Bacchanalia is Atlanta’s most celebrated restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine from chefs/owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. Expect incredibly fresh and flavorful choices with masterful preparation and presentation. Bacchanalia’s seasonal menu relies entirely on organic ingredients, many sourced from Anne and Clifford’s farm, so that diners can have an utterly unique dining experience each time they return. Bacchanalia offers a five-course prix fixe menu composed of a cold appetizer course, fish course, entrée course, cheese course and dessert course for $85 per person. The menu can also be ordered a la carte at the bar.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday from 5:30pm
Closed on Sundays
between Huff Road & 14th Street
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
(404) 365-0410 ext. 22
Self Parking offered in lot in front of restaurant.
Anne Quatrano/Clifford Harrison
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access
At Bacchanalia, expect incredibly fresh and flavorful choices with masterful preparation and presentation. Bacchanalia holds up to 90 guests with a private room that can be utilized to accommodate up to 20.
Bacchanalia Ratings and Reviews
I was so excited to try this restaurant, ...
I was so excited to try this restaurant, as I've been wanting to go since college. The service was extremely rushed - for a 4 course meal, we were out of there in 90 minutes or so. I would have preferred to have a leisurely meal. At one point, my plate was taken away before I was finished eating. And servers repeatedly came to see if I was done yet (I'm a pretty slow eater). Food was good, but with the service - I don't think we'll be back
Always impressive. Expensive but you de ...
Always impressive. Expensive but you definitely get your money's worth.
The food and service were outstanding. H ...
The food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend for anyone celebrating a special occasion.
Bacchanalia was everything I hoped it wo ...
Bacchanalia was everything I hoped it would be. I went with a few friends to celebrate my birthday, and it was the perfect fine dining experience. The ambiance was comfortable. The staff was knowledgable. The menu was diverse. From the foie gras, to the lamb, to the taleggio, to the soufflé, the food was fantastic, sophisticated, refined, and delicious. I will definitely return, and recommend Bacchanalia to everyone I know.
Food and service were remarkable. One o ...
Food and service were remarkable. One of the best meals I've ever had! From the oysters through the menu to the incredible blueberry soufflé - all were excellent! The only thing that wasn't perfect was the seating. Chairs were not comfortable and the sheepskin covers actually seem kind of gross. How do you clean those things? A really incredible meal and a fun night! Thank you and I can't wait to return!
Bacchanalia exceeded every expectation t ...
Bacchanalia exceeded every expectation that we had. The staff could not have been more courteous and their attention to detail was second to none. Courses were paired perfectly with wine, they were timed perfectly, and progressed and built on one another in the best way possible. The staff made every dish feel especially-made for us and they made it well-known that they were there to make our experience a great one. They did much more than just that. I feel confident in saying, this was not only the best meal, but also the best dining experience I have ever enjoyed.
The service was the best in Atlanta and ...
The service was the best in Atlanta and the food was excellent.
Fabulous food with so many great tastes ...
Fabulous food with so many great tastes and beautifully designed plates. Wish they had ala carte also. Some times we don't go because we don't feel like that much rich food. We had a beautiful evening with great company and superb food.
Still one of the best dining experiences ...
Still one of the best dining experiences in Atlanta. Lovely food and service.
Fabulous dining experience! Not an inexp ...
Fabulous dining experience! Not an inexpensive outing, but definitely worth it.
It was a wonderful environment. The ser ...
It was a wonderful environment. The server was amazing. Very knowledgeable about the menu and made a great recommendation for the Lamb which I've never had so I was greatly impressed. The portion size left much to be desired. Outside of that it was a great dining experience.
I had very high expectations since I had ...
I had very high expectations since I had been wanting to try it for 15+ years. It was a nice evening. The service was great and the food was very good. A lot of the price is for the excellent service, but I thought the food would be a little more impressive. The tables are very close together so conversation with my husband wasn't easy. That was disappointing. Probably won't be back.
All courses were delicious. Excellent se ...
All courses were delicious. Excellent service. Very nice atmosphere.
I was told that Bacchanalia is the best ...
I was told that Bacchanalia is the best restaurant in Atlanta. After eating there, I'm sure my friend might be right. The meal was to die for. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was perfect for a great conversation. I went to celebrate closing a big contract and it was a restaurant worthy of this great accomplishment. Loved it!!
Outstanding dinner and great service and ...
Outstanding dinner and great service and presentation. The chefs are artists
We had an awesome anniversary celebratio ...
We had an awesome anniversary celebration! The selections for the prix fixe menu are awesome!!! We loved the oysters with caviar--such an added treat. Our selections included beef tartare and lobster salad as a first course, my second course was lamb, 3 ways, and the lamb belly was especially awesome. My spouse has NY strip steak--perfectly medium rare. We especially loved the cheese course, stating with the two choices that were local, one with peach, and we aren't cheese course fans, but we were absolutely won over! The palate cleanser of peach smoothie was a welcome and tasty surprise as was the dessert--blueberry soufflé. Especially loved that the soufflé was gluten free. So so delicious! The meal ended with two tiny coconut macaroons perfectly toasted and a house made chocolate with either saffron or cherry. The drink menu was awesome--excellent sazerac, traditionally made, and nice wine course recommendations. We will definitely go back!!
Tartare was good although the base was b ...
Tartare was good although the base was boring. Duck was very good but came out cold. NY Strip was good but also came out cold. When we sent the duck and NY strip back they just barely warmed up the same pieces. We had to send it back a second time to get them to remake it. That is an amateur move, not something you would expect at Bacchanalia.
Cheese course was excellent. Thought it ...
Cheese course was excellent. Thought it was a little pricey. Now we can say we tried it once, but will go back to Floataway Cafe in the future.
Beautiful. Did not realize it was only f ...
Beautiful. Did not realize it was only fixed price menu.
We've been going there for special occasions since it opened on Piedmont Road and for the amount of money we spent (over $350 for two), it was not nearly the value it has been before. We had to remind the servers for our cocktails after the first course had arrived. We also had to ask for a wine for our entrée. After the cheese course there was a least a 30 minute wait for dessert. This was not at a particularly busy day or time. The experience was ok, but not the top quality we had come to expect.
Wedding proposal and Birthday.
Our service was great. The drinks were excellent along with each course. This dinning experience was one too remember. My proposal to my lady could not have been better. Truly a memorable evening for us!
Second visit here. Food was very good with a couple of exceptions. The green amuse Bouche is unappetizing and over-salted. Our courses were fine except for the most important entrees, beef was over smoky, duck breast very tough. Service from waiters was fine, but the place setter did not take the care to properly place silverware , unacceptable in a restaurant at this price point.
Food top as service - ambience and vibe ...
Food top as service - ambience and vibe left much to be desired as with wine list and pairing
A Great Restaurant!
Bacchanalia lived up to it's lofty reputation with me! Having dined in several of the best restaurant's in the US and abroad, I found Bacchanalia to be right in line with the very best. Each course was outstanding in flavor, presentation and size. Will was an excellent host in explaining and delivering our meal along with a plethora of others who kept "pouring on" the service. We especially enjoyed the "gifts from the chef" served between/after courses. My one small critique is that the "cheese cart" choice was ok but not great. In the future, I would choose one of the cheese courses prepared by the kitchen. And, we will return!
My wife and I agreed that this was one of the top 3 restaurants that we have ever been to (we are in our 60s) and the other two were in Paris and the South of France.The entire experience from the menu selections, to the wine, to the very attentive staff, it was just an outstanding experience for us.
On the whole, Bacchanalia lived close to ...
On the whole, Bacchanalia lived close to the hype. As a native son who's known the restaurant scene here for 30+ years, I've just never gotten around to checking out the much ballyhooed Bacchanalia. Our anniversary dinner presented a good reason to check it out before the pending move in-town (ETA December 2016). As many reviews stated, the food was superb, if served in smaller portions. We're both "foodies," so we're accustomed to this style (degustacion in Spain). We delighted in the surprise dishes to cleanse the taste buds between select dishes (except, well, the smoothie which didn't quite fit for either of us as we waited for the dessert). Confirming some of the other reviews, crab fritter and potato caviar were spectacular. As was the Grand Marnier souffle. I could eat 10 of those. The service was, well, meh. In other restaurants and restaurant scenes (Chicago, DC, London), $200+ pp scores a kind of warmth and charisma you would expect. We have it here in Atlanta - at other restaurants such as Bones. I was just taken aback by the dining experience that started off with more of a tacqueria feel than what Bacchanalia should be like, for that price point. Hoping it's improved in the new location.
Bacchanalia is a wonderful special occas ...
Bacchanalia is a wonderful special occasion restaurant. This was the second time in just a few months. Service was outstanding and the special courses were great but because we were there recently some of the same things. I guess we are unusual because we returned in a few months than our last visit. This is a still not miss restaurant.
I have to say I had extremely high expec ...
I have to say I had extremely high expectations for this restaurant. That being said, overall, the experience was very nice. Presentation was beautiful, decorations were nice. The first course fois gras was the best I've ever tasted... but the strawberry sauce and dehydrated strawberries on top were not special, in fact, kind of out of place. I ordered the snapper, my husband ordered the lamb two ways. His was very good, mine was not so much. I was shocked at the texture of the fish. There was what seemed to be a thick layer of fat on it, which was extremely difficult to chew through and not tasty at all. The beans and peas were good, but pretty salty, too. The wine list was tiny, like one type of wine tiny. Good thing the only sauvignon blanc they had was good, same with the cabernet. Also, don't go there thinking you're going to have an experience with cocktails.
Top notch dining experience in Atlanta
We were visiting Atlanta for the weekend (from New York) and went to Bacchanalia to celebrate my husband's birthday celebration. Everything from the food, wine, service was impeccable. The creativity and balance of flavours in each dish was exquisite (notably, the strawberry foie gras appetizer, and beef entree were real stand-outs in our views). The choice of wine parings (with options for half glass and full glasses) were great (we find that with many fine dining restaurants the matched wines is usually too much and impedes enjoyment of the food, but by being able to adjust and have half glasses meant that we could enjoy the food and wine in balance/moderation). Even though it's a white table cloth restaurant, it was not pretentious or snobby. We loved the ambiance - classy and elegant, but still very chic and hip. Highly recommended.
Did not Live up to the Hype
I live in Providence, RI, so I am used to going to the fine dining establishments of Providence, Boston, and Manhattan. Going by the reviews, I was anticipating Bacchanalia to be a restaurant of that caliber. I was misled. The ambiance was great. Soft lighting, quiet atmosphere, chairs that had high back support, a professional staff. The service was great. A waiter knowledgeable in wines, very attentive. All of the tell-tale signs of a quality restaurant were present. The food is what was lacking. I ordered the meritage wine. Something fruity that would go with my second course but not overpower my first course or my cheese. For a first course, I had the ricotta cavatelli. The pasta was underdone. The filling was fantastic, but if I am ordering a pasta dish, I would expect the pasta to not be doughy. Second course was the NY Strip. The crust on the steak was fantastic. It married so well with the sauce. Salty and smoky, crisp edge to go with the sweet sauce. I ordered it medium well. It came out medium. Not too big of a deal by itself, but it was a tough piece of meat. The flavors were good, but the texture of the interior of the meat was off. Cheese was the taleggio. The cheese was good, the hazelnuts and the honeycomb were great. The sauce was too hard, though, as if the sugar in it was cooked too hot. The taste was great, but the texture of the sauce was wrong. Dessert was the souffle. This was light and fluffy. Just enough chocolate sorbet. Just a hint of grand marnier. Great. I will not be back. If I am in Atlanta again, I will go to another establishment.
Excellent food flavor/texture combinatio ...
Excellent food flavor/texture combinations and preparations. Great service and attention to detail
I've never been disappointed. Always an ...
I've never been disappointed. Always and incredible dining experience.
Had a little trouble locating the restau ...
Had a little trouble locating the restaurant. Abundant, well trained and responsive staff. With Jamie's knowledgeable help, menu offerings were understandable and appealing. Food and service were exceptional, timely, and very enjoyable. Hope to return soon.
excellent food but the subtle pretentiou ...
excellent food but the subtle pretentiousness is off putting - while it achieves rave after rave review, Bacchanalia is a pretentious experience on the whole and not worth the high price: 1) why are we greeted with every course by a different waitron? yep,that is different but not necessary, 2) especially when one does not know to serve from the left and remove from the right....
It was my girlfriends birthday so decide ...
It was my girlfriends birthday so decided to celebrate it by going to bacchanalia. Told them it was my girlfriends birthday in advance and they treated us exceptionally wonderful. The food was one of the best I have tasted. I had the fritters for appetizer and it was so so good. Then came the ny strip cooked perfectly. I then had the lamp chopper cheese followed by the chocolate Charlotte. The staff is super attentive and knowledgeable. I usually come out of fine dining a little hungry but i was very full coming out. They give you little bite sized finger foods to eat while you wait and that was very good as well
Great food, knowledgeable and attentive ...
Great food, knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. Pricey for some but, for the most part, well worth it. Some have complained about the prix fixe menu but you can order a la carte if you simply ask.
Beautiful experience. celebrated our anniversary
Great experience. Exceptional service. Anticipated our needs before we even knew. Loved the food. Only thing I would recommend is possibly light background music. As parties came and left there was an eerie quiet at times in the restaurant and people around us felt they needed to whisper. Literally the only thing I could say could change. The rest is perfection.
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