About Acacia Bistro & Wine Bar

We specialize in Mediterranean Food emphasizing Italian, Spanish, French, Turkish Cuisine all of which can be paired with our extensive collection of 60 plus wines by the glass.

4340 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3.30pm,
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Yuma

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 537-1040

Website:
http://www.acaciabistro.com/

Catering:
Please call us for special catering menu.

Parking Details:
Cross the street from tennis courts, upper level of the garage.

Public Transit:
Conveniently located two blocks north of Van Ness-UDC metro stop on the red line.

Executive Chef:
Mr. Naji

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Acacia Bistro & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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3.6

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3.8

value

3.9

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75% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (3)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

They didn’t have our reservation confirmed, the bartender was rude and the whole restaurant staff seemed weeded even though they weren’t that busy. There are too many good restaurants for them not to get their service on point. The food was excellent, service not so much.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great watering hole for wine and beer to meet neighbors far and near. If you live nearby, you'd be wise to join us for good conversation. If driving, park on the street, you'd be wise to take bus or metro.

Tags: Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I was recommended this restaurant in my neighborhood. However, the wait staff (one woman, seemed to be Russian. Since she was young, these were not Soviet slovenly ways) made the experience unpleasant.
- she slathered mayo on my sandwich without checking
- she spilled water, while pouring, and didn’t clean it up, until we asked her to!
- she had an indifferent, bored, aspect, and seemed to find us, the only customers, annoying

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I have been to Acacia several times and usually enjoyed it but this time everything was off. It was a quiet evening with few people in the restaurant but to my surprise they had already run out of the lamb special. So I hastily ordered a strip steak with Brussels sprouts. It was awful! The meat was full of inedible gristle everywhere I cut it, and the Brussels sprouts were burned to a crisp. So mainly I just ate the mashed potatoes. My friend ordered the tuna special and instead they gave her trout. They forgot about my husband’s order of trout. It occurred to me that what they really forgot was my friend’s tuna. My husband and I ordered a mushroom tart as appetizer. It came smothered with very tough cooked greens (I guess kale) hiding what didn’t look like a mushroom tart underneath. It was just mush.

The wine and tiramisu were good and the owner was very nice, but I don’t think I will go back to this restaurant again after my very disappointing dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Tasty food and great portions! Come hungry.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The waiter was very inexperienced and slow. The food was awful. Over cooked or cold. Will not return

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. They are also very good neighbors - always involved & supportive in the community. This was an old friends' gathering, and we savored a quiet table outside under the grape leaves on a Friday night - a rare find!! Plus parking is very simple.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Stopped by for happy hour with a friend last week and had a lovely two-hour chat accompanied by a delicious meal. Loved the ambiance — especially the outdoor seating — and the service was excellent. My only complaint was that the restaurant only served happy hour at the bar (which was full) and the front section of outside seating, which was all reserved, so we had to move away from the stunning outdoor area in order to order off the happy hour menu, which I thought was a pretty lame rule. Yummy burgers and hummus, though, and great drink prices!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always reliable, with a great menu of small plates.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The restaurant was empty which seemed odd for a Saturday evening with great weather. We ordered 2 fish entrees. The fish in both was cooked well & flavorful. The accompaniments for both dishes were disappointing though edible. Our waiter seemed inexperienced so we were glad it was a slow night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We ate outside on the terrace and it was beautiful. The service was exceptional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Casual, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I recently changed my drivers license to D.C. and the DMV issued a temporary license which I have used at several restaurants already. Acacia's waitress and manager both refused to serve me a glass of wine stating it was not a valid form of license. Instead, they told me to share a glass of wine with my date. I felt that they were extremely rude and condescending. I will not be returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The new chef does wonders. Everything we ordered was delicious. Special kudos for the garlic shrimp.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

My partner and I went to Acacia before attending a concert at an embassy nearby, and made a reservation with about an hour to spare. I mentioned to the server that we were pressed for time, and we got excellent, efficient service and a delightful meal with interesting wine (for her) and beer (for me), and we were in an out within 60 minutes. We both want to go back to Acacia when we are NOT presed for time!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 21, 2017

the food was better than I expected. the server was honest and very pleasant. overall, it was a perfect, inexpensive very good meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2017

There was a wide range of selections, and everything proved to be delicious. The salmon teriyaki and apricot and lemon chicken were particularly good. The pistachio cake for dessert was enough for three to share, and delivered on taste and texture. Acacia has become a real neighborhood gem.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! The ambience of this place is very weird. They had a disco ball and electronic euro music blaring in a casual bistro setting. Food was ok, nothing special. Our waitress was sweet, but management is absolutely atrocious. The manager and owner were extremely unprofessional and downright rude to my friends and I when we went in for a casual dinner on a Friday night. The manager offered us shots (which were disgusting) and sat with us chatting and then when the bill came and we questioned why we were charged for the shots that he offered (meanwhile the rest of our bill was $230+) he went ballistic and made a scene. He demanded we leave after paying and it was overall embarrassing and unnecessary. These people have zero idea what customer service is it was a horrible experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Very good seasoning and preparation of both main pasta dish and a couple of meat based small plates. Low key and charming service from a young lady who was covering entire dining room at a quiet time.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Acacia has become my "go to" place for casual evenings with friends. Gluten free options are a big plus. Basics are done very well and the specials provide variety. Great spot!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2016

Lovely room and welcoming staff. Excellent dinner. A wonderful neighborhood spot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

My daughter just moved into the neighborhood. What a delightful find. She will be back and I will be back when I visit, but only if I call first!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Really terrible service. The waitress was amiable and promised we'd be out within the hour as we needed. With only two other tables occupied she still did not. I even saw our dishes being put out on the serving ledge from the kitchen. Still she did not bring them and was not otherwise occupied. It was maddening. Our party of five was frantic because we had to be elsewhere. We finally were served when another waitress clocked in and immediately brought the now cooling food. We could not dine but had to gobble up our meals and race off. I will never go here again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2016

terrific value and excellent food, gracious service. Wine list was half priced the night we were there and fixed price dinner is a great deal

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We booked this location based on outdoor dining and the menu viewed online. However the weather conditions just before we arrived prevented our Al Fresco. Our waitress seated us near a window and the menu selections was very good with lots of healthy choices.We enjoyed a leisurely dinner which was much appreciated especially since I eat slowly and my son had a lot of talking to do. Food, wine and desserts were all good. Salmon was good and the sauteed asparagus spears we excellent. Also the spinach tapas was good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2016

The waitress was lovely but I had specified not to have certain ingredients which were used. I never send food back but did in this case and what came back included the same ingredient and was of even poorer quality. They didn't charge me but it as a disappointing experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2016

We ate here on the later side (8:00) on a Thursday night. I liked my veggie pizza with the fresh mozarella, but my husband and friend said the salmon was only ok. Service was fine and atmosphere was nice. Outside looked very nice but it was hot so we ate inside. I'd go back for pizza.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Acacia Bistro is a hidden gem on Connecticut. Fine ambience--the tapas are best. The owner really cares about your experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 24, 2016

The filet mignon was perfectly cooked and delicious. The pistachio mousse cake is out of this world. The wine selection is great...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Our group of four had risotto and pizza, with a bottle of red. Food and wine were both thoroughly delicious. Ambiance was nice, but pretty loud- older bar crowd was pretty rowdy, but it is a wine bar, so no complaints. Service was very attentive, but not particularly warm -servers or host never smiled once, looked annoyed at times. Having said this, they still never missed a beat, and overall this was a great neighborhood find. Would go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2016

Worst restsura

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Waiter completely ignored us, despite us having reservations and there being almost nobody else in the restaurant. After being asked to seat ourselves, we were more than a little peeved. So when we went ca. 10 minutes without being asked what our drink orders were, we decided to leave and go to a place with better service.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on March 2, 2016

Comfortable neighborhood place. Ambience nothing special but food quite good and service efficient . Went in week night. Appetizers (mushrooms, spinach ) both excellent . Eggplant pizza good .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We love the wine pairing menu. The wines are tailored to fit your food and your taste. The owner is knowledgeable, personable and easy to chat with about food and wine. It was a delightful evening on Valentine's Day. Really appreciated that they accept reservations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Acacia hits the spot on a chilly night for a quick romantic dinner, or on a balmy summer evening when lingering on the lush patio feels a little like Europe. The owner makes guests feel welcome, and the food keeps getting better every time we go. The wine list is pretty extensive, although I'd like a few more wines by the glass available. The mushroom risotto is delicious. Several large groups were there Sat. night, and while there was a nice buzz, the dining room was not loud, and the service remained attentive. We don't have a lot of options in Van Ness, and we're grateful for Acacia!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2016

Excellent service, both from the hostess and server. Both very attentive!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2016

I have been there for dinner and lunch. Excellent small plates, very good wine list, and moderate-low prices. Match this with attentive service. Acacia Bistro is a winner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2016

Warm vibe, good food and very good service and we'll be back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Always awesome

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2015

My wife and I often go to Acacia for the prix fixe menu, and always have a great meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Always great food and great service. Try one of the salads with grilled shrimp - it is delicious! The pairing wines complete the meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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