Hours: Dinner: seven days
Saturday & Sunday brunch
Open late: Friday & Saturday till 11
Farm-to-table Andersonville restaurant from the team behind Anteprima.
Once overextended (see initial review), Acre now shares half of its space with Bar Ombra and itself offers cask-conditioned wines by the glass and a range of craft beers to go with the seasonal menu and house-made charcuterie.
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Acre is best known as a farm-to-table restaurant, but it’s also a great beer bar with 25 taps, mostly American—I was happy to find two limited Brooklyn Brewery releases, Sorachi Ace and Mary’s Maple Porter, on one visit. The impressive bottle menu has better prices than you’d expect from such a tony joint, and the house cocktails, which tend to favor fruit flavors, run $9 or $10. On my budget the food’s too expensive for anything but a special occasion, so I’ve only tried the $13 burger; the beef tasted spectacular, and the kitchen makes its own ketchup, which helps the fries a lot. Acre also hosts occasional beer events, such as the cheekily named "FauxBAB”"—a tribute to FOBAB, the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild’s annual blowout of wood- and barrel-aged beers. —Philip Montoro