Acacia House

4.5
231 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 5:30 am–9:30 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Late Night Bar
Fri, Sat 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(707) 963-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Consentino
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pratt Ave
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Parking details
Valet parking is complimentary.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 231 People Are Saying
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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent, innovative food.

Fine service.

Great table outdoors with a scenic view.

Just about perfect

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MW
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Our server Gabrielle was terrific! She took excellent care of us and met all our dietary needs.

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KS
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Acacia House is a must-do in Napa... the most amazing food, atmosphere and overall experience! Have the sea salt foam margarita and the iberico pork schnitzel!! Yet another amazing spot by Chef Chris Cosentino.

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M
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

What an incredible meal. The best.
We had the crispy artichokes as a starter which were a delicious surprise.
Next we shared the mushroom risotto— outstanding. The flavors were perfect.
Then we had the lamb and the short rib — GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!!
Btw, the Bloody Mary — the only one that ranks up there with this one — is at the Zuni Cafe in San Francisco — seriously. That good.

You have to try this place if you like great food in a beautiful dining room in a beautiful historic house with a wonderful attentive staff.

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FD
1.0Dined on July 5, 2018

I had to laugh when I got this survey. This was my dining choice for my recent birthday dinner. I dined at Acacia House on the same date last year and the experience was stellar. This time I tried to book directly with the restaurant so that I could request a certain table on the veranda. I called and left messages (as directed) twice and no one called me back. So I booked via Open Table. The restaurant called me about two or three days prior to my reservation to confirm and I reconfirmed my request for outside seating and re-confirmed that they knew this was my birthday. There was a flurry when we arrived; someone brought us water and no one appeared for 10 or 15 minutes to take our drink order. Our waiter appeared, apologized profusely and took our order -- and returned with one drink. Since it was my drink that was missing, I went to the bar and returned with my glass of wine. Then we sat and waited for the waiter to return to take our food order. The waiter finally appeared and said "there seems to be a problem with your reservation". We were re-seated at another table; and there we finally ordered. Food was good but not as spectacular as last year; and it was slow to arrive. Very few carbs came with the entrees, so we had to order bread. They comped our corkage and presented me with a birthday desert. I dine out quite a bit (so I'm not angry, just disappointed with my choice). I enjoyed the wine I ordered by the glass and the 2002 Napa Cabernet that I brought. But here's where the laugh comes in ... when I opened my email the next morning, there was a notification from Open Table that my Reservation at Acacia House had been cancelled by the restaurant 37 minutes after I was seated (the first time), leaving me to wonder if it was all just an unfortunate dream.

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TJ
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Lovely to sit on the porch. The crispy artichokes with fava were fantastic. Lamb as well. Wine list included many under the radar options from Napa. Service friendly and very professional.

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B
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Delicious food, beautiful architectural structure, great service.

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J
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We had wonderful lunch at Acacia. Usually hesitant to eat at hotel restaurant but this was excellent. Modernist architecture and interior. Valet parking. Decent view. We ate inside due to heat. Not tons of options on lunch menu. Website doesn’t represent that well. We went with 3 course menu. My guest had the gazpacho and enjoyed it while I had Caesar salad. Very nice dressing and fresh greens. We both had the avocado toast that had a good amount of smoked salmon and tasted great. Instead of offered desserts we asked for bowl of berries and received lots of fresh sweet berries. Service outstanding. Pricey so not the place for value meal.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Lovely place with excellent food. This is a winner!

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BH
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The hotel is quaint as is the restaurant, an old Victorian home renovated for dining. The food was friendly and tasty. Nothing too too artisan, just beautiful tasty known food. The menu offered many offerings: fish, pasta or meat. We had a delightful dinner.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The new Prix Fix menu for Lunch is excellent and a real value for the quality!

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TF
3.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Nice setting with very nice service but that is where the good part ends.
The food was unimaginative, portions small and as one of our guests said
“The burger was better at In & Out Burger”. Pasta was of small portion and
sticky with very little flavor.
They have the “bones” of a good restaurant...now they need to hone in on
a menu with more variety and much better flavor profiles.

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SK
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Fathers day

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CS
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food and great service! Was the perfect spot for my husbands birthday dinner.

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RC
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

This was our first visit to Acacia House, though we live in St.Helena. The menu offered several tempting dishes for starters and main courses. Definitely try the crispy artichoke as a starter. Enjoyed sitting out on the outside on a warm night. Nice atmosphere and views. Very attentive service.

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OT
2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Service needs to be addressed

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VC
3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I picked this restaurant to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We enjoyed the food and ambience of Acacia House. Prices are high, so we expected a corresponding level of service. To our surprise the service was very poor even though the place was empty (only 5-6 tables were occupied on Tuesday evening). We constantly were asking for more water and it seemed that our server repeatedly forgot about us and our requests. Such a shame.

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QV
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The Saturday before my friend and I had gone to the Laundry and interestingly my friend was more excited by the food at Acacia House!

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B
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Chris is a talented chef. Everything was very well executed well. Sweetbreads were exception and so was the hamachi.

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j
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great fresh, seasonal menu in a beautiful restaurant. The food, cocktails and service were awesome. Also, the wine list has some good values. One of the best restaurants in Napa Valley.

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CP
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

So glad we finally made it to this beautiful spot. The food was delicious.
Had the gazpacho, roasted chiken and fruit dessert, my partner had the crudo and cuban sandwich (special of that day) and chocolate dessert.
Everything was beautifully presented, well seasonned and cooked to perfection. Awesome cocktail ( margarita and gin fizz)
Desserts were very simple , but delicious .. thank you for that, so many place undermind desserts and make them too complicated, that was not the case there and we LOVED them
Only minor negative detail.. , the wine list was not presented as we sat down . We had to ask for it as we finished our cockatils with appetizers and waited quiet a bit for it while the rest of the meal was being served, therefore , got our wine after we ate the entree.....just before desserts
Just a little mistake of service but it happens.
Highly recommend , will return. We sat outside for lunch, will try inside for diner very soon.
Fantastic experience.
Thank you Acacia Team back and front of the house for a great experience.

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JC
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We are locals who dine in northern Napa Valley and Healdsburg often. This was our first visit to Acacia, on a Sunday night Memorial Day weekend.

We dined on the terrace, highly recommended, nice view and comfortable set up. Cocktails were excellent and the wine list was quite extensive and markups were quite reasonable. The sommelier was accessible, friendly and informed.

We had a bean salad and thin sliced ham as appetizers, risotto and chicken as mains and a side of mushrooms and almonds. The most unique and best thing we had was the amuse, which was an amazing "beet gumdrop," hard to describe but one of the more amazing things I've ever tried. We enjoyed the bean salad, the ham was ok but not special. Risotto was great, chicken was perfectly prepared but could have used a bit more of the polenta that accompanied it.

Service was not unfriendly at all, but seemed unpolished. We experienced a longish wait to place a cocktail order, long wait to get the cocktails, and a long wait to have our places cleared at the end of the meal. Not up to the standards of the rest of the place.

We were surprised at how uncrowded the restaurant (and hotel) seemed to be. I'd say the food is well above standard for St. Helena and would recommend this place to anyone looking for an alternative to Terra and some of the other places in North Napa that just don't deliver what they should for the price.

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NH
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Went for breakfast, had the chilaquiles and a gin fizz. SO delicious.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Awesome experience from start to finish. Service, decor, drinks and food were all outstanding.

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F
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Hard to find, but beautiful location and interiors. Service was warm, friendly and efficient. Food was great. Burrata and fried chokes were amazing. The pork schnitzel was a great combo of flavors and very rich. The beef, was great, but the portion was a little small for the price point. Great special margarita, and bottle of wine. Nice Monday night dinner as restaurant was not full, will go back for special occasions.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great design, great location, prompt service and a friendly host (bar staff was a bit edgy on attitude and seemed stand-off-ish. The risotto is amazing. The lamb lacked specialness. The apps were exceptional. The cocktails were very well made and the margarita is a home run. This place is on the knifes’ edge being great. They just need to double check the way dishes are seasoned, need to work on the friendliness of the bar staff, and bring a little more personality to the servers. This is supposed to be someone’s home, doesn’t feel that way right now. Close but no A+. A good place, but nothing to write home about, yet

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WO
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

When we first visited Acacia House, we felt that this restaurant has the potential to be great. With our most recent visit we concluded that its greatness has arrived. Spectacular food, the freshest of ingredients, the beautiful room and plating, and the superb, unobtrusive service and a deep wine list -- contributed to a wonderful evening with dear friends. We would put Acacia House in the Top 5 of Napa Valley restaurants.

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GM
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service and atmosphere was great. Enjoyed Mothers Day there. Highly recommend

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D
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This place is awesome! Had the Pesto pasta. It was perfect.

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W
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great food on a lovely wrap-around porch, great service

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OT
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

An excellent dining experience in terms of interesting taste parings and fabulously executed.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Anniversary

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RM
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always a great meal!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Chris does it again. Great space and amazing food and service. The drinks were beautiful. We will definitely be back!

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GD
3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was prepared and presented perfectly... service was quite good, with a few lapses in ti ming... the noise level so too off the charts that it was virtually impossible to hold a private conversation... hardwood ceilings and floors... ZERO attempt at any level of noise reduction... I wouldn't consider returning without a set of headphones...

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j
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Overall excellent. Outdoor tables were unavailable due to weather so there was a delay in being seated in the dining room. We were offered a drink, and then a complimentary appetizer.Our annoyance was gone at that point. Service was excellent as was the food. Very interesting and healthy food options. Atmosphere was also beautiful and comfortable. We will be back. Acacia may be our new favorite restaurant in the area.

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KI
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Booked this for a quick lunch. We were very happy with the service and food quality. A pot of coffee was ordered and was a must have!

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EC
2.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Entry into the property and restaurant is disorienting if you are not a hotel guest. There is only marginally visible signage or directions on where the actual restaurant is - and when asked the valet was only minimally directive. It was unclear in what way any management was involved in the operation of the restaurant; it seemed like it was time go and it showed in the staff's enthusiasm and behavior.

It's clear AH is best enjoyed on weekends or earlier in the evening during geriatric hours. would not recommend dining here after 8 o'clock as you are not going to get your money's worth.

Blunted, brief reception upon entry into the restaurant itself.
On the other hand, we did have Friendly, sufficiently attentive, and polite table service.

The food itself was rather underwhelming- was expecting/hoping for more, especially at the price and what I had heard from friends.

I understand accommodating guests at the end of the shift puts a strain on resources, but if you are going to accept diners later in the evening you can't disband them or have valet disappear without anyone knowing where/who car keys were left. Then it was hard to find anyone who could resolve the key issue as the place was a ghost town.

Living in the Napa Valley I have experienced much better locally and was overall disappointed. Plenty of better restaurants to choose from.

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MV
3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The restaurant is in a beautiful setting. I imagine it would feel better with a full dining room. It was a slow night. The dining rooms chairs were uncomfortable. I saw a guest put a pillow behind her back for support...good idea. The room looked like a designer pulled it together and it turned out to be pretty sterile. I was disappointed in the hospitality. The staff lacked a warm friendly manner. They were a bit sterile like the interior of the restaurant. No hellos or goodbyes. Even Chris Costentino didn't acknowledge a normal Guests. People are coming to his place to see him. The menu was pretty limited and all in expensive for what you received. Go once and then there wasn't a reason to visit again. Maybe that is what they are thinking, "All Guests are tourists and one timers". I can see why the business was slow

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l
5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

This experience was one of my top 5! The restaurant is beautiful. The drinks and wine selection was perfect. The meal was exceptional! I was looking forward to this meal and it exceeded all of my expectations! The Chef knows his stuff! When in St Helena, you have to put it on your list!

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