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Review of Bacchus

Bacchus
Ranked #55 of 380 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$35
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

Food is very good if you're in the mood for something mildly exotic. Unfortunately the service does not live up. On our prior visit a couple of months ago, the server was excellent. Last night It was mediocre at best. Common thread?? On the prior visit the dining room was empty. Yesterday (Friday) evening it was about 75 pct full. Moral of the story,,, be in the mood for exotic food on a Sun - Thu evening,,, suggest to avoid peak times!!

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Reviewed 30 January 2013

We have eaten in this restaurant 4-6 times, but only once gotten decent service. What keeps us going back is the food. It's great. So, we have found takeout to be the best option and they usually get the orders right and within a reasonable time. (Perhaps that's the bulk of their business?) The kebobs are outstanding--if you like chicken and fish, go for the Bacchus delight, which gives you both. The kafta is great, too. If you like a non-lettuce focused salad go for the Lebanese salad which is chalked full of tomatoes and onions in a vinegar based dressing served on a bed of lettuce. The sauces, especially the tahini, are wonderful, too. If you do decide to venture to dine in, expect that there will be a long wait between when you are seated and when your food arrives. Usually, there's only one server in the dining room who, in our experience, disappears from view for long periods of time, including bringing and returning the check. We had the same server at least 4 times and even generous tips have done nothing to endear us to him--still not attentive. Eating outside, which includes a beautiful fake waterfall (in season), compounds the service problem because you may only literally see your server when they take your order, bring the food, and then the check.

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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Bacchus orders a 2 course lunch for about $11-13, depending on your choice of entree. The first courses available were the usual suspects: hummus, baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, felafel. We shared an order of felafel and an order of spinach to start. Both were quite good. We both ordered the fish kebab for our entree. That was disappointing. The swordfish was skimpy (but the price is low, of course) but my main problem was it was highly oversalted for my taste. The mint tea is delicious and worth the extra charge. Service was fine, but it was fairly empty, so I'd expect that. Overall, I would return but not order the fish kebab.

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Reviewed 28 November 2012 via mobile

After dinner here we put Lebanon on our travel list! Excellent middle eastern food, great ambiance. Also our server was engaging and directed us very well in the ordering process. There is a lovely exoticness about this dining experience. We loved it!

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Reviewed 10 October 2012

Nice round of applause for the outdoor patio, consistently good mezza, and helpful service. None of the mezza (tapas) were second rate. Standouts were the samouk harra (spicy fish), lubia bil zayt (green beans in olive oil) among the seven selections including a very tasty kanafi (shredded wheat and cheese) dessert. Try it. Chicken shwerma was a let down only because it was a breast of chicken thinly sliced instead of the traditional spit roast.

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