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Acadia

#258 of 7,738 Restaurants in Chicago
#283 of 8,491 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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South Loop
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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: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 0
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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
Unsurpassed Service and Best Cocktails in the City

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband and I recently enjoyed the tasting menu at Acadia. The food was absolutely amazing. The dishes were so creative and artistically served. The waiters were exceptional. They thoroughly explained each course and they told stories about the thought process or history behind some of the dishes. The chef is incredibly talented, as well as thoughtful. I have to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were meeting friends at Acadia for the first time. Due to poor lighting and nondescript facade, we drove by it several times. We finally stopped and called our friends to get the address. Once we got through the door, we were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and professionalism of the the staff. It was late, so we ate in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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454 restaurant reviews
507 helpful votes 507 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

According to Tripadvisor, Acadia produces the No. 1 burger in Chicago. That's quite an achievement, like producing the No. 1 pizza or No. 1 steak or No. 1 hot dog. But, trust me, once you have tried it, Acadia's burger is hard to beat. For one thing, it looks like and tastes like no other. I'm not into Fois Gras... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You come for an incredible meal which does not disappoint. Beautifully prepared food - you DON'T want to miss the Fois Gras. The surprises are the elegantly understated décor, attentive service, quiet ambience - excellent for conversation, and bartenders serving up great drinks! A must for anyone visiting the windy city.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Acadia is handy to the Chicago Loop area. It is comfortable, understated décor, tables well spaced for privacy and conversation. The food was excellent and well-presented -- imaginatively done. The service is attentive and well trained. A nice wine list. Altogether a memorable evening. Highly recommended.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The bartender is exceptional. He is very knowledgeable about the drinks and took out orders quickly as we were seated at the bar. His lively character made our jet lagged evening more pleasant. The burger was great for the price. And the dim ambiance was perfect for a relaxing night.

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Wow, what a special meal. We came here on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel during a 25th anniversary weekend celebration. We had the tasting menu. Four special lead in bites and then nine very unique, well presented, well prepared and well served selections. All were well explained, interesting and innovative combinations of ingredients. It would take too... More 

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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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
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.