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Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

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Downtown
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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925 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3900 (Prospect Avenue)
+1 414-765-1166
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we visited Milwaukee ever. We were excited to try a new restaurant or two. We are quite "foodies" and were really looking for to this restaurant. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by the lovely atmosphere. We were promptly seated but that was as prompted it was for a while. We sat at our... More 

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Thank Caribmom6626
Muskego, Wisconsin
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been to this restaurant in a while but it always has great food. Ordered tuna tartare and scallops for appetizers, mushroom soup, filet mignon and white mocha for dessert. The one change I found disappointing from other visits is that this time the servers had more of an "Applebees" feel than what I have come to expect from a... More 

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Thank mauiwahine
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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290 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Attended a sparkling wine dinner last week. Restaurant was full but no communal tables, each party seated separately, so a nice "couples" dinner for us. We've been to Bacchus a number of times, always great but this dinner was the best yet. 5 exquisitely prepared courses, perfect wine pairings, great servers and hosts. Started with the boutique cheese, then out... More 

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Thank wisconsinwinegirl
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

First time at this Bartolotta restaurant. Enjoyed the Wine & Swine dinner. The food and wine pairings were great. Service was excellent.

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Thank Irma33
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were lucky enough to get to the wine and swine 2017 event at bacchus this past weekend and we absolutely loved it. 5 course menu with wine pairings. Service was fabulous, menu was to dire for, and we can't wait to go back for the 'regular menu' at another time!

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Thank Britt B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have been there twice now, and both times the atmosphere was nice, the bartenders were great while we waited for our tables, our servers were fine. The soups, desserts, wines--great. So what's the problem? Both times I had to send overcooked steaks back to the kitchen. I ordered medium rare and both times my steaks came out medium well.... More 

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Thank Rufus_Omar
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We came here for New Year's Eve after having a fantastic dinner a few months ago. Everything was perfect - the service, every bite of food, everything was great both times we visited. Most recently, we had lamb and steak for our mains and they were cooked to perfection. Food is a bit expensive but worth the splurge. $30 corkage... More 

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Thank 2121hk
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A dress nicely, fancy place to eat. They have the greatest staff that will make your meal the best you've ever had. And a huge wine list that is bigger than their menu.

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Thank S K
Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food was so-so, very expensive, and Gluten-free wanting, parking an issue, since milwaukee police are very racist in their demeanor, especially towards non-wisconsin visitors

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Thank bikeride2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Absolutely remarkable culinary creations in a beautiful, romantic setting with a view of Lake Michigan. I had a mouth-watering butternut squash risotto to start and a decadent mushroom agnolotti with fresh shaved truffles that the restaurant recently received a shipment of from Italy as my entree (the pasta was a special that day, and is not on the menu). For... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3900
    (Prospect Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-765-1166
Description
Bacchus offers contemporary American cuisine in a sleek, stylish space in the Cudahy Tower in downtown Milwaukee. Opened in 2004, Bacchus offers Milwaukee's most extensive wine list and a menu that changes by the season and emphasizes the use of local ingredients.

Bacchus is consistently praised for orchestrating Milwaukee fine dining like no other top restaurant. Executive Chef Nick Wirth re-joined The Bartolotta Restaurants in 2007 after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America. General Manager Katie Espinosa is a Certified Sommelier and a Certified Wine Specialist whose wealth of wine knowledge is an incredible asset to the staff and guests at Bacchus.

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