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“Gotta Love Bacchus!”

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 1,052 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $38
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Franklin
Description: 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
Alden, New York
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Gotta Love Bacchus!”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Love the atmosphere, wine, food, service. Exceptional wine bar. Always have a great time when visiting Bacchus!

Visited October 2012
Thank Denise W
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The South
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fresh and interesting”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

It was very hard to chose from their menu... so many things sounded great. I opted for the pear salad (fresh, light, perfect) and a braised short rib small plate special (wonderful and more than enough). There as a large event going on in the main dining area (apparently law firm bought the building and they were holding an event) so the 'normal' diners were in the events space. The main dining and bar area looked lovely though

Visited October 2012
Thank Ming1145
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Toronto, ON
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Looking for great food and wine? This is the place...”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

The food really impressed us here with high quality ingredients and service that was comfortable and easy. We enjoyed our dinner so much the first night, we came back the next for a nightcap at the bar after a mediocre dinner somewhere else! And it was reasonably priced to boot! Well done, we will be back...

Visited October 2012
Thank GuntherMeister
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
292 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Upscale, delicious, excellent wine list”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Bacchus one recent Saturday evening. The restaurant is just one block away from the Embassy Suites Hotel where we were staying. The menu is nicely structured around small plates and large plates, so you could easily eat tapas style. We enjoyed the fried tomato salad, beet salad, curried squash soup, and tomato soup. For large plates, we really enjoyed the halibut special, mussels, salmon, and "zucchini pasta" which is totally vegetarian and does not actually contain pasta. All of it was excellent. We were so full, we did not try dessert. But we did dive into the wine list, which is varied, but leans on the overly expensive side. Still, we found an interesting and affordable bottle of red we can't get a home - we enjoyed it so much we had two! The service was very attentive, and our server described each of the daily specials in mouth-watering detail. The room is airy and comfortable. My only quibble is that rather than leave basket of bread on the table, we were each served two small pieces, and never saw the bread basket again... a small thing. We would definitely go back to Bacchus.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank jameskul
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Buffalo, New York, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

A great place to eat, but its not cheap. Crown rack of lamb, steak with reduction sauces. There is no well liquor, just top shelf.

Visited July 2012
Thank Matt S
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