Acme Burger



550 East Cotati Avenue
Cotati , CA 94931


(707) 665-5620


Todd Kniess



Acme Burger owner and creator, Todd Kniess

Todd‘s passion for food began when he assisted his father in the family catering business at 15 years old in Connecticut. He pursued a culinary career at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and completed his apprenticeship on Grand Cayman Island in the British West Indies. After graduation at the C.I.A., Todd worked and learned from the best at the Four-Star Sazerac Restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans, the 5-Diamond Ritz Carlton Hotel in Naples, Florida, and the Left Bank in Larkspur. Todd then owned and operated Bistro Liaison for 16 years in Berkeley. When it was time for a change, Todd sold the Bistro and his Café, Le Petit Cochon, in May of 2017 and moved to Sonoma County. After spending some time searching for his next adventure, he took a turn from French cuisine to perfect his next challenge, the iconic burger.

Served with a caramelized exterior and a touch of pink in the middle, the Acme Burger aims to please.

Opened in February 2019, Acme Burger‘s creation was a true labor of love built to foster the same neighborhood favorite feel of Bistro Liason. Acme Burger is a casual restaurant focusing on community togetherness, and simple, local, and exceptionally good food and drink at an affordable price. We feature Sonoma Mountain Beef burgers (locally raised, hormone and antibiotic free, grass-fed and grain finished), Willie Bird turkey burger, the Impossible Burger (plant-based protein), Bodega Bay rock cod, and a comprehensive menu of freshly prepared salads and sides. We proudly pour beer and wine from local breweries and wineries such as Cooperage, Old Caz, Bear Republic, Rodney Strong, Toad Hallow, Benziger, and more. We also offer happy hour deals, family nights, and discounts to students, first responders, and military personnel.

Equally focused on your experience as we are on your taste buds, Acme Burger is a “come as you are”, comfortable and beautifully decorated space to meet your friends and family, gather at the large community tables or dine outside on the private patio. With a menu that truly offers something for everyone, Acme offers a no fuss, enjoyable and memorable experience for all.