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Bacchus

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7945 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
+1 301-657-1722
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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chetek
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have friends form Maryland that eat out a lot. They insisted that we had to go to Bacchus. The suggested that we all order appetizers to share. We received so much food, we didn't know what to do with it all. All of the plates were very delicious. We had everything from hummus, salads, chicken wings, and a variety... More 

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Thank prairiedave
maryland
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Back in the day Bacchus was a trend-setter with interesting food. Now there are many newer, more interesting middle eastern cuisine restaurants that are much better.

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Thank momsan
Olney, Maryland
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185 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Nice kebabs and garlic sauce. Rice was alright. A little sticky. Doma was fine but I am not as fond as the meat filled ones. Baba ganoush was excellent.

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Olney, Maryland
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218 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is by far one of our favorite restaurants for myself and my wife. We go here a few times a year and every time it is simply amazing. We get a mixture of small plates both cold and warm to get a wide array of dishes. One of the favorites is the eggplant dish that has pomegranates in them.... More 

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The luncheon menu is interesting, generous, and, with two courses at $12, inexpensive. Appetizers include baba ghanouj and felafel, as well as various salads, and the main dishes of chicken, lamb and vegetarian are generous and well prepared. The environment is upscale and appropriate to the cuisine, and the service is excellent.

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Thank Stephen R
North Bethesda, Maryland
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

I brought 2 new people to the restaurant and they loved it immensely! I have brought at least 300 people to this restaurant over the years as my guest and have never heard a complaint. It's always raves and happiness. Each and every appetizer is fantastic and having a Middle Easter background I was raised on the best of such... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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303 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Maybe 10 years has past since we went to Bacchus and that was a big mistake. Had plans to go to Momo's and lucked into a parking spot across from Bacchus. My wife and son agreed that was a sign to change dining plans. We got mostly small plate- Hommos Baladi, Baye Bel Zeit (okra), calamari, an eggplant dish whose... More 

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silver spring, md
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542 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Depending upon the weather, this is a nice place to eat outdoors; it has an attractive fenced-off courtyard with a pleasant fountain. The interior of the restaurant is very dark and not at all to my taste. We ate a number of appetizers and kabobs and collectively agreed that the food is good, but not great. The service was relatively... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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1,182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

We joined friends for another visit to this place. The food was good, but not quite as good as the previous time we had been there several years ago. Our Lebanese salad was delicious. Several other dishes including the Shawarma were good. However, the service was extremely slow especially considering the number of servers in the area where we ate--the... More 

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Thank librarian73
Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I love Mediterranean food and this restaurant does a terrific job preparing it. I especially like their small dishes, and as a pescatarian, I especially look forward to their Fatoosh, Tabouleh, marinated fish, flat bread and more. The interior is nice too and the value is outstanding. The only problem is that the service is often very slow. They obviously... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7945 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-657-1722

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