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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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  • Parking: No
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The place is great. Mussels were amazing. Great special drinks along with a great menu. Only complaint was it felt a little rushed. But wouldn't take anything against them for it-it was a Saturday night after all"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Energetic dining spot in the heart of Huntington. Unfortunately, we had a server for whom it was her first day. Needless to say, the service was deplorable. As for the food, we consider Acacia the place to go when you have a craving for mussels. Particularly enjoy the Fra Diablo and Louisiana offerings. However, we also enjoy bread to soak up the savory sauce. By the time bread was delivered we were more than 3/4 done with meal. Our bottle of wine took 1/2 to deliver and water glasses were never refilled, nor were plates delivered on time with the food. I would imagine that the owner/manager was not there and the staff was running amok."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Definitely one of the best places in Huntington Great service food and ambience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Tried Acacia for the first time and we will DEFINITELY be back. The mussel put was out of this world and the dinner was delicious as well! Can't wait to come back and try a different mussel pot."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The food is outstanding. The three other people I dined with loved the mussel pots. They ordered the Acacia's Best and Provençal, but you have another dozen or so from which to choose. Plenty of artisan bread is provided to soak up the delicious broths/sauces. I had the lobster bisque, which was delicious and had chunks of lobster meat. The menu is limited, but has enough choices within the salads, appetizers, and entrées for everyone, along with the aforementioned mussels. BUT. I ordered organic chicken. Our server waited over an hour to inform me that the kitchen was out of it. It took TWO HOURS to get our entrées. We had to remind her repeatedly about our wine orders and water refills. Sunday night - not busy - WHY??"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We saw a groupon deal for this restaurant but we were not familiar with it so we went online and looked at the menu. We we so happy to see the mussel pots being offered so we decided to give it a try. We are soo happy we did! Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly! The mussels were large, plentiful, fresh and yum is all i can say. We cant wait to go back and try every mussel pot!! The restarant has such a cool vibe too! Did I mention how good the filet mignon and salmon was??? Wow!!!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The Mussel Pots were amazing. Make sure you get a basket full of bread because you are going to want to dip some in the amazing broth. OUr entree's were delicious too. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. It was our first time there and I would definitely go back again. I would love to try all the varieties of Mussel Pots because they all sounded amazing."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The menu was limited, however, my choice: lobster bisque and salmon were amazing. The waitress was knowledgeable re food and wine. Service also fast. The only thing we didn't like was the noise level. Sat next to large group and they were very loud."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Happy hour prices from 4-9 at bar. Great mussels. Will be back! Opentable reservation makes it easy."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This spot is in the heart of Huntington. Nice choice for dating couples. Tables near the street added ambiance to our evening. Had Mussel Pot, it was good. I would recommend Mussels. Bread on the table was good and came immediately. The accompanying side of rice was a small portion for $ 8..., could have been larger portion for the price. Wine at $10/glass could have been more generous portion as well. Overall service was very good, friendly and attentive. My opinion is that Acacia could improve on their food portion sizes for sides compared to the price. On a Friday night... an enjoyable dinner and view of NY Ave."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Mussel Pots filled with the biggest Mussels I've ever eaten. Lots of different flavor choices--I had the coconut/curry. Delish! Service was good, too. We were a group of four pretty picky eaters and everyone enjoyed their meal. Will definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The desert was disappointing ,apple strudel shoud be hot and crispy,the mussel pot was pretty good but lacked flavor needed more broth"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "If you love big fat delicious mussels in a pot, this is the place to go!!!!!!"
    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
  • "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 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
  • "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 mussels were amazing, I have never had any that tender before!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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