We had the seven course meal with the wine parting. The meal was excellent the wines were superb. I would do it all again and stay wary from the menu. The food we had was not on the menu and every bite was delicious. Highly recommend the restaurant as well as the waiting staff all were excellent
We dine at Bacchus frequently and are never disappointed! Excellent food and one of the best wine lists in the Milwaukee area.
The 5 course tasting menu was simply outstanding. The chef was creative and gave us extra special touches and surprises with every course. Service was first rate, perfectly paced and attentive. The bartenders and specialty cocktails were flawless, the experience was a true get-away.
We dine at Bacchus 4 to 6 times a year and always enjoy the entire experience. On this visit our family of 6 dined in the bar at a high top, and really liked the experience, made particularly notable by bartender Ryan, our server, along with Tom and Chad—a very experienced and professional team. Of course the food was great—served timely, hot and appropriate amounts. For those who like wine lists—this one is very well developed with a wide price range. we highly recommend Bacchus.
Ambience is immersive - this is a dining experience. Service is thoughtful without being fussy. The food, however, is the star of the show, and the menu is an embarrassment of riches. The venison as a entree was perfectly done, and would have worked just as well as a dessert. The wine list is excellent with some adventurous choices, though the bulk does stick to Californian standards.
A birthday celebration at a favorite place.
Consistently excellent food & service quality bring us back - time and again to this chic environment.
This is a great restaurant & team - it is a reference of excellence to compare with any major city in the country.
Samantha and Richard were fabulous servers. Ask for them when you book a table:))
Service and food was great- only issue was we took three deserts to go- and the ice cream on one or two didn’t get in out to go bag!
Desert was good- but it was missing the ice cream.
We went to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. The wait staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the variety of wines. Our food was outstanding. Couldn’t have picked a better restaurant foe her celebration.
Bacchus never disappoints. It is one of my favorite places for fine dining in Milwaukee. It seems like it could be stuffy- but the character of staff and their friendly service are anything but.
Most dinners are dressed up or fashionable- this includes jeans.
The menu has great options- and always something interesting/creative to explore. Dishes are superb with great presentation. Plus- possibly one of the best old fashions in Milwaukee; if that's your thing. Extensive wine and cocktail list. It is generally spendy- but for the ambiance, food etc. it is what one would expect.
Great place for foodies, find dining, dates and special occasions.
They don't really advertise being a steak house- but be sure not to overlook them as an option- they never disappoint!
Fantastic service and excellent food. The tasting menu with wine pairings was top notch!!!
My boyfriend and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary here on valentines day! We had great service and the place was very romantic. The perfect date.
Went for Valentine’s Day with my wife. We enjoyed a great dinner with exceptional service.
Really enjoyed the atmosphere and food! Will definitely be going back soon.
Excellent experience with the Chef's Tasting Menu paired with wine. Attention to detail was outstanding and the entire experience was elegant. Wines selected were so perfect, the nearly outshone the food.
Great experience as always with the Bartolotta group! They even brought out birthday ice cream for my girlfriend!
The food, ambience and service is the best in Milwaukee. Be prepared to pay for it though. We go once per year for a special occasion and are never disappointed! I highly recommend this restaurant for that special occasion.
I came here with my significant other to celebrate Valentine's Day. We had full intentions of doing the 5-course tasting with wine pairings prior to arriving. The food did not disappoint and the pairings were perfect! Overall, a good value given the quality and creativeness of each dish.
Excellent cheese, foie gras, pasta, wine list! Joshua was great!
Bacchus is one of our favorite places in Milwaukee for a nice leisurely meal for a special occasion. We are pescatarians, and we love that there is both a vegetarian and a regular menu to choose from. The food was outstanding, with a range of tastes, and paced just right. One of us had 1/2 glass wine pairings with the meal and these were a real treat. The other had a classic cocktail that was top notch. The servers were highly attentive. Thank you Bacchus for an excellent meal and dining experience.
Amazing food and attentive service
This was a 42nd wedding anniversary. So although it was a long drive, it was well worth it
We shared appetizers, including two orders of foie Gras (our favorite) Hard to get this in the US.
An entree (shared), a great bottle of wine, that was recommended by our server and desert, and then to the bar for after dinner drinks. The bartender there does an awesome job
Our family so enjoyed the entire dining experience.
Bacchus prepared an excellent gourmet cheese appetizer and filet mignon dinner. The tomahawk pork chop was divine. The wine and cocktails were also excellent. The service was exceptional. This was one of the nicest dining experiences we’ve had in the downtown area. We’ll be back soon!
We came for a business dinner following a long meeting. This was a first time for half of our party. Our food was delivered quickly and the server was knowledgeable of the cheeses, and thus sold us on the cheese plate. She did seem a little flustered and confused at other times, however she was kind and helpful. Her Server Assistant was apparently new, or still learning as she did seem very confused and flustered. We all enjoyed our salads very much, however my main course was underwhelming, and the presentation of my college's course was not well done. The wines we selected were fantastic, however we did pour it ourselves more than once (the restaurant was not busy). Two in our party had hoped to try the Pappy flight, however they were out of two of the four, so they were only able to enjoy two. The manager/somm did make a few stops at our table and was kind. At the price and name brand of this experience, the whole thing did not meet our expectations. Service rating is 'fair' because we had higher expectations to be "wowed". I can't say we would be back anytime soon.
Portions were small compared to other Bartolotta restaurants, waiter pushed sweet wine tastings after we specifically said no sweet moscato or port wine. Chefs tasting menu was a “secret” but we wish we would have just ordered off of the regular menu. Not worth $400. It was worth half of that. Atmosphere was nice but nothing extraordinary. Wine list was nice, as expected. Drafty, there wasn’t a cozy spot in the restaurant.
Lovely, lovely restaurant. Service is outstanding. Pricey, but you get what you pay for. Waiters/waitresses kind, considerate and incredibly attentive without being annoying. Atmosphere is very upscale but not stuffy in the least bit.
The food is exceptional. Unusual but not bizarre. The size of appetizers and entrées generous for this type of restaurant. I only gave four stars because I was a bit disappointed with the Bluefin tuna I ordered the last time I visited. Cooked perfectly (rare) but a bit fishy and the texture was not right. Very unlike this restaurant. I am assuming this was an unusual occurrence. Will definitely be back.
WOW, just WOW!!!! Celebrating with some colleagues over a Seven Course Chef's Table with Wine Pairings. I don't even know what to say! Thank you Dan and Lydia for your stellar service! Vince, Thank you for orchestrating the evening and your wine pairings were spot on! Amazing and talented Chef, Nicholas, an honor to enjoy your AMAZING creations and also to meet you. Thank You for taking the time to chat with us!!!! Joe and Jennifer, the extra treat was so kind of you! Much Appreciation and Gratitude! I couldn't possibly say enough about your establishment other than being Super Special! Just the way you made us feel tonight! Cheers!!!!
Food and service were 5 stars. Great romantic meal before catching a show at the Marcus Center.
I took my friend to Bacchus for a Birthday dinner. They were ready for us and made the experience exciting, enjoyable, and treated us a VIP's. It could not have been any better.
Awesome! Food was excellent. Service was outstanding!
Food quality was a bit less than usual. Tuna was a bit fishy. Waiter never once came back to ask how anything was. Had to pour our own wine after the 1st glass.
They ran out of NYE party favors just before they got to us.
A bit disappointing since we took friends there for the 1st time. Not sure our friends will be back but we might.
Great way to spend New Years!
Great service, amazing food, but during winter very cold in lobby by coat check and draft enters restaurant.
I had an exceptional experience and would recommend this restaurant highly.
Awesome pre Christmas dinner ♥️
As usual DELICIOUS
The food was very good tho portions a bit small for the price. Our bartender was a bit curt but wait staff very good. Liked the ambiance.
It was a wonderful night with great food and service. The descriptions of the food and the choices were superb. The filet was perfectly done.
The food was outstanding including the ceasar salad, tuna steak, and steak! Katie came by and recommended a great bottle of wine! A great experience and would recommend a this place.