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Acacia Mid-town

4.5
586 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Acacia mid-town is located in Richmond, Virginia, where it serves fine local cuisine in a casual atmosphere. The menu focuses solely on fresh, seasonal fare and seafood, created in regional American flavors to offer guests a true taste of Richmond. In addition to the daily dinner menu, guests can also enjoy a prix fixe menu and a list of wine, beer and mixed drinks.

Head to Acacia mid-town to try the creamy celery root soup with bacon or the house made fettuccini that features fresh burgundy truffles and a foie gras sauce. Main dishes at Acacia mid-town include pan roasted rib eye, saut�ed flounder and jumbo lump crab cake. The dessert menu includes local favorite passion fruit panna cotta made with a cactus pear sauce and candied violets.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 562-0138
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dale Reitzer
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Private party facilities
The private dining space is toward the rear of the restaurant with three walls, one of which is the glass-encased wine room, and one functional art softwall by molo. It can accommodate up to forty five guests for a seated dinner or more for a standing reception.

Your event can be tailored to suit your needs, from a simple birthday party to an elaborate wedding reception and every business meeting in between. Chef Dale Reitzer will work hard to craft a menu sure to impress and delight, departing from the run-of-the-mill catering menus you’ve seen elsewhere.
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Private party contact
Aline Reitzer: (804) 562-0138
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Catering
Acacia is available for your off-site party. Whether it be an intimate dinner in your home or an affair to remember, keep Acacia in mind when planning your next event so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the party.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Robinson Street
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Parking details
Complimentary valet and on street parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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5.0Dined on August 25, 2016

From the valet parking through dessert and back to get the car again, it was a great evening! The waiter was good about explaining dishes when there were questions, excellent in dealing wth food allergies, and a good person to recommend wines. There were 10 in our party, and nothing threw him for a loop. Delicious meals and excellent service. Yes, we'll be back!

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2016

Appetizers were the best part of the meal. Entrees were more average. Wine options were good and reasonably priced. I would try again next time I'm in Richmond.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2016

Perfect evening in all aspects.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2016

Wonderful as always.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Always a special time! Thanks for all you do to not only make us feel welcomed, but to also do so with consistent authenticity. Your bartenders have been crafting drinks before the word craft became a part of the vernacular. When we asked for something particular in a drink, Danny was quick to pull something out of his archives of spirits knowledge. We never worry about an evening at Acacia...

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

We always enjoy dinner at Acacia and are so fortunate that it is nearby! Innovative and delicious. We love the prefix menu!! On a busy Friday evening, the noise level is energetic!!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

The Food is incredible. The Service Great. Great Vibe. Fresh local ingredients. Great Drinks. The place is just as good as it can get.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

one of my favorite places in Richmond when I want a great dinner and outstanding service

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2016

We always enjoy visiting Acacia.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2016

Came in for the prix-fix wine pairing/tasting dinner. Food was delicious. Wine was good, but the pours were so small we could enjoy them. Service was mediocre since it took too long between courses. Probably won't participate again in this promotional wine/dinner again

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2016

Dined out as we were on a road trip with our dog.

Great service. My duck salad was pretty good. Very good soft shell crab entree. Wife had delicious fish.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

Excellent fish and scallops...very fresh. Everything was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

We always enjoy Acacia and were not disappointed this time. Were delighted to see friends there, too, who seemed to enjoy their evening as much as we did. And food was terrific as usual.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

We love eating at acacia, especially for special occasions. Food and service is always great. However Saturday the service was slow and I am not sure why. We got our drinks but it took quite a while for the waiter to get back to us to take our order. He did thank us for being patient. Food was wonderful !!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

I was disappointed that 3 of the 4 could not be seated even when I texted my party multiple times that I was delayed at work.

The meal was outstanding- service too.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

We have great restaurants in Richmond now, but Acacia was the first and continues to be the best, hands down.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

Excellent meal, attentive servers, consistent food detail. Will eat there again.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

I recently had oral surgery and was concerned as to what I was able to eat. I asked the waitress to explain my situation to the kitchen and they altered my meal to allow me to eat my food without any problems but still had a wonderful taste to it. Wonderful!

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2016

Still the best crab cakes in town, the velvet soft shell crabs are impeccable.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2016

Amazing meal. One of the best experiences I have had in Richmond.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

I liked the restaurant so much I am going back this week (less than a week from the last time). I have been there in the past and had forgotten how wonderful the experience was. I would highly recommend Acacia.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

The food was extraordinarily good. The wait staff was excellent. We had a marvelous time!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2016

Delicious - always have a great time when I come to acacia.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2016

This was our fourth visit. My veal was a little tough, crab cake and peach soup was good, and our guests enjoyed their meals -- crab cakes and salad with flatbread, I think. I miss the alcove because it was very quiet there. By the time we finished dinner, the place was very noisy. Disappointed from that standpoint. It was Tuesday, July 5.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2016

We ordered the sea scallops and the rock fish. Both dishes were good but lacked a strong flavor profile that I was expecting at this price point. Our meals were good but not great. The wine list was superb. Our server was fantastic. Love the location and the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2016

We chose Acacia to celebrate the 70th birthday of a certain cranky old dude with some of his closest friends. Everything was perfect from the tasty pre dinner drinks in the lively bar (The Zombie will make you one of the Walking Dead) to the elegant round table in the corner to the delicious starters and main courses (the crab cakes are the best in town). And all handled so effortlessly by the well-trained sand friendly staff. It was just the right venue for a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2016

The best crab cakes! Took some friends for the first time and they enjoyed it also. One of our favorite places.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2016

A great place to dine. Excellent in all areas and the food is outstanding. In my opinion, it is the best place to dine in Richmond. Always consistent and always outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2016

The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. Try the peach soup and corn, beans and mushroom seasonal offering. Yum!

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3.0Dined on June 27, 2016

Table was near patio and sliding doors were open creating a noisy environment.
food was well prepared ,but several selections on the online menu were not available. They should have been removed or listed as not available. Mixed drinks were either too small or too expensive. one or the other needs to change.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

Every detail of what we ordered was divine!! I was disappointed that so many items were sold out (crab cakes, soft shell crabs, and grouper). I would think they would be well prepared for a Friday evening so as not to run out of these items. I ended up with monkfish which was a pleasant substitute for the grouper. The chocolate flan was amazing and the favorite dessert of our group. I was pleased with the wine menu that included a few Spanish wines including my favorite sherry! I will definitely be back for more!!

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2016

Quality of lump crab cake was outstanding , very little to none filler used. Very flavorful scallop without any fishy odor .

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2016

Acacia has always been one of our local favorites--delicious, consistent meals and not too trendy or overpriced. Also love the fixed-menus weekday specials and the 1/2 bottle wine special on Tuesdays. Our latest meal was delicious, although I would not call the veal we had "veal picatta." While quite good, it was breaded and seemed much more like "veal milanese" to us. Also, the meat portion was overly plentiful. Nevertheless, Acacia is one of the few restaurants in town that we always enjoy.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2016

Perfect evening from start to finish. The attention to detail is unsurpassed by anyone else in the greater Richmond area. The staff handled our party of seven people effortlessly.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Ate here on a friends recommendation. Our server did a good job. 1st course was the tuna ceviche which I didn't enjoy, felt like there was sugar added to it. Second course was a calamari salad which was a unique way to serve calamari, enjoyed this dish. Third course was the duck which was cooked really well. Overall I would give the food a B-. A few interesting things happened during the course of this meal though. Their service includes adding extra silverware to your table in addition to the silverware in your napkin setting. I swear we went through 8 forks over three courses. Odd and wasteful. I also gave the sever feedback that we didn't enjoy our "from the garden" potatoe vodka cocktail. It was a mixture of unique ingredients which didn't work at all and came out extremely sweet. I didnt expect anything from the feedback but after I let the server know, she as well the bartender and then a third person tasted the drink I had already drank from. The manager, I'm assuming, then came to the front of the restaurant and watched my table for some reason. Want to point out they still charged me for the drink, not that I asked for them not to, but just wanted to point out. I have the feeling the server didn't have the authority to remove the drink. The whole incident was strange. Wouldn't recommend the restaurant, better options in Richmond.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2016

A group of four; ordered prix fixe. Food was very good but dessert (goat cheese pound cake with pineapple sorbet) so so . The sorbet was great -- cake not so. Staff very friendly. Frequently dine at this restaurant and food is always very good.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2016

It was my guest's birthday and I had mentioned that on my reservation. Without mentioning it again, her dessert arrived with a lighted candle!!! Nice touch.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2016

Acacia MidTown is an excellent source of quality gourmet food at reasonable (for what you get) prices. In particular, they have a fixed price menu during the week if dining early and on it, you get a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert which has been carefully planned to give you a good total meal choice for a reasonable price. One caveat, every diner at your table must choose the fixed price choices, otherwise everyone orders a la carte. The wine selections are good and the service will be attentive but not obnoxious (I don't need someone to wipe my chin and fill my water glass after each sip). Don't be surprised if you see Hollywood actors eating there when they are filming in Richmond. It is that good.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2016

the staff wasn't friendly. not one person smiled at me except for the gentlemen at valet. shame because the food is really good.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2016

Acacia Mid-town never disappoints. We each had the oysters for an appetizer, my friend had them fried and I ordered the raw. Both excellent, luckily we shared. Soft shells looked amazing on my friend's plate. I knew the crab cakes to be excellent and I enjoyed them along with the cheese grits as much or more than expected. We split a dessert and each had a coffee on the patio. Altogether a lovely evening. The service was on point, we never felt rushed or that we were in need of anything.

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