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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    January 2, 2015
  • Last Review
    January 18, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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The sophisticated, elegant space of Acadia provides a perfect house for the simultaneously contemporary and classic cuisine from Chef McCaskey. Divided into a lounge space, dining room and private dining room, Acadia is comfortable and inviting, with natural elements throughout. Soaring ceilings and colors of warm neutrals, cool grays, chocolate and sage are peppered throughout the minimal space. An open kitchen and wine room reinforce the fact that Acadia is first and foremost about great food and wine, and attention to detail paid to both. A la carte and tasting menus are available, featuring McCaskey's contemporary take on Classic American cuisine. Attentive service, contemporary-classic cocktails and a global wine list round out the offerings.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Very Disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2010
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"For a Michelin 2 star rated restaurant you expect great things and at this price point, well it better be near perfect. It was far from perfect. The waiter suggested a nice bottle of wine at $65 and poured us a glass before our appetizers arrived. When our appetizers arrived, he topped our glasses off and then we never saw him again. Others brought our entrees and we sat with empty glasses through our entree. I tried to flag him down, asked another server, and got no one to bring us more wine. When we ordered dessert, I asked for more of the bottle of wine we ordered and our dessert and coffee came before anyone refilled our wine glasses. The lovely bottle of wine we ordered sat by itself through the entire meal. This is totally inexcusable for a restaurant of this caliber. A few other minor flaws... We ordered sparkling water and a server, while I was talking, filled my half full glass with tap water. We brought it to her attention but she did not replace it! When our food was delivered, the runner described my dish but had no idea what my partner's entree was. HE had to tell HER. We won't be returning."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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 The Portage
The Portage
Named as one of the Best New Restaurant by Chicago Magazine in 2011 and recently featured on the hit show Check, Please! The Portage is a friendly and welcoming restaurant in the heart of Portage Park. We offer refined American comfort food in a home-like setting, whether you choose to sit inside at one of our intimate tables or outside in our zen like garden.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Shhhh, don't tell anyone.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2010
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We absolutely love this place! We are regular customers and have yet to have a bad meal. But beyond the inspired food, the service is exceptional. We are always treated as if we are dining at a friend's home when we go there. The place is cozy but lively and the staff friendly, knowledgeable and friendly. While we want the Portage to be successful, we hope that it doesn't catch on too much and make it difficult for us to get a table. Selfish, I know, but what can we say. Just keep this to yourself. :-)"
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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