Acacia of Lawrenceville

4.6
801 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Acacia where simplicity is key. We use local ingredients whenever possible. From our food to our service, we strive to give our guests an exceptional dining experience, one that they can come to expect time and time again. We offer both heated, covered outdoor dining and indoor dining.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 801 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steveb
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local restaurant! I highly recommend it.

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RonC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and well prepared with healthy portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable Food. Food is always outstanding and price is very reasonable

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Susan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance are excellent. A favorite place of ours.

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vipdisappointed
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I felt rushed by the wait staff when we arrived...wanting to take our order 5 minutes after arrival so I asked for a little more time and we didn't see them until at least 15 minutes later. The crab cakes used to be delicious...last night, not so much. They had no flavor. Another person at our table order the fettucini with pesto sauce... again, little flavor and way too much oil. The sauce also looked like it had green food dye it in. Definitely NOT what I've come to expect from them.

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the daily specials to the classics, all items are incredible. I love that it’s a hole in the wall!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very slow service-disappointing food

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vipLinda
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had one big birthday but many celebrations with two actually taking place at Acacia!! The actual day of my BD and the following week with friends. Beautiful night to dine outside both days - thanks for making my day very special.

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Heather
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Was pleasantly surprised by the brunch menu however I would love to return to try their regular menu.

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vipArnieS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Changed menu and limited fresh fish on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food in beautiful restaurant. However outside dining area is a little bit noisy. Stuff need more training.

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vipWineandDine
New York Area
1105 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding duck recipe; it's been off the menu for awhile, but as a special for the evening it was a nice change.

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vipPattiC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday Brunch!

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vipLinda
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our favorite table (table 8 outside- had it one time before but the restaurant accommodated). Brought our friend from SF. Had a great meal with great friends all thanks to our server and chef.

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CandaceC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner Friday night at this restaurant. Tables were spaced apart nicely, the decor and table were very nice, and the food was really good. We had the calamari app which was crisp and delicious. My husband had the flank steak and I had the fig pork chop on the waiter's recommendation. Everything was cooked perfect, they have a very good chef cooking at this restaurant. Really nice waitstaff and relaxing vibe, great for date night, and not loud so you can have a conversation.
It is a byob, so you can bring wine. Really nice experience, thank you!

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vipFamilyfive
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The bread served at the beginning was not very good; however, the meal was delicious and the server was very nice. At the end of our meal, we were asked to leave due to other patrons needing the table. However, there were other people seated at other tables who had arrived prior to us and they weren't asked to leave. We were still drinking our tea and coffee.

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JCai
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both very good. It was spaced out inside. My wife and I both enjoyed ourselves.

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MadelynB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

My husband, myself, daughter and grandson had different meals and it just wasn't up to par.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to gather under a covered porch for a small group. Privacy for the group, good food, cosy, great service!

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Nocinoman
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Poor execution!
First the good news - the calamari appetizer was excellent! The servers were also very good and attentive. The rest, not so good. For our main courses, my wife and I had the crab crusted rainbow trout, and the Griggstown chicken - both were overcooked. It was a shame, because you could tell that the recipes were really good. However, at those prices, you expect everything to be cooked to perfection - it's an absolute must. My daughter ordered the flank steak medium rare - it was served rare almost uncooked. She sent it back only asking for them to quickly throw it into the pan - it took 15 minutes for her to get it back and my wife and I had all already finished our dinners. This was particularly bothersome since we had to wait almost 40 minutes between the appetizers and our main courses (no fault of the servers I am sure). I don't like to give bad reviews, but I think the owners will appreciate it in case they just don't know - taking corrective action rather than having patrons just not show up anymore.

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was not good. It was very slow, took almost an hour after being seated to get our food out. Served soda with no ice. Just overall very odd experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Definitely a good value.

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vipBobL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Calamari is a go to as is the salmon appetizer.
Hermes is a personable conscientious waiter.
Good food+good sevice=good night out

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vipRoni
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Need a new chef !

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BertR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great for our Anniversary celebration. The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. It was a cool night but the heaters worked well and we had a very nice time. looking forward to our next visit.

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vipRICHARDD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good
A local gem

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Annabelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fully enjoyed our dining experience. We reserved the outdoor dining on a very cold day and the server set up two portable heaters around us to keep us warm. Could not have expected a better service and the trout stuffed with crabmeat entree was delicious. Will definitely go back again.

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vipWineandDine
New York Area
1105 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Both courses were outstanding. From the preparation to the presentation, everything was great!

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Susan
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently well prepared and delicious, and the dining room ambience sets the mood for fine dining. We are regulars at this restaurant.

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vipBrian
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a nice evening on Saturday. Service was great, food as always very good.
Ran into an old ( Randy ) friend and did some catching up.
Will be back.

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EllenT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are new to Lawrenceville, moving here from the shoreline area of southeastern Connecticut just a month ago. So we have been anxious to get to know the local restaurants. We reserved Acacia for a Saturday night which I usually avoid for the heavier weekend dinner traffic, especially during the pandemic. But this was the day we have available and we had no trouble getting a reservation a day earlier. The menu was extensive with many enticing choices and with a variety of meats and pastas. I had the homemade fettucine with veal ragout sauce and my husband chose the short ribs. Both were excellent. Earlier we had shared the calamari in chili sauce which was huge and very good. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone living or visiting the Princeton area.

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BigMick
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit will not be last time. Great menu selection with great fresh ingredients. Food is prepared to order. Outstanding!

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vipJanetP
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, and social distancing, but the service was a little slower than I thought it would have been

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always and the food was spectacular

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LovedIt
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food is always good, the service is great and a very nice setup for outdoor dining even in cold weather.

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vipNatalieB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was outstanding from beginning to end. We sat outside on their heated porch which I hope they keep as a permanent option. The food was fantastic and our server was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was terrible ordered shrimp scampi and it had salad size shrimp in it the dish had no taste I couldn’t eat it it was awful my husbands pork was well done he asked for medium the service was ok there was no one in the restaurant and not much for the help or cook to do to not be able to focus and get it right definitely not going back

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BTPrinceton
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great outdoor eating space, and friendly staff make this restaurant one of our top choices when we want to go out to eat for either lunch or dinner. Highly recommended!

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vipsunron
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sittting on the front porch having flatiron steak and crabcakes - in March.!!
Couldn't be better.

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DorothyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was helpful and attentive. The food was delicious!

FAQs

Acacia of Lawrenceville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 895-9885.

Acacia of Lawrenceville is rated 4.6 stars by 801 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.