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Bacchus

2 N Meadow St, Richmond, VA 23220-4524
804-355-9919
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Ranked #129 of 1,360 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Richmond, Va
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Typically I don't get into the debate about what was written in a daily newspaper review but this is the exception. We've been enjoying Bacchus for 9 years now and look forward to each frequent visit. It's this simple, the food is simply on point. I'll throw out some favorites... Best soft shell crab in Richmond. We've had them all... More

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Richmond, VA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had dinner there last night. All four of us felt the food was great as was the service. The waitress was very patient with us as we have some who obsess about what they want. Recent review in local paper was not as kind but the food has always been great with large enough portions that we all have enough... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were in town for business and wanted a chill early dinner. So glad we stumbled upon this restaurant. Simply fantastic. A neighborhood Italian place with tons of character. Fresh baked bread with olive oil and butter, nice bottle of wine (reasonably priced from a comprehensive list), a huge bowl of mussels and clams, and more pasta... More

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Last Saturday night five of us went out for dinner prior to a show and we all chose different items from their very elaborate menu. We had reservations and were immediately seated at our table and the server brought water and asked for our drink orders. There were several people waiting on our table and I found this to be... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We travel to Richmond 4 or 5 times a year to visit my daughter and her crew and she always plans our restaurant excursions, having lived in Richmond for a number of years. Richmond is blessed with a great restaurant scene and it's enjoyable to try out the newest "hot" dining spot. However, it's always a special treat when Bacchus... More

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Bacchus is located in Richmond's Fan District ...but not in the best part of the Fan. The ambience is typical Fan restaurant - long and narrow with a row of booths opposite an open kitchen. It's very pleasant and lively, but not too noisy. The food is always consistent and quite good. The white pizza appetizer is to die for... More

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Orlean, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A group of us (six) went to Bacchus to celebrate a birthday. Reservations were easy and despite a busy night at the restaurant, the reservation was held even after we arrived about five minutes late due to traffic. Up check #1. The server was friendly and quick to take our drinks order. She also was quick to let us know... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My second meal at this restaurant was on a very rainy evening, but the people who came here to eat and drink didn't seem to mind because the restaurant tables were full, and by the time we left, so was the bar. The person that wrote the review titled "What a Fan restaurant should be." did a great job of... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Bacchus has been a favorite of ours for over a decade, which is saying a lot in the restaurant business. The ambiance is what a Fan restaurant should be -- small, intimate, dimly lit, unfussy but elegant. The menu is mostly Italian but not red sauce Italian. For example a specialty is San Miniato sausage served with white beans. There's... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Soft shell crabs are a seasonal delicacy in the South, and Bacchus has the best in town. Other dishes are good but the ss crabs are GREAT! Call ahead to see if they are on the menu and then run, don't walk to Bacchus before they sell out.

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