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Bacchus Bar and Bistro

Hidden away in the Quail Hill Shopping Center is a hip neighborhood bar and bistro with an incredible wine shop, a warm and knowledgeable staff and live music. A place you want to bring family and friends to just hang out and celebrate life, nothing pretentious just affordable wine and great food. Bacchus offers over 400 different wines and 30 beers including draft brews. Their certified Sommelier, has a hunger to find the most amazing wines at affordable prices to complement Chef Charity's eclectic cuisine. With a small but ambitious kitchen,Chef creates food that is familiar yet current,and with her experience cooking for some of Orange Counties top restaurants, such as Aubergine, Sapphire Laguna, and Patina's Tangata, she has been influenced by the best. Fresh ingredients, along with her love of wine, she selects dishes that are a perfect complement to their incredible cellar selections. Her menu also includes a large Cheese and Charcuterie menu
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35 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(35 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 35 reviews
5 stars
(18)
4 stars
(13)
3 stars
(3)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • notable wine list(22)
  • neighborhood gem(15)
  • fit for foodies(9)
  • romantic(8)
  • good for groups(7)
  • hot spot(6)
Bacchus Bar and Bistro Reviews List
Review 1 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great wine, beer, and food. Live guitarist/singer was very good as well."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
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Review 2 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2007
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Review 3 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Love the wine flights

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We decided to eat here because they would have entertainment. The band was good and we loved the cheese plate and the wine flights. It was great to try three different kinds of wine. The menu is limited, but good."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list
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Review 4 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The elegance and lighting"
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
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Review 5 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2012
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Review 6 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

SnoodieFoodie recommends

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Recommends: cheese & charcuterie board, savory bread pudding, oven roasted medjool dates, and pumpkin cheesecake. I would pass on the flatbread. The actual bread part is not very good."
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 7 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Amazing wine bar but disappointed they did not have my open table reservation. Showed them my open table reservation on app via phone to prove it. Ambiance and service is always great here. It's a hidden gem. Food is mediocre but wine selection is not bad."
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2009
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Review 8 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/02/2015
 2012
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Review 9 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2011
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Review 10 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2008
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Review 11 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 12 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2003
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Review 14 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Quick and Kind Service

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Dined on 10/03/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Delicious food. Not huge portions, which is nice and an amazing wine selection!"
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

New fan

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Although having only dined here once, I decided to book a table for a work dinner (my boss and several colleagues were visiting). I'd enjoyed the ambiance, the wine list and ecclectic menu so felt it would be a good choice but having not yet frequented I was a little dubious.
There were 7 of us in total and I'm pleased to report all enjoyed the experience, food and service. Vanessa was our primary server and she was fantastic - she was attentive and has a very pleasant demeanor. All the team that I've encountered here thus far have been great.
Thanks for a great evening! I'm a new fan and hopefully soon to be classified as a 'regular' :)"
Dined on 8/18/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/03/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/03/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/03/2015
 2015
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great every time

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Favorites are the Barely Buzzed coffee crusted cheese, Brussels sprouts and the Offering red blend gsm. Chef and Mom are awesome."
Dined on 6/13/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A hot local spot

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Staff is extreme friendly and wine selection is good.
Bill takes good care of his regulars. Be sure to get on his list.
Tom delivers hot wine and cold beers, never a dull moment on Tuesdays and Wednesday.
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Dined on 4/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 20 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Such a great place!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Good selection of wine and nibbbles. The service is wonderful!"
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 21 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Bacchus is very enjoyable, + the Food & the Wines

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very casual local spot that delights all senses. Come early for the selection of Happy Hour plates to the incredible list of wines that are unique to the area. Then stay a little longer to hear live music! The staff is very professional and attentive and provide exceptional service to the diners. Small kitchen but a very talented chef. Located in the Quail Hill Shopping Center, south of the 405, it is well worth going there."
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Mediocre

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Was very disappointed with Bacchus. Came here for restaurant week with girlfriends on a Monday evening. The service was very slow as they did not anticipate many diners and did not staff properly. Also, they ran out of one of the three entree offerings by 7:00 which seemed strange for a planned 6:30 reservation. The wine bottle prices were offered at a 25% discount so that was a pleasant and welcome surprise. On top of the slow service (though always pleasant demeanor) the food when it arrived was lackluster at best. ended up with one of the two remaining entree offerings which was a mozzarella flatbread.....it was bland and the dough overworked. The beet salad was just ok BUT the chocolate bread pudding was tasty."
Dined on 3/02/2015
 2007
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Review 23 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Saturday night dinner and entertainment

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I visited Bacchus for the first time since they opened their kitchen. They have 4 small plate selections on the menu and we found all of very enjoyable. My only complaint is it took a long time for us to get the first small plate we ordered. While we were "comped" for this order, I think the waiter forgot our order. Of course he blamed it on the computer ordering system. Even though the service was not as good as it could be, our overall experience was enjoyable. To top off the good food and wine we had, the entertainment for the evening was a guitarist by the name of Don Brennan. His performance kept us engaged and was the reason we didn't walk out when our small plate order was delayed."
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 24 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Bacchus has a great wine list.

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Dined on 1/14/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Good wine and tasty bites. Great after work spot, but NOT a place for full dinner. Really really like this place."
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2008
Special Features: notable wine list
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Review 25 for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice but expensive wine

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We went because I won a $50 gift card to go there. It is nice & the servers are nice, but service was slow & prices are high for wine. Food prices were reasonable & the lamb burger was delicious. For the 2 of us, 1 bottle of Chardonnay, 1 appetizer, 2 sandwiches & 1 dessert, was $88. Nice live music."
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2009
Special Features: notable wine list
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Bacchus Bar and Bistro
Based on the average of (10) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
8 out of 8 recommend this product
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate