Our private dining room seats up to 18 guests. Full restaurant buyout is also available. Menus will be custom tailored for each event and food and beverage minimums vary depending on time of year.View Private Dining Details
Acadia will be offering an open house style brunch with action stations in the kitchen as well as dining room. Enjoy prime rib, raw bar, seared foie gras and more.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Amazing! Service was spectacular and the food was delicious.
Not being used to dining at this level, we were absolutely astounded with the service, food, and wine pairings. We also recommend the bar area for an informal date night, which we do frequently. But highly suggest going "behind the curtain" for an incredible experience.
Our experience at Acadia was fantastic. We were there to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday and the night went perfectly. The food was delicious and service was excellent. The sommelier recommended us a great bottle of wine and helped walk us through our choices to arrive at the best choice. The restaurant also kindly gave us a small birthday cake item as a takeaway.
Meal was excellent. Had the wine pairing along with our tasting menu and the server was very thorough in explaining each wine, it’s origins, and tasting highlights.
Our family came here for my daughter's Sweet 16 birthday dinner. The tasting menu was delicious... so flavorful and inventive. We had a team of knowledgeable servers, and our principal person, Michael, was truly a step above. He patiently explained the subtlety of all the food and wine to us, even sharing how bubbles are created in champagne. Michael truly helped elevate our meal at Acadia to be a memory we'll always remember.
As a special treat for my daughter's birthday, the team at Acadia also had a special, extra course prepared for us in the kitchen, where another server explained how the kitchen operates. We also had a chance to speak to and take a picture with Executive Chef Ryan McCaskey. I've been to other 2 and 3 Michelin star restaurants in Chicago, New York and other cities. Acadia is certainly worthy of their 2 stars, and from our experience, is actually even better than a couple 3 Michelin star restaurants we've had the chance to go to. Great job to the entire Acadia team.
I had heard mixed reviews about whether it was worth the price. However I 100% enjoyed my dinner there, and it was worth what I paid. Would definately go back!
The overall dinner was great, very attentive servers . The food was good the first few courses. The lobster pot looked amazing, but the bisque was so salty that it took away the flavor of the lobster (which was cooked perfectly). The one thing I was disappointed most was the fact that our server did not mention about the foie gras options which I was more than happy to pay extra for. I did mentioned it when he brought out the lobster pot pie and he said "pot pie was better and that the foie gras was coming". I was shocked when they started to send out the desserts. I was very disappointed, I choice this place because he had a foie gras option. Beside that it was a good dinner.
I normally rave restaurants like Acadia, but this time I won't. I brought my mother for a special dinner date hoping to wow her with a fancy meal-- only to face the disappointment of being served previously frozen duck(asked the waiter, and he more or less confirmed it) and A5 beef that did not taste the part.
Normally this would be alright. The food was still delicious and the service was fantastic. However, this is a two-michelin star restaurant. I don't feel it's unreasonable to expect perfection. Looking back, I should have been more visibly upset by what happened. I did not pay to eat frozen food. I could have done that at home, without spending > 200$/person.
Fantastic meal and first rate service. The wine pairing was one of the best matching we’ve experienced across multiple restaurants. The “lobster pot pie” was superb and was the foie gras supplement to their pre fixed menu.
Amazing attention to detail and made us feel like we were the only patrons that mattered. And the food was wonderful.
The food portions are extremely small. I did the wine pairing with dinner. The amount of wine was generous. However, due to the small portions of food I had to quit drinking because I was getting tipsy. My husband got home and ate a lunchable. I fed my daughter pasta and ate what she didn’t finish. Our bill with 21% gratuity was $740. My husband’s boss treated us to $500 for dinner. The $240 we paid wasn’t worth it.
We celebrated our anniversary. The restaurant is perfect for this type of occasion. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented. The wine perfectly paired and the service was impeccable.
Very disappointing evening. Two dishes were cold and it took 20 minutes before a waiter even made it to our table. Not even worth 1 Michelin Star.
Spectacular culinary experience. Unique dishes with superb service and environment that is perfectly set for this type of dining.
Some other michelin places in Chicago are clearly overrated when compared to Acadia.
It should be on the "must-do" list.
Exceptional dining experience with a creative and unique presentation of items. The new seven course menu is just spectacular. The service was exceptional in every way. I truly enjoyed the evening with them
Dined at the last seating on New Year's Eve. It was the priciest among a few well know high end venues. I decided to try it out for their eight course menu and a night full of "many entertainers" throughout the New Year's Eve event. THIS WAS MY WORST NEW YEAR'S EVE DINING EXPERIENCE! The food was sub par, the service was amateurish, and the restaurant design looked like my alcoholic uncle's basement after a super bowl party. The bartender's had no decorum and their drinks tasted like they missed Chapter one in their bartender's for dummies guide.
What was the night cap, you ask? After our wonderful dinning experience was over they told everyone they had to stand in front of the restaurant (gave us our coats- because was the coat service was closing up- of course) and we waited while they converted the restaurant into an after party event space. Really??!!
And, by the way, their many entertainers consisted of a wannabe Mick Jagger impersonator, one Blondie impersonator who did not sing or look like Blondie, and 80 yr old woman with a head tattoo (to be honest, she was kind of fun).
Jason the Sommelier gave us outstanding service and education.
Not the place I can come to everyday, but a place I will come back too for sure. Exceptional food with wine paring. This was our pre-New Years meal and it was outstanding. Treat yourself to this experience.
It is completely a whole experience, even more when you have the wine pairing. We would only change the music. Everything else was excellent!
2nd time there. Presentation and service was great. Food was a little bit better the 1st Time. Did 110 wine flight which not sure worth it but they did put on a good show. Going to sit in bar next time and give that a try.
Believe the hype. It is worth 2 stars!
Location is in the south loop of Chicago. The front of the restaurant has small bar and place where you can have late night eats and drinks. We opted to have the tasting menu with wine pairings in the main dining hall. We were seated right away. However, we sat and sat for about 10 minutes without anyone greeting us at our table. I thought this was odd given the status of being Michelin restaurant. Kind of started the night off on the wrong foot. Evening improved from there. Waiter apologized. Food was amazing and so were the wine pairings. Afterwards, they took us into the kitchen for quick tour and photo op. Next time I will try their famous burger and cocktails on their late night dining menu.
The whole experience was good. Servers are very nice. We went there for our anniversary and after meal, the server took us to have a photo with Chief. Wonderful food, of course. After meal they also got the meal printed out for us with the date. 5 stars!
I'll begin with some positives. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The atmosphere was very elegant and romantic to say the least. The meal? In general, everything we ate was ok. The portions? Suffice it to say, after the five course meal we immediately ordered Thai take out for $19.16 to satisfy our cravings for the evening. By the way, we are NOT very hefty eaters, The cost of our meal? OUTRAGIOUS!!!! For the cost of the meal we could have dined at some of Chicago's best and still saved several hundreds of dollars in the process. To net it out, the meal was CLEARLY not worth the cost and the food quantity was equally disappointing. We've dined at other Michelin-starred restaurants and this was by far our most disappointing and upsetting experience.
We were extremely disappointed in what we thought would be a GREAT experience.
Absolutely HORRIBLE. Horrible service. Horrible food.
We went to Acadia during the holiday seasons and had the nine-course tasting menu with wine pairing and a couple of supplements. We ate in the main dining room and only peaked at the bar area, even though I liked the look in there. The service and food was very good certainly worthy of its Michelin star. However, there was nothing truly standout about the food, wine pairing or service. It was for the most part just very good, not great. The beginning of the menu was much better than the end. The menu with the supplements felt too long. The truffle courses (both the white and black truffle courses) were disappointing with the black truffles tasting a little woody and the white truffle's dish not bring out the greatness of the ingredients. Overall, a very good experience but not great.
Birthday. Great food and presentation. Worth a third Michelin Star
Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Food was salty and uninteresting. Thanksgiving was a buffet. Our experience is probably not representative of this restaurant's regular fare.
Unfortunately, we were very disappointed in the Thanksgiving buffet. The vegetables were all undercooked (hard brussel sprouts anyone?), the buffet layout was awkward (top of a serving dish fell off - nearly on someone sitting right next to the buffet), and there were no options but the typical Thanksgiving spread. We had not eaten there before - and given the reviews of the restaurant, we were excited to try it. We would not recommend any of their holiday buffets - you simply will not have the Michelin-starred experience you’re expecting. The staff were good overall - a few star performers and a few that could have been more approachable.
Went for Thanksgiving lunch. Wasn’t apparent at the time of reserving that a buffet meal was to be served nor apparent in the confirmation received. Perhaps it was my fault for not scouring the Acadia website ( under events) beforehand. Upon our arrival we found the hostess welcoming but unable to answer questions about the availability of table service in the lounge area. As the bar seats were occupied, we sat at a small table and after a couple of minutes retrieved a drink menu ourselves from the service stand since no one approached us. About 5 mins later a bartender came over and took our order. His service was cordial and the drinks were great. Of note the upkeep of the decor needs attention. The lounge banquette was terribly stained and the table that we were seated at had burn marks on the top. There was also a tear in the dining room banquette. Not trying to be overly critical but for a Michelin 2-star, a certain level of attention to detail is expected.
We were seated at our table at the time of our reservation. The service was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was well presented and flavorful. We especially enjoyed the foie gras. However we were a little disappointed that it wasn’t the tasting menu but overall the food was good.
Would we go back? Not sure. Perhaps we’d try the tasting menu but unlikely for a special event type meal.
Best meal of my life to date. Incredible!
Greeters need to improve their attitude. Even more so, this applies to the bar tender with whom we interacted while waiting for the table to get ready. Good overall experience; unfortunately, initial impression was rather bad. Something that needs to be improved if they want to keep their Michelin two-star status.
Sensational service to match the fantastic foods and superb wines.
Acadia was fantastic. I wanted to experience a Michelin rated restaurant, so that's what I did.
I came here after proposing, so once I got to the restaurant, the staff knew this was for a special occasion. They offered free champagne to celebrate and were extremely welcoming and happy for us.
Dinner for two, so I ordered each of us the five course tasting menu. I also added the wagyu beef and cheese course offered. Our now seven course meal turned into a ten or more course meal as we were given extra dishes to celebrate and to try out.
All of the food was presented well. Big shout out to the cream based soup, which is served in a bowl of lightly burning pine, so it smells amazing. Also, the wagyu beef was the most tender beef I've ever had. Didn't get the wine pairing, but ordered a bottle with dinner, a nice French white wine.
We had three different dessert courses, including a brand new one, and some French press coffee. Fantastic.
The experience for us took almost 4 hours, but it was well worth it. Get the tasting menu for any special occasion. You won't regret it.
Service was top notch. Cleaning the table, refolding napkins, and pulling our chairs out when returning to our seats were just a few things the staff did. You're well taken care of.
Overall, amazing experience. I'll definitely be back.
Great food and excellent service which is to be expected at this lofty price point.
I think pre charging a credit card $150.00 is out ragous and automatically including a 21% gratuity for two people is very presumptuous. I will not go back and i plan to tell my Face Book friends about my experience.
Amazing five course tasting meal with creative delicious food. Nicely crafted wine pairing. Loved it!
The pace was very slow, over 5 hours. A few dishes tasted a bit too similar and almost everything needed a touch of salt. That being said, I say this because our first meal was ( in May )and was exceptional from food to pacing to wines!
Only issue we had with the 5 course meal was that the charred wagyu eaten in the leaf could have been better. The char obscured the flavor of the wagyu and as a result the flavor of the beef didn’t shine through. Also would have been better served with a knife and fork.