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Acacia

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2637 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-1012
609-895-9885
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: "Inventive American Cuisine"- We are a BYOB restaurant.- We are closed...
"Inventive American Cuisine"- We are a BYOB restaurant.- We are closed Mondays.- We are less than a mile from Rt 95 and just a few miles south of Princeton. - We have free parking.- We are street level and easily accessible for wheelchairs.
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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Foodie Restaurant in Lawrenceville.

Things generally are very excellent here but not consistently so. They miss a beast once in a while. But the're trying hard to improve (it's new management and chef) so we keep returning.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
2JerseyJim
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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princeton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have dined at Acacia for probably 20 years now. Over the years it has changed hands and we will admit that we stopped going there for a period of time. But we recently took a look at the website/menu and realized that a new chef/owner was in place and wanted to give it a try. We dined there last... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I had given a great review after the first time we had great experience with food and service. Since then, we had dinner many time and always enjoyed the great food; the service was always medium to slow when the restaurant becomes full, since usually you never see more than 2 waitresses. Last night's experience was awful. We were a... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Acacia has been open for over 20 years and ownership has changed a couple of times.We had dinner last night and were pleasantly surprised how excellent the meal was.I had the 2 specials sweet and sour shrimp appetizer which was cooked perfectly.The shrimp were cooked to the right consistency and it was accompanied with bok choy,and pickled onions amongst other... More 

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Lovely little place unexpectedly perched on Rte 206 in L'ville. Very good food and service. Very comfortable and warm setting. Worth the trip!!

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Martinsville, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The meal was wonderful! The service was very good. I really enjoyed all of the appetizers especially the octopus! Dessert- you must try the peanut butter chocolate mousse with sea salt caramel ice cream- OMG! Most importantly we were not rushed through our meal even though it was a special day.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a wonderful experience at ACACIA! From the moment we walked in and sat down to when we left could not have had a better time. Our waitress Terry was honest when asked about the food and helped us make our delicious choices! The fact that it is a BYOB makes it that much better. Was able to enjoy and... More 

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Perrineville, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A 3 course luncheon beginning with pear salad presented beautifully with thinly sliced pear flared over greens with a touch of bleu cheese and cran raisins. Entree of roasted salmon with spinach and lentils, absolutely delicious and to finish in grand style -butterscotch creme brulee..We were spoiled. Acacia is now on our A list. Can't wait to sample the next...... More 

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Somerville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food was very good and service great and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to try a something special.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Things generally are very excellent here but not consistently so. They miss a beast once in a while. But the're trying hard to improve (it's new management and chef) so we keep returning.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Acacia recently got a new chef. They retained the old standards but added a variety of excellent new fish dishes. If your taste goes the other way the sirloin is always cooked to perfection. Added to this the restaurant is BYOB so you can bring a variety of spirits with you. The venue is well thought out and they always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2637 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-1012
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: 609-895-9885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 32
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

Description

"Inventive American Cuisine"- We are a BYOB restaurant.- We are closed Mondays.- We are less than a mile from Rt 95 and just a few miles south of Princeton. - We have free parking.- We are street level and easily accessible for wheelchairs.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?