Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee

4.7
2044 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR RESERVATION: Reservations are required, and we have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you are running late. Per CDC recommendations, face coverings are required for all guests during the following instances: When walking in at any of the restaurants, when placing your initial order, or when walking in common areas. We appreciate your support in keeping our employees, guests, and community safe and healthy by following our guidelines: https://www. bartolottas.com/reopening

Located at the base of Milwaukee’s famed Cudahy Tower, Bacchus welcomes guests
with reservations five days per week (Tuesday through Saturday), with two menus to
choose from – a customizable three-course signature menu and a five-course tasting
menu; both conceived by Executive Chef Nick Wirth and The Bartolotta Restaurants
Owner and Co-Founder Chef Paul Bartolotta.

Support Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2044 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, service was fabulous, and the drinks were amazing. We will definitely be returning!

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SarahD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! Loved the menu options and service was excellent.

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TinaG
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Menu for prix fixe should have included at least one non-seafood salad. Music playing was most annoying. Otherwise, our experience was exceptional.

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cocoapuffstx
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Her birthday dinner was absolutely incredible!
Service was exceptional and all the food was amazing.
It was the perfect ending to a totally indulgent day.
We will be back!

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vipericwchgo
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first meal out after a year of being stuck inside because of Covid and we picked a most wonderful place. The food was excellent. The drinks and wine were excellent. I really liked the new menu. I can't wait until I come back.

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vipChrisM
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service, delicious food in a beautiful downtown location. Another great meal.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only people in the restaurant for the first hour or so. The service was perfect, the food was outstanding, and we were treated extremely well.

It was a little strange being the only people in the dining room, but we were happy that they were willing to be open with so few customers.

Bacchus is quite expensive, however the food is wonderful and it is a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

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Candace
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch at Bacchus was truly a treat. The food was phenomenal as usual and my daughter loved the bottomless Mimosas. Our serving team was a delight. I have yet to have a bad experience or regret going to a Bartolotta Restaurant or event.

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PatrickW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and service. I recommend, and hope to return soon!

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vipClaudiaG
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus is outstanding. The food is incredible, but the service is what I really love. The servers are highly knowledgable, very friendly and caring. Rather than feeling like a customer, I felt like a welcomed and valued guest. It is not inexpensive, but for the quality of food and service, it is well worth it. I highly recommend Bacchus, especially if you are celebrating something. When you want an experience and not just a meal, this is the place to go.

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Baylor
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible the food was spectacular

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Well worth the cost. We will definitely return in the future!

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vipSerena
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Appreciate the attention to detail during COVID.

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foodbuddha
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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KennethD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, food, and location. One of the best dining experiences I’ve had.

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MeghanM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a night out! Wonderful food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Eric
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I mean what else can you say the most amazing food and drinks in Milwaukee. We always go here for special occasions.

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vipKatie
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience. I could eat here every week! The wine is always paired wonderfully and the food always tastes perfect.

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BrettW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch, best service to date!

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vipJillM
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Three course great, five course very small portions.
All tasty

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Janisc
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 5 servings menu was excellent. Servers were very good. We do not drink, it's against our religion but they gave us a $25 wine card. I'd rather have the money toward my points!!! Maybe you can change this.

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vipErikM
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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VladaK
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and excellent service. The food is exceptional in taste and presentation. Perfect place for indulging your taste buds and having a special evening. This place never disappoints!

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RonShan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Wednesday night so not a busy crowd, but the environment and ambiance still felt exquisite. Food was very timely.. not rushed, but also not large breaks between courses. Staff was very knowledgeable of items on menu. I would love to return

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William
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server gave us a wonderful wine pairing with each course of the three course selection.

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vipKatie
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the wine pairings. As always, food was perfect, wine was paired wonderfully. We will definitely be back.

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vipStephenJ
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

While we have regularly enjoyed Bartolotta restaurants for more than 25 years, our first visit to Bacchus since reopening was uncomfortable. The policy that every time a waitstaff came to our table had to put face masks on, required us to constantly interrupt eating and conversations to "re-mask". (we lost count after 10+ times). Our waitress was completely oblivious to the problem, and regularly popped by to by just to see how "my dear" or "my love" (her terms for us) were doing. While I understand the need for restaurants to take precautions, this approach made the dinner unpleasant. I'm certain Bartolotta will correct the situation, and look forward to many more dinners there.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best food I have ever had. Servers were amazing. Will come back.

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Romana
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food & service was outstanding. The ambience was impacted by the mask rule.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time out since Covid shelter at home. Celebrating our vaccines!

Joe was perfect. We went above and beyond to ensure a wonderful night. His knowledge of and love for wine was appreciated.

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vipKatie
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a less than fabulous experience at Bacchus. Their menu right now is amazing, you have to try the bolognese! Best. Ever. Seasonal, go quick!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded all expectations. Everything was amazing from the people to the atmosphere to the food. 10/10 would recommend.

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Glad2Bback
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was the first time we had been in a restaurant in a year. We felt safe in your restaurant and enjoyed the service. The food was excellent (except for the octopus being a little too salty) and the wine pairings were awesome. We wish we could have had a little more time to just sit and relax but we are so glad this was our first experience back in the world of fine dining.

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vipJenny
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Would recommend to anyone

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DanZ
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to go back to one of our favorite restaraunts in Milwaukee and to find it was as great as always. Safety and sanitation proceedures made us feel comfortable. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding as always. Service was fine; waiter kept pushing to up sell bottles of wine even after we told him three times what we wanted. When the bill came, I added my rewards information and he grabbed the check without asking if I wanted to use any of my $500 worth of points. I’ve had the most amazing service here in the past, so the bar is very high. Normally we don’t have to fill our own water and wine glasses throughout dinner. We will definitely be back; hopefully the service will match the talent in the kitchen, which Is the best in Milwaukee.

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KaylaD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time dining at a fancy restaurant! I’m glad my first time was at Bacchus. Will definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding three-course meal with delicious venison main course and rich German chocolate for desert. We were pleased. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers Darius and Alan were amazing. Personable and professional. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee is rated 4.7 stars by 2044 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.

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