About Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant
Bacchus offers contemporary American cuisine in a stylish, modern and sleek setting overlooking Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee. Boasting one of the city's most extensive wine lists and a menu that features seasonal, local ingredients. Several private rooms, including a beautiful glass-enclosed conservatory, are available for business and social occasions.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: Open for holidays, special occasions and private parties. Call for availability.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$4 for dinner.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Options Available
Private Party Contact:
Tricia Smith: (414) 765-1166
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/restaurant/bacchus/ for information on upcoming wine and author events!
Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Immediately disappointed by a stained ta ...
Immediately disappointed by a stained tablecloth. Service was friendly but out of step. Specials for the evening were not described. Felt I was rushed in and rushed out. Will look for another upscale restaurant before returning.
Love Bartolottas but this first visit to ...
Love Bartolottas but this first visit to this location was a disappointment. Food mixed - filet mignon was a disappointment and overcooked. Special rib eye was good. Sticky toffee pudding was meh. Not very good and also pricey. Wish we did Lake Park instead.
My wife and I first went to Bacchus for ...
My wife and I first went to Bacchus for a nice dinner last Valentine's Day since then we have been several times for the wine pairing dinners, the Holiday Champagne Dinner, birthday dinners, and an outing with a group of friends. I have never been disappointed. The food and the service have been exceptional every time. This has quickly become our favorite restaurant and our repeat Valentine's Day dinner date yesterday did not disappoint. Bryant, the general manager, made sure to greet us and thanked us for being there.
The lobster bisque was amazing but unfor ...
The lobster bisque was amazing but unfortunately when it came to the filet, it was a bit over cooked (I asked for medium). It came already sliced so I don't know if it sat under the heating lamps but it seemed pretty dried out. What should have been a moist filet was just dry and hard to get through unfortunately. I also added two scallops to my entree; what I received was laughingly tiny scallops. Disappointment to say the least for how much we spent on our meals.
The Bacchus restaurant used to be one of ...
The Bacchus restaurant used to be one of our favorite restaurants to eat dinner in Milwaukee. It is a place that I take business clients to, my wife and I would spend special occasions, or just a place to have a quiet dinner. I say “used to be one of our favorite restaurants” due to our experience on Tuesday.
We arrived for our reservation and were seated in the atrium area. The hostess provided us menus and the wine list. We waited for our server, but they never arrived. Being Valentine’s Day we attributed the delay to the restaurant being busy. However, there were still a number of open tables in our area and we saw couple after couple seated after us receive service, drinks, and even appetizers before we had met our waiter or even received water. After 15-20 minutes I had to approach the hostess stand to inform them that we haven’t been served yet. We again waited. By this point we had decided to just leave and I proceeded to call other restaurants for reservations. However, because it was Valentine’s Day all other restaurants were already booked, or we would have immediately left. Finally, our waiter arrived and apologized for the wait providing no reason for the delay. The manager visited our table shortly thereafter and apologized and told us if we stayed they would make it right and the service would better there forward. It was not. Throughout dinner we were left waiting for service to remove our finished plates for extended times, refill our empty water and drinks, and even waited an extended period of time with an empty table to receive just the menu to order desert. The service level never improved from the initial disappointment.
Perhaps this was a one off experience, but the potential of it not being an isolated experience will be a consideration for us in the future as we choose a place to go out to dinner, entertain clients, have private events catered, or when we recommend restaurants to others.
Fantastic food, cannot fault any of the ...
Fantastic food, cannot fault any of the cuisine. Service is beyond excellent. Although, really spendy. If you don't mind spending $35 for a piece of very tasty trout, then this is the place for you. For everybody else, learn to cook.
Awesome Valentines Day dinner❤️ Ravioli ...
Awesome Valentines Day dinner❤️
Ravioli veal awesome
Spinach pork belly egg salad awesome
Husband ordered Sea Bass excellent
I ordered Thai Chicken excellent except my stir fry veggies were a little too well done
Desserts were Key Lime and House Sorbets awesome 👍🏻Loved the Blood Orange 🍊 sorbet
My husband and I went to out the day bef ...
My husband and I went to out the day before Valentine's Day to celebrate. It was perfect!! Our waiters were excellent and quite knowledgeable regarding suggestions for wine, drinks, dinner and dessert. It was our first time here and will not be our last. Our evening was perfect.
The food is excellent. We tried the gril ...
The food is excellent. We tried the grilled octopus at the bar while we waited for our table. We waited a little longer than expected (maybe 15 minutes) and they comped our drinks and appetizer. The service is perfection.
I've been to several Bartolotta restaura ...
I've been to several Bartolotta restaurants and this was my first time at Bacchus. I went with my 19 year old daughter and we both enjoyed the evening very much. The food and service were excellent and it is now one of my favorite Bartolotta restaurants!
The service was extremely memorable! We ...
The service was extremely memorable! We went there for my boyfriend's birthday and the restaurant celebrated with us with a gorgeous dessert and birthday card. The wine was another exceptional component to dinner.
Had an exceptional experience 2015 and 2 ...
Had an exceptional experience 2015 and 2016 unfortunately did not fill expectations. Food was good, but was not hot. Most annoying was the location of our table: get like a hall way and a constant draft made the evening not enjoyable.
We had a wonderful time at Bacchus. My w ...
We had a wonderful time at Bacchus. My wife agreed that the Old Fashions we had for cocktails were the best we have ever had. The service was impeccable and the ambience was fantastic. The only complaint we have is that my wife ordered the Filet Mignon cooked medium, and it was very rare. It looked like it had basically kissed the flat top and was then pulled off. My wife ate the steak, as the quality of meat was so good that she could eat it that way. Other than that we loved Bacchus and would recommend it to anyone looking for a pleasurable evening of fine dining.
It was my first time at Bacchus. It was ...
It was my first time at Bacchus. It was everything I was expecting and more. The food was absolutely amazing—it blew my girlfriend and I away! The service was perfect, and the design of the place was beautiful.
The food is definitely worth the price.
The Bartolotta Restruants all have great ...
The Bartolotta Restruants all have great food, great atmosphere and very over priced wine. We understand they have to mark up a bottle of wine two or three times what we would pay for it in a store. But the real shocker comes when you order by the glass and see how little you get, they should be embarrassed. If the staff would take the time to watch the customers face when they take the glass to the table they would see the disappointment their customer feels.
Our waiter, Daniel was outstanding. He r ...
Our waiter, Daniel was outstanding. He recommended three wine options, all with varying price points that would pair nicely with our meal. We also inquired about 3 times on the multiple chef specialties, and Daniel was so accommodating. Service was fantastic, wine was delicious, and food was outstanding. Highly recommend and will certainly return in the future. While this particular Bartolotta restaurant can certainly be pricey compared to others, the service and experience is worth every penny.
As vegetarians Bacchus is our go to date ...
As vegetarians Bacchus is our go to date spot. I love that they have a dedicated vegetarian menu. We had the carmalized cauliflower soup and pappardelle with mushrooms and brown butter most recently folowed by a wonderful chocolate confection.
We have an annual business meal with a v ...
We have an annual business meal with a very important client who absolutely loves this restaurant. My client and business colleagues enjoyed their meals and the wine recommended by your staff. Nick Wirth stopped by our table prior to our meal selections to provide insight and again after our dinner. We felt quite welcomed.
We both ordered the tasting menu. The di ...
We both ordered the tasting menu. The disappointment came in that each of six courses were just tiny versions of regular menu items. We were given a refreshing complimentary sorbet trio and champagne after dinner as a surprise for being our 30th wedding anniversary. Nice touch.
We've had tasting menus elsewhere who's chefs offered inspired and exception dishes highlighting their culinary expertise, not offered on their regular menu. Expected the same from Bacchus.
The very best restaurant we have ever be ...
The very best restaurant we have ever been to. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary and Bacchus made it very special. Their wine list is larger than their menu but that doesn't take away from the food. The food is very delicious and displayed well on the plates. And the service, so great and personal that I wish I could dine there more often. Though I cannot for it is 4 hours away, but I definitely recommend.
Positives: Service Time it took to get f ...
Time it took to get food/wine
Entrees (Sea Bass and Scallops)
The pear salad and octopus appetizer were very small/expsensive. I even asked about portion size of both and in no way was I given an idea of their actual size.
I tend to go to Bacchus for very special ...
I tend to go to Bacchus for very special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. The service is first class and the food is always incredible. Bacchus is not inexpensive, however, it is a wonderful venue for those special occasions and special people in your life.
We were there early so it wasn't busy at ...
We were there early so it wasn't busy at all. Ordered the braised rabbit, grilled octopus and veal ravioli as appetizers to share. The octopus was perfectly done, the rabbit tender and the ravioli flavorful. Had the cauliflower soup and for the entree, the wagyu steak. Everything was delicious.
The wine list is extensive. One of the widest I've seen anywhere in the area. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable.
Overall a great fine dining experience.
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