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409 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11217
nr. Bond St.
By sspivy on 6/8/2003
A wonderful edition to the growing Brooklyn culinary scene, this French Bistro combined a lovely atmosphere with well prepared French classics in a relaxed a professional environment.
Another New Brooklyn Bistrot
By epod34 on 7/28/2003
Perfect for the summer, Bacchus with a lovely garden with tall shade trees, makes the summer much more lively in South Brooklyn. For starters try the frisee with lardon and cheese (always refreshing in the summer). Entrees included tender rabbit, luscious monkfish and tasty pork tenderloin. The restaurant now has it's wine license (they were gracious enough to allow us to open our wine the day after they got it, without a corkage fee) with a nice selection of inexpensive Loire reds and whites.
A great modestly-priced find
By Magellan on 1/23/2004
We've been to Bacchus half a dozen times. In the warm weather, ask to sit in the garden. The food is authentic French, all of it good, but it won't make you forget Daniel and La Cote Basque. The Pate d'Campagne and Escargot are fine appetizers. Favorite entrees are Lapin Moutarde, Onglet, and Monkfish. The wine list is well-selected and fairly-priced. Give this place a try.
Bacchus is amazing!
By tselvar on 2/18/2004
Bacchus has finally given Brooklyn an authentic French bistro. The atmosphere is warm, as is the service. The food is memorable.
By imdahlers on 3/28/2007
It truly is. I go here regularly enough to know the staff. The steak is never overcooked - always tender and delicious. The 1/2 chicken is always moist and delightful. I always order an extra side of fries because they're PERFECT! The salad starters are all good, though if you love goat cheese - those are incredible! The snails in garlic sauce - try them. I hate snails yet love this dish. Oh, and brunch is always fun. Service could be a bit slow when it's busy, but the wine and the bread will keep you occupied if your dinner parther isn't keeping you entertained ;o)
Can't Handle Large Groups
By tempingtress on 7/24/2008
I made reservations a week or two in advance for a good friend's birthday. It was for 7 or 8 people and we all showed up 15 minutes in advance. 45 minutes later and we still hadn't been seated and the host was not in the least bit apologetic. As the place is small, we watched as the waiters leisurely waited on the customers occupying the table we had reserved, while we left to awkwardly squeeze in around the bar. Then, once we were seated, (an hour after our reservation time) we had two or three different people waiting on us, which isn't unusual for a large party, except that we could barely get any of them to come over and serve us. Throughout the night, the staff just seemed indifferent to annoyed about us being there. Totally unprofessional. It was a pity, because the food was good and not too expensive, but the experience left such a bad taste in my mouth that I'd never go back.
I simply love this place!
By jbarb71 on 2/10/2009
This is the kind of place where you can really relax with great wine and equally great food whether you go for the classics like hanger steak and fries, or escargots, or something a little more unusual such as the pear and goat cheese in puff pastry, for example. It's unpretentious with a super friendly staff. I feel comfortable here whether I'm alone sitting at the bar, or at a table with friends. I often order wine by the glass because I like to try a different one for each of the appetizers I order. Definitely check out their remarkable French wine list.
By keithBKNY on 2/10/2009
The food is consistently nice...and I've tried 3 or 4 dishes here. The atmosphere is pleasant. The people are so friendly. The prices are very reasonable. That about sums it up. Go! The dishes I've tried have all had something special about them...a bit of sophistication even though this is basically French peasant food. (I love French peasant food, and Bacchus is a great place to satisfy when I have that craving.)
Terrible Terrible Service
By neecydn on 5/30/2012
I live very close to the restaurant and sought to have a private event at the venue. After several attempts to get through to the manager via emails and phone calls, I still did not receive a call back after several days. I spoke to the chef who walked me through the menu selection and space but that I needed to book with manager but again no call back. If seeking to have an event and spend your money, don't hold your breath as it would surely be your last for the poor service from their party space manager. Alas no event at Bacchus.
A Present(ation) on Atlantic Ave
By CaptainCook on 1/4/2016
The four of us were very pleased with our appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Appetizers were very flavorful, and surprisingly well-presented. The parsnip soup (special) was also very good. Lamb shank entree melted in your mouth, and the branzino (on special), remarkable, with a champagne-creme sauce. Coq au vin, however, didn't quite make it, maybe because it was cornish game hen ('coquelet') and served with couscous. The creme brulee was one of the best in memory, as was the tarte tatin. And the $35/btl Rousillion wine was smooth and delicious. This place is a find!
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