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Acadia

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

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Dinner Wed.-Sun.
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Acadia, Chicago, IL

Acadia Restaurant Review

: Ryan McCaskey’s classic, contemporary American spot in the South Loop flies in the face of current convention --- it's elegantly upscale, with unapologetically refined food in a minimalist dining room meant to showcase the artful plate presentations. Diners can choose between an eight-course tasting menu, with or without wine pairings, or order à la carte. Taking inspiration from Maine, the menu trots out seafood-driven plates like halibut with leeks, clams, bacon and chowder. Land-based dishes have included Duroc pork belly with grains, smoked banana purée and uni, and Indiana duck with quinoa, curry, salt-baked carrots and beets. Cocktails continue the ingredient-forward theme; the wine list is smart and fairly spendy. Finish with a cheese plate or chocolate with kuri squash, figs, huckleberry and cashew.
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