Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Bacchus Inc
409 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.686899 -73.984381
Mon-Thu, 5pm-11pm; Fri, 5pm-midnight; Sat, 10:30am-midnight; Sun, 10:30am-11pm
Neighborhoods: Boerum Hill
Hidden Gem – If you are on the fence about going, let this be your reason to go - $25 3-course dinner.
Let this be your second reason. Food, delicisss or is it delicsss. Well we all understand yum.
Now if you go, you HAVE to get the Croustillant de Chêvre et de Poire for an appetizer. This is a MUST. I repeat a must. Trust me, even though you don't know me - TRUST ME.
For dinner I had Raie à la Grenobloise . Skate fish isn't for anyone, although I don't know why. It's a white, meaty fish. I cleaned the plate. Clearly Skate fish is for me.
Typically I am not a dessert person, but since it was included in my 3-course meal, I blindly chose the Flourless Chocolate Cake that came with vanilla ice cream and some raspberry sauce drizzled on the side. I just wanted it to never end.
As for the wine, I really enjoyed the Muscadet . I enjoyed it so much my friend had to get her own bottle...and drive.
The place is small, cute, low key. A smidge off the beaten path, but well worth the trip.
Bacchus Rules! – The great atmosphere, fun waitresses, and knowledgeable owner make this place a keeper. It's very relaxed and the staff always seems to be in a good mood. The food is delicious classic bistro fare (love the escargots and foie gras...everything that's good for you!), but if you like something a bit more unusual, the duck spring rolls, chicken roll stuffed with shiitakes, and Cajun-spiced tuna are all excellent. As for the wine...that alone is worth the trip. They don't fool around at Bacchus. It's all French regional wines, some organic, at different price points, i.e., there's a wine for everyone here. AND if you're not into wine, try the beer on tap.
A romantic but unpretentious place – My bf and I went there last Friday for a casual dinner, and it turned out that there was nothing casual about it, in a good way! The place was dimly lit and cozy. It was also very quiet when we were there even though there were about 4 other occupied tables. I ordered from the $25 prix-fixe menu and it was very worth it. I started off with escargots, lamb shank as entree and warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice-cream rolled in nuts as dessert. Everything was excellent, except maybe the side of mash potatoes which was a little watery. My bf ordered the onion soup, which was the BEST that I've ever tasted. He got the salmon linguini with a side of butternut squash-potato gratin for entree. The gratin was perfect, creamy inside but crunchy on top and bottom. We left with satisfied stomaches without a big hole in the wallet. And did I say that the waitress was very nice and friendly?!
A welcome surprise – i took my partner out for his birthday Tues night at Bacchus. he wanted Italian but I persuaded him to come here as I'd heard some good things. It ended up being a fantastic night. Everything was great. First there was a really cool band, and the waitress (a lovely french girl) took care of us, explaining everything in detail and making two delicious recommendations. My partner had beef Bourguignon, and I had the salmon papilotte. She also helped us select some good wine. My partner said it was the best meal he'd had for years and I agree. Anyone looking for great food, great ambience and kind and attentive wait staff should go to Bacchus.
Fun, Friendly, and Delicious! – This place is hip. My friends and I had great food and wine, and we danced! The live band played Afro-Latin music. This is a new feature and it definitely adds a lot of fun to the evening. Friendly service, and enough of it to go around even on a busy night. I'd recommend this place to anyone. Did I mention great food and wine? My friends and I had a tasting: mussels in wine with crispy fries, escargots, pear and goat cheese in puff pastry, and the braised lamb. The chocolate mousse is silky smooth and the caramelized chunky apple tart Tatin melts in your mouth. We had a Loire wine that was really good too. YUM! Just go...go now!
wonderful food and service – Wonderful food and service. Service was top notch, the staff is warm and friendly without being stuffy and every plate was like a work of art. I've only been here once but i'd come here again.I would to recommend to anyone.
Who needs the attitude? – We had brunch at Baccus. The food was acceptable, but the rest of the experience was not. The service was mixed and at times bordering on hostile. A party of six, one lunch plate came five minutes after the rest and we had to ask for a side dish a total of three times before it arrived. Could the loud music with a blasting base have been the cause? I think it snapped my pateince. We had to ask for it to be turned down twice. And for a party of six a 26% percent service charge was added to our bill. With all the wonderful places one could enjoy a leisurely meal in Brooklyn, who needs treatment like that? I say, "Jamais plus!"
Great Wine... – Love this place! Great wine & amazing food...quality of every ingredient, can't beat it.
Seriously, it's the small spot, you're not sure you want to tell everyone about because you don't want to have to share it. It's that good
Better than the rest – If you remember Boerum Hilll and the Smith Street explosion of nearly 10 years ago, you'll no doubt remember that there was a wave of some pretty good French restaurants, that, alas, have either gone by the wayside or have become part mediocre maddening crowd. Bacchus on the other hand has seemed to ripen with age. I remember trying the place a few years ago and thought that they were pretty good, but imagined it going the way of most of the other Bistro's in the neighborhood-- I have been pleasantly surprised to find that this is not true. I now dine there regularly and tried take out for the first time last night. Both dishes ordered were prepared to perfection -- a perfect medium rare on my duck, a perfect medium on my girlfriend's burger. A glass of Pinot Noir at the wine bar while I waited for the order, and what could be more perfect? Maybe only dining on the outside patio. I'll recommend the shrimp and risotto app, the scallops app, the duck salad (the foie gras option is nice) or the snails if you're feeling traditional. For entrees I like the duck breast or the pork loin, my girlfriend would recommend the salmon and tell you they have THE best burger in the neighborhood. The service is quite competent and always friendly.
A Lovely Favorite – What makes this a gem is its every day simplicity. Service is so friendly and consistent, as is the food. Wednesday 2 for 1 entrees is an absolute steal! The wait staff is always friendly and offers great wine suggestions. This is our neighborhood standby.
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