Acme

4.4
811 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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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. Below the restaurant, a storied and time-worn rock ‘n’ roll club has been renovated into a cocktail bar, ideal for pre-dinner drinks, large-party dining, and private events. In addition to the bar program, ACME Downstairs offers a menu which includes a number of dishes from the restaurant as well as more casual small-plate options.
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flyingpancakes
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy however spacious dining room. Warm ambiance. And the food and cocktails were outstandiing! I'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top notch experience

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FrancescaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall it was ok - but I believe it was overpriced. Service and ambience are really good, but that doesn't justify the high price of several dishes in the Menu and the execution of the dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acme never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing. I think certain foods are overpriced but the drinks 100% worth the cost. The bartender provided amazing service but our waiter was pretty pushy. We were only looking to get a bunch of apps to share and he pushed entrees and didn’t seem pleased when we weren’t ordering more than apps nor when I didn’t want a second drink (I had work early the next day). I would go back, but probably only for a special occasion.

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RuthS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I enjoyed the food. I had the special which was spaghetti with a lobster and crab sauce. The service was not to my liking. We were encouraged to order our entrees at the same time as the appetizers - for the convenience of the kitchen. I found this antithetical to the idea that the dining experience for the patron was the primary focus. At the price point, one is definitely paying for the experience.

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vipshrecchi
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!! Seating space is little tight though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place, service always good, food always good and great place to be, never been disappointed

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NY10012
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the restaurant week menu and it was delicious and very good value. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was overly complicated, tried too hard with odd combinations, just wasn’t great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nearly empty at 8pm on a Wednesday. Food was average but expensive. Service was lazy. Expected a better experience and was let down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acme is one of the very few places I can say I have absolutely no complaints

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Dnarx79
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant and bar ambiance was great. Lots of fun and cool drinks. It was a bit loud but it is a smaller place. There is a lounge downstairs that as we were leaving had a long line so we would love to go back and check that out. Overall cool place prices were not bad service was good food was ok.

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vipAlyssaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here and the ambiance is perfect for a group meal or special event! There were 5 of us and we split a few rounds of appetizers, all pulling away from the table full and pleased with the entire evening. Loved the Spicy Octopus salad and the Bone Marrow!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant with a really romantic vibe. The service was very slow, we waited over 30 min for appetizers to be brought out. The appetizers were all delicious and set the tone for an exciting dinner. However, the main course and desserts were not great. Turned out to be an extremely expensive and underwhelming dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and lively ambience with incredibly tasty food! We ordered several appetizers and an entree for sharing. The pastas were delicious (cacio e pepe and duck ragu), and the chicken kiev was inventive and well cooked. Service was excellent, and I enjoyed my free cocktail from my Yelp check-in! Loved our girls night out at Acme!

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vipJasonS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The place to go if you want diner food for Eleven Madison Park prices.

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vipMichaelD
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent service - very good food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would not go back, food is overpriced

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Foodfortaste
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Trendy atmosphere, good music

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TiffanyY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the steak frite with chimichurri sauce and fries it was great and drinks are good too!

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HarzemS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Really bad service. Made a reservation for six. Through out our dinner i had one drink and that was what i ordered from the bar while i was waiting for our table. Asked the waiter 3 times for drinks still never got it. Manager was notified by me however she was very condescending and she made me feel like i was wasting her time. I was very upset that i did not check the bill and later i realized they actually charged for the drinks they did not even served.
Lost 6 customers who live in the Neibhor hood.

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VisitingNYC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Hot appetizer was overpriced at $20 for essentially mac and cheese. Food tends to be heavy with cream, dairy on even vegetables.

Acme
Responded on October 10, 2019

I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the Cacio e Pepe. Please let me know if you would like to join us for dinner during your next visit to NYC; we will make sure you get to try our dairy-free options and lighter dishes. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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Anna1211kiko
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had a bad experience in this restaurant. We asked if we could have the table in the edge. They told us this table is reserved for 5 People. After one hour two people were getting this table. The food was ok but not special.
The whole evening a cook from the kitchen was running thru the restaurant in his dirty outfit..

Acme
Responded on October 10, 2019

Hi Anna, I’m sorry the table you asked for was unavailable - parties do often decrease in size upon arrival, which is most likely what happened that night. Please let me know when you choose to join us again for dinner, so we may provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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AlexH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hostess, bartenders, and waiters. The tomato tartar was awesome. Will definitely come back!

Acme
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hi Alex, So glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks for choosing to spend your Friday at ACME. We can't wait to have you back, and thank you for the kind review. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at ACME do a superb job and we love eating here - the duck is to die for - a great place to eat in NYC

Acme
Responded on September 23, 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed the duck! Hope you can join us again soon for dinner. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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ManaM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waiters over attentive. Every single dish was over salted. Wouldn’t recommend.

Acme
Responded on September 23, 2019

I'm sorry to hear that your dining experience went this way - please reach out to me directly if you would like to join us again, and hopefully we can make up for your last visit. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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Beto
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

El lugar esta padre ! Tiene una luz tenue y maderas que lo hacen bastante acogedor ! Pero la comida, por lo menos la que nosotros pedimos , fue mala. Esperaba una cocina más elaborada para el precio de los platillos! Creo que esta muy caro para lo que comes, honestamente creo que en Nueva York hay muchas mejores opciones para gastar tu dinero ! Lastima porque el mesero fue bastante amable. Lo mejor del lugar es un bar que está en la parte de abajo, pero cenar en el lugar no te garantiza el acceso al bar, así que da igual. Debut y despedida

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner - the duck was amazing

Acme
Responded on August 31, 2019

We're thrilled you enjoyed our new duck presentation! Hope you can come back to join us again soon. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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DennisK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gastro experience in NYC. A place with energy, great food and great service.

Acme
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hi Dennis, Thank you for coming in for dinner last week, I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope you can join us again soon! Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience.

Acme
Responded on August 22, 2019

Glad you enjoyed everything, hope you can come join us again soon! Thank you for the kind review. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Front of house staff was SO nice but waiters and table help were very unfriendly and borderline rude.

Acme
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for coming to join us for dinner, I'm so glad you enjoyed our menu & we appreciate the review! I'm sorry to hear about the experience with your server. Please feel free to reach out, we would love to have you back in to make up for your last visit. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food isn’t amazing but he ambiance and service (especially the hostess) was great!

Acme
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff! Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner, great server, extremely nice ambiance

Acme
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for joining us, so glad you enjoyed your experience! Hope you choose to visit again soon. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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vipVillageEater
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the restaurant week prix fixe. An interesting appetizer with peaches and mozzarella was slightly marred by unripe peaches, but it was an interesting flavor combination (price tip oil?), and I would order it again. Short ribs with salad excellent. The pavlova for dessert was very interesting (deconstructed) and flavorful, though the pineapple upside down cake less successful than my mother's. The wine pairing gives access to an interesting list, including a Sauternes with dessert. Overall good and interesting food at a good value. Service was excellent. The décor is pleasant.

Acme
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for joining us during Restaurant Week; I'm glad you got to enjoy the wine pairing as well. We look forward to having you again for the next RW (or sooner)! Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I hate to write this as I’ve gone to acme every time I visit NY, sad to say it’s not what it was. I should’ve known when reserving a table and found all the times were available to reserve. Hope they find their way back to greatness.

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JasungK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Don’t expect to get full from the meals. I would go for the taste and experience because the branzino was simple, but done right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambience and vibe. Service was perfect and really enjoyed our dinner there - highly recommend

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vipGennavieveB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s so warm in the restaurant that it might it almost impossible to enjoy our meal. The food was average. Way overpriced for the value. If I’m paying $19 for a cocktail, I expect it to be good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner - excellent food and service

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Acme is rated 4.4 stars by 811 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.