Good, but Not Worth the Price..
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 crème 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.
So sad it's gone... we'll miss you. 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!!!!!!
Favorite Mushroom Ravioli. 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.
very nice. 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.
This festive downtown restaurant is also known as Utah's Italian steakhouse..
Baci's playful decor is heavy on homey Italian touches. Spin through the revolving door and see rows of jarred tomatoes and braids of garlic lining the walls. Piles of fresh yellow peppers brighten the long, open kitchen. Balcony dining offers a bird's-eye view of the boisterous scene below, and atop the grand staircase, a giant clock face smiles regally on the patrons and bustling kitchen.
A half-dozen prime aged beef entrees complement the more familiar pastas, pizzas and scaloppine dishes. Tasty starters include tomato and basil soup, and sauteed wild mushrooms. Wood-fired pizzas are topped with everything from prosciutto to roasted garlic. Pastas and entrees cover the Italian regions. A special oven ensures the high heat needed to create the outer crust and tender middle of a great steak. Add sauteed onions, peppercorn sauce, bacon and gorgonzola cheese for a richly flavored New York pepper steak. Fresh-baked desserts are large enough to share.
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.
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.
A longtime favorite. 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.
once, but not again.... 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.
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!!
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