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, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, 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
We were quite excited to go to this rest ...
We were quite excited to go to this restaurant after seeing many good reviews. The décor was lovely, the wait staff was excellent and the sommelier was extremely knowledgeable. The food was well prepared and artistically presented. HOWEVER - we were still hungry when we walked out the door to go home. The portions are not just small, they are tiny. This is a wonderful approach to a meal if there are six or maybe seven little courses but four just simply was not enough food - and we are small people.
Phenomenal. My husband and I went to cel ...
Phenomenal. My husband and I went to celebrate a birthday and Bacchanalia did not disappoint. The food was incredible but the ambience was great, too. I have felt stuffy/pretentious at other quality restaurants in town but not here. Even though we were getting exceptional food and service, we still felt comfortable and at ease. We had oysters to start--can't go wrong with raw oysters. The prix fixe meal has you choosing one starter, one entree, one cheese selection, and a dessert. I had the crab fritter, the lamb, the goat cheese, and the chocolate cake. My husband had the sweetbreads, the duck, the taleggio, and the cheesecake. The sweetbreads were incredibly rich, not really my thing, but the crab was perfect. The rest of the meal was also delicious. We chose to do the wine pairings suggested and it all went together nicely. We'll definitely be back.
Always a pleasure. We were celebrating ...
Always a pleasure. We were celebrating an anniversary and Bacchanalia did not disappoint. Amazing service, beautiful food and we really enjoyed the little "gifts" sent out from the kitchen between courses.The restaurant was pretty and quiet (nice to be able to have a conversation) . I would definitely recommend for a special night out.
This isn't called the nicest restaurant ...
This isn't called the nicest restaurant in the city for no reason. The tables were spread out, the service was impeccable, and I didn't feel out of place even though I've definitely never been anywhere as nice as this. They answered all of my questions and I left feeling full and glad that I got to experience lots of different flavors. Thanks Bacchanalia!
fish was over cooked. sent it back, came ...
fish was over cooked. sent it back, came back still too dry. the server was most times overbearing, spoke too fast and was "in our face".
good wine list. unremarkable otherwise. that said, friend had beef and said its delicious, but not so remarkable.
The food was excellent, but the service ...
The food was excellent, but the service was very slow. The waiter came immediately to welcome us, and said he would be back for drink orders, but it was nearly 20 minutes before he returned. Then, he wanted to explain the menu before taking the drink order. I asked for a refill on water, and 20 minutes later, we had to flag down another waiter to get the water. The food and wine are very good, but way over priced compared to other top Atlanta restaurants, You could maybe overlook the cost, or maybe not, if the service was superior.
I went with my boyfriend for our anniver ...
I went with my boyfriend for our anniversary dinner. All the staff were extremely friendly and much more lighthearted than at other fine dining places I've been too which was refreshing. It just seemed like a more natural interaction.
The food itself was actually not quite the quality I was expecting but I also liked the dishes that my boyfriend chose a lot more than I did mine. His foie gras was like sweet sweet butter and his cheese course was like spring rain encapsulated, it was so refreshing.
I got the crab fritter because it came highly recommended but I didn't like the sauce that was at the bottom of my plate that much, it was very acidic and seemed a little too watery for a deep fried fritter. My duck main course was pretty disappointing. It was the smallest piece of duck and I couldn't taste any duck even when I ate some! The mushrooms on the plate were also a little over salted, an issue I had with some of their other dishes as well. However, the dish had many components and when you combined them together it came together perfectly and wiped away any complaints I had with the individual components.
There were also several bite sized extra interspersed throughout the meals, amouse bouches(?), that were really good and I think those really made the meal because the flavor in them was amazing.
I'll stick with Bones and Eugene. This ...
I'll stick with Bones and Eugene. This was my first experience with Bacchanalia which is odd as I consider myself a foodie. The Service Manager had a difficult task in managing an out of control loud bunch at the large center table and failed. Pouring more alcohol for a table that is ruining the evening for guests including F-Bombs, occasional fight songs, etc. was a bad choice. Perhaps this could explain why a restaurant with such spectacular food and service had severable empty tables
The food was a huge disappointment after ...
The food was a huge disappointment after hearing rave reviews for years. Not sure if there has been a change in chef but the food was just boring tasting though beautifully presented and with excellent service. For the price, I would recommend many other Atlanta restaurants before this one.
What a lovely overall experience. The s ...
What a lovely overall experience. The service was exceptional - well managed and flowed beautifully. An intricate part of the experience. The setting has memorable character - the rennovaters greatly respected the "bones" of the original building.
If you want to be in this class of resta ...
If you want to be in this class of restaurant the bar is set very high. The food is good, service is good, Wine list is good. Problem is "good" doesn't justify $160 a person. Chops Lobster bar is better on all points. This is my experience in many of the restaurants in this district.
Bacchanalia disappoints overall, especia ...
Bacchanalia disappoints overall, especially considering the price point. While I shouldn't compare Bacchanalia to Michelin starred experiences, it wasn't even in the same ballpark. Service was awkward & lacking. Food was fine, however nothing was a stand out, not even their signature dishes. I would suggest going with no expectations.
I love the ambiance, the prior times I h ...
I love the ambiance, the prior times I have visited the bakery doors of the entrance was open, but this time they were closed and couldn't really decern how to get into the restaurant, had to call from out side. My friend visiting from Cali loved the selection but myself being there 2 other times was surprised the exquisite menu doesn't change so disappointing to me not to explore something different, wonderful for my friends first visit and our server eloquent and thorough that was the best part! Send me a email when you change your menu, and I'll be right back!!!!
The waiters were attentive but refused t ...
The waiters were attentive but refused to clear our table until the last person finished...even though we asked them too. Food was average and over priced. A disappointment. The steak tartare was extremely small. We had just been to Toronto and had horse tartare which out shined this by a mile.
When you go to a place with a prix fixe ...
When you go to a place with a prix fixe menu of 4 courses, the expectations start out fairly high...so if the critiques seem a bit harsh, it's because they're asking to be considered in that league. Great service is a minimum, and you need to feel the price is justified - regardless of add-ons like drinks, etc. At the price point they're asking, I just didn't see it. Our food and drinks were both fairly slow to arrive; the staff did not seem short-handed. Everything tasted delicious, was artfully plated, but the menu was mostly safe choices - minimal risk or inventiveness. My guest had a mocktail and I had a glass of wine and a kind of watered down cocktail. Add on a $40 tip, and the total bill came to more than another prix fixe fee...it seemed a bit excessive. I would have been perfectly satisfied (and leave a better review) If I could have left with about $100/head total, feeling like the value matched the high-quality food and well-educated staff, but the added cost stung a bit. Probably won't be returning.
Pretentious, overpriced place. Usually ...
Pretentious, overpriced place. Usually people go to such places for that special, unique food and service experience. That would justify the high price you pay at the end. I saw none of it there. Right off the bat we asked our waiter for an orange fresh and he brought us one, but it was already sour. Weird, we just made it - he said. This morning...(!!!)
When I asked if they do a tasting menu with wine pairings he said yes, sure. I asked for one. Once I 've selected dished for the 4-course meal, he told me: by the way, we could also do a wine pairing with it! Really? Am I missing something here?
The ambiance was not there either. It was way too noisy. I had to speak louder than normal to be heard. A flock of waiters constantly flying around with eyes rolled out (it did not make the service better though); sofas, which clearly have seen better days, being somewhat shabby in certain spots. I felt like I came to a port tavern rather than to a fine dining establishment.
Then the food started to appear. We had Crab Fritter, Terrine of Foie Gras, followed by Jamison Lamb and Gulf Red Snapper, Tallegio and Bellamy Blue cheeses and Caramel Apple Souffle and Red Walnut desserts. The food was fine, pretty standard. There was nothing superb about it to justify the price. There is nothing to remember about it. Moreover, there are quite a few restaurants in Atlanta where you could have similar dishes for much less. The dessert was way too sweet. Could not have more than one byte. The bread was good, so were the wines (even though our waiter did not know some of their names). At least someone did their job right.
In conclusion: as for such a hi-end dining establishment as Bacchanalia positions itself, it should step up in service and, what's even more important, in creativity of its dishes. Right now it is just another restaurant with a heavy price tag and fairly standard food.
The host when greeted at the door was ex ...
The host when greeted at the door was extremely unfriendly, and placed an initial bad taste in my mouth. The food was great, but will not be dining here again because of the very rude host. I hope the chef realizes the impact of first greet to the last. On that note the bar tender was very professional and friendly.
I took my wife here for our 5 yr wedding ...
I took my wife here for our 5 yr wedding anniversary. Bacchanalia is very nice and very expensive. Wealthy people wouldn't feel the sting as badly so I did see other couples and business men and women there that were more at ease and probably frequent this restaurant. The food is very good and you do leave full because it is a full 4 course event. Coming from a more humble upbringing I licked my silverware clean after the first course thinking I'd save them for the rest. Nope, they bring you more so no worries. They brought out a sort of shot glass of some chilled leak soup but I didn't have a spoon and wasn't sure I should just shoot it so it just sat there until I asked a server what was expected. Situations like this were frequent so my wife had a good laugh at me. All things considered, it was a great evening out. Lastly my server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was very professional. The staff do a very good job.
After a bad experience many, many years ...
After a bad experience many, many years ago we stayed away, but finally decided to try Bacchanalia again (primarily because of some good experiences at Little Bacc). Glad we did because everything about Bacchanalia was excellent. The menu was well thought out and we loved the four-courses (including a cheese course). Presentation were beautiful and the food was excellent. Service was great as well (although the server's outfits could use a little ore polish). Also love the way the wine parings were offered.
This place is off the charts, and everyb ...
This place is off the charts, and everybody knows it. This is the first time I took my wife to this place, after 7 years living in Atlanta, and I wonder why did we wasted so much time.
Bacchanalia is on the back of a nice shop (check it out too), which makes the place even more intimate. Lights are deemed down and service is on point.
The best part is the food. The food here is just spectacular! We did the prix fix menu ($85 each) and had the Crab Fritters and a small pasta (forgot the name) as apps. Both were delicious. Then as entrees we had the Maple Leaf Duck and the NY Steak; the steak was much better than the duck (I think they need to cook it a little more). Third round and the cheese with honey is very very good (almost as good as Carroll Street Cafe's). I did not love my dessert (chocolate cake) but my wife loved hers (blueberry something).
Yes it's expensive but worth it once in a while!
An iconic Atlanta restaurant with a grea ...
An iconic Atlanta restaurant with a great reputation and my wife and I were delighted to spend our anniversary here. The service and attention was amazing. The food delicious. And the whole experience was topped off with a surprise gift for our celebration. You can't go wrong with a night at Bacchanalia. A truly incredible culinary experience.
The experienced lived up to its reputati ...
The experienced lived up to its reputation. Food can only be so good and they absolutely achieved best taste. The surprise is a slight but outstanding twist on presentation and flavors. A wonderful departure from the expected bite. Each new dish/serving was exciting.
The wines were over the top. We let them pick our wines per course and had them written down so we could try to find them. Really...over the top!!
It could not have been better. Pretty pricey, even if you are expecting it.
My wife guarded the frig, with the bakery take home of Chocolate Chess Pie. Simply amazing!!
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