Acacia of Lawrenceville

4.4
467 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Here at Acacia simplicity is the key, Chef/Owner Christopher Voigtsberger believes in using local ingredients whenever possible. We don’t try to mask ingredients with heavy sauces, instead we like to let the ingredients shine. We believe in showcasing what New Jersey has to offer and putting our own spins on familiar dishes. From the food to the service we believe in giving the guest the ultimate experience, one that they can come to expect time and time again.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm- close, Saturday, Sunday: 5:00pm - close
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Phone number
(609) 895-9885
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christopher Voigtsberger
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Catering
ON and Off Catering available.
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Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 467 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Food just okay; nothing special. Decor dated. Service poor, despite a near empty restaurant.
Very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We enjoy getting together for lunch with friends here.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Very pleasant outdoor dining on a beautiful summer evening.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The quality of the food, its preparation and its presentation could all be summed-up in one word: outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great meal for a local spot

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Celebrated Fathers Day with a lovely dinner

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We came late and they were very accommodating. Food was very good. Service attentive.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

quiet and pleasent. good gluten free options. terrific service. it is a byob

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Always a wonderful meal with unusual pairings and friendly service. Nice atmosphere for friendly conversation.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our waitress was very nice. Unfortunately, our entrees took over an hour to come out. Food was excellent but the food took awhile.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food is always delicious and cooked perfectly to your order

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

First time. Very pleased with the dining experience. Will return

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Pear salad was excellent and our server was friendly, professional and efficient.Great spot for a work lunch!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food is fresh and staff are attentive. Great for business or special occasion dining.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Lovely birthday dinner. My husbands favorite dining place.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Once again, a very enjoyable meal; with the winter menu winding down, one can always expect a great, new menu for the new season.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Perfect & delicious, as always - one of my favorites!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent experience! We all enjoyed ourselves! Everything ordered was cooked to perfection!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food, prepared expertly just as you request. Good prices and BYO make it very hard to beat!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very good service and the same for the food.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very good food, at reasonable prices, coupled with good service and BYOB is very hard to beat!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Very good restaurant to enjoy well prepared food and to meet in a quiet place .

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Everything was flawless, from the service to the food! Will be back for the spring menu!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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