Acacia Mid-town
Acacia Mid-town

Acacia Mid-town

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.acaciarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8045620138x
  • 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
Acacia Mid-town reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (92)special occasion (76)romantic (47)neighborhood gem (46)notable wine list (35)good for groups (29)hot spot (22)great for outdoor dining (19)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Best seafood in Richmond
    Travler
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Jumbo lump crab cakes are still the best in the city. Velvet soft shells great in season. Reasonably priced white list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tlong
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Eat here often when visit son at u of r Solid food and ambiance and service A few more non fish options would be nice. Love fish but others that join Would like more options
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely dining in Richmond!
    gcfloresVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Fresh food, great service and ambiance. Will def visit again on future trips to Richmond!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed !!!!
    RUDE
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service is a huge disappointment. One person in our party was dissatisfied with their drink. The waiter took our drink back to the bartender and then brought that same drink back to our table indicating that the bartender tasted it (GROSS) and said it was fine and the cost of that drink would remain on the bill. When we requested an additional bread basket for our large table, the waiter said "there is still bread left in your basket" (REALLY?) He did bring more bread, but a tiny bowl with only three slices. I left that restaurant knowing that I would never return and vowing to share my experience with friends. Either Acacia is having serious financial issues and/or management/ownership is condoning RUDE behavior from the staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    RVAGrtEats
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We hadn't been to Acacia in several months and had forgotten what a gem it is. The competition for your dinner dollar is so tough in the RVA area now, it is tough to stand out. Acacia Mid-town does. We had a great dinner experience top-to-bottom. Great service, food, wine and environment. Most of our party went with seafood, but I ordered the duck. Truly the best I have had. All three of the desserts are outstanding as well. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Disappointing Visit
    KenNVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It was mostly little things. Previous visit was wonderful. Online menu listed one set of dishes. Menu posted outside, another. We received a third, stained early in the evening, so not its first night of use. At least the one posted could be current! Waiter was OK, without warmth. Never offered coffee or after dinner drink. Fixed price soup was good. Beet salad OK. Main flounder needed sauce, maybe the brown butter under it. Clafoutis for dessert was dry, with little berry taste. Cornbread smelled and was burnt. Might have complained to waiter if he'd bothered checking. Told hostess who cleared. Manager wandered between bar and host stand randomly. After two complaints by us, apparently couldn't be bothered to come to the table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    ShaynefullyDelicious
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Acacia Mid-town is my favorite restaurant in Richmond. Everything aligns for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dishes
    OlyPaul
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We were all very impressed with each dish: the mix of incredients led to a very tasty and creative presentation:subtle and favorable without being over the top or pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have a snack before you leave home
    jamesriver
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The fish was very good, but the portion size was small. We don't normally eat the bread when we dine, but due to the small portions we ate all the bread that was served. The service was outstanding and the specialty drinks were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mini Wine Dinners are Great!
    JoJoBean
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is our 4th or 5th time at Acacia Midtown. We love their mini wine dinners. They are an excellent value! But this time, the service was frustrating. The wine would arrive much earlier than the food, and it was hard to wait to drink it with the food. Or we'd have the food and no wine. Our waiter almost disappeared during the last two courses, so it was hard to order dessert and coffee. Getting the check took longer than it should have. BUT this is the first time it has happened so perhaps they had difficulty dealing with the very crowded room. We'll be back to try again and, hopefully, service will be back to where it was before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waiter was fantastic!
    ssue
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    we had delightful service. Our waiter was friendly and informative
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, outstanding service
    JAJ1
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a large group and still felt very taken care of. Little details were paid attention to (e.g. when someone vacated the table for a restroom break, someone would come by and fold that person's cloth napkin neatly). Food drool-worthy. Highly recommend this place for any size party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish done right.
    Fishfanatic
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife had the grouper and I had the cobia. Both dishes were prepared the way fish should be cooked---not dried out or undercooked. The sauces enhanced the flavor of the fish rather than overpowering the taste.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too, Too Noisy
    MadJane
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Although the food is among the best in Richmond, we won't be returning due to the noise level. When I'm paying $50+ a person, I don't expect to have to shout across the table to my dining companions. We were there last Friday night and the crab cakes, softshells and cobia dishes were all excellent, as was the chocolate torte we had for dessert. The peach cobbler was the weak link (the peaches were not very good and overall the dish was average). I did ask the waitress to see if the music could be turned down, to no avail. I don't mind background music that enhances the ambiance, but being assualted by loud music (as we have been on more than one occasion at Acacia) does not make for a fun evening. We couldn't wait to leave.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional Service
    EatandLove
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The wait staff were very attentive and gracious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu to make recommendations. Simple and Modern decor create a warm ambience. We enjoyed a lovely 3-course appetizers, entree and dessert made with the freshest ingredients and beautifully presented. Valet service was prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Prix Fixe Menu!
    RVAVA
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is such a great restaurant for people who don't mind dining on the early side. The prix fixe menu is just $24/person, with excellent variety and quality. I had the amber jack, and I loved it. Normally I regret getting fish when I'm out because restaurants always seem to be hesitant with their seasoning, but this dish was just right! I'd recommend this to any foodie on a budget!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal
    gracenotec
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food, great cocktails, great service, energetic ambiance. Perfect for a romantic birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My experience at the restaurant was amazing! I enjoyed everything!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 Year Ago
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It was one year ago that we were in Richmond for a visit. We immediately thought of coming back to Acacia for another try (we liked it the 1st time). And we were not disappointed. The apps were good and the mains were creative and tasty. And, as luck would have it, we dined on a Tuesday nite when they have 50% off wines by the bottle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & Service
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Both the food and service were excellent. We had a group of 6 adults and ordered appetizers, dinner and desserts. The seafood was especially good and their were several choices. The waiter was able to recommend and discuss the entrees and was very knowledgeable. I will recommend and return again in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Notch Situation.
    TheCuriousOrangeStore
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Walked in to Acacia and loved it straight away. Soft yet modern decor meets an absolutely killer cocktail selection, then on to absolutely solid and well thought out food. Valet service a plus. Will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night dinner
    Jack1Richmond
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Birthday dinner for our 30 year old daughter was memorable with wonderful food and good service. Two negatives. The dining room, when full, is very noisy making it difficult to hear dinner companions. Also the waiter forgot a special order of vegetables, and when it arrived at the table late, it was covered with bread crumbs, an allergy no-no for the diners. The vegetable was quickly taken off the bill. All together, a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food ok service
    Ronmon
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was great but they wouldn't seat us when 2 of 4 were there and the others were running late even though every single table was empty. Then they brought out the wrong entree because the waiter mixed up the appetizer order and entree. Food was great once it arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At Last
    MrAL
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Been searching for the foodie food in RVA since moving here. Dutch & Co(Noisy and over seasoned) The Roosevelt (even noiser and food that was too complex for its own good) Bistro 27 (how many can you YUCK) we had given up hope and though that we would need to head out to FBurg or DC for a great meal. We tried ACACIA Mid Town. finally food prepared not to see how much or how many ingredients you could stick in the dish, simply good food, good flavosrs, presented with out pretense. When the table of 15 sat down it got loud. When will RVA restaurants realize that those parties ruin dinner for the rest of us? . Seat them in private dining rooms, draw the curtains. give lots of bread food keeps their mouths busy so they cant yell so loud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Memorable Dinner!
    RVAFineFoods
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The Prix fixe is just the right amount of food and always includes special entrees and signature plates! The filet mignon was deemed "perfect", prepared as ordered "medium rare on the rare side" saying this is first in 8 years in Richmond! The soft shell crab was probably "paper" but fired so quickly it was crunchy though slightly dry; on a previous visit they were perfection! Thursday night's server was not as attentive as others are and her teammates did a good job of covering for her. At the same time, we unanimously appreciated that she waited for everyone to finish their meal before clearing the table! This is rare; we are always irritated when servers clear one plate at a time as diners stop or finish eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd Rules
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Acacia has a Policy of the Server only taking complete orders, in other words, you cannot order appetizers and then browse the menu's entree's, or if your partner is undecided, they won't take a partial order. Excellent Beverage and Wine List, fine food and presentation. Had to ask for a breadbasket. Server only checked on table once near end of meal.Very hard to have quiet conversation due to noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This was business dinner. Great food, service and comfortable noise level allowed discussion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all summer
    CleoVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We've dined at Acacia several times this summer and have enjoyed wonderful meals and service each time. They have great fish dishes and have been having soft shells all thru the warm months. Yum! We've been getting an app and entree but no dessert. This week we tried the chocolate dessert and loved it! Go for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect in every way
    RichmondFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything at Acacia was terrific on our last visit. We started the evening with cosmos (excellent). Appetizers of duck confit and watermelon salad and crab/gruyere gougeres were both outstanding. I can't resist the crab cakes - I think Acacia's are the very best in Richmond; I like that they do a single for an entree, and this night's preparation with green beans & fennel, and grits was especially good. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the soft shell special. Love that this is in our neighborhood, too!! But well worth a drive if you live at a distance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food!
    RVArover
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was our first time at Acacia and absolutely will not be our last. They have a great menu with several choices. On the night we went they had three different fish choices, and not your typical Ahi Tuna or run of the mill salmon dish. I had snapper with homemade potatoe gnocci that was one of the best dishes I've had in a long time, and that is saying a lot considering we just got back from a 14 day trip to Europe. My fiancé had a fantastic Rockfish that was mild, flaky, and moist. Her corn and bacon butter side dish was unbelievable and would definitely be part of my "last meal".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, arrogant service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were visiting Richmond from Washington DC and this restaurant was recommended by a Richmond local. Our initial contact with our server unfortunately overshadowed the entire experience. We had had a long day and when we he asked for our drink order we ordered cocktails and two appetizers. He immediately told us that the kitchen would only take our entire order versus beginning with an appetizer. My husband suggested that we leave... Ultimately we stayed however, the remainder of the dinner was awkward with the server clearly being standoffish with us. This restaurant's policy is short-sighted as we would have likely had twi cocktails and salads before our entrees. We skipped dessert. Food was slow to arrive. Menu is limited but good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walkingstomach
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was a superb meal for all of us. The rock fish with sweet corn succotash was the best rock fish dish in my memory. All seasonal ingredients, so go quick to get this dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty food but LOUD
    Becca
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food and service were good, however we were seated next to the area where a private party was being hosted and the noise level was so loud we could not hear eachother talking. I will think twice before scheduling a business dinner here again
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic, can't wait to go back!
    RVAfoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our first time and it certainly won't be our last! Really enjoyed the menu variety. Everything was very fresh and creative. The service was outstanding, attentive but not hovering. Truly a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner & Ambiance
    RVAFineFoods
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Fabulous! After a nearly 2 year hiatus due to the deafening noise level, we found sound abatement measures are quite successful. We've dined at Acacia twice in about 2 weeks both enjoying the weeknight prixe fixe. Available selections are varied, course portions, perfect and the food excellent in every way! First evening we enjoyed soft shell crab perfectly complimented by the tempura batter, the second evening the crab cake was perfect, nice chunks of crabs loosely held together with complimentary seasonings and ingredients. The soup, french style sweet vidalia onion, and salads are perfect beginnings and the tasty dessert bites the perfect end. The wine list is interesting and varied with fair prices. We will be regulars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • simply one of the best in richmond
    TheBaronessVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The civeche is not to be missed...their sefood specials are amazing but I had the duck and it was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad our usual places were booked
    VAfoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We normally have a select few favorite restaurants we choose for a special occasion. All of them were unable to seat us with our out of town guest. Looking at online reviews, Acacia was pretty well recommended. It has the best crab cake and all of our dishes were perfectly amazing. We'll have to return for a night out again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • believe the hype
    dacoman
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We heard about the great food here. We were not disappointed. In addition, the staff was super and really helpful at selecting food and wine pairings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seriously disappointed
    bgMN
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I was really disappointed with the quality of the food. While the presentation was nice, the flavors were not as refined as they should be at this price point. We ordered the duck and the softshell crabs and the porkbelly app. The app was ridiculously tiny. My husband and I started laughing when it arrived at the table. It was served two steamed buns that were also tiny. They were the size of a quarter. The duck was flavorless and the sauce it came with lacked umami. The succotash that was served with the crab was too rich and salty. I couldn't finish it because it started giving me a stomach ache. We will never come here and we told all of our friends not to waste their money. I won't feel like I'm missing a thing if I never go back!
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  • As always...a great meal!
    deb2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Acacia is one of Richmond's best restaurants. Really great food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate