A very handsome room and friendly atmosphere await at Acme, reported as top rated by the 2017 "best of" local magazine readers. It lived up to that reputation for our visit. We tried some of the adventurous specials, and were delighted with every plate. Service was both professional and friendly. The room is small and tables close together, but not uncomfortably so. We are pleased to recommend Acme!
The usual experience at ACME, which is to say great local sourced food, friendly wait staff and unique menu items. Also to say that parking was dicey and large open rooms were noisy. Still ... will be back!
We had a great experience perv usual. Best brunch in Chapel Hill!!
Crab cakes were luke warm. Short rib special was not very impressive, especially for the price. Corn bread was very crumbly and dry, not as good as it usually is. Ive had some great dining experiences here, but this visit was rather sub par.
Great food, love the rotating selections/specials, awesome menu, fun cocktail options, great vibes
Outstanding as always! Already looking forward to my next visit in two weeks!
Menu offered a great variety . Kim the waitress offered great service. Food was excellent! Overall experience was great!
Horrible experience at Acme Food & Beverage Co on 1/9/17. Came to celebrate a friend's birthday. I gave a slice of cake for my birthday friend. Finished our meals and decided to try a bite of the cake that I had gifted to my friend. General Manager Steven Murtaugh approached our table and stated that "we did not have standards" with a very disrespectful and offensive tone. For the rest of the night, he continued to eye us to leave. Called the restaurant back, and Murtaugh continued to talk in an derogatory manner stating that we came on "discount night" and to "never show my face in the restaurant again" (pretty comical that he says this considering that he is not even the owner of the restaurant). As a group of asian females, I believe that we were racially targeted as a minority group in the restaurant as I wonder if he would have handled the situation the same way if a group of white men did the same. Be aware that this restaurant needs to work on its customer service and reputation as a "neighborhood restaurant".
I had the so-called Gumbo. It tasted OK, but far from special and the portion was more of an appetizer, and it was not what I considered Gumbo. My meal consisted of a about 1/5 cup of rice centered on the plate with four shrimp placed around it. Then there was a gravy, with a couple slivers of sausage, covering it. I asked for bread to go with it but was advised that they only had cornbread which I declined. Very disappointing and would have bee permissible if it's cost was $8 instead of $22 My dinning partner's salmon meal was a bit better but not special either. The food served was far from gourmet even though it was presented as such. I have had good meals there in the past, but only about half the time. So many better options steps away: Spotted Dog, Venable, and even the Jade Palace is far better and consistent.
As usual, great food and service. It was a New Year's Brunch special menu and the crab omelet and smoked salmon hand pie were both excellent. Good service in the crowded room.
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