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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

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Thu, 3/21
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Lemongrass Chicken Consomme
sesame noodles / sprouts
Caesar Salad
hearts of romaine / warm potato / croutons
BLT Salad
iceberg wedge / apple wood smoked bacon / marinated tomatoes / house made bleu cheese dressing
Roasted Beet Salad
crispy goat cheese / pickled onion / orange segments / citrus vinaigrette
Calamari & Rock Shrimp
sweet and spicy glaze / vegetable confetti
Steak and Eggs
carpaccio / egg crostini / shaved reggiano cheese / truffle oil
Gnocchi "Mac and Cheese"
mushroom / prosciutto / first light / creamery goat cheese / truffle oil
Tuna Tartar
cucumber / jalapeno / wasabi tobiko / asian guacamole / wonton chips
Artisanal Cheese Plate
four of chef's favorite selections / pear riesling marmalade / house made crackers
Steamed P.E.I. Mussels
white wine / garlic / lemon / butter / herbs
Roasted Chicken
creamy ricotta polenta / three hour roasted tomatoes / pan drippings / buttermilk drizzle
pecan crust / sweet potato hash / chorizo vinaigrette / honey beurre blanc
Shrimp Crusted Swordfish
herb risotto / grilled asparagus / romesco salsa / beurre blanc
Ahi Tuna
coriander crust / crispy rice cake / avocado miso salad / citris chili glaze
Rib Eye
gorgonzola crust / fingerling potato and bacon salad / merlot sauce
Roasted Duck Breast
butternut squash and duck confit / risotto / toasted pepitas / pomegranate demi glaze
tomato and fennel broth / chorizo sausage / mussels / scallops / shrimp / gnocchi
Mushroom Ravioli
first light creamery goat cheese / wild mushrooms / sun dried cherries / shaved parmesan / beurre rouge
Filet Mignon
house made orecchiette / mushroom bolognese / foie gras sauce / veal demi glaze
Bacchus wine bar and restaurant is located in the historic Calumet building in the heart of Buffalo's entertainment district. A seasonal menu highlights the best available ingredients from local and regional farms. Together with our Wine Spectator award winning wine list, this elegant yet casual restaurant has continually been ranked as one of Buffalo's best
$8 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
American, Wine Bar, International
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lately we have been enjoying drinks and appetizers at the bar. Very comfortable stools, great ambiance, good food and excellent wine choices. We really enjoy the soups, cheese plate and the tuna and crispy wonton appetizer is great too. The free valet service really helps...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Seymour-Barks-A-Lot
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food, service and atmosphere are all exemplary. Personal attention was surprising and much appreciated. Will go back frequently.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DavidGunz
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is quite good and the service prompt. The few better places in Buffalo are either inconveniently located or much more expensive. A special convenience is that Bacchus has valet parking.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Max A W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This has consistently been my favorite restaurant for the past several years. The food is always outstanding with delicious and creative specials. The atmosphere is swanky and the service is very good and attentive. The always have excellent meatless choices on Fridays during Lent. Their...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DoctorDesigner
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Bacchus is a delightful Buffalo spot. A modern atmosphere with a mix of old building, new modern style. The service is very good and they have a good variety of seafood, and assorted dishes. Did I say good wine too? It's in the name.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ed G
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Food is good, service is good. Unfortunately the place was a bit sepulchral (echoing and almost empty) when we at there. It's probably livelier around the time of major downtown activity. Anyhow, we enjoyed the dinner. The free valet parking a block awayis a bonus.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Max A W
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This was our first experience, hate to say! We had prime time reservations on a show night. The host was excellent, very accommodating and polite. The bartender was very slow and easily distracted by other customers. We waited over 5 minutes for a cocktail. Sat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lovetheeats
Reviewed February 6, 2019

We ventured out just after that the driving ban (due to the blizzard) had just been lifted. It was worth braving the elements for a wonderful birthday meal.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tomspul
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went here for dinner before the show at Shea’s. Saw the reviews originally and they looked good. Did not disappoint. Waiter was very friendly attentive. We had a couple of drinks , couple of appetizers before the main course. Also some...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank JoeQ12866
Reviewed February 3, 2019

After a matinee at Irish Classical Theatre we had dinner at Bacchus. To start, I had a Thai-ish spicy consommé with shrimp, rice.and lemon grass. It was very good. For our main courses my girlfriend asked if she could substitute another starch for polenta, which...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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March 19, 2018|
Response from zulu66 | Reviewed this property |
Have seen everything from jeans to suits depending on time and day.
July 12, 2016|
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Response from BMietus2016 | Property representative |
Our films start at dusk, so this time of year, about 9 PM. As the season progresses, we are able to start them earlier, and by the end of the summer, start time is about 8 PM.
June 1, 2016|
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Response from LouisCr642 | Reviewed this property |
It is a 5 -10 minute walk tops. They also do have valet parking, and yes, you should use it if driving.
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