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Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

925 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3900
+1 414-765-1166
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Contemporary
925 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3900
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I have to say I have avoided this restaurant for years. My last experience was a complete disaster. No need to go into details. So when my business associates suggested dinner at Bacchus I was interested in seeing if things would be different. The answer?...More

Thank DRLand
Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for visiting us! We're happy to hear we were able to please you and your business associates. We're looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 13 January 2018

WOW, just WOW!!!! Celebrating with some colleagues over a Seven Course Chef's Table with Wine Pairings. I don't even know what to say! Thank you Dan and Lydia for your stellar service! Vince, Thank you for orchestrating the evening and your wine pairings were spot...More

Thank Jim A
Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Jim! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the Seven Course Chef's Menu with the paired wines. Cheers!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

First rate service, understated modern decor that expresses class, a nice selection of food choices that are well prepared, and of course a superb selection of wines. All this comes at a premium price, but for special guests or special occasions, well worth it.

Thank WarrenShoe
Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for dining with us at Bacchus. Glad you enjoyed and please stop in again soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A nice fine dining restaurant in the Cudahy Tower that overlooks Lake Michigan. Interior has booths and tables with comfortable leather chairs. The bar area is separate from the dining room. Enjoyed appetizers of crispy shrimp and tuna tartare. More than enough to share among...More

Thank Norine C
Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for celebrating at Bacchus. Glad you enjoyed your visit and please stop in again soon.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

It was a beautiful early fall evening, so we sat outside and looked at the lake. My boyfriend ordered the filet mignon and loved it. I ordered the salmon, and while the fish was very good, I felt like there was too much happening on...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to Bacchus. I was expecting great food because I've heard so much about this restaurant. However, I was disappointed that, once again, my steak wasn't cooked properly. I ordered my steak medium, which should be about 25% pink/red. My steak...More

1  Thank allifromWI
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a lovely time at Bacchus celebrating two birthdays. The service and the food were both exceptional.

Thank slthomp
Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for celebrating you with us at Bacchus. Glad you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We chose Bacchus because we had two great experiences at Rumpus Room recently, one being the Young Guns dinner. From the moment we walked in the door and they gave us an anniversary card to the end when they printed the tasting menu out for...More

Thank maryY8993SX
Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for choosing Bacchus to celebrate your anniversary. Glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 29 July 2017

One of the best Bartolotta restaurants, among a collection of fine restaurants. Exquisite dining, elegant atmosphere, friendly service.

Thank LLRicci
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We visited the restaurant to celebrate our 15th anniversary on July 19th with our best friends. We opted for the 5 course Signature Chef's Tasting Menu with wine pairing and were not disappointed! Erica helped us choose a bottle of bubbles to start the celebration...More

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Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Happy 15th Anniversary and thank you for celebrating with us at Bacchus. So glad you had an opportunity to enjoy the Chef's Tasting Menu. Hope to see you for another special occasion or just because. See you soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
American, Contemporary
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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