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Acadia

#328 of 7,814 Restaurants in Chicago
#360 of 8,578 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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1639 S Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL (16th Street)
Roosevelt El Stops- Red, Green, Orange lines Bus to either State St./16th or Michigan/16th or 18th
312.360.9500
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Another great Chicago food destination.

I now call it 'prairie food' - the synthesis of classical technique, wonderful base ingredients from all over the US and the great flora of the Great Lakes and the mid-West. All served without pretension and real enthusiasm. I joined 3 Australian colleagues for the wonderful degustation with many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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English first
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I now call it 'prairie food' - the synthesis of classical technique, wonderful base ingredients from all over the US and the great flora of the Great Lakes and the mid-West. All served without pretension and real enthusiasm. I joined 3 Australian colleagues for the wonderful degustation with many highlights across the seafood and red meat spectrum. All served with... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Well this was a unique experience. Having eaten in restaurants all over the world, from the very best to the most humble, in 25 years I have never turned up at a restaurant, with a confirmed reservation, to find it closed. No attempt by Acadia to contact me to let me know they would be closed. So - what was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The vibe is very modern and upscale. The menu is eclectic, reflecting the taste of the chef. The portions are tiny--even if you're not eating off the tasting menu. They really want you to order the multi-course tasting menu. Otherwise, you get a choice of appetizers and entrees... and go home hungry. By and large, the food was quite good,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Acadia is located in the South Loop area, in an out of the way neighborhood that seems to be developing every year we visit. This year we decided to have the tasting menu and wine pairing - it's a splurge, but well worth it. Food is presented in a creative way - one dish looked as if it was a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We came to Chicago as part of a Mother's Day trip so I wanted to go to some place special for Mother's Day. Well, it was definitely special. The restaurant is not well-marked from the outside--our Uber driver shot past it. The outside is unassuming (if I recall correctly, it's a small, red brick building), but once you walk in... More 

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south florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

For starters, the space is a real clean interpretation of the food to come. Plain, simple yet complex. Great mixologist on staff with creative drinks that will make you feel like you are in an other dimension...especially after 2 or 3 ha. The music is appropriate for the simplicity of the restaurant and the service, yet, a little rushed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

At first you think you could still be hungry after but pace yourself, drink a little, and you wont worry about what you will be eating after. The food was everything expected, delicious with great attention to detail. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful in any decisions that were trying to made from the entrées to the drinks. We were... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Acadia is one of the finest restaurants in Chicago. We have eaten there before referred by a local chef and the one place he frequents on his days off. The service is incredible. The waiter really fabulous. All of his suggestions were spot on and he had some good old fashioned stories of the city. This visit we went late... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We have favorite restaurants which we regularly frequent in Chicago and look for new ones, especially nearby, that might give us greater choices. Four of us (two couples) tried Acadia at 5:45 PM Saturday; the only later bookings available were after 8 PM. We walked there; our coats were checked and my wife and I waited in the bar area... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We went to Acadia with some friends from out of town. We are lucky to live a few blocks from this wonderful restaurant, and our visiting friends wanted to celebrate a big birthday with a great meal. We immediately thought of Acadia - an incredible wine list managed by Tristan, a menu focused on seafood (but knowing I was coming... More 

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Additional Information about Acadia

Address: 1639 S Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312.360.9500
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1639 S Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL
    (16th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Roosevelt El Stops- Red, Green, Orange lines Bus to either State St./16th or Michigan/16th or 18th
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Phone Number: 312.360.9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Loop

Neighborhood Profile
South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you happen to visit during football season, you may bump into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park is one of Chicago’s premier locations for green space and recreation with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Take a stroll down memory lane in the historic Prairie District where you can enjoy views of old historic homes. Restaurants, theaters, and clubs are spread throughout the neighborhood along with a collection of burger joints along Michigan Avenue just across from the park.