The Commercial Appeal's Jennifer Biggs calls ACRE a "new star...a brightly shining one" on the Memphis dining stage.
Speaking of stars, she gave us three-and-a-half- we'll take 'em!
ACRE's away, running
The Memphis dining stage has a new star, and it's a brightly shining
one. Acre opened in May with more fanfare than any local restaurant in
recent memory, and has had a full house from day one.
The space is beautiful. If you follow the restaurant scene even
slightly, you've heard talk about the expense of the renovation, about
the painstaking attention to detail from the tables to the upholstery,
the linens to the lighting, the wood to the stunning oversized Roberto
Dutesco prints of Sable Island horses.
Acre is in a renovated house, tucked away on Perkins behind Theatre
Memphis. Old houses make for cozy and welcoming restaurants anyway, and
this is a spectacular example of refinement and comfort from the porch
to the patio.
The sun room at Acre showcases the new
restaurant's ambitious renovation of a home on S. Perkins in East
Memphis. The lighting, the linens, the wood and the artwork all echo the
restaurant's commitment to top-quality fresh ingredients.
Photo by Kyle Kurlick
Executive chef Andrew Adams prepares plates of Côte de Boeuf, a pan-roasted ribeye dish.
While there are people who will go to Acre just to see it (and to be
seen), it will be the food that gets diners in again and again.
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