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120 Washington St. (N. Water St.) Send to Phone
Named for the Roman god of wine, Bacchus emphasizes a warm, comfortable dining experience.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bacchus Restaurant Review

: When a restaurant is named for the Roman god of wine, it has to deliver, and Bacchus does. The wine list is as accommodating as the staff; it’s conveniently sectioned according to price and offers numerous Italian regional varietals as well as bottles from California, Oregon and abroad. Bacchus manages to combine traditional and modern elements in its décor and cuisine. In the candlelit dining room, a century-old brick wall extends to a mural of a Tuscan wine cellar done in trompe l'oeil fashion, while the glass-enclosed kitchen resides to the rear. Starters include Arnie's meatballs, diced beef and veal topped with sweet onions and peppers; and tuna tartare, lemon juice, avocado, almonds and crispy wonton flakes with an imported extra virgin olive oil drizzle. Entrées range from pan-seared sea scallops and shiitake mushrooms on truffle risotto to farfalle con salciccia, bow tie pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe tossed in garlic and oil. Semi-boneless organic chicken is marinated, seared and slow roasted in a white wine sauce, roasted garlic, chicken stock and herbs, and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. It's the chef's signature dish and after one bite, you'll know why.


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