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209 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9608
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Ranked #24 of 57 Restaurants in Crested Butte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $25
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Street
Description: The all-new Bacchanale is a modest Italian restaurant from the team that launched django’s restaurant at the base of Mt. Crested Butte in 2008. Our fresh and light menu will re-introduce you to simple flavors, colorful salads, artisan flatbreads and handmade specialties. Our comfortable atmosphere will entice you to come every day. Join us nightly for dinner from 5-10pm, and pick your favorite spot: at the bar, the community tables, along the banquette benches, in our private dining rooms, or on the balcony overlooking it all. During the summer, bistro seating on Elk Avenue let's you watch the action, enjoy the sunshine and surf the web, all while enjoying a Campari & soda. At 7am every morning, we're up again to serve you organic coffee, fresh house-made pastries, and specialty breakfast items.
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English first
Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hubby has visited Crested Butte all his life and I for the past 10 years. Bacchanale has always been our go-to restaurant... we even had our wedding dinner/reception here back in '09. With layoffs and busy schedules, we hadn't been able to visit for the past 2 years. Imagine our surprise this past weekend... we were SO excited to visit... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Besides the really good food, I just had to rave about the margs here. These are more like authentic 'coin style' margs, and they make them strong. It's crazy to me that the Secret Stash got voted best marg in CB because they are horrible. well maybe if you like a really sugary drink with hardly any tequila then go... More

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Crested Butte, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at Bacchanale with friends last week. Although we didn't have reservations, we were able to be seated immediately at 7:00pm on a weekend. Our server was friendly and courteous, but not very informative as we've come to expect in Crested Butte. I had the Lamb Papparelle which was tasty, though not memorable. My wife... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went for dinner during the CB high season. Was crowded but we got a table without reservations. The food was excellent but a little pricey...as everything else in CB. The thing that stood out the most was the meatballs...top notch! Everyone was very happy with their meal. The owner was very friendly and stopped by the table several times to... More

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Arlington, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Ownership has changed since our last visit and so has the menu. I called to make reservations and got an answering machine. The recording said they were closed on Mondays, but reservations could be made online. Using Open Table I was able to make a reservation for a Monday evening. After stopping by to confirm the reservation I was told... More

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Boise, Idaho
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Although we have been to CB nearly 10 times for both summer and winter fun and tried many restaurants, this was our first time to Bacchanale. We won't wait so long for a return visit! The artichoke app was wonderful and all 5 of us enjoyed our entrees. Daughter's boyfriend (a former chef) had soft shelled crab and said it... More

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Santa Fe
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164 reviews 164 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Excellent food, good wine list, and lot's of variety. Dippy service - they really need training and more oxygen! Everything was good - scallops and Brussel sprouts were terrific and the duck breast was no good.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good food, slightly limited menu (and different from what was on-line to some percentage). We sat outside on the street which was nice and service was good (though also early and not very full). Thought the food was pretty good but would not say the best place in Crested Butte.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The service was very good and nice. We had eggplant that was chuey, tomato's with mozzarella which was soggy and then waited for an hour for our food that we boxed up and took with us. It was just OK but not worth the wait. The music was so loud, we asked them to turn it down or at least... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dined here last year and loved it. However this year our favorite item, the bruschetta, was taken off the menu. Great waiters though.

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