beautifulEverything was amazing. Tasting menu was extremely well thought out. Wine pairings spectacular. We are looking forward our next dinner there.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply perfectA wonderful experience start to finish. From the front podium through dessert course the meal was perfection5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentFood at Acadia was excellent. We realy enjoyed the tasting menu and the wine pairing our very knowledgeable sommelier Jason picked for us. Cocktails were excellent as well, especially Smashin'. The only comment we had was about the view to the empty field, but our server informed us it will be taken care of soon. Very good experience overall.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the bestIf you don't mind spending $400 on dinner for two, this place is for you. I have never experienced food the way I did in Acadia. We had the chef's testing menu. Every Lille plate was perfectly presented and every single thing on the plate has a reason to be there. Every bite is like a taste of heaven, so delicate and delicious. Service was impeccable You should be adventurous if you want to enjoy this place to the fullest since they would serve bone marrow, rabbit, fois gras etc.
Best dinning experience I've ever had!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFlavor filled, a complete delightAcadia is located on a quiet little stretch of South Wabash and is highly worth a trip to dine there. The Chef's tasting menu is a series of flavor filled dishes, each very different from the last, but taken as a whole offer a wonderful arc of pleasure and taste. A very fine wine menu will complement most anything you order at Acadia. The service is superb, and friendly. While the food may be "fancy", the ambience is never stuffy...very down-to-earth.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall excellent. Bone marrowOverall excellent. Bone marrow dish could be revised. Brian the waiter and Carlos the bartender were outstanding. Very enjoyable overall.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSpot OnThe 7 course tasting menu was a wonderful experience. My wife is a vegetarian and they were able to create an amazing 7 course menu for her as well. Service was excellent and very friendly. The ambiance was elegant, but not stuffy. Perfect for a couple celebrating their 6th anniversary. The cocktails were heavenly.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was beyond impeccable;The service was beyond impeccable; the wine list was diverse, interesting, and well-curated; and the food was divine.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a place for beautifullyThis is a place for beautifully presented, interesting appetizers with multiple preparations methods mixed on each plate (grills,roasts,purees, reductions, crisps, crumbly "soil" flavorings). The offering list is still pared down to essentials: lobster, beef, veggie, fish.....The service is outstanding.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPortions a tad bit small.Portions a tad bit small. I understand that it does relate to the special preparation of the cusine, but would of liked a few bites more. Would of appreciated more menu selections.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular---loved everySpectacular---loved every bite. We did the chef tasting and not a single course missed. The creativity and technique really shined without sacrificing the integrity of the food.
The service was wonderful as well. Classic but still relaxed. Very sweet to a 7-month pregnant woman!
Chef is KILLING it. Can't wait to go back for the burger and lobster roll.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular meal. Did theSpectacular meal. Did the Tasting and was amazed by the variety of flavors and textures that made for happy taste buds.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemI have been to this restaurant a few times and I love there unique cocktail selection. It is by far the best bar in the South Loop. Very low key appearance outside but this is a true gem inside. The dining room is very nice but the view outside to an empty lot leaves much to be desired. The service and food although are worth the trip and experience. The restaurant makes you feel as if you are in a fine dining and bar in downtown Chicago. Beware tho if you want a burger that you must be seated at the bar. FYI the burger is a must try.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMChef consistently turns outChef consistently turns out unique combinations of flavors. He does sweet-savory as well as anyone.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI almost never write reviews - everyone should know that Acadia is AMAZING!!! I cannot write enough about it - so you should just go! Enjoy! And if you like cocktails, try them all, maybe not on the same night.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMReally really really wonderfulReally really really wonderful food! Don't miss the deserts---they are the best I have ever had.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I did the chef'sMy husband and I did the chef's 7 course with wine pairings..excellent! Everyone is super nice, service outstanding.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSouth Loop GemChef Ryan McCaskey rocks! The foie gras appetizer with peanut foam should not be missed. Entres and desserts were also great. Great restaurant. Good cocktail and wine list. Innovative cuisine that was beautifully plated.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was beautifully presentedFood was beautifully presented and yummy. Service was a bit slow but attentive without being intrusive or stuffy3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is a hidden gem!This place is a hidden gem! From the outside it actually gives the appearance of an office space as there is no signage, but then you walk in to a typical low ceiling and then once you pass through the bar area the place opens up as if you went through the small door in Alice in Wonderland. The staff is polite and personable, the food is amazing and pleasing to the palatte! The cocktails are quite impressive, I had a Bellinimo which had a fruit/juice type ice cube to add gradual flavor to the drink. Quite creative and inspiring! We may just go back to sit at the bar and try the other cocktails on the list!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Ryan and his cohortsAs always, Ryan and his cohorts delivered. We went for chef's week and had the chef's menu and pairings. They did not disappoint. We also stopped in the bar on our way out and enjoyed a couple of fantastic cocktails. The housemade bitters were amazing.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMportions are a bit small.portions are a bit small. wonderful experience overall.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, executed well.Great food, executed well. Originally went for the Chef's Week tasting, but ordered a la carte. I ordered the Black Walnut dessert, was not thrilled with it. Was envying my friend's floating island dessert instead. Will return, because the food was really spot-on in execution and presentation. Loved the butter poached lobster.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMStill hungryI had a friend in from out of town, so thought we should try Acadia.
We arrived and the table was not ready so we had a glass of red at the bar. We were both very hungry when we were seated and were astonished at the size of each course. The salad was thimble size the main dish was two ice cube sized pieces of chicken. The room had a screaming baby and we left hungry and rather annoyed.
The flavors were very good and the service was fantastic, but the serving sizes are ridiculous. Also maybe they need a crying baby room!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for chef week andWe went for chef week and both got the prix fixe menu. Decor was nice but a little too minimal for my tastes. Food presentation was top-notch but as expected, portions were on the smaller side — we ended up getting cheese and a second dessert at the bar after dinner. Love the bar area (and bar menu) even more than the restaurant. Great service in restaurant and bar — super nice and knowledgeable.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDate night with my husbandDate night with my husband was wonderful here. A bit expensive but delicious. They did a wonderful job providing me with gluten free options.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went there toMy wife and I went there to celebrate her bithday. The food was awesome! Pleasantly surprised at how good the tasting menu was. The wine pairings were also excellent. I like the ambiance better than Alinea. We would definitely go back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, good settingI like the minimalist clean space. The tables are spaced far enough apart that you aren't dining with your neighbor or listening to their conversation, but I wouldn't exactly call it intimate dining either.
The food was spectacular, solid yet playful without any serious chemistry set leanings like some other places.
The wait staff was an awkward combination of humorless pretension and ineptitude, which left something to be desired.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion Delight!Made reservations online and had mentioned it was for wife's birthday. Hosts and all wait staff were aware and wished her making her feel special. The Chef also had a hand signed card presented to her. The wait staff were very attentive. We had some wine suggested by the Sommelier and I also tried the much recommended house gin and tonic with cucumber ice cubes. We had the tasting menu (Hamachi, Mushroom soup, Tagliatelle - probably the best we have had, Lobster in a chai froth, Bone Marrow with veal, Lamb and Ile Flottante. The kitchen accommodated our special dietary needs. Allow a good 2.5 hours to enjoy the meal! Would recommend this for a special occasion.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't pass up the Tasting MenuWonderful tasting menu for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. The beverage pairings worked really well with the meal, and the service was excellent!11/17/2012 12:00:00 AMNice dinnerWe had a great meal at Acadia, excellent service, excellent food and a nice drink selection. Can't wait to come back.9/21/2012 12:00:00 AMImpeccable service and foodImpeccable service and food quality! Trendy decor and romantic atmosphere. Definitely worth the price. Highly recommend for special occasion.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM