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Acacia Bistro & Wine Bar

283 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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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Please call us for special catering menu.
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Cross street
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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, Entertainment, 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 283 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on recent ratings
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Birthday (Hawaii)
4.0  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.

viptapaseater (New England)
1.0  Dined on April 20, 2016

Worst restsura

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  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.

vipBrooklineregular (New England)
4.0  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 .

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

NOLA2DC (Washington DC)
4.0  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!

vipAnonymiss (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2016

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

vipEatoutalot (Washington DC)
5.0  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!

vipRich (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2016

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

vipDarrylnElle (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2015

Always awesome

jjmikemike (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2015

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

Vegchef13 (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

vipDino (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

The food was fine. The ambiance was ok too. Service was really bad. Waiter was very aloof. Some of us ordered entrees. Others tapas. We asked for everything to come at the same time. He said ok. A few minutes later he plopped an order of roasted Brussels sprouts on the table and said this came out early....

We had started with drinks at the bar. We ordered more of the same wine but when we got the bill we saw that he uphold us from 8 dollar glasses to 14 dollar glasses.

Won't go back.

Cats (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2015

Always a good meal Nd the ambiance is lovely... Quiet.. Good for talking, maitre d (and owner) is very friendly.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on October 29, 2015

I was not pleased with my dining experience at Acacia. The service was poor and the food was not great either. The server was not attentive to our needs, and I would not recommend this restaurant.

Upton (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2015

First time at Acacia Bistro, we live in the neighbor and have walked by many times... Now we're wondering why it took so long for us to try this place. We share a calamari tampas which was one on the best we've had in DC. Our main courses were roast chicken and a fabulous mushroom risotto with the option of adding chicken or shrimp, opted for the chicken. We had a great bottle of Italian wine which was also very good. We'll definitely be back to enjoy this neighborhood gem in the near future.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2015

Food was quite good, very strong wine and alcohol selection. Service was slow at times - food took some time to get to us and waiter could have been more attentive. But the chicken and steak entrees were very tasty.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2015

You wouldn't know it from walking past it but Acacia was such a pleasant surprise. Great variety of small plates with plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Service is friendly and the way they have the outdoor patio set up makes you not even realize you're on Connecticut Ave.

Wooly (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 7, 2015

Our visit to Acadia was outstanding in all ways but service. It is a simple pleasant locale with quite reasonable and tasty choices of food, especially the nice and creative selection of small plates. It is a treat to go somewhere for dinner that is virtually free of extraneous noise and be able to hold a conversation without shouting! Unfortunately the service was annoyingly slow. When I got there only one young woman seemed to be covering the entire place so it took several requests and reminders to get our drink orders, for example. Hopefully this was an off night in that respect as otherwise it was well worth the visit.

vipFrankie (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 6, 2015

Found there was need for general housekeeping including, floor, windows, tables and chairs. Had to get the attention of someone to be seated and there were very few customers at the time. Didn't get a sense that the server wanted to be working then and there.

jmidatlantic (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2015

This is a lovely place for weeknight dinner with friends, because it's quiet and the staff (and kitchen!) has so much time to be attentive. During the day and on weekends it swings, but not early in the week at night. It's like having your own private chef and dining room. We do it all the time.

Eatingoutsville (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 19, 2015

We ate outside on the non-Conn. Ave side, which was great. The small plates were fun for sharing. The waiter pushed too hard to have us have a 2nd glass of wine. Big annoying, but otherwise all great.

ForeverFoodie (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

Maybe they were having an off night, but everything about our experience was disappointing. The service was not great and the food took almost an hour to come out. When it did, it was ice cold. Overall, not a good experience, and probably won't go back. However, props to the owner who did try to make it right in the end.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2015

Great food! Very attentive wait staff!

JLara (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2015

Great food and service. A nice balance between old and new wines on the wine list. Turkish meatball appetizer the best. Food hot and fresh made. Interesting beer list as well.

Yoko (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2015

Acacia Bistro is a short walk from our place, so we go there occasionally and tend to take our friends there. It's food menu is a bit limited but everything is good. The wine list is another matter: Excellent variety of choices and very reasonably priced. The place is open late, so it's also great for just after dinner drinks.

vipGemmy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 4, 2015

I mainly love Acacia for the atmosphere and their great supper deal, but even if you think you don't like liver, please for the love of all that is good in this world, have the Sautéed Chicken Livers.

Everything else was tasty enough and this was a lovely spot to have a quiet ladies' night.

Adrian (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

I really enjoyed the food and scenery at this restaurant. There are so many things on the menu I wanted to try I couldn't but I did eat was really good. The server was prompt and checked on us regularly. Music was nice and quiet serene type atmosphere. I definitely will be visiting again. EXTENSIVE WINE MENU.....Check out the wines, wonderful selection.

GoodFoodShadyBill (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Had a great time at Acacia for Valentine's Day however their prefix 4 course menu was significantly more expensive than I had understood it would be based on their marketing of it. The food and wine were outstanding, don't get me wrong, however the wine pairing that was presented (at least it seemed to me) as part of the prefix menu was a separate charge from the already pricey 4 course prefix dinner. The main wait staff and/or host are not native English speakers so I'm not sure if perhaps there was a cultural gap or this was just a clever attempt to squeeze more money out of patrons, but the enjoyment of the dining experience was overshadowed by what I can't help but feel like were shady practices. Overall the prefix dinner for 2 for Valentine's Day ended up costing me $200 without any other items being ordered outside the prefix menu. Great food/wine, but be sure you study your bill carefully and ask questions prior to ordering.

GoudaGrits (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

Outstanding meal and acceptable service. Music too loud and go-go. Excellent wine pairings.