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Bacchus Wine Bistro, Saint Petersburg, FL

Bacchus Wine Bistro

4.8
4.8
446 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bacchus Wine Bistro is an oasis of Old World charm nestled within St. Pete’s expanding modernity. Our menu offers classic dishes like Escargot in the shell and French Onion Soup alongside contemporary options such as Tuna carpaccio and Steak Au Poivre. The wine library, watched over by the famed Vitale Bros’ Bacchus mural, boasts nearly 100 selections from France, Italy, Spain, the US, and other notable countries.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 258-8566

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Lazy Susan Board available upon request (10-14 guest)

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What 446 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Petersburg

    Best Overall

  • St. Petersburg

    Best Food

  • St. Petersburg

    Best Service

  • St. Petersburg

    Best Value

  • St. Petersburg

    Great for Brunch

  • St. Petersburg

    Hot Spot

  • St. Petersburg

    Neighborhood Gem

  • St. Petersburg

    Notable Wine List

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  1. AK

    AnneK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paul was a fabulous waiter!!! The food was fabulous and he made the experience memorable.
  2. BR

    BrigitteR

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a charcuterie plate and Foccacio The food was wonderful and the wine we paired was extraordinary Going back tonight with 12 pp
  3. DE

    DEbbieI

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Awesome food, wine, service!
  4. d

    dddd

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We requested outdoor seating and the ambiance outside was really nice and inviting. The service was amazing! The wine list had a good selection. Most of the meal was amazing and we would definitely go back to this restaurant!
  5. TR

    24TheRoad

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    For a place called Bacchus Wine Bistro the wine list is very nice albeit not super extensive. We really like the wine we chose. Menu has nice options and everything we tried was very tasty. We shared sardines on toasted baguette, Beet (not beef) carpaccio, and a flatbread. Portion sizes were perfect and shareable. We left feeling very satisfied. Service was very friendly at an average pace. We had reservations and were seated right away at the bar, which is not a cocktail bar but a bar that runs along the windows looking out to the street so the people watching was fun. Overall ambiance and decor was very nice. Rustic, french, trendy, if that's a thing. Fairly lively place. Only downside was that it is also fairly noisy. Sitting right next to my husband at our bar seats we often had to lean in to hear each other and repeat ourselves. For me it Like, not Love, but Like enough that I will go back and maybe try to get a reservation at a table outside when the weather is nice.
  6. OW

    OrinW

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Hummus with rosemary. Cheese pizza very tasty. Everything was super fresh tasting and not too salty. The house red wine was complex and slightly dry (from California) and was on happy hour pricing. Our server was fun and attentive and yet was not too attentive. I love this place for date nights with my lovely wife. A bit noisy but you could still have a nice conversation. Highly recommended!
  7. BH

    BeverlyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely establishment with great food. I would suggest everyone I know to check it out
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food. A unique take on charcuterie that my wife and I enjoyed. I would say menu was semi limited but everything high quality.
  9. KA

    KATHERINES

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had never been here before and we both were amazed at the ambiance, food and wine experience. My friend is bringing her husband on a date here so he can experience it also. Definitely a place to frequent
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy dinning every time at this place. Beats sitting outside because the exhaust system does not do a great job at keeping the smoke from inside. Causes eyes to burn after a while, but the food and atmosphere is so good!
  11. T

    Theo

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem in downtown St. Pete has never disappointed. Last night, we sat outside and enjoyed excellent food, wine and service. All four of us were very happy with our selections - lobster salad with lots of lobster and a perfect dressing that did not overwhelm the delicate lobster flavor; French country salad with asparagus was crispy fresh and well dressed; gazpacho was outstanding; mufeletta and flatbread got raves. Definitely recommend Bacchus but make a reservation!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved the happy hour and the atmosphere. Beautiful place and beautiful food!
  13. m

    michelep

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience…food, wine, and of course, the team!
  14. ES

    EileenS

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh food great wine selection people watching delightful!
  15. S

    cathyS

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine. Super friendly service.
  16. CM

    CyndiM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our charcuterie board was amazing! The French onion soup was the best we've ever had. Devon was a great server!
  17. m

    michelep

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Poor service. Long wait, though had a reservation. Very slow service and also bad attitude from the server.
  19. JL

    JanineL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have walked by this place many times. So glad we finally made it in! Loved everything about the spot and we can't wait to go back!
  20. JK

    JKE9

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Our generally good experience was marred by the wholly inadequate ventilation in the kitchen area (open to the dining area). Very early in our visit I noticed that my eyes started to burn. I looked across the room and could see smoke in the air. I mentioned it to our server and she shrugged it off saying that it affected her sometimes too. Shortly after my eyes started watering, my mother said she could feel it too. As we’d already ordered by the time it got really bad we felt trapped. We would have been happy to sit outside but it was lunchtime and the heat index was about 100 degrees (I took two short breaks outside in the shade). We struggled through our lunch and one glass of wine - counting the seconds until we could leave.
  21. m

    masterchef

    Naples

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our first time dining here after many positive comments from friends. We were seated at the window counter and were treated to an evening lightning storm for our view. Our server was friendly and efficient. We sampled the trio du sud which consisted of hummus, olive tapenade, and tomato bruschetta. All were good, but our favorite was the escargot served in the shell. The butter and parsley sauce was delicious and perfect for dipping the toasted bread. Our entrees included the sea bass and sirloin steak. Both were both very well prepared and tasty. The wine selection is very good. The entree offerings are limited, but it is a cozy place that offers great food and wine.
  22. M

    Missy

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal. Lobster salad is delicious.beautiful presentation.
  23. w

    wineanddine

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smaller, busy yet intimate bistro. Fabulous food choices, we especially love the sea bass and flatbreads, but sometimes we just get wine and charcuterie for a laid back relaxing meal. Absolutely recommend Bacchus, with seating inside and out, choose where you want to enjoy scrumptious food and a delicious bottle of wine.
  24. MG

    MiguelG

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Small portions which I enjoy. We are coming back.
  25. CB

    ChezBud

    Tampa

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always very good. Good service and wine selection.
  26. M

    Michelle

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is our third visit here. They are usually pretty consistant with their food and service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice. Lovely waitress, Madison or Madeline? Didn’t love Beet Carpaccio, too many onions. Otherwise delicious
  28. F

    Food1

    Tampa

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time there for lunch. A decent selection of wine by the glass. The gazpacho was fresh but lacking flavor, a little heat would have made it much more interesting. The hummus trio with toasts was excellent. The grilled cheese was outstanding especially since the bread was so good. The lobster salad had a nice tarragon sauce, but was shredded too small for my taste. Will be going back.
  29. RA

    RobinsonA

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food
  30. S

    Smokee

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the experience
  31. T

    Tpawarrior

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very nice place great wine selection dessert was amazing the menu was a little bit limited but the one disappointing thing was there was a lot of flies around the food and I couldn’t even eat my meal once I saw the flies landing on the food
  32. DB

    DebbieB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We let our server choose the charcuterie board selections. It was absolutely delicious!
  33. m

    michelep

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!
  34. DS

    DaniceS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here. Some great Rose' with friends and a great service experience with Amy. She is the best!
  35. BB

    BeckiB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food, and amazing wine selection. My call time favorite place.
  36. FH

    FoodieHuntington45

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The appetizer was excellent. We ordered the trio and unfortunately, our main dishes were served and we felt rushed. They have enough people on staff that they should monitor when to prepare the second course. I had the lobster salad. The lobster salad was very dry - it seems that it came right from the refrigerator to the dish without allowing the dressing to get to room temperature. I had to ask for some lemon to bring it back to life. Seems like a nice place and the ingredients seems very fresh, but I’m not running back.
  37. FL

    FLSequin

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lunch brunch on Sunday was delicious. We had the bruschetta trio, lobster salad, farm salad, quiche, and nicoise.
  38. VB

    VirginiaB

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Retirement
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Wonderful! Perfectly cooked French faire. Delightful wine list. A bit boisterous with the sound. The seating is mostly stools and high tables. One of my favorite places to dine.
  40. RB

    RayB

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, we enjoyed the live music and the food was delicious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bacchus Wine Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 258-8566.

Bacchus Wine Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Bacchus Wine Bistro

124 2nd Ave NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701-3405

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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