Acme

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
ACME is a New American Bistro located on Great Jones Street, in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood. The seasonal menu showcases a variety of European flavors and techniques, but is quintessentially New York. Below the restaurant, a storied and time-worn rock ‘n’ roll club has been renovated into a cocktail bar, ideal for pre-dinner drinks, large-party dining, and private events. In addition to the bar program, ACME Downstairs offers a menu which includes a number of dishes from the restaurant as well as more casual small-plate options.

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1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Hot appetizer was overpriced at $20 for essentially mac and cheese. Food tends to be heavy with cream, dairy on even vegetables.

Acme
Responded 6 days ago

I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the Cacio e Pepe. Please let me know if you would like to join us for dinner during your next visit to NYC; we will make sure you get to try our dairy-free options and lighter dishes. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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A
Munich
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We had a bad experience in this restaurant. We asked if we could have the table in the edge. They told us this table is reserved for 5 People. After one hour two people were getting this table. The food was ok but not special.
The whole evening a cook from the kitchen was running thru the restaurant in his dirty outfit..

Acme
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Anna, I’m sorry the table you asked for was unavailable - parties do often decrease in size upon arrival, which is most likely what happened that night. Please let me know when you choose to join us again for dinner, so we may provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hostess, bartenders, and waiters. The tomato tartar was awesome. Will definitely come back!

Acme
Responded on 1 October 2019

Hi Alex, So glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks for choosing to spend your Friday at ACME. We can't wait to have you back, and thank you for the kind review. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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OT
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team at ACME do a superb job and we love eating here - the duck is to die for - a great place to eat in NYC

Acme
Responded on 23 September 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed the duck! Hope you can join us again soon for dinner. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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MM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Waiters over attentive. Every single dish was over salted. Wouldn’t recommend.

Acme
Responded on 23 September 2019

I'm sorry to hear that your dining experience went this way - please reach out to me directly if you would like to join us again, and hopefully we can make up for your last visit. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

El lugar esta padre ! Tiene una luz tenue y maderas que lo hacen bastante acogedor ! Pero la comida, por lo menos la que nosotros pedimos , fue mala. Esperaba una cocina más elaborada para el precio de los platillos! Creo que esta muy caro para lo que comes, honestamente creo que en Nueva York hay muchas mejores opciones para gastar tu dinero ! Lastima porque el mesero fue bastante amable. Lo mejor del lugar es un bar que está en la parte de abajo, pero cenar en el lugar no te garantiza el acceso al bar, así que da igual. Debut y despedida

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OT
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner - the duck was amazing

Acme
Responded on 31 August 2019

We're thrilled you enjoyed our new duck presentation! Hope you can come back to join us again soon. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gastro experience in NYC. A place with energy, great food and great service.

Acme
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi Dennis, Thank you for coming in for dinner last week, I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope you can join us again soon! Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience.

Acme
Responded on 22 August 2019

Glad you enjoyed everything, hope you can come join us again soon! Thank you for the kind review. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Front of house staff was SO nice but waiters and table help were very unfriendly and borderline rude.

Acme
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you for coming to join us for dinner, I'm so glad you enjoyed our menu & we appreciate the review! I'm sorry to hear about the experience with your server. Please feel free to reach out, we would love to have you back in to make up for your last visit. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food isn’t amazing but he ambiance and service (especially the hostess) was great!

Acme
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff! Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, great server, extremely nice ambiance

Acme
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you for joining us, so glad you enjoyed your experience! Hope you choose to visit again soon. Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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VE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the restaurant week prix fixe. An interesting appetizer with peaches and mozzarella was slightly marred by unripe peaches, but it was an interesting flavor combination (price tip oil?), and I would order it again. Short ribs with salad excellent. The pavlova for dessert was very interesting (deconstructed) and flavorful, though the pineapple upside down cake less successful than my mother's. The wine pairing gives access to an interesting list, including a Sauternes with dessert. Overall good and interesting food at a good value. Service was excellent. The décor is pleasant.

Acme
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you for joining us during Restaurant Week; I'm glad you got to enjoy the wine pairing as well. We look forward to having you again for the next RW (or sooner)! Sincerely, Kat Bartlett, General Manager

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I hate to write this as I’ve gone to acme every time I visit NY, sad to say it’s not what it was. I should’ve known when reserving a table and found all the times were available to reserve. Hope they find their way back to greatness.

JK
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Don’t expect to get full from the meals. I would go for the taste and experience because the branzino was simple, but done right.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambience and vibe. Service was perfect and really enjoyed our dinner there - highly recommend

GB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It’s so warm in the restaurant that it might it almost impossible to enjoy our meal. The food was average. Way overpriced for the value. If I’m paying $19 for a cocktail, I expect it to be good

OT
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner - excellent food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

It took almost 2 hours for them to bring us our meal. They seems unapologetic and dismissive. Very poor service.

y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The host was very very nice however, carrots very undercooked, chips and dip were way too salty. The wait staff made us sort of uncomfortable by staring at us the whole time as if we were taking too long even though our dinner was around 2 hours on a Friday night and there were many empty tables.

Acme
Responded on 16 July 2019

Sorry you felt that way! Friday was slow for us and we wanted everyone to stay as long as they pleased. Sincerely, William, General Manager

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S
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy finding restaurants and ACME is the best restaurant I've ever eaten.

Acme
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much, looking forward to your next visit!

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C
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not believe how much we enjoyed Acme! The ambiance was ideal (the background music created a great mood, too!). The food was yummy! And the service was wonderful. It could easily become a favorite.

Acme
Responded on 2 July 2019

Thank you Cee2. I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience. Sincerely, William, GM

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FM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food in general.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing, but when we asked if we could switch to a larger booth we were a table of 4 in a very small booth on the side, the waiter gave us a dirty look and did not move us. The restaurant was fairly empty the whole night so it wasn’t an ideal situation because we felt cramped for no reason. The server did not refill our drinks from the bottle we ordered until we were finished with our meals. Other then that the food was amazing and the management and hostess was very nice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an incredible evening tonight at Acme. Upon arrival we were greeted very warmly by the host. The place wasn’t very packed so we were able to grab a nice booth. I had this drink with a carrot in it! It was really good! Compliments to my server Chris for helping me find a new love for juicy cocktails. The duck ragu is so yummy! We will definitely be back for more.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

WORST SERVICE I HAVE EVER HAD. Took 1.5 hours to get our food and we didn’t even start with drinks. We asked for our food not once but THREE times and never got a single apology or offer of a free dessert or drink even knowing it was a 21st birthday celebration. Honestly so upsetting and pretty pathetic. After the worst service ever a 20% tip was included. Not pleased to say the least. They were in absolutely no rush to satisfy.

KS
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 1

Top cold due to air conditioning - but the food was great

Acme
Responded on 12 June 2019

Hi Kristian Thanks again for visiting from Denmark and Im glad you enjoyed your food and wine. Like I had mentioned since it was almost 80 degrees and other guests were complaining that it was too hot, I had to keep the air on. I am sorry that it impacted your dinner that much. Sincerely, William, General Manager

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food is good, but overpriced, but the host is very unfriendly. You don't feel welcomed when you enter.

Acme
Responded on 4 June 2019

Sorry you felt this way upon entering. I would like to hear more about your experience and how we can improve. This is the first we've heard this before. Please feel free to reach out and hopefully we can make it up. Sincerely, William, General Manager

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X
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great. The service is great. The menu is creative. Why, even the wallpaper in the bathroom is interesting! What's not to like?

Acme
Responded on 31 May 2019

Thank you Xyzzy!

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n
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We visited Acme with a group of friends.
The service was horrible. The food was too salty and they charged us for items we didn't order.
We mentioned all of the above and beside refunding us for the item we didn't order, nothing was done.
Poor experience and high prices. We won't be back!

Acme
Responded on 31 May 2019

Hi Nicole, We are glad that you joined us and I am personally sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. If you would be willing to come back, I will more than make up for your experience last time. Sincerely, William, General Manager

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

ACME has lost its way. The food creativity has declined dramatically. I had the Provence Burger celebrating National Burger Month with a French mustard sauce that was so overpowering and tart I can still taste it 2 days later. Drinks are crazy expensive. Just not worth it.

Acme
Responded on 31 May 2019

Hi! Sorry you did not enjoy your the mustard on your burger. This is the first time we've heard that the mustard is too strong. It is actually why the burger is called the Provence burger; the mustard has herbs de provence blended in. We will definitely take your critique into consideration, going forward. Thank you! Sincerely, William, General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went out to celebrate an early Mother’s Day and had a fantastic time. Everything from the ambiance, food and service was spectacular. I enjoyed the duck breast which was extremely juicy, rich and decadent. I can’t give high enough praises and I am already looking forward to my next visit!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve walked by this place before and have been curious as to what it’s like. I’m glad that I finally stopped in. I was in the mood for a burger and was informed by my server that there were two burger specials in addition the regular house burger. I went with the Banh Mi burger. Pork belly on top their standard patty with kimchi and daikon slaw to round it out! Yum! The meal was delicious, service was on point and the ambiance tight. Thanks Acme, I’ll be back!

Acme
Responded on 10 May 2019

Glad you liked it! Hope you voted for it! The winner will be our new menu burger in June! Sincerely, William

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites places in the city. The food, the ambiance, the staff are all top notch. The chicken Kiev with escargot butter is UNBELIEVABLE. Do not miss!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Horrible service

C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a fun place to hang out.

Acme
Responded on 10 May 2019

Thank you! Cant wait to have back again! Sincerely, William

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UR
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went to Acme for the first time, because we were in the neighborhood and got hungry, decided to follow Open Table. The food was very good, we particularly liked the Smoked Onion Aioli dip that was offered as an Amuse Bouche. Our main courses were very good, too. We liked the decor and atmosphere. The service was uneven. Had some problem with the receptionist who objected to my wanting to take my musical instrument to the table. Once that was sorted out, the service was a bit slow and inattentive until the sommelier showed up who was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful in every respect. Overall, it was an experience we'll happily repeat.

Acme
Responded on 10 May 2019

Thank you Sir! Sorry about the issue with the Bass, it was just enormous and we were anticipating that it would be busier in the section in which you were seated. - Your Somm/ GM, William

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MP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun spot, good foods and drinks, but rather over-priced. Even for NYC.

FW
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We were very disrespected by the greeter at the door.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

Very small portions with very large prices
Crowd not diverse

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