Acme

4.2
769 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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ACME Happy Hour

Enjoy $10 glasses of wine, $12 house cocktails, $10 well drinks$10 and $7 beers ! Reservations for bar seating only.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 8, 2019

Ends: March 9, 2118

Availability: Tue-Sat 6:00PM-7:00PM

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What 769 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The host was very very nice however, carrots very undercooked, chips and dip were way too salty. The wait staff made us sort of uncomfortable by staring at us the whole time as if we were taking too long even though our dinner was around 2 hours on a Friday night and there were many empty tables.

Acme
Responded 3 days ago

Sorry you felt that way! Friday was slow for us and we wanted everyone to stay as long as they pleased. Sincerely, William, General Manager

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C
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not believe how much we enjoyed Acme! The ambiance was ideal (the background music created a great mood, too!). The food was yummy! And the service was wonderful. It could easily become a favorite.

Acme
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you Cee2. I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience. Sincerely, William, GM

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FM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food in general.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing, but when we asked if we could switch to a larger booth we were a table of 4 in a very small booth on the side, the waiter gave us a dirty look and did not move us. The restaurant was fairly empty the whole night so it wasn’t an ideal situation because we felt cramped for no reason. The server did not refill our drinks from the bottle we ordered until we were finished with our meals. Other then that the food was amazing and the management and hostess was very nice.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an incredible evening tonight at Acme. Upon arrival we were greeted very warmly by the host. The place wasn’t very packed so we were able to grab a nice booth. I had this drink with a carrot in it! It was really good! Compliments to my server Chris for helping me find a new love for juicy cocktails. The duck ragu is so yummy! We will definitely be back for more.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

WORST SERVICE I HAVE EVER HAD. Took 1.5 hours to get our food and we didn’t even start with drinks. We asked for our food not once but THREE times and never got a single apology or offer of a free dessert or drink even knowing it was a 21st birthday celebration. Honestly so upsetting and pretty pathetic. After the worst service ever a 20% tip was included. Not pleased to say the least. They were in absolutely no rush to satisfy.

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 1

Top cold due to air conditioning - but the food was great

Acme
Responded on June 12, 2019

Hi Kristian Thanks again for visiting from Denmark and Im glad you enjoyed your food and wine. Like I had mentioned since it was almost 80 degrees and other guests were complaining that it was too hot, I had to keep the air on. I am sorry that it impacted your dinner that much. Sincerely, William, General Manager

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food is good, but overpriced, but the host is very unfriendly. You don't feel welcomed when you enter.

Acme
Responded on June 4, 2019

Sorry you felt this way upon entering. I would like to hear more about your experience and how we can improve. This is the first we've heard this before. Please feel free to reach out and hopefully we can make it up. Sincerely, William, General Manager

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great. The service is great. The menu is creative. Why, even the wallpaper in the bathroom is interesting! What's not to like?

Acme
Responded on May 31, 2019

Thank you Xyzzy!

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n
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We visited Acme with a group of friends.
The service was horrible. The food was too salty and they charged us for items we didn't order.
We mentioned all of the above and beside refunding us for the item we didn't order, nothing was done.
Poor experience and high prices. We won't be back!

Acme
Responded on May 31, 2019

Hi Nicole, We are glad that you joined us and I am personally sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. If you would be willing to come back, I will more than make up for your experience last time. Sincerely, William, General Manager

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

ACME has lost its way. The food creativity has declined dramatically. I had the Provence Burger celebrating National Burger Month with a French mustard sauce that was so overpowering and tart I can still taste it 2 days later. Drinks are crazy expensive. Just not worth it.

Acme
Responded on May 31, 2019

Hi! Sorry you did not enjoy your the mustard on your burger. This is the first time we've heard that the mustard is too strong. It is actually why the burger is called the Provence burger; the mustard has herbs de provence blended in. We will definitely take your critique into consideration, going forward. Thank you! Sincerely, William, General Manager

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1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went out to celebrate an early Mother’s Day and had a fantastic time. Everything from the ambiance, food and service was spectacular. I enjoyed the duck breast which was extremely juicy, rich and decadent. I can’t give high enough praises and I am already looking forward to my next visit!

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1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve walked by this place before and have been curious as to what it’s like. I’m glad that I finally stopped in. I was in the mood for a burger and was informed by my server that there were two burger specials in addition the regular house burger. I went with the Banh Mi burger. Pork belly on top their standard patty with kimchi and daikon slaw to round it out! Yum! The meal was delicious, service was on point and the ambiance tight. Thanks Acme, I’ll be back!

Acme
Responded on May 10, 2019

Glad you liked it! Hope you voted for it! The winner will be our new menu burger in June! Sincerely, William

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1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites places in the city. The food, the ambiance, the staff are all top notch. The chicken Kiev with escargot butter is UNBELIEVABLE. Do not miss!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Horrible service

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C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a fun place to hang out.

Acme
Responded on May 10, 2019

Thank you! Cant wait to have back again! Sincerely, William

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UR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went to Acme for the first time, because we were in the neighborhood and got hungry, decided to follow Open Table. The food was very good, we particularly liked the Smoked Onion Aioli dip that was offered as an Amuse Bouche. Our main courses were very good, too. We liked the decor and atmosphere. The service was uneven. Had some problem with the receptionist who objected to my wanting to take my musical instrument to the table. Once that was sorted out, the service was a bit slow and inattentive until the sommelier showed up who was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful in every respect. Overall, it was an experience we'll happily repeat.

Acme
Responded on May 10, 2019

Thank you Sir! Sorry about the issue with the Bass, it was just enormous and we were anticipating that it would be busier in the section in which you were seated. - Your Somm/ GM, William

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MP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun spot, good foods and drinks, but rather over-priced. Even for NYC.

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FW
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We were very disrespected by the greeter at the door.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

Very small portions with very large prices
Crowd not diverse

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NF
London
36 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful food and outstanding service.

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n
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish we tried was delicious. The server and other staff were considerate and helpful. If it were less noisy we’d be regulars.

Acme
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thanks for joining us and so glad you enjoyed the food and service! We're pretty quite on Tuesday and Wednesday, and before 9pm Thursday-Saturday. We'd love to see you again! Sincerely, William Berkis, General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine was phenomenal. Highly recommend.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

They didn’t know how to use open table pay, they didn’t even try. It was awkward probably won’t go back

Acme
Responded on March 23, 2019

Hi, Thanks again for joining us and very glad you loved the food. I'm sorry we don't accept open table pay. We accept opentable gift cards. Sincerely, William Berkis, General Manager

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E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was ok. Nothing bad, not something outstanding to recommend. And medium budget, not low for NY

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J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great experience at Acme. Our waiter and the whole staff was very attentive. Our meals were delicious. Definitely going back and recommend Acme.

Acme
Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you so much Mr. John! It was a pleasure having you both in for dinner! Sincerely, William Berkis, General Manager

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Place is wonderful, looks great. Very good ambience. Service good, but not outstanding. Food was great but portions quite small and quite expensive (value for money).

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New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect. Staff were all pleasant and accommodating. The food was very good for the most part with the exception of the Spaghetti Vongole which was tasteless - there was no taste of clam and very little taste overall. The wine list , while nice and extensive, needs a few more in the lower price range. Overall I would still recommend the restaurant.

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant.
Small menu, but everything is excellent.
Good wine by the glass.

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JM
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great experience overall. our server was great. food wonderful.

Acme
Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you so much JeanM ! So happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Sincerely, William Berkis, General Manager

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JC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and unusual as well as moderately priced.

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e
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Excellent food. Cool atmosphere. Loved the duck and meringue dessert

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and drinks are good but the portions are preternaturally small and drinks though excellent are 17$ dollars for thimble sized pours.im a newyorker and wasn’t particularly hungry but left feeling ripped off.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday - Lovely meal, not too busy, reasonable and friendly service.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

There were kitchen issues and we waited almost an hour for appetizers. Very expensive and not worth it.
The coup de grace was when we asked what seafood was on the menu and the waiter said "duck".

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was ok. The food was good but the waiters kept coming up to our table every ( minutes to ask if we were done. The check was brought to us without even asking if we want another drink and before we finished our drinks.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it but music was too loud!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for Valentine’s Day!

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DM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 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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