Bacchus Bar and Bistro

6735 Quail Hill Pkwy, Irvine
(949) 502-4600

Recent Reviews

SylviaB

This is the Greatest Gem!! Everything about this place is just perfect. The Ambiance, Food, Bartender Christian is a 5 Star and Two Thumbs up Mixologist. It’s going to be my new favorite hangout!

judy tan

It's my 3rd visit to this restaurant because my husband loves the band. I'll never step into this place again. My husband made a reservation for three persons but there's no proper table for us when we reached the restaurant before 8pm. It took them a while to come back to us and seat us at the bar table near the entrance. I felt uncomfortable and clarified with the server if anyone would sit beside me. He confirmed with a 'no'. A short while later, one man came in with a woman and approached me whether they could sit beside us. I directed them to the server. The server seated them at another bar table. Later a group of 4 women walked in and immediately walked to the seat beside my son and myself. They asked me to remove my purse from the seat and sat themselves beside us - their arms almost touching me and my son. By now, I am extremely uncomfortable with the closeness and loudness of the women. I went up to the server and asked about social distancing practice. He said there is 'no'. I decided to leave. This place seems to attract customers I don't feel comfortable with and the restaurant staff aren't doing their job to honor our reservation.

judytA7788LU

It's my 3rd visit to this restaurant because my husband loves the band. I'll never step into this place again. My husband made a reservation for three persons but there's no proper table for us when we reached the restaurant before 8pm. It took them a while to come back to us and seat us at the bar table near the entrance. I felt uncomfortable and clarified with the server if anyone would sit beside me. He confirmed with a 'no'. A short while later, one man came in with a woman and approached me whether they could sit beside us. I directed them to the server. The server seated them at another bar table. Later a group of 4 women walked in and immediately walked to the seat beside my son and myself. They asked me to remove my purse from the seat and sat themselves beside us - their arms almost touching me and my son. By now, I am extremely uncomfortable with the closeness and loudness of the women. I went up to the server and asked about social distancing practice. He said there is 'no'. I decided to leave. This place seems to attract customers I don't feel comfortable with and the restaurant staff aren't doing their job to honor our reservation.

Vinay K.

I've been coming here for years. Great environment and great food. Christian is the man!!

W. Webster

Wow!! What an awesome place! The service is magnificent. The food was so good!!! I had the prime teller and my friend had the Chilean sea bass, which was cooked to perfection! 5 stars for sure. Great prices for such cuisine.

Jennifer Dettloff-Carter

This place has amazing food! The brussel sprouts appetizer was delicious. My Chilean sea bass and my boyfriend's prime filet were both Amazing. The chef is truly a flavor artist! If you're the kind of person who likes to have a transcendent experience when you eat, you've got to try this!

sheilam

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The food was excellent and not only creative but very nicely prepared and served. Our waitress Rihanna was friendly, helpful and a delight to have as our server. We cannot wait to return to this neighborhood gem!

Jennifer C.

This place has amazing food! The brussel sprouts appetizer was delicious. My Chilean sea bass and my boyfriend's prime filet were both Amazing. The chef is truly a flavor artist! If you're the kind of person who likes to have a transcendent experience when you eat, you've got to try this!

Jose L.

I used to love this place and was a frequent customer. The old charm of this wine bar is completely gone. It's now so benign - it's not unique or worth the regular visits. Gone are the wine barrels, the wine bottles on the wall, the wine deals, the great food and staff. It looks like any other bar and completely lost it's uniqueness. Good luck as I will not visit as frequently as I did.

Haman M.

My wife and I have gone to Bacchus twice now. Both trips have been a great experience, but our last one was worth writing about. My wife and I took our friend to Bacchus after the positive experience we had the first time. This time we were helped by Kristian, the restaurants mixologist. I say mixologist because he came up with quite honestly the best old fashioned I've ever had. On top of that, the food was excellent and the service was great. I'm looking forward to our next trip and hope Kristian is there again.

Mike N.

This place is bomb.com. The Brussels sprouts were amazing. The cavatelli was amazing. The creme brule was amazing. The drinks though were the highlight. Kristian will make you a drink based on the tastes you like if you're feeling brave and he did not disappoint. Highly recommend!

Vrushali J

Have enjoyed every trip at this hidden gem in irvine. Friday night live music adds an extra charm. Lamb is the brst dish imo 4 star only because of limited outdoor space which is not heated

Danielle H.

This is my second visit here and it was wonderful! We had the brussel sprouts and three of the different pastas. The fettuccine Alfredo was actually really light and had a nice little touch of lemon. It was the perfect pasta dish! The skillet brownie was super tasty too. But the big highlight was the mixologist, Christian. If you want something else than what's on the menu, definitely talk to him. My husband and friend are bourbon fans, and Christian came up with the BEST old fashioned. I'm a big mezcal fan, and both drinks he made were really different and both were delicious! I really appreciate his creativity and man did he hit all the tasting notes he promised! The staff was incredibly friendly, the food was delicious, and the drinks were PERFECT. 100% recommend and will be back much more often!

M B.

Seriously great drinks! Christian is the best mixologist around. This guy was making the best drinks for everyone in the small patio area. Desert old fashions! Everything was great!

opentable dinner

Mother’s Day 2021. The appetizers were excellent as was the bolognese sauce , the other entrees were just ok. The cocktails were way overpriced! $18 for a very mediocre Bloody Mary is ridiculous! But the bottle of champagne was a good value. I would stick to the wine and appetizer menu and skip their cocktails .

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