Acacia
Acacia

Acacia

  • 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
Acacia reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (39)neighborhood gem (34)great for outdoor dining (31)special occasion (28)romantic (25)great for lunch (16)great for brunch (16)notable wine list (14)good for groups (7)scenic view (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • No condiments needed
    gantiereader
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    if you look around you at the other tables you will notice there is not a salt or pepper shaker to be found. My conclusion is this chef believes that if you have to season the food, he's failed. The butternut squash soup confirmed this hypothesis with a perfect roundness of sweet, peppery, and curry flavors. The filet mignon that followed was perfectly cooked with grill seasonings that let the meat speak for itself - and the product was up to the test. Several good choices in wines by the glass with California, Northwest, Argentina, and France available. Service is very professional and prices quite reasonable for this level of dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dedicatedvegetarianVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    More vegetarian options please. The fried green tomatoes were a disappointment. The kung pao tofu too sweet. Brown rice please, not white. Primary reason to patronize Acaicia is server Alix, who (based on past experience at Acacia and elsewhere) is highly superior.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. We had the calamari, lobster gnudi, brussel sprouts and sea scallops and they were all incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great duck
    Shawna
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had the "duck duck duck" and it was excellent. I also had the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer, they were good, but not great. Atmosphere was quiet and they were prompted at seating us even though we arrived 30 mins early.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We like the ambiance, the food could take little tlc but my wife and I enjoy coming to this restaurant very nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    GettysburgParent
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent restaurant, great appetizers and main courses and a very friendly and knowledgeable waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The menu had a nice selection of starters and provides an option of ordering entrees as a small or large plate. The wine menu had a lot of offerings; for example, there were more than 10 Chardonnay's to choose from, but there wasn't anyone with whom to discuss the differences between them. We wanted something oaky and ended up with a thin, acidic white. We arrived around 8PM; it was bustling and extremely noisy. One had to speak loudly to be heard. The dining room is carpeted, so it was surprising that the sound was so amplified. Interactions with the server were abrupt and rushed, although the serving of the meal itself was not rushed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed
    MissAnne
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always great food and service. Not your run of the mill menue. Elegant
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with friends
    NCdiner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and good conversation
    Foodmatters
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    JdsmmsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday at Acacia
    Alwayslooking
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find in Frederick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last Minute Reservations for Two
    NYfoodie91
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acacia was OK
    AcaciaOK
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
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  • Acacia...First of hopefully many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fusion Fun
    yumyum
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Especially yum...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have eaten here many times. All was exceptionally yummy this go round, always worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine meal and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Had a wonderful meal on an outdoor patio with highly competent service. Good and reasonable wine list. Will go there again, perhaps many times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High Marks All Around
    ReallyOughtToDiet
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing evening
    dontgetoutenuffbutluv2eat
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Anniversary!
    Lynn
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and the service were fantastic and made our anniversary memorable. Thanks :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Frederick Nicety
    cwp4food
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good dorado
    foodtaster
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    the dorado fish was delicious. Service was slow and there were not many dessert choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • acacia loud
    frederickvisitor
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Acoustics are a challenge. Menu is quite good--but too dependent on garlic. Good value, good wine, lots of noise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • won't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasion dinner
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    frederickfoodie1
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shane
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Service was friendly and attentive. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acacia
    Acacia
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always a great time
    d8nite
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Anniem
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 666 reviews are from the Acacia reviews archive.
  • Highly Recommended
    Reviews
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    mandmVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. Menu reflects fresh and local selections and includes a wide variety of options. The wine list was satisfactory.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic go to spot in Frederick!
    SamlikestoeatVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real find!
    frenchyfied
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overcooked and undercooked
    hateditnotreturning
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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
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  • Fabulous Dinner
    JimG
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our Mothers day dinner was delightful. The scallops and lamb chops were cooked perfectly. Service was excellent and ambiance was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Increasingly underwhelmed
    Tulipgal80VIP
    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.
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  • Aaron
    LBB1
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Aaron made the day for our group. Informed, pleasant, courteous. We will return. THANK YOU.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.