Acme, located in NoHo, is known for its exclusive downstairs lounge, sceney crowd, and fun music. And now, I can add that it is also known for its amazing food. The menu at Acme is classified as American and Modern European; however, I just like to call the cuisine “interesting.” Standard American fare like eggs, chicken, and cauliflower are prepared in an interesting fashion and paired in unique combinations. For example, would you have you ever thought to order lamb and oysters, two popular American dishes, served raw and mixed together? And when was the last time you ordered fish collar and used the fish for lettuce wraps?…
Everything at Acme is interesting and most importantly, the menu is VERY gluten friendly. The smoked fish tacos (flour tortilla), pearl barley, Johnny cakes (braised pork), chicken and eggs, and a few others are off limits, but for the most part, the dishes are nobread approved. Note, the menu changes seasonally, so nobread approved items will change! Nobread approved meals my friends and I ate WAY too much of: foie gras & langoustine, lamb & oyster, farmer’s eggs, grilled oysters and scallops, salmon skin, grilled beets, and green strawberries. My favorite: the salmon skins. It’s funny, when I’m served a piece of salmon the first thing I do is take off the skin, but this dish of crisp skin and a thin layer of salmon is absolutely delicious. It has the perfect amount of salt and crunch, and in no way do you feel like you are eating the part of the fish we all try to avoid. I recently went to Acme for brunch, and I HIGHLY recommend the steak and eggs. This dish is served with an absurd amount of breakfast potatoes, which is perfect for your Sunday morning hangover. The green eggs with thyme and peppers are an interesting nobread-friendly option, and the endive salad is gluten free and light.
I love everything about Acme. If I wasn’t already sold on the restaurant after a few nights at the lounge, my recent meals have sealed the deal. Whether you go for brunch or dinner, you’ll be happy with your meal, and Acme has made its way onto my list of go-to neighborhood restaurants.