Acacia of Lawrenceville

4.6
838 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Acacia will be exclusively offering our Chef's 4 Course Prix Fixe Menu on New Year's Eve for $65 per person. Due to NJ State COVID restrictions, we are limited with our seating, therefore we MUST enforce a strict 2 hour seating time. For parties over 6 people 2 hours and 30 minutes.

What 838 people are saying
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GAv8Rr
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, reasonably priced, and a very attractive dining area.

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vipPatty
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious brunch on Sunday with friends. Our outstanding server, Hermes, is always attentive and friendly. The entire staff makes diners feel special. Acacia is a Lawrenceville gem for brunch, lunch and dinner.

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vipChristopher
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well done! We had a very nice Sunday lunch and the outside space was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the patio seating is very nice.

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NJLover
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great little venue with friendly staff. The food was really excellent.

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vipMarleneh
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This used to be our favorite place but lately the food has been spotty. My pasta was cold and my husbands not so spicy Fra Diavolo was very spicy.
Hope they return to their old selves.

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vipJersey16
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Calamari is always outstanding. Very disappointed in the gnocci. Arugula salad was OK but not special. We probably won't go back soon.

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vipLindseyB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch on the enclosed patio. The tuna nachos and banana french toast with berry compote were just fabulous! The server and busboy were very attentive although busy with several tables. Definitely will be back!

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vipstrawberry
Philadelphia
173 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for brunch. The menu was innovative with some very interesting unique choices. I had the shrimp and grits, added an egg and some fried prosciutto and it was so tasty. The food was ample and delicious. Service was excellent. The pesto on the steak in the steak and eggs dish was absolutely delicious!

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Xxxx
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Noisy. No birthday candle in dessert as requested.

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GolnarF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great, fresh and to some degree inventive but the service was just ok. We found it to be a bit slow to bring the food out and then rushed to get the check paid.

The interior of the restaurant could use a facelift - it looks a tad dated with odd decor choices BUT we were happy that tables were properly spaced out properly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was especially good!

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Lina
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing dinner with friends. As always the food is delicious!! The service & staff are friendly & efficient. Our requests for extra ice & butter were promptly fulfilled. All staff wore masks & tables were well spaced so we felt saw during this time. I highly recommend Acacia to anyone who appreciates good food in a pleasant atmosphere.

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vipMadolyn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The management followed my reservation request to a T!

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vipSRA2801
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three excellent meals; the salmon, the flank steak and a strip steak; plus the two desserts (olive oil cake and the blueberry crumble) were very good. The service was attentive but not intrusive (good training / experienced). A very enjoyable evening at one of our local favorites.

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XTimeTraveler
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sometimes one goes to a restaurant and portions are very small. Not here! My wife had a large whole trout and I had carne asada - both exceptional. We started with calamari friti, and again, the portion was generous and tasty.
Our server was knowledgeable, efficient, and added to our positive experience.
We sat on the terrace by route 206 and the only negative I could come up with is that there was some street noise from the passing traffic, the same challenge restaurants everywhere have as they open up outside due to COVID. That light noise did not diminish out experience.
We highly recommend Acacia...

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MichaelY
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. the outside seating was excellent as was the food and the service. Another great meal at Acacia!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is outstanding. Reasonably priced. One of the best restaurants in NJ.

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vipJersey16
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The calamari was outstanding. The rest was good but not great. I’d try it again. Very pleasant place.

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vipWineandDine
New York Area
1122 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The salmon recipe is very good. This was one of a couple fish entrées i enjoyed here over the past month.

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vipChristopher
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice! An excellent brunch venue. Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Our grandchildren said that their hamburgers were the best they have ever had. The blueberry cobbler was amazingly delicious.

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Rosalind
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never been to Acacia and not had an excellent meal.

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vipBella
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a good experience from reservation to the dramatic thunder/lighting/downpour exit. The woman who confirmed my change in reservation was professional, caring and just a delight! Per reservation was outside close to the building. She assured me it was protected from the rain (little did she know what the night would bring!). Our server was pleasant and professional. The two oyster lovers in our party were extremely happy with the evening's oyster special. My beet salad was delish. and could serve 2 (it's now lunch for me today!) The flank steak special was done to the requested wellness. This local BYOB offers a menu with something for everyone. The noise rating is not in Acacia's control. That is the noise of 206. It's so unfortunate. That said, Acacia's outside dining is one of the nicest in the area..protected and open.

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vipYolyO
New York Area
215 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with delicious dishes, wonderful service and the added bonus of ample parking. BYOB. Last night I had the best seviche I’ve ever tasted, along with the gnocchi entree, which was simply decadent.

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MicheleR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went with a friend to celebrate a birthday on a Friday evening. Food was delicious, service was excellent, and the noise level and ambiance inside was perfect for a good catch up conversation. I'd definitely go again! The fried green tomatoes, gnocci and fettucini pesto were particurlarly delicious!

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karenr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, generous servings! Helpful waitstaff. Look forward to coming back soon.

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vipSRA2801
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All four meals were very good; three had smashburgers and one guest had the pasta bolognese. Overall the service was very good though our server was not as good as others we have had in the past (maybe needs some more experience); the team members removing finished plates, baskets, utensils, glasses, etc. were energetic and effective.

The tables are well spaced and everyone felt comfortable and safe.

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PhilE
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, pleasant and patient service, nice atmosphere.

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BethJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The vibe was great but the gnocchi was not good. The other people I dined with enjoyed their food and we liked the Oysters

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MITCHR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service was great.

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vipcamy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

have been there several times and always pleased with the menu.
may just be a one time event but food last nite was suboptimal. steak was tough as leather and difficult to cut even with the steak knife supplied and meat had no flavor.
fettuccini was dry and needed more sauce.

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Memom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Father's Day brunch. All staff were excellent, as was the food. Great food choices for everyone. Would definitely recommend Acacia as a lovely dining experience.

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Judyatbank
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ACACIA is one of our most favorite restaurants. ALWAYS a great menu with delicious food and attentive service. We have to drive a long way to get there, but it is worth the trip. Father's Day menu was spectacular, and we had such a wonderful celebration.

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vipLindseyB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day brunch! Delicious from start to finish and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent and the service is exceptional! Highly recommend!

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vipTomR
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food and and service were perfect.

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vipWineandDine
New York Area
1122 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I thought very highly of the tuna preparation that was a special entrée of the evening. As for a starter, I love the fried green tomatoes (the second time I had them in two weeks). This is a fairly generous portion and if you have a chance to share with someone, by all means give it a try.

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CharlesG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Noise level outside from the street makes eating inside the preferred location.

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Steveb
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local restaurant! I highly recommend it.

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 838 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.