One would think that, since Acme can't stay this hot (its crowd is fickle), the only way it can survive, long-term, is to stay good (not that the foodie crowd isn't also fickle).
Of course, one of the owners' other restaurants, Indochine, tends to disprove that sentence.
Sadly, I foresee Acme being hot for a lot longer than a few months...
Nothing's that hot in the summer on the weekends though.....and by fall there will be something else. Waverly Inn lasted what, a year? (and they were always egalitarian about drinking at the bar...the reverse of ACME where dining reservations are not the issue)....and it was much much bigger than Acme. There weren't any paparazzi outside the way they were night after night at Waverly. and the Beatrice Inn wasn't much different. Apotheke wasn't a hot ticket for very long at all (and it had the same crowd as Acme)