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Bacchus will close temporarily for a makeover. (PHOTO: Bacchus Facebook)

Bacchus will close temporarily for a makeover beginning July 22

As it prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant is going to make some changes to its menu and decor.

The restaurant, on the main floor of Cudahy Tower, will close temporarily beginning July 22, "for a series of planned upgrades and renovations to ... enhance the restaurant's features, creating a more vibrant dining experience for the Milwaukee community," according to a press release.

"As part of our commitment to our employees, our guests, and the community, we are injecting new energy when our restaurants reach certain milestones," said The Bartolotta Restaurants Co-Founder and Owner, Chef Paul Bartolotta in a news release. "This is an opportunity to demonstrate that commitment, refresh and revitalize Bacchus, and showcase the talent of Executive Chef Nick Wirth and his incredible team.

"My brother (the late Joe Bartolotta) envisioned a beautiful space and he was very excited about re-energizing the overall restaurant experience. Completing the renovations and reopening Bacchus will bring his ideas to life and ensure that his legacy will live on for decades to come."

After the makeover – designed by Amber MacCracken of Kahler Slater, in partnership with Bartolotta's – which is expected to, "transform the dining room and bar into a brighter and more lively space," and convert the Lakeview Dining Room into a new tasting room, the restaurant will reopen by Sept. 16.

"We want this stage for Chef Wirth, who has been with Bacchus since 2009 and who I consider to be a chef worthy of national recognition," Bartolotta said in today's statement.

"Chef Wirth and the culinary team will evolve the menu while remaining true to Bacchus' reputation for modern cooking using seasonal ingredients, complemented by the city's most extensive wine program, stewarded by General Manager and Sommelier Patrick Erdman and Restaurant Wine Manager and Certified Sommelier Joe Kane."


blurondo | July 23, 2019 at 11:10 a.m. (report)

"transform the dining room and bar into a brighter and more lively space," Oh, it's going to be louder and noisier.

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