Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee

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1739 reviews
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Contemporary American
Bacchus offers contemporary American cuisine in a stylish, modern and sleek setting overlooking Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee. Boasting one of the city's most extensive wine lists and a menu that features seasonal, local ingredients. Several private rooms, including a beautiful glass-enclosed conservatory, are available for business and social occasions.
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LW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a fun date night restaurant. Pricey but it's worth it in the ambiance and service. We were there on a busy night so service may have been a bit slow, but everyone was very polite and eager to please. This was also the Bartoletta restaurant with the most vegetarian options. Good cheese plate too!

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f
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We've been here many times and the food didn't wow me at our most recent visit. We had an awesome server and it's always a nice restaurant but I don't think we'll be back for a while.

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JM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous restaurant in the Bartolotta group. We have been to all of them and would consider this one the most elegant of the bunch.

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JA
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waiter and the som were wonderful. The food was tasty and well presented. The ambiance was tasteful and good for a variety of occasions.

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TS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Unoriginal ambiance and menu. Food not prepared as ordered.

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M
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The wine list was very good. We found the dinner menu limited and stagnate. The specials were a welcome addition and, for the most part, priced reasonably, but the Steak for Two at $120 was a fail. All steaks were sliced when served which we do not appreciate. We like to see the full cut ordered upon delivery to table. Some of the starters were better than others. Service was attentive at the start and lagged noticeably upon delivery of the entrees. Our meal for 3 was over $500 and was not up to that standard.

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New England
32 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my favorite restaurant in Milwaukee, and a reliably good place to bring foodies visiting from out of state who don't know that there's excellent fine dining to be had in Wisconsin. I'm incredibly difficult to please when it comes to steak because I want it to be tender and juicy but also completely cooked. Bacchus has never let me down in that regard. The only thing that can make this place better is if they added oysters to their menu.

For this particular meal, my table was very impressed by the fact that in spite of a hectic Dec 31 dinner seating, the service was nearly as good as on a regular night. Definitely must visit when in MKE.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

22 years of marriage

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was perfectly prepared and the service was outstanding! Our waiter was well versed in the menu and gave excellent advice to my dinner partner when asked his opinion between two selections. My fillet was a perfect medium rare and my guest had the Black Sea Bass which she found to be terrific. There was a full house but we had no problem conversing, the ambient noise was very subdued. I highly recommend this establishment!

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MR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch from the time we arrived until we left fully satisfied, may I add. Delicious cocktails at the bar with engaging staff. Appetizers, soup, salad, entrees and dessert were all superb, as was the team that attended to us on a busy Saturday night. The recommended wines for our entrees were spot-on perfect. My new favorite fine dining restaurant in Milwaukee!

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JM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were entertaining an old friend from Chicago who was a very successful restauranteur. Our choice for dinner needed to have delicious food, impeccable service, and relaxing atmosphere. Baccahus was the perfect choice! The octopus appetizer was outstanding, pasta Bolognese was perfection, and crepes Suzette with Uplands cheese filling showcased the chef's dexterity with sauces, as well as an award winning Wisconsin cheese. Thank you to the Bacchus team for another memorable meal.

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A
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is so far the best restaurant and best dining experience we have had in Milwaukee. If any restaurant is to be considered for Michelin candidate I would sincerely recommend this one. Nice atmosphere, nice seating environment, fabulous cheese selection and the waitress Amy was very upbeat and amicable. We enjoyed chatting with her and she made excellent recommendations. We had foie gras and grilled octopus for appetizers; scallops and filet mignon for entree. Everything was delicious. We were too full so we had to skip dessert, despite the fact that menu was so attractive. Definitely would recommend this restaurant and would like to visit again.

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RO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Food and service are always outstanding

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SS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my husbands birthday and after dinner going to the theater. Service and food were exceptional! Would definitely recommend it!

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KT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful. The service was great - only mishap, the waitress mixed up the take home boxes and the rest of my $110 steak went to my friends house.
Speaking of the steak, got the porterhouse, the filet was cooked great, the strip side was rough and overall the whole steak was not seasoned. Disappointed. The cheese app was great as was the seafood dish my friend ordered.
It’s a one and done for me.

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NF
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing overall experience. Ask for Nick as your waiter, fantastic service. Delicious filet mignon and wonderful craft cocktails. Arguably the best meal we have ever had. Even though we had a gift card my wife and I both agreed we would come back for a special occasion, though the prices are high they are so worth the cost.

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R
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time back to Bacchus in a few years. We all thought the food, service and wine were excellent. I had the Tomahawk pork chop which was excellent, a friend had the sea bass and another the salmon. All very good. The Sommelier was very helpful. A very enjoyable experience.

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s
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to Bacchus for a business meal after not having dined there in several years. The food was outstanding--much better than I'd remembered. The white pear salad was very good, the scallops were fantastic, and the banoffee dessert was delicious. The Riesling I had by the glass was excellent too. My dinner companions had similar reactions, and we all finished all that was on our plates. The servers were excellent, but the service was very slow. Although I enjoyed the company of my fellow diners, we were seated for about 2 hours for 3 courses.

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Fargo
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this gem of a restaurant on Open Table while visiting in Milwaukee. We were seriously under-dressed in that we came from our daughter's college basketball game in jeans and t-shirts. However, the wait staff was very cordial and not at all off-putting about this. We chose the tasting menu with the wines to go with each course. Fabulous food, great pairings and nice small portions so that you could try many things. I highly recommend this restaurant for a one time event, a celebration, etc. We were a bit early and thus had cocktails in the bar first -- absolutely gorgeous drinks, fun watching the bar staff work and found the bartenders to be equally friendly and fun.

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a wonderful night out. Bar tenders vary outgoing and knowledgable about drinks. Waiting staff was just as good. Perfect romantic night for my wife and I.

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N
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal; highly recommend the chef 5-course.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place to celebrate my friends 40th birthday. The wine list had at least 400 wines to choose from. The service was too notch and the food was outstanding.

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UN
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, exceptional service and a historic location make this a perfect destination for a special occasion or anytime. Great wine list too.

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J
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We tried the tasting menu and I was incredibly disappointed. The pumpkin soup shot and the homemade Bolognese were delicious along with the extensive wine list. But after a 5-course tasting menu that ended in the most disgusting panna cotta I've never tasted, I hated spending $250 on one meal that wasn't worth it at all. The food didn't live up to expectations.

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Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may be the best restaurant I’ve ever been to. Ordered the Filet and Duck Breast with the octopus as an appetizer. All were equally delicious. The wine and drink selection are more than what I expected. The prices for drinks were exceptionally reasonable considering the environment.

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was very good but the service was atrocious, definitely not what you would expect from a fine dining establishment.

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UW
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as usual.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Elegant and enjoyable but the food was not hot enough and portions were quite small for my husband’s dinner.

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G
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service as usual

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L
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Tried the Tasting Menu with wine pairing. A couple dishes were good. The rest were fair.

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GJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve come to Bacchus in numerous special occasions and have always found the food service and ambiance outstanding. My wife enjoyed a wonderful cut of filet perfectly prepared Ed. It was amazing. I enjoyed the trout which was also wonderfully prepared with a touch of culinary creativity we’ve come to expect. We also enjoyed a very nice beet salad which had a great seasoning that made it a unique treat. Both my wife and I enjoyed dessert and the restaurant prepared a special dessert for us for our anniversary.

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SE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only disappointment was the menu was quite thin in terms of options . Not sure how often it changes, but need to expand. Having said that, the dinner was excellent, just need more options.

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JS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. Try the cheeses.
Restaurant is great for a special occasion, but can also be casual.

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DW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I little louder than I expected. Food was amazing, service outstanding. Wine list is a little overwhelming for a novice.

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c
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing.

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KP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated out first wedding anniversary with your 7 course meal. The food was fantastic. Our wait staff was on point. Great restaurant, will celebrate here again!

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s
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurant expiernece I've ever had! The food and hospitality it amazing!!

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SE
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am never disappointed. The chef's cut for two is a classic meal of healthy portion size that is prepared absolutely perfectly every time. A nice crust on the meat and decadent sides. So fabulous!

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s
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Bacchus! The wait staff was incredible and the food was fantastic! My husband wanted to order a second NY strip entrée to take home! A real gem in Milwaukee!

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