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Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

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Downtown
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 - 10:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Lockmk
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Leesburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Leesburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Racine, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Milwaukee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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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 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, 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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