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Acacia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.acacia129.com
  • Phone: (301) 694-3015
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ric Ade
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a semi-private dining room accommodating up to fifteen guests. This room must be booked in advance to assure availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Kimberly Mackiewicz (301) 694-3015

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church St & Market St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The most accessible parking option is the Church Street Parking Deck in Downtown Frederick, also known as the Visitors Center Parking. Additionally, all downtown parking is free after 5:00pm, federal holidays, and all day Sunday.
A word from Acacia
A modern American kitchen.
Acacia's "farm-to-table" philosophy utilizes organic, local, and the most sustainable ingredients. Our extensive wine list will provide the perfect pairing options for an unforgettable dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "As we head off to NC we took our neighbors out for a farewell dinner. Turns out their favorite restaurant was ours and Acacia lived up to the great meals we've had there once again. We spent longer than usual as we relived the past 15 years in Frederick and were never rushed by the staff. The meal was outstanding ranging from three different fish choices to Kung Pao Chicken. The brussels sprouts appetizer stands up to the best we've had in DC."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Acacia is where I go with friends when I want to eat well and enjoy a good conversation. The food is delicious and beautifully presented, and very fairly priced. The service is attentive without being an interruption; and, the pleasant ambiance lends itself to leisurely conversation. A win/win experience."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We love Acacia for the opportunity to have a small plate or a full entree of most of their selections. Wine list is more than adequate for glasses or bottles. Service is attentive and the wait staff knows how to describe the menu items. Have not dined in the courtyard although it looks lovely this time of year."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This area reminds me a lot of Fells Point in Baltimore or Main St in Ellicott City. Most of the locations along the street were at one time Row homes that have been nicely remodeled as has Acacia. I also noted that many of the people who were dining there knew each other implying that it's a neighborhood favorite. Their Sunday brunch menu offers a nice selection which will accommodate most palates. I had the eggs benedict and my companion had the kung pao chicken dish. Both were very tasty. The saltiness of the ham on my eggs benedict perfectly offset and added to the tastiness of the dish. My friend was well pleased with the kung pao although she felt like there were too many red peppers. All in all I would go again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Acacia is right on what I think of as restaurant row. Tasting Room and Firestone's to the south, and Volt to the north. Food was tasty, and the service was very good. Not the best cup of Cappucino I've ever had, but at least they had it. Wine prices are very reasonable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I made reservations just 30 minutes before dining, and asked specifically to be sat on their back patio. We were seated promptly, and the ambiance was exquisite. Beautifully lit trees, perfect for a midsummer night's date. We started with the heirloom tomatoes and iceberg wedge, which were average. We then had the brussel sprouts, which NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE! I could eat those every day! My boyfriend had the filet mignon, which was wonderful. I had the Duck Duck Duck! which was good, but a little heavy on the barbecue sauce, and could use a bit more flavor in the corn grits. Our server was AMAZING! Her name is Morgan, perfectly attentive. Overall a wonderful date night! We'll most likely be back again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My first experience years ago was great, so I really would have wanted to write a great review and being it was my wife's first experience with Acacia. Unfortunately, this past Wednesday night the Cuban tacos were greasy, the crispy shrimp were not crispy. The lamb was cooked wonderfully, however, the veggies that came with it were greasy. The creme bruley (or however you spell it) was great."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was our initial visit to Acacia. We were drawn to the restaurant from the advertising of "fresh", "local" ingredients and some great vegetarian and gluten-free options. We were not disappointed! The location was comfortable, and convenient to parking in the Frederick City parking garage on Church St. It was Sunday afternoon so not overly-crowded with options to sit up front with a street view, in the main dining room or on the patio. We opted for the patio seating that was in a quaint garden-setting in the courtyard. The food was most excellent in both presentation and taste (Sea scallops). Staff was friendly and extremely knowledgeable on the menu items. Definitely planning on returning."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My husband and I were a huge fan of the Cuban Style Eggrolls. The grouper I had was delicious with a lot of complimentary flavors. Even my husband liked it and he's not the most avid fish eater. We'll definitely be going back again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times. All was exceptionally yummy this go round, always worth it."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal on an outdoor patio with highly competent service. Good and reasonable wine list. Will go there again, perhaps many times."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Acacia, in all honesty, was a last minute reservation. My wife suggested going out to dinner and I had procrastinated to the point that most other places were unavailable. Sounds like an awful start to a high recommendation, doesn't it? Well, it was one of those times where my procrastination paid off in spades! Acacia was marvelous! Between a very diverse menu that included both a Chef's Tasting Menu and a regular small/large portion menu, a wine list that was not overly pretentious but had a good variety of reds and whites and service from Morgan who was very helpful, it was an excellent time. The Duck! Duck! Duck! and Chicken Milanese from the Tasting Menu were amazing, and the Shrimp Penne was astounding! In short: Go!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We took my parents here for their anniversary and were blown away by the food - scallops were to die for and several appetizers were also delicious, especially the Brussels sprouts! The ambiance on the patio made for a very special night. The inside ambiance left a bit to be desired, so I will definitely go again when we can enjoy the beautiful patio."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food and the service were fantastic and made our anniversary memorable. Thanks :-)"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was tasty and appropriate portions. Service was excellent and attentive. Dining area is somewhat small so larger groups tend to be noisy as was the case with our dinner. There is a small outside seating area but we opted for indoors due to the heat and humidity that still lingered early evening. Overall, a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "the dorado fish was delicious. Service was slow and there were not many dessert choices."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Acoustics are a challenge. Menu is quite good--but too dependent on garlic. Good value, good wine, lots of noise."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had reservations and specifically asked for outside table, got there and had to wait 30 mins for table to be ready. Then we were ignored entire time outside. Wanted a second glass of wine but server never came, no bread given, salads came at same time as meal."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We've been to Acacia before and our visit this time was to celebrate a special occasion. It turned out to be a great choice. The food and the service were outstanding. We especially like the option of small plates, which are available for some entrees. My husband chose a small plate for his steak, which was wonderfully tender. I chose Cung Pao, which I hadn't remembered seeing on the menu before. It was spicy, but not overly so, and delicious. The service was friendly and just attentive enough to make sure we had everything we needed, without interrupting our conversation."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Acacia is my favorite place for special occasions - the food is wonderful, the service is perfect, it's just delightful. They are also terrific with accommodating food allergies."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Service was friendly and attentive. Food was very good."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It was our first time here. The website boasts of using local and organic ingredients, but surprisingly this is not mentioned on the menu. The service was not so great, I have no idea where our waiter was for the duration of our meal, other than taking our order. The food was delicious! I had the filet and my hubby had the pork. Both were perfectly cooked and mouth watering. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We love Acacia and have always had a good experience. The food is fantastic, especially the Kung Pao Chicken and the scallop entree. Fantastic! We will be back soon! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this restaurant and it was absolutely wonderful in every way. Really look forward to returning. The food was great and we had requested a quiet table away from crowds which they accommodated without question. We were heading to a concert and were unable to stay for dessert but will be sure to do so on our next visit. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My wife and I made reservations on a Tuesday evening for my Birthday. We ate outdoors in the rear of the building. It was very nice. The food was done to order and was very good. The service was excellent. We go to this restaurant about four to five times ahead. One of my favorites in downtown Frederick. If I had one recommendation is that the fried green tomato appetizer was more corn meal than tomato and I would not recommend it. Rated it a 4 due to the fried green tomato. However, rest of the food was excellent"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. Menu reflects fresh and local selections and includes a wide variety of options. The wine list was satisfactory."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We always love going to Acacia. Especially since we moved to the Creek and can walk. The food is fantastic with just enough ecelcnicity to make you want to try it. Stewart is always pleasant and engaging making one feel like a VIP. Everyone is responsive, kind and knowledgable. A true please and a definite "Frederick go-to spot"!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "What a charming place in a town already filled with charming places. The food, especially the nod to German dishes, was wonderful. But, the real treats are the owner and his staff who are more accommodating and helpful than any encountered in quite some time."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My date who I hope to be my girlfriend ordered filet mignon it was overcooked, the potatoes were undercooked. I spent $100 on this place. I will not return"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Our Mothers day dinner was delightful. The scallops and lamb chops were cooked perfectly. Service was excellent and ambiance was just right."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is my third time there since they changed chefs and each time I have been disappointed. Our waiter this time was distracted and forgot about us. The quiche looked like it was made from a frozen pie crust. The French toast was almost a casserole that was 3x5 piece. My steak was undercooked. I use to love their menu and drinks and I love this groups other restaurants but I don't think I can go here anymore until things change. For the price I would have expected more. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Aaron made the day for our group. Informed, pleasant, courteous. We will return. THANK YOU."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were fortunate to get a reservation on Mother's Day weekend all the restaurant I looked at were filled up for the time I wanted I even arrived early and was able to get a table right away"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Acacia restaurant is really charming with a beautiful terrace in the back for outdoor dining. Food, service and wine selection were excellent! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I surprised my wife with a night out to celebrate a new career opportunity. Neither one of us had visited Acacia before although we had walked by the restaurant before and both stated that we wanted to try it sometime. The restaurant did not disappoint. The food, the service, and the atmosphere were perfect. We both love the fine dining scene and strive to always go some place new each time we have a chance to enjoy each others company for the night. I would recommend Acacia to anyone looking for a true fine dining experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was a very surprising high quality food spot in downtown Frederick. The food was so good and the desserts were just superb. Our waiter was fast and anticipatory in nature, very kind and allowed us to take our time. This was a very nice experience. Will do it again."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Acacia. Although I really wanted to pork loin and plantains the Easter brunch menu did not include this; but the waiter let me know if was delightful. It is a very cute place, the food was average (I am a serious foodie so that may be great to someone else); but the service was fantastic; as if classically trained. The water goblets were never empty, and the waiter was attentive and concerned that we had an enjoyable time."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I love the food at Acacia--the chef is creative and treats the food with care. Standouts are calamari (like you've rarely had it) and the chicken liver and ham gravy app. My biggest frustration is why Acacia would serve a Kansas City steak in the middle of beef country Maryland? Good product is good product and sometimes you need to get it where you can, but at least don't brag about how you are not serving local food. Also, substitutions are fine, but a little heads up would help: two of us ordered agnolotti with bolognese sauce and got penne. It wasn't worth sending back (it was excellent), but it was not agnolotti. All in all, you gotta' love the place...still nothing as good in Frederick day in and day out."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Took my wife there for her birthday and she enjoyed every aspect from the moment we walked through the door. Our waitress, Alex, made the visit very special as she took her time and explained and answered any questions we had. We ordered the specials that day and they did not disappoint. From start to finish it was a very special evening and we discovered a new wine that we both can enjoy."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "What a find with Acacia. Farm to table where everything is tasty and complemented by sides. The short ribs were delicious and I can not say enough of the cauliflower side. Not sure what it was; it was like mac and cheese only with cauliflower. What a rich, flavorful and clever side dish. I would love the recipe!! The texture and consistency complemented the short ribs beautifully. The cheese plate was a wonderful appetizer. My wife enjoyed her scallop dish as well. There was a sauce on there that brought a sweetness to the dish. Excellent!! Being able to dine outside was a bonus!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014