I was able to go to The New Yorker last evening. I ordered the filet mignon with gorgonzola-panko crust, broccolini, and mushroom jus mashed potatoes. I also had the house soup which was minestrone. I enjoyed the soup, but I did not think it was anything spectacular and would probably not order it again. The filet itself was average, but the panko crust was delicious. The mushroom potatoes were also good, but I had a taste of the smoked gouda potatoes and those were excellent! I also was able to try the salmon, but I honestly thought it tasted a little fishy and was a little tough. I'm sure at a restaurant like this they would be willing to cook another salmon filet, but you still take your chances. I ate with a larger group and at the end of dinner we all ordered our own desserts so I was able to taste many different dishes. The cheesecake was smooth, creamy and good, but I like the Cheesecake Factory cheesecake better. The homemade caramel is wonderful, the apple pie is very good, the crme brulee is good and so is the short cake. Mmm. Desserts here are great.
My bill for two people included two entrees, a soup and one dessert and came to about $120. I was a bit disappointed in the food for that price, but I'm still glad I was able to go, although I can't say I will be back soon.
I seriously think that the Gastronomy Inc. restaurants aren't as good as they used to be.
Pros: Dessert, Food
Cons: Parking, Location, Prices
Bacci was one of our very favorite spots. Yes, the hostess(s) could be curt. The wait (even with reserves) was an adjustment. But the rest of the experience was always top notch. I have many good memories of a very nice glass of wine with an exquisite meal, and always always always, a very personable waiter. I hope that Ruths Chris will keep the stained glass windows. Goodbye Bacci, we'll miss you!!!!!!
Pros: Good memories
Cons: it's gone
The Forrest Mushroom Ravioli is unrivaled. It is delicious, and I crave it fortnightly. The Flatbread is amazing as well, and I always enjoy the Spinach Salad. Baci is extremely trendy: make certain to make reservations in advance. The waiters are amazing, but the hostesses could use a little help. I have twice arrived right on-time for my reservations, and was unapologetically asked to wait for over 20 minutes.
Pros: Mushroom Ravioli, Flatbread, Spinach Salad
The place was warm and friendly. You couldn't go to the bar and have a drink while you waited for your reservations unless you had a membership. If you wanted a drink you will be drinking it in the waiting area. The place was quiet. I ate at a bar table and the service was great along with the food. The waitress was good but a little bossy.
Pros: quiet, friendly
Date of visit: 10/13/2004 @ 12:30pm, lunch.
I had the crostini with tomatoes for starters. It was nice and light.
Next I had a green salad w/ a light viniagrette dressing. Fresh and colorful and didn't have any bitter greens which I think are nasty.
The entree was the lasagna. It was flavorful, creamy, and meaty. I usually don't get lasagna when I visit restaurants but Baci's lasagna is very good. The portions were all hearty, and the price was very fair.
Dessert was tirmisu`. It was delcious!
Baci validates for parking in the structure immediately to the west of the restaurant which makes visiting Baci much more convenient.
I met the owner of Gastronomy, Inc., John Williams. He deifinitely has a flair for archetecture as you'll see when you visit Baci. It's a very beautiful restaurant.
Pros: atmosphere, quality of food, price
We came to Baci's looking for a dinner venue for a large group/business dinner. I thought I had eaten here once before, but think I would have remembered such a lovely ambiance. From the revolving doors, the impressive entrance with cathedral like ceilings and beautiful hardwood elements, Baci's is pleasing to the eye.
Service was attentive & friendly, but some food arrival was not sychronized very well.
Food in general was tasty and well prepared. Lobster bisque was very good. Spinach salad was rustic and maybe a little too strong for my taste, but still good.
Veal with lemon and capers was very good, but the Lobster special was not as tasty as I would have liked. Ravioli (house speciality) was also very good and tender.
Dessert, like most of the Gastronomy restaurants was good - my favorite: Almond Raspberry torte. Nice light finish to a good meal.
Pros: Food, Ambiance, Service
Always wonderful service. Very affordable "Sera Bella" early evening specials. Great and diverse menu. This isn't a typical local Italian menu, expect more varied choices than you're used to. I have had one average meal (which ended up being free) in more than 60 visits in the past 12 or so years, the rest have been fabulous. It tends to be noisy if there is a crowd. Parking is what you would expect in a downtown location.
Pros: Great food, Diverse menu, Nice "boutique bar"
Cons: , Can be a long wait
came here with some friends for lunch. coming from ny we're not familiar with the utah laws about club memberships, so after much confusion we finally were seated on the patio and the waiter didn't charge us the membership fee. our waiter was very friendly. however, the wait for food and drinks was incredibly long. the other reviews were correct about the long wait. lunch extended for a few hours. this place was ok, but i would never go back.
Pros: outdoor seating, friendly waiter
Cons: loooonnnnggg wait, crowded
THIS WAS THE WORST RESTURANT, IF YOU CAN CALL IT THAT, THAT WE HAVE EVER EATEN AT! THE PASTA TASTED LIKE THEY JUST TOOK IT OUT OF WATER WITH NO SAUCE! SERVICE WAS AWEFUL! PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY! WE COMPLAINED, NO SATISFACTION. WE PAID AND LEFT WITHOUT EATING AND WENT TO THE SPAGETTI FACTORY. THAT WAS A GREAT MEAL INCOMPARISON!
THIS IS NOT ITALIAN FOOD! NOT EVEN CLOSE!
WE GOT THE RECOMMENDATION OFF OF CITY SEARCH AND WE CAN'T BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE WOULD ACTUALLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. IT MUST BE THE OWNERS WRITING THE POSITIVE REVIEWS. PLEASE DON'T GO!!
Pros: absolutely nothing!
Cons: food is terrible!, service slow, workers bad attitude
Ever since I moved to Utah 3 years ago every one has been telling me I need to eat at Baci Trattoria. Went there for lunch. . . No good. Not that the food is incrediably bad, but the serivce was slow and impersonal. The place claims to be children friendly. I never saw a child's menu nor did I feel welcome with my children, especially when my daughter requested her juice to be in a different glass then the one served to her. While they may have great bruschetta and salads, ask your server how spicy other dishes are as many seem to be cooked in red pepper sauce or with red peppers. For the price, I don't think it is worth all the fuss. Of course, this experience may have been completely different had we had a different server.
Pros: Brushetta, Ambiance, Selection
Cons: Price, Service
I've been to Baci's many times and have been quite pleased with the food and service. It is always so noisy that you can't hear yourself think. The last time we went the food had gone down considerably and I wondered if they had hired a new cook or something. The quality just wasn't there. They used to have wonderful seafood specials.
I love this place. One of my favorite resturants. I have lived in Italy and France, and they could learn a few things from Baci about service, ambiance, and good food. Don't miss it.
Pros: fun, beautiful, authenic
My experience at Baci was terrible from the moment I walked in. To start, no one was paying attention. The hostess seemed to ignore us for almost twenty minutes. Servers did the same. Then we sat at the counter and we didn't get served. When we finally asked for the manager he was rude to us, so we decided to leave. I wonder why anyone would recommend Baci to us, because I can't see why they have ANY business considering the way I was treated.
Cons: slow, no service, rude
BACI IS A GREAT PLACE TO "DO LUNCH". THE AMBIENCE IS VERY SPECIAL, AND THE SERVICE FRIENDLY. THE FOOD HAS BEEN BETTER, BUT WITH THE ATMOSPHERE AND A GOOD FRIEND, IT'S A MUST VISIT.
A frequenter of Baci, I have always had wonderful service here. The atmosphere is also pleasing. in my opinion, the food was best years ago, but it is still quite tasty and I love all the gastronomy restaraunts. It has impressed my out of town guests.
Pros: welcome atmosphere, top notch service, great location
over the years i have been a loyal customer and a great fan of baci trattoria. i have a relative that works for the convention center and always refers out of towners to the restaurant. however it has come to my attention that in the last week or so there has been a drastic change in the promtness and also the flavor of the food on the evening dinners and appetizers. i understand from several of the employee past and present that the new chef has replaced some or one of the longtime employees with a less qualified and less experienced cook. perhaps gastronomy had better take a better look at exactly what is happening in their kitchen. keeping good employees also keeps the good customers coming in
As I once lived in SLC, a visit to bacis is a must. The brunch on sundays is or was, i don't know if it's still available, a very special one, tastes extraordinary... service and moreover the ambience of this place is one only seen in some restaurants around the world. An ambience I enjoy very much, thats why the baci gets the topten restaurant award by me...
Pros: extraordinaryambience, very tasty food, nice audience
Cons: parking possibilities
Baci is my favorite restaurant. Great atmosphere, good service and best appetizers. Prices are average and it's romantic and fun.
I guess Baci is okay for mid-level Italian, but I can't imagine choosing the word "romantic" for any Gastronomy restaurant. They're fun and loud, but not romantic.
We love to go here when we are downtown. It is in an eclectic setting, that gives you something to look at wherever you sit. The food is great, service has never been better. We take all of our out of town guests here as well. If you go before 7pm, you can request their early bird special which they have stopped advertising on their menu, but still offer.
romantic lighting and new age design, service that allows alone time, it all adds to beyond satisfaction.
the food not worth going out to dine. i can do much better at home and wont waste my money there.
This restaurant is noisy, hard to get into and food is fair. It's hyped up as a place to be, but I would rather go where the food is excellent, especially if you are going to pay those prices.
Pros: convenient downtown
Cons: too pricy, too noisy, too long to wait
Still good food and service after all these years. Tasty, fun and creative environment.
How this won the "CitySearch poll" for "best Italian" I have not a clue. Loud, souless and too trendy for this pup's taste! The pasta dishes (like crab in vodka sauce) are bland and the specials (seafood and pizzas) are okay but nothing to fret over by any means of the imaginary tastebuds. Only the wine list--and perhaps the appetizers are what brought me back two more times after the initial taste test. But the place to "see and be seen" deal has gotta go... in L.A. maybe that's considered cool, but Salt Lake? Come on... that's an oxymoron (SLC/cool)!
Pros: worthy wine list, dessert selection, appetizers
Cons: too trendy, loud (huh?!)
Defenitely the best Italian in Salt Lake !! You should really try the steak. It's better than most steak houses.
I find Baci to be the all around best restaurant in Salt Lake. For the very reasonable priced food you get excellant service, tastefully unique atmosphere, and some of the very best food in the city. I constantly have a diffucult time deciding what part of the meal to fill up on, because the appetizers, entrees and desserts are all equally enticing. At times (ie. when they are very busy) the sevice does suffer and the wait can be LONG to get a table. but with a reservation and a little patience you'll soon have an excellant dining experience.
Pros: Atmosphere, FOOD, Price
Cons: long waits
I was at BACI last week and had the Lobster Ravioli MMM! MMM! MMM! also coconut shrimp Never a disapointment to visit BACI
great steaks and even better drinks, take a big group and have fun!
If this is what Utah considers good Italian food I better make my way back to the homeland! After reading about Baci's on this website I figured if I wanted a taste of back home I better give this place a try.....BIG mistake HUGE! What was I thinking? I have to admit the service was pretty good we had a cute little gal waiting on us and she was very attentive. (grant it we were her only table but....I need to give credit where it's deserved) But folks the food was terrible. I have never been so disappointed in Italian food, this place gives Italy a bad name. It was bland with a gritty taste. Trust me when I tell you not to waste your time.
We have been going to Baci since their opening. Not easy since most restuarants last about 1 year! Food great, appetizers are the best and the service is most excellent.
Most people don't know that Baci has some of the best steaks in town. I recently had the Steak Oscar, Filet w/ crab meat covered in Hollandaise sauce. Absolutely delicious! Gastronomy restaurants also seem to have the best trained staff in which makes for consistent service.
Pros: Food Made to Order, Service, Ambience
Cons: Sometimes Crowded
I often have work downtown with clients, especially at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Baci is centrally located so that we can walk from almost any spot downtown. The service has always been excellent, in fact the servers call me by my name now! Food is consistent. The high ceilings and fantastic stained glass make Back one of the most beautiful restaurants downtown.
Pros: Downtown Location, Service, Excellent for Clients
Cons: Not inexpensive!, Not great for kids.
Baci Tratorria and Club Baci have the most exciting interior in Salt Lake City with floor to ceiling stainglass panels. The service is outstanding, the food is 1st class. Baci is always recommended as the restaurant to go when out of town guests ask for a fine dining experience that is not stuffy!
Pros: Ambience, Interior Decorating, Service
Cons: Popular-Can be Wait
Since my wife and I moved here from San Francisco we have been looking for a hip restaurant/club. Our suprise was Baci which allows you to enjoy a very hip atmosphere as well as imbibe - all on the Club Baci side. The food has never disappointed us, the bartenders are awesome and the Frequent Dining program has given us many free meals over the years. Simply the best at what they do!
Pros: Freq. Diner Program, Excellent Service, Great Food!
Cons: Not for kids
Food is good, but not excellent. The prices are steep for what you get. Make sure to ask for their early bird specials, yes they still have them but they must not want you to know cause they are no longer on their menus. The service is ok, I've been treated good and bad. I was there one and teh waiter dropped all of the food, a lot of people walked away with food on their clothes and broken dishes beneath their tables and we were not offered free meals or anything.
Cons: Price, Service
Try the roasted duck with the brown sugar crusted baked yam. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. The food was wonderful and the atmostphere is quaint.
Baci doesn't serve the most sophisticated Italian cuisine, but the flavors are good and the price is right. The energy in this restaurant is great, though. There's usually a range of customers here: some 9-to-5ers enjoying an after-work drink on the club side; some Jazz fans dining before the game; some dressed-to-impress couples ready for an evening out. My husband and I had our rehersal dinner upstairs and the staff was very accommodating. The atmosphere was loud, lively and exciting.
Pros: Great vibe
Cons: Limited parking