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Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

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Downtown
American, Contemporary
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925 E. Wells St, 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, Reservations
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.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Really Excellent Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
andrew l
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Milwaukee, WI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

4 drinks - $60 at bar before dinner. Food and service were excellent. Nice for special occasions. Not something you can do every week. Will definitely go back!

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A1 service and food. This is a very elegant and classy restaurant. Would recommend this as a place to celebrate a special occasion or for a great dining experience. Not recommended for real young children.

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Lima, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very romantic setting- top notch food & service. Would highly recommend an evening at Bacchus. If you are a wine lover, be sure to check out the wine list. And, although it sounds simple, order the selection of cheeses after dinner to accompany your wine. Great experience

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were so excited to try Bacchus again after hearing so many great reviews about the restaurant. Sorely disappointed is all I can say. We were greeted warmly at the door and promptly sat at our table. Then we waited. And waited. Finally drinks and menus. The menu is unimpressive to say the least, nothing really great. We waited and... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We’d love to follow up with you about your experience. Email us directly at media@bartolottas.com. More 

Greendale, Wisconsin
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Dined with my partner for the New Year's 5 course meal. The food and drinks were absolutely amazing! The most tender filet I've ever had, the potato and leek soup was to die for and we tried white truffles which were heavenly! Lots of selections in each special category to please anyone's taste buds. The waitstaff was very attentive. This... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent ambience. Coat check and parking valet are available. The location is in downtown Milwaukee with an outstanding view of the lake. I recommend it heartily for that special occasion, anniversary, or other occasion. The atmosphere is subdued but not boring. The filet I had melted in my mouth and could easily be cut with a... More 

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usa
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good food, something for everyone from vegetarian to steaks or seafood. Great deserts. Lots of room for business conversation over dinner. Another fine Bartolotas restaurant

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Been to other Bartolotta restaurants. This one is my least favorite. The ambiance is beautiful and the wine list impressive, but this experience didn't live up to the reputation that preceded it. The waiter was not very helpful and gave off a snobby air. We ordered a bottle of wine and an appetizer to share which was the highlight of... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We’d love to follow up with you about your experience. Email us directly at media@bartolottas.com More 

New Berlin, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed a wine dinner for 4 couples and enjoyed great wines from Twomey and Silver Oak - the pairings of the wine and the Silver Oak Chef really delivered

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 925 E. Wells St, 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 60 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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.
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?