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Acero, St. Louis, MO

Acero

4.9
4.9
2242 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


Booked 43 times today

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

What 2,242 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • St. Louis

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    Best Ambiance

  • St. Louis

    Best Value

  • St. Louis

    Innovative

  • St. Louis

    Great for fine wines

  • St. Louis

    Good for special occasions

  • St. Louis

    Italian

  • Midtown

    Best Overall

  • Midtown

    Best Food

  • Midtown

    Best Service

  • Midtown

    Best Ambiance

  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Innovative

  • Midtown

    Neighborhood gem

  • Midtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Midtown

    Good for special occasions

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  1. SS

    SarahS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was next level. You know that scene in Ratatouille where the food critic was transported back to his childhood from the food, that happened when I ate this tomato on toast dish with burrata. It was like eating the best tomato soup and grilled cheese. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings and it was an incredible experience. Highly recommended!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal - not sure how this amazing place is still unknown to so many people in STL?!
  3. MO

    MOSki

    St. Louis

    30 reviews

    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We’ve been to Acero about 10 times in the course of the last several years. Up until this visit, we have always had an outstanding experience…excellent, inventive food and amazing service. We love the tasting menu. We selected Acero this time as a special place to celebrate a friend’s promotion. It was a first visit for our friends and I’m guessing they won’t repeat as Acero did not live up to the expectations we set. While the off-menu burrata appetizer was delicious as promised, the Raviolo was cold inside, a steak was not cooked as ordered and had to be returned, the lamb was overcooked and our server whom we’ve had before and thought was outstanding seemed quite busy and slow to check in on drinks and food after it was delivered by a different confused and cranky staff member. We will think twice about our next visit sadly.
  4. D

    Dinner2wine

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First time at Acero. Atmosphere was nice although quite noisy. We chose the four course tasting menu and accompanying wine tasting. We were all disappointed in the food . It was served attractively but was just OK. The wines were also not great. I'm fairly knowledgeable about wines and could have chosen selections more to our liking.
  5. MB

    MikeB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and attentiveness to our needs was in a word excellent. It was only outdone by the incredible chef's tasting course. Perfect all around. Looking forward to coming back real soon.
  6. S

    Sourgrapes08

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my go to place before I see a show at the Fox. Never disappoints. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Excellent food and great daily specials.
  7. ST

    STLFoodie

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great 4 course tasting menu with styles for everyone. Loved all of the seafood we had!
  8. DO

    DonnaO

    St. Louis

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Two of us had the 4-course tasting menu. Blue cheese salad was good. Egg raviolo was good, but for $35, should have included a side. Fish dish was good. Chicken was underwhelming. Compared to other local restaurants, Acero’s is pricey.
  9. L

    Laurie

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    My branzino was very good, along with blue cheese salad, my ravioli came medium temp. We had a hard time finding our waiter at times. I thought Crossing was a lot better!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal at Acero. The service was very good. The Italian wine selection is extensive. We really enjoyed the wine recommended by our server who was very knowledgeable about both the food and the wine list there. Great place to meet up with friends!
  11. K

    Katy

    St. Louis

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beet salad delicious, excellent pasta dishes, perfect scallops, OK branzino, marvelous chocolate dessert. Our server couldn’t have been better, and we like that the back room is a little quieter than the front.
  12. B

    Bill

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar...great drinks and dinner. Plus the bartender was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining.
  13. MG

    MattG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. Menu was a bit pricier than was advertised online, and portions were a bit smaller than I would have expected. Enjoyed the food, but left still hungry
  14. KK

    KariK

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome. One of the best meals we have had. Service was also awesome!
  15. MB

    MB2017

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lovely as always. Waiter was kind - always good to slow down and make sure guests taste the wine before serving !! 😊
  16. A

    Amber

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, beautiful food, limited options, but all were delicious.
  17. EA

    ErAS

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Acero has been a favorite of ours for a long time— they never disappoint. The tasting menu is the best deal in town, and the wine pairings are impeccably matched. St. Louis is lucky to have them!! The entree special tonight— short ribs— was absolutely delicious!
  18. S

    Steph

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu was absolutely incredible! Staff was very insightful and kind. They food is timed perfectly and our waiter stopped by with the plates. Gnocco fritto is a must!
  19. AK

    AnneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was amazing before we left we made reservations for a future visit.
  20. E

    Emmy

    St. Louis

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with hubby. Food and service was excellent. Pasta and bread were delicious. Wine pairings were spot on. We will return.
  21. MH

    MaryH

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding!
  22. G

    Gbear2779

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Tasting Menu. Really made us feel special with recognition of our Anniversary. Highly Recommend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pre-fixe menu was delicious and our waiter was attentive and helpful. Great way to celebrate a friends birthday
  24. M

    Madi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, it’s adorable inside, and I’m counting down the days until I can come back! You have a customer for life ❤️
  25. BE

    BethE

    St. Louis

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New Year's Eve dinner out with family was amazing! We added the wine pairing, and really made the evening extra special. Our server was outstanding as well, which really helped with recommendations on what to order/pair with our entrees. Would definitely return!
  26. BK

    BKBreview129

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing!!!! Can’t wait to come back. Best meal we’ve had all year
  27. AA

    AAPEE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, great service and a great laid back atmosphere. Can't wait to come back and try different items from the menu. Got the 4 course tasting menu and was so so full. If u have never been u need to get to Acero asap!!
  28. P

    Paula

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the chef’s tasting menu! Nicely sized portions and every course is delicious. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and elevated our experience. Highly recommend!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Incredible food and impeccable service. We will be back!
  30. RL

    RamL

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks! Exceptional service! Warm and welcoming ambience! Easy to access in the Maplewood area of St Louis. A popular place! Highly recommended!
  31. BS

    BobS

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, wine pairings and service!
  32. CK

    CampbellKen

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Do yourself a favor, order the four course, if your waiter is Jess let him bring whatever wines will go best with your choices, and then enjoy. You can thank me later.
  33. TR

    TravelerReview

    St. Louis

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Adam is back!!! Excellent food and service. A wine list to be proud of.
  34. R

    Ryan

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love their food. They even made me a special dish upon request. The tasting menu is a tremendous value as well. Highly recommend the chocolate torte.
  35. AM

    AaronM

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience as always. JC is fantastic.
  36. LS

    LeahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Best restaurant in STL!
  37. JR

    JessicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, we will be sure and return
  38. C

    Cars

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting menu, and all courses were great. Nice place to celebrate special occasions.
  39. MB

    MegB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Acero and my family and I were blown away by the food, service, wine selection and atmosphere. I opted for a four course, and I’m not lying when I say everything was perfect. The pasta was the best pasta- they make in house- that I’ve ever had. My husband ordered the prime rib and I almost liked it more than my entree. The tables were also close together, but didn’t feel confined, and we had such a fun evening. Highly recommend!
  40. AK

    AnthonyK

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    The staff was prompt with everything and food was delivered promptly and correctly. We ordered 2x food tasting (starter, pasta, entree and dessert) and 1 drink ea. and the bill was $200. Food was underwhelming and portions were small. Would not go back if the cost was 1/2 price.

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 2242 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


Booked 43 times today
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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