what he has on hand for his vegetarian/vegan diners which was great for me as I am one. It was the first time in a while that I had a vegetarian dish at a restaurant that was unique, something I wouldn't have made myself at home, and absolutely delicious! It was a perfect dinner experience for my boyfriend and I.

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JessieC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so great! The wine recommendation was just what we were looking for. The apps were interesting and so tasty! Our meals were phenomenal, and dessert is made in house and was also clever and delicious!

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Miam
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Our waitress was a amazing. Food was great, as always.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st time in this restaurant. Can't believe what we've been missing! Such a beautiful place...and we felt completely COVID-19 safe. Everything on the menu looked so good that it was hard to choose. The Fig Salad was awesome, and my Mushroom Ravioli was perfect (all pasta made in-house!). Fresh-squeezed lime in my Cosmo made me a very happy camper. Did I mention the bread plate with the perfect combination of herbs, oil and balsamic? So yum. BUT...maybe the most satisfying experience of the entire evening was our server, Kristin. What a treat to have a server with a great personality who knew the menu inside and out to help us with our selections...very professional and a breath of fresh air! We will definitely be back...when Kristin is working!

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vipmichaelf
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the finest upscale restaurant in Buffalo!! It is by far the absolute best special occasion spot We have been there 4 times and have never had a bad meal or experience!! The staff is incredible and extremely attentive and knowledgeable!! Do yourself and that special someone a favor, enjoy a amazing evening @ Bacchus!!

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ElizabethB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Steak had little flavor

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vipChristopher
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was outstanding and the food was over the top and let’s not forget about Olivia with such a wonderful asset to the front of the house. Thanks for a great night
Chris & Joss

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JustinB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was superb. Mark took great care of us. Our party was 4 people. We split The ravioli as an appetizer each of us had a different dinner. The cakes were on another level. Please look to mark for the cake ! He will tell you all about everything. Thanks Mark !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a little chilly being sat by the window.

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Peggy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always one of the best dining experiences in Buffalo!

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HollyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great, seated promptly, service was excellent, food was delicious. Will definitely be back again!

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MaryKbuffalo
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best chefs in town. Staff very knowledgeable and not at all intrusive. A great restaurant on every level.

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AnthonyR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for an amazing dining experience with high quality food, friendly and helpful staff, and a terrific atmosphere than Bacchus is your place.

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NehaK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Would definitely recommend and would go again

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vipBuffalove
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Great waiters....can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love it here. Everything always great

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RussellG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food, service and atmosphere were amazing

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NeilM
Springfield
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal on a cold night. Pecan crusted salmon was delicious and my wife's chicken was one of the best she's ever had. Definitely recommend. We got seated in the private sector because of space constraints in the main restaurant; that was the only drawback.

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vipBacchus4us
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bacchus is one of our favorite restaurants. We have been frequenting it for years and in our opinion, the quality of the food keeps on getting better and better. The pecan-crusted salmon was absolutely delicious and my husband's halibut was also outstanding. And Bacchus has the best Caesar salad in Buffalo - the warm potato croutons are the best! We went on the first weekend the restaurant re-opened for indoor dining in January 2021. It was very busy, but our waiter, Mark, was very attentive. I also like the cool mood music that they play in the background. :) Can't wait until the weather warms up, since their patio is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was absolutely amazing.

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Jamie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Second time there, horrible service. It took 20 minutes for our waitress to come over and take our drink order. From sitting down to getting our dinner, 1 hour 45 minutes. Great food but the service turns us off from returning.

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vipTADrew
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was fabulous as always. The service was a bit slow but it was the first night they were open since the lockdown so understandable.

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JoeB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in a new world of dining. We didn't feel cramped and felt well taken care of. Even after this big "off season" the food was fresh and delicious. Well done Bacchus team.

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CarlosT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for me and my wife’s anniversary. Very nice place. The food was great. Staff was very nice and attentive. They even gave us something to drink on the house for our anniversary.

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Said they were open.... used open table for reservations.
Arrived at restaurant, THEY WERE CLOSED.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I eat out often and first time dining here amazed me! The food were very tasty with generous portions. My main problem with eating out is the amount of sodium they put in food but Bacchus did it just right. I will definitely come back!

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vipBrian
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular meal. Every time I am there the meal is better than the last...among the best restaurants in Buffalo

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AudreyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Justin was a very attentive waiter with excellent customer service. He gave many recommendations and let us taste a couple of wines which we were interested in. We look forward to returning to the restaurant in the near future!

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vipLisaD
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was INCREDIBLE! From being greeted until we left, nothing but exceptional experience! Our waitress, Kristen was SUPERB! Highly recommend!

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AlexanderK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very professional and attentive. Gave several suggestions as to what pairing of wine with what dish would be best.

The duck was quite simply the best duck dish I have ever had. The filet mignon was superb. We’re definitely going back.

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Jimbo17
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great menu and fabulous wine. Definitely a go to in Buffalo

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Jimg
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Food was perfect. Also the wine selection was impressive

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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2076 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.