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18 S Michigan Ave, Steps from Millennium Park, between Madison and Monroe on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603-3200
+1 312-578-0763
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pasta” (55 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 S Michigan Ave, Steps from Millennium Park, between Madison and Monroe on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603-3200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quaint and cozy environment steps from Millennium Park. Dined with my two adult sons in January. Two of the three of us had best dishes of our lives (and we have dined around the globe). I will never forget Chicago for the Chestnut Agnolotti (Handmade...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kwelld0ne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there on New Year's Eve and had a 4-course fixed price menu. Everything was delicious and the place was charming. Feels like a pub with more high end food. Would be a great place to take visitors from out of town because you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BethNBK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner over the holiday . I must admit , I have mixed feelings about the restaurant , although I would not rule out going back . The restaurant is very small and tight inside . The tables are right up on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Traveler2012a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a pleasant dinner here before going to the ballet. The ambiance is warm and cozy and the staff are attentive without being overly so. They had run out of one of the vegetarian entrees, but accommodated us by making another. They also were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank EPB30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to live downtown, but have since moved to the burbs. This is one of the few Chicago restaurants that we all agree is worth fighting the traffic to come downtown for. Had dinner here with my husband and two young daughters. We opted...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank FamilySeeingTheWorld
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

This was our second trip to Acanto, and it didn’t disappoint. The owners stopped by with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to start off the meal. My husbands duck breast was the best he’d ever had. The suggested accompanying Pino Nero went with his...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dianehK5760ZP
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is a lovely spot for dinner and a bottle of wine. The restaurant has an extensive wine list (with an excellent sommelier) and the food was absolutely delicious. The room has a very nice vibe and I’d go back in a heartbeat.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rumalu
Reviewed 1 December 2018

We weren't able to be seated at our original reservation time, which created a short time frame for our meal since we had theater tickets. One of the managers, Nechelle, proactively took our appetizer order as the table was being prepped so our dining wouldn't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ericnelsonchgo
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

A cozy spot for a cold Chicago night, accommodating waitstaff, interesting wines by the glass. The octopus starter was absolutely delicious. The pastas were very good but pricey for the small portion sizes. The bread was good but we had to ask for it. Meal...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PG-NY
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Offering one of the most extensive wine lists I’ve seen, along with a knowledgeable sommelier, makes this the perfect place for wine lovers. They also offer a few beers and cocktails. Dinner was fantastic. I highly recommend the tuna tartare as a starter. It’s a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
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Karen S
12 July 2017|
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Response from windycity83 | Reviewed this property |
If your children are well behaved and stay at the table yes...but it is a relatively small place and if they tend to be loud or need to move about I would say no.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S Michigan Ave, Steps from Millennium Park, between Madison and Monroe on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603-3200
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Theater District
  • Neighbourhood: Theater District
  • Phone Number: +1 312-578-0763
  • E-mail
Across from Millennium Park, Acanto is a favorite for those who appreciate authentic, seasonally-attentive Italian food and an award-winning wine list. Acanto’s patio on Michigan Avenue is a dream setting for cocktails and mingling. Ideal for: conversation-friendly lunches, dinners and brunches, and happy hour wine gatherings Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch and Happy Hour. Acanto is a Gage Hospitality Group restaurant. Other GHG restaurants include: Beacon Tavern, Coda Di Volpe, The Dawson and The Gage.
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