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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

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Sat, 2/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Wine Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Lobster Bisque
lobster medallion / brandy cream
Caesar Salad
fresh kale / warm potato croutons
Grilled Fig Salad
prosciutto / gorgonzola fritters / fire roasted red onion / balsamic reduction
Steak and Eggs
carpaccio / egg crostini / shaved parmesan reggiano / truffle oil
Calamari & Rock Shrimp
sweet and spicy glaze
Oysters on the Half Shell
by the half dozen or dozen (+$10 for dozen)
Roasted Beets
mandarin orange segments / crispy goat cheese / pickled onion
Tuna Tartar
cucumber / jalapeno / asian guacamole / wonton chips
Portobello Mushroom Salad
wilted spinach / poached egg / bacon vinaigrette dressing
Gnocchi Mac and Cheese
mushroom / prosciutto / first light creamery goat cheese / truffle oil
Rib Eye
gorgonzola crust / fingerling potato and bacon salad / merlot demi glaze
Filet Mignon
house made orchiette / mushroom bolognese / porcini foie gras sauce
Ahi Tuna
coriander crust / crispy rice cake / citrus chili glaze / avocado salad
Dijon Crusted Rack of Lamb
half rack / fried pommes anna / grilled asparagus / rosemary and blackberry demi glaze
Mushroom Ravioli
first light creamery goat cheese / wild mushrooms / sun dried cherries / shaved parmesan
Roasted Chicken
creamy polenta / three hour roasted tomatoes / pan drippings / buttermilk drizzle
pecan crust / sweet potato hash / chorizo vinaigrette / honey beurre blanc
Roasted Duck Breast
butternut squash and duck confit / risotto / toasted pepitas / merlot demi glaze
Shrimp Crusted Swordfish
shrimp crust / herb risotto / grilled asparagus / romesco salsa / beurre blanc
Warm Sticky Toffee Cake
house made caramel sauce
Crème Brûlée Cheesecake
fresh cream / raspberry sauce
Chocolate Mousse Cake
chocolate drizzle
Jameson Tiramisu
fresh whipped cream
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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Thank William N
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We visited this restaurant over the Christmas holidays for dinner. It had a nice selection of dishes for a variety of tastes. The ahi and the salmon dishes were nicely cooked. Be aware that the fish was cooked rarer than we had specified. The chicken...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank patsyannie
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Even on a day when things tend to get wild like New Year's Even, Bacchus managed to put out excellent food and the staff was competent, friendly and helpful. The prix fixe menu had plenty of choices and there was enough variety to please almost...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mario N
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant that is chef owned and operated. Consistently wonderful food with a lovely room ambience and well trained wait staff. Valet parking for total convenience. Reservations strongly encouraged. You won’t be disappointed!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 137beverlyh
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Fantastic seating throughout with full views of a lively downtown intersection, Excellant and friendly service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tony g
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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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