Acacia House

4.5
394 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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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
39 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
66 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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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Chef Chris Consentino’s Acaia House is totally lovely! What impressed us the most was the friendly, warm, outstanding service we received. It was a birthday lunch for my best friend and I and several staff members came by the table to wish us happy birthday. The restaurant has a gracious feel. The food portions are good and the food incredibly tasty. There’s a pastry chef Wizard in the kitchen! The petite pastries and the terrific butter that came with them or just outstanding. Additionally the desserts at the end of our meal were incredibly memorable.

All in all I would highly recommend this restaurant. While we were there for brunch, it’s my hope to go back for dinner sometime soon.

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N
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During as recent Napa Valley trip, we booked Acacia House in St Helena based solely on its positive Open Table reviews-we were blown away at how good our first meal was so went back a second time in the same week for another delicious dinner.
Aside from the lovely, subtle modern farmhouse decor and excellent unpretentious service, the thing that stands out about Acacia House is how its kitchen elevates simple ingredients like kohlrabi, sweetbreads, and chicken breast into elegant, tasty centerpieces of beautifully presented dishes. Imaginative garnishes-think whole pistachios that have been dusted with ground pistachios and slightly candied, or smoked mushrooms-further elevate unexpected flavor combinations.
The wine list is well rounded and fairly priced; it also has interesting vineyard stories printed next to some of the local featured wines. Cocktails, like the food, are imaginative and don’t disappoint.
As for value, the dishes aren’t inexpensive but not ridiculous expensive either. A delicious satisfying spaghettini dish is in the low $20 range...
Definitely dine at Acacia House-you’ll be greeted warmly and served a memorably good meal.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food!

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OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Strange meal. Very inconsistent. Host was not very warm or welcoming, though the rest of the staff were kind and efficient. Signature margarita was so tart it was undrinkable - sent it back and ordered something else. Hamachi crudo was excellent, but little gem Caesar was swimming in anchovies (not to my wife's liking). Chicken was superb, as was the burger and the lobster sandwich. The pear dessert was pretty good, but the chocolate dessert was bizarre - mousse topped with cream then sprinkled with a savory herb dust reminiscent of crushed garlic croutons - just not good at all. The high notes were great, but the missteps were so dramatic we will likely not be back. At these prices, you should not have to wonder whether your next dish will be really good or really bad.

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OT
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time here! Just love it all, food, ambience, interesting wine list. Brought our daughter and family here today. We all loved it!! My daughter had the special which was chicken fried steak. So good!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Thank you AH and team.

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p
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Burger with the added egg was the Best!
The Gin Fizz was the Best Ever!!
Everything about this place was excellent.
They even have Valet parking.
Highly recommended.

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Chris Cosentino sold out. Incanto was one of our favorite restaurants for years. We love Boccalone products. But this place is an overpriced sham. $175 pre tip bill on mediocre food. (I did live our server. She was the most real thing about this place.) Acacia House is a pig in lipstick, if you will.

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LL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dining experience! The schnitzel was the best we have ever tasted! Can't wait until our next visit.

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CA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurant in Napa Valley! Great ambiance, very good service and delicious dishes!
Bravo Chris Cosentino!

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N
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall a very good restaurant. Great decor, good food and good service. Worth going to if in the area. Nothing really stood out as spectacular except the olive oil cake for dessert. Corkage fee is way to high and punitive at $35.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience we’ve had in the area. Staff was incredibly hospitable, food was delicious and design is stylish and comfortable.

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DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

nice ambience, service and food very good. a find in St Helena.

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ES
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We love the food and ambiance at Acacia House. They always make us feel very special.

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LA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Ladies Day brunch! What a gem and surprise find in the Napa Valley. The food was creative and thoughtful, delicious and beautifully presented. We first ate with our eyes, and then savored each bite!

The staff were all warm, knowledgeable and charming. It was obvious they all are proud of the restaurant. As we were leaving we noticed Chef in the garden harvesting herbs and vegetables. What a treat!

We will all be returning with our gentlemen on our next visit to Napa Valley.

This is a must for anyone who appreciates a relaxing dining experience with exceptional food and unparalleled service.

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DH
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our stay was in celebration of our anniversary. The food was fresh and delicious. They were able to accommodate my gluten-free diet needs. Our service was excellent.

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KF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is really great! The staff makes you feel very welcome and special. The menu is very creative and seasonal. The schnitzel is amazing and the crude is so tasty and original! Chef Cosentino really highlights his skills with his vegetable offerings. Not just a nose to tail chef anymore!

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ES
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food quality and service were great, but prices for specials should be disclosed so that there are no surprises

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NF
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food and service. The pate was to die for, the beef daube (short rib) was so tender you could cut it with a spoon and the creme brulee was absolutely delicious. Definitely will be coming back for a special occasion.

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NS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Food was nothing special and service was slow. So many better options, avoid this restaurant.

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p
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lime foam margarita is worth the trip! Exceptional. Service was professional and personal. Food was top quality. Would have been 5 star, but the ambience is a bit off. Too many service people milling around, trying to be helpful, but are irritating. When they age a bit, they will be tops.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service.

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Y
San Francisco
151 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had the pre-fix brunch. The food is decent but pricy for the $49 brunch, particularly the limited offers. It said it is a three course brunch but I don't think bread and butter should be counted as a course. In addition, coffee and tea are also not included but included the bubbles.
The service is excellent. Our waitress acts professionally and smoothly. I will go back to try the dinner but I'd not recommend the brunch.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok, pork schnitzel did not live up to the hype, Hamachi collar was ok, Duck and sweetbreads excellent. Pace of service a little too slow, noisy.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Worst omelet we’ve ever had and extremely overpriced. Menu very limited for brunch.

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E
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have a mixed review experience. We are locals and heard good things about the restaurant. The bar and appetizers were terrific. The signature Margarita is the best I have had. The service and ambiance were great. What was not great were the entrees. I sent my pasta back and did not order another one. the other 2 entrees were lacking in flavor. So while I loved everything else, I didn't love the food. I will say that I will give it another shot because it was lovely and see how they do.

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IP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance is amazing!

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EP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Menu and wine list were very limited. The burrata and grape salad was excellent, our entrees (chicken & potatoes in a chili sauce and beef brasato rigatoni) were good, not great. Restaurant itself had nice ambiance, great service and wasn’t loud. However, we would probably try a different restaurant on our next visit to Saint Helena.

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MU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had lunch on New Year's eve. I chose 3 courses for $29. Overall it was good. The entree octopus on the spaghettini was a bit undercooked. I did enjoy the appetizer tuna and chocolate mousse dessert. I would recommend the restaurant. It is sentimental to me also because I was married on the deck of the (now)Acacia house in 1997 when it was still Grandview.

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MY
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Acacia House never disappoints, this was our 5th dinner , we will be back

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