Located in the Hotel Wedgewood and Spa, this spot boasts dark cherry wood, fragrant flowers, rich fabric and classic works of art to create the feel of subtle European fine dining.
I had the high tea at this establishment with "the girls" a few months ago. Having tried afternoon teas at a few places around the world I definitely enjoyed the tea on offer. A variety of sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and little cakes was served on a typical 3 tiered cake stand. The tea was filling - all of us took home "doggy bags"! There was quite a variety of tea on offer but it was oddly served in cafetieres instead of the customary tea pots! It was in essence an enjoyable afternoon.
Bacchus is at best an OK hotel restaurant. The room is very nice but dated. In it's attempt to provide european flair it comes off a little like Reno. As it hasn't changed much in the last 15 years, it's probably time for an upgrade. It's certainly not an energetic room and I don't think it impresses as it may have in it's day.
I have attended recently for both a lunch and dinners and the food was OK but not commensurate with the price. Of note was the dinner visit where our fish entrees were over-fired and I suspect a little past their prime. I think a comparable meal can be had at some of the better chain restaurants and the quality is certainly not on par with Vancouver's finer dining establishments.
Service is pleasant but nothing special. You're not going to eat here and leave with that WOW feeling but you won't be disappointed in the service either.
They have also taken to providing a microphone and speakers for the piano player who was there on several occassions. In all my life I have never known a piano bar to provide a microphone for the musician. It ruins the whole concept of subtle background noise. It can be quite sureal during some songs - a little obnoxious wedding singer-esque. Strange? Indeed.
In summary. If you're staying at the hotel, you'll get an ok meal and it's convenient. If you're not a hotel guest and you're looking for a night out in Vancouver for some fun and great food I'd suggest other establishments might be more rewarding.
The food tasted great. I ordered the immensley over priced giant scallops. I was so disappointed with my waiter for suggesting that wine with my scallops. But he got points for very tentative service. The room was beautiful... but i felt underaged in there.
The Bacchus experience is probably a hit or miss. For me that $180 wasn't worth it for 2 people.
this place is def for an older group 40s+. went there for a bday dinner with my family. the food is good but definitely very pricey for what it is. about 35-45 for an entree? the ambience is nice and sophisticated. a lot of older people who look like they just got off of work in their suits and ties. the decor is quite old school. they use oldschool flowered china. i probably wouldn't go back unless it was for a special occasion and with my parents.
Bacchus is one of the best hideouts in Vancouver. Be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner or even for evening tea if you are found of that ritual dont have to look far. Over the years the reputation is well maintained. Great bar and lounge. Its warm and cosy and food is craftmanship, displayed on every plate. Rack of lamb is outstanding. Beautiful place to hang out.
Service was great, no long wait between appy/maincourse/dessert, people were polite and attentive. I was pretty impressed before the food arrived.
I had Salmon Ravioli as appy, the sauce was pretty good, but the raviolis were not hot enough.. they're more like a bit over luke warm.
For main, i had the corn-fed chicken breast. chicken was not super tender nor juicy, it was just ok. Nothing too special about this dish.
Dessert was disappointing.. i shouldn't choose Apricot Tart.. maybe it's not the texture i expected.
I might return and check out the lounge and have a drink there but I don't think I'll be back to try their regular dinner menu