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7945 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-657-1722
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am so glad I picked this restaurant to hold a diner event for 30 people. I had many options but the flexibility and willingness to accommodate us by the owner won me over. The good experience did not stop there. The food was as authentic as they come, flavorful and meticulously prepared. Also, being such a large group, we... More 

Thank Walid S
Georgetown, Delaware
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

When I lived in MD we used to go to Bacchus regularly. It was one of my favorite restaurants, so when I went back to visit, I made a point of going to see if it was still a wonderful restaurant. Fortunately the food was just as wonderful as it always was? The many variations of hummus, all really good,... More 

Thank dmeans3549
Bethesda, Maryland
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492 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was practically empty but the waiter acted like he was doing you a favor when he served you. Food was decent: liked the falafel appetizer and the fish brochettes. But can't abide such rudeness. No.

Thank Margaret C
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I have friends form Maryland that eat out a lot. They insisted that we had to go to Bacchus. The suggested that we all order appetizers to share. We received so much food, we didn't know what to do with it all. All of the plates were very delicious. We had everything from hummus, salads, chicken wings, and a variety... More 

Thank prairiedave
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Back in the day Bacchus was a trend-setter with interesting food. Now there are many newer, more interesting middle eastern cuisine restaurants that are much better.

Thank momsan
Olney, Maryland
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195 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Nice kebabs and garlic sauce. Rice was alright. A little sticky. Doma was fine but I am not as fond as the meat filled ones. Baba ganoush was excellent.

Thank globalnomad12345
Olney, Maryland
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254 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is by far one of our favorite restaurants for myself and my wife. We go here a few times a year and every time it is simply amazing. We get a mixture of small plates both cold and warm to get a wide array of dishes. One of the favorites is the eggplant dish that has pomegranates in them.... More 

Thank Joshua R
Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The luncheon menu is interesting, generous, and, with two courses at $12, inexpensive. Appetizers include baba ghanouj and felafel, as well as various salads, and the main dishes of chicken, lamb and vegetarian are generous and well prepared. The environment is upscale and appropriate to the cuisine, and the service is excellent.

Thank Stephen R
North Bethesda, Maryland
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I brought 2 new people to the restaurant and they loved it immensely! I have brought at least 300 people to this restaurant over the years as my guest and have never heard a complaint. It's always raves and happiness. Each and every appetizer is fantastic and having a Middle Easter background I was raised on the best of such... More 

Thank Gregory George H
Bethesda, MD
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317 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Maybe 10 years has past since we went to Bacchus and that was a big mistake. Had plans to go to Momo's and lucked into a parking spot across from Bacchus. My wife and son agreed that was a sign to change dining plans. We got mostly small plate- Hommos Baladi, Baye Bel Zeit (okra), calamari, an eggplant dish whose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7945 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-657-1722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?