Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.7
2224 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

Experiences

  • Wine School Experience

    $55.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 19, 2022 only

    Join us for a 1 hour session of wine information and knowledge with food and wine pairing.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Buffalo!!

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Michele15
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent and so was our waiter and bartender at the bar. Persons at the door were accommodating and wonderful only complaint is shrimp and calamari app good taste but would pay more for better on seafood shrimp very tiny not worth it compared to excellent quantity of rest of the our dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints here!!!

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Valerie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were exceptional. Steak and salmon were cooked perfectly. Perfect place for a romantic dinner.

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Nckv
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was excellent. Certain dishes were outstanding. However, other dishes fell short of expectations. Overall, a lovely dining experience.

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vipDavidS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Great a little loud but a great experience

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Michael
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well appointed dining area. Prompt and friendly service. Excellent meal.

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LouisC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal, service and experience!!!!

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SARAHK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went on New Year's day and really enjoyed our meal. Food and service was outstanding. Only negative was that it took forever for our food to come out -- nearly 40 minutes after our appetizers were cleared from our plates. We had two kids with us who ordered pasta -- while we weren't expecting fast service, way too long to wait for a family. The table next to us came in an hour after us -- they also ordered appetizers but had their main course before ours. Not sure what the issue was with the kitchen, but we were a family looking to have a nice meal and move on -- not spend the entire evening there. Had my wallet out to pay for 20 minutes -- they still didn't get the hint. 2 hours and 15 minutes total for appetizer, meal, and dessert to go. (Skip the dessert -- small and no taste.)

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Aubrey
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Bacchus is great. Today the music was too loud. Could barely hear our waitress and our own conversation. Other than that, it’s always a great time and great food!

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KIMJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Did not know there was a new years special 5 course meal...Just wanted a simple dinner and there was no way out of it. Was not aware when booking the reservation

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BillW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Wait service and bar service was very good.

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AntheaD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and on point with their service. The food was superb and our server was awesome. Perfect last meal to close off the year.

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NeilP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good choices on a modest sized menu. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The background music was a bit too loud for me though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A get together with friends

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BillF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere and great service

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KimD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely window view, beautiful decor, great waiter, great food

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DianeR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We Asked for time between the salad and main course. Waitress probably didn’t time the food appropriately as it came out cold. She was also too attentive, asking if we wanted drinks when ours were full, asking several times if we wanted to order. We had a 7:30 reservation so there wouldn’t be anyone waiting for our table, We also asked for separate checks for 2 couples. She did a terrible job of that too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner. Our service and accomadtions were amazing, this is by far our favorite resteraunt in the Buffalo area.

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harryc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don’t get downtown for dinner regularly, but when we do, we can always count on Bacchus for great food, ambiance (they even had a beautiful snow fall for us to watch out the windows during dinner) super service.
Valet parking is definitely a perk!

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KimS
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted a family Christmas celebration. The food was excellent. Great service. An absolutely lovely time.

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RobertS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner pre-show at Shea's, everything was excellent, service was great, and the valet was helpful

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Scott
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, nice environment and excellent food.

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Megcain
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fabulous from our starter right down to the crime brûlée and French press coffee. Spectacular. I’ve been many times and will continue to frequent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had dinner and drinks here before seeing a show at Sheas. Very convient and food was super tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Duck skin should be crispy, but 2 of the 3 pieces weren't. Flavor was excellent! Steak and gnocchi was excellent: steak thick and perfectly cooked, gnocchi could have been a bit more seasoned. Both were well worth the price. Service was spectacular! The sound level was a bit high. Definitely recommended!

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JimR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night - everything was perfect. Hadn't been there in a while, will be back soon.

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MaxineA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorite restaurants in Buffalo!

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vipchuck
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow we had a great meal with friends last night. They had a special that was a short rib with homemade pasta. It was outstanding, we may have to go back just for that ceilings were a tad small. But I get that in this day and age. Drinks were great, wine list was super. Matt our waiterDid a super job and New just went to be there and to not be there.

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Katy
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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Ginny
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious but we thought the portions were slightly small. Tasted so good we were left wanting more. Will definitely return if we are in Buffalo again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

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vipRJE175
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still the best restaurant in Buffalo. Loved the black cod special and Ahi tuna.

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AmyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and a lovely night. Grateful

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ReneeC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband an I went to Bacchus for date night, and everything was fantastic! We had the calamari and rock shrimp appetizer, my husband had the pork and I had the butternut squash ravioli. It was excellent! The service was top notch, so no complaints at all. An excellent time!

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ChristopherM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overall disappointed in the meal qualities. My wife and I had several appetizers, two mains, and dessert. Let’s start with the creme brûlée it was awesome! My wife’s pork was not cooked to order instead being sent out the way the chef wanted to cook it. The potato skins were under cooked as was the hash served with the pork. The beet salad and carpaccio appetizers were the stars of the meal. The server was attentive and tried her best to cover for the underwhelming product produced by the kitchen. It is a shame as historically this has been a great restaurant.

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MarkV
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of dinner was excellent

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roberto
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was very good had 2 wait awile but everything was fantasyic

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vipCowboyx
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is good. Service a little slow. Prices a high. Special occasion place. Don’t go on a budget

FAQs

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2224 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.