About Acacia of Lawrenceville
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.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm- close, Saturday, Sunday: 5:00pm - close
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
ON and Off Catering available.
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Acacia of Lawrenceville Ratings and Reviews
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.
Food and service at Acacia is always wonderful! Have had Terry as our server multiple times and she is professional, friendly and fabulous. It is always quiet enough that you can actually have a conversation with folks. Prices are not inexpensive, but as a BYOB, Acacia is great! Highly recommend it!
I had not been to Acacia in many years, but decided to take a client there for a holiday lunch recently. There were only 3 tables seated, so it was quiet and our waiter was attentive. The food we ordered was very good, from soups to dessert. We both had the Scottish Salmon entree with cauliflower soup. For dessert, we had the apple crumble. I'd recommend these items to anyone looking to try something different. Very good.
The main disappointment was how "dead" the restaurant was ... eerie for a Friday at noon right before Christmas ... just made the lunch seem a bit odd.
I will go back though, and would recommend this as a change of pace from Princeton-area restaurants.
This evening's special, a duo of pheasant, was outstanding. The breast meat was cooked to perfection, and a confit that was prepared with root vegetables in a pie was imaginative and a true delight. Along with the creamy cauliflower soup, I'd say these two courses made an excellent autumn meal and speaks much of the chef and his commitment to outstanding cuisine.
We have been going to Acacia for years (including prior to the current management) and will continue to go. We celebrate birthdays and New Year's Eve there. This past visit was was good, where it has been excellent in the past. We all ordered the same entrees and the inconsistency between the three plates was noticeable (quantity, quality and presentation)...I wish I had taken a photo of the three plates to show you what I mean (on one of the three plates the main protein was smaller, and with a lot more fat and it looked like the meat was thrown on top of the vegetable and starch...the other two plates were perfect with thicker/larger/leaner pieces of meat and presented beautifully). This experience was not the usual we've had here, so we will be going back. Service is always friendly and professional there and in general food is very good.
Was not happy with my seafood risotto which was loaded with onions making the taste unpleasant. Also only rice and shrimp - not really seafood. The 2 cod dishes were just ok. Service was really good. Salads were large and tasty. Not really worth the high price
Food was good but not great , the kitchen seems to struggle during busy tines and the quality of the food preparation and presentation reflects this. Special was discussed but suddenly was unavailable at 7:30 PM ? Waitstaff seemed overwhelmed and in need of additional help. I think the menu needs a long overdue makeover , or an adjustment for seasonality .
We like Acacia , a great BYOB and fun experience , and will come back, but some minor changes would greatly benefit both the restaurant and its clientele .
Disappointing is the best way to describe our lunch at Acacia. My wife had the salmon and crab open sandwich. The consistency of it was strange - slimy/mushy and tasteless without any distinctive taste of either crab or salmon. She said it was almost as bad as airline food. I had the salmon which was also bereft of any seasoning. The highlights were the pear salad and the dessert (bread pudding). Service was okay, although the waiter could tell my wife really did not like the salmon and crab concoction, but seemed indifferent about it when she told him. Ambiance was pleasing and attractive.
We are generally reluctant to leave bad reviews about restaurants, however we were really dismayed that the lunch at Acacia was so lacking in flavor. Maybe it was just a bad day for the kitchen, but we honestly would not return here.
This is one of several excellent restaurants that is close to my home and that I can frequent at least every other week. Working my way through the summer menu, I finally tried the veal chop and it was delicious. The summer tomato salad with a variety of local Jersey tomatoes was also great.
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