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.
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: 4147651166x
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
Over many years, we have enjoyed the amb ...
Over many years, we have enjoyed the ambience, great service and outstanding food that Bacchus is known for; our most recent visit was very disappointing. A Friday evening, the dining room partially filled, two separate functions in their private rooms.
Cocktails served, orders taken, and then wait, wait, wait. We observed the maître d' roaming and talking with other diners, however our table appeared invisible. In addition, our server never saw fit to inform us as to how the kitchen was progressing with our meal, nor apologize for the extremely long delay in service. The food, when served, was delicious!
As we dined, Amy failed to check in....How is your food? Nevertheless, our water glasses were frequently filled! A total lack of attention by our servers, Emily was to attend to us too, and the maître d', resulted in a bad taste and a second-rate experience. After more than two a half hours - dessert, coffee, an after dinner cocktail, was no longer appealing. Just our check, please!
We were very disappointed in Bacchus. We ...
We were very disappointed in Bacchus. We had a reservation for our anniversary so it was a special occasion. While initially the service started positively, a table of 6 came in and one of our waiters suddenly became assigned to them. My husband's bibb lettuce appetizer was the core of the lettuce head, not the tender bibb leaves as they should have been. My entree was cold. It took a very long time for our plates to be taken (I had enough time to go to the restroom, return and they still were not taken). The desserts were very overpriced at $12.95 each with the serving size very small. Again, it took a very long time for dessert order to be taken and brought, dishes cleared and check to be given. Decor was nice but overall, we were very disappointed. We had better meals at our hotel bar in the Iron Horse.
The place was amazing. We came for my gi ...
The place was amazing. We came for my girlfriends birthday and did not know what to expect. The staff was very friendly and the ambiance was great. The wine list was enormous and the food menu was great. We ordered the chef's choice, highly recommend this option as there are too many tasty sounding things on the menu. We got the tomato bisque, foie gras, Caprese salad, seabass with veggies, wagyu, and some sort of a donut dessert. Everything was phenomenal. Will definitely be coming back.
My wife and I decided to celebrate our t ...
My wife and I decided to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary with dinner at Bacchus, the restaurant of choice for our first dinner as husband and wife in 2006. Bacchus is a very special restaurant, expensive, but well worth it.
Bacchus is an outstanding selection for ...
Bacchus is an outstanding selection for a date night or special occasion. Service is attentive without being overbearing, and the servers on each visit have been very welcoming and personable. We started sharing a small plate (rabbit ragout) and a salad (caprese with heirloom tomatoes), which were flavorful but at no risk of filling us prior to the mains. We selected filet mignon and bone-in veal chops as the mains, and finished up with a nice portion (not outrageous) of dessert - the sorbets were particularly delicious in each of the dishes.
Wine selection was good by the glass, and not outrageously priced . The bottle wine list is impressive, as are a number of the prices, but not out of line with the bottles offered. If you want to impress, this is a good place to do so.
We went there for our Anniversary. I ha ...
We went there for our Anniversary. I have been there before and thought ok. This time wow. The food was so good, the service grand and the whole experience has now put Bacchus on my list to go to again. The appetizer - Veal Ravioli was so good, I would get that as an entree. The desserts was so yummy also. The entrees were great. Overall I would rate this restaurant 5 stars.
Bacchus is our destination for special o ...
Bacchus is our destination for special occasions and once again did not disappoint. I ordered the veal and my spouse had the halibut -- both were fantastic. Wine list is extensive with many moderate priced selections. There were some service lapses, but I think this was a staffing issue as they were very busy on a Friday night -- servers are very knowledgable about the menu and wine list. We will be back.
Bacchus service is always outstanding... ...
Bacchus service is always outstanding...and the food was perfectly prepared and presented. Incredible wine list and full cocktail options made the before dinner conversations pleasurable...and the desserts are awesome.
Dinner for 4 was a wonderful evening tha ...
Dinner for 4 was a wonderful evening thanks to the great service, ambiance and food at Bacchus. We enjoyed specialty cocktails, fine wine, starters, salads, entrees and desert.
Everything presented in a sophisticated, but not too pretentious, manner. Flavors always balanced beautiful.
We noticed a proclivity to rely on pork and fennel, but always done in harmony with the other flavors in the dish.
Beautiful building, beautiful view...
The quintessential American restaurant t ...
The quintessential American restaurant that does things the right way. Menu has a lot of middle-of-the-road choices, and a good number of options for those who want a new taste experience. Both paths lead to rewarding meals. Service was well-paced, especially when I ordered the six-course tasting menu (highly recommended!), while my wife had three. A perfect place for business dinners, special occasions, or just a very good meal.
Due to a diet, I haven't dined out big t ...
Due to a diet, I haven't dined out big time in a long while. A mini vacation to Milwaukee and some dining research brought me to Bacchus. It is a beautiful spot in Milwaukee near the lake.
The winelist has some gems on it. Their big reds may be a little young, yet. They have a wide variety of varietals, however. I never thought of seeing DRC on a restaurant winelist in Wisconsin.
I'm a former vinophile and my date is not a heavy drinker, but they have NV Krug by the glass and it was reasonably priced. They graciously poured a serving in two glasses for us.
My date is a very picky eater, but saw foie gras on the menu and wanted to try it. I obliged even though fois gras is too rich for my palate. It was served breakfast style with Brioche French toast, bacon, maple syrup and a quail egg. Everything was properly cooked and well executed, but it just needed some acidity to balance the richness of the dish. The Krug paired pretty well with the dish, though.
I ordered a beet and melon salad. The beets were very fresh and the dish was plated artfully. I nearly drank the melon juice that was left.
For the mains my date ordered the chicken and I had the Waygu. The sweet potato hash on my plate was very tasty. The meat was cooked perfectly and seasoned very as well. Very nice and balanced dish.
My date's chicken was incredible. Bacchus' Madeira sauce was extremely rich and complex. I was floored by it. The chicken was cooked perfectly as well, major kudos.
The service was attentive throughout the meal was when it was time to pay, it took a little long. I headed for the restroom and our server was talking to the bartender.
Most of the meal was ok with the excepti ...
Most of the meal was ok with the exception of hair in the dessert. Also, the manager came to see how we were doing and knocked my husband's red wine glass all over him. The replaced the wine, but we would've preferred to have it comp'ed. Overall...not a great experience.
Bacchus is one of our favorites, and as ...
Bacchus is one of our favorites, and as requested for this special birthday, the table was set and the bubbly already chilling when we arrived. The food quality was a bit off from past visits, especially the sides. I ordered the chicken and it came with small heavy chewy dumplings and unrecognizable over cooked sautéed greens. Appetizers were good, and the others were satisfied with their entrees.
The food was good, but was less than my ...
The food was good, but was less than my expectations of Bartolotta's restaurants, particularly given the pricing. Top shelf prices demand top shelf food. Bacchus missed the mark. Service was outstanding - two servers keeping track of things but not hovering. The restaurant was a wonderful place for our anniversary dinner - quiet and intimate. Next time I'll select another Bartolotta's location.
I chose Bacchus to celebrate my 10th wed ...
I chose Bacchus to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary with my wife. I was very pleased. The servers were very attentive to our needs and very polite. This was a nice contrast for my wife who often is providing for the needs of our 3 children and taking care of household. It was really nice to have it reversed for one evening.
The food was superb! I got the scallops, which were cooked to perfection and my wife and shared the Porter house steak. It was beautifully seared and crusted with salt. The cook on the inside was a perfect medium rare and so very tender.
Overall: We really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for providing my wife with a wonderful dining experience. Bacchus will definitely be on list when thinking of celebrating a special occasion.
We did the chef's tasting menu along wit ...
We did the chef's tasting menu along with the wine pairings. Each of the courses was superb. The chef likes to surprise the guests so we didn't know what was coming. Our server asked us about any dislikes or allergies that the chef needed to aware of. We were happy with all of the courses.
Diver sea scallops
wrapped white & green asparagus
chocolate and mocha beignets
The wine pairings were excellent also - sorry I don't remember all the wines.
A pricey dinner but the food and wine exceeded expectations. All of our servers - Amy, Josh and Bill took great care of us, too.
Tried to make pop music and songs like T ...
Tried to make pop music and songs like Thriller to seem jazzy- weird. Server was very hesitant and gave long winded responses and descriptions that would have been nice but only if we asked for it. Restaurant was vacant and felt really stuffy. Got charged for 2 salads ($15 each) when I asked for a meal portion but the only difference was that it had 1 more egg. Food took quite some time and when it came out they didn't even have my salad right so had to redo it while everyone else ate. Their plates looked good at least but I definitely did not have a good experience
Delicious appetizers were brought out fo ...
Delicious appetizers were brought out for us while we reminisced with our parents on their 58th Wedding Anniversary. Our dinners were perfection as was the service of the wait staff. The little added touch of the note card on the table wishing our parents a Happy Anniversary and the gelato that was brought out was much appreciated.
Service was incredibly slow (we waited 3 ...
Service was incredibly slow (we waited 30 minutes to order). The food was mediocre - I would've expected an exceptional meal for the price. The cocktails we're not well balanced, and while they have an extensive wine list, the reds offered by the glass were too young.
Extremely pricey. Not very busy. Excel ...
Extremely pricey. Not very busy. Excellent wine menu. I ordered scallops appetizer. Good not great. Small portions. The asparagus side had 6 skinny pieces of asparagus that were rather bitter. My Main was Halibut which was prepared perfectly. Service was spot on when you needed them they were there. My dining companions had ravioli and steak. I was unimpressed with the stake. Too fatty and grizzley for my taste.
My husband and I had a wonderful dining ...
My husband and I had a wonderful dining experience at Bacchus. This was our 3 or 4th time eating there and we have never been disappointed. It is pricey but a good choice for those special occasions. And it has a great wine list.
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