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Dish recommendations at ACME please (researched)!!

indiefoodie Jun 30, 2012 08:17 PM

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

- 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

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

Thanks a lot!

  1. sgordon Jul 2, 2012 07:21 AM

    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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