Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.8
2200 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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Katy
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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Ginny
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRJE175
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
38 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

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JLange
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service good, however, we were seated in a tiny corner despite countless other tables being available, and were served 2 burned strip steaks with a tiny side of mashed potatoes and one broccoli stem each. Far better experience on our visit previous to last night’s.

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough about the wait staff and kitchen on our last visit. We were running late and the restaurant was busy. Our waiter Derek pointed out the dishes that would be fastest to prepare, and the kitchen put our orders to the front of the line.

As always, the food was excellent. The menu changes seasonally. The braised short ribs and the squash ravioli are delicious fall flavors.

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Papa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious, except dessert. Service was above average.

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Hank
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall good experience. Waiter could have used more training

HF
vipHungryFoodie
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was stellar!!

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BobH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant and beautiful environment, but casual attire was fine. Delicious food, beautiful presentation. Service was outstanding. In the middle of a great section of the city, within walking distance of hotels. Would definitely go there again.

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SueM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good menu, good service a couple dishes were over cooked or were mushie

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TheresaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food is delicious. Was able to converse easily even as the restaurant filled up.

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MIkel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Seated at 8pm received our food at 950pm. We were told the food would arrive shortly 3 times but never got our food until we asked for and complained to the manager. We would not return to this location again. Very disappointing.

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

Great service . Food quality excellent . My ahi tuna was phenomenal . Will return soon

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gary
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service, just a little pricey. Close to Sheas and they made sure we got done in time

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DebraR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite place to I. We love hitting this up before a show. The food is creative and always good

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JeffreyT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely place with wonderful service and food. An excellent choice if you'd like a great evening out.

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Spinal
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food… I never had a bad dinner in yrs… great service and great ambiance.!!!!!! Love it there

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BobK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus is a great place to eat in Downtown Buffalo. Food was very god and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it! Food wine and drinks were all excellent

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KevinC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy casual dining! Kudos to the chef…our meals were delicious. Our server Jake was friendly and professional. One of our favorite restaurants in downtown Buffalo!

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Rose
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The services is incredible pleasant and professional to impress, and the food is DIVINE.. complements always to the Chef👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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MichaelS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Bacchus. Atmosphere, food, drinks. Just a great place to unwind and have a relaxing evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant. I enjoyed the food and the wine and would certainly go back next time I visit Buffalo. My only reason for not giving the food 5 stars is because my zucchini noodles were difficult to eat. They were sitting in this broth and they weren’t really like spirallized noodles, they seemed more like shaved pieces of zucchini. The dish tasted good it was just difficult to eat. Great spot!

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MarkZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t give enough praise for this restaurant, everything about it was outstanding. Do yourself a favor and go to Bacchus. Classic interior, personable waitstaff, scrumptious food, excellent wine and awesome dessert. I can’t think of anything to complain about and that’s rare for me!

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NancyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waiter was very nice and experienced
The salmon and bouillabaisse was very good however the mussels tasted like they were cooked in chicken stock and we mentioned this to the waiter you checked with the kitchen and said it was a fish broth ??

I would not recommend the mussels

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FrankHerstek
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Living in the city I can expect almost anything. However three men. One scratching his butt in front of the window was a bit disconcerting. It would be nice to have a security guard encouraging folks not typically patrons of a place like Bacchaus to just move along

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KelliS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greet food, great service! We loved the atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! The service was outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for and service. Very impressed.

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luvdowtowntheater
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner after the matinee at Shea’s Theater. It was a short walk from the theater. We were seated promptly, but we did have reservations. The atmosphere is very cosmopolitan. The food was superb, and the service was great. It was a very pleasant dining experience.

JP
JPDinerBu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Great specials. Waitress was one of the best we have had lately. Overall a nice experience.

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moneypit
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always...an impeccable meal experience. We had the ahi tuna and filet mignon. Both cooked to perfection! The steak was "dead on" Medium Rare and melted in your mouth. Shout out to Mark our waiter and all the staff. If COVID is affecting their operation, you would never know!

FAQs

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2200 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.