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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

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54 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202 (Franklin)
+1 716-854-9463
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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416 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Strategically located both near the theater and the train ( hint : try it Sabres pre-game ). Many of their main plates are in the $30-$40 range so bring your credit card. We however went small, with their small plates. The tuna tartare and steak & egg plates were very good. However, avoid the gnocchi mac & cheese ( could... More 

Thank Fantom_Gormay
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not our first trip. Food is always fantastic. Cant wait for another visit on Friday. The main menu is great does change/update seasonally but the specials are always great too. Certainly a great place for special occassion, date night, just dinner or before/after a show. Be sure to add it to your "Must Visit" list. Yummo!

Thank Paula Z
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And any special occasions. The decor is upscale and the service was attentive. I was there with 3 business clients and couldn't be more impressed. I ordered scallops appetizer and ahi tuna entrée. Both were so flavorful and delicious that I wanted to try more dishes. But I couldn't pig out at a business dinner. What a great place for... More 

Thank jacklD5839DS
Lake Placid, New York
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places in Buffalo. Service was awesome our server paired a great wine with my appetizer and entree. Knowledgeable on selection, and flavors of the food.

Thank chefhaick
New York
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170 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Bacchus is really one of the gold stars of downtown fine dining. We are lucky to have it, and I will be returning despite the recent mediocre experience. We arrived early with a reservation. There was no one in the restaurant yet, and the service was attentive. We ordered three small plates to share. One was a salad, and two... More 

Thank misscrusty
washington, dc
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Sat at the bar. Both the bar & restaurant ambiance were fabulous. The food was OUTSTANDING! He had the Portabello Salad & (Special of the day) Pork Chop and I had the (Special of the day) Grilled Scallops appetizer and Seared Tuna entree. Best food we've had in Buffalo (we are visiting from Washington DC).

Thank llschertler
Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

After a crazy day of traveling, this was a perfect ending. The service was friendly and fun. Very busy place. Split the calamari and enjoyed our steaks, perfectly cooked. Had a wonderful wine at a great price. To full for dessert. Recommend.

Thank joshbush248
Mississauga, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Last minute walk-in en route to Shea's PAC...no tables left but thought we'd take a chance sitting at the bar lol Soooo glad we did. Our bartender/servers gave us wonderful suggestions! were efficient, timely & friendly. They were out of house wine so were serving Joel Gott instead...one of my faves👍🏻 Then he suggested the beef tenderloin tips ...REALLY good!... More 

Thank 905Helen59
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This was our second visit, and while it was still quite good, it didn't live up to our first time there. The service was good, and though the food was good too, it seems to have lost a step in refinement. The bisque was delicious, the potato skins were tasty and the foie gras was good too. The mac and... More 

Thank TorontoANTo
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We went on a very busy night. Waited a few minutes before being seated. The service and food was very good. I highly recomment this restaurant.

Thank NYMom863

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
American, Wine Bar, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-854-9463
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?