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Rustic Italian cuisine in the heart of Maplewood that features fresh ingredients from local farmers as well as an all Italian wine list.
St. Louis, MO 63143
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Sunday, December 31: 5:00-close
Monday, January 1: CLOSED ALL DAY
Tuesday, January 2: 5:00-close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Acero also shares the parking lot next door.
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Acero Ratings and Reviews
Love Acero. Food consistently good - the gnocco fritto is amazing, salads fresh and interesting, pastas wonderful, especially the chittara and the mushroom pasta. We go often and always enjoy it. Chef Adam is always front of house, spends time with each guest and is really interested in one's feedback. Love Acero!
I love Acero. It is truly one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis. The food is always yummy and the staff is open and friendly. A couple of our dishes were not as warm as we thought they should have been, but it was very busy and the staff were running as fast as they could! Love to sit at the bar and chat with the staff. I always learn fun things and find them to be very engaging. Thanks for a great evening!
My husband and I love going to Acero, usually for special occasions, and we're never disappointed!! Mandy has frequently been our server, and we love her! She's friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and is able to make great suggestions based on what you like. The food is always delicious, and we love the atmosphere!!
We love Acero but on this occasion we did the Grand Tasting menu. Everything was delicious! We had two people in our party with food allergies and they graciously accommodated their food requirements. Although, some of the dishes had to be altered no one felt they weren't getting a surperb meal. Recommend splitting the wine pairings with dinner. Generous pours and definitely enough for two. Great idea for a special occasion.
Always very good food. Waited almost 30 minutes at the bar past reso time of 830. Then waited nearly fifteen minutes at table before server appeared. Very complacent about the wait time, not apologetic. Steak undercooked. Adam brought it back, not overly apologetic either.
Will visit again, just not great this time.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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'.
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!
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!
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