loved it!The service was excellent and very helpful explaining their menu. The food was wonderful.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat 30th Anniversary DinnerFirst time here. We had a great dinner, service was wonderful. We will return.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFine food in FrederickMy wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Acacia and had a wonderful meal. The food was first rate and the ambience and service were excellent. The menu required a bit of explanation, but our server was on the ball and guided us to some excellent choices: grilled snapper for my wife and baby back ribs for me. We shared some fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and quaffed the local IPA. All of the food was fresh and the service was well timed. In all, a wonderful evening. The added surprise was that the bill for this high quality meal was under $60.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistencyI had not been back to Acacia for two years. They have kept their consistency, good food, excellent service and a reasonably varied wine list at reasonable prices. Definitely one of the best value for money restaurants in Frederick.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMgood experienceLoved the food. Good choices for vegans and vegetarians. Party of seven all enjoyed the experience.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting varietyI selected this restaurant based on good reviews from others and the interesting menu variety that I found on their website. I really enjoyed that it was fairly quiet so that my friend and I could have a conversation and that our dinner was without the rushed feeling that you get in most overly noisy chain restaurants. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and did not steer us wrong when we went with a couple of her suggestions. Food was pleasing to the eye and palate. Portions were just right for every course. I can't wait to go back for more.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad to have tried AcaciaWe had a lovely lunch in downtown Frederick. I enjoyed the ground lamb meatballs with pasta accompanied by a tasty shiraz. I'll return the next time I'm passing by on Route 15.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Great!Wife and I live in downtown Frederick which has a number of excellent restaurants. We've found Acacia has the most pleasant atmosphere and wonderful local-grown menu prepared with care and graciously served by an informed staff.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, service, ambianceAll aspects of this restaurant create a wonderful dining experience. The service was gracious and the staff demonstrated significant knowledge of the food both in preparation and in taste. Recommendations for food/wine pairing as well as their famed Kir Royale were welcomed and wisely followed. The brunch menu offers a notable variety of different choices from diverse cuisines. Our group enjoyed several dishes including the mussels with garlic-chardonnay butter, omelet, crispy brussel sprouts, and the Thai shrimp wrap with peanut aioli and kimchi. Though we didn't save room for dessert, indulging in the chef-chosen appetizer served prior to our starter course - delectable chocolate donut bites - more than satisfied our craving for sweets.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch with a garden viewExcellent food in the center of vibrant downtown Frederick. They nicely offer both brunch and lunch options on Sunday. Only wish the weather would have permitted us to keep our rear patio seating request instead of looking at the lovely garden through the window.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal, quiet dinner!My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Acacia this past Sunday night. There were only 2 other tables when we arrived at 6:00, and when we left around 8:00 only a few more had trickled in, so it was very quiet. The food we had was delicious but there were a number of dishes the kitchen was out of (not unusual for a Sunday night, but disappointing). The service was attentive and friendly.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful lunch...start to finishServer was friendly, attentive, and knowledgable of the menu. The beets were amazing, as were the fried squash blossoms. Scallops were delicious as was the pork and kimchi dish. Best of all: Acacia cream dessert...one of the best desserts I've ever tasted. Hope to go back sometime when the weather is nicer. The enclosed patio looks like a lovely place to eat lunch or dinner.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FindThis place was fantastic. The care they took to make sure we enjoyed our experience here was 2nd to none. Our server was nothing short of personable, and the management went out of their way to make sure all the guests were taken care of.
I've seen and heard some of the other reviews in which they said the service was slow, and I would tend to agree that the food was "a bit" slow, but that said, the care they took in serving up perfection as well as giving us a few mins to finish each course was perfectly acceptable to us. It was about the overall enjoyment of the experience, and NOT about how fast they could turn the table. We didn't think it was slow at all, if anything, it was perfectly timed for the overall experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect lunch in the gardenQuiet and pretty with great service and excellent food and food choices. My first visit and I can't wait to go back again.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceExcellent dinner the other night at Acacia. The service was prompt and friendly and the food was terrific. I also felt the check was very fair. The only drawbacks were (1) We shared a cheese sampler and I felt the size of the samples was a little weak for $16 (2) The other problem was that on their website (which cleary states that it is a sample menu) indicated that almost all of their entrees were available as small plates for a reduced price, yet when we got there there was only one entree that could be ordered as a small plate - although their list of appetizers was quite lengthy.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWell rounded experienceYou can always depend on good food with a good assortment. The patio is fantastic and the service is pleasant. Sit in the front for a casual bar scean.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAcacia great for special occasion!We combined my son's birthday and Mother's Day and Acacia lived up to two special occasions. Delicious from start to finish, interesting flavor and food combinations. Travelled over 100 miles to eat there and would go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAcacia Pre Mothers day lunchI having grown up in Frederick always love going down to Market st to see all the evolution and revitalization. Acacia is right at the heart of Church and Market and is a great little place. Fresh high quality food with Mediterranean roots. This place is not for the corporate trough feeders who look for quantity to determine value, so If you like Olive Garden for its "authentic" Italian you'll feel this place is very expensive. Having been a chef for 20 years and knowing what it takes to prepare high quality food with simple simple quality ingredients this place has real value for quality. Acacia is excellent for a real high quality meal in a non pretentious overhyped and really comfortable environment.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceThe food and service at Acacia is excellent. I dined with three others and we all enjoyed our food, from the appeitizers/snacks to our entrees and desserts (order the homemade ice cream...it's fantastic). The dishes are a bit small (compared with normal American portion sizes), but were just enough for a great, filling meal. I ordered the scallops and was not disappointed. The tables are situated closely together, making it a bit noisy, but it was still a nice experience. Our server was fantastic...very attentive, but not too attentive.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAcacia diningWe had a 5:30 Friday reservation to ensure that we could get to the Weinberg at 6:30 or so. There was almost no one in the dining area at that time although there were plenty in the bar area. We were seated promptly and our waitress appeared immediately. We both ordered crabcakes and the Acacia Chardonnay. Both were excellent. The cheesecake for desert was quite good also. And we had plenty of time to make the concert after a leisurely meal thanks to the prompt service. We will definitely return.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOut Of Towners enjoy this placeWe live about an hour north of Frederick & have friends who live about an hour east. We meet at Acacia a couple of times a year for dinner and always have a delightful time. The food is fabulous, service is very good, and the prices are reasonable. if the weather's nice we like to eat on the back patio .... very quiet and private. We've tried several of the restaurants in Frederick and found them all very good but Acacia is the best combination of ambience, food, service and price & has become our favorite. A Plus - it's right across the street from the parking garage.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 3rd or 4th timeThis was our 3rd or 4th time driving up to Acacia, and it was well worth the trip. Food is excellent, and it is just a joy.
Only wish they were closer.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ambience, attentive serviceNice ambience, attentive service and delicious menu! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Upscale and mature; yet comfortable and relaxed. The surprised free warm chocolate doughnut rolls covered with powdered sugar and chocolate drip appetizers were tantalizing! A definite 'must go back'.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service! Best ever!! ThaExcellent service! Best ever!!
Thank you............4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAcacia is a very wonderfulAcacia is a very wonderful and underrated restaurant.
They also can host small groups. I was married there.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfully prepared lightWonderfully prepared light fare. The Flounder and Sea scallops were delicious.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Acacia providesAs always, Acacia provides one of the best dining experiences in the area. It remains one of two of our favorite places to go. Wait staff is always obeservant of our needs nad very personable. The food is always outstanding. We celebrated our third anniversary there and it is as good as the first time we went there, with many of the staff members in place. It is nice to go to a place where you are recognized.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were great. We really enjoyed our evening.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAll four of us enjoyed ourAll four of us enjoyed our experience at Acacia. We partook of the small size and ordered two different entrees instead of one large one. I had a surf and turf selection of the bronzino and jargerschnitzel for my land pertion. Both were very good. It was a unique experience by all.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for BrunchWe went for Easter Sunday brunch with our 5 month old infant. Not only was the entire staff friendly in a place where babies don't generally go, but many made a point to stop by and say hello to her. Our server Alid was, as always, amazing and fantastic and I can't say enough good things about her! Her service always exceeds excellence and this time was no different. Always ask for Alix when making a reservation!!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful dinner thereHad a wonderful dinner there with my wife and a dear old friend, celebrating my 60th birthday! Food was great and service was great! Highly recommend it!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an exceptionally lovelyIt was an exceptionally lovely dining experience. The food was excellent, the service would have been as well but for some reason our waitress forgot to mention the specials for the evening...for which she was most apologetic.
Spacious dining area overlooking a terrace which I assume is open for dining in warmer months as it was, it afforded a pleasantly landscaped view.
We will return to Acacia and are already talking about when! We will recommend it to our friends..it is a gem.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM