Acacia House

4.5
425 reviews
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Tempt your palate with the unique, seasonally-driven offerings at Acacia House. Situated in the heart of Napa Valley in the town of St. Helena, our award-winning restaurant offers epicures an unforgettable culinary experience. Our local, sustainable menu reflects the bounty of Napa Valley; enjoy exquisite wine pairings for an unforgettable fine dining affair.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced food of decent quality but not commensurate with the rave reviews. Service is harried and unpolished and the acoustics in the room make for a very loud dining experience. Dining room is beautifully decorated but cramped.

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MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

With reservations. Service a little too over friendly. Salad just so so.

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AL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

After reading many positive reviews my wife and I went to the restaurant with high expectations but unfortunately we were very disappointed. Most of the meal was quite ordinary and we will not return or recommend it to anyone else. The pork schnitzel was not flavorful and definitely not worth the $58.00 price. The only thing that made the dish tolerable was the caviar. The lamb dish was ok but lacked seasoning and was nothing special. The Scherrer Pinot was outstanding as was the wine pairing that came with the olive oil cake which also was very good. Even though the restaurant was not busy we felt as if the waiter was trying to rush us. Several times we had to tell him to give us more time to make our selections and relax between each dish. The restaurant did not compare well to other restaurants in the Napa Valley area such as Bistro Don Giovanni.

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RN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic anniversary dinner. Thank you!

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G
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love their breakfast! And really good service!

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K
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful facility, great cocktails. Limited menu choices. Complimentary valet parking and professional staff. Al fresco dining a plus. For me, Menu choices and value don’t measure up to the other positives.

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W
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food! Service is as good as the food! The atmosphere and ambience are unparalleled

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F
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Won’t last in this area; mediocre food at a less than favorable price. Service was less than desirable. Over hyped; there are much better dining choices/experiences with much better dishes & higher quality along w superior service for a fraction of this price. Will not be back

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VF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I was really surprised, but the food didn’t blow me away considering I LOVE cockscomb. We were underwhelmed. Place was pretty loud for a late dinner (which is fine) but also the lighting was too bright (it was like spotlights on ya for the entire meal).

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was amazing. Highly recommend the Endive and Apple Salad,, Rigatoni, and the New York Strip. Excellent across the board.

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j
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Ambiance was like the Hilton Airport cafeteria. Waiter was condescending and slow. Food was uninspired, over-salted and over-hyped. This is not a special place for any occasion and likely only exists because there's a hotel attached to it. Stay away!

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SG
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience, one of the best I have had in the Bay Area recently. The food was excellent. Could have been a little less noisy but overall an excellent restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic location with excellent service and amazing food and drinks. A real highlight in NAPA Valley and of you can stay at the Las Alcobas then do it. It’s a fantastic resort which features the Acacia House as fine dining restaurant.

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting. Food presentation very good. Really enjoyed the Salt Foam Margarita.

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J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Wonderful setting in a house on a hill overlooking vineyards with wraparound porch. We sat outside on porch. Service was really slow and finally got out of there after 2 hours. The restaurant was not busy. The pastries and bloody Marys were great. I pwould return for the ambiance and brunch and hope the service improves. The lady with the water came too frequently. I would have rather had the server give us better service.

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SL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reviews for this restaurant gave me high expectations and it did not disappoint. Everything our group ordered from the cocktails to dessert was the best, as advertised. In our group of four we obviously tried the signature Margarita with it's foamy top along with their version of a Moscow Mule. Both were very very well done. With them we had the potato chip and yogurt dip snack which was the perfect combo. Starters included a huge salad and a really wonderful Lamb sausage in creamy polenta which was the absolute best. The main course included Risotto and steak and Penne pasta. The sauce for the pasta was almost to the point that we wanted to lick the bowl. The risotto was perfect and the steaks were perfect. It is hard to please me with steak preparation but these did the trick. They were perfectly trimmed without fat and gristle and cooked perfectly through witha little char on the outside and pink in the middle. Dessert was cheeses and 20 year tawny port along with a sorbet. We were in heaven the whole time. Don't pass up this place when in St. Helena.

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J
Central Coast
106 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks are expensive (not expected) but definitely enjoyed

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. We went for a special birthday brunch. Atmosphere and food was great.

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Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an amazing experience there for our anniversary. It’s a beautiful place and the staff were wonderful across the board. We had several people highly recommend Acacia House so we had high expectations going in and our expectations were exceeded. We will be back whenever we’re in the area.

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LM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was phenomenal for the most part. My fish was salty, but the lamb tartare, the gem salad and ribeye were all amazing. Waiter was great as well. My only complaint is the tables are so large, you feel less intimate with the people you're dining with and closer to the person who might happen to be seated next to you.

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KT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For sure!
The service was amazing and more importantly, the food was absolutely delicious!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I proposed to my girlfriend who said yesss! And the team at Acacia House made it a night to never forget!!

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Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Highly recommend the Lamb Tartare, Rigatoni with peas and the Burrata! Service was exceptional and it was fun to watch the Chef's cook with the open concept kitchen behind the window.

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M
New England
111 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stayed at Los Alcobas, so Acacia House made sense. Nice little patio out front to have a cocktail or two before dinner. Once seated for dinner everything was great. Service was outstanding. Not a real big menu, but enough for everyone to find something. Food was excellent. Certainly on the list to dine again when I return to Napa.

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t
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

OK food - nothing to write home about. Disappointed in the monkfish which
wasn't a cheap entree. Very noisy. Overly high corkage fee for Napa Valley

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w
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I believe Acacia House is the finest dining experience in the valley north of Yountville.
Highly recommended

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! The service, food and ambience was great! They also left us a nice Anniversary card when we noted that it was our Anniversary. We will definitely be back again and recommend to our friends .

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere!

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KC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious paleo food options. Such a pleasure to have farm to table fresh ingredients. Loved it!

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CF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations. Great experience. I would recommend Acacia House to anyone looking for a great food experience in a wonderful location.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Went for lunch on a Saturday and the menu was limited to brunch only. They need to limit Brunch to Sunday only.

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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I think I would recommend for the atmosphere and look and service. I’m not sure I could recommend for the food that we experienced. Perhaps other items on the menu were better than we experienced...

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Coming out from the east bay we were disappointed thinking we were getting the “Lunch” menu at 12:15 on a Saturday but told only the “Brunch” menu available on the weekend even though not stated anywhere on the online menus. Would only return if able to on a weekday. The margarita was very good.

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G
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Unbearably loud! Slow service. Literally took his time checking ID‘s with magnifying glass...

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KS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time - after a day of wine tasting, I loved coming here to wind up the evening (stayed at hotel). Enjoyed the cocktails at the bar followed by intimate dinner. My husband devoured the steak and my halibut was perfect. Top notch food and service - just what we wanted.

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F
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious and attention to every detail was beyond our expectations! Thank you.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great menu and service. Will be back soon

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EB
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us, two locals and my wife and I from out-of-town, had an outstanding dinner and evening at Acacia House. The setting was stunning, even on a rainy evening. We were warmly greeted at the door and were shown to our table within minutes. The restaurant service was impeccable, from the waiter who took our orders, to the servers who presented our courses, to the Manager who visited with us at our table. A special Thank You to the Manager, Greg Neal, who took the time to talk about the restaurant, the executive chef, and the hotel. He was professional and yet warm and kind. Thank You, Greg! The food was flawless. Among the four of us we shared a salad, sweetbreads with raisins capers, and and almonds, whole roasted acorn squash with brussels sprouts and pumpkin seed pesto, nettle risotto (incredibly delicious), and roast duck with lavender honey turnips and carrots. Each dish ;was well-executed and the portions were generous (the duck was enough for two meals). We tried three desserts, all of which were delicious (the olive oil cake, figs, lemon panna cotta, and pistachios was amazing.) Although we brought our own bottle of wine which the waiter graciously decanted for us, their wine list was large and seemed appropriately priced for the quality of the dinner.

I would highly recommend Acacia House for a fine dining evening out. The food and service were excellent, and the price point was very reasonable.

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G
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We would to come back!

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we’ve had in a long time. First time I’ve had sweetbreads and I was absolutely floored by how delicate and delicious they were. The presentation, service, and bread(!) were top notch. We will be coming back every time we are up in Napa.

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