Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.8
1724 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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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kristen is a wonderful server. She is delightful and knowledgeable! Great recommendations!

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DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional, courteous staff. Waiter was helpful with suggestions. Food of great portions and tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was slow but the food was worth the wait. The restaurant is nice and very lively. Love the dinning chairs, very comfortable. My only complaint is I ordered a glass of red wine and waitress poured about 3 ounces and I was charged $14! For that price she at least could have poured 6 ounces ! I’m spite of this, we still enjoyed the experience.

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s
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The only negative was that the creme brulee was not quite set -- it should have been cooked a bit longer. I had the pecan crusted salmon - and it was terrific.

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WB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great relaxing spot for dinner. A well executed menu, great wine list and highly professional and attentive wait staff.

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W
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience for Mother’s Day Brunch, I thought the prices were reasonable and the service was outstanding

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KK
Mobile
67 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab eggs Benedict was delicious! California Benedict was wonderful with the crispy avocado, bacon omelets were also fantastic! The highlight of our meal was our server Kristin. How lovely and personal and attentive without being pushy. Perfect Mother's Day brunch!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and incredible service. Best food I’ve eaten in Buffalo and comparable to restaurants in New York City. Every aspect of our dinner was fantastic.

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r
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First time there; overall great. Service could improve, had to ask for bread....Will try again.

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E
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, pricing, valet parking was convenient... all around perfect evening

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great throughout and the meals were excellent. My wife enjoyed the calm atmosphere. We would recommend that all our friends experience dining here.

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LK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I were attending a show before dinner and bacchus was the perfect choice! Food was excellent and service was outstanding
Definitely will return!

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A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in a long time (and I live in DC). Great food, wine and outstanding service by Paul. I will go back to Buffalo and I will eat here every chance I get. Thank you all!

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M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times. Love the menu, and our waitress Kristen was fantastic! I had the pan seared Halibut, and my wife had the rib eye, both cooked to perfection! Will be back soon!

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SR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fig and prosciutto salad was amazing, well balanced. I had the filet which was excellent my wife had the rack of lamb, she said it was tender and tasty.

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

Outstanding food and superb staff. Will visit again.

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TO
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender was amazing. Very friendly staff.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, had a great evening!

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FH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceeds my expectations. My two cents would be to ramp up the bas choices with higher end spirits.

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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Paul was amazing. Very courteous and clearly the best!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent! Ambience of restaurant was wonderful and inviting.

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HF
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We arrived a bit early for our reservation but sat right on time. The service was very slow. It took an hour to get our entrees when other diners sat after us were done and gone already. The server took drink orders for a second round but skipped one of us and had to come back again with it. I ordered the lamb chop special and requested medium rare. It arrived medium well, but I had to eat it since we had about 12 minutes to eat before we had to leave for a concert. My entire dish was way over salted as well as two other diners. I enjoy a well salted meal but I left almost all of the bed due to the overpowering salt. I have hosted events here as well as had many dinners. This is the first time I had any issue and was very disappointed. I planned the meal with friends with the assumption All would be as fabulous as the past. I hope this was a one time fluke.

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CB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding dining experience. One of the very best in Buffalo. Excellent menu, food prep and quality exceptional. Delicious! Best cosmo in town! Service also exceptional.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time coming to the restaurant and everything was more than up to expectations. Mahal was a great server and we will be coming back for sure.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was great and desserts amazing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, as always!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was stupendous! The food was most delicious - a 10.
Our server Veronica was wonderful!

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WF
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, daughter and I were in Buffalo for the weekend and trying to find a nice place for dinner. I had remembered eating at a place downtown that I really liked, but couldn't remember the name. Then, while out walking, we stumbled on Bacchus and realized that it was the one. It was even better than we'd remembered it: everything was terrific, from the cocktail and salad to the entrees we had--the salmon and the ravioli, which were outstanding. If we lived in Buffalo we'd be there often. We also really enjoyed the ambiance.

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, from start to finish. Our waitress was knowledgeable and everything she recommended was flavorful and perfectly cooked. We loved our experience and will be coming back.

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J
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We chose Bacchus to celebrate our anniversary dinner which was also our first time visit and were extremely pleased with the experience! We were greeted immediately and seated and the wait staff - a server and his assistant - came over and began filling water glasses and informing us of the day's specials. We decided to forgo an appetizer and instead my wife had the fig and beet salad while I went with the garlic bisque - both were to-die-for delicious. I chose the rib eye for my entree while she went with the bouillabaisse special and we both felt like we each made the best choice! The wait staff was impeccable - always there to fill a glass or remove a dish but never hovering or interrupting. Great wine list - beautiful dining room - great views of the eclectic Chippewa/Franklin intersection - and a wonderful musical soundtrack unobtrusively playing. Highly recommend!

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DS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
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
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
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
3 reviews
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
15 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
5 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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