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About Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

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

54 West Chippewa
Buffalo, NY 14202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Franklin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(716) 854-9463

Website:
http://www.bacchusbuffalo.com/

Entertainment:
Our Summer Film Series provides a truly incredible evening......classic films, great food & service, under the stars in the privacy of our newly renovated courtyard.....reservations recommended.....every Wednesday and Thursday, June through September

Catering:
Visit our website at bacchusbuffalo.com, and click the Private Room tab. Packages and pricing are available at the bottom of the page.

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet parking 5 nights a week. Additional parking is available either on the street or in the Augsberger parking ramp behind the restaurant on Franklin St.

Executive Chef:
Brian Mietus

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Friend us on Facebook for special event notifications.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Special Menu for Valentine's Day. $75 Per Person 3 Course Dinner Package. Champagne, App, Small Plate, Entree, Dessert. Tentative Menu Listed Here.

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Special Occasion (46)
Romantic (41)
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Creative Cuisine (39)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Notable Wine List (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Business Meals (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Cozy (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (14)
People Watching (12)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Tapas (9)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was very loud. We could barely hear each other. Desserts were very limited - nothing simple like ice cream, gelato or sorbet. I had the roast chicken with a side of grilled asparagus which was very good. The server surprised our friend with a slice of birthday cake which was sweet. But then my scarf was missing from the coat rack. Strange that a restaurant of this caliber wouldn’t have a coat check. Overall it was a mixed experience.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was fabulous. Service was good. Quiet atmosphere and although pricey the food was 5 star!
The chef came to the table and made sure wewere happy.
Will go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were there for a birthday and everyone was happy with their meals

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was phenomenal but the service could have been better for a $150 meal for two.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

First time and we enjoyed very much

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was ok, my steak was almost all fat. Other than that an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was excellent the service was excellent the wine was excellent! They even accommodated 2 vegetarian eaters!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

My husband specifically asked for duck to be crisp and well done
Waiter brought out red and raw and then we were unable to flag him down
After 15 min my husband lost patience and return plate and drank coffee while the rest of us finished our meals
Very discouraging as it was his birthday we were celebrating

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fantastic food and service - a great find in Buffalo

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything from food, service and ambiance is exceptional! One of the best restaurants in Buffalo!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was well prepared and delicious. Husband got the filet mignon and asked for it to be done medium well, which is how he likes his steaks cooked. It was perfectly cooked to his liking.....which is sometimes not an easy task. Waitress was attentive, but not in an annoying way. I loved that they had free valet parking. It was a cold night, so the fact you could get out of your car at the front door and not have to worry about walking far in the cold, was a bonus!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Everything about Bacchus was amazing! Great location, great service (Thank you Mo), absolutely amazing food, beautiful decor, all around great experience. Don't miss out!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful and the steak was amazing. Great, fantastic wine list.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Bacchus is a great place to eat before attending a show at Shea's. They have valet parking, and you can walk to Shea's (a block and a half). We have never had a bad meal. The service is excellent and the staff is very friendly. We have been going there for three years. My wife and I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Best ribeye in Buffalo, hands down. And I’ve tried quite a few places in the area. Food and service was top notch. We will be back. My wife loved the ravioli as well. We were both very impressed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great as always! Pecan encrusted salmon was cooked perfectly, as was the ahi tuna. Our favorite Buffalo restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Everything was fantastic! The meal was excellent. I always order the beet salad and it is superb! (Perhaps a little more goat cheese would do) The ribeye and salmon were perfectly cooked and delicious. Service was excellent, all wait staff were friendly and accommodating. Valet service was appreciated and they let us leave the car and come back after the theatre to retrieve it.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This restaurant never fails to impress me with the service, atmosphere and most certainly the food. It's a big city experience right in Buffalo. All time favorite restaurant hands down.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Favorite restaurant however meal,arrived cold.. the waiter comped a drink, I ate alone since my wife had completed her meal. I don’t want to give up on Bacchaus because I truly love the place. This was just a bad,expensive experience that I would never expect from Mr. Meitus.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Outstanding in every way! Atmosphere; candlelit tables, comfortable seating, perfect level of lighting and background music makes for eaay conversation even for larger parties. Service is attentive and professional. The food is stupid good. Creative but not too out there. Something for every pallet. Flexible. Extremely customer experience focused. Owner/Chef Brian Mietus is a truly gifted gem. Exceeded expectations from small plates to dessert.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I met friends there for a pre-concert meal with wine. Our waitress was fantastic, humorous but not over-the-top and right in with a bunch of women. I had the mussels which were wonderful and the beet salad. If you like beets you will love the beet salad. The only other place I had better mussels were in Belgium, Europe. You've got to try their mussels if you like them. Def. recommend the restaurant. A good local restaurant in the local restaurant gems of Buffalo, NY

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We were there for dinner with a couple friends and all of us loved our meals ! The service was great, the atmosphere beautiful- we would go back again in a heartbeat .

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Once again, Bacchus delivered. Delivered the EXACT same experience that I’ve had every time I come to this incredible establishment. Once a year I come in for a Bills game and every single time I come to Bacchus. From the environment they maintain to the servers that grace the tables to the absolutely incredible food the chef produces, Bacchus creates an atmosphere that is incredibly memorable...

I’ll be back next again next year Bacchus...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It has been a couple of year since I last visited Bacchus. This most recent time certainly did not disappoint, and left us wondering why we waiting so long before visiting. In the nut shell, the food was absolutely superb. My ahi tuna, my date's swordfish, and our friend's pork chop special were uniformly and absolutely out of this world. The special roasted garlic bisque was likely superb. The service was exemplary, with an attentive but not overbearing staff. It was truly an enjoyable evening. Also notable was a knowledgable staff and wines.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Terrific evening! Great food, excellent service, wonderful ambiance! Can’t wait to go back !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service recommendations were spot on from wine , appetizer, salad, main entree to dessert. Really enjoyed the well blended flavors and presentation. Looking forward to returning

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first visit to the Bacchus Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. We Had the Portobello goat cheese salad, roasted duck breast and the porcini mushroom ravioli, accompanied by a Finger Lakes White. Service was efficient, attentive and friendly. Cuisine was the best we've had in a while. Definitely a place for a great date night. Thank you Bacchus.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time a restaurant actually read my request for my reservation. Got the table I wanted and they remembered it was our anniversary! They comped the champagne! Nice touch! 5 stars!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Mobile)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great experience, service was amazing not too busy so the noise level was pretty low.the swordfish was great and so was the steak perfectly cooked on both with great sides. Worth the money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I took my parents out to dinner, and every picky person at the table was perfectly happy with their meal!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Amazing food and wine. The servers are super attentive. Favorite dish was the curried butternut squash soup. The house Riesling is a gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I recently hosted a four person business meal; after an intense three hour brainstorming session; I mentioned it to Steve the manager and my favorite ; knowledgeable waiter. They pre -selected an off the menu Rioja red wine that was perfect for the occasion, the service was beautifully paced; and along with the excellent food it led to an outstanding evening of food and fellowship. My client will be a repeat customer. We had the beet salad and deep fried calamari and rock shimp, for appetizers ;both were able and very tasty. The bread course is always interesting and the oil is very well seasoned. Two of us had the halibut special with was served with cubed squash and curry species, it was memorially unusal and delicious. The other two had the filet minion which were both perfectly medium rare. We finished the meal with cognac and all left delighted and looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Truly wonderful service, food was outstanding, valet parking

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a wonderful meal here! It was the perfect place to dine before an event at Shea's.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food outsdtand
Paul our server was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very good menu with exquisite choices

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Had dinner here while on a recent visit. Food was terrific & service great!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This was our first time to Bacchus and we were very impressed with this restaurant. The food and service was excellent and the manager, Steve, was really nice and helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Seating was very comfortable, drinks somewhat pricey, food was delicious, however the lamb chops were a bit fatty and slightly undercooked. Portions were perfect in size.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We sit at the bar whenever we dine here and the service is excellent. Bartenders make very good drinks. The food is exceptional. Dishes are very creative and the specials are consistently good. Calamari (I order it without the shrimp) and Steak and Eggs (beef carpaccio) are delicious appetizers. Rib eye is to die for if you're hungry. Bar is lively and can be a bit noisy but it is generally a friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating
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