Acacia of Lawrenceville
Everything from the ambiance to the service to the limited menu was adequate but not inspiring.
There were too many flies landing on us and our food.
Food is delicious- we’ll be back again!
It was restaurant week, and nice to see Acacia was lively and tables were full. Our food was
Great restaurant week deal!
Used to come here a lot and then fell off. Glad we're reacquainted, great food and good value. BYOB is a big plus. Came Restaurant Week and had the three course meal for $35!
Nice start to the Restaurant Week in Lawrenceville; the three course menu offers a nice selection that shows how good the food really can be.
No warm n fuzzies from this staff. Our first time here, hostess was not welcoming, and server was helpful but not very friendly. Beet salad was average. Duck breast with fig and quinoa was very good. Pork Milanese was average. BYOB and convenient location.
We choose Acacia for post theatre with friends we are only occasionally since we are both from a distance. Food is consistently very good. Service is perfect and ambiance is comfortable.
Our meals were delicious. I'm glad I saved room for the coffee cake dessert!
Enjoy meeting friends for lunch here. Food is wonderful and service is very pleasant. Nice location across from lovely Lawrenceville Private School with great parking in the back.
Great appetizers and dessert, friendly management, romantic atmosphere!
Great food. Their 3 course lunch is my favorite. Service always good. Have always had a positive experience there!
Acacia is one of our favorite Go to restaurants. Excellent food and service every time!
Its a pleasure for me to be in a quiet, attractive restaurant where I can here my partner. It was Sunday night and pretty empty, which for me was fine. All positives, professional, friendly, welcoming. I will return.
There are some wonderful items offered on the mid-summer menu that use great, locally-farmed ingredients. With such excellent food, and so near to home, dining here is a pleasantly frequent occasion.
Reliable as ever, never disappoints after 15 years or more going there. We might go even more often if the menu was updated more regularly.
Yes, three times in one week is pretty unusual, but quite merited! I needed a central location for three lunch weekday lunch meetings and Acacia fitted the bill! The menu here is always interesting and food freshly prepared and the lunch choices did not disappoint! The lunch menu includes both a la carte and a three course special which has 4 choices for appetizer and entree and the dessert of the day and is quite the bargain for $19. I chose this lunch special twice and particularly enjoyed the delicious salmon over a leek and chickpea compote and a bright piquant pesto. The grilled shrimp entree was also delightful with its pillow soft gnocchi. However, it was slightly demoted from top choice due to the pieces of yellowing kale in both diners' dishes. The portion sizes were perfect for a 3 course lunch. We all enjoyed the pear salad as our appetizer and appreciated the slices of crisp ripe pear in the summer with the cranberries and Gorgonzola. On each occasion, our servers were friendly and attentive. I ordered the Tuna poke bowl on the third occasion a la carte and requested no peanuts and if possible to substitute almonds, which they kindly did. The dressing was tangy, the nuts crunchy and the high grade sashimi tuna was beautifully cubed to make another delicious lunch choice. The flourless chocolate cake dessert and the mango cheesecake were both a sweet way to end a great lunch meeting. All diners cannot wait for our next meeting, definitely scheduled for lunch at Acacia!
We are regulars at Acacia, and we have never been disappointed with both their food and service. Each time we dine there, we find a new dish. This time, it was swordfish on a bed of vegetables and orzo, plus crab-stuffed zucchini flowers. The chef prepared a squid ink sauce, which was truly delicious. This is a great restaurant all around.
We dined outside. The service was outstanding and the food was beyond our expectations. We were celebrating a family birthday and the wait staff made it very special. We would definitely return and we highly recommend it. Noise level a bit high but they accommodated us by honoring our request for outside seating.
As usual, not disappointed with the food or service. Ribeye steak was grilled to perfection and the grilled portobello mushroom with sliced heirloom tomato was the perfect compliment to the steak. Service is always friendly, attentive and professional. Thank you Terry and Denise!
Food just okay; nothing special. Decor dated. Service poor, despite a near empty restaurant.
Menu had something for everyone....and had to make choices! Waiter did not know price of special....ordered anyways and delicious!!!
Knew it was a special occasion but did not offer a dessert for birthday. Surprised about that.
Would definitely return.
We enjoy getting together for lunch with friends here.
Wait staff was excellent. The chef was not happy with the scallops and would not serve them to us, three of the six ordered them. The staff quickly subbed us into other delicious entrees and gave us complimentary appetizers and desserts for the inconvenience. Patrick and Lauren were great. We had out of town guests who were very impressed with Acacia.
Very pleasant outdoor dining on a beautiful summer evening.
The quality of the food, its preparation and its presentation could all be summed-up in one word: outstanding.
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
We came late and they were very accommodating. Food was very good. Service attentive.
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