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Acacia - NY
Acacia - NY

Acacia - NY Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.acaciali.com
  • Phone: (631) 923-2299
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday 5-10pm
    Friday- Saturday 5-11PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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A word from Acacia - NY
Acacia is a fine dining experience leaning toward seafood. The menu caters to fish eaters with salmon, tuna and scallops made to perfection by Executive chef Matthew Maxwell and also boasts 10 different varieties of mussels as a house specialty. For the non sea searching individuals there is a an organic free range chicken and steak lovers can enjoy the filet mignon or sirloin center cuts. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was generally good and the wait staff was very friendly. We were there on a Saturday night and the noise level was crazy. I could barely have a conversation with the people at our table. This detracted severely from my dining experience and will keep me from rushing back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went on a Saturday at 8 pm and it was half empty. Bread came immediately but it was at least 10 minutes until water arrived, even longer until our waitress introduced herself. We ordered a mussel pot of white wine and one with Thai broth. The white wine sauce tasted like onion, some mussels tasted bad and many did not open. The Thai sauce was coconut milk, no trace of lemongrass or curry. We asked a server for more bread and did not receive so we asked three more times, each time with a different server, over the next 20 minutes. No manager came to apologize for the slow service, incorrect food items and our server never asked why we didn't eat our food. We wanted to leave so badly and it was clear this place would be gone soon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Lunch was good but not to much to chose from for gluten free people but going to try the night scene there on Saturday nights with music and dancing"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Loved everything about this restaurant except for the noise level. It was hard to even hold a conversation with the person sitting next to me. The food and service were wonderful and definitely worth a trip back. We had a lot of trouble finding parking in the town but the restaurant was kind enough to hold our table."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "They definitely need to improve on some things. Hopefully that will come with time. I read a few reviews stating they felt rushed, I figured people were just being picky, but it is certainly a trend. Mains came out while the table was still halfway through the appetizers. Rather than recognizing this and waiting to bring out the plates, they served them and just pushed our app plates over to make room for the entree plate. Mussels were a bit large (we were forewarned by the server), but sauce was tasty (we ordered Provençal). Tuna was nicely done raw, but some tough spots. Scallops were on the smaller size and came with no sides, a bit of a rip off at $30, even for Huntington. Wine list was limited. Nice space though, hopefully gets better."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Recently visited with friends in celebration of our anniversary. Once diners began to fill in, the noise level was exceptionally high. Our server made up for the noise with her excellent service and recommendations. The mussel pots we tried, particularly the Fra Diablo and Louisiana stlye, were quite good, while our 3rd pot with lobster left us wanting more from this more expensive option. All in all, the dining experience was good, but the competition in Huntington is stiff, so the bar is always set higher. Hopefully, Acacia, like a fine wine, will improve with time."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our meal was very good, all four of us had the mussel pots. Unfortunately, the service was terrible. It took the waitress over a half hour to take our leftover mussels to be wrapped and come back with a check. We asked her twice to wrap up. We signaled for the maître d but he was oblivious. There were only 6 tables seated so we had no idea what the hold up was."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Three of us recently dined here, early, after a Cinema Arts matinee. We had a 5:00 reservation, so practically had the place to ourselves. The service was friendly, attentive and our server really knew the menu. The food was outstanding...we each enjoyed a different mussel pot as well as sharing the classic caesar salad and a prosciutto-stuffed-with-dates appetizer. For dessert the creme brûlée was superb! The menu is quite unique, beautifully prepared and presented. The experience made dining out a special treat."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We ordered the mussels in the Thai sauce. The sauce was very good, but unfortunately the mussels were sandy. We also ordered the soft shell crabs with a side of broccoli. The crabs were good, but we never received the broccoli. I found this strange because we were the only people in the place eating dinner and it wasn't the server's fault. The kitchen needs to get it together. It was 7pm on a Thursday night in Huntington and the place was dead"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I am a huge fan of Waterzooi. One of the reviews stated it was better however I got the total opposite. Stay away from mussle pots not enough food for 2 people. The waitress who was there only 2 weeks was great. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "First time at this relatively new restaurant in Huntingron Village. Centrally located, good decor and a good bar. Food was good, service staff were very friendly and competent. Only complaint was everything was really rushed. Starters and wine almost arrived simultaneously. The mains were brought out before the starters were half eaten. We send them back and they came out the second the table was clear. No break between and we were hardly in the place an hour start to finish."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "If you love big fat delicious mussels in a pot, this is the place to go!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "From the mussels to scallops, the preparation was yummy, visually appealing and very tasty. Another of member of our party had filet mignon and that was prepared well. The best part of the meal was the appetizer of octpapus. Excellent preparation. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Couldn't talk or hear anyone at all. Mussels were good but overpriced. Not enjoyable because of the noise level."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Outstanding food and attentive service but the restaurant is quite noisy."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The mussels were amazing, I have never had any that tender before!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Huntington is full of great options for dinner- though the mussels -which is their specialty - were good, there are better options in town."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The restaurant was too noisy. I couldn't even hear the person sitting across from me. They definitely need to install some noise insulators on the ceiling. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Went not knowing what to expect. It is very dark and gave me the 1970’s vibe with the deco. But who cares. The food was outrageous! A very large assortment of "mussels in a pot”. Vibrant, fresh tuna tartar and the best polenta I have ever tasted! Service was great and you could totally tell the owner cared about you personally. We will definitely be going back again! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food was good. Wait staff were pleasant but service was spotty. We were 7 people and the noise level was so high, we coulds not hear ourselves talk."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The acoustics in this relatively small restaurant are so bad ,making the noise level so loud that it detracts from any good elements. I understand that Thurs-Sat after 11PM it turns into a disco ,& for that use the noise is probably not a factor. I won't be back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Dinner was about 7 pm on a Friday... It was not crowded and noise was moderate. Food was great and service was impeccable .. Drinks were made really strong! Came back after 1 am huge crowd DJ playing house music Good time "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Very nice. Mussels pots a different niche. Very attentive service. We would return."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great restaurant with delicious food and great scene. Mussels were really good and special rock shrimp appetizer was amazing. Dining stress is very comfortable and bar area is spacious too. DJ after about 9:00 with really good music."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything about acacia was fine, and I would be happy to recommend it for dinner Sun-Wed. Sat night was so LOUD! My girlfriend squished onto my side of the table so we could speak. If we wanted to include her husband in the conversation, we had to tell my husband, who in turn would tell my friend's husband. We couldn't wait to get out of there."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great place, Great food, the owner came over to the table and intoduced himself and we chatted about the name and the space. Great experience!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Nothing special, food was OK, service was nice however sparse. Will chalk up to growing pains and try again in a few months to see if they worked things out."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a delicious white bean ravioli app, nice salad and pan seared chicken, everything was great...Highly reccomend the peach Cosmo! I would return again , felt it was a little on the pricey side, however it was worth it!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "5of us went to dinner on Saturday night. Everything was fabulous, food and service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Suffolk County residents- no need to drive to Garden City's Waterzooi for mussels....Acacia has them bigger, tastier and plenty of choices....and the rest of the menu from salads to dessert is also excellent! Drinks were also made to perfection....service was on the mark and place is starting to get busy....and if you don't want shellfish, they have an excellent menu with lots of variety.....we will be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great food and service. We really enjoyed the mussel pots! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Three of us dined on Scallops, Steak and Striped Bass. All three meals were judged as 'fantastic. We had the additional good fortune of being attended to by Maria and she made our dining experience a delight. We had wanted to try this restaurant as we used to frequent the chef's former restaurant frequently. We will now frequent Acacia (very) frequently! The physical ambience was very nice but could only give four stars as the noise was a bit much. Have already recommended to others ..."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I know this is a new restaurant but the food was terrible. I ordered Mussels and the broth was tasteless. My friends lobster tails were undercooked. I would go to all the other good restaurants in Huntington Village. This was on Feb 26th, 2014"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The mussel pots are a standout. Had the Cioppino which was first rate. Plump, tender mussels accompanied by equally tasty shrimp and clams. Highly recommend this spot."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I heard all about their mussels pots and was not disappointed. I ordered the mussels with the clams, shrimp and scallops. It was amazing! Every table around us seemed to have a pot on their table. My husband, not a seafood fan, so enjoyed his steak dinner. Even though he orders it well done, it was moist and delicious. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. We were a bit disappointed that we were seated so close to the table next to us, but they were a friendly young couple and it did not interfere with our special evening out. A candle or small lamp on the table would have been a nice touch as the dinning area is a bit dark. The bar was lovely and everyone seemed to be having fun. We will definitely frequent this fin, new restaurant!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Beautiful renovation to the old Meehans Catering section. Nice menu only thing i would say it is a little light on the Meats. For fish it is very well done"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The mussels were outstanding, I had the Cioppino and my wife had the Acacia. The sauce in mine was great for dipping the bread. My wife's was also outstanding. My friend had the scallops which were large and very tender. I also had the crab cakes for an appetizer, they were lump and very good. My wife had the Beet salad which she enjoyed, but could not finish( she took home and enjoyed the next day)."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Way overpriced for what was served. Long wait for food."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were excited to try a new sport in Huntington but ended up sorely disappointed. The service was seriously subpar. The server's flat energy was only rivaled by her inattentiveness. The food was fine although two people in our party ordered mussel pots and were given each others by the server. Not until one of them looked for the sausage at the bottom did she discover the flub. Nothing was offered to fix it either. Not even a cup of tea. Oh and the molten chocolate cake was awful. The crowd was bizarre. Around 9:00 the club crowd started strolling in waiting, I suppose, for the DJ who was setting up. Not a good experience and we will definitely not be returning."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "DISSAPPOINTER IN THE MENU OFFERINGS. MUSCLES SEEMED TO BE PRE BOI=LED AND THEN THE SAUCE WAS ADDED. DID NOTN HEVE THAT COOKED TOGETHER / SAUTED TOGETHER FLAVOR"
    Dined on 1/31/2014