fantastic food in a quiet neighborh
Great food! BYOB is an added bonus. We had the lamb and boar - both were flawless and our plates were almost licked clean. The chocolate mousse cap dessert was so good that I wish I just ate three of those for dinner! It was a quiet Friday night venue on Main St in Lawrenceville. I'd imagine that as the weather warms up, more people will show to eat on the outdoor patio. Prices are about $30/35 for an entree so its pricey, but you make it back with the BYOB. Nice date night spot.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Acacia is well worth visiting!
The place is clean and has great abviance. Food is excellent with some real exciting choices! Service was great and staff is very friendly!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server seemed a bit overwhelmed
Our server seemed a bit overwhelmed by how busy the restaurant was, but this was a very nice dinner.
4/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
We are an older couple who
We are an older couple who prize the quiet dining experience along with imaginative
cooking. Acasia fills both bills wonderfully well. It is the perfect place to take family and out-of-town visitors where you can enjoy an excellent, eclectic meal, elegantly served, in an atmosphere where one can actually TALK to one another.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure to dine,
Always a pleasure to dine, here. The boar shank was perfectly prepared. Highly recommended.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
FABULOUS DINNER, BUT WAY TOO NOISY
OUR FAMILY (A PARTY OF 5) CELEBRATED MOTHERS' DAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT (ONLY TIME WE COULD ALL GET TOGETHER). THE FOOD WAS THE BEST THIS SIDE OF THE HUDSON RIVER, BUT AT TIMES WE HAD TO SHOUT TO BE HEARD ABOVE THE DIN. SOMETIMES, EVEN OUR SHOUTING COULDN'T BE HEARD AROUND OUR TABLE FOR 5. IT WAS THAT LOUD. OUR WAITRESS WAS TERRIFIC. EXCELLENT SERVICE AND A GREAT PERSONALITY AND ATTITUDE.
I WOULD RETURN JUST FOR THE FOOD AND SUFFER THROUGH THE NOISE. NOTE THIS IS A BYO.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had 23 people in attendance and most everything went along well. Given the restaurant was very crowded, Terri did a remarkable job of attending to all our needs. The minor glitches were just that - one meal came out much later than all the others, one dessert was never brought to the table at all and another dessert was simply unavailable at the time (probably due to the bustle of the day). Overall, the food was spot on- from the goat cheese burger to the gnocchi and everything in between - all was delcious, fresh and cooked perfectly.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Acacia is absolutely ideal for our family to meet our son who is a student at Lawrenceville just across the street.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a party of 9 and everyone
We were a party of 9 and everyone was very pleased with our lunch. Some people had been here before, albeit many years ago, and some were new, but everyone enjoyed the food and the excellent service that Terri provided.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I often dine at this charming restaurant and am never disappointed. The $19 "Power Lunch" is one of the best, tastiest bargains around. Following the French prix fixe formula, the lunch consists of appetizer, entree and dessert, each of which are somewhat smaller portions than the a la carte menu but are the perfect size. The choices are extensive -- the recent offerings for the entree included two fish dishes, chicken, duck and a vegetarian dish -- and the flourless chocolate cake for dessert was a killer! The service is always welcoming and efficient.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still decent quality
After dining at Acacia numerous times, we are still happy to state that the food's quality is still on par.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a very good 3 course
I had a very good 3 course lunch, one of several combinations that they offer. I found the chicken breast done perfectly, as well as the lentil soup and the flourless chocolate torte.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and perfect service.
Great food and perfect service. As always, a wonderful dining experience.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the crab cake special.
Loved the crab cake special. I've had them here since I first visited in, I believe, 1988. Whatever recipe used seems always to work really well. Nice job!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love that they have very
I love that they have very creative menu from outstanding sources, especially the local farms. The gazpacho soup used local tomatoes and was perfect for a warm, spring day. i enjoyed my pistachio-encrusted my sea bass which was one of many daily specials that have included fish this Spring ( I have really enjoyed their trout, pintado, and salmon specials over the past 2 months).
It's always a pleasure to visit them.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We first discovered Acacia for my daughter's college graduation luncheon. At that time we hosted 23 people for lunch and it was terrific. For this visit - we returned with our daughter and her roommate and her parents. This time we were here for dinner. It was spectacular! The menu was extensive - truly something for everyone. We all had something different and each of us loved our choices. From the chicken to the salmon - each meal was excellently prepared. our server Terry was also professional and attended to all our needs. We will certainly be back...
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
As far as I'm concerned, they keeping meeting my expectations. 5 stars!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as Usual
Has been wonderful each time I've visited. Am sorry they discontinued the bar service but you can BYOB. Food is prepared well, served well and it is quietly reserved. A civilized ambiance.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food. A bit on expensive size. Great place for special occasions and top American food. Service was great. We are outside - a lot of truck traffic on a Sunday night but nice area to sit. Cannot comment on inside noise
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, great service
the food was a little to salty for my taste, but the location and service were fantastic!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
we often driven by Acacia in Lawrenceville and friends had also good things to say but our unplanned visit was a very nice surprise, food was very good, service was right pace and pleasent and i must say their bread pudding with rum sauce and cinamon ice cream was to die for. will visit again soon.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Acacia has had many incarnations.
Acacia has had many incarnations. We had hesitated about returning, but the new menu was enticing. We're glad we made another visit, and we will be back.
The food was delicious and the portions more than generous. Next time we will share an appetizer and then try a dessert.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Lunch Spot
I was working in the area and went to Acacia for lunch. The restaurant was a bit dark and has a very casual/bar kind of feel to it. The staff was friendly, even checking.to see if I wanted the ceiling fan off. The pizza was delicious. Be aware that the personal pizza was big enough for lunch and dinner and I enjoyed it right from the oven at lunch and warmed over in the oven at home for dinner. I would go here again to try more of their food.
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Lunch Choice
Food is constantly +4 stars and the service is always outstanding. They're always a great choice for a lunch or dinner.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, this place never
As always, this place never disappoints. Great food and attentive staff. We make it a point to visit Acacia atleast twice a year.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite local restaurant
When my husband and I want a good dinner in a pleasant setting, we choose Acacia almost every time. The friendly, professional service is one of the main reasons we dine there -- along with the extensive menu that offers dishes that have just the right degree of creativity without being fussy. This time we had duck, which was served in both sliced breast and confit, and it was superb. My husband's appetizer was a generous serving of perfectly fried and spiced calamari, and I enjoyed a tasty kale salad with radishes and avocado. The ability to bring your own wine makes a grourmet dining experience truly affordable.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful place and meal
Great celebratory meal. We'll be back there again.
Salmon and filet were fantastic.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three old friends dine together
Three old friends dine together twice a year and we linger. Our very attentive waitress never hovered and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was delicious -- from appetizer to dessert "to go." Excellent value as well.
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect Friday Lunch
This was a great way to end the week with a lunch at Acacia. This is a restaurant that I value for it's dependable, high qualiy food and service.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
My daughter had given my wife and I a restaurant gift certificate and Acacia was one of the restaurants on the list. We had never heard of it before but figured we would give it a try. Halfway into the meal, my wife and I agreed that this was now our favorite restaurant. The décor was elegant, it gave a romantic atmosphere and the service was handled quite professionally. In addition, everyone was friendly, without going over the top. They made you feel that you were the only guests in the restaurant.
We have been there several times since and have brought friends along as well. Everyone has thanked us for making them aware of this gem.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Excellent Choice
Always 4+ stars for food and service. I can visit several times a month and never concern myself that it will ever be less than great.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM