Acadia

4.6
340 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Acadia strives to re-create the flavors of New Orleans in PDX. We work with both local purveyors and fishermen from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana to bring the best, and freshest ingredients to your table.
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JL
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice meal with family. We really enjoyed this place. My cousin found the food a bit spicy, but the rest of us thought it was delicious.

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BV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been going to Acadia for years and still love it. However, we noticed some changes the other night. The Monday Night Entrees have gone up $5.00 which is understandable. What isn't though, was the salad that used to be yummy is made with bags of lettuce and lacked flavor. They do not offer bread anymore. It used to be served warm with salted butter. The choice for dessert with the dinner special is bread pudding and we used to be able to pay extra and get something else and they no longer offer that option. They still offer a great list of cocktails and their menu and service is still wonderful.

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TO
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had never been to Arcadia before and we were very happy with everything.
The waitress gave us great recommendations and everything was fantastic

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

Wonderful evening with delicious food, perfect service and fun ambiance. Our favorite restaurant!

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

I'm from Louisiana and that was the best Gumbo I've had outta a restaurant, no matter the location. It is a Portland fancy fusion look to Cajun on the presentation but the place is killer and by far I eaten at in Portland.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Food not as good as on several prior visits

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This word is probably used too often but the food here was absolutely delicious! We came during Portland Dining month and it did not disappoint. Service was very attentive, food came out in what seemed like a choreographed dance. Will definitely come again!

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O
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, the food is great quality and authenticity, the selection isn’t bad... the ambience is quite nice, nothing extraordinary but fitting the individual neighborhood establishment character. Wine selection is so-so, amazing brandy selection. Would return to eat (and drink) again.

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ME
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great. The space is a little small and the prices are expensive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!!!! I enjoyed the food! Thank you so much!!!

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went the final Friday of dining month because we wanted to get one more desired location in! The only issue was the salad as it was served without dressing. When we asked the server, we were told it was “lightly dressed”’yet we found no evidence. Tables near us were also requesting dressing. Everything else was wonderful! Oops to back of the house because it happens on a busy night and KUDOS overall. We’ll be back for sure!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is always amazing, as is the food. Acadia is our favorite date night location.

Tried the Turn and Burn cocktail—wow!! Loved it!

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A
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our first visit to Acadia thanks to Portland Dining Month. We ordered the catfish with cabbage and shrimp etouffe; there was no choice for salad and dessert. The mains were good as was the bread pudding dessert; the salad (greens with chopped egg) was spare and could have used more dressing, plus we were not offered pepper by our server. The service was average and we had to wait over 10 minutes for decaf coffee after our desserts were delivered. Not sure if we will return.

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ER
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Portland dinning month menu. It was fantastic. So yummy! A wonderful night out!

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have loved this restaurant since it opened. The food is always terrific. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It is my favorite restaurant in Portland. Acadia is my go to place for special occasions with special people!

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LT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Portland Dining month here.. delicious New Orleans cuisine and wonderful attentive service.

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JS
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food overall, the shrimp appetizer was okay but nothing special. The main courses were good but the bread pudding was excellent and one of the best we’ve ever had.

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FL
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Orleans in PDX! Very nice. Outstanding service. Great food.

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SL
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great unique setting and excellent NOLA food for a celebration of any kind.

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SS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Jambalaya was absolutely the best I have had in Portland. Shrimp Creole was pretty good as well. Gnocchi was disappointing though. The quantities for the Portland Dining Month offerings weren't skimpy for a (pleasant) change. The bartender/host was happy to add an extra punch of spice to cocktails, keeping with the Cajun theme of the place. Overall, a very positive experience.

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JO
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, generous portions, helpful staff and ok noise level

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had a good time. We recommend the crab.

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FN
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During dining month it was packed, but service was still excellent and the bread pudding dessert was excellent.

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KB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Portland Dining Month experience! I had the shrimp creole which was delicious - just enough heat to it. My DH had the jambalaya which was nice and smokey. They were able to accommodate my pickiness and changed the vinaigrette on the salad, which is much appreciated. But my favorite was the sauce that came with the hush puppies - orange and horseradish. Who knew?? Will definitely be back!

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w
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was wonderful, server was helpful. Very busy night, they had our table ready on time and were prompt.

Looked mildly understaffed for waitstaff (if they had one more person I think that would have helped).

Otherwise, we cannot wait to go back. The staff, food, and venue are outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience during Portland Dining Month.

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e
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely--the best New Orleans food in Portland. We had a comfortable table in a quiet corner, with very attentive service. The gumbo and shrimp creole are my favorites. Many thanks.

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JS
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was awesome!
Parking was atrocious!
Food was excellent, just a pro tip though... when you order crab, they just deep fry the crab, they don’t clean it or shell it, so you need to do that from the table.
I’ll defin be going back, the sauces taste like the real deal!

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was interesting, tasty and well prepared. An enjoyable local restuarant.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fave of the night: red beans and rice, oysters and that banana pudding w/bourbon caramel 🤤

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S
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Exceedingly loud, which makes conversation difficult. The food was good though

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DI
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and the staff was very knowledgeable. The dessert was the best. We went because of dining out month but will go back for sure.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork chop was simply incredible.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was awesome! Very good food and drinks.

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JU
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic New Orleans/creole food. Yummy flavors that are hard to find in PDX - so you’ll crave again. Cute place for dinner w girlfriends or a date.

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DT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first tried Acadia last year during Portland dining month. The food is amazing, so we came back this year. We first started with the New Orleans BBQ Shrimp (not on the Portland Dining Month menu). This is one of the best dishes I have ever had. The sauce/gravy over the shrimp I could eat with a spoon it is so good. The dressing on the green salad is just light and flavorful, and with the egg on it, very good. This year my husband had the smoked pork cheeks in the creamy cheese grits, while I had the catfish. Both were great. The flavors just so yummy. The crust on the catfish stayed crunchy through the entire meal and was just plain good. Our only disappointment of the evening was the bread pudding. We so had our sights set on the bread pudding with the bourbon sauce, but they were serving a king cake version of bread pudding. It was still really good, the other one is amazing. If Acadia were closer to us we would go on a regular basis as it's a great spot, the service is wonderful and just an overall enjoyable experience.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I ordered the étouffée and a sazerac. Both were good, but I expected a bit more for a dish that costs $36.

I enjoyed the étouffée, but I think I prefer the thicker and more rich version they serve at Jake’s. The included soft shell crab was also good, though I was disappointed that mine was missing one of it’s claws (i.e. my favorite part).

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D
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful meal. This has become a tradition for us to dine at Acadia on Fat Tuesday.

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OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Music was too loud, but otherwise it was an excellent experience.

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DW
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went there for Fat Tuesday and the food was good. The barbecue shrimp was my favorite. I did feel that the server pushed us a little bit to get done because there was a reservation behind us. It kind of took away from the evening.

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