210 E. Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL 36830
Christin Bancroft
P: 334.246.3763
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About Acre

Acre celebrates Southern hospitality and the fresh harvest provided by the local community. With sophisticated charm, repurposed architectural details, and a menu of stylishly modern food with roots deep in Southern soil, it's a delightful anachronism. Good traditions for good people, a neighborhood place perfect for conducting business, relaxing with friends, or making memories with family.

Acre is located in the historic downtown district of Auburn just three blocks from Toomer’s Corner, the heart of the Auburn community. Chef David Bancroft and his team bring classic favorites to the table with fresh, innovative flavors and artistic presentations. 

Highlighting new Alabama cuisine inspired by Southern heritage, the food is responsibly grown, harvested, sourced, and prepared by a staff that enjoys the extra dedication and labor required by this type of food. The menu moves with the rhythms of the seasons and the unpredictability of the harvest. Acre's food and service are casual but clean and focused. 

Acre strives to be a vibrant part of the “Auburn” experience welcoming students, returning alums, and University guests to celebrate everything we treasure about this special town with us. Visit our authentic Toomer’s Oak Tree, a genetic clone grown from a root shoot of the famous tree that welcomed generations of the Auburn family back home. Whether meeting for a private business lunch in the Corner Room, having dinner with friends or family or just relaxing with friends in the lounge, Acre hopes to become an Auburn tradition that you will celebrate often!


About the Chef: 

Chef Bancroft is 2016, 2017, and 2018 semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: South” award and the winner of Food Network’s “Iron Chef Showdown” competition in 2017.

Bancroft collaborates with the Auburn University Meat Lab and local ranchers to allow sourcing of responsibly farm-raised meat. Look for these charcuterie offerings on the ‘Butcher’s Block' along with house-made pickles and jams as well as many delicious kinds of cheese produced by local and regional artisans. Bancroft searches and finds the freshest seafood, with special emphasis on fish and shellfish from the Gulf Coast.

Led by Bancroft, the kitchen sources from on-site gardens and orchards, local farms, and the bounty provided by the Blackbelt Region, reinterpreting the rich heritage of Alabama cuisine. Fruit trees are surrounded by berries and fresh herbs. The on-site vegetable garden provides our guests with both heirloom and newly introduced varieties of produce which is harvested, prepared, and served immediately. Acre is wrapped in edible landscapes designed to provide fresh seasonal harvest used to create delicious offerings that change daily, depending on what is ready in the garden.