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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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Special Menu on New Years Eve. $75 per person 3 Course Menu. App, Small Plate, Entree, Dessert, and Champagne

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (54)
Special Occasion (47)
Romantic (45)
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Creative Cuisine (40)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Notable Wine List (36)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Business Meals (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Groups (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
People Watching (13)
Cozy (12)
Fun (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Authentic (10)
Tapas (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Truly wonderful service, food was outstanding, valet parking

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

Very good menu with exquisite choices

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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place, great service. We shared small plates and they were ok. Will try entree next time

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Our dinners were delicious from our small plates to our entrees. The service was outstanding and our waiter, Paul, took great care of us. I had a very generous gift certificate and while my son was visiting, we decided to use it. My steak was butter knife tender and my husband and son thought their seafood was delicious too. We split a creme brulee cheesecake for dessert and that was wonderful as well. We had a terrific experience and I'd happily return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I decided to go to this restaurant one Saturday night. We were seated right away and greeted by the host. We both enjoyed it three small plates and had two beers. Everything was of good quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time there. Food was great. Prices were reasonable. Three only quirk was that their drink specials had mint as a critical ingredient and they were out of mint!?! On a Saturday?

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our entire party of 4 enjoyed everything we ordered! Service was exceptional, and both appetizers and entrees were outstanding. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and service. Everything we had was creatively presented and delicious. Be prepared for very noisy, loud environment ...difficult for our table of four to have a conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Consistently excellent food and service. A 'go to' place!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Awesome as always, never disappointed. Moe our waiter was great, have had him several times.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

as always....never a bad meal. we LOVE this restaurant and always visit it at least once before going to the theater.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Ok I have reviewed this restaurant numerous times. Why? Because I keep going back again again again and again. That says it all. Try the Salmon or the Halibut!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Best restaurant in Buffalo in my opinion. All four of us at the table raved about how good the food was

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent as always. However, we waited over 20 minutes for our table even though we had a reservation. Another couple came after us, but was seated before we were. When we finally got to our table, we found a dirty plate on our table. When we asked our server for a clean plate, he didn't seem phased by it or apologetic.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent Restaurant highly recommended to anyone!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Easily my favorite restaraunt in Buffalo based on amazing food, always helpful service and valet parking.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food; great wine list; wonderful service. A little pricey but well worth it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Take a moment right now, and Thank the person who recommended you to this place. Or better yet, if you came across this wonderful place on your own. Please feel free to pat yourself on your back, you deserve it. Why??, you may ask. Thats simple, you are just a call or Open table away from making a reservation to a great dining experience.

Baccahus is my wife and my favorite place to dine for every occassion, even if we come just for desserts and a drink. The food is amazing, if I was to get into the details of the appettizers all the way to the actual dinner. I would need more space in this review than I am allowed. But Morpheus from the movie the Matrix said it best. "You take the blue pill, your hope for a great time ends. ... You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and Baccahus will show you how great your dining experience goes."

Take the red pill people and enjoy your evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was incredible!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The problem sometimes is first impressions. We had a drink at the bar and the receptionist said she would prepare the table. The seat I was going to sit at was littered with what looked like dried rice and next to the table was a heap of ground in bread crumbs on the floor. If you are going to an upscale place with prices to match you would expect more attention to detail. The service was a little slow to start. We sat and stared at each other thinking we hit a "waiter dead zone" while we waited to order cocktail. The food was fine but not exceptional.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Bacchus was excellent overall, food and wine were great. It was a tad on the noisy side however.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome as always. Excellent food; world-class wine list and amazing service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Phenomenal, start to finish. Can’t believe this was our first time there!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding Meal and service. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had an amazing meal at Bacchus. The service was outstanding and the appetizer (figs), salads (Cesar & Wedge) were amazing. Our mains, Salmon & Perch were cooked to perfection. It was a great crowd on a Saturday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Visted Bacchus for the first time 10/13 to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our server was friendly, informative, and attentive and assisted us in choosing a wine that was perfect for us. She also offered valuable information and advice when we were deciding on entrees. Menu selections were innovative, with a nice choice between several fish entrees in addition to the traditional meat-centered fare. Vegetarian options were lacking. Appetizer servings were large and facilitated ease in sharing/tasting among the four diners. Entrees were similarly generous, with everyone taking a portion home to enjoy later. Food was tasty if slightly over-sauced for my liking. I ordered the Ahi Tuna entree and would have enjoyed it much more if I had known to order sauce on the side (or absent altogether). Dessert selection were quite disappointing with very little innovation evident. Our group opted to enjoy delicious french-press coffee before departing to take advantage of dessert options elsewhere. Overall, a wonderful meal with stellar service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great atmosphere, service, and highly consistent food preparations. Always interesting specials. You can easily get hooked on this place ... a place you will find that you are eager to return to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great restaurant. Good food Friendly service Altogether a fine dining experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was excellent. Service on entree’s was slow do to a large party in there banquet room

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was excellent and the food was creative and well prepared. Of course, a wonderful selection of wine- even a Portuguese wine. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

food was delicious and service excellent. we used valet and went to theater so that was very convenient.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Between the 4 of us, we had 4 different entrees. All 4 entrees were fantastic! The complementary, homemade apple pie our waiter brought for our birthday celebration was superb as well.
Our waiter was probably the best waiter we have ever had serve us. Unfortunately, I am drawing a blank on his name...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Once again, we enjoyed an excellent dinner at Bacchus. The food never disappoints- delicious, well crafted fare that is not pretentious. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive, and our food arrived on a perfect schedule to make our show without feeling rushed. This has become one of our favorite restaurants in the city- we recommend it highly!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Bacchus. We had dinner prior to a show at Shea's and we didn't have any issues making it to the show on time. I had the Salmon and it was to die for!
Our waiter, Paul was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. I can't say enough about the establishment, food or staff!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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