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Acacia Food & Wine
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- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Best atmosphere- we really impressed our friends!
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.
Acacia is great for social distance dining. I love their large patio, and the food is good as well 👍🏼
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.
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.
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!
lovely experience given the situation (covid). So happy to have Acacia as a neighborhood option!
We are outside with plenty of social distancing. Our server was especially helpfu.
Drinks were great, food was good, and the service excellent.
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.
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.
Another excellent meal! A great place for a good lunch - thank you!
The waiter was very nice and attentive. The food nothing special but worked for a quick meal before a nearby event.
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.
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!
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.
Fiver of us, a lovely meal with old friends ii came to DC to see
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
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.
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.
Great food and wine selection. Sat outside and enjoyed a nice dinner with family
Great small plates and an impressive wine list. Nice to sit outside on a beautiful evening.
Good neighborhood place for getting together with friends if you don't like the hustle-bustle of downtown.
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.
Uninspired menu, at least one dish was inedible, and service was poor.
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
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.
This is a lovely restaurant near UDC. The wine list was very nice, the menu was varied but not too extensive, and the ambiance quite lovely. There were only two servers, the waiter and the bartender, but they were attentive and kept the pace of the meal pretty smooth. At the end, they presented us with a glass of port, which was nice. The crème brulee was so delicious!
Wanted to listen to Jazz and have a nice dinner. Met expectations!
My husband and I were eager to try out this establishment for a last minute date night, we tend to frequent places where there is great wine, vegan food, and live jazz. I wasn't disappointed when we arrived, the music was amazing, the decor modern, and classy, and we were seated quickly, ( I made reservations prior). The hostess chose a table for us, which was nice but only ideal to me, unfortunately my husband had his back to the band. After a few minutes of perusing the wine list, we asked a tall gentleman who worked there would it be possible to switch to the table beside us so we both can visually enjoy the band, he hesitated, and relied no. It was a four seat table, so I can understand it being reserved for 4 guests. After an hour or so another couple came in, and they were seated to a two set table behind us, they asked the same tall fellow could they be seated at the 4 seat table beside us, he hesitated but said sure. Now my husband and I both looked confused as to why our requests wasn't granted and theirs was. We decided not to say anything at the time. We thought is it because we were younger than that other couple, (mind you we're in the 40s club), was it because our skin is darker, what? Hmmm I wonder? So for anyone who frequents Acacia food & wine, be mindful.
Hello Mrs. J, We are very sorry to hear about your experience. We are normally know for our exceptional attention to our customer needs & to the details, we regret that we missed that mark. Even thou Saturday is a busy night we had some cancellations last minute and we tried to make everyone happy. So let us apologize again, we will try do better next time. Please contact us if you like to discuss any further. Sincerely Yours
We had seen Acacia from Connecticut Avenue a few times as we drove by. On the night we went, we had been searching OpenTable for "Mediterranean" and when we got to Acacia, we each (separately) thought "That menu looks fantastic!" so when we each weighed in it was a no-brainer. It was too chilly to dine outside, but we can't wait for warm weather again. Their outside is rather nicely appointed and looks fantastic! Inside, at first we were afraid that the band, which was getting set up, would be too loud, so we requested a table toward the back. As it turns out, the band was first of all, excellent, and secondly, performed at a volume level appropriate for their space. It was an outstanding addition to the ambiance. By the way, the live music is every Saturday. Dinner was wonderful. The appetizers alone, while not always easily shared, were creative and well prepared. Our entrees were equally well prepared, mine in particular, the black and blue filet mignon, was excellent. The staff was excellent. Everyone contributed and were attentive without being overbearing. Hannah, our primary server, was wonderful. The manager also recommended a wonderful bottle of wine, Taplin Cellars Terra9, which accompanied most of our mains perfectly. We've lived in DC for over 30 years and often find ourselves looking for new digs. Acacia definitely was a fortunate new find for us!
Worst service I have ever had at a restaurant. Food was ok. Not returning.
My husband I I brought my mother, who is 84 and hard of hearing, to Acacia on Saturday night. Much as I enjoy live music, I was dismayed to see a jazz trio letting up, as we arrived, because I was afraid we wouldn’t be able to hear each other speak. The staff quickly sized up the situation and led us to the patio, where we sat in a gentle summer breeze, listening to muted but still enjoyable jazz in the background, and conversing over delicious bison kebabs, glazed salmon, vegetables, and salads. It was a delightful evening in an unexpected oasis in the city.
Acacia used to be one of my favs but about five years ago the chef left and it has never really recovered. It’s OK but nothing special.
Ambiance and service were lovely as always. But Mediterranean fish entree (fried fish ?) was a little strange . Kale salad was wonderful. Waitress was lovely
A little pricey, but great food. Loved the calamari - light, crisp and tender with tasty aioli. Amazing jazz combo performing.
Ive always gone for the food and the ambience but now there's jazz every Saturday night so I expect to be a regular!
Acacia Food & Wine is an unfortunately (fortunately for me because I can seating) neighborhood gem on Connecticut Avenue, a stone throw away from the Van Ness Metro station and UDC. The bistro style restaurant, owned by Uzi Turker offers more than 70 wines and a menu ranging from generously-sized (and modestly priced) mezze plates to full dinners that are, like the lemon chicken sized for two (or lunch tomorrow). Everything I tasted thus far is super fresh prepared and delicious for someone like me who loves Mediterranean cuisine. On balmy summer nights, my friends and I love sitting outside - listen to the traffic go by and taking our time enjoying our meals and drinks. Just like in Europe. No pressure by the staff to eat and go. Love their special events like wine-tastings, and increasingly more live jazz events.
Terrible.Steaks were ordered med rare but came well done and watteryGreek salad was a joke.To top it all they charged me to use a credit card without disclosing this on a$120.tab.Fool of an owner The waitress Hannah was awesome.She can come to work for me.Dont go there He is ripoff.
You can order delivery directly from Acacia Food & Wine using the Order Online button. Acacia Food & Wine also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Acacia Food & Wine also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 537-1040.
Acacia Food & Wine is rated 4.4 stars by 329 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 bookings at the moment.