Acadia

1639 S Wabash
Chicago, IL
312-360-9500
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Description

Just when it seems that culinarily ambitious, unabashedly formal special occasion dining might be a dying art, out of sync with the Zeitgeist, along comes this elegant place, breating new life into the genre. Ryan McCaskey, the Saigon-born chef, pulls out all the stops with lobster, truffles, foie gras, and other luxurious foodstuffs. But humbler tastes—mustard seeds here, pickled cherries there—also shine, with supertasty accessorizing morsels pushing the main events in interesting directions, all coherent. And such pretty plates! Food doesn't get much lovelier than this. Eight-course tasting menu ($150). Serious wine program.

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Dishes We Liked

Lobster tom kha (part of a six-course tasting menu), Elysian Fields lamb with potato pavé and root vegetables (part of a six-course tasting menu), pork belly with Parmesan corn pudding ($12), Gunthorp Farms duck with horseradish pommes purée ($28), Flavors of Maine ($29), artisanal cheese ($16)

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Dish: see "Jones for Acadia" September 2011

Additional Information

Rating:
Price: $50-plus
Cuisine: American
Neighborhood: South Loop
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Will seat past 10:30 p.m.
Hours: D Tue-Sun. Br Sun. Late seating Fri, Sat.