Acacia Food & Wine

4.4
341 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The kitchen at Acacia Food & Wine has a reputation for delivering top Modern European & American cuisine in Washington, DC. Our team of talented chefs incorporate elements of Italian, Spanish, French, and American cooking into our inventive menu.

Offers

  • You deserve to be Happy!

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Sat 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    We have Happy Hour Everyday. (Front Patio) Bites: Starting to $7 trough $13 / Beers: $5 / Wines: $6 / Liquors: $7 / Cocktails: $9 / 32oz Draft Beers Pitcher: $14 / 32oz Cocktails Pitcher: $24 Tuesday - Sunday / 3 - 6pm Join us for the Happy Hour🍷🍸🍹🥃
  • Wine Wednesday 🍷50% Off Wine Bottles ALL NIGHT!

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Sat 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    We specialize emphasizing Italian, French, Spanish & American cuisine all which can be paired with our extensive collection of 60 plus wines by the bottle. 🍷 Cheers for the happiness 🥂

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 341 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!

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Shanice
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice place, the service could've been a little better but the food, ambiance, and location was very nice.

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AmyL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great socially distanced dining experience with delicious food!

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vipMoniqueT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor tables had heating lamps which was a plus for April dining and the menu options were decent for a vegetarian.

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vipIndivarD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strong assortment of innovative and classic vegetarian items, including homemade vegan burger (sandwich is slightly dry, but condiments can be requested at no charge), perfectly cooked brussels sprouts, truly vegetarian beet risotto, unique lentil hummus, and kid- and adult-friendly french fries.

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ABWalk
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The manager was a bit short initially when I reminded him about the exact instructions I provided through open table - he was accommodating thereafter.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food was very very salty . Never experienced a restaurant that put so much salt in every of the food. I couldn’t enjoy it

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vipAlexis
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and nice music!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was as good as frozen food goes. Had the calamari and the branzino, they were both on the bland side. Had the chocolate mousse for dessert, which was good. But then again you can’t go wrong with a chocolate-based dessert.

Chain restaurants offer similar meals for about half the price or less. At least the ambiance was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The restaurant has an identity crisis, it doesn’t know what it wants to be. Has a bit of everything but isn’t particularly amazing in anything.

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vipMaxH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed the meal, service, and outdoor environment with the space heaters unexpected, and the nearby firepit just lovely. The appetizers were excellent, as were the entrees and sides, though the steak, requested medium was closer to well-done - a common occurrence. But the flavor and quality were extremely high.

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vipDiscerningDiner
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to eat here! The outdoor dining space is fantastic! Tables are more than 6 feet apart, so it felt very safe. The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive;. It was my first time dining here, but I will come back again and again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best atmosphere- we really impressed our friends!

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vipCasualdiner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is a lovely spot, but they just can't seem to get their act together. My vodka martini was almost undrinkable (it tasted like a glass of olive juice with a little vodka poured in). The food was fine, nothing special. The service was professional. We've lived in this neighborhood for about 2 1/2 years now, and this place used to be worse. Lately it has improved (both food and service), but our last visit was a bit of a dud. If you don't know how to make a vodka martini, get out a bartender's guide and figure it out! We'll be back, but one day soon we may just give up.

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AnaT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acacia is great for social distance dining. I love their large patio, and the food is good as well 👍🏼

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JoeM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy it there. It's international but a neighborhood place at the same time. The food is fine, but the menu is currently reduced.

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vipRachelN
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for Sunday brunch 7/26 outside on the patio. Fantastic service with excellent safety protocols. Vegetarian options, non-alcoholic beer, and a great location make for a wonderful dining experience. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the patio is set up with safety in mind for both guests and staff. Would absolutely go again.

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vipCasualdiner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Acacia is a neighborhood sleeper. It's always nice, and the food is always good. Sometimes the service is a little slow, but lately it has been excellent. We'll be back!

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JeffreyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely experience given the situation (covid). So happy to have Acacia as a neighborhood option!

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vipCathyH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We are outside with plenty of social distancing. Our server was especially helpfu.

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RobC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great, food was good, and the service excellent.

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vipAlCarter
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

One of our first Phase One reopening meals - it was good to sit outside on the patio and eat something I didn't cook for myself! Grilled salmon with quinoa was lovely. It's a pity they are only doing wine by the bottle. I would have loved a glass of wine with my dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our server removed my appetizer plate about 10 minutes prior to removing my girlfriend's plate, which lacks etiquette. We were seated near the kitchen window and overheard one of the employees complaining that, "...they keep messing up..." presumably talking about the kitchen staff, significantly lowering our expectations. My lobster ravioli seemed a bit cold, but I was incredibly hungry, so I ate it anyway. The food was somewhat okay tasting, but it definitely wasn't worth the $75/plate fixed menu pricing -- especially at the portion size and food temperature that was served. The table setup in the place was far too crowded, resulting in being way too close to the party next to you, taking away from whatever romantic atmosphere remained in there. The tables themselves were far too small (and felt like cheap poker tables, to be completely honest), probably an intentional selection to cram as many of them in the dining space as possible. Some customers at the bar kept yelling about something, which would interrupt the atmosphere of the dining room.

We will not be returning to Acacia, which is unfortunate because it's literally a 10 minutes walk from where we live.

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vipMari
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another excellent meal! A great place for a good lunch - thank you!

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Wooly
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The waiter was very nice and attentive. The food nothing special but worked for a quick meal before a nearby event.

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vipDCveg
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We’re very happy they’ve recently started serving brunch on Sunday. I love the warm and local friendliness of the place. The beignets were excellent. Very interesting menu with some breakfast standards like steak and eggs but some other unusual options that are very tasty. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch menu! My family and I enjoyed a great Holiday gathering there. Azi and Yesmine took such great care of us and the dishes were all very delicious !
Highly recommend this restaurant. They are now open for brunch on Sundays too!

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vipNancyA
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The hamburger we ordered for a child was barely edible. I ordered the pear and gorgonzola salad, which came without any pear. The salmon salad was good, as was the zucchini pancake. We are not likely to return.

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Mairsie
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fiver of us, a lovely meal with old friends ii came to DC to see

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vipFancyNancy
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It had been a long time since we had been to this restaurant. We always liked it but had some bad experiences so we stopped going. We decided to give it another try. It took a long time, 30 minutes, for our appetizer to arrive. Had to ask for silverware. Entrees showed up 10 minutes later, they just placed them & left. I had to flag down someone for another drink. No mid meal check but the check arrived without asking. Our waitress was lovely but busy. The outdoor dining area is very nice. Forgot to mention that two of the cheeses we wanted they were out of along with the wine we wanted. Doubt we will go back

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TonyP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service and food were spotty. Some dishes moderately good, others moderately poor. Place wasn't busy but service was very slow and waiter had to be summoned and reminded several times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This neighborhood restaurant really tries hard. The food isn’t terribly imaginative but there are a few strong staples on the menu. The chef needs to up his game but the food is okay and the service is excellent. They really want to please. Sit outside when the weather permits.

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vipColleenH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great food and wine selection. Sat outside and enjoyed a nice dinner with family

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vipNancyB
Washington DC
203 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great small plates and an impressive wine list. Nice to sit outside on a beautiful evening.

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good neighborhood place for getting together with friends if you don't like the hustle-bustle of downtown.

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emilyk
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food and wine were good. For me the negatives were no vegetables included with the entree and no bread offered. Having said that, we did not ask for bread, so I don't know if it would have been available if we had asked.

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MH2019
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Uninspired menu, at least one dish was inedible, and service was poor.

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vipalwaysamazing
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

strange place with a weird vibe
empty but was a monday
servers were probably 15 years old
food was eh
not fresh - even the special

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Rupertpb
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since we ate here, and once again we were reminded of how good this restaurant is. I highly recommend it for its cuisine, service and ambiance.

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You can order delivery directly from Acacia Food & Wine using the Order Online button. Acacia Food & Wine also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Acacia Food & Wine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 537-1040.

Acacia Food & Wine is rated 4.4 stars by 341 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.

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