Subway: Red to Cermak/Chinatown(312) 360-9500 acadiachicago.com41.858965 -87.625142 1639 S Wabash Ave (between 16th and 18th Sts) South Loop, Chicago
Dinner (closed Mon, Tue)Average main course: $26
Chef-owner Ryan McCaskey’s South Loop fine dining respite is a study in rich whites, a rare exercise in the restaurant as a space of tranquility and elegance. Flashes of inspiration light up the menu—shrimp paired with cuttlefish noodles and cauliflower, a charcuterie plate starring gently smoky “duck ham”—but the overall focus is on food that is rich and satisfying rather than revolutionary. If a dish fails (and overly complex desserts might), the ambitious drinks and interesting wine list provide plenty of solace.