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Dish recommendations at ACME please (researched)!!

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Hello, we're planning to check out ACME sometime soon. We're a group of 6 and all of us are open to eating anything. Based on what I've read, like a lot of other restaurants, it seems like Acme does the apps and sides better than entrees. I've narrowed down a few dishes and would appreciate some comments. Also, can someone please advice on portion sizes. Not sure about the number of dishes that we should we order. Here goes,

COCKTAILS: Upstate affair, Graffiti Green, Jones St. Daiquiri

FOOD:
- If available, the Foie Gras with Langoustine
- Farmer's eggs
- Duck in Jar
- Pearl Barley And Clams
- Black Heirloom Carrots
- Hay Roasted Sunchokes
- Creamy Potatoes
- Turbot (it seems like they keep changing the fish in this disk, Black Cod, Sea Bass and no Turbot?)
- Chicken & Eggs
- If we need another entree, then the Maine Lobster

DESSERTS
- We'll probably just get all 4. If we decide to skip one, then we'll skip the Fallen Fruits

Thanks a lot!

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  1. Looks like a good list. Just keep in mind with a party of six, for some of the above dishes there won't be much to go around - maybe a bite each.

    That said, the Barley & Clams is a revelatory dish, in its rustic unassuming way. Order two.

    All the veggie side dishes are good, generally (the beet salad is a little underwhelming) - some are small, though. For the carrots, you'd each get a taste. (I think there were four half-carrots, each about four inches long when we got it) - there might be one sunchoke apiece on the sunchoke dish. Check with your server - you might be better off doubling up one thing to drop something a bit generic (like the creamy potatoes) in the end.

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    1. re: sgordon

      Any advice for the current menu? Finally headed there for the first time tomorrow.

      1. re: uncledunkel

        Foie + Langoustine is still great.

        Radishes with Oyster Emulsion I loved - well, it was baby turnips last time I was there, but I assume it's the same dish. Simple but that oyster emulsion is tremendous.

        If there's anything with the Oak Ice Cream on the dessert menu, it's really good. Beer Bread Porridge also a winner.

        The menu changes a lot frequently, so there's a number of things on there I haven't tried. No idea what the Lamb & Oyster with Elderberry is, but it sounds too interesting to pass up.

        1. re: sgordon

          How do they flavor oak ice cream? Something oak-fired?

            1. re: sgordon

              Thanks. I can't imagine how that tastes.

              1. re: Pan

                Kind of oaky. In the wine sense, not the smoked-over sense.

                1. re: sgordon

                  I get it. I would like that. I like whiskey with an oaky taste, too.