ACME Is Reopening as a Contemporary Bistro

January 29, 2016 7:10 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

ACME has reopened, transformed as a contemporary bistro.

The new executive chef and partner is Brian Loiacono, who was formerly executive chef at Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne.

“We were looking for a chef that could create a menu that we’d want to order from every night,” said one of the partners, Jon Neidich, in a press release. “When we met Brian, we instantly knew he was our guy.  His food is that great mix of soulful and satisfying, and it fits what we’re trying to do at ACME perfectly.”

Reflecting Loiacono’s Italian-American upbringing and classic French training, the menu features dishes such as Black Bass with Burnt Orange & Oregano, and Skirt Steak with Caramelized Endive, and homemade pastas including Loiacono’s Veal Agnolotti with Salva Cremasco & Truffle.

Dev Johnson of Employees Only curated the cocktail list; Wine Director Nicole Hakli, formerly of The Nomad and Eleven Madison Park, offers restrained Old World-style wines. 

Open daily from 6 p.m.

9 Great Jones St. (at Lafayette St.), New York, NY