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Acero, St. Louis, MO

Acero

4.9
4.9
2588 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 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–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 2,588 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Best Overall

  • St. Louis

    Best Food

  • St. Louis

    Best Value

  • St. Louis

    Great for fine wines

  • 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

    Romantic

  • Midtown

    Good for special occasions

2,588 Reviews
  1. ChrisK

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table was ready upon arrival. Zurn provided great service, patiently guided us through the menu, offering suggestions and clarifications. The Miste salad is wonderful. Overall, a very nice dining experience if a bit pricey.

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  2. Ortpeter

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant! Food is always outstanding and great service. 

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  3. MAHUno

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first visit to Acero and it certainly won't be our last. We ordered the four course tasting meal. It was outstanding. The choices are great and it is WAY too much food, but the good news is, you can enjoy that delicious food the next day with all that is boxed up and brought home. Our waiter Jake was amazing. He was very attentive but also gave us time to enjoy our cocktails when we first sat down. He did not rush us through our dinner either which was delightful. My only complaint is that it is a very loud restaurant. We had a two top in the back of the restaurant. The next time we are there I will specifially ask for a table in the front. The tables in the front are spread out more and it is a lot quieter. Make sure you make a reservation well ahead of when you want to go there. This place books up, but I understand why. It is scrumptious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    4 course tasting was phenomenal. Allowed us to try a variety of their excellent food. Service was great.

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  5. DavidM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exquisite food! Service was excellent as well. We will be returning to try more of the menu. Each course was timed perfectly and was enough to not leave you craving more. Overall a great dining experience.

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  6. KmanKenny

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good we went two nights in a row, ordering different food each time. Four veteran travelers used to great food all agreed Acero’s is on a very short list of best restaurants; not just in St. Louis, but anywhere! Just amazing food, staff and ambience. The high ratings from thousands are real, earned and deserved! Enjoy!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome across the board. Amazing food. Terrific service. (I’ve heard the entire staff is exceptional. Jake in particular is one of the very best in stl.) Lovely, quiet ambiance in a convenient location on Manchester in Maplewood. 5 stars!!!!

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  8. melindas

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time to this restaurant a few years apart and it is still fabulous! Everything about it is top notch.

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  9. LysaS

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious four course meal for a group of six people. Everyone loved each and every dish and had such a lovely evening. This restaurant is one of the best overall in town. Excellent service as well!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Impeccable service. Terrific food. Lovely atmosphere.

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  11. AlanL

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was also great but excruciatingly slow, which was undoubtedly the fault of the kitchen not the server.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience as always! Food was so delicious and service was excellent!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Acero! This is our second time and it was just as good as the first. The tasting menu is the way to go and the food is amazing! Love how they stagger bringing the food so you don’t feel rushed but you’re not waiting too long either. It’s almost an experience to dine here and I love that! I think this might be my favorite restaurant!

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  14. SantoshM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food and ambience. Staffs were courteous and professional.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was outstanding. The server was courteous and excellent, and the special salmon for the main entrée was delectable with excellent presentation. 

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    When I go out to eat it has to be “food worth eating” and Acero is an experience that should not be missed. The food is incredible and the service was great! One of my most favorite places to dine.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants in St. Louis. Great food and great service.

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  18. AndyM

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant for our anniversary dinner (and would also be great for other occasions).

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  19. foodlover

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing dining experience!! Best food, hospitality and professionalism. Love Acero.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jack or Jake our waiter was fantastic. The hostess was very sweet too. I brought my baby and everyone was so nice about him being there.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding cuisine, one of the finest in the Midwest 

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  22. Timh

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar, and Arra took care of us. Food was great, her wine suggestions were perfect and she did a wonderful job 

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  23. Anthony

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to the sister restaurant The Crossings and knew this would be just as good. We had an outstanding evening!

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  24. dinearound

    St. Louis

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in St Louis! Best food, best service and best atmosphere!

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  25. Bdog716

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time back and it was just as impressive as the first. All of the incredible flavors were delightful! I loved the option to try many different dishes in smaller portions via the Tasting Menu and I truly appreciate and value the chef changing the menu! Cannot wait for next time!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food! Best I’ve had in St. Louis. Professional wait staff that makes the overall experience top tier, and yet comfortable. I will be back soon!

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  27. Rebcole

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just perfect. I asked for a wine suggestion and was very pleased.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional. We ordered ala carte and the portions were honestly a little much for me but ugh! you can’t leave food like this uneaten. Next time, I’ll order the 4 course tasting menu. The beet salad and sea scallops with whipped parsnips are not to be missed.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and the food were both top-notch! Definitely one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in St. Louis in sometime!

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  30. MarilynB

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant was recommended by a colleague so ofcourse we had to try it 😊 We are a family of 5 and huge foodies! We tried the 4 course, and it was just ok…the egg ravioli was good and everything else was just alright. We love our waiter though😊 He did a good job! For the amount of money we paid (which is a lot) the food is just ok. It could be better.

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  31. kevinD

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing short of excellent…. Acero always delivers a quality dining experience. Zern did his usual top notch job of waiting on us.. Highly recommend this place

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  32. ksquared2011

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Acero is one of my favorite St. Louis restaurants. I will be back.

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  33. ElizabethD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Acero is our favorite restaurant and we always have an amazing experience and this most recent visit did not disappoint. Amazing food, amazing service (thank you JC and Harris) and amazing drinks.

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  34. bethd

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. Our server went through almost every dish and told us where they sourced their ingredients from. You could tell he loved his job and took pride in offering the most exceptional experience for his guests. Highly recommend

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  35. JenniferF

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My date and I had the four course tasting. We chose different plates for each course, and everything we had was divine. I definitely recommend wine pairings as well!

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  36. ChrisB

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the chef out did himself on the grand tasting menu it was out of this world! The amount of flavor and diverse tastings was perfect

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great ambience. Very cozy atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

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  38. Teresa

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. Service very professional and friendly. We sat in back room which was cozy and comfortable.

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  39. aaaa

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the 7 course tasting menu was pleasantly surprised. The food was cooked well and tasted good. There was one course that I personally felt was not my style but I cannot fault them for their execution. Staff was quite attentive and the I was able to be seated immediately. Overall, very happy with what I got; I would come back. Side note: the 7 course is quite expensive but one of the few high end experiences like that worth the price in the area. I felt that the food was as good as other tasting menus in that price range that Ive tried on the coasts (and better value).

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  40. KimE

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second opportunity to dine at Acero and it was as lovely as the first time. Our server was attentive and informative. Our dinners were very flavorful and delicious. Drinks were well mixed. The special halibut was cooked perfectly. We were impressed with Acero once again and will definitely return.

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FAQs

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

Acero is rated 4.9 stars by 2588 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 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Acero

7266 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63143

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Southwest
  • Neighborhood
    Maplewood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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