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“Charming B&B, Great Food, Very Reasonably Priced, Lovely People”
Review of Acorn Restaurant

Acorn Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Harlem
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

This restaurant was highly recommended to us as we were visiting the area; we ate lunch here before leaving to come back home. The family who owns this B&B is very friendly and multi-talented. The B&B is gorgeous and we hope to be able to stay there on our next visit. The restaurant was quite impressive and it is open to the public also.

In addition to running the inn, they prepare all the food from scratch - their two daughters help with the cooking; as well as one being a professional photographer and the other an event planner. Fantastic place for a wedding or party too. There are samples of her photographs around and they are absolutely stunning.

We were very impressed just being here for lunch. The food is plentiful, the prices are excellent. A sandwich which includes pickle spear, bag of chips plus your iced tea ranges from $4.95 - $6.95 (and for only one dollar more you can substitue the chips for a side. Here in St. Augustine, Florida the iced tea is about $2.50 by itself.) They make these fantastic french fries which are a cross between a fry and potato chips - delicious !

I would highly recommend eating here or having a special event at this lovely location. I'm not too knowledgeable about their reservation policy, etc - check out their website:

www.redoakmanor.com

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Reviewed March 17, 2011

This restaurant has excellent customer service, but such a odd and unattractive menu. Granted their breakfast menu is pretty good, but their lunch and dinner menu's do not make any sense. The majority of the area is a rural southern area; therefore, one would assume that this restaurant would have southern foods. Wrong! Their vegetables are not seasoned properly, and there is not any fried chicken or fried fish on the menu. Also, why don't these guys capitalize on the holidays and mix up their daily or weekly specials a little? Take mardi gras for instance. How hard is it to make some gumbo or shrimp po boys one week a year?

As for their dinner menu, I give them a thumbs up for their iron chef competitions, but what about an everyday dinner? Yes, if you want a steak, then this is a good place to go. But, what if you want something else? On their dinner menu, you usually only have 2 choices, and the average person in harlem is only looking to spend $9-$14 per person on dinner; not $23.

In closing, I think that this place has excellent potential, but they have to drastically revise their menu before I would return.

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LeeAnn2007, Owner at Acorn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2011

Thank you for your comments about the Acorn Restaurant at Red Oak Manor.

I am sorry that our vegetables were not to your liking. If you would not mind letting me know which vegetables you ordered and what you might recommend, we will take that under advisement.

We do occasionally offer fried chicken as a daily special. Since we take like to prepare plates as they are ordered and it takes 18 minutes to deep fry a bone-in chicken breast, we realize that this is not always a good choice for our lunch guests. In July of 2010, a fried fish sandwich was added to our menu. Beginning in January of 2011, Thursday night's special is our Fish & Chips baskets.

On Friday evenings, we offer our five course meal in addition to our normal lunch & dinner menu which ranges from $5 to $10.

In previous years we offered holiday buffets for Mardi Gras as well as St. Patrick's day, that did not go over well. Trying to be good stewards we have opted not to continue those. You will find traditional specials around Thanksgiving and Christmas and Bar-b-que around national holidays of Memorial, Independence, and Labor days.

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Reviewed December 14, 2010

Tried out their special Friday night fine dining as advertised on their website. Their price fixe menu offers several entrees along with an appetizer, soup, salad, and a dessert. For all five courses, you can eat for under $25. Restaurant does have a beer and wine license but doesn't push the alcohol - didn't even see it offered on the menu. During the week this place serves a casual lunch and dinner, with Friday advertised as something special. The food was good, but the atmosphere was awful. You eat in basically a large room with round tables, with the walls decorated with local artwork and family pictures. The only concession for Friday nights is that the tables have white tableclothes and gold plate chargers are set out. Since the Friday menu changes periodically, we plan on going back, just knowing that jeans and t-shirts are acceptable attire.

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