Acme

4.4
731 reviews
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ACME is a New American Bistro located on Great Jones Street, in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood. The seasonal menu showcases a variety of European flavors and techniques, but is quintessentially New York.
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Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 10:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 7:30PM 10:30PM - 11:45PM

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DM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

the food was incredibly delicious, the space is great, service was incredible, our waiter was very friendly and knowledgable. I only had 2 issues, I made a reservation for 6pm (we had a 7:30pm show), Walked in at 5:56 and was told to wait outside the restaurant...apparently they don't open the doors until 6, no, please wait by the bar, this abrupt dismissal almost had me finding another restaurant for dinner but having made the reservation through Open table, I wanted to honor that, then a delicious meal and after we paid and were finishing drinks the bus boy came by and took everything away and proceeded to wipe down the table, so clearly we were being rushed out the door...my recommendation, don't make a 6pm reservation, expect to be rushed out at the end but the food and wait staff were wonderful...so a mixed experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

ACME offrait un accès à son bar-club au sous sol aux clients du restaurant. J’y suis allé une dizaine de fois et je adore cet endroit.

Soudainement, cette règle (valide dans tous les endroits de ce genre), n’est plus valide.

Après un repas avec un de mes amis venu de France, nous avons été refoulés du club sans raison.

Soirée gâchée.

Merci pour votre service OpenTable. Genial

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; great service: terrific atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

But they made several errors during drinks and cocktails service

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EO
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant! The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was fun and relaxed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Best Caesar salad

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Civil wedding

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CD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Booked a table for 8 and were told when we check in that they had another booking at 10pm, so we had 2 hours.....not the best way to start your evening but the rest was ok. Food and service were ok. Lively atmosphere but reasonable noise level to enjoy your conversation!

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f
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Ambiance, service, and delicious and unique food!

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JM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought a group of my girlfriends here who were visiting from out of town - we really enjoyed it! This place has a very cool ambiance and the drinks were amazing. Our waiter was top notch - really excellent service! The food was very good and prepared well but I wasn't blown away.

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MT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Good, tasty meals but slow service. Nice wait staff, yet it took forever to get our meals out of the kitchen. We let them know when we ordered that we were in a rush to see a show, still took 40 minutes to get our meals. Be warned.

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k
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Best brick chicken in the City! I ordered the Steak Frites this time and was semi disappointed. The cut was average and too full of tendon for a steak at a restaurant like this; they should change to Hanger or Flat Iron, however, all of the accompaniment was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Tables poorly laid out: too much intimacy with neighbouring tables

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

Food is good, ambiance was great, service was a bit strange, we were told that we weren’t allowed to order an appetizer first and then a main course a bit later - “that the kitchen wants the full order” which resulted in us not even ordering a main course because we weren’t that hungry at that time but we probably otherwise would have.

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JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Acme has a simple but creative menu, well-executed food and a great buzzy atmosphere. My crisp-fried artichokes with lemon ricotta, was a delicious dish and my pasta with duck ragu was excellent. All five of us enjoyed our evening here.

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MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was good, nothing amazing though. Decor and ambiance were nice but service was subpar especially for the price point of this place. It took forever for anyone to come by the table throughout the meal and even before they started to get busy

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the atmosphere and delicious food. Staff were very nice, waiters very efficient and helpful. But the piped in music was too loud: heavy percussion and a woman singing/shouting. The speaker seemed to be right over our table. Our party of five had to strain to hear each other and speak very loudly. Asked them to turn it down. It got somewhat better later on, but it put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable evening.

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E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit and Acme delivered again. Great ambiance and consistently good and creative food. Super attentive service. The menu is new from a year before. Sea bass and filet mignon were outstanding.

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B
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Hi,
I am sorry to say but we did not like our dinner at Acme (this time)... First, they missed a lot of menu items (wines, desserts etc) at only 9:15pm. Second, the food was not great. I took the carrots as apetizer they were almost uncooked, then the fish was good I have to say but after that we took some desserts (chocolate biscuits and cake with custard) and it was tasteless; it was hard to understand what was in the plate...
Finally, while we were still eating our desserts, the waiter came with the bill! Without asking if we needed something else ! 10min later, the other waiter asked us gently to leave, as we were holding the table too much...
Again, I feel sorry to tell this but with this price we except some quality...

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WL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We waited nearly 2 hours for our entrees and had to leave before being served because we were late for our next engagement

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AK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

the service and ambiance was great but the food wasn’t worth it to me

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n
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very limited menu. Make sure everyone can find something appealing. Pre-theater meal was fine. Good burger and steak and fries, salads. Crispy artichoke not a winner. Service attentive.

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AF
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a wonderful and cozy spot with great food and a very friendly wait staff. The hostess is also delightful. Great food and great ambiance in a casual setting at a very good relative value. The roasted chicken was amazing. Also great vegetarian options for my dinner mates!

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m
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Acme is a good French bistro with a nice menu, well cooked and presented food, excellent service and a very pleasant ambiance. It is a great spot to have dinner before attending the Public Theater.

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PP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Food ranged from exceptional to OK. Note that this is not a kid/baby friendly place: no high chair or changing table.
The service was great. All staff were friendly, attentive, and welcoming.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love

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OT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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XX
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The dish I ordered was so salty that I barely touched it.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Forgettable but decent Italian food. I thought the restaurant week menu was a good value but overall you're paying rent and not for amazing food.

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MC
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I remember when this restaurant was a cajun restaurant and have not returned until now because of Restaurant Week. The setting was lovely and the food for the most part was excellent. I got the Restaurant Week menu and I must say I was hesitant about the description of the salad but it was an amazing mixture of texture and flavors. The pork was good but not extaordinary and the sauce only so so. The ricotta pie for desert was like nothing I'd ever had. Very good but hard to cut the crust.
My husband had a burger and he said it was the best he ever had as was his pasta appetizer.

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BF
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place to bring a group of friends. Food pretty good, sometimes live music.

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RK
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice vibe, very good food, young hip crowd, except for the person next to us starring at a laptop for the whole meal.

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WV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Not impressed at all, one friend had to send his main back and the waiter did not even look surprised. We visited on a Friday night and it was not busy at all which should have been a signal, no ambiance whatsoever! Major updates needed on the menu for this spot to survive.

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EP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Our server was not the most attentive, maybe because the tip is automatically included with larger groups and we had a group of 8. The restaurant has a nice vibe, trendy and romantic.

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D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have seen the restaurant been there for a long time, we take advantage of the restaurant week price fix & tried, it doesn’t disappoint, good food & comfortable environment, can be quite noisy when restaurant is full

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AG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, lovely staff, be prepared to squeeze in as the place is very popular but well worth it! The risotto and Salmon are absolutely delicious! Will definitely come back again.

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KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Terribly disappointing experience. Hopefully a one off and not a trend but nothing was done well by the restaurant.

The chicken was undercooked to the point of being pink and raw inside. The breading of it as well as the salmon tasted like they dumped half the salt shaker into it. The soup contained cilantro which was not listed on the menu.

To top things off, the server physically bumped into me every single time he went to the adjacent table and offered no apologies or even awareness of his offense.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing Steak tartare, duck ragu, and risotto.

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TL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and atmosphere were fantastic. We went early (6:30pm on a Friday) and the place started empty but filled up while we were there. I enjoyed the quieter, earlier half of our meal more, because we were there as much for conversation as for food.

The three of us each ordered our standard entree at every restaurant: filet medium rare, salmon, and risotto. The two women who ordered the salmon and risotto declared them the best they’ve ever had at any restaurant, and my filet was easily in the top 3. The flavors were incredible, and everything was perfectly seasoned. PS: I subbed the broccoli for the potatoes. Highly recommended.

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

While the food was very well cooked and the menu unique, the service was really lacking. They were not attentive to their guests, they messed up the order which took them a while to fix, and it felt as though they did not care about your meals. Nobody even did as much as smile when saying hello during the meal.

For the price of the dinner, I would not recommend it. There are thousands of other restaurants that are more deserving of your money.

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