Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.8
2095 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
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Christine17
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful food options. Prosecco toast for my husband’s birthday was a lovely touch. Fantastic night!

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DickG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Still the go to for any family celebration or a night out!

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MosheS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The bouillabaisse was amazing the first time I had it here. This time, it was completely different. Oily, soupy sauce, two pieces of gnocchi, a couple tiny dried out pieces of chorizo. Flavor not better than what could be produced from a HUNTs can of diced tomatoes. The halibut was very good. Risotto a little too mushy, but good flavor.

It has been a year or so since I last ate here, and the atmosphere didn't seem as high class as it once was. So many people in jeans and sweatshirts......

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got small plates and wine. Big wine menu. Food was great and the service was great. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipDebb
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoor space is so wonderful and welcoming, even before it’s planted for summer! Wait staff is always terrific and so is the food. My fish was undercooked this time but sides and my friend’s chicken dish were the usual excellent quality! Wine list is excellent. My favorite spot in Buffalo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Bacchus, the food was amazing, and service impeccable!! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are always immaculate. We come here time and time again and are always impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We’re in love!

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TomD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single bite was a work of art as always. Unbeatable combination of flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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LenaG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. I ordered the duck and it was cooked just right-medium rare. The meat was tender with a lot of flavor. The pomegranate glaze was fantastic. I had leftovers and they kept well to later enjoy at home. The cheese cake amazing the homemade graham cracker crust amazing. The carpaccio was beautifully presented and the egg crostini with it, sooo good. I look forward to going again in the near very near future.

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vipGinabina
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here in a few years. Better than I remembered! The small plates are now more like regular appetizers and salads—highly recommend the gnocchi Mac n cheese. Food was excellent. Great wine list as always. One of my all time favorite Buffalo restaurants.

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RachelK
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I’ve ever had! The ambience was superb and the service was excellent. Will
Definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was very friendly and our waitress was very attentive . The food was great

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vipMarkC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Great food and service in a wonderful environment.

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JocelynL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus was amazing! We got complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary, and that was such a special moment. The drinks were amazing, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the salmon, it has a pecan crust that is to die for. I can’t wait to go back

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vipJeffD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive wine list with reasonable pricing. Menu had great variety and preparation of food is top notch. Can not wait to return.

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MaureenR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, everything was top notch! Great service

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AlyssaT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very beautiful and the perfect level of ambient noise in the background. Service was efficient and the food was excellent. Our waiter Kevin did a phenomenal job. I can’t wait to come back.

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BillL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding. She was on top of everything. The steaks we ordered were cooked to perfection and flavor was top notch.

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JeriT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I both had birthdays this week. We were treated royally by all the staff. The restaurant was at 50% capacity due to COVID which made for a pleasurable dining experience. Supply chain/delivery problems led to difficulties in getting the after dinner drink I ordered, so the bartender used his creative skills to make a facsimile. Fantastic!

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ChrisJohn
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly, timely service. As entrees, we had the bouillabaisse and filet mignon. The filet with spinach, potatoes and gnocchi was good, although unspectacular, and a bit on the room temp side. The stew was solid and tasty. By-the-glass wine menu was nice, had a beaujolais and a pinot that were pretty decent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional & Wonderful Service with busboy & server! Very well organized operation! Will be back!

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WEG01
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, every course at Bacchus was delicious (from the Calamari & Rock Shrimp small plate, Filet Mignon and Rib Eye large plates, to the Hazelnut & Sea salt martini and Grand Marnier for dessert!) the service was impeccable (thank you Susan!). The ambiance is sophisticated, yet down to earth. Be sure not to miss Bacchus next time you go out to dinner!

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vipLoveNiagara
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative menu and superb service.

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful dinner we had at Bacchus. Felt entirely safe because of the table positions and the fact that the bar is separated from the dining room area. Also, high ceilings made for plenty of air circulation

The food was delicious. The service top notch and the wine list is top notch. We will go here again and not wait too long

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was amazing! The food was amazing! The drinks were amazing!

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KaitlynM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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vipJenniferL
Tampa
48 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
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 on February 20, 2021
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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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2095 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.