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Acacia of Lawrenceville

4.6
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675 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Due to CVOID-19 Restrictions we will be offering outside dining only. Tables of 2-4 are allotted 1 1/2 hours to dine. If you need additional time please call the restaurant directly 609-895-9885

Here at Acacia simplicity is the key, Chef/Owner Christopher Voigtsberger believes in using local ingredients whenever possible. We don’t try to mask ingredients with heavy sauces, instead we like to let the ingredients shine. We believe in showcasing what New Jersey has to offer and putting our own spins on familiar dishes. From the food to the service we believe in giving the guest the ultimate experience, one that they can come to expect time and time again.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 675 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YvetteF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great find! Lovely restaurant and inventive menu. Delish! Great service. Would go again.

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ihatenicknames
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Service was good, outdoor environment safe. The food was horrendous. Undercooked pasta and corn risotto which was watery white rice (also undercooked) with kernels of corn. The Acacia of old is long gone. Never again...steer clear.

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BeeG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening! Food and service were excellent.

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vipMichelleV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem of a place! Food and service was fantastic! The calamari appetizer and ceviche were both delicious and full of flavor. Homemade pasta dish and sesame crusted tuna were delectable as well! Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Acacia! We started with 4 appetizers, Korean Wings, Fried Green Tomatoes, Ceviche and Ricotta Toast with peaches. Each one was absolutely delicious. My husband could not stop raving about the Smash burger. He said it was probably the best burger he has ever had. The outside dining area is comfortable and the social distancing is perfect. Service as always is friendly and well paced. One of our favorite dining locations.

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SamuelF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good service and food, but parked on the sidewalk along RT 206 with lots of traffic and truck noise made it hard to hear our conversation.

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vipLvillediner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

Despite asking for another seat, we were seated closet to the parking lot while ample other seating remained empty the entire time there. Smash burger and roll were both greasy. I thought we found a new regular place to eat but we won’t be back.

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vipSRA2801
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were very good; the server was attentive and easily managed our special requests.

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vipDedicated
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Outside seating works and social distancing is well maintained. Unfortunately the steady and noisy traffic on 206 makes for an annoyance and conversation is difficult. A canopy being planned may make the experience better. Food was excellent and the desserts including Tres Leches cake were exceptional. Highly recommend.

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vipMaryB1994
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was delicious —-both the meal & the experience!!!

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LauraC
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was good and the service was excellent. Wish we were not seated close to the road. Noisy

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HeatherP
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service ! Waiter was very efficient and safe with mask and gloves entire time!

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vipTomR
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service as always Perfect !!!

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StephanieP
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was great. We love this restaurant at and will continue to return!

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vipBruno68
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening and nice setup for outdoor seating. No vegan options on the menu but I had called ahead and they said no problem they could make vegan dish to accommodate me. In future I’d love to see some permanent vegan menu choices. The vegan dish they made was an adaptation of their most expensive menu item, a tuna dish, basically prepared without the tuna and more vegetables. It was delicious.

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MeredithW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely to sit outside! The food and service were amazing, we felt very safe and were not rushed.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time there, the food was fantastic and our server Lauren was super attentive. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It felt great to eat and done outside with all of the chaos going on in the world. Acacia was able to give my boyfriend and I a greta date night out that hasn’t happened in months. Will most definitely be back and telling others about the outstanding dinner we had!

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CharlesK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Ate outside for gf's birthday. They did a great job of spacing guests and wearing masks. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Happy to have supported this restaurant during these trying times.

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vipSharonC
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great outside patio. BYOB - great too!!

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vipStephanieR
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding place and food. Nice outside seating under Covid regulations. Come and support them!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic diner, great food and service. Great to be dining out again.

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vipIsabelM
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipcDav
New England
68 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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.

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Cathy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have a gluten allergy and they were very accommodating and the food was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend.

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JustinS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Went for the power lunch . Was very food. Service was nice . Beef stew and the coffee cake were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed gluten free options.

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Pookie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipWineandDine
New York Area
1071 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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TomS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Great service. Will definitely go back.

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PhilE
Boise
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful location, great food, friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the roasted carrot starter. Husband’s duck was perfectly cooked.

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vipupscalediner1
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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Levy4nj
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines Day +1. Had a wonderful time with friends!

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viprgoody
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Very nice. However it was quite cold in there. Food and service was good tables not too close

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NJFamily5
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipPatty
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

FAQs

Acacia of Lawrenceville offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 895-9885.

Acacia of Lawrenceville is rated 4.6 stars by 675 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.