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akhorasanee Jan 12, 2012 07:11 AM

I have really been wanting to try both and I'm taking my sister out...We are generally experimental with food.... which would you reccomend for its food and dining experience?

  1. Food Tourist Mar 22, 2012 04:46 PM

    What are the best of the best apps, mains, desserts at Acadia? Going this weekend for the first time.

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      hungryabbey Mar 22, 2012 06:19 PM

      I have only been once, but we tried: corn bread (definitely order), cod cheeks (good), foie gras (a-maz-ing), red fish (good but nothing amazing), veal cheeks (really good), peanut butter banana pudding dessert (really good, though the other choice which was like a carrot cake thing also looked amazing).
      Enjoy and report back, I cannot wait to go again.

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      akhorasanee Jan 16, 2012 09:39 AM

      I went to acadia this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the creativity of the food. The price point was also quite decent!
      Between my sister and myself we got 2 appetizers, 2 main courses and 1 side (the cornbread was FANTASTIC)... we did not ahve any dessert as we had no place left for any.
      Overall, a lovely experience!

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        jamesm Jan 16, 2012 03:39 PM

        I'd pick Acadia over Woodlot if you're looking for something more creative. My gf and I were there a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had no issues with the portion sizes or value of the meal. We were quite satisfied afterwards. The grits with hamhock consomme was amazing, the jambalaya side was incredibly flavourful and my beef cheek main was very rich and decadent with a couple of flavour and texture twists that enhanced the dish. Woodlot is also quite good but a far more conservative approach to food. Really though you can't go wrong with either.

        1. re: akhorasanee
          Anita Nap Aug 30, 2012 05:43 AM

          I went for the first time last night with my husband. It was truly wonderful. Plating (visually) was spectacular and the flavours just melted into each other so lightly and peacefully. Plate sizes were just right.

          We left the table having made up a new word of "perfectly-whelmed" (rather than under or over whelmed).

          I love Woodlot and they are different experiences. Woodlot is more casual, rustic, simple. This is elegant, uplifted, and refined.

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          keshkul Jan 13, 2012 07:20 PM

          Acadia is better without a doubt -- the dishes are much more creative and more importantly, delicious. Woodlot is ordinary in comparison.

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            rewby Jan 14, 2012 07:46 AM

            I've been to both recently, and would also say Acadia. Woodlot is comfort food and I was expecting more. Acadia is really innovative and delicious.
            But the best bread in the entire city is Woodlot's Red Fife, so don't miss that!

          2. iMarilyn Jan 12, 2012 11:26 AM

            Woodlot +1

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              The Macallan 18 Jan 12, 2012 06:06 PM

              I would say neither. If you are looking for that 'vibe' I would check out Campagnolo or L'Ouvrier. But if I had to pick, I would go with Acadia.

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                akhorasanee Jan 13, 2012 01:15 PM

                thanks for the response! I opted for Acadia as they had a spot (unlike woodlot)...I've been to Campagnolo and loved it - will make a note to try L'Ouvrier!!!

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              JennaBean Jan 12, 2012 08:10 AM

              Basically the same price point so it is a wash there. I like the room better at Woodlot but I like the creativity of the food better at Acadia. However, if either of you learn more towards veg items you'll have more luck at Woodlot. For a weekend night you'll need reservations at either.

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                aser Jan 12, 2012 02:02 PM

                While the price point is similar on paper, portions @ acadia will be smaller. It'll cost more to eat @ acadia as it takes more plates to get full than woodlot.

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                  JennaBean Jan 16, 2012 08:05 AM

                  I've been to Woodlot twice and to Acadia twice. Each time with the same person and each time we were full for around the same amount of money give or take $20 in either direction.

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                    aser Jan 16, 2012 10:52 AM

                    We'll agree to disagree, I feel the portions at Acadia are a bit small when compared to Woodlot. Other posters have mentioned this also.

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