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  2. Distance: 1.13mi
  3. Distance: 1.35mi
  4. Distance: 1.73mi

About Acero

Rustic Italian cuisine in the heart of Maplewood that features fresh ingredients from local farmers as well as an all Italian wine list.

7266 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63143
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Southwest

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 644-1790

Website:
http://www.fialafood.com/Jim_Fialas_Restaurants/ACERO.html

Parking Details:
Acero also shares the parking lot next door.

Executive Chef:
Eric Gibbs

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Acero Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
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Fit for Foodies (35)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Notable Wine List (27)
Romantic (22)
Authentic (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Cozy (15)
Fun (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Seasonal (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a nice place to have a great dinner! Great cocktails!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant. The food is always amazing even though I wish the portion sizes were a little bigger. That being said our table that night was way too close to the bar. It felt like we had strangers eating with us Bc they were literally touching our table standing at the bar. Next time I will make sure to request a table away from the bar.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

We are long term diners w Acero, we have been going since opening over 10 years ago. It is amazing that during that time and usually 3-4 dinners for us at Acero per year, the quality is consistently outstanding, not only the food but service as well. Almost any restaurant can achieve outstanding food daily, it takes a truly great one to do it every time. Cocktails, particularly Smoke and Mirrors, were a great start to our meal. Gnocco fritto, essentially little prosciutto beignets, are a long time favorite for us. The mushroom soup, despite containing no cream, was creamy, earthy and delicious. Wild mushroom tagiolini is always a standout and tonight was no exception. Pasta here is portioned reasonably, with emphasis on wonderful sauce. Roasted beet salad was delicious, light and the feta was not overpowering. Entrees were Poussin Rouge, a cornish hen roasted to perfection and Beef tenderloin, perfect medium rare with a great wine reduction sauce. Roasted brussel sprouts and garlic mashed potatoes were very good as well. Panna cotta and a brown butter cake with toasted meringue, house made, were both great finishers. The Prix Fixe is definitely the way to go at Acero, a good value for what you get, even with some upcharges. Chef Adam Gnau does a great job being present in the dining room, helping at the bar and with cheese and charcuterie, as well as stopping by the tables to make sure the experience is great. I think this has a lot to do with the consistent excellence at Acero, the Boss is not afraid to share of himself, both in the form of working along with his troops, and to visit with his guests, asking for and appreciating sincere opinions about the food and service. One of our favorite fine dining experiences in STL!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

Acero reminded us of Italy. The food was exceptional! We will be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A great favorite. Wonderful tasting menu- delicious food carefully prepared with a good variety of choices. The portions are ample for a tasting menu- you definitely leave satisfied and happy.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

On a positive note the food was amazing but the service and pacing of courses was terrible. Between the time the salad/apps were removed and the entrees delivered was close to an hour. Water on the table was out for a very long time until we asked for more.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and the expert table and bar service. We brought our own wine from home, and paid one of the higher corkage fees in town ($25). Chosing selections from the 4 course menu, the two of us enjoyed a seasonal salad, squash soup, mushroom tagliolini, short ribs and salmon. Everything was tasty, though the soup was a bit uninteresting. We love the house made breads, but since we can’t resist, they did spoil our appetite a bit for the courses that followed. Very dependable restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. Great seasonal recipes.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food here is amazing! Everything we ate, from the appetizer to the dessert was great. If you love authentic Italian food with fresh homemade ingredients, this place is a must!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was the perfect spot for taking a date. Delicious pasta choices, great service, and really nice atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The homemade pasta's are the show stopper! wonderfully done and perfectly cooked.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a fantastic experience and dinner at Acero! We always go to restaurant that is new to us for our anniversary and we were very please with this year's selection. The service was great, our waiter was very engaging and helpful in guiding us through the food and wine menu. They have a 4-course menu option or you can order a la carte. There were 5 in our party so we had a good variety of dishes; everything was delicious. The Egg Raviolo and Lamb Chops were two favorites. We will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I took a friend for a Birthday celebration on a Saturday but left feeling less than thrilled. First, everyone was extremely nice & wished my friend happy birthday. That being said we were shown to a table in the back of the restaurant where the tables & chairs are TOO SMALL. I'm 5'8" & 130 pounds but with my winter coat & me it was crowded. Seriously? We ordered 2 appetizers--we did regular ala carte ordering-- & the chicken liver arrived looking sad & more like something seen under a microscope. It was simply all brown. No garnish, really? Looked yucky & taste was merely 'ok' without much flavor, & I'm a big pate lover. 2nd was a tastier goat cheese but with too much garnish. We split a salad which was also less, rather than more in both taste & looks. The rack of lamb was very good but with 4 pieces, a lot of protein with a very small amount of spinach & sweet potato. I thought $38 was a hefty price. With 1 drink apiece the bill & tip --I gave slightly over 20%-- came to $158. I made reservations for my friend's birthday several weeks in advance but we were seated with 2 large tables of 12 stuffed into a too hot back room. Again, really? I can't imagine ever wanting to eat at Acero ever again & with a menu that looks very promising in all categories it's a shame the food was so 'ordinary'.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food and service. This place stands up to the rest of time. Egg yolk raviolo as excellent as I️ remember it

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Frist time but certainly not the last! Amazing food. Meat and cheese platter was incredible and the pasta was ridiculously good. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a fabulous meal! We had the tasting four course dinner, which is fun, choosing your options. Our server, Brett was fantastic!
I had requested a quiet table, we were seated in the rear dining room, which was quiet and romantic! This was our first visit, but will return. Lovely restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our party of 5 enjoyed the 4 course tasting menu on Saturday evening. A great variety of menu items were chosen, with everyone singing praises of each and every course. Great service, cozy atmosphere, an overall perfect dining experience.
Can't wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my birthday celebration since this is one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The tasting menu is both a culinary adventure and a real value.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We enjoyed the 4 course tasting menu. Each course was delicious with varying choices. The ragu of the day was exceptional as well as the salmon and rib eye. We can’t wait to return soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Jessica, Mandy and Adam always go out of their way to provide us a great place to go for special food and cocktails. They make us feel that we are family with special food and cocktails.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Casual, People Watching
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First-class meal, impeccable service and culinary knowledge by service staff, and dang, the pumpkin ravioli, wow, no words do justice!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food, varied menu, great flexibility in ordering, great service. Cannot wait to go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and the 4 course is a bargain

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love Acero - have been many times! Tasting menu is a great value. Last night, we went with my in-laws and some friends of theirs and it was simply WAY too loud for our taste. Not a good choice for 80-year-old FIL.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The meal, wine, service and atmosphere were all spectacular!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Perfect choice for our wedding anniversary. The egg raviolo was one of the best things I have ever eaten. We did the four course tasting menu, with wine pairing. We can't wait to come back and do the 7 course chef choice experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Creative Food was fantastic! Service was fantastic!

Best to go early when it is not so noisy.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tapas
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Can’t wait to go back! There are so many items on the menu I want to try!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Acero is my favorite St. Louis restaurant. The food is always excellent and I have learned to let the staff make any wine choices. I've never been disappointed with their recommendations.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and service are always excellent. The staff are great! The general manager helped me order a hard-to-find bourbon and also made the rounds to each table. The guy was all over the place making sure everyone was content. Coffee's outstanding as well. Couldn't ask for more.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Authentic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is reliably delicious! I have tried just about everything! I had the roasted beet salad this time and the raviolo. The tasting meal is a great deal as the portions are very manageable and the price just right for what you get. I really like the food here. Our server was also great.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely special occasion dinner for four at Acero. We were greeted cordially and seated immediately. Server was pleasant and knowledgeable about the many specials and menu offerings . The food was exceptional and creative. We were very pleased with our dining experience at Acero and plan to return often.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

7 Course Heaven

Gotta tell ya, this is a first class restaurant, with a first class chef. We had the 7 course chef special, I'm not sure that whatever I say would be good enough to describe how truly amazing this meal was. It all started at the bar with the very wine knowledgeable bar tender and a great red wine flight. Be sure to do this !!! Then to the table and 7 courses of surprising choices and an wonderful tastes and some serving wrinkles that were unique and fun. This is great date night place , very cozy and some of the best seating and wait staff I have run across in a while. Visit these folks tellem Kent and Suzanne sent ya.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

The tasting menu is a great way to experience the different dishes. The pasta was absolutely fantastic! My only complaint would be that the vegetables that came with my husbands ribeye were incredibly salty. The zeppole were also delicious, so light and airy.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

From the moment we entered, my spouse & I knew we were in good hands. Our server, Allie, made sure our courses were timed perfectly and took excellent care of us. Adam & Andrew also came out from the kitchen to make sure our experience wasn't lacking in any way. The meal was beautifully plated & most importantly, inventive & delicious. Our new favorite night - out spot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very welcoming and warm environment and staff. Food is always AWESOME! It's our "go to" spot for celebrations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Perfect place to take a friend for a birthday

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicious! Did the chef's choice seven course meal ($75/pp) and was not disappointed. Chef came out twice to talk to us/check in on us. It's a quaint place with a good outdoor area as well. Good wine list (mostly Italian). Would go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun
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