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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
We had the 5 course tasting menu and the food was absolutely excellent! In addition, every wine pairing was extremely good as well. However, there simply was not enough food served. For example, 2 tortellinis in one course is simply not enough. I am a 125 pound woman and I left hungry.
Stumbled across this restaurant as we were taking a walk and quickly changed our reservation. We received a warm welcome and it just kept getting better. I strongly suggest the 7 course tasting menu with the accompanied beverage tasting.
Out of this world and I am beyond picky!
I will not miss a visit anytime I am in town.
The atmosphere , food and service are always exceptional. The level of service is noteworthy because it does not matter when you come; the staff is always attentive and helpful. I don't think I have ever had a dish that was not done to perfection. It's a Wisconsin treasure.
Wonderful service from a knowledgeable waiter who was helpful and interesting. Food was excellent, view from patio was beautiful and we enjoyed a fantastic meal. Location of our first anniversary dinner 31 years ago (when restaurant was Fleur-de-lis) the Bacchus team provides an elegant service with top notch food. We haven't lived in Wisconsin for over 30 years but Milwaukee should be proud of this restaurant.
We arrived an hour before our reservation to enjoy the lovely bar area. We learned a lot about specialty drinks from Amber (one of the bar tenders). Following that we had a marvelous dinner which included 2 of my favorites: a beef carpaccio appetizer and a spinach salad featuring pork belly. This was followed by a beautifully prepared filet mignon. The wait staff was friendly, responsive to our requests and an actual delight to talk with.
Lovely restaurant with very friendly wait staff. The prices are fairly high. The food is well presented, but just good, not great for the price. Good wine and delicious chocolate martinis! We walked from our hotel and it is very convenient to get to by foot from most hotels in the area.
We were in Milwaukee for Mothers Day weekend and I wanted to take my wife to a special place and we have always had wonderful meals at Bartolotta Restaurants. The server we had was very friendly and knowledgeable. But we waited awhile before water etc came, and it took quite awhile for our meal to come. My wife ordered the lamb which she said was wonderful. I ordered the filet and it came to the table warm, not what I would expect and told the server who said "I will tell them". I was not looking for a free meal, but no one came and check with us or give an explanation. You were not that busy so it was surprising that we had the slow service. Again the server was very good so do not know if it was the kitchen or what. I also fee the wine prices for the glass was high. We have a daughter in New York who we visit and we go to great steak places so we are used to paying high prices. My wife does disagree with me on the service but admits it was slow. I just feel that we did not get a good value for the price we paid.
Made a reservation. Arrived a few minutes early (even though parking was difficult to find) and the hostess apologized that our table was not ready yet. We went to sit at the bar and ordered a drink and even before our drink arrived the hostess was able to seat us so we lost almost no time from when the reservation was made. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable of the menu, wines, and inquired as to preferences. The staff stopped by multiple times, refilled water glasses without asking, and made sure we wanted for nothing. We did the Chef's tasting with wine pairings and it was an excellent experience! The wines were well paired with the food and it allowed us to try a variety of items/flavors to get a feel for the menu. While the servings were not large, we were very satisfied by the last course. I would especially recommend the bolognese and Chianti as they were exceptional! The dining area was not overly crowded and the atmosphere was very elegant and we could have a decent conversation without shouting or feeling like everyone could hear. I would not recommend if you are trying to save money or looking for a cheap meal (don't expect a 2 for $20 situation). However, you can expect good, quality food worth the prices. I would also not recommend if you are not used to wearing a suit or dressing up for your meals. The atmosphere seems to run to suit coats/sports coats for men and dresses or a nice pant/top outfit for women. I will be dining with Bacchus again as it was worth every penny we spent!
Bacchus is always a treat. We were celebrating my wife's and my daughter's birthday so we decided to splurge at Bacchus. It was pricey for a family of five, but it was an experience that my girls will never forget. The service was perfect. Not too much, not too little. Cheese course was amazing. Thank you for a great night and memory.
My wife and I attend Bacchus on special occasions............ Wedding Anniversaries, celebrations, etc
The wait staff is always gracious, understanding and polite.
Price is high, food good, portions reasonable, ALL staff connected with the restaurant are very accommodating :-)
We had an amazing meal at Bacchus this week. The striped bass with coconut curry sauce was fantastic with its crispy skin and spring rolls. Our usual favorites of the tuna tartare appetizer and spinach salad we up to their normal high standards.
Bacchus did not disappoint and we will go back again.
This was our first time here and decided on the Tasting Menu. The food was good as was the service but nothing special. They knew it was our 25th anniversary and I was a bit surprised they did nothing for it. Bigger concern was the food was just alright, nothing special, makes me wonder if the regular menu is any better. Given that, the price point seems a bit high.
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