Acacia of Lawrenceville
We had a superb dining experience. Our waiter and other server were so good and personable. The food was exceptional! Unfortunately, due to the ongoing virus the restaurant aa totally empty . We were the only customers! But, we would definitely go back.
Everything was wonderful but the service was uncharacteristically slow. The server indicated it was due to having Pork Chops but we have had that before and they came out more timely. It wasn't terrible by any means but it is the first time we ever had to ask when our food was coming. Otherwise it was great as usual.
I have a gluten allergy and they were very accommodating and the food was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend.
Went for the power lunch . Was very food. Service was nice . Beef stew and the coffee cake were very good.
Enjoyed gluten free options.
Easily one of the best meals I've had in the past few years. Excellent creative dishes providing a balance of flavors and preparations. The top appetizer among the 3 ordered was the Salmon tartare. Perfect combination served with a Ponzu sauce, ginger, peanuts and crunchy nappa cabbage. Short rib croquettes and grilled Octopus skewers were good, but the Salmon was excellent.
The table ordered the duck special, day boat scallops and pan roasted salmon. The duck was the most tasty of the 3 though all were enjoyed enough to be ordered again. The duck was tender with a balance of flavors satisfying in a single bite. One of the orders came out rarer than expected and it was whisked away and returned quickly, without a fuss and cooked perfectly.
Service was exceptional. The server provided information about each dish and made recommendations based upon our questions. She was spot on with her recommendations. We had various servers over the course of dinner, we never felt that there was missed beat or a drop in service.
Desserts are worth saving some space for and seemed made on the premises providing a variety of fresh options. Pear Frangipane, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Coffee Cake were the 3 ordered . The Frangipane was perfect for anyone that loves almond flavor but not too overpowering for those that don't worship at the alter of Marzipan to enjoy. The Sticky Toffee Pudding had the faintest hint of spice to it, toffee pieces and looked like it would be a dense cake but quite light. I didn't try the Coffee Cake myself, though the friend that ordered it and the server had a discussion how many think, 'Boring, coffee cake', and it was anything but. They commented about how light and airy it was.
After lingering for well over 1/2 hour talking at our table and the staff never rushed us. I can't believe that in the over 10 plus years I've known about this restaurant this is the 1st time I've gone. It definitively won't be the last.
The mid-winter menu has offered up some wonderful food in the past few weeks. Last evening's combination of octopus skewers and spinach and ricotta agnolotti was outstanding.
Excellent food. Great service. Will definitely go back.
Wonderful location, great food, friendly service.
My wife said we were at this restaurant years ago. I didn’t remember being there. I promise I won’t forget about this restaurant again. Everything great topped off by the best desserts I ever had
Loved the roasted carrot starter. Husband’s duck was perfectly cooked.
Had dinner on Saturday of Valentines day weekend -
The wait staff as well as the water staff etc. did a great job with a overflowing group of dinners.
Hats off to them and the quality of the food did not suffer -- excellant
Valentines Day +1. Had a wonderful time with friends!
Very nice. However it was quite cold in there. Food and service was good tables not too close
Acacia has a $20 Power Lunch menu where one selects an appetizer/sou, or salad and a main entree. With that, one also receives a selected dessert menu. Food was delicious and the price can't be beat!!
We passed this restaurant so many times while our daughter was a student at Rider University...finally visited 8 years later. So glad we did, and so sad we didn't sooner. Great food, great atmosphere, and BYOB to boot!! Will definitely go back again!
Never disappointed at Acacia! Birthday dinner with friends and I requested Rack of Lamb for 3 of us. The lamb was prepared to perfection along with the whipped potatoes and sautéed spinach.
Service is attentive, friendly and professional. Thank you Lauren and Chris for your innovative and delicious menu each season!
We had a lovely dinner at Acacia; the food was terrific and the server and kitchen even created a special meal for one of our party who had special dietary requirements.
menu a little limited and not exactly what was listed on their website.food was excellent. very good service
our waitress gave excellent recommendations, the only downside was the restaurant was very loud.an added bonus is that it's byob, adds to the value.
We love it
Crispy calamari is a delicious appetizer. The paella is also very good. Our server was attentive and friendly. We like Acacia and will return.
Great food, good company with friends. It was a bit noisy so it was hard sometimes to have a consecration
Quiet night but food still reliably good.
Food, Service, and Atmosphere are excellent. One of our favorite places in the area for a special occasion. Have never had a bad mean there.
very pleasantly surprised. food was great, had a paella and a short rib. Best short rib i have ever had.
The Calllimari app was pretty good, but some fishy pieces. Caesar salad very good. The $35 porterhouse pork chop in a sweet and sour sauce was awful. The pork was overcooked. The sauce was nothing special. The cauliflower pieces were overcooked mush and burned .... actually black. The polenta was good. This meal was not worth the money. We will not be back. This was the 2nd visit to this restaurant and we were hoping for an improvement over last year in the summer. Another expensive disappointment.
NYE dinner perfect as always
Food and service were excellent. Great choices for individuals who have to eat gluten free and want delicious options.
Our party of 4 had a wonderful dinner to celebrate daughter and husband’s birthdays on Dec 21st. After attending Christmas Carol in Princeton on Christmas Eve, we decided to return and had another outstanding dinner! It was much more crowded than our previous visit but everything was flawless. We started with the calamari that was light and crispy and had the most delicious sauce! We all enjoyed salads and we asked for special add ons, e.g., goat cheese, beets, etc that the server cheerfully responded “not a problem.” For entrees, three of us wanted to try something different than our last visit 4 days ago and ordered the swordfish, gnocchi, and cacio pepe. Husband ordered the steak again and said it was just as good as he remembered! The swordfish was a huge, thick delicious fillet prepared perfectly. And the pasta dishes were also outstanding. Next time we need to leave room for dessert!
Think we’re going to be regulars!
We had not been to Acacia for years and our adult kids had never been there. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. It turned out to be the perfect spot for our early Christmas celebration.
Our holiday party let me know how great everything was for the second year in a row. How does one pick a restaurant to please different tastes? Acacia has made it an easy choice.
Food and service was excellent! The Red Snapper special was delicious.
Every entree was stupendous. Several vegetarian options available. Best duck we ever tasted. Swordfish moist & flavorful. Dining room packed to capacity but our server was a pro & always available when needed. BYOB an added plus. Also free parking in lot out back.
Food and service always excellent.
Acacia has been consistently very good over the years. This visit was no exception. They worked well with my wife’s food allergies and everything was delicious and generously portioned. The BYOB aspect seals the deal. Highly recommend!
We love this cozy restaurant where we can always count on outstanding food and excellent service.
Still great after all these years: Creative menu, excellent quality sustainable ingredients, an attentive and experienced waitstaff...what more could you desire in a top restaurant? We say nothing, which is why we return year after year.
Our family from NYC visited us. They were impressed with the food. I thought service was very good.
My daughter and I had lunch at Acacia during the Central Jersey Restaurant Week promotion. We enjoyed the $20 3 course lunch, and look forward to returning.