We had a wonderful dinner
We had a wonderful dinner -- the food was excellent and the service very attentive. The menu provides a range of options, with fresh ingredients.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Acacia is a lovely bistro,
Acacia is a lovely bistro, with very good food, and a wonderful feel to it. The waiters are very helpful, and we are very fortunate to have this gem in our neighborhood.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really a pleasant surprise.
Really a pleasant surprise. A neighborhood restaurant that is much more than it appears! We will go back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Acacia is our go-to neighborhood
Acacia is our go-to neighborhood place. The current chef is more adventurous than the founder, but the food is still very good - especially the specials. They tend to go heavy on the salt. I ask for no salt and it comes out fine. Desserts are hit-or-miss. Last time 2 of 3 desserts (berry cobbler and chocolate ganache) were very good, pecan pie was so-so. The cobbler was baked to order.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for dining in Van Ness
Food was creative, well-prepared. Sad that the tap beers weren't available. Amazing dessert selections.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming maitre d' from Istanbul.
Charming maitre d' from Istanbul. Great service; very good food.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
in the neighborhood...
excellent menu, much improved in the last year. service could have been a little more attentive
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little find!
Close to Dutch Embassy and a great place to have a quick meal before attending an event!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
In a neighborhood (Van Ness) where there are almost no restaurants for grownups, Acacia is a gem. They have great mediterranean food, many interesting specials, and delicious desserts. It is a lovely atmosphere and they also have outside tables when the weather is warm.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect spot for our TGIF!
Came here after work with a group of work friends and we really enjoyed ourselves! We all decided to get a few small plates so we could try out a few things as well as some drinks. The wines we a hit as well as the mojitos with fresh mint grown from the restaurant's own herb garden! For small plates we tried the cigar börek (turkish cheese pastry) which was on special, the oven-roasted brussel sprout dish, the hand-toasted ricotta gnocchi with wild mushrooms and the vegetable risotto. All were fantastic! Really incredible! Then we decided to split the chocolate ganache tart which comes out deliciously warm with a side of homemade vanilla bean ice cream. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our meal! We'll be back!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious - the lentil soup, the salad, the risotto...it was perfect for a graduation dinner and for my parents to meet and talk with my boyfriend's parents!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our go-to neighborhood spot
We've been going to Acacia Bistro ever since it opened. We usually order a variety of small plates rather than entrees; salads are always good. The chef goes heavy on salt but is happy to oblige salt-free requests. Desserts can be hit-or-miss: tart shells tend to be thick and on the hard side. Try the berry cobbler if it's on the menu; the ricotta walnut cake was a winner.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unbelievably great food. Four "small plates" more than adequate for two people. The kale salad and Brussel sprouts were superbly prepared and served, as were the other two dishes. A truly wonderful AND healthy dining experience. GREAT!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had several small plates, many of which were very good with the exception of the kale salad, which was dry and waaaaaay too much (there's only so much kale one person can eat). The service was good and we enjoyed ourselves.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this neighborhood gem
Acacia is a delightful place to dine. The food is interesting and delicious. Best of all is the nice and welcoming environment provided by the owner and the staff of the restaurant. Wonderful for almost any occasion.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Introduced a friend to this restaurant on this visit. We were both happy with the whole experience. She said she will return.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed - and this time was no different. The food is fresh and prepared wonderfully. The service is also terrific.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific find in Van Ness area
Acacia Bistro has terrific food, with a menu of both small and main course dishes. There's a mild Middle Eastern bent to the restaurant but it's better categorized as eclectic. Dishes like kale salad, seared tuna, scallops, pastas, are uniformly good and nicely presented. It's a relatively small restaurant so the noise level is quite manageable. A real find.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The buffalo burger is back!
We are so glad the bufallo burger is back! I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the embassies nearby.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food; terrific personal attention by host/owner
interesting Meditarranean cuisine
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM