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“High Expectations - Unmet”

Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant
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Ranked #80 of 1,597 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 45
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Prospect Avenue
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.
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Four of us were out for a birthday celebration and decided to go with the Chef's Five Course meal with wine pairings. Don't mind ordering stupid expensive from time to time but this just made me feel stupid.

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Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Bacchus, although we are regulars of the Bartolotta restaurants. Our waitstaff, Lisa and Nick, were GREAT, making our evening very special. With such a great menu, going with the chef’s menu is the way to go — getting samples of such yummy things...the Beet salmon, Octopus, char, and veal ravioli were to die for!! We will be back!

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Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Laura! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

5/19/2018-Had dinner here to celebrate my son’s graduation and have to say I was somewhat disappointed with our experience last night as it was nothing like the first time we dined here. The service was extremely slow, very long to get drinks refreshed and the most disappointing part is that all of our meals were lukewarm (but very very delicious). Bread service was minimal (a couple of small pieces served when they could get around to it), while another table was given a basket of bread for the table. I was also disappointed that our seating appeared to be in an ancillary part of the restaurant, which just didn’t have the same ambiance as the main dining room. We were told the manager would stop by to speak with us and we never saw anyone; however, they comped our dessert. A positive: My daughter has celiac and the wait staff seemed very educated on the gluten free options. Lots of gluten free dessert options too! Overall we made the best of it, but I was so disappointed I chose this restaurant to celebrate my son’s graduation.

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Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

If you'll email us at info@bartolottas.com we'd like the opportunity to follow up with you regarding your experience.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Expensive, poor service, cold food, dood came late, the desert was poor too, better go to buy at the supermarket

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was our second time here and we loved it just as much. Nice atmosphere, great service and fantastic food. Not able to get octopus many places, but this is one of them! The wine list is more than extensive. We dont even bother looking at it as there are too many options. They know the wines, so just ask for help. We will be back.

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Joe B, Owner at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for dining with us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the octopus!

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