About Bacchus

★ ★ ★ ★ - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
Wine Spectator
 Best of Award of Excellence winner since 2006.
Named one of America's Top 100 Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast in 2017. 

Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant is set in a sleek, stylish space in the Cudahy Tower in downtown Milwaukee. Its menu emphasizes seasonal ingredients and its wine list is among the most extensive in the city. Bacchus offers several exclusive spaces for private events, including a glass-enclosed conservatory. Valet is available on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Nick Wirth

Executive Chef, Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

Nick Wirth serves as Executive Chef for Bacchus – a Bartolotta Restaurant. Located in the Cudahy Tower in downtown Milwaukee, Bacchus is among the most consistently praised restaurants in The Bartolotta Restaurants portfolio, largely due to Chef Wirth’s commitment to seasonal ingredients and a wine list that ranks among the most extensive in the city. Under Chef Wirth, Bacchus has been cited multiple times as one of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s top restaurants in Milwaukee, as well as one of America’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants by Wine Spectator.

A Wisconsin native, Chef Wirth has been a member of The Bartolotta Restaurants family since joining Lake Park Bistro as a cook in the early 2000s, where he worked under future James Beard Award winner Chef Adam Siegel. Following a brief stint at the Sanford, one of Milwaukee’s premier fine dining venues, Chef Wirth moved to New York City to attend the Culinary Institute of America.

While in school, he trained under the acclaimed “Walt Whitman of American Cuisine,” Chef Norman van Aiken, at Norman’s in Miami, Florida; and later worked at Washington D.C.’s famed Vidalia. Following his graduation in 2006, Chef Wirth returned to his home state and rejoined the Lake Park Bistro team as Sous Chef.

In 2009, Chef Wirth made the move to Bacchus and was named Chef de Cuisine two years later. In 2014, he was promoted to Executive Chef.

Chris Wolf

Assistant General Manager & Certified Sommelier,
Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant