Acacia Food & Wine

4.3
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328 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Modern European
The kitchen at Acacia Food & Wine has a reputation for delivering top Modern European & American cuisine in Washington, DC. Our team of talented chefs incorporate elements of Italian, Spanish, French, and American cooking into our inventive menu.

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Special menus

  • Sunday Brunch 🥂

    Starting Jul 21, 2020
    Join us for Sunday Brunch 🍳🥞🥓 We are offering Bottomless Drinks $29 Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Sangria & Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Whiskey, Sparkling Wine & Draft Beers (no shots, neat or on the rocks) ALL MUST participate & 2 hour time limit

Offers

You deserve to be Happy!

Starting Jul 20, 2020 · Sun 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tue - Sat 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
We have Happy Hour Everyday. (Front Patio) Bites: Starting to $7 trough $13 / Beers: $5 / Wines: $6 / Liquors: $7 / Cocktails: $9 / 32oz Draft Beers Pitcher: $14 / 32oz Cocktails Pitcher: $24 Tuesday - Sunday / 3 - 6pm Join us for the Happy Hour🍷🍸🍹🥃

Wine Wednesday 🍷50% Off Wine Bottles ALL NIGHT!

Starting Jul 20, 2020 · Sun 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tue - Sat 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
We specialize emphasizing Italian, French, Spanish & American cuisine all which can be paired with our extensive collection of 60 plus wines by the bottle. 🍷 Cheers for the happiness 🥂

Taco Tuesday 🌮🌮🌮

Starting Jul 20, 2020 · Sun 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tue - Sat 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
We have Taco Tuesday special menu every Tuesday's. (only serving Tuesday's) Order your favorite Tacos with the pitcher Classic or Strawberry Margaritas 🍸🍸
What 328 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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vipCasualdiner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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AnaT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acacia is great for social distance dining. I love their large patio, and the food is good as well 👍🏼

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JoeM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipRachelN
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCasualdiner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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JeffreyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely experience given the situation (covid). So happy to have Acacia as a neighborhood option!

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vipCathyH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We are outside with plenty of social distancing. Our server was especially helpfu.

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RobC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great, food was good, and the service excellent.

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vipAlCarter
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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.

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vipMari
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another excellent meal! A great place for a good lunch - thank you!

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Wooly
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The waiter was very nice and attentive. The food nothing special but worked for a quick meal before a nearby event.

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vipDCveg
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipNancyA
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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.

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Mairsie
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fiver of us, a lovely meal with old friends ii came to DC to see

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vipFancyNancy
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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

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TonyP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipColleenH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great food and wine selection. Sat outside and enjoyed a nice dinner with family

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vipNancyB
Washington DC
197 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great small plates and an impressive wine list. Nice to sit outside on a beautiful evening.

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good neighborhood place for getting together with friends if you don't like the hustle-bustle of downtown.

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emilyk
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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.

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MH2019
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Uninspired menu, at least one dish was inedible, and service was poor.

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vipalwaysamazing
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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Rupertpb
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KayC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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Lydia
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wanted to listen to Jazz and have a nice dinner. Met expectations!

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MrsJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience5

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.

Acacia Food & Wine
Responded on November 12, 2018

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

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vipCentralRemainsAFavorite
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipMarohnj
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Worst service I have ever had at a restaurant. Food was ok. Not returning.

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1Barbacuda
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipKeith
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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Cats
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were lovely as always. But Mediterranean fish entree (fried fish ?) was a little strange . Kale salad was wonderful. Waitress was lovely

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A little pricey, but great food. Loved the calamari - light, crisp and tender with tasty aioli. Amazing jazz combo performing.

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vipBabs
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive always gone for the food and the ambience but now there's jazz every Saturday night so I expect to be a regular!

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JudithK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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StephenM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience5

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.

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RoseS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dining experience. Service was good and the food was good also. What was so nice is that we had time to catch up, without being rushed. We could talk without having to raise our voices. dining outside under an overhang, was the best!

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Acacia Food & Wine does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Acacia Food & Wine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 537-1040.

Acacia Food & Wine is rated 4.3 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

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