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
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.
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.
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!!
Would recommend. Hands down one of the ...
Would recommend. Hands down one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. The servers were highly knowledgeable regarding the cuisine as well as the extensive beverage menu. The service was exceptional. It was made clear as soon as we sat down that they were there to make sure our experience exceeded expectations. The food deserves 5 stars. The presentation, taste, and portion size combine to make a culinary masterpiece. The ambiance makes this place ideal for special occasions. We will be going back.
Fantastic restaurant. The foie gras was ...
Fantastic restaurant. The foie gras was incredible. The crab fritter was so meaty. The lamb might have been one of the best lamb dishes we ever had. All of us were fighting with each other to taste each other's dishes! Can't wait to go back when I'm in Atlanta again.
Another special experience at one of the ...
Another special experience at one of the best restaurants in the ATL. Dining at Bacchanalia is not just about the food, it is about experiencing the heights of visual and sensual culinary creations. This restaurant is perfect in every way. We enjoyed a special treat from the chef of a pasta dish that was unlike anything we had ever tried before. The presentations were gorgeous and the service impeccable except for a misstep regarding tap water poured on our sparkling waters and the cheese presentation when no one had ordered it.
Every time we dine at Bacchanalia we remind ourselves to return again.
Food and service were fantastic. Server ...
Food and service were fantastic. Server provided excellent recommendations. Environment was slightly "stuffy". It was a Monday night and many tables were open, so it would have been nice not to have other tables say within 2 feet of us with all of the open room. Overall was a fantastic dinner experience.
Wonderful dining experience for our anni ...
Wonderful dining experience for our anniversary. We felt pampered by all the wait staff. Special presentation for our anniversary, but all around us were given something extra from the kitchen. Food was delicious and presentation was lovely.
Bacchanalia is a unique, indulgent dinin ...
Bacchanalia is a unique, indulgent dining experience that absolutely lives up to its reputation. We returned for an anniversary dinner a few years after our first dinner at Bacchanalia and the service and food were just as outstanding as we remembered.
bacchanalia was one of the best restaura ...
bacchanalia was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The staff were so friendly and he food is INCREDIBLE. The restaurant is not just a place to eat it was an experience. I went there for my birthday and the pastry chef for free made a cake!!!
We dined on Saturday evening. Our waiter ...
We dined on Saturday evening. Our waiter was a bit obnoxious. Intelligent but loud and rude.. not what we were expecting. All others we crossed paths with during our experience were unbelievable.. hostess, sommelier, cheese cart attendant. He ruined it a bit for us as to not being worth the money in the future.
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