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Acadia, Chicago, IL

Acadia

4.5
4.5
1091 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 1,091 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,091 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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?!?!?!

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  2. NathanD

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent flavors and service, especially considering the fact they are operating during a pandemic.

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  3. Iowaweezer

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  4. Gina

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The summer patio menu was fantastic!

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  5. MaryM

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  6. Bikedining

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  7. susanc

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Patio looks great, good clean service

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  9. BrandyA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  10. Chicago

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  11. AaronJ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal. My favorite in all of Chicago.

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  12. HappyNewYear

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  13. PrairieAve

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  14. greedy1

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best dining ever Thank u all

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  16. SamP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very average food tastes

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  17. HeatherM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience at Acadia was superb. The food, the service was exceptional.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and presentation.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  20. Orlando

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, all around amazing.

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  22. DavidStarr

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Acadia is simply amazing. Pricy but worth every penny.

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  23. JennyferH

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Is a wonderful place with a good food.

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  24. RobAndLaura

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad we finally made it to Acadia. Such a special night. Thanks for the tremendous experience

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  25. ErikM

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

    2 people found this helpful

  26. emmaq

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience... each dish was better than the last. Wonderful service. Pricey of course but a ‘permanent great memory’

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  28. RONO

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. LanceF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  30. MichaelG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  32. DateNight

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful tasting menu with great wine pairings, excellent service, and attention to detail. Pricey, but worth the experience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  34. NickT

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner. The friendly staff are very detail-oriented.

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  35. AmmarR

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time, Chief David and his team were phenomenal!

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  36. TashulaG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was wonderful! Unfortunately, me and my party became sick after eating there.

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  37. CatalinaZ

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  38. Kayee

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space. The staff were excellent. The food were exquisitely presented with precision.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  40. DimitrisK

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It’s important to understand I don’t leave such a review lightly. Nor do I normally take notes while dining. But this was such a poor experience given the expectations (2 Michelin Stars, special NYE dinner at $350 per person without wine, tax or tips). We’ve been to many Michelin-Starred places before, and several in Chicago. After this poor experience I cannot fathom how Acadia got such a prestigious culinary accolade. Detailed notes: * Perhaps because they were serving the same thing to everyone in waves, most dishes didn’t feel freshly made and instead were a bit like someone left them under heat lamps, so they all come out at once. If anyone from the restaurant reads this - please reconsider your NYE organization in the future. I get it that you’re trying to finish close to midnight so everything is timed, but if quality becomes sub-Michelin-Star, what’s the point of coming here? * Someone from the restaurant was videotaping and photographing constantly while we were dining - it was not conducive to a relaxing meal. Maybe this is OK in a club, but not in a fine dining establishment. * Rock hard macaron, if anyone made that in France they’d be fired (was chocolate mixed with caviar, but the dryness and hardness was the problem, not the flavor profile). * Weird scallop/truffle/yuzu dish - had what tasted like really bitter pieces of orange peel. I didn’t taste scallop nor truffle. Mostly what tasted like a less sweet orange marmalade with herbs added. * Waiter didn’t describe one dish, said “you heard it from the other guy next to you” - we hadn’t heard actually but he left before I could say anything. * Overdone octopus for the DIY tacos (the very spicy mole had a very good taste though). * The veal cheeks themselves were very tasty, but dry and cold. * Incredibly bland foie gras - how did they manage that? * The venison with the tamarind sauce was good but the venison was cold and the sauce almost ice cold Could say more but not enough characrers.

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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

FAQs

Acadia is rated 4.5 stars by 1091 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Acadia

1639 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 60616

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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