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Bacchanale

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Italian, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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209 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9608 (2nd Street)
970-349-5257
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The all-new Bacchanale is a modest Italian restaurant from the team that...
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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Casual Dining

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid Italian Food

This was our second experience here. The menu was more limited than last year with a prix fixe menu. However, the food is very good and pretty authentic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Chicago
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was our second experience here. The menu was more limited than last year with a prix fixe menu. However, the food is very good and pretty authentic.

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Golden, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Excellent food. They offer a fixed-price menu for $25, which includes an entrée, appetizer or salad, and dessert. The portions are large - plenty of leftovers for another meal! The menu is small but diverse. I had the bucatini pasta with a walnut/basil pesto, roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. My partner had a New York Strip - we were both... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Most of the time when I see a prix fixe menu I figure the options are going to be limited and probably not what I want. That was not the case here - there were at least 3 options for each course I had difficulty deciding from. My boyfriend chose the brussels sprout and kale salad for his starter and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had a very good dinner. The server combined the laid back CB vibe with good advice and food knowledge. Not cheap but a fair value.

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Washington DC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is another place we haven't tried for some reason and glad we finally did. The food was amazing. They had a special $25 pre fixe menu for January that was a great deal. Their wine selection was excellent as well. They had two of my favorite desserts of the trip - one my wife got and the other I... More 

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Colorado, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Food was good and we'll be back. Service was good and the ambiance was great. It was nice to try some new flavors!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Atmosphere feels like you are in New York City and food was presntation was very hip and trendy. Great selection of wines but they were out of the first 2 bottles we ordered. Price point was very reasonable.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. High tin ceilings, varied seating arrangements, artful menu selections and friendly service.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

It seems like they don't clean their grease trap. Everything tastes like grease, even my salad. Service was awful. I felt like I was out of line giving my waitress my order. My family all got sick after eating there. Can someone send the health dept. They need a lesson in cleaning and contamination. Never again unless I want another... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Bacchanale is owned by the same couple as D'Jango up on the mountain. Bacchanale is in downtown CB on Elk, near 2nd St. The prices are much lower than D'Jango, but the concept is the same. Small plates, great for sharing, and a nice selection of wines, available in small carafes, so you can trydifferent ones with different plates. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9608
    (2nd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: 970-349-5257

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?