Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.8
2043 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I eat out often and first time dining here amazed me! The food were very tasty with generous portions. My main problem with eating out is the amount of sodium they put in food but Bacchus did it just right. I will definitely come back!

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vipBrian
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular meal. Every time I am there the meal is better than the last...among the best restaurants in Buffalo

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AudreyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Justin was a very attentive waiter with excellent customer service. He gave many recommendations and let us taste a couple of wines which we were interested in. We look forward to returning to the restaurant in the near future!

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vipLisaD
8 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was INCREDIBLE! From being greeted until we left, nothing but exceptional experience! Our waitress, Kristen was SUPERB! Highly recommend!

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AlexanderK
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very professional and attentive. Gave several suggestions as to what pairing of wine with what dish would be best.

The duck was quite simply the best duck dish I have ever had. The filet mignon was superb. We’re definitely going back.

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Jimbo17
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great menu and fabulous wine. Definitely a go to in Buffalo

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Jimg
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Food was perfect. Also the wine selection was impressive

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great dinner. Both the food and service were outstanding!

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DanielleC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were phenomenal. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding experience. The food and service was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner that we have had in Buffalo. Compliments to the chef and our server Susan for making our 35th anniversary memorable Thank you so much!

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vipMikeA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kristin is the best!! She always has a great suggestion on wine and food. Some of Buffalos best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipjulester
89 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent and great service from our favorite waiter, Kevin!

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JosephH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was very helpful in making menu recommendations and was most attentive to our dining needs.

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K0779
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I go to lots of great restaurants. I wish the food/menu selections were more clear. Also, the portions were really small on the "large" plates.

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WinstonBEden
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible dining experience in every way. Our waiter Kevin was knowledgeable, helpful, and very attentive! I had an incredible filet with the perfect sere! Of course the food at Bacchus is wonderful, but what surprised me was how reasonably priced the evening was for the delightful apps and entrees. BRAVO and thank you !!! (Also highly recommend the steak and eggs appetizer!!!)

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CheL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful every time I go here! The food was great. Especially, the gnocchi Mac and cheese!

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psychocat
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner - I had put that on the reservation and the waiter brought out two glasses of champagne to celebrate! Food was awesome even though there was a reduced menu due to COVID. Our waiter Justin was knowledgeable, helpful and gave us great service.

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MichaelD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in downtown Buffalo

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!!! My husband and I dined celebrating our 13 year marriage anniversary. Other than the drugged out lady who was waving at us from outside and then proceeded to knock on the window where were we sitting (odd but kinda funny) it was so nice to have a wonderful meal together without our kids crying, fighting or asking for something every two minutes.
We had the Prime Rib- very nicely executed

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GeraldG
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

good food, great service. It is my wife's favorite restaurant.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Staff was very accommodating and we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing dinner at Bacchus on Saturday evening. We sat out on the patio and the service and food were incredible. They even brought us 2 complementary campaign flutes for our anniversary! We cannot recommend this place enough!

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MaureenA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! This was our first time there and we will definitely be back!!!

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jlockport
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we were seated in the courtyard. it was beautiful. the fire pits were gorgeous and gave off a bit of heat which was great. our entrees were delicious. our cheese plate was just ok. (the homemade biscuits were terrific) the rest of the options were again, just ok. the blt salad was almost embarrassing sparse. we actually laughed at the portion.

the courtyard is lovely. our service was good. we like this place but i would skip the appetizers. a fine place.

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience and Ambience was excellent. The food was amazing with perfect flavor. We split the calamari and thought it to be one of the best we ever had and the filet was outstanding and cooked to perfect temperature!!! Five stars

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vipjhunt
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buffalo has many places, you can go to for dinner. But when it comes to going out for a great dinner. Bacchus, will always be on the top of the list. The restaurant is beautiful, and if you have a chance try out the patio. You can't go wrong with either setting. The food is just as amazing as the decor. The flavor profiles, is truly a food critic's dream. Bacchus is the type of restaurant, where you would try foods that's outside your comfort zone. Then you realize, you were missing out on so much. I recommend everyone to come here. Come to enjoy the atmosphere, come for the great service. Come to enjoy the mouth watering food. Come to enjoy your life.

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KimC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Justin was attentive and very perceptive. and I love how the chef is changing up the menu. One of my top 3 buff restaurants!

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alvasurg
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Bacchus. Always get a great meal and they have a great wine list. Our waiter was Josh, first night of work, but clearly an old pro.
I'm hoping they'll be able to keep the patio a little warmer for the coming months....

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Kats
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner and evening on the outdoor patio. Kristin our server is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, meal , and patio!

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Spinal
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always.. great food with quality service.. can never go wrong with this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place and food is awesome. Period, but they used to make better Calamari.

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RussellG
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we were not disappointed.
Mike and his staff took fabulous care of us.

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vipAnne
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant experience I have had this year. Pleasant dining room, good social distancing. The tuna entree was outstanding, and the Caesar salad exceptional. My daughter ordered the chocolate cake, and I'm glad I got to share it - it was terrific. The location in downtown Buffalo is excellent as well. The prices are reasonable. This should be a go-to option for anyone wanting to dine in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the nice little touches. The table side French press. The oil "delivery device" with the spin. Quiet and upscale. Mike and the crew make it appear effortless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Bacchus. Our waiter, Justin was polite and fun to talk with. He also knew the menu inside out. His recommendations were on point. The atmosphere was great as well. The food was the best we have had on quite some time. Cant say enough about how much we enjoyed the place!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and accommodating, food did not take long to come out. Everything tasted amazing, the chef did an outstanding job, will be back for sure.

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AthalieJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First fancy meal out in —truly— months. We stayed more than two hours, meal, service and ambience up to Bacchus’ standard. Thank you so much!

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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2043 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.