Acacia Mid-town
Acacia Mid-town
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Acacia Mid-town

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.acaciarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (804) 562-0138
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dale Reitzer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Acacia is available for your off-site party. Whether it be an intimate dinner in your home or an affair to remember, keep Acacia in mind when planning your next event so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the party.
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining space is toward the rear of the restaurant with three walls, one of which is the glass-encased wine room, and one functional art softwall by molo. It can accommodate up to forty five guests for a seated dinner or more for a standing reception.

    Your event can be tailored to suit your needs, from a simple birthday party to an elaborate wedding reception and every business meeting in between. Chef Dale Reitzer will work hard to craft a menu sure to impress and delight, departing from the run-of-the-mill catering menus you’ve seen elsewhere.
  • Private Party Contact: Aline Reitzer 8045620138x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Robinson Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet and on street parking
A word from Acacia Mid-town
Owners Aline and Chef Dale Reitzer continue the tradition of fine cuisine they perfected at the former location in Carytown for 10 years. We have a fine dining answer to the casual restaurant, or a casual approach to fine dining. Our menu is regional American, with an emphasis on seafood and fresh, local, top-quality products with clean flavor profiles, cooked with consideration and to perfection by the Chef.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Acacia Mid-town reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Excellent Food
    LarryTVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Travelling through Richmond and randomly selected Acaia Mid Twon to have dinner out. What a great find, honestly the food was exceptional as were the drinks we enjoyed. If we lived in Richmond this would definitely be a regular place for my wife and I. Kudos to everyone for a job extremely well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    ClasElady
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The service this time was not as good as I usually get
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Few things to distract from the great food
    RVAFoodieMC
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The setting is more modern than many restaurants in the Fan/Cary St. area, but it feels warm. The restaurant was also well-lit. (Really dislike when a restaurant is too dark.) Acacia is very Richmond. They serve Billy bread and offer straightforward, seasonal food. But just when I think I've eaten enough braised lamb and Brussels sprouts, Acacia's immaculately prepared version blew me away. I also loved the appetizer selection and found that I couldn't order just one. A forcemeat extravaganza that was delicious and fun. Another way that Acacia is very Richmond is that you won't scoff at the prices. Yes, it's a high price point, but the portions are appropriate and the quality is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    Amyh
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Went for dinner for my birthday with my husband. We each started with a cocktail - I chose the belle isle moonshine specialty drink; it was strong & delicious. We started with the sautéed shrimp appetizer to share. It was served with mashed potatoes, crispy chicken skin and chicken jus. I found the skin to be bland but my husband enjoyed it. We agreed the potatoes were fantastic and the chicken jus was rich & salty - just what you want in a good gravy! Moving on, I had the beet & goat cheese salad while my husband had the mixed lettuce salads. Both were nice size salads and tasty. For entree, I chose the duck breast. It was cooked to a perfect medium rare with crispy skin and served with perfectly cooked gnocchi. They did not offer a steak knife to cut my duck which I opted to ask for, it was tough to cut with a butter knife. My husband ordered the beef filet, also cooked to a perfect medium rare (he was given a steak knife when the food arrived!) we also enjoyed a bottle of Coeur de Terre Pinot noir. Although the menu listed '11 as the vintage, we were presented with the '12 vintage; nonetheless it was a great wine and paired nicely with each course. The service was impeccable. We were never left looking around for our server and we had what we needed at every turn, including print water refills and clearing of dishes. Overall, we loved Acacia on this occasion! Will definitely be back and recommend to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delightful Evening!
    RVAFineFoodsVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We enjoyed everything about our almost impromptu dinner at Acacia Midtown! the price fixe always offers selections of the favorites and seasonal specials, the portions are perfect for 3 courses! We loved the lamb fore shank and the roasted beet goat salad, The rhubarb sorbet was creamier and sweeter than anticipated, still delicious! We're lucky that it is in our neighborhood! Thank you, Acacia for another memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth going
    FatDavid
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was great, as was the bar. Service was top notch. It was Saturday night and crowded but we were never rushed. You get to "dine". Noise level was high; not suitable for romantic tete-a-tete. Very good experience. Recommended highly. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Eyedoc
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It was my first time there and should have gone sooner. They are well attuned to details. Food was delicious and presentation was lovely. Service was excellent too as we had so many people attending to us. Although sound level was a little high, it wasn't enough to bother us. Maybe it was due to the construction of the physical plant or maybe it was due to every seat being filled. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    VirginiaFoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    You must, must, must order the crab cakes at Acacia - giant mounds of jumbo lump, practically no filler - everything a crab cake wishes it could be. The accompanying grits were rich, and went perfectly with the crab. Pesto and herb arancini appetizer knocked it out of the park, and the moonshine cocktail was deliciously autumnal. My husband enjoyed his rockfish, but kept sneaking bites of my crab. Dessert was not as fabulous as the rest of the meal - skip it and order an extra appetizer. Our server was friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    DianeMc
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    You can always count on Acacia for good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice experience
    RichmondSpider
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We (two couples) had dinner there before a show and they were quick to ask us if we were trying to make the show. Then they made it happen. The fare is heavy on seafood and that's what we got. I had the scallops and tasted my wife's crab cakes. Both were great. Service was superb!! The only negative was that we ordered a bottle of Cabernet and they were out of it, so we went to our 2nd choice, a Pinot Noir.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    MarylandBigBoy1957
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My wife and I went on a Tuesday night. Everything was top shelf!! The food (get the tuna ceviche appetizer) was superb. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HenryFlaglerVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Oh, God, what's not to like? Acacia single-handedly put Richmond on the restaurant map about 10-12 years ago and it continues to be the ballast in the local fine dining scene. There are other great, new restaurants in town but Acacia sets the standard and keeps everyone else on their toes. Depending on your taste, you could do different than Acacia, but you can't go wrong here. When friends from NYC visit, if you take them nowhere else in Richmond, you take them here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food excellent
    Taitam11
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Diverse menu with great pairings with all mains. Scallops with gnocchi highlight of our dinner, catch of the day was excellent. Good pace between order / delivery allowing for conversation between apps and mains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodGuyI
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Outstanding food with great service. The seafood was incredibly fresh and among the best I have ever had at some of the most well know seafood restaurants in the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was quite good but during restaurant week you cannot really test the kitchen. Soup and the crab cake was spectacular. Noise from music was awful. Would return for food but seriously question going because of the terrible music played.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Consistently outstanding every time I go. Even with all the new restaurants in town, I still find myself going to Acacia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BCTCET
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent food and service. Best Restaurant week menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B+ on the food, F on service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was ok, but the server ruined it for us. She didn't take her time to make recommendations and we felt she was trying to hurry us up for a decision on our food and drinks. It was very busy for restaurant week, but I still would have expected more. I have heard only good things about Acacia, so maybe we just went on a bad night??
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • stropertre
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went to Acacia for Restaurant Week. The $25.14 deal for three courses was outstanding. The food is nouvelle cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. My salmon appetizer and rockfish entrée were wonderful. The toffee dessert was outstanding as well. The service was extremely attentive and polished. I would highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    MHarris
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our Restaurant Week dinner at Acacia Midtown. Despite it being a very busy night, the service was great and the food was delicious. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal at Acacia
    deb2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great selections on Restaurant Week menu. Friday night so it was slammed but that didn't impact the great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent food selection for restaurant week. My friend and I both got 3 different things each to be able to try more options and we liked every single thing that came to our table. The quality of food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ET
    ETathome
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Hands down the best crab cake I have ever eaten....and lots of chefs think they make a good one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tom6
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Wonderful dinner. Service was excellent. Would recommend this restaurant for anyone and any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Acacia excels at whatever they serve but you will have an excellent meal if you choose a fish dish. Be advised: this is a restaurant for foodies who want to pay attention to the food; because of the noise level, conversation at the same table is all but impossible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time Diner (but coming back!)
    simssj
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Tried Acacia MidTown during Richmond Restaurant Week with my wife. She and I both had trouble selecting from the variety of prix fixe options, but we each *loved* the choices we made. Acacia's too nice a restaurant for Richmond; it made me think more of the Chicago or Los Angeles restaurant scene. We'll definitely be coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fancyfeet
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Acacia is our favorite restaurant whether it's Restaurant Week or not. The entire staff is helpful, friendly and sincere in their efforts to make your dining experience a positive one. The food, either fish, shellfish or meat is always cooked perfectly and served beautifully. The flavor and combinations are always delicious! ALWAYS a great experience!!!!!! A big thanks to the Acacia team!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful dining experience
    Nancy
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A friend and I dined at Acacia for Richmond Restaurant Week...great service and terrific food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2doWIneVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Had a delicious dinner here with friends after a concert at Univ. of Richmond. Felt a bit rushed as we got there just before the kitchen was closing. They did accommodate us which we greatly appreciated. Great place to try during restaurant weekend as prices are a bit high but well worth trying. We will return for another special occasion.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but very noisy
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Our dinner this week was excellent: crab cakes, duck, salmon and deserts. Good ingredients thoughtfully seasoned without too much oil and salt. Fresh and inventive. Excellent service and pleasant ambiance. One of the best in Richmond. Only problem is it's very noisy! I don't want to have to raise my voice to speak to my guest and the noise is tiring and distracting. We were seated in an area that was a bit quieter, but it is still noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    hojo5200
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    In our past two visits to this usually stellar restaurant, we have had disappointing meals. One was a three course wine dinner, and the most recent a mid-week visit during which our table also decided to go with a three course menu. On both occasions, the food was less than expected. Bland, over salted, not unique: what happened to the imagination and sparkle that made the food here shine? Perhaps if we had ordered from the main menu, our experience would have been different. But that shouldn't be the case. Service is still excellent. We'll give Acacia another try, hoping to rediscover the lovely experience we once had dining there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    kannloweVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Had a business dinner, very accommodating and great service. Received great feedback and can't wait to visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    diner27
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had a great meal and enjoyed the evening. Celebrated our anniversary and they brought candles out with the desserts!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    smith6alVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have our go-tos at Acacia- the crabcake & scallops! This restaurant has wonderful service and the food is one of the best in Richmond. We love going on date night here and enjoying a specialty cocktail at the bar before we sit down for dinner. Also a great place for a double date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Pamelaattheriver
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I'm from out of town and rarely get here but the restaurant is never disappointing. The food is always excellent and the servers attentive and helpful. I've been coming here for years and will continue. It's a little noisy for me but not too bad early on - plus the prix fixe (even on Friday & Saturday early) is a great bargain! The wine list is very good and, for me, the selection of dessert wines is a bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • healthy & oh-so-good
    love2brunch
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This restaurant has an all-organic menu! While their bread was somewhat disappointing, nothing else was. The mahi mahi was so good I can imagine coming here again just for it! My fiancé got the crab cakes and said they were extremely delicious. We also tried the ceviche, which had a perfect balance of tastes! The table nearby ordered salmon, and I can't wait to try that next time--it looked too good to be eaten! It is a pretty fancy restaurant so dress well and enjoy :) Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    CGRichmond
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had two girlfriends visiting from out of town and chose Acacia for dinner. As usual, they did not disappoint! The oyster appetizer was delicious, the apple salad was great and the fish (grouper) was perfectly prepared. Acacia continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in Richmond!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were a little nervous to visit after reading reviews about the noise level, but it was not an issue. We arrived early and the music did seem slightly elevated, but as soon as people started arriving the noise level was fine. Food was absolutely delicious. Ambiance felt very cosmopolitan. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner as always...
    TheBaronessVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The consistency of this restaurant is amazing even though the menu changes frequently. It is always fabulous...great service without being overbearing and the best bartender in Richmond....You must let him suggest something for you...he has quite the palette for liquors and wines. The food is magnificent and my out of town clients from NYC or DC or LA even overseas love this place....gives Richmond a good name in the foodie world.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd time at Acacia—Maybe our last
    MRS17
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We'd been to Acacia once before and loved the food but received terrible service. We just chalked it up to bad luck and always intended to come back. 3 years later, we finally made it back for our anniversary dinner and were frustrated again. We arrived on time for a 7pm reservation and were seated promptly. We ordered apps, salads, and entrees. Our waiter was better this time, but we waited about 35 minutes for our apps, another 25 for our salads, and received our main course at 9:27pm. We were seated at 7pm… so, 90 minutes to get us to our main course? The people were very nice. Food was great. We want to like this place. But 90 minutes, with 20-30 minutes between courses… that’s not up to the class that this place presents.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet