Acacia of Lawrenceville
Great meal for a local spot
We made reservations at Acacia for Father's Day after a concert at the Princeton Music Festival which was across the street. We were seated promptly even though we were about 30 minutes early. There were six of us and we brought our own wine. The waitress was fine but not terribly friendly. The bread was fair. The soups were either watery or tasteless. The duck was disappointing as were the steak and crab cakes. Lemon dessert was good but chocolate/espresso mousse was awful. There was hardly any water pressure in the Lady's Room which gives one pause. Never will we visit this overpriced place again.
Celebrated Fathers Day with a lovely dinner
The rack of lamb was perfection along with the ricotta dumplings! I'm never disappointed with the food and the attentive, professional and friendly staff.
quiet and pleasent. good gluten free options. terrific service. it is a byob
I’ve some very good selections from the spring menu. This was the second time for the duck. I thought there was a bit too much garlic on the rice; otherwise, it was a very enjoyable experience.
Our server was perfunctory and brusque, possible because he and a busboy appeared to be the only staff when we had lunch. I fault the staffing rather than the server, who appeared to be doing his best.
Always a wonderful meal with unusual pairings and friendly service. Nice atmosphere for friendly conversation.
Our waitress was very nice. Unfortunately, our entrees took over an hour to come out. Food was excellent but the food took awhile.
Mother’s Day dinner but service was very slow. We waited close to an hour before our main entrees were served. Waiter was pleasant but no explanation given and restaurant was just beginning to get crowded. No more holiday dining!!!!
Food is always delicious and cooked perfectly to your order
First time. Very pleased with the dining experience. Will return
Pear salad was excellent and our server was friendly, professional and efficient.Great spot for a work lunch!
The food is fresh and staff are attentive. Great for business or special occasion dining.
we are regulars at acacia, this was a family gathering for my husband's 88th birthday. we all have different tastes and acacia always has something for everyone.
Lovely birthday dinner. My husbands favorite dining place.
Acacia is a wonderful restaurant. It is a chef-owner restaurant. Menu is good - broad and varies with the season. Food is very good and locally sourced. Service is very good.
Once again, a very enjoyable meal; with the winter menu winding down, one can always expect a great, new menu for the new season.
Perfect & delicious, as always - one of my favorites!
Excellent experience! We all enjoyed ourselves! Everything ordered was cooked to perfection!
Excellent food, prepared expertly just as you request. Good prices and BYO make it very hard to beat!
Very good service and the same for the food.
Consistently outstanding food (important, since they only serve food). Part of the charm is the opportunity to bring your own wine. This place never disappoints. I was thinking veal chop tonight, but it’s Friday in Lent, so I went with the salmon. Just outstanding!
Very good food, at reasonable prices, coupled with good service and BYOB is very hard to beat!
Very good restaurant to enjoy well prepared food and to meet in a quiet place .
Always enjoy meeting with friends for lunch here! Staff is friendly, food is varied and delicious, and they accommodate customized meal requests. We always enjoy our leisurely chats over lunch here.
Everything was flawless, from the service to the food! Will be back for the spring menu!
Ehh, it was just ok. I had the crab stuffed flounder special and my wife had the crab cakes. Food was warm but not hot. Plates were cold. Flavor was ok. Nothing special. Would expect more for the price. Won’t return but it’s not a bad place.
Hadn't been here for some time, but ended up really impressed. All the food was really tasty and well prepared, and the servers were warm and accommodating. The preparations were about the food quality and flavors, with the right portion sizes and without pretension (no foams or micro crisps or tweezer placed flowers in what I saw). Group of 5 totally enjoyed the meal, and the BYOB too.
Valentine’s Day dinner.
Outstanding meal and service, as always!! Thank you, Chef Chris for always coming up with something new exciting to try!! And thank you, Lauren, for always being so gracious and kind. Acacia is one of a kind11
Filet mignon was outstanding ~ so was the beet salad. Very nice selection of desserts ~ away from the norm.
I think Chris has put together a wonderful winter menu. This was the second occasion that I’ve had the veal chop and found it outstanding (a nice size and the right amount of fat for a great taste).
There is tremendous irony that Acacia doesn’t serve alcohol because the city leaders prohibit its sale across the street from a prep school. Yet, given the poor oversight and lack of best practices at the school it’s easier for a student to get booze on campus from a professor’s room or home than for an adult to have a drink at Acacia.
Had a lovely dinner Saturday Night for our 29th anniversary. Food was exceptional - especially the Prince Edward Mussels and the bacon wrapped swordfish. The restaurant is very special to us as we go there every January for our anniversary. Love the ambiance and service.
A very special place. Chef Chris has a masterful touch at coaxing the best flavors out in his ingredients. Duck macaroni and cheese was decadent, but not as heavy as it sounds. The grilled shrimp Greek salad was dressed perfectly and was a very good pairing. A wine bucket was offered for our BYOB. Patrick was a very nice server. We can't wait to go back.
Service was terribly slow. They are understaffed. The staff were pleasant but there were not enough of them. It was an hour from the time we sat down that we got out entrees, one of which was a salad and the second was a pasta dish with no meat. This is the second time we experienced poor (slow) service and will not be going back to give them another chance. Food is good but not worth the wait.
Service was terrible. We had to ask for bread. Only 2 wait staff for restaurant. Food was slow in being served.
Thankfully food was good but not anything else .
Tried the tasting menu for the first time and we were extremely pleased that we did. Each of the five courses was enjoyable. The highlights were the truffled cauliflower soup (perfect for a cold winter night) and the salmon tartare. Would definitely consider ordering from the tasting menu again.