My question to you, Scott, is, if you were eating out on your own dime, how often would you return here for a $30 pork chop? Or how often would you frequent Oak? These places may be totally fantastic, and if there are enough 1%ers out there (not those who charge on their cards and still carrying the balance a year later) then more power to them. As for me, I would try all of these places once because I like good food/new places, but they wouldn't be in my rotation of places that I would go to on a monthly/bi-monthly basis; I would think repeat customers are what keeps any restaurant in business.
@beda50 Not often at all. In fact probably once or twice a year, and only if the menu changed significantly with seasonality or some other driver. But I would go back. At this price point I'd be more inclined to eat at Oak (I think the execution is better across the board and the prices are the same, if not cheaper) but Acme has an amazing atmosphere, good service, and the main dishes are interesting enough to warrant some time here.