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Acadia

1639 S. Wabash Ave. (18th St.) Send to Phone
312-360-9500 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Ryan McCaskey delivers fine, seafood-driven plates at this Maine-inspired American in the South Loop.
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Acadia Restaurant Review

: Ryan McCaskey’s classic, contemporary American in the South Loop flies in the face of current convention. It’s elegantly upscale and its food unapologetically refined. Amid whitewashed, clean-lined surrounds, McCaskey (Rushmore, Courtright’s) crafts attractive --- but also wildly tasty --- plates. Diners can choose between a three-course prix-fixe menu ($67, plus $25 for wine pairings) or eight-course tasting menu ($150, plus $75 for wine pairings). Taking inspiration from Maine, the menu trots out seafood-driven plates like halibut with leeks, clams, bacon and chowder. Follow-ups are no less impressive, as in pheasant with ravioli, Grana Padano, chanterelles and Burgurdy truffles. Lush foie gras is complemented by "pastrami flavors," curry apple butter, caraway pudding and cabbage. There is also an à la carte bar menu offering oysters, mussels, a lobster roll and a signature burger. Cocktails continue the ingredient-forward theme; the wine list is smart and fairly spendy. For dessert, finish with a cheese plate or chocolate with kuri squash, figs, huckleberry and cashew.

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