Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.8
2143 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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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wait staff ever! Kristen was very personable and patient. She explained everything and guaranteed the food would be great or she would make it right and she was right! Everything was great! The ambiance is very nice and quiet

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vipRonaldW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent dinner

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DonaldS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience… the drinks, food, service and atmosphere!

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vipteeniebeenie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delectable! Sea Bass was cooked just right. The herb risotto was light but perfect with the fish. Rib eye was savory and tender. Plus Kevin, our server was very attentive without imposing in our arena of dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food wasn’t particularly good. Waiter was very nice, but service was very slow. Disappointed as have always thought highly if Bacchus.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristin did a great job serving us

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vipRico
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would highly recommend. We will be back soon for the patio.

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vipKCR716
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back out to dine. As we expected, from previous experiences,
the food was fabulous. The spacing of the tables and masked servers made us feel very comfortable. The server was wonderful. The interesting thing was that the noise level was much louder than on previous visits.

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vipChristopher
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you first walk in you are treated like family from Olivia and Mike. Justin was outstanding
Thanks for a great evening
Chris & José

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vippatriciaz
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great. All was very good.

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vipBerthaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both had Bouillabaisse. It was fantastic. Appetizers and desserts were also great . Service was impeccable. With lower capacity noise level was passable.

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DennisJ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was excellent. Service was timely and accommodating.
Valet service was quick and professional.

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BarbaraR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous night - dining in the courtyard. Great food and drink. One of my favorite restaurants for special occasions as it's not cheap. 😄

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KevinT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus is really coming out of the pandemic on it's game. Firing on all cylinders! Amazing dinner for 5.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Kevin our server who was so attentive to the quality of food, everything was exceptional. Definitely will go back again when in Buffalo!

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Andra
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu offered pescatarian options and sides could be substituted between entrees. Everything was delicious. Not one thing was just "okay."

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CarlW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent recommendations of salmon, mac and cheese. Delicious beet salad. Generous portions.

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vipRJE175
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swordfish with a shrimp topping was exceptionally delicious. Bacchus is definitely our favorite restaurant in Buffalo for excellent food and service.

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Dale
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of us ordered 3 different entrees. Everyone was impressed with what they got. Food is excellent and everything else was too. Can’t go wrong here.

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MykiaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place! Highly recommended. Good for date nights and special occasions.

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vipjhunt
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus is everything you are looking for, when it comes to great decor and awesome food. Chef Brian(award winning owner/chef) along with sous Chef Soichiro. Bring so much creative food creations to the menu, you literally find yourself making another reservation to try another entree. My wife and I have been enjoying this place for years, and not once had we ever had a complaint. If you take the time to check out Bacchus, you'll find out you too will not have a complaint as well.

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Fiona
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always a class act, friendly & professional, great food & wine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly waitress and amazing food. They stuck a candle in the cream brûlée which we appreciated.

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PeggyN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely wonderful! My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, and they really made us feel welcomed and valued. The food was delicious, and our waiter was very attentive. We will happily go back again when visiting the area!

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FrankM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were delicious and service was outstanding!

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KathyH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Bacchus. The space is really nice, the service was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We would definitely go again and strongly recommend it to others.

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Lillette
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant really shines. It was our 'anniversary and we were surprised by two complimentary flutes of Prosecco! My Aperol Spritzer tasted as good as it looked and my guy enjoyed his Manhattan. The Caesar Salads did not disappoint and the potato croutons were yummy. I ordered the Pecan Crusted Salmon and was wowed by the flavors. It was accompanied by swirls of swiss chard and delicious cubes of squash. He ordered the rack of lamb - proclaimed it to be the best ever. A special nod to the hostess who was so gracious despite the endless parade of people filing in and out. There is a very festive feeling here and everyone seemed to be smiling and having a fabulous time. Very smooth operation. We can't wait to return - wish we had a restaurant like this one in Rochester!

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vipem14k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. Love the place. Service was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was okay....nothing stood out as wow. I didn’t find much creativity in presentation or taste. My overall opinion very over priced for a meal that you could find at any fine dining restaurant we were a party of four 2 appetizers one mixed drink no desert and Bill was over $240

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JamesL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at baccus. The food was really good and the waitress was on point. Definitely will come again and highly recommend. When I say the food was good I mean 10 out of 10

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MichelleG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were visiting my son for the weekend and looking forward to a nice dinner. Very disappointed in whole experience. We waited one hour after we put our order in before our food was served. Then it came out lukewarm. Lamp cops were rare when we ordered medium rare. Waiter never came back to refill my husbands coffee once. Food was mediocre at best and given the price point it was very disappointing. Dessert was frozen like they when it should have been warm. Was hoping we would like it as we visit often but won’t go back.

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AmberS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, so flavorful! Can't wait to go back.

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vipBarbaraD
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and lovely service. The food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waited 28 mins for water and for our drink order to be taken, way too long. Apologies for that came at the end when it was time to tip. My ribeye was ordered medium, it came with a nice sear and was unbelievably rare. Very expensive meal for what we experienced. I have enjoyed many meals at Bacchus, tonight I did not.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun , great wine, great food.

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DanN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin out server was fantastic! Great food recommendations and explanation of the menu. Atmosphere of the room was great and we love the art work. Highly recommend!

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mjwwts
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine selection love the halibut and mushroom ravioli

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Christine17
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MosheS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
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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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2143 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.