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Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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925 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Prospect Avenue)
+1 414-765-1166
5:00 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A dress nicely, fancy place to eat. They have the greatest staff that will make your meal the best you've ever had. And a huge wine list that is bigger than their menu.

Thank S K
Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was so-so, very expensive, and Gluten-free wanting, parking an issue, since milwaukee police are very racist in their demeanor, especially towards non-wisconsin visitors

Thank bikeride2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Absolutely remarkable culinary creations in a beautiful, romantic setting with a view of Lake Michigan. I had a mouth-watering butternut squash risotto to start and a decadent mushroom agnolotti with fresh shaved truffles that the restaurant recently received a shipment of from Italy as my entree (the pasta was a special that day, and is not on the menu). For... More 

Thank ksharms
Forest Lake, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 October 17, 2016

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 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 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 October 5, 2016 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 October 2, 2016

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

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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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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 Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    (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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