We have been to ACME on several occasions and it is most definitely a new favorite for us. We really enjoy sharing the small plates and I am particularly addicted to the ‘Farmer’s Egg’. If you have not tried one, you MUST go!
2/9/2013 First Visit
Last night we stopped into Acme during ‘Nemo,’ the blizzard of 2013. It was fairly packed, but we managed to score 3 seats at the bar. We wanted some nice comfort food and we’d had what we call a few ‘snow beers.’ There’s nothing more fun than going out in NYC while it is snowing heavily. We just wanted a light nosh as we’d eaten a bite at Lure Fishbar a bit earlier in the day. Work closed early because of the weather so a 3pm lunch was in order!
I wasn’t in photo taking mode, which was a damn shame since we had some beautiful food! We chose from the Raw, Cooked and Soil sections of the menu just to have a bit of variety.
Cooked, we had the Farmer’s Eggs with Wild Mushrooms and Aged Parmesan. This is a dish we’ll go back for again and again. Wow. The serving size is 2 eggs and for $5 extra you change to 3. But if doing it again, I’d suggest not sharing and making sure each person enjoys two eggs. They’re small. The tops are sliced off ever so perfectly and inside is the most heavenly concoction. MUST…HAVE…AGAIN!
Raw, we chose the Maine Scallops with Sunchoke, Chestnut and Apple. This might not have been our best choice after drinks, but it was a rather light and refreshing dish of very thinly sliced raw scallops arranged with thinly sliced apples of the same size.
And from the Soil, we selected Hand Cut Fries. It might not sound so exciting, but the Wild Herb Mayo served with it is AMAZING. It is a gorgeous shade of green as well.
Acme has a great vibe. We’re growing to like this spot. More to come!
We stopped into Acme last weekend for brunch after realizing that The Smile was too packed to be an option. It’s a spot known more for the night life, so we were pleasantly surprised by our brunch. We loved the atmosphere and I found a new favorite bloody!
The menu is short and simple. It has what they describe as a subtle ‘Nordic’ influence so I decided to go with the Danish Omlette. It was a wonderfully fluffy omelette served piping hot in a little cast iron pan. It was topped with bacon and tomato. The perfect complement for my great bloody mary, which they make with plenty of lemon and a touch of sherry. Mmmm. I want one now :).
Steve had the Steak and Eggs, another simple preparation. Two sunny side up eggs served on a steak that was actually medium rare per request, which often does not happen with a thin steak. The steak was served on a pile of potatoes accented with ramps and topped with two perfect sunny side up eggs. He had the cucumer 75, a drink served in a vintage champagne glass. It was a light mix of gin, cucumber, lemon and sparkling wine.
We will go back and try dinner for sure, but before then I will likely insist on going in for a bloody! Another option is to try the cocktail bar in the basement which offers small plates from the restaurant menu and has a jazz band early evenings Thursday thru Saturday.
9 Great Jones Street – NoHo