Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.7
1647 reviews
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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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AC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful Valentines diner. Food and service was great!

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JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening right from the start with complementary valet service great atmosphere, great service, and fantastic food! Can't wait for our next visit.

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MF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Cats show at sheas. Food on previous visit was great. This time all the main dishes were salty

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z
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great experience. I generally opt for the specials menu due to his creativity. Had the scallop small plate as an app this time and the flavor,sear and the onion marmalade as a topping were wonderful. I strongly recommend getting anything offered on the menu that incorporates this marmalade. It is simply outstanding. Entrees were exceptional as well and also incorporate sides and presentations that just aren't as intriguing at other places. These additions are one of the main reasons I frequent Bacchus as often as possible.

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service.

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SE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was fantastic, but took a while. The service was slow even though we were there early and the restaurant was pretty empty at that time.
The wine was very pricey, as the glasses were not even half filled.
The ambiance is beautiful, but the noise level was a bit much.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Service and food was awesome. Would recommend to anyone and definitely would come again.

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LB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the wine list, to the delicious, carefully prepared food, to the service, is superb! This restaurant never disappoints!

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LA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love it! Bacchus never disappoints. The service from the valet, to our server and everyone assisting was incredible. The wine list is great. When they were out of our first choice our server helped pick and option that was delicious. The entrees (one on the regular menu, one a special) were fantastic. The coffee and desserts were great too.

I'll always make it a point to come to Bacchus, you should too.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The chef prepared a wonderful vegan entree for my birthday dinner. Service was great and valet parking made it easy to enjoy our evening without the worry of parking.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food & everything else as always, 5 stars across the board every time!

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual. Food is the best in buffalo along with Paul being the best waiter in buffalo. Outstanding all around

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. Staff was very knowledgeable about the wine and could explain multiple dishes in detail. Very great experience.

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RL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner, great service, and loved the quiet ambience.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food before the show first time for my wife and she loved it.

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for conversation and good food.

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MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moe was amazing and made my birthday celebration epic. Great wine great food great setting! We love this place!!!!

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JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible meal prior to the Bob Seger ‘Grand Funk concert. We split a wonderful Half bottle of French champagne for the cocktail course and then in succession we split a gourmet quality halibut dish and then split an incredible lamb chop dish. Both dishes were nightly specials and both were split beautifully without an extra charge. Our regular waiter, Paul suggested the champagne as well as an unique French Mourvèdre which paired wonderfully with the lamb. We strongly recommend Bacchus for high quality, healthy and interesting dining.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at this wonderful eatery, and we enjoyed every minute there! I had the roasted duck breast, perfectly presented, tender and succulent, of which, ( from past experience), know that this can be a difficult endeavor to age the meat just right for prep /plating. Delicious braise, along with risotto complimented and brought out amazing flavor. My Man had the boulliabase, being a big seafood fan, and ate every bite with zeal until, there was only a bit of sauce left to scoop up with bread! Veronica, our Server, was delightful, attentive, discerning, and genuine. We wish to congratulate and thank all the people of Bacchus, for a wonderful night to remember, and we will be back very soon with friends!

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KW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 1st time and we were delightfully impressed. We will definitely be back for a date night dinner.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sons 5th birthday dinner!

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always amazing! For NYE they had a fixed 3 course menu with champagne and a starter that was fantastic. Just didn't realize this when I made reservations so we were rushed for dessert but our waitress was superb and was able to help us get out a bit sooner to make our next plans. Thank you so much and Happy New Years!

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Bacchus, the service is great, the atmosphere is warm, and the food is the best in Buffalo

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DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. We went for New Year's eve, with their fixed menu. Still amazing choices. Everything was absolutely delicious. Service was impeccable - not too much, not too little. My only criticism is that I would expect some better "wines by the glass" at a place like this.. Many restaurants have Coravins now and can charge a pretty penny for a really good wine by the glass.. I was expecting better choices. Still, a five-star evening!

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m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner here. I enjoyed the grilled fig salad and Ahi tuna very much. My partner had the pear salad and steak with Gorgonzola, which he also enjoyed. We split the tiramisu, which as delicious, until the last two bites, which tasted oddly like toasted onion. We alerted the waiter and the cost was removed from our bill.

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J
Omaha
41 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time there and what a wonderful experience. The parmesan encrusted ribeye was one of the best things I've ever tasted. And the lamb chop special was delicious too. I hope to return when I come back to Buffalo.

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JB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and over all experience was awesome! Paul was very knowledge and helpful! Will absolutely be visiting again!

Regards,

James Blankenship

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small holiday reunion! Excellent service, fabulous food, and not rushed out the door! My favorite place in Buffalo!

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad meal at Bacchus; I personally love the Gorgonzola crusted ribeye and the filet. Incredible atmosphere and wine list to top it all off. Enjoy for a party, date night or quick small menu options for happy hour at the bar. Would recommend to anyone.

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TW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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SS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Bacchus for our 25th Anniversary - it was great!!

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GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my friend for small plates and wine. We had a wonderful time.! Scallops were delicious. The butternut squash bisque was delicious.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always look forward to dining at Bacchus and have never been disappointed! Had the rack of lamb on my last visit and think it was the best I've ever had.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed the menu, food, atmosphere and service. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting the Buffalo area. I would return.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Brought family from CT and said it was best ribeye ever had. Paul is by far the best waiter in buffalo. I come here for the amazing food, Paul's amazing service and a great night. Never had a bad meal yet and I've been here for years

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner before going to Sheas. It was a delicious meal and the service was very good!

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SK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner and perfect setting for colleagues to get together. We were able to have a good conversation while enjoying an assortment of foods that were each incredible on their own . Out of town guests were so impressed with the fine dining experience we had to promise another trip for a return visit to Bacchus. Starting with the Chef all the way to the waitstaff everything was perfection. Great food , great service and a people pleaser for any dinner out.

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New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, service, food and wine.

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KO
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to come back. Everything was fabulous! Thank you

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RR
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was of high quality. However, my guest's entree was not served as he had asked. My salmon was overcooked(dry). The flavors , though, were wonderful....

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