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Posted by anonymous on 08/09/2009
Great food, but the service is "European" and the ambience on the patio is hit-or-miss. we went for dinner on a sat night and sat in the garden patio area. (1) service - true to its french roots, the staff are very friendly and helpful when they get to you, but will completely leave you alone if you don't flag anyone down. more than 30 minutes passed after our food was served before anyone came by to check on us. at another table, the staff seemed to know the guest well, brought them candles and stopped by their table about every 5 minutes. meanwhile, our wine glasses were empty and our romantic eve would have been lovely with a candle on our table as well. culturally different, we had to get up and walk to the bar to ask our server to stop by our table. (2) ambience - the patio has a ping-pong table. yes, a ping-pong table. not exactly a lovely complement to a romantic evening when people are playing ping-pong while you try to enjoy a glass of wine and conversation. once the ping-pong players left, my headache went away and was able to enjoy the meal. otherwise, the food was spectacular and the prices reasonable.
Posted by Disraeli on 03/14/2009
We were in Brooklyn, not the French countryside, right? This is the place! Totally undecided whether next trip will try another of the THREE! mussel items or move on to dinner. Look at their wine list. True "oldies but goodies" at great prices. House wines equally great. A true bistro that doesn't try to reach beyond what it is with typical NYC ostentation, (sorry) but lives up to every expectation superbly.
Posted by J.B. on 02/10/2009
A great little French bistro with an excellent wine list, consistently great food (love the hanger steak, escargot, and foie gras, especially) and a totally relaxed atmosphere (which after a day's work is definitely a plus), whether you sit at a table or at the bar. The waitstaff is always friendly and attentive, and it's always fun to see the owner, Bruno, who is very hands-on, a quality that is lacking in many restaurants nowadays. The a la carte prices are more than reasonable, but if you want that great deal, try the prix fixe menu. Excellent all around!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/04/2008
Bacchus used to be the best bistro in the area, but then the Bar Tabac folks got their hands on it. The menu now mimics Bar Tabac's almost exactly (higher prices, uninspired dishes) and the food quality took a major nose dive. While the old Bacchus was an authentic little gem, the new version is like a bad Eiffel Tower tourist trap. Such a shame - two Bar Tabacs is two too many.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/15/2007
I love that place, they just changed the menu and it is absolutly delicious. The wine list is amazing and the staff is very helpfull. Very cozy place, I obviously recommand it.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/07/2007
I used to love this place, but upon a recent visit I was severely disappointed. It seemed that everything except the decor changed. Our waitress was absolutely clueless, forgot to bring my glass of wine three times, messed up our order twice, etc. Service is non-existent. The food was not good, except the escargot and fries. My stake was like a piece of rubber, and my wife's fish was bland. I will never go back.
Posted by VALPAL on 04/03/2007
I decided to try this place for my boyfriend's birthday dinner - as he wanted something French, and I wanted to try to find something near our neighborhood that could become a regular place (we live in Prospect Heights). It was a quiet Monday, and we had a nice table in the front of the restaurant. The food was lovely - and it was also restaurant week, so we left with a tab of under $70, with wine, for two. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, and I had the chance to sit and chat with them at the bar before my boyfriend arrived. I'm looking forward to going in the summer for the patio dining, and taking some of my girlfriends there for casual suppers on Wednesday, when they have their specials. Only critique:I felt my salmon was a little over done, but I could always specify my prefence for rare next time.