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Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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925 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3900 (Prospect Avenue)
+1 414-765-1166
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In late September we had a sixteen person catered dinner at Bacchus in their Library Room. The food, atmosphere, and service exceeded all expectations. The hors d’oeuvres; petit London broil with peppercorn sauce ( my personal favorite), crispy Gulf shrimp with mint and agro dolce sauce, and warm goat cheese tart with fig preserve and pine nuts; were such that... More 

Thank pears029
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went on a Saturday night to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Service was top-notch for the entire meal. This was our first visit to a Bartolotta Restaurant, and as others have said it's a bit pricey and more of a "special occasion" place, but very worth it. I liked that they had a large selection of half-bottle wines, so you didn't... More 

Thank Rachelrosy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter was much more concerned with taking photos of people at the table next to ours than tending to our lukewarm food and rose wine.

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

Thank you for your feedback. Please email us at info@bartolottas.com with your contact information so we can learn more about your experience. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enormous selection of wines. Great great food. Affordable for the quality. No special drinks offered on Friday even was advertised, however the one with bourbon worth every penny ($12) Note to owners: Fix the ceiling with some fancier tiles- looks cheap and old leaks make it unappealing.

Thank Matt111
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been to Milwaukee before. My kind hosts brought me to the best, clearly! Beautiful setting and reasonably good wait staff. We started off we a rare treat: Jean-Noel Haton Rose Champagne. Beautiful classic rose. The shared appetisers (including Hamachi crudo and Boston Bibb) were excellent and paired well with the Huton and the Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc, NZ.... More 

Thank DNARNA2014
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have gone here many times and have never been disappointed. We always get the 6 course price fixed menu. While every dish is a surprise, we love the opportunity to try so many things and the food is consistently excellent. This is our favorite restaurant in Milwaukee.

Thank RandyandSara
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is my favorite Bartolattas restaurant. Go here for that special dinner,the splurge and for top notch food and atmosphere. It was awesome. Noise level not an issue here at all. We had appetizers,wine,salad,main dish and dessert...all excellent. Go here!

Thank WIflycruiserdtrip
Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I can always rely upon Bacchus for a high-quality dining experience. While the menu is not the most creative, everything on it is prepared to perfection. I've never been disappointed. The waitstaff are attentive and I appreciate the small touches they provide like a hand-written birthday card on the table. The restaurant's ambiance is upscale yet inviting; ideal for business,... More 

Thank Stacy B
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

If you're looking for high-end, fine dining with an over-the-top wine list and absolutely mouthwatering, delicious meals, you want to go to Bacchus. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, and especially helpful with the wine selection. Not cheap, but you get more than you pay for.

Thank Tom K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Always a top notch experience. The food, service and drink menu are among the best in the US. The wine list is as good as anywhere in the world and I'm always treated very well.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $45
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3900
    (Prospect Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-765-1166
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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