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ACME

9 Great Jones St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Lafayette St.
212-203-2121

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5
Food: 6
Service: 4
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

36% would go back.

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Bad Service. Bad Food. Big Bill.

By LovesFoodinNYC on 7/21/2016

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

As bad as I thought the tasteless, minute plates were under the Nordic prison cuisine of the previous Acme incarnation, things have gotten worse. While the cuisine is labeled as French/Italian/Bistro, it is simply cute portions delivered by surly, dumb waiters in the middle of a loud, cramped dining room. The steak wasn't bad, only cold, but all other dishes were slapdash, plopped on the table, and overpriced. It appears at times that Acme and its management are trying to be as bad as they can be. A good restaurant for anorexics. The food is atrocious. The service is worse.

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64 out of 130 people found this review helpful.

Worst service in NYC

By None on 12/19/2015

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

The food and the cocktails are both well prepared and tasty, unfortunately as soon as the waiters get their hands on it it all goes to hell. I've never experienced worse service in my life, especially when the bill is nearly $200 for two people. I hope the chef and the bartenders know what a joke their waitstaff is and does something about it. Until then, STAY AWAY!

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88 out of 176 people found this review helpful.

Amazing Brunch!

By ddbklyn06 on 7/23/2014

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The salmon is a must try! Best brunch dish I have had this this year. Cooked to perfection and the seasoning is spectacular. The cocktails are dangerously delicious as well.

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136 out of 286 people found this review helpful.

Going again

By MooseTwo on 3/13/2014

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went last year. Now i'm going again. The place is great. We loved the food. New Nordic with a twist of US, france and asia - but not at all complicated. Don't forget a drink in the bar. Before and after.

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93 out of 184 people found this review helpful.

Extremelly bad treated

By luluca3 on 7/22/2013

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Extremely bad treated by the arrogant hostess of the restaurant. He was arrogant rude and he didn't care about listening everybody who was outside, he just answered very cold that he could not help anyone outside. There was an even only in part of the place and I just wanted to see the bar area. He created a terrible situation with everybody outside, and used the security to feel big and important. I do not recommend anyone to care about visiting this place, except if the Hostess leaves

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119 out of 249 people found this review helpful.

Why would you do that?

By lololorenzo on 1/27/2013

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

What a huge disappointment! ACME, one of the oldest low-fare cajun restaurants in the downtown area is no more. Not only is it dead, but some pretentious, high-end, over-decorated typical flashy place for Saturday night crowds has replaced it and kept the original name!!! Why would you do that? Can't you find your own name, instead of surfing the reputation of an authentic New York icon and luring loyal customers to your wannabe hot-spot for the eternal dumb looking models and yuppie losers? The menu does not even have ANYTHING cajun or remotely southern on it. Where is my jambalaya? Question to the new owners: do you know a place with some good soul food around here?

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153 out of 293 people found this review helpful.

Incredible

By milomilo on 1/6/2013

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Ate here for the first time Friday night and was absolutely floored. In terms of the quality of the food, the thought that goes into each dish, the sheer pleasure of the meal, this was the best dining experience I've had in a long, long time. I honestly have no idea what the negative reviewers here are talking about -- for me, each dish was a revelation, in which simple and sometimes surprising flavors came through in such a clear, clean fashion. Having eaten many mediocre meals at restaurants that get rave reviews from diners, all I can say is that anyone who knows and appreciates inventive, thoughtfully prepared food should eat here. And anyone who thinks that the stunning beer and bread porridge (a dish I'm still dreaming about days later) tastes like Trader Joe's oatmeal should go down the street and have a tiramisu at any of the hundreds of generic nothing restaurants elsewhere in the city.

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144 out of 275 people found this review helpful.

Acme you lose.

By loveeatingout on 5/22/2012

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I brought a chef friend, in for the James Beard awards, to Acme for dinner. After waiting 40 minutes at the bar for our 8:30 reservation, I politely asked the hostess how much longer she thought it would be. She looked at me blankly and said she had no idea how long it would be for our table. No apology, no explanation just blank stares. After a few more minutes I grabbed my coat and we left. From the looks of the food coming out of the kitchen, nothing looked good enough to put up with the unprofessionalism of the front of the house.

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193 out of 360 people found this review helpful.

def worth the wait

By bryan2 on 5/7/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

had a great meal. fresh farmers egg, country toast, salad and steak. all amazing. had to wait 10 minutes for our table but the drinks at the bar more than made up for it. will go back to this chic downtown space with quality food.

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148 out of 335 people found this review helpful.

A taste of Copenhagen

By Chefen on 4/19/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Greate food, nice wines, great place, New Nordic i New York. LOVE IT!!

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