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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2621 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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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (716) 854-9463
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Brian Mietus
  • Catering
    Visit our website at bacchuswine.bar, and click the Special Events or Contact tab and send us a message. You can also reach our catering manager, Catherine, by email at events@bacchuswine.bar.
  • Private party facilities
    Visit our website at bacchuswine.bar, and click the Special Events or Contact tab and send us a message. You can also reach our events manager, Catherine, by email at events@bacchuswine.bar.
  • Private party contact
    Steve Aureli: (716) 854-9463
  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Cross street
    Franklin
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,621 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Upstate New York

    Contemporary American

  • Western New York

    Best Overall

  • Western New York

    Best Food

  • Western New York

    Best Ambiance

  • Western New York

    Good for business meals

  • Western New York

    Innovative

  • Western New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Western New York

    Romantic

  • Western New York

    Good for special occasions

2,621 Reviews
  1. Ryan

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, great food and service. Prices are a touch high, but not unreasonably so.

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  2. Danny

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUR SERVER WAS AMAZING. FIRST CLASS SERVICE FROM EVERYONE. NEAR THE END OF THE MEAL, I DROPPED MY KNIFE ON THE FLOOR AND THE YOUNG LADY WHO SEATED US CAME RUNNING TO GIVE ME ANOTHER KNIFE. VERY IMPRESSIVE. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND WAS EXTREMELY CONVENIENT AND CLOSE TO OUR HOTEL!!! THANK YOU AGAIN FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!

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  3. TimD

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was phenomenal both in service and knowledge on the menu and wine pairings. Great experience and the food was amazing. One of the best restaurant choices in Buffalo.

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  4. BarbaraH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The space is too big and loud to be comfortable. It is difficult to escape the television. This is inexcusable for a restaurant that wants to be elegant. There used to be curtains between bar and dining area, which cut down on the noise. I enjoyed my food, but one of my guests complained about the lamb dish. All in all it did not match the memory I had from earlier visits.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always experience fantastic service and a great dinner. The Gorgonzola encrusted ribeye is one of my favorite meals anywhere.

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  6. BobS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seated promptly , bartender was very friendly and welcoming. Wait staff was first class and engaging. Valet parking is extremely convenient. Food quality and timing of our meals was excellent from appetizers to dessert. A bit pricey but a night out of fine dining isn't an inexpensive endeavor. We will be back !

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  7. seeds44

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food Good service. Nice job. Drink prices high.

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  8. KarinP

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening! Fabulous, good, service and ambience. This is now our favorite pre-Sheas restaurant !

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bacchus was a WONDERFUL experience! The ambiance is beautiful and the food tastes amazing. We had the pan seared scallops that were glistening and so tasty. For our meals, I had the night’s special shrimp crusted haddock with herb risotto and asparagus. The fish was cooked to perfection with just the right crunch. I paired it with a Riesling. My husband had the Dijon crusted lamb. It was his first time having lamb is definitely did not disappoint. Overall, the best restaurant meal I’ve had in ages! 10 out of 10! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Thank you Bacchus for having us.

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  10. LauraB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meal as well as the shared small plates. The wine selection is great, and we had desserts and French press coffee at the end, too. Our waitress was excellent.

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  11. Paulette

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. Good food and always get us out in time for the show

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  12. AlC42

    Tallahassee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding restaurant with excellent service staff

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  13. lynnr

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Form the valet to the servers help with wine choices to the quality of the food. The experience was outstanding! Always happy to stop here prior to sheas!

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  14. JoleneB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot for date night, or pre-show dinner!

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  15. RachelW

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was spectacular. The Ahi tuna was delicious and so was the pork special. Our waitress Sara was excellent.

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  16. MichaelB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and server Sarah was excellent. Great wine and pork chop was perfectly cooked

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  17. PBrownie

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food never disappoints! Loved being seated in the side dining room. Service was exceptional can never go wrong here. 

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  18. Charles

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Food was outstanding! Service was incredible! Highly recommended!

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  19. TraceyM

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was delicious and the service was excellent.

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  20. BrettC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great restaurant. The food is made from scratch so it takes as long as you think it would for freshly cooked food to be made and brought to your table. Plan to spend around d $250 for 2 people.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place did not disappoint. It was an awesome evening to celebrate our time together!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy coming to Bacchus before we head out to a performance at Sheas. We have come to learn we can count on it being a part of a wonderful evening. Whether we’re dining with one another or with friends, the ambiance is a perfect place to relax, have fun and indulge in great food & drink. The pecan crusted salmon is the best I’ve had anywhere! As always, I’m looking forward to our next visit.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic bourbon list, atmosphere and service. A couple great vegan options.

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  24. CherylG

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken and filet dishes were great. The rib eye was very fatty.

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  25. JRRR

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Perfect bottle of wine and delicious food. My partner loves and obsesses over wine and we are excited to find a local place where he really wants to come back again and he actually love the wine and food. We have fun trying places even if the wine isn’t great but it’s special to find a place he thinks everything is perfect.

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  26. Foodie

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The blue cheese ribeye was delicious. Went on a last minute dinner and it was a worth it

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  27. italiangirl

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! The presentation was great as was the food. We will definitely return to this restaurant when we are in the area.

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  28. TimNStacey

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite fine dining restaurant in Buffalo.

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  29. LauraL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We haven’t been to Bacchus in years and are so glad we returned! I had the salmon and it was spectacular! The service was attentive. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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  30. CarolB

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy dinner at Bacchus and dine here frequently. Food was good however the risotto dish lacked flavor which was a surprise and an unusual for this restaurant. Hopefully a one off. Service is always outstanding.

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  31. SSGEsq

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bacchus is one of our favorite restaurants but is fairly expensive so we don't go as often as we would want to go.

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  32. LoveNiagara

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bacchus continues to have the highest quality of food with a varied menu and impeccable service.

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  33. RickS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was fabulous! The food was excellent, service outstanding, atmosphere was great! Definitely will be back

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  34. RayB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service team is amazing. The food is second to none. Highly recommend for any event.

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  35. designdoctor

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food with excellent service!. We enjoyed the new offerings on the menu.

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  36. lynnr

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. Loved the wine options. Great valet and kept our car there while at sheas. Can’t wait to return

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  37. AltheaL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good but the risotto portion as an entree was quite small. Delicious but small

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  38. lauriea

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing as always. I was seated on the crack of the bench with the other tables around me empty. I should have asked to be moved. That table should be used last not first to someone with a reservation

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  39. BruceE

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with recommendations by server encluding the wine.

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  40. SophiaS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it. Will come back. Highly recommend . we enjoyed our anniversary dinner

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FAQs

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 854-9463.

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2621 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

54 West Chippewa, Buffalo, NY 14202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Franklin
  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Brian Mietus
  • 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
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (716) 854-9463
  • Catering
    Visit our website at bacchuswine.bar, and click the Special Events or Contact tab and send us a message. You can also reach our catering manager, Catherine, by email at events@bacchuswine.bar.
  • Private party facilities
    Visit our website at bacchuswine.bar, and click the Special Events or Contact tab and send us a message. You can also reach our events manager, Catherine, by email at events@bacchuswine.bar.
  • Private party contact
    Steve Aureli: (716) 854-9463
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