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“Solid, Good and no surprises” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge
845 Hornby St. (Wedgewood Hotel), Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1V1 , Canada (Downtown)
604-608-5319
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Ranked #34 of 2,799 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $23 - $93
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Robson
Transit: Burrard Skytrain Station. B-Line 98 on Robson & Burrard.
Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Solid, Good and no surprises”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

A typical North American steak restaurant experience, meaning the stereo type of large robust furniture, dim lighting and a bar with live-piano-playing having a prominent place overall. It fully lived up to that, with the piano-playing sound level good for the bar-guests, but somewhat loud for a dining experience where you also want to converse a bit. The food was great (we had steak, fish and a range of salads) and the service was fine and quick but edging on "you better tip well" attitude among some of the staff. Great wine list, but they just did not have what they listed which was a bit of a letdown, especially when they apologized for the wine list being "outdated" - so why not update it! What they then had, was good and okay priced

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Too presumptuous , no substance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

I found it loud , expensive and presumptuous with nothing original to command the amount asked for in the end

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kelowna, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“outstanding Dinner experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

we had from the start to the end a great dinner experience, very welcoming staff/servers and a very talented crew in the kitchen. love the wine-list lots of BC wines, and the local dishes. when in the mood for french/traditional food this is a great place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Semi-Private Room Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We arrived and were seated in the small private dining area off the side of the restaurant. We have eaten here many times but had never experienced this room which is quite intimate and romantic.

We have had many meals here and this was no different, excellent food and service. Started with the smoked salmon appetizer which was absolutely fresh and only lightly smoked so as not to overpower the salmon. A positive is the large quantity of smoked salmon, the downside being that the three blinis were insufficient for that much salmon (not the worst problem in the world)

Entrée was the Pan Seared Alaskan Weathervane Scallops on Risotto and it is hard to imagine that the scallops could have been prepared any better or that the risotto could have been any more flavourful.

One recommendation for this restaurant, dress for a very warm room, because this restaurant is always far too hot. We have experienced this in the main restaurant and certainly experienced it again in the private room. Not sure if this is an air conditioning issue or a choice by management, but definitely something to be aware of. It's the only drawback to this otherwise excellent restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

This should be the number 1 restaurant in vancouver.staff were so so so friendly on arrival, never an empty glass :)
The food was elegant, tastefull and appetite satisfied.relaxing atmospheare with a log fire and piano man. Cant say anything more other than, majestic. Oh,we met Goldie Hawn too :)

Danny

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