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Acadia

1639 S Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL
312.360.9500
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Ranked #407 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 16th Street
Transit: Roosevelt El Stops- Red, Green, Orange lines Bus to either State St./16th or Michigan/16th or 18th
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English first
Sandusky, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've recently eaten at Acadia twice. Both times there were two of us. Waitstaff is very knowledgeable and attentive. The food is excellent--preparation, presentation and seasoning. I've had both the tasting menu and ala carte. Pricey but worth every bit of it. Interior is a bit minimalist but very pleasant.

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Kraainem, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had dinner with my wife at the Acadia restaurant on June 21st , in a rather nondescript building in a somewhat rundown section of the South Loop of Chicago. We were attracted by generally good reviews since it opened in 2012, including one star in the Michelin guide to Chicago. It did not quite live up to our expectations.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were celebrating an anniversary and chose Acadia based on reviews from critics and this site. Sadly, all the laudatory comments on these sites are a mystery as this was an average restaurant trying to pretend it's in the four star category but falling far short. The good: service was stiff but attentive and as someone mentioned on this site,... More

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Deinze
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were happily surprised by the chef and the sommelier: a perfect combination of food and wine. Special mention for the skillfull handling of one of the guests' allergy.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I travelled from Melbourne to come to this restaurant because of the great reviews I'd had read and I wanted the burger We sat down and were warmly greated, ordered a beer, this took a while as two of the items on the menu were out. It took 20 mins for our drinks and water to come. We were always... More

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Bedford
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went here because of the great burger review and man this was one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. They have a nice dining room area but decided to chill and eat at the bar and very glad I did. I learned the bartender is an AMAZING mixologist. Watching him with each cocktail creation was inspiring. The... More

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Flossmoor, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If money is not a problem (this place isn't cheap!!), then go for it. This restaurant has it all: nice ambiance, with minimalist décor, impeccable yet warm and friendly - never intimidating as in other pretentious spots - service, exquisite presentations of dishes, outstanding (and reasonably priced!) wine list, but especially incredible quality food. We had a la carte choices,... More

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Champaign, Illinois
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

For such a fine dining establishment there was no pretention and no stuffiness here at all....The service while at times seemed synchronized was very subtle and attentive without being overbearing and intrusive, the decor of the entire restaurant was minimal but extravagent. Thereby the focus was plainly on the food which is where it should be. Since my dining partner... More

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I promise... I'm not shilling for these guys. This is just a damned good restaurant with a carefully thought out menu and menu format. For us, the enjoyment started at the bar where we arrived early in search of a polite cocktail. I ended up with an artisinal gin and house-made, lemon-grass tonic on the side. Yummy stuff. And a... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you are one of those people that like trying delicious new proposals this is "The" Restaurant. Then if you like flawless service and over the top wine pairings call it best one! And most important, if you want to have a truly human lovely interaction with the people that make all these amazing flavours possible all you need to... More

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