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Acadia recognized as the top restaurant to travel for in Illionis.
From upscale, white tablecloth dining to the humble barbecue joint, this list has a little something for taste buds of all kinds. read more

 

AAA Extends 5 Star Honor to Acadia
Five Diamond establishments stand apart using highly personalized approaches and creativity to enhance guest comfort and provide memorable experiences. read more

 

America's Best Lobster Rolls
Chef Ryan McCaskey spent his childhood summers in Maine, so he understands the importance of using the simplest bread for lobster rolls. He ships his split-top buns from the Maine-based Hannaford supermarket chain. read more

 

Best burger in Chicago
No. 1 Burger. With three cuts of beef (chuck as the base, brisket for juiciness, Wagyu scraps for fat), two types of cheese (Gruyère, Mornay sauce) and a bottomless reserve of umami (bacon-onion jam, housemade pickles), it’s clear this burger has been obsessed over by chef Ryan McCaskey. read more

 

Best new restaurant opened in the last year or so
It’s L20, Alinea or Tru quality at affordable a la carte prices. There’s pre-fixe too if you’re so inclined. Whichever way you go, chef Ryan McCaskey (formerly suburban Courtright’s) is a star and so is his faux risotto (where creamy bits of Yukon gold ape the usual Carnaroli or Arborio rice) and his foie gras custard. read more

 

2012 Best New Restaurant
The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence is the only Chicago-based awards presentation that recognizes and rewards culinary originality and talent in the Chicagoland area. read more

 

2013 Best Places to Dine
Basking in the glow of its first Michelin star, this South Loop hot spot showcases Ryan McCaskey's fresh take on contemporary American cuisine. read more

 

3rd Annual Dining Awards, Outstanding Restaurant.
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Chicago Magazine Gives Acadia 3.5 Stars
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….. read more

 

Named "Best Fine Dining" in Chicago
Enter this elegant South Loop spot from chef Ryan McCaskey, whose playful riffs on classic dishes, like his deconstructed lobster pot pie, are spot on. read more

 

2013 Michelin Guide Chicago Star Ratings Unleashed
Acadia Receives the prestigious One Star Rating… read more

 

Best New Restuarant in Chicago
The publication recognized dozens of restaurants in food & drink categories and had some predictable and not-so-predictable awardees. The honors for Best New Restaurant went to Acadia.. read more

  A sommelier has fun with an upscale eatery’s serious wine program
Craft cocktails, with their artisan spirits, seasonal ingredients and filtered ice, are undisputedly the beverage darlings of the restaurant scene. read more
  The Return of Haute Cuisine
If fine dining is dead, the folks at Acadia, a new modern contemporary American restaurant in the South Loop, certainly didn’t hear the bell tolling for it. read more
  20 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS
American, progressive, contemporary, classic, high-end but not stuffy–with a great burger. Way back when Acadia was a glimmer in McCaskey's eye, he said it would be all these things, and he delivered. read more
  Soaring on the South Side
When I heard that Acadia, a high-end restaurant, was opening in the South Loop, I sighed. A dining neighborhood that once looked like the second coming of Randolph Street — when Opera, Saiko, Cuatro and Room 21 were doing brisk business. read more
  All the Cocktails at Acadia, Chicago
Newly opened Acadia, in the South Loop of Chicago, has been garnering quite a bit of positive attention for its food, but no reviewer has neglected to include a gushing word or two about head bartender Michael Simon's inventive, humorous, and sophisticated cocktail program. read more