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New Owners For Acme Bar & Grill

Posted on | May 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

At the end of March I mentioned that Acme Bar & Grill, the 25 year old Southern Food joint, closed abruptly for renovations.  The owner, Bob Pollock, claimed that the restaurant would reopen, but I had my doubts (particularly when you look at the demo pictures)

Well, now it’s confirmed; both Grub Street & Zagat Buzz report that the team behind Indochine & Kittichai (both respected restaurants with Asian roots) will be taking over the bi-level space at 9 Great Jones St.

Surprise, surprise, they’ll be reopening as a more upscale restaurant (most likely catering to the boutique hotels in the area) with a farm to table concept.  I’m all for new restaurants, but I’ll really miss the casual atmosphere, great fried chicken & monstrously boozy margaritas.  More news as it becomes available.

Update (3/22/12): My review here.
Update (1/22/12):
 I still haven’t been yet, but head over to NYC Tastes for a thorough review of Acme.

Image via Zagat Buzz


One Response to “New Owners For Acme Bar & Grill”

  1. East Village Eats » East Village loses 2 Southern Food mainstays
    May 13th, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    […] Both of these restaurants served excellent food & they will be missed. Update; Acme will be reopening as an upscale farm to table restaurant (link) […]

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