Acacia - NY
Acacia - NY

Acacia - NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.acaciali.com/
  • Phone: 6319232299x
  • 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.
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Acacia - NY reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (25)vibrant bar scene (24)hot spot (21)late-night find (16)special occasion (15)romantic (12)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (7)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Best mussels on Long Island. Pumpkin ravioli was outstanding. The crab cake was filled with "lump crab" like it should be. I will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine with Groupon
    limama
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a dinner with Groupon discount on Friday night. Seated immediately, nice table, charming server. Wine- rather unremarkable, would not have it again. Mussels- Acacia's Best sounded like a good choice, but everything was too much- salty, too thick and fatty sauce, lobster pieces overcooked. Main Entree- still salty, small portions but lovely presentation. Dessert (not part of the deal)- nice version of apple strudel. Overall- without discount we would not return, with another deal we might give it another shot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre show
    leek
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food, so- so service, had to ask for the pre show discount But overall we would return
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you love mussels....
    Niteout631
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you love mussels and are willing to share, you should try this place. They have approx 15 different types of mussels pots. We went with the servers recommendation...most notable was the "Acacia Best"...It was awesome. Overall, it's similar to WaterZooi in Garden City but closer to home in Suffolk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but very noisy
    luvnewplaces
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food good, well-prepared, nice presentation, good portions; too much salt in many of the dishes, though. VERY loud atmosphere, hard to have a conversation (Saturday evening). Would try it again at a quieter time (not sure when that would be).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Concertlover2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service and food was superb The mussels are out of this world We will not be able to have mussels anyplace else now We are coming back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service = Great Dinner
    Where2eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    An early Saturday dinner reservation (5pm) for 4, we were greeted by friendly staff and seated immediately. Our waiter came right over, was very helpful and checked on us frequently. We started with Cioppino Mussel Pots, which were excellent. Our entrees were beautifully presented. We ordered yellow fin tuna, scallops and filet mignon - all were delicious. We were not rushed and the noise level was not too loud to interfere with our table conversation. I highly recommend Acacia for a worthwhile dinner out. Tip: Check Groupon for deals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tazenker
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food service and ambiance. Pots of mussels are large and there are multiple seasonings
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious/Friendly/Attentive
    Susan
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Acacia"s Best Mussel Pot was outstanding; food was delicious; great restaurant right in the heart of town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    SuenJoeVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Mussel Pots were excellent! We would definitely recommend them! Appetizers were also fabulous. But dessert wasn't worth the cost.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Spencer48VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was great.... The mussel pots are so interesting. Loved the bouillabaisse. The filet was delicious... Nice atmosphere and the staff could not be more eager to please. I definitely recommend dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • etpokiebird
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Enjoyed all the items we ordered. Fresh crab cakes were flavorful. Loved the rock shrimp. They gave us a big portion. The Mussel Pot was unique in flavorings. Martini had a kick to it, Pear martini had a round pear ball at the bottom of the glass that was tasty. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mussle Pots YUM
    yummyinmytummy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everyone in my party ordered various middle pots and they were all amazing. HUGE mussles, had left overs for the next day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Drewpres
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We did this dining through a prepaid Groupon which incuded two glasses of wine, one mussel pot to share and two entrees. Everything we ate was delicious, including the Loiusiana Mussel Pot...plenty to share, the grilled scallop entree and NY Strip Steak, All were prepared perfectly, tasty, and very generous portions. Service was very attentive. Seating is a bit cumbersome...both the front and rear dining areas are separated by a large bar, so although the food is good, the overall "appearance " of the restuarant seems to surround the large center bar as its focal point. Very limited entree slections. Probablty only about 7 items on the entree dinner menu, so while it had the usual staples, not too many other entrees to get excited about.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    LprillVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Went specifically for the mussel pots and they did not disappoint! The fries were done to perfection and made a great side. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    JilMil814
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Mussel pots are amazing and absolutely delicious. Everything was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first visit, had a reservation for a four top and were seated right away. Both the food and service made for a great evening. The music was a perfect fit for us as well. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    Vance215
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Struck Down By Service
    27East
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • caraVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I purchased a groupon for my husbands birthday and wasn't able to make it within the alotted time frame , the manager Liza who alot of people think is just the hostess went above and beyond in extending the time to my convienance. It was awesome and i recommend it to anyone and everyone who wants great service and to be treated exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    foodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Definitely one of the best places in Huntington Great service food and ambience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing
    Lauren
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very uneven experience
    HuntingtonNative
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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??
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem!!
    Cincydee
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Mussel Pots
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great mussels and happy hour
    redfox85
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Happy hour prices from 4-9 at bar. Great mussels. Will be back! Opentable reservation makes it easy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acacia, NY
    AnnieDellaQ
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For Mussel heads
    Foodster
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    John1961
    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
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst
    RyneVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cute find
    LorraineMVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hope you like noise
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Acacia restaurant
    meryl57
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 58 reviews are from the Acacia - NY reviews archive.
  • Acacia Flexes It's Mussels
    27East
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be good, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    carrottop
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LuvtoeatVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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
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  • Some reviews lie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
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