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Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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925 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Prospect Avenue)
+1 414-765-1166
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bacchus offers contemporary American cuisine in a sleek, stylish space in...
Bacchus offers contemporary American cuisine in a sleek, stylish space in the Cudahy Tower in downtown Milwaukee. Opened in 2004, Bacchus offers Milwaukee's most extensive wine list and a menu that changes by the season and emphasizes the use of local ingredients. Bacchus is consistently praised for orchestrating Milwaukee fine dining like no other top restaurant. Executive Chef Nick Wirth re-joined The Bartolotta Restaurants in 2007 after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America. General Manager Katie Espinosa is a Certified Sommelier and a Certified Wine Specialist whose wealth of wine knowledge is an incredible asset to the staff and guests at Bacchus.
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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
Great Service, Wine and Food - The Complete Package

Last night my wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Bacchus. A few minutes early for our reservation, we were offered to either have a drink at the bar or be seated. We were seated and almost immediately greeted by Pam and her assistant, Maggie. Friendly and knowledgeable with both food and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Jeffrey S
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Peoria, Illinois
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Last night my wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Bacchus. A few minutes early for our reservation, we were offered to either have a drink at the bar or be seated. We were seated and almost immediately greeted by Pam and her assistant, Maggie. Friendly and knowledgeable with both food and wine, Pam was impressive. While perusing... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I went while I was in town visiting for a wedding. It also happened to be my birthday weekend. The restaurant was so thoughtful in helping me celebrate with a glass of champagne and a card. The meal was amazing. We ordered the cheese platter to start, that was fantastic!!

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very upscale. Lovely ambiance. Food is fantastic, especially the Fois Gras. Highly recommend this wonderful place.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My husband and I went here recently and we were blown away by the service and the food. Everything was exceptional. We were warmly greeted by the hostess and seated immediately. We both tried a few of their crafted cocktails and wow were they delicious. We both had the short ribs for dinner and they were outstanding. One of the... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was visiting Milwaukee on a business trip, with two colleagues. I usually pick the restaurants but was last to arrive and one of our party had already made reservations at Bacchus. It was a Monday evening and the restaurant was less than half full, however we were made to feel very welcome and our server was both attentive and... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The atmosphere is perfect for a date or dinner with friends. It's upscale, open with high ceilings, comfortable seating, with sophisticated clean décor. I have friends that eat here weekly, and friends that have had their wedding dinner here, both giving it high accolades. We started with ramp gnocchi, which were extremely petite gnocchi, but cooked all dente. The sauce... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

From the bright seating in the "greenhouse" to the attention to every detail, the staff of Bacchus provided a perfect setting for Mother's Day brunch. Cocktails were perfectly prepared and mimosas were tasty with fresh squeezed OJ. Appetizer highlight was a smoked salmon with fresh spring greens. Entrees included a crab cakes eggs benedict (poaching perfection!) and a filet au... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Now I know there are parents that do not take there children to fine dining restaurants, but we love to celebrate big! We took our girls to Bacchus for one of their birthdays and we are all hooked! Granted, this is a once every three months type of outing, but the cheese sampling as an appetizer thrilled everyone at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited Bacchus using gift cards we earned since we purchased many gift certificates for the hOlidays. Service and food is always amazing. The bar staff makes great, uniques cocktails and very friendly. Amy, our waitress was very attentive and professional. Appetizers, salads, entree and dessert were all presented beautifully and were delicious. I love this place! Just know... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had a terrific dinner in the Library. Our waiter was extraordinarily knowedgeable (and articulate) about both the food and wine. And both food and wine were really excellent. We ate there during truffle season and had them showered on several dishes for not-exorbitant prices. Everyone in our party enjoyed the meal and the ambience. Coming from New York, I... More 

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Additional Information about Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

Address: 925 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: +1 414-765-1166
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 to 45
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 925 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    (Prospect Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-765-1166

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 45
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Bacchus offers contemporary American cuisine in a sleek, stylish space in the Cudahy Tower in downtown Milwaukee. Opened in 2004, Bacchus offers Milwaukee's most extensive wine list and a menu that changes by the season and emphasizes the use of local ingredients. Bacchus is consistently praised for orchestrating Milwaukee fine dining like no other top restaurant. Executive Chef Nick Wirth re-joined The Bartolotta Restaurants in 2007 after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America. General Manager Katie Espinosa is a Certified Sommelier and a Certified Wine Specialist whose wealth of wine knowledge is an incredible asset to the staff and guests at Bacchus.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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