Fantastic 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 AM
Glad to have tried Acacia
We 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.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I 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 AM
Loved the food. Good choices for vegans and vegetarians. Party of seven all enjoyed the experience.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I 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 AM
Fine food in Frederick
My 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 AM
Great 30th Anniversary Dinner
First time here. We had a great dinner, service was wonderful. We will return.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent and very helpful explaining their menu. The food was wonderful.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an early dinner at Acacia, the first time at the restaurant. The food was excellent, and the menu was varied and unusual, with interesting sides. Service was great. All in all a wonderful experience. I would definitely go again. I usually don't enjoy dinner out unless the food is much better than what I could prepare at home, and this definitely hit the mark.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but not great
Service was excellent but did not find food excellent. Had run out of two different dishes we ordered so maybe we missed the best ? Possibly will try again.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Environment was VERY key in planning a high level business meeting! Atmosphere, Courteous and Respectful Service Staff and Pricing....ALL a winning combination in 'closing any deal'!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding and
The food was outstanding and the service was cheerful and prompt. Platter 129, which I had, was terrific. I don't normally eat fried foods, but the cod and oysters were great, along with the broiled shrimp. Crab cakes were very good as well.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wife and I have visited Acacia regularly for past many ears and find it to one of our most consistent eating establishments. We always look forward to our next visit.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Diamond in the rough
The evening was a wonderful dining experience. Our server Karen was spectacular. She made the dinner special. The food was amazing. Every dish was cooked perfectly and the portion sizes were just right. We will go back there again. The friends we brought with us loved it as much. Finally, a restaurant that you want to return to that has terrific food and you can relax and have an evening to dine that is a pleasant and memorable experience.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I had dinner in the front room and were served by the bartender. Great food and service in a quiet spot by the window.
A terrific Sunday evening supper.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and cocktails!
delicious interpretation of classic dishes! delicious cocktails! warm, friendly service! comfy atmosphere and beautiful night time view of garden! love, love, love everything at Acacia!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprised but still ok
My partner and I have been to Acacia several times before and have always given rave reviews for the menu and namely the scallops. This time around the food was great but we were seemingly surprised by the service. We were seated and it took 11 minutes for anyone to approach us for drink orders. We ran out of bread and had to track down our waiter twice through another waiter in order to get a refill. The purple potato soup was to die for and the scallops, amazing. In addition, perhaps it could be attributed to the fact that we have always gotten a perimeter table, but the noise in the middle of the room was incredibly loud. Having a conversation was quite the task so it took away from the experience. Overall, ok on this review.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Menu For All
Four people, two of us vegetarians. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Although I don't drink, others were impressed with the wine menu.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent food, good value
All in all the experience was good and worth the money (it wasn't expensive)..scallops with sweet potato and quinoa were absolutely phenomenal, but the tuna appetizer and the pulled pork (both on special) were just okay. Service was slow but very friendly. Glad we went and (probably) would return to try something different if we lived closer.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family went to dinner here with an out-of-town guest this Saturday night. We were late to the reservation but were seated immediately at a nice table near the windows in the back. Head waitress was very prompt and greeted us by name. She was also very knowledgable about the menu, which was great because we didn't recognize all of the options. Calamari (appetizer) was absolutely AMAZING; best calamari I've ever had. The lamb rolls (also appetizer) were good too, but a little too messy to really share. I had the filet mignon, mostly because I wanted the creamed spinach - it was all delicious, as was the trifle for dessert. Best part of dinner was the tall waiter/busboy who kept coming to our table - would come back just for him!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and delicious experience.
Fun and delicious experience. The appetizers were different and showed great attention to detail - we had the fried green tomatoes with crab meat and the raw oysters that were infused with a touch of a sweet relish, and both were delisious. The sea bass was a tastey entree, and the triffle with basil, rhubarb, and strawberry was a great ending. Service was friendly, and prices were very reasonable. We arrived early on a Friday, and the happy hour deals were great - particularly considering we could drink glasses of quality wine for half price. Though we are not local, we will find an excuse to return some day.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience
I am always surprised by the originality of the dishes and the vibrant tastes I always get to sample.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
With some unusual combinations
With some unusual combinations such as goat-cheese bacon stuffed olives for drinks & a watermelon and feta appetizer, foodies will be happy with the unique menu items. The rockfish special was perfectly cooked, but the side of mashed sweet potatoes was annoyingly sweet next to the fish and the ratatouille. Our server was great and unfortunately was embarassed when the mgr took way too long to get our bottle of wine. I stopped eating to wait for the wine, one dinner companion was 3/4 done and we still were without wine. When the mgr did appear, she had a different bottle that was far too cold to drink. We opted for glasses of wine and had our dinners warmed up. The mgr never apologized, but our server brought 3 glasses of wine gratis.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for a business lunch
The food was excellent and our server was personable and funny. This reservation was for a business lunch and the offerings and ambiance were ideal for a quiet discussion over great food.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff at Acacia were fantastic, very friendly, helpful, and attentive. They also picked up on the spirit of our group and added to the enjoyment of the evening without being overly intrusive. The food and wine were very good and reasonably priced.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visit Acacia whenever we
We visit Acacia whenever we are in Frederick. Great food, service and respectable drinks.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent dinner at Acacia. My husband and I met our daughter and her boyfriend there while visiting the Frederick area. I would highly recommend Acacia to anyone. The food was great, and the waiter was attentive, but not overwhelming and very knowledgeable about his menu. We had many questions and he handled them well.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Frederick Find
My wife and I decided to try a new place in Frederick and fell upon Acacia through OpenTable. They have a wonderful farm to table menu that sources 60% of their ingredients from within 10? miles of the restaurant. I asked about one of the specials (Beef Cheeks in Mole sauce) and the server paused and then delivered a compelling description of how the Peruvian chef braised the meat in mole sauce for hours than plated with a fresh batch. I was sold.
My only complaint is that we should have stayed for dessert.
Service was personal and exceptional. Food was an unexpected rare treat. It was a perfect night out.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have to start by saying they have the best calamari I have ever had. Delicious flavor and it literally melts in your mouth! I will go back just for that. One note though, the sauce that comes with it is nothing special, and in my opinion is a bit of a detractor, but the good news is that you don't need any sauce. It is that good.
The rest of the meal was very good and the service was excellent so all in all it was a good experience and I would recommend it.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eclectic & deliciously edible
This unassuming restaurant puts out some awesome food. Once you get past the flaky host/hostess (who mistook our reservation for 8 pm, making us wait while they tried desperately to create a table for 8) and the so-so decor, get ready for a wonderful dining experience. The menu offered a little bit of everything - cajun, oriental, french, italian, american... you name it, they feature it. It is not a big menu, but carefully thought out, with something for everyone. Our waitress, Alex, was older and experienced. She complemented our choices with perfect recommendations at each course. We feasted on incredible Crab beignets, succulent Kung Pao chicken, homemade ice creams and sorbets and a melt in your mouth chocolate mousse.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was most awesome and the food was excellent! I asked for a nice table and got a great one. Really nice staff too
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time at Acacia
My friend and I had lunch at Acacia. It was a very nice restaurant. No noise, we were able to talk. We had lunch. I highly recommend for appetizers the calamari and the fried green tomatoes! They were delicious. We truly enjoyed our lunch and the atmosphere. We will go back to Acacia the next time we visit Frederic. Ligia Glass
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Excellent service
This was a our first time dining at Acacia. The food was great and the staff was very attentive. We saw quite a few people who seemed like regulars. It will definitely become one of our regular places to go.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
Food was great! Bread, delicious Desert, awesome. . Only thought is that I wish they would provide a small salad with dinner - I had bread, appetizer, entree and desert but could of used a tiny salad as well. But. All of our entries were very very good. Would go again ..
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great downtown feel
Experience was excellent... great service and wonderful downtown feel. Highly recommend.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful brunch at Acacia. The food was excellent, the atomsphere was delightful and the service was outstanding. The Zinfadel (Ravenswood 2011) was great.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oddly uncrowded... We had
Oddly uncrowded... We had reservations for Sunday at 11... First ones there. We sat on the patio, it was very quiet. Service was good, but not great, maybe partially because they were still setting up for the day?
The server was knowledgeable, I travel with a vegetarian who is doing mostly gluten free, so questions are always asked. Chef's compliments of beignets after we mentioned gluten issue? But, it was good, I'm kind of a Cafe Du Monde snob about those, was more like a donut hole...
We both had the Frittata and that was really goood. The toast was homemade. All-in-all not bad.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Nice Experience
The foiod and service were excellent and the prices reasonable. The cheese board and chicken livers were tast appetizers. I enjoyed the short ribs and my dining friends enjoyed the prime rib and kug pao chicken. We will go back. It looked familiar and the waiter told me that at that location previously was a restaurant called "Provence".
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a wonderful place for a special occasion dinner. The food was excellent, the staff was wonderful, and the atmosphere was great. I will definitely be returning.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch here has many choices, all of them a little unique. While I enjoyed red lentil soup and roasted brussel sprouts with butternut squash, my husband dined on Kung Pao Chicken and calamari (cut from fresh tubes, theirs is much more tender than most). The Bloody Mary was meaty- lots of good seasoning- and the mimosa has a sweet twist with pomegranate as an added juice. Our server was punctual and well-informed; overall it was a great start to Sunday!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 3 of us and they were all awesome. Filet cooked to perfection and sauce just right to side. Rainbow Trout was to die for and the Faro was superb!! Desert as superb as well. Going back for sure! Service was outstanding.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
table location request was
table location request was met and our table was ready an half hour early! wait staff thoroughly knew the menu and answered all our specific quesitions about the dishes......excellent meal!
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another enjoyable evening
Seated promptly. The oyster dish was a unique preparation and very tasty, although I think the tapioca masked the oyster flavor to a slight degree. The veal picatta was very good also, but they may want to consider a different presentation, as the veal was just stacked on the potatoes and spinach. Dish tasted good just not as visually appealing. The other party had shrimp and grits which they thoroughly enjoyed. Had a cheese plate - good but the highlight was the apple butter. Would have also helped if the server had described the four cheese selections. Dessert was apple spice cake - a very good finish to an enjoyable evening. Will continue to return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
i live in calvert county,
i live in calvert county, but my wife used to live in frederick. so, whenever we are in town visiting family we make it a point to visit acacia or its sister restaurant ayse...great food and great service...
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent lunch
We have been to Acacia for dinner which has always been excellent.
Lunch was every bit as good. We will certainly be back.
But as semi-retired people more for lunch than for dinner I might add.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I visited for the 1st time for our anniversary dinner.It was a weeknight, so the restaurant wasn't full.There is a huge dining room in the back, and beyond that, there is a nice outdoor dining space.The host and waiter were very friendly. The waiter paid the right amount of attention to each of his tables. he food was good.We ordered an appetizer cheese plate, and we each ordered off of the Specials menu.The food was definitely good, but I wouldn't say it was the best.However, the menu was really interesting.The best part about the restaurant was definitely the staff - the host brought my husband and I complimentary champagne, and our waiter brought us a complimentary dessert to help us celebrate our anniversary.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came to Acacia for lunch with friends. The menu offered multiple choices for all of us - we lioved the fresh choices and will be back for dinner.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my father here for his birthday and all of my expectations were exceeded. Service was prompt, friendly and certainly not stuffy. And the food, oh man, the food. Everything we had was tasty and perfectly cooked. Highlights were the calamari and the veal chop that they had on special. A little pricey, especially for Frederick, but worth every penny. Can't wait to go back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place to make a return visit
Very good food and service. The soups were taste treats. Steak could have been a better cut--somewhat gristly. Dessert was a tiny morsel of coffee brûlée (without the crunchy crust), so not a good value--but a good flavor. The wine list was mediocre, with prices even more inflated than usual (ex.: Ravenswood Vintners blend Zinfandel was $33, sells for between 8-10 dollars in a store--so 16 to 25 would be expected in a restaurant.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, good wine, good timez
We went here for a special occasion meal. Everyone walked away talking about how goof their meal was. We enjoy the atmosphere and the great happy hour specials.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM