Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.8
1694 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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DS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious and our server was outstanding! We hadn’t been to Bacchus in a while but now we can’t wait to return!

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SS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS & amazing food! We had to spend a night downtown Buffalo and happened to stumble address this place. The food is exquisite . Everything is handmade, even the crackers in the cheese plate. We shared some of the small plates and had ana amazing dinner and experience. Also discovered Lambrusco wine...a must do!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always! The Ahi Tuna was beyond expectations as well as The Creme Brulee Cheescake. I highly recommend this place!

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TW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the host to server to the valet - food is always excellent!

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ST
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

good food , wine , service but loud was a theater night though

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PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Have always enjoyed Bacchus. This past Saturday they took our appetizer plates and immediately served our dinner. Waitress apologized but we had to relax a bit before eating causing food to be just like warm.

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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow but it was restaurant week so it was packed

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HF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Valet service was horrible

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AA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I made the reservation I noted that we were celebrating a special occasion. We were pleasantly surprised to receive glasses of champagne to celebrate our anniversary when we were seated. We were also pleasantly surprised to find a Riesling from the NY Finger Lakes (our favorite region for Riesling) as well as from the Mosel River region of Germany. Our seating was spaced sufficiently to allow us privacy. Which in some restaurants comes at a premium. Service was timely and friendly.. Checked on us at regular intervals and kept our water glasses filled as well. Overall an excellent meal and experience.

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DC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, great food. Waitress was very attentive and friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week and it was worth it! The food was amazing. Rib eye was perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth. We reviewed the menu prior to our reservation and I had my heart set on the duck. The restaurant week menu stated it was to be served with butternut squash risotto. The night we went it was being served with beet risotto. Being that I’m not a fan of beets, I asked if I could substitute the herb risotto which was being served with another dish. I was told I could, but for a $10 up-charge. I thought this was a hefty up-charge so I went with another item on the menu. It was good, but it wasn’t duck.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

While working in Buffalo, a friend and I went to dine at Bacchus, as we had walked past the night before and thought it looked charming. We made reservations for two at 5:15 thru Open Table. As I recall those were the latest times available to us- which made little to no sense once we arrived and were essentially one of two parties of two until much later in the evening.
Our server, Tiffany, was prompt and attentive, repouring our wine as our glasses emptied through the meal. We gave the beet salad, garlic soup and scallops high marks. We sat at a table near the window which was wonderful for people watching despite the raw spring weather.
Regretfully, we could not enjoy dessert options because they were all flour-centric. It would be lovely to have some inspired options for those with food intolerances, such as bananas foster with coconut ice cream or escalloped apples for those living a grain-free life.
The ladies room was clean and spacious, and the bar area looked like it could be fun later in the evening.
Overall this was a very positive experience. If I were not a somewhat jaded business traveler, this might have been 5 stars, but these days it takes a lot to knock my socks off.

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v
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time there. It is absolutely amazing. Could die happy after eating here.

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very pleasant experience from the wine to the dessert. Our server, Dan, was polite and helpful without choices and we enjoyed every part of our visit. We will certainly be returning!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant in a great location!

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KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous service and food!

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JP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal at an under-rated restaurant. Always a nice crowd.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of friends went to see Rent.

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JN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience

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DK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Bacchus quite a few times and have never been disappointed. We unfortunately went this with cutting it close to our play, so we were in a rush. Our dinner was delayed but the waiter was excellent and said the manager would cover our $40 bottle of wine. This was mostly our fault for not giving ourselves more time. I would definitively recommend this restaurant and will go back!!!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shared the tuna tartar, cheese platter, mushroom ravioli and then toffee cake with coffee for dessert. The service was fantastic and only surpassed by the quality of the food.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, wonderfully relaxing atmosphere and fabulously prepared delicious food.

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a
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve had I. Awhile with fantastic service and a great location in the theatre district. Will be back without a doubt.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food,great service and warm and cozy atmosphere. Prices were good.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. It was difficult to make a selection because everything on the menu sounded fantastic. I had the boulliabase which was so flavorful and tasty! Definitely will be going back. Loved that there was valet parking.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal — good food and service. Eating at Bacchus is always extra-special!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Server was very pleasant. Food was excellent. Prices seemed a bit high.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience once again. Took my wife for our anniversary and we actually sat at the same table 9 tears ago! It was amazing

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PI
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only detail I didn’t love is that some of the tables were too close to others. This appeared to only be the case in the particular area where we were seated.

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent wine. Excellent atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. A go-to place downtown for consistently excellent food, service and atmosphere

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JG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, service, atmosphere. Great location near Shea's. Valet Parking is a plus!

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DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the most delicious food I've ever had. Try the ravioli. You must have the toffee cake.

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JL
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service!! The salmon is amazing. The only thing I didn’t love is the sticky toffee cake dessert (dry).

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PX
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner and Miss Saigon at Shea’s. A wonderful dinner, excellent food and service, comfortable pace to enjoy our meal and make opening curtain.

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. Our waiter was great - very attentive. Food was wonderful including the presentation. The wine list was special. Would go back again.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s birthday and made reservations and ask for cozy table. The table we were seated was the best table in the restaurant. Service was fantastic who acknowledged our special occasion. The food was amazing. The dinner was a memorable experience.

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had several delightful dishes including a cauliflower bisque served over fried onion which was out of this world. The iceberg wedge BLT salad was perfectly constructed with crisp lettuce and bacon and tasty tomatoes. The scallops over polenta was a small plate which was enough for a main course. The wine list was great including the "by the glass" selection. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. In all it was a fun evening with time and space to enjoy the excellent food.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience for our first time at Bacchus Wine Bar. The service and food were excellent. The only recommendation we have is to make a Bourbon list. The server was unable to provide a complete list of options when requested.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great wine, cozy/romantic atmosphere, and the pricing was fair considering the type of food/quality and a finer dining experience.

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