Acacia real food & cocktails
Acacia real food & cocktails

Acacia real food & cocktails

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.acaciatucson.com/
  • Phone: 5202320101x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm,
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Albert Hall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Acacia Gallery is located at the north end of the patio and will accommodate up to 50 guests. Modern artwork by local artists is on display. Acacia features a new artist every 3 months.
  • Private Party Contact: Lila Yamashiro 5202320101x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Skyline and Campbell
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Acacia real food & cocktails
Acacia, real food and cocktails is proud to present a fresh and natural approach to honest food. We have partnered with local farmers and merchants to obtain the freshest, best quality organic and all natural ingredients available. Our organic produce, ocean fresh fish and pasture raised livestock allow us to provide one of the most eco friendly and sustainable menus available in Tucson.
Chef Albert Hall, his wife Lila Yamashiro and award winning staff have created the next generation of seasonal menu offerings ready for your dining enjoyment. Now serving Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10am to 2pm. Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm and again late night from 10pm to 12pm daily. Happy Hour food specials from $3
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Acacia real food & cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (51)special occasion (40)fit for foodies (33)romantic (25)notable wine list (21)neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (15)great for lunch (10)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (6)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Straight out of a can
    marisol
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Very disappointing food. Chopped salad was romaine, black olives out of a can, chick peas out of a can and chunks of rubbery cheese. Shortrib dish had hard, undercooked potatoes and sauce that may have been ketchup thinned with beef broth, no seasoning. Server was very nice but was dealing with food complaints from other customers as well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Wine.
    Spartanman
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had the trout with artichokes. It was beautiful and delicious. The key lime pie was outstanding. The city lights were special. Will return for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special evening
    socialdiner
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We choose Acacia for special nights out because they have a nice variety on their menu and the food is always good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Tucson Gem
    BMac
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Acacia Restaurant proved be a delightful location for a casual brunch. A great location with great view. The daily special was spectacular, the service properly attentive, the atmosphere very relaxing. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Acacia is almost great. Almost.
    ClosetItaliano
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Acacia, sitting on an upscale hill overlooking Tucson -- too far off to discern its features -- has been through a few changes. It's not on the beaten path. And the intriguing shops nearby, especially an excellent art gallery, were closed this weekend, turning the short block dark when the sun went down, except for the second-story restaurant. It shouldn't have been so vacant on a Saturday night. One wants a little hubbub. Still, parking was easy. The view remains superb. It was a nice night: the windows should open, to let in the desert aromas. Putting the ambience aside, the food and wine were excellent (if a little pricy); the service, too. My date and I had a fine time. You should go too. The more, the merrier! Thanks, Acacia.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Specical Occasion High
    Bill1933
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We were treated as "visiting royalty". The food was marvelous and the presentation unmatched. Our server was an ultimate professional at her job and made us feel very special. Although the dining area was not very busy on this Tuesday evening (7:30 - 9:00 P.M.), the bar area did have a large company group that was quite loud. However, they were obviously having a good time and that feeling was infectious. All in all, our dinner there was magnificent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and view
    Lilheart17
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The service was wonderful, as was the view. This place is romantic and perfect for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch
    Judy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was my, and my groups first time at the new location for Acacia. The food choices were very good, and different. The food was very good, and the ambiance was good. It was slightly noisy. The only small problem, was that although we had a group of 8 women who talked, and talked, when we did need something or our bills, it was very difficult to get our waitress's attention. Judy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining made easy
    pickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A wonderful menu - something for everyone - Duck, Chicken, Steak, and a veggie alternative. A fine dining experience from start to creme brulee. And, maybe just the best creme brulee I have ever had - anywhere. Artistic presentation - and, delicious food. Not just "good" but, delicious. Servers were professional and friendly. The views of the City are a beautiful backdrop to this artsy location. A definite favorite for us from now on. We cebrated by adding a Robert Sensky wine (POV) that was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Pleasant Evening
    BilyJoeBob
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was very attentive without being overbearing. It has a beautiful view of downtown Tucson.We had trout, salmon and porterhouse steak. All were good, somewhere just short of exceptional. The food was attractively presented. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    grandmajack
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was very good. Our wine was excellent. Husbands dinner of salmon was quite delicious. My duck was unfortunately inedible. However, our server asked if it could be replaced with anything else and at that point decided I was full from appetizer and declined/they did take it off the bill tho. The birthday dessert we ordered (apple crisp) was heavenly! Not sure if I would rush back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Acacia a foodies find
    Doug
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Acacia has long been known for outstanding food. Chef Albert is a a legend in Tucson. With so many fine restaurants in the Old Pueblo we sometimes forget those restaurants that were pioneers in making Tucson a foodies paradise. Acacia has continued to innovate and provide new menu items that are a feast to behold and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Enjoyable Evening
    NMfoodies
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had a lovely dinner at Acacia. We arrived while it was still light outside, so watched the sunset from the panoramic windows then enjoyed the city lights. Great views. Food and service were outstanding. We appreciated our friendly, professional, and knowledgeable waitress, who paced the meal exactly as we wanted. We had the hard-smoked trout appetizer, which was delicious and creative, then we both had the Scottish salmon, which was cooked perfectly (nicely seasoned and not overcooked!). The salmon was buttery and almost melted in our mouths. Wonderful evening, including the quiet, romantic atmosphere (only slight distraction was a TV going in the bar, though it seems hard to escape those these days!). Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    last night of their clam bake- much improved from their first night offering, WE enjoyed our dinner,
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For that Special Occasion, or any.
    1wesley
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner, looking out over metro Tucson as the sun set and the lights began to twinkle. Our food was delightful and the service cordial and attentive to our every need. Though we don't usually have dessert, the one we shared over an after dinner coffee was rich and satisfying. A great way to unwind and enjoy the panoramic views of greater Tucson from the foothills of the Catalina Mountains. This was not our first time to Acacia and will definitely not be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • August storms, clouds, and sunset
    JimMfromTucson
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The view from this restaurant is unbeatable. From East to West, and as far south as you can see. Combined with high quality food, and imaginative menu, and fresh ingredients. This was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch with a view!
    knowtucson
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband and I recently enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch at Acacia. We had made early reservations close to opening time so we got a premium table near the windows with a view of the entire city of Tucson. I had the poached eggs with roast beef hash which were great, perfectly cooked and more than I could eat. My husband enjoyed the shrimp and linguine which had a generous portion of shrimp in a light red sauce. The service was attentive, the food and cocktails were great and the view and location are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JustJoan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were seated at a window seat as requested. Good The downside was no nightly specials being offered, the grilled romaine was amateur, my steak was not med, but very well done and so dry I could hardly cut into it. Lastly, they overlooked the part about it being my birthday (which it was.) I did not complain about the food quality as it would have been embarrassing in front of my guests who would have waited until a new meal was prepared for me. This plate should never have left the kitchen... On the up side everyone else had great meals.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last minute Fri night decision
    DTWOB
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Last minute reservation thru open table resulted in fabulous two topper next to the window with a great view of the entire valley. Food, service and ambience was fantastic. Note, this was a slow, off season, early Friday evening. Restaurant was not crowded. Marty, our server was warm, friendly and knowledgeable. We are from out of town. Finding this gem only 2 miles from our stay was a pleasant surprise. Nice selection of authentic Tuscan fare. Steamed dumpling apps were outstanding. The creamy mushroom risotto that came with the baked garlic chicken was the best risotto ever! Halibut with jeweled (saffron) rice another great dish. Cream Brule' was deep and creamy - only flaw was that the glazed sugar topping was a bit too thick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Disappointing
    DeborahVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I got an email from Acacia about the "August Clambake"...it sounded fun, so we invited another couple who had never been to Acacia. It was pretty bad. There wasn't much food, and what food there was was just ok. This isn't the first time this location has disappointed us. Chef Hall changed his concept when he moved to this location and the food just isn't very good anymore, and certainly has less imagination.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodfan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    always just right ........ we dine there once a month and have yet to be disappointed with any aspect of the restaurant when in Tucson its a must
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acacia review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been wanting to try Acacia for several months now and we were very impressed. The location is excellent, food was fantastic and the service was top notch. The atmosphere was very nice, excellent views of the city and the price was very good. We will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Amazing Acacia Experience
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The Acacia hit high marks in all areas. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. There was an excellent variety in meal choices. Something to satisfy every palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thedaftone
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We took my visiting sister and niece to Acacia. The hostess seated us at a window table for a great view of the Tucson lights at sunset. Salads were fresh with a light dressing and garbanzo beans. The Honig Cabernet went well with the hanger steak, salmon and risotto. The potatoes with the hanger steak were particularly flavorful. Sea salt caramel and vanilla gelato completed the meal. The only negative was a suggestion that since there was a large group being served that night we were advised to order our main courses, promptly. And they arrived very shortly after our salads. While better than waiting interminably, it rendered the pacing of the meal a little brisk. Overall, a very good experience - we will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real good food
    Middledawg
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Staying at the Westin la Paloma and ventured out on Wednesday night. Great atmosphere food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rp
    RP66
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    An excellent meal with lots of choices and local foods. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fine dining for sure
    pickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Chef Albert Hall is amazing! The elegance of the preparation is really unmatched in Tucson. Excellent quality at aprice that is affordable. Wine selections are excellent and the servers are professionally trained. A gem for Tucson. The views are a bonus from their new location. Try the calamari appetizer for a taste you wish you could duplicate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    socialdiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had requested a window table and were greeted with that acknowledgement. The four of us felt we had one of the best meals "out" ever. Our waiter could have been a little more attentive as to drinks, but all in all, we had a very happy experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 692 reviews are from the Acacia real food & cocktails reviews archive.
  • Getting to know one another.
    nevertooold
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was the perfect spot for a first date in that we were able to talk with one another without a feeling of being rushed by the staff so they could hurry up and get another customer in place. We chatted over cocktails for some time, then ordered appetizers, and when we were ready ordered our main courses while enjoying a wonderful view of the city. It was a great experience and to top it off with the food was simply outstanding. We both were very pleased with the service and food at Acacia. BTW I never give the top mark in surveys so you should feel satisfied with the rating I gave for this review. But tell me how did you come up with the nickname as it was very fitting??
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nurseonthethown
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My friend and I both had the small filet with the delicious cheesy potatoes. We shared the house salad which was also delicious and topped off the meal by sharing a strawberry shortcake . The shortcake was actually part of a special menu item of the night, but the chef graciously agreed to let us have it. I can always count on Flemings to prepare the steaks exactly as ordered - medium rare is actually medium rare. The only non perfect part of the evening was when we tried to order wines from the small menu at our table and were told those were from the bar happy hour menu and could not be ordered in the dining room. In spite of that it was a delightful evening and a good way to celebrate my retirement.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wondeful service!
    DateNightDining
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to celebrate our one year anniversary- which just happened to sync up with fathers day. The food qas fantastic and service was even better! Our server gave great recommendations for the menu and even better travel t8ps for the area! We cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • support local
    sams
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    support local especially when it's good! great menu to find something for everyone
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch
    MartyG
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    There isn't much that can be said about Acacia that has not already been said. This is a top Tucson restaurant. Our party took advantage of the summer special and everything was great. we were afraid that perhaps the portions would be on the skimpy side but that was not the case. Our wait person was terrific. She was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the food and wine. we had requested seating in a quiet side room and that was made available for our group. All in all, this was a most enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The view alone is worth a visit but the food and service were excellent. The chopped salad was large even for a 1/2 portion. One of us had a steak and one had fish. The mix of flavors with the fish was very tasty. For dessert, we were told the key lime pie is a favorite and we both had it and loved it. The view is of the city lights from above the city. it is a restful place to eat and would be nice for a special occasion. The cost is a bit high compared to other restaurants but was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fish
    Dinner
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My family are very picky about the fish, we grew up having the daily, just off the boat fish, and it's been hard to come by in Tucson area. The halibut we all ordered was SUPER, we requested to cook medium rare, just to the point of turning opaque, it turned out perfect - LOVED it. We can tell it's very fresh, thank you! The risotto could be warmer though. Calmari was fair, the spicy sauce was way too vinegary, ask on the side. Rose is a very attentice server, we enjoyed her proffessionistsm. The views are gorgeous. Noise are quite high, since we were sitting next to a group....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thomas
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Por k chps. W er e dry and overcooked. Wine prices were very high
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  • Outstanding
    CJCW
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Everything was perfect - food, ambience, and extremely knowledgeable and very friendly server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and view
    Rick
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food was terrific and the view of the city at night was wonderful. Service was prompt, professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Undercooked Signature Salmon Dish
    Poulet
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    While Acacia has a stunning city lights view at night, we found the food to be OK. One of our party ordered the "signature salmon". It had to go back THREE times for the fish to be cooked properly. First time it was served, it was raw, second time still under cooked, third time OK. The server did not ask the customer how he would like his salmon cooked. My "crispy" duck was soggy. So, we probably won't be back....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still reliably such a great place!
    Lisab
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The ambiance, service and tasting menu, with paired wines, were superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.