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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

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American, Wine Bar, International
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54 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202 (Franklin)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Upstate NY
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great atmosphere...a large room. Wait staff was attentive without hovering. Great wine list Excellent suggestions from server. If possible go on "movie night" during the good weather. Valet parking available(call to make sure). The lot across the street is highway robbery...$10.00!!

Thank UpstateNYSunbeam
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I should have titled this "small plates, not so small-scale, but very delicious." The small plates were a little bigger than expected, but I'm not complaining. In stead of ordering 4 we should have stuck with three. Very comfortable atmosphere, with friendly, attentive wait staff. If you want to share plates and get close to your date, this is the... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I were in Buffalo for the NHL draft and went to Bacchus based on Trip Advisor recommendations. Top to bottom great experience. Outstanding wine list and very reasonably priced. Eclectic menu with perfect portion sizes and really impressive favors. Wife had the beet salad and asparagus ravioli and both were, according to her, "heavenly!" The ravioli were heavy... More 

Thank Jason F
Leominster, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We liked the atmosphere and the dining room at Bacchus, most of the table were occupied and we decided to have dinner there. We ordered a bottle of wine and it was good, but the mussels were overcooked and tough, the lobster crepe was without any identifiable taste. We were expecting better fare for the price. We should have gone... More 

Thank LysB
Buffalo, New York
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116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We visited Bacchus on a Wednesday evening recently to celebrate our anniversary. It's located in the heart of downtown in a beautiful old building but the restaurant is very modern inside. We arrived a bit early for our reservation but the restaurant was not busy at the time (filled up quite a bit while we were there) and were seated... More 

Thank travllingrandma
Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants downtown! The food is always fresh and delicious and the staff is friendly and accommodating.

Thank Kristine J
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Was so awesome!! First trip to Buffalo. Wasn't disappointed at all. Valerie my bartender was so pleasant and kind. Food was amazing as well as the wine. Found a new one I love now!

2 Thank Charlotte L
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We have eaten there a few times and have always had a great meal. Also has a good wine list for reasonable prices.

Thank jcmiller2
Franklinville, New York
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

My wife and I parked close by and walked to this beautiful bar/restaurant for dinner before going to a play at Shea's. We did not have reservations but the hostess gave us a table quickly. We were immediately served by our waiter, Mo. The service was friendly and fast, which was good, we were worried about getting to the theater... More 

Thank tony s
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Started off sharing tuna tartar and rock shrimp and calamari. Portions were good. Then onto shrimp crusted swordfish and ahi tuna. Portions good again and delicious. Great wine selection and ambiance. Would definitely go again.

Thank Tim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $38
American, Wine Bar, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 17168549463
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

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