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Acero, St. Louis, MO

Acero

4.9
4.9
2110 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Rustic Italian cuisine in the heart of Maplewood that features fresh ingredients from local farmers as well as an all Italian wine list.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 644-1790

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andy Hirstein

  • Private party contact

    Adam Gnau: (314) 644-1790

  • Neighborhood

    Maplewood

  • Cross street

    Southwest

  • Parking details

    Acero also shares the parking lot next door.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,110 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Italian

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

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  • Midtown

    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

  • Midtown

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Midtown

    Notable Wine List

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  1. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the 7 course tasting menu and wine pairing---excellent!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 one of the best in town
  3. JS

    JenniferS

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. Thoroughly enjoyed every dish. We both did the 4 course tasting and it was more than enough food. We elected to do the wine flight and our waiter paired our wines with our dishes perfectly. This is a gem of a restaurant and I would highly recommend it.
  4. J

    chesterfieldJ

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice and cozy restaurant. Food was OK not impressive. Pasta is overcooked but flavorful. At > $ 30 price tag, pasta should be better. Appetizer was OK as well.
  5. JL

    JosephL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprised my fiancé with a night out at Acero. The great service and unbelievable flavor in all the food will keep us coming back! Also the pasta sauce reminded me of my grandmas which I can’t get anywhere!
  6. s

    scrwabash

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our fourth visit to Acero. We had excellent service; every course was outstanding. We also ordered the wine flight to accompany our meal. Perfect selections. This place is a gem! Highly recommended.
  7. JM

    JameeM

    El Paso

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  8. MB

    MB2017

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way
  9. JH

    JulieH

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu is one of the best in town. Everything is always incredibly fresh and excellent. Cannot wait to return.
  10. B

    Bill

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoy Acero. The offerings are imaginative and well-prepared. Nice atmosphere; easy to have conversations; quiet level. The egg raviolo is to die for! We'll be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Birthday. Wonderful dinner with great service
  12. LL

    LynL

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Acero never disappoints! We always get the tasting menu, which is a tremendous value considering the price of food right now. The Raviolo is a must! The wait staff is friendly and helpful with explaining the dishes and suggesting wine pairings.
  13. TB

    TerryB

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent experience all around. Highly recommended
  14. a

    anonymous

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Four course tasting menu was very pleasing, fresh ingredients, creative flavorful cuisine. Server was quite good appropriately attentive and knowledgeable. A foodie's delight with exception of the ambience. Four course tasting menu seemed like the best "value" choice even though we wouldn't have ordered pasta courses or dessert otherwise but was a bit surprised at all the extra charges on top of the set price depending on your selections. So maybe a la carte would've been a better choice after all. The reason I wouldn't recommend Acero to a friend is the intolerable noise level. We were shouting and straining to hear each other as a party of four for three hours while we were attempting to enjoy what would otherwise been a lovely dining experience. Think we will pass on Acero unless and until noise level is appropriate for a fine dining experience.
  15. PT

    PhillyT

    St. Louis

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a wonderful quaint Italian restaurant in Maplewood. The food is fantastic and equally matched by the service. This is a great place for a date or special celebration.
  16. TS

    TomS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Personalized menu for our 40th anniversary! Food and server, Jessie, we’re excellent.
  17. VL

    VictoriaL

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    excellent service. try the gnocco fritto and don’t skip dessert. ask about taking home wine, and consider the tasting menu
  18. RL

    RamL

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding selection of delicious Italian wines! Right-on-the-dot recommendations of dishes (appetizers, main course and desserts) to suit everyone’s preferences. Including customized adaptation! Excellent service with a smile! One of our friends wanted to get a dish to go at the last minute - and Haris fulfilled her request going above and beyond our expectations. Very welcoming front desk staff with a lot of attention to detail. Lovely ambience. All of us want to visit again and bring more friends. Highly recommended!
  19. KM

    KimM

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our special occasion felt special from the moment we walked in the door. The menu customized to recognize us was a nice touch. The prix fixe meal was a great option. Each course was a treasure with the standouts the giant ravioli and sea bass.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Thourougly enjoyed my evening at Acero. Would recommend to friends looking for fine dining in the area. The only reason it is a 4 and not a 5 is the ambiance could be elevated. This is owned by the same people as The Crossing and that is a sold 5 star. At Acero I didn’t care for the taped on post it’s with the cost on a few of the paintings and the wine pairings could have been explained in a little more detail. Still a wonderful choice for a date night or special occasion if you’re in the Maplewood area instead of Clayton. The Goat Cheese dessert and Egg Raviolo were both stand outs!
  21. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. Love this restaurant.
  22. RL

    RamL

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent drinks, and excellent service with a personal touch! Beautiful ambience! A unique Italian fare - delicious and somewhat unusual. Welcoming staff! Outstanding service! Highly recommended.
  23. N

    Nuuke

    Palm Springs

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great evening, the staff was wonderful as was the food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Acero is a St. Louis gem of fine dining.
  25. SK

    ScottyK

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and perfect service. We had the chefs tasting menu and enjoyed every dish and every drink. I cannot recommend Acero enough!
  26. D

    Drsport

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t gone out on a special dinner date in two years. Take out just doesn’t cut it. This place is knuu oh an for it’s great food and solid service. We weren’t disappointed. We’ll be back!
  27. MU

    MikeU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Luke our server was excellent. We sat in the back room which was a little noisy for our liking. Next time we will request the front room. It was a little more pricey than expected but the food was very good.
  28. JA

    JohnA

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there and we loved everything about it! Our food was delicious and the cocktail and wine list were extensive! Our server was wonderful and the restaurant was so charming. We will definitely be retuning!
  29. GF

    GeraldF

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Attentive, knowledgeable staff. Very smooth service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were amazing. Highly recommend for a business meal or any occasion. One of the best restaurants in St Louis
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Acero is one of my very favorite restaurants anywhere in the country. The chef, the presentation, the flavor profiles, the pairings are impeccable every time I come. I’m a foody, however my wife is not. I spent weeks talking her into the grand chef’s tasting menu with the wine pairings. I sold her on the obvious incredible food, but more so the information about the dish and the flavor profiles and how and why it pairs with that particular wine. She was so excited, finally. With that said, when I made the reservation on open table I took the only reservation available at 8:30pm. I followed up with a call to the restaurant to tell them I wanted the grand chefs tasting menu with wine pairings, where I requested the egg ravioli be a part of the menu, which was confirmed. On the late afternoon of the reservation Acero called and asked if I was willing to move my reservation earlier due to how busy they were at the time of my 8:30pm reservation. With that little notice my wife and I could only accommodate them to 8pm. Upon showing up the greeter looked a little surprised when I have my name for the grand tasting menu. She proceeded to seat us at 2 top between a 4 top that was already sat and an open 4 top that was tucked in the corner. Once we were sat for a short period of time, the same greeter sat another party of 2 at that 4 top tucked in the corner who appeared to be only drinking and eating lightly. We were greeted with water and menu’s and asked if we wanted anything to drink. I had to inform the young man we were there for the grand chefs tasting menu, which surprised him. He walked away, to which I figured he was going to get our waiter, but when when he returned he was our waiter. His name was Luke and it was his 2nd day in the Resturant waiter business. He was a very nice young man and will thrive in any endeavor he chooses. Unfortunately he was not ready for a $500 tasting menu on his 2nd night. We didn’t know what we were eating or drinking. Bad expe
  32. s

    sltpdq

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual, and the sound-absorbing panels really help with the noise level
  33. TJ

    TammyJ

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places to eat at. Always so good!!
  34. JW

    JenniferW

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service here is always outstanding! One of the BEST restaurants in the city. Always a treat to dine here. Can't wait to return!
  35. m

    mollymc

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Acero is such a gem! My friends and I had a truly remarkable dinner last night. The food was incredible. The service was impeccable. I cannot wait to return!
  36. BK

    BobbyK

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our longstanding favorites in STL. Always a treat. We made our reservation for our next visit while we were finishing our meal.
  37. s

    stlsteve

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  38. TB

    TomB

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at dinner. Our waiter was very informative and made some excellent recommendations. While they were quite busy the food was delivered in the proper time frame.
  39. PK

    PatrickK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Harris was an absolutely fantastic server. His knowledge of the menu was extensive and his tableside manner was exquisite! Compliments to the chefs and back stage personnel. The ambiance was lovely. A real gem in Maplewood!
  40. RB

    RondaB

    St. Louis

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the tasting menu and all was excellent - start to finish!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Acero offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 644-1790.

Acero is rated 4.9 stars by 2110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Acero

7266 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63143

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Southwest

  • Neighborhood

    Maplewood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Acero also shares the parking lot next door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andy Hirstein

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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