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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:
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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
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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 (58)
Special Occasion (48)
Romantic (44)
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Good for Anniversaries (40)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Notable Wine List (37)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Business Meals (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Worth the Drive (21)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Fun (12)
Hot Spot (11)
People Watching (11)
Tapas (11)
Happy Hour (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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