Acacia of Lawrenceville

4.7
773 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Acacia where simplicity is key. We use local ingredients whenever possible. From our food to our service, we strive to give our guests an exceptional dining experience, one that they can come to expect time and time again. We offer both heated, covered outdoor dining and indoor dining.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 773 people are saying
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vipRoni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Need a new chef !

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BertR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great for our Anniversary celebration. The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. It was a cool night but the heaters worked well and we had a very nice time. looking forward to our next visit.

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vipRICHARDD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good
A local gem

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Annabelle
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fully enjoyed our dining experience. We reserved the outdoor dining on a very cold day and the server set up two portable heaters around us to keep us warm. Could not have expected a better service and the trout stuffed with crabmeat entree was delicious. Will definitely go back again.

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Susan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently well prepared and delicious, and the dining room ambience sets the mood for fine dining. We are regulars at this restaurant.

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vipBrian
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a nice evening on Saturday. Service was great, food as always very good.
Ran into an old ( Randy ) friend and did some catching up.
Will be back.

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EllenT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are new to Lawrenceville, moving here from the shoreline area of southeastern Connecticut just a month ago. So we have been anxious to get to know the local restaurants. We reserved Acacia for a Saturday night which I usually avoid for the heavier weekend dinner traffic, especially during the pandemic. But this was the day we have available and we had no trouble getting a reservation a day earlier. The menu was extensive with many enticing choices and with a variety of meats and pastas. I had the homemade fettucine with veal ragout sauce and my husband chose the short ribs. Both were excellent. Earlier we had shared the calamari in chili sauce which was huge and very good. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone living or visiting the Princeton area.

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BigMick
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit will not be last time. Great menu selection with great fresh ingredients. Food is prepared to order. Outstanding!

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JanetP
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, and social distancing, but the service was a little slower than I thought it would have been

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always and the food was spectacular

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LovedIt
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food is always good, the service is great and a very nice setup for outdoor dining even in cold weather.

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vipNatalieB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was outstanding from beginning to end. We sat outside on their heated porch which I hope they keep as a permanent option. The food was fantastic and our server was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was terrible ordered shrimp scampi and it had salad size shrimp in it the dish had no taste I couldn’t eat it it was awful my husbands pork was well done he asked for medium the service was ok there was no one in the restaurant and not much for the help or cook to do to not be able to focus and get it right definitely not going back

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BTPrinceton
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great outdoor eating space, and friendly staff make this restaurant one of our top choices when we want to go out to eat for either lunch or dinner. Highly recommended!

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vipsunron
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sittting on the front porch having flatiron steak and crabcakes - in March.!!
Couldn't be better.

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DorothyM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was helpful and attentive. The food was delicious!

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vipMarkc
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Not as good as when I was there last time. My main dish was too salty tasting. Maybe it was just a bad night because in the past was always great.

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vipRICHARDD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

always something inventive and delicious on the specials menu
never get tired of going here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. One of the best restaurants in Princeton area.

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vipWineandDine
New York Area
1094 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chris makes an outstanding pork chop. I had one at another great restaurant a few days earlier, but the quality of the pork and his preparation (served with home made pieces of sausage and polenta, and topped with a wonderful fig compote) is not to be missed!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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vipLARRYL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service were first rate. The calamari was cooked to a crispy perfection and the sauce with it was delicious. The raw salmon dish was fresh and well seasoned as well. We shared the seafood risotto and steak frites. Everything was cooked to order. Definitely a place worth dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Acacia! It’s always our family’s go to for a beautiful and relaxing meal. We always feel very well cared for bc the service is spot on and the food is delicious. They are doing a great job of taking care of their customers during a very challenging time.

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vipwarrenu
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual this restaurant has become one of my 4 or 5 go to places to dine. We can bring our own wine and they always offer interesting special along with a varied menu.

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ivyJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for a date night. He had the beet salad and seafood risotto special and i had the pear salad and the crab/lemon-stuffed trout. Absolutely excellent food. The skin on my trout was phenomenal- crispy, not greasy, just delicious food. The atmosphere was quiet, although all the tables were occupied. Proper covid spacing and protocols. Overall, just excellent experience.

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vipLenka
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our third trip to Acacia and every time was wonderful. Nice ambiance and accommodations both inside and outside. The food was superb! If you like calamari - they are the best we ever had. Don't forget your bottle of wine, it's BYOB. Great for a date or a group of friends. Looking forward to going back again soon.

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JeffS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always good! A nice dinner atmosphere with good service!

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vipRuthie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and love Acacia. We went to Valentine’s Day! The food was delicious and the service is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren and Chef Chris are awesome with their unique modern dishes. They are also very accommodating to adjust dishes to your liking. Great staff, ambience and location. Highly recommend if you’re ever in the Princeton area!

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vipLoriS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for an early dinner (due to weather coming) for Mom's birthday 1/31/21. Have had very good meals there in recent past, but our Mushroom Pappardelle was quite bland and uneventful. Appies and salad were good though ( Buffalo Cauliflower, Salmon tartar and the calamari; roasted beet salad). Although service wasn't terrible (considering we were the only one's in the restaurant) the server (can't remember his name) acted as if he didn't want to be there. If I would have rated this in the past it would be a 4 star review, but we were disappointed in the overall experience.

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KatB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First time here. Was seated next to a very loud table of 4 which I don't even think was 6 feet away. Once we ordered, it felt like forever before our appetizer came, maybe 45 minutes, which is not acceptable. It did come nice and hot, but we felt like we had to stare down the waiter/host when we were waiting so long. When each course came, the food was indeed delicious, but not sure I want to wait that long again.

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unknown
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant has been open for over 25 years. When you can last in the retaurant business for that long, you are doing something right. Food was properly prepared, covid precautions were being followed. Our server was excellent. Personable and attentive but not overly so. Menu was small but that is becoming commonplace under covid. It is a byob. A nice place to enjoy a great meal with friends.

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vipLenka
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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vipWineandDine
New York Area
1094 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The crab and trout offering is an outstanding recipe and one of several great meals that I've had here in past weeks. I really appreciate the changing menu that offers foods of the highest quality.

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Julia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and seating is appropriately spaced. The food was delicious but the prices are a bit high for what you get. We opted for comfort food -- griggstown fried chicken and crab cakes and shared an appetizer between the three of us. Before tip, the bill was $90 for three people. It's BYOB. The dining room was chilly, which made the food chill pretty quickly, but not a buzz kill. To note, you know those places that have crappy elevator music? Not Acacia. Even though it's just a sound system, the music choice is always cool. I would definitely dine here again, and would recommend it.

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vipCohenJack
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had crabcakes, mushroom creme soup, gnocchi and apple cobbler, all terrific. The heat lamps made outdoor dining perfect.

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vipBobL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Years Eve dinner with family

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Alexis
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here! We came here for NYE and they had a pre fixe menu. Overall great options on the menu. Big portions. Delicious food. The scallops were cooked to perfection. I also got the crab stuffed sole. It was so flavorful and fresh. The chocolate financier dessert was the perfect ending! The service was great and so was the atmosphere! Definitely can’t wait to go back and try the regular menu!

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GCRD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, delicious meal for NY Eve! Needed something special to get 2021 started and Acacia didn’t disappoint. 4 course menu, many choices for all tastes/preferences. Generous portions, expertly prepared. Loved the roasted beet salad! Servers very helpful. Will be back.....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with the fam. Loved it! Always love it at Acacia.

FAQs

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

Acacia of Lawrenceville is rated 4.7 stars by 773 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 reservations at the moment.