Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge
It’s appropriate that they chose the name Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge. Bacchus, the Greek god of wine and revelry, epitomizes opulence and indulgence. When you enter the lounge, you can see the rich wood tones and the upholstered furniture.
They bring out a basket of assorted complimentary breads to choose from. My first choice was the walnut and fig roll which had a crusty exterior and a densely rich interior filled with real walnuts. When they came around the second time, I picked the anchovy bread stick which was crispy and airy.
The Mushroom Soup ($8.50) came served in an lion head porcelain soup bowl often used in serving French onion soup and it had a pleasing earthy flavour from the mushrooms.
The Bacchus Cobb Salad ($18.00) included grilled chicken breast, hearts of romaine, crisp iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, bacon, crumbled blue cheese, avocado, and egg with a lemon dressing.
For my main course, I picked the 5oz Alberta Filet Mignon ($25) which was super tender and served with gratin potatoes, sautéed spinach, peppercorn au jus, and crisp onions. The prices here are on the high side but the food is top quality and service was attentive. Our meal concluded with these complimentary crispy sweets.
The lounge is a great place to people watch when they open up the windows and the pedestrians stroll by along Hornby Street.
845 Hornby Street
Posted on November 20, 2014, in Desserts, French, Restaurant Review and tagged Cobb Salad, Downtown, Filet Mignon, Food, French, Mushroom Soup, restaurant review, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.