Acadia gets a Michelin star

11/13/2012 4:37 PM

By Ben Meyerson

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Acadia, one of the South Loop’s newest and most prominent fine-dining restaurants, has been awarded a Michelin star, the restaurant said on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

One of the dining industry’s most coveted prizes, garnering a star in the annual Michelin guide is considered to be a huge honor. Last year, 18 restaurants in Chicago received a star; only one restaurant received three, its highest rating.

The list is not yet official, as the guide’s ratings are expected to be formally announced tomorrow. However, Michelin typically calls winners the day before the awards are given out.

Chef and owner Ryan McCaskey opened Acadia just less than a year ago, in December 2011, and quickly garnered rave reviews from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, the Reader and Time Out Chicago, among others (though our own Bonnie McGrath took issue with the small portions).

The restaurant, at 1639 S. Wabash Ave., is open Wednesday through Sunday.

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By slew28
Posted: 11/13/2012 4:50 PM

Very well deserved. Acadia is a fantastic addition to Chicago, not just the South Loop. Imagine how foot traffic will grow once the park next door is open. Very exciting.