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Acadia, Chicago, IL

Acadia

4.5
4.5
1095 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Acadia is a two star Michelin restaurant in Chicago's South Loop Neighborhood. Most roots come from classic American, French and Italian influences. Seafood and shellfish products will mostly be sourced from the area in Maine where Chef McCaskey spent his summers, but also which happens to be a source to some of the highest quality shellfish in the world.

Acadia currently is only offering an à la carte menu on our new, beautiful sidewalk patio. All reservations for al fresco dining are weather-permitting. If inclement weather occurs, you are welcome to reschedule, availability permitting. If it rains during the duration of dining experience, we will package your meal to-go for you. Currently, we are restricting dining time to 2 hours per party.
Reservations for our main dining room and tasting menu are coming soon. Please stay tuned to acadiachicago.com for more details.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 360-9500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan McCaskey

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private dining available for cocktails or seated service. Please contact reservations@acadiachicago.com for any inquiries.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Welsh: (312) 360-9500

  • Neighborhood

    South Loop

  • Cross street

    16th Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available. Acadia does not offer a valet service. Valet service will resume in the Fall.

  • Public transit

    CTA Subway Stations: Roosevelt (Red, Green, Orange Lines) or Cermak/McCormick Place (Green Line)CTA Bus to either State St./16th St. or S. Michigan Ave./16th St. or S. Michigan Ave./18th St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,095 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They were closers! Drove two hours only to find out they have been closed for quite sometime. Why are they still accepting reservations on Open Table?!?!?!

  2. ND

    NathanD

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent flavors and service, especially considering the fact they are operating during a pandemic.

  3. I

    Iowaweezer

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Maine-inspired menu was AMAZING! We ordered a Spanish cheese and ham platter and east coast oysters for appetizers. The oysters were huge and delicious. I order the lobster pot pie for dinner and my husband ordered the steak frites. Everything on our plates was delicious. Acadia always brings it and never disappoints. We learned from our waitress that they are going to be closed for some restaurant renovations! We look forward to returning (hopefully soon) for a dinner inside the newly renovated space.

  4. G

    Gina

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The summer patio menu was fantastic!

  5. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    While visiting my younger sister, a Chicago resident, I wanted to treat her to an early dinner out. Fortunately Acadia was up and running with a sweet paradise escape of a patio. The food was casual and delicious. The service was good- however we did feel as though the server may have forgotten us once or twice, and we were not asked if we had any allergies or sensitivities. Beverages were well-priced and tasty. Overall a pleasant experience...a welcome mini-respite from the world's chaos.

  6. B

    Bikedining

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Small patio seating and limited menu due to Covid-19. The food was nicely done and tasty but again, choice was small. The cheeseburger was excellent as was the lobster roll. I hope the restaurant survives the restrictions of the pandemic as I would love to eat here when full service and Michelin Star food returns.

  7. s

    susanc

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outdoor patio a wonderful way to enjoy items from the bar food menu (in the old days when indoor bar and restaurant open and both menus were exceptional). Some street traffic noise, but that is part of urban location. I read that Acadia is closing for a month starting the 10th or so, I look forward to whatever creative adaptation the chef comes up with in September for this very different dining out times.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Patio looks great, good clean service

  9. BA

    BrandyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Acadia never disappoints. Once you set your reservation date/time, you wait in excited anticipation of your dining experience with thoughts of flavors on your palate and artful presentation laid before you. Patio redo...spot on. The size, lights, plants, tiki torches while providing a bit of privacy from the street. Cocktails to go.....super fun idea. The Bartenders have always been masterful mixologists. I am grateful a restaurant of this caliber settled into the South Loop so long ago and continues to thrive and impress it's patrons local and afar.

  10. C

    Chicago

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Acadia is a great fine dining neighborhood spot. We ate on the newly created patio outside the front door. It is a relatively quiet street, but next to a dog park so be prepared for the occasional barks. However, the design and landscaping of the space really made me feel like I was someplace more serene. There is a smaller menu than before, but we had a nice variety of dishes and cocktails. I had the lobster "pot pie" and my husband had the steak fries, and both were delicious. We also enjoyed their creative use of edible flowers - now my husband is trying to grill dill flowers. I am glad the restaurant is back open and wish them the best.

  11. AJ

    AaronJ

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal. My favorite in all of Chicago.

  12. HN

    HappyNewYear

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining experience considering the time we are going through. We enjoyed the patio seating. Food and beverages were spot on, and service was even better.

  13. PA

    PrairieAve

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Limited number of outdoor tables, nicely separated by planters. Service was very good. Police station nearby resulted in some screaming patrol cars zipping by, but otherwise the setting was good. Service was very professional. Food was delicious. Lobster pot pie is "deconstructed," and doesn't look like much when served, but there is a lot of lobster and the buttery sauce is very good. Mussels and burger looked good. Toast with aoli with the mussels juice was perhaps the best part of the meal. Lemony saison beer was very good on a warm summer night.

  14. g

    greedy1

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Acadia has created a pretty patio with a limited but delicious version of their bar menu. The wait staff at the table were great, but the bar staff could have been a bit quicker, considering there are only two drinks on offer. Otherwise a great place to eat on a warm evening.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best dining ever Thank u all

  16. SP

    SamP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Very average food tastes

  17. HM

    HeatherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about our experience at Acadia was superb. The food, the service was exceptional.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and presentation.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing. The service was exceptional. They know their food and the pairings were perfect. We had an amazing unforgettable dinner. Going to check out their bar and patio for sure this spring!

  20. O

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never have I experienced such a good service! Truly what an amazing service they have at Acadia, the food was also fantastic of course but what stuck with me was the service!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience, all around amazing.

  22. DS

    DavidStarr

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Acadia is simply amazing. Pricy but worth every penny.

  23. JH

    JennyferH

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Is a wonderful place with a good food.

  24. RA

    RobAndLaura

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So glad we finally made it to Acadia. Such a special night. Thanks for the tremendous experience

  25. EM

    ErikM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall1food2service2ambience2

    Most disappointing Michelin star experience ever. Rude bartender, unattentive and forgetful waitress, average to mediocre food, and WAAAAAY overpriced. We spent $660 for two, and would not return even if it was $100. This restaurant alone makes me question the integrity of the Michelin program.

  26. e

    emmaq

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was overall a good experience. The hosts were nice the servers knowledgeable. The chef was truly inspired and you could see his passion in every bite. My personal favorite was the mini lobster roll that was served to us when we first walked in.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience... each dish was better than the last. Wonderful service. Pricey of course but a ‘permanent great memory’

  28. RO

    RONO

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    Valentine’s Day menu completely not worth it. Portions too small for the price. One tiny oyster. One tiny beet. Menu also included foie gras which was not even served! Go to wherewithall for a much better experience.

  29. LF

    LanceF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb experience. Maddy, my chief wait staff, very attentive and knowledgeable. A cold, snowy night and this restaurant was a very welcome 3.5 hour sustenance. I was aware of the expense; it was worth the evening.

  30. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the best dining experience I've ever had. I knew it would be wonderful given the 2 stars, but honestly everything was perfect. Every dish was enticing and delicious, the chefs are incredibly creative but they don't miss a thing. Some places like this will make an incredible dish with creative plating/unique ingredients/good wine pairings, but have the dish taste sort of meh. This wasn't the case with Acadia. Everything was delicious and fascinating, the staff was kind, knowledgeable, and made you feel at home. I'd recommend this place to anyone for a special event, and I hear the bar is a great, much more approachable menu for those looking to go more often.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Acadia is amazing!!! One of the best dining experiences ever. They are very accommodating to dietary restrictions, but I wish they could accommodate a vegan diet.

  32. DN

    DateNight

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful tasting menu with great wine pairings, excellent service, and attention to detail. Pricey, but worth the experience.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A flawlessly served perfectly executed delicious meal. We did the tasting menu and wine paring. The food and presentation beautiful, creative and thoughtful and every bite was wonderful. The staff was attentive and described every dish as well as the chefs inspiration of each. I cannot say enough how much we all enjoyed every minute

  34. NT

    NickT

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a delicious dinner. The friendly staff are very detail-oriented.

  35. AR

    AmmarR

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing time, Chief David and his team were phenomenal!

  36. TG

    TashulaG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    Our service was wonderful! Unfortunately, me and my party became sick after eating there.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I have been to other Michelin restaurants and was skeptical after booking this one and seeing the reviews. They seemed inconsistent but after going I was happy with the experience. We came when the restaurant first opened for the tasting menu and though the meal did take long itself (about 3 1/2 hours start to finish) it had nothing to do with the service but rather that it was a 13 course meal. The waiters were very good and brought everything out in a timely manner. We loved the ambiance and the experience the only negative thing I can say is that I expected the food itself to stand out a little more just because of the price. I’ve been to other Michelin restaurants ( some 3 stars) and just felt the food was better for around the same price . But all in all great experience next time we will definitely check out the bar as well since we hear their food is really good too.

  38. K

    Kayee

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful space. The staff were excellent. The food were exquisitely presented with precision.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    While the food was delicious, there were several notches for the New Year’s evening. For starters a bunch of us (6-8 couples) were locked out of the restaurant before entering and despite the valet knocking the door only was opened by the partner of a smoker (after she called him on her cell); after finally getting in we were completely ignored by the bar tenders, then about 15-20 minutes later offered a glass of champagne. The wine sommelier was AMAZING but service was somewhat pretentious and not as top collar as one would expect! Not likely to return nor will we recommend. Sorry.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great overall New Year’s experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Acadia is rated 4.5 stars by 1095 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th Street

  • Neighborhood

    South Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available. Acadia does not offer a valet service. Valet service will resume in the Fall.

  • Public transit

    CTA Subway Stations: Roosevelt (Red, Green, Orange Lines) or Cermak/McCormick Place (Green Line)CTA Bus to either State St./16th St. or S. Michigan Ave./16th St. or S. Michigan Ave./18th St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan McCaskey

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 360-9500

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private dining available for cocktails or seated service. Please contact reservations@acadiachicago.com for any inquiries.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Welsh: (312) 360-9500

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