Acme’s Chicken & Eggs, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes


Dish no. 71: Chicken & Eggs at Acme (9 Great Jones Street, 212-203-2121)

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? At Acme, the two are inextricable in a brilliant dish greater than the sum of its parts. Garlicky roasted breast meat and whole fried new potatoes soak up a pool of fatty offal-thickened gravy, which mixes with the yolk of the crowning poached eggs. It’s served in a pot as dark and earthy an abyss as the neo-Nordic dining room.

See all of our 100 favorite dishes.

In advance of our 2014 Best of NYC issue, we’re traipsing through the boroughs and divulging our favorite dishes of the year. They’re presented here as a countdown, but we’re listing them in no particular order. Consider this a guide to what’s good to eat in this town right this very second.