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Acacia Bistro & Wine Bar

4.2
285 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3.30pm,
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(202) 537-1040
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mr. Naji
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Acacia Bistro & Wine Bar can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private party contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 839-7814
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Catering
STATIONERY •Assorted roasted mushrooms served “a la Grecque” with coriander and lemon •Imported and domestic artisanal cheese display with croutons, dried fruit, nuts, grapes •Blue Cheese and Walnut Spread on Endive Spear Smoked Salmon on Toasted Pumpernickel & Chive Horseradish Sauce •Humus on Toasted Pita Chip •Stuffed Grape Leaves •Wild Mushroom Risotto Fritters •Portobello Steak Fries with Roasted Garlic Balsamic Aioli •Seasonal fruit with honey yogurt dip •Fresh Vegetables with lemon dill dip •Proscuitto wrapped asparagus •Crispy polenta with red peppers & goat cheese •Crab salad on crostini •Rosemary swordfish skewers •Grilled lamb skewers with mint & yogurt •Spit-roasted chicken salad with herbs & grapes on toasts •Herbed goat cheese & walnuts on croutons •Fried calamari with spicy mayo •Grilled Merguez sausage with mustard •Grilled salmon skewers with lemon-pepper sauce •Sea scallops wrapped in bacon •Seared tuna with aioli & MANY MORE WITH VARIETY OF DESSERTS
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Yuma
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Parking details
Cross the street from tennis courts, upper level of the garage.
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Public transit
Conveniently located two blocks north of Van Ness-UDC metro stop on the red line.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 285 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.3
service
3.8
ambience
3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We were there for a birthday dinner. The staff had apparently mislaid the reservation (made less than an hour beforehand), but smilingly found the two of us a four-top on a very busy evening. I might add that the fact that all the tables were full did not make the dining area annoyingly noisy, despite the proximity of the bar. I can personally recommend the apricot and lemon chicken, similar to a tajine. The wine list is extraordinary. Service is friendly but a bit awkward. The manager, however, keeps an eye on things and at one point repaired a bit of staff neglect. A worthy competitor to the somewhat more soigné Sfoglina, with its more limited menu, across the street.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant with a primarily Italian focus. While there are a few pizza choices, the other alternatives are very inviting. And very tasty!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Wonderful creative food and lovely ambiance!
Moussaka was delicious.
Generous happy hour also.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

The dinner was for 4, not 3 as indicated in email. It was a little noisy, but when we asked that the sound be lowered, that was done.

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2.0Dined on November 11, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Tasty food and great portions! Come hungry.

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Always reliable, with a great menu of small plates.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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...

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4.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined on April 20, 2016

Worst restsura

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1.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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