About Acacia Mid-town
Owners Aline and Chef Dale Reitzer continue the tradition of fine cuisine they perfected at the former location in Carytown for 10 years. We have a fine dining answer to the casual restaurant, or a casual approach to fine dining. Our menu is regional American, with an emphasis on seafood and fresh, local, top-quality products with clean flavor profiles, cooked with consideration and to perfection by the Chef.
American, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Acacia is available for your off-site party. Whether it be an intimate dinner in your home or an affair to remember, keep Acacia in mind when planning your next event so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the party.
Complimentary valet and on street parking
Private Party Facilities:
The private dining space is toward the rear of the restaurant with three walls, one of which is the glass-encased wine room, and one functional art softwall by molo. It can accommodate up to forty five guests for a seated dinner or more for a standing reception.
Your event can be tailored to suit your needs, from a simple birthday party to an elaborate wedding reception and every business meeting in between. Chef Dale Reitzer will work hard to craft a menu sure to impress and delight, departing from the run-of-the-mill catering menus you’ve seen elsewhere.
Private Party Contact:
Aline Reitzer: 8045620138x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Acacia Mid-town Ratings and Reviews
Table was near patio and sliding doors w ...
Table was near patio and sliding doors were open creating a noisy environment. food was well prepared ,but several selections on the online menu were not available. They should have been removed or listed as not available. Mixed drinks were either too small or too expensive. one or the other needs to change.
Every detail of what we ordered was divi ...
Every detail of what we ordered was divine!! I was disappointed that so many items were sold out (crab cakes, soft shell crabs, and grouper). I would think they would be well prepared for a Friday evening so as not to run out of these items. I ended up with monkfish which was a pleasant substitute for the grouper. The chocolate flan was amazing and the favorite dessert of our group. I was pleased with the wine menu that included a few Spanish wines including my favorite sherry! I will definitely be back for more!!
Quality of lump crab cake was outstandi ...
Quality of lump crab cake was outstanding , very little to none filler used. Very flavorful scallop without any fishy odor .
Perfect evening from start to finish. Th ...
Perfect evening from start to finish. The attention to detail is unsurpassed by anyone else in the greater Richmond area. The staff handled our party of seven people effortlessly.
Ate here on a friends recommendation. Ou ...
Ate here on a friends recommendation. Our server did a good job. 1st course was the tuna ceviche which I didn't enjoy, felt like there was sugar added to it. Second course was a calamari salad which was a unique way to serve calamari, enjoyed this dish. Third course was the duck which was cooked really well. Overall I would give the food a B-. A few interesting things happened during the course of this meal though. Their service includes adding extra silverware to your table in addition to the silverware in your napkin setting. I swear we went through 8 forks over three courses. Odd and wasteful. I also gave the sever feedback that we didn't enjoy our "from the garden" potatoe vodka cocktail. It was a mixture of unique ingredients which didn't work at all and came out extremely sweet. I didnt expect anything from the feedback but after I let the server know, she as well the bartender and then a third person tasted the drink I had already drank from. The manager, I'm assuming, then came to the front of the restaurant and watched my table for some reason. Want to point out they still charged me for the drink, not that I asked for them not to, but just wanted to point out. I have the feeling the server didn't have the authority to remove the drink. The whole incident was strange. Wouldn't recommend the restaurant, better options in Richmond.
A group of four; ordered prix fixe. Foo ...
A group of four; ordered prix fixe. Food was very good but dessert (goat cheese pound cake with pineapple sorbet) so so . The sorbet was great -- cake not so. Staff very friendly. Frequently dine at this restaurant and food is always very good.
It was my guest's birthday and I had men ...
It was my guest's birthday and I had mentioned that on my reservation. Without mentioning it again, her dessert arrived with a lighted candle!!! Nice touch.
the staff wasn't friendly. not one pers ...
the staff wasn't friendly. not one person smiled at me except for the gentlemen at valet. shame because the food is really good.
Acacia Mid-town never disappoints. We e ...
Acacia Mid-town never disappoints. We each had the oysters for an appetizer, my friend had them fried and I ordered the raw. Both excellent, luckily we shared. Soft shells looked amazing on my friend's plate. I knew the crab cakes to be excellent and I enjoyed them along with the cheese grits as much or more than expected. We split a dessert and each had a coffee on the patio. Altogether a lovely evening. The service was on point, we never felt rushed or that we were in need of anything.
I've lived in Richmond for 60+ years and ...
I've lived in Richmond for 60+ years and I would consider our experience at Acacia in the top three dining experiences I've ever had! My soft shell crabs and my wife's crab cakes were prepared perfectly and were delicious. The service was prompt and friendly. Finished the meal off with a chocolate flan dessert and an excellent cup of coffee. Can't wait to return!
From the time we arrived till the end ev ...
From the time we arrived till the end everything was ON POINT! The drinks, service, food, everything was great. Our table of 14 was very satisfied without one complaint. That will tell you something when a place can make 14 people happy, DRINKS FOOD AND SERVICE.
Great For Special Occaisions
We had an excellent dining experience. Great table and timing between appetizer, salad and dinner was very appropriate - i.e. we were not rushed, but he waiter was there if we needed something. I also appreciate the restaurant not trying to kill you on drink prices like most others do. Also, they remembered it was our anniversary from the note I placed when making the reservation.
Loved the nonalcoholic drinks
We had a group of friends coming to Richmond for an art show opening. We needed a nice place to gather afterwards to spend time together. Acacia provided us with a lovely setting and delicious food.
Good food and timing. Waiter did forget ...
Good food and timing. Waiter did forget to order one app, which we had to wait for and no apology. Good for 4, but more than that and may have to talk loudly to hear.
Was able to get a reservation on a Fri n ...
Was able to get a reservation on a Fri night! Fish was excellent. Service attentive and helpful.
I was disappointed - I had heard great things about this restaurant. Service took too long (i server who seemed overwhelmed( and the fish I ordered lukewarm and i needed to have the server reheat. Salad and wine were good.
Great food but unreasonable rules
The food was outstanding but the rules there seem unreasonable. There is a "no substitution" rule, supposedly because chef wants "control" over the plate. That makes sense. But one member of our party is allergic to wheat. They would remove the side with wheat from the entree he wanted, but they would not substitute a gluten-free one (grits), instead requiring us to pay an additional 6 dollars to get a side with his entree. I will add that the prix fix menu had the entree he wanted with the gluten free side, but he didn't want to do the prix fix because there were no gluten free appetizers or desserts on this menu. a bit unreasonable I believe.
Great Food, Great Service. But...
...there's a stiffness to the place, a formality, that borders on the pretentious. I'm not looking for backslapping, but I'm also not looking for a house of worship. They should lighten up a bit and let the great food set the mood.
The food , the bartender, and the ambian ...
The food , the bartender, and the ambiance were awesome!
Best crab cake enter anywhere. Sautéed ...
Best crab cake enter anywhere. Sautéed , not fried, no fillers and served with delicious cheese grits. Doesn't get any better than that!
Soft shell crabs and crab entree superb. ...
Soft shell crabs and crab entree superb. Super fresh and no fillers in crab cakes. Have already recommended to many people. Surprised it wasn't packed on a wed night. It deserved it.
Yet another superb meal at Acacia! I can always count on Acacia to provide an excellent meal with the finest ingredients. Chef Reitzer has led the way since 1997, the year Acacia opened, with inventive cuisine featuring locally sourced purveyors. Aline Reitzer keeps the front of house held to the highest standards. With all of the fine restaurants in Richmond from which to choose Acacia still is tops!
Acacia makes potentially the best crab cakes in Richmond. Everything I have tried has been delicious and well presented. With an attentive wait staff, diners' needs and desires are rapidly satisfied. The noise level makes normal conversation difficult. Warm natured diners will rejoice finding the air conditioning works very well. For those who are more cold natured, bring a sweater or jacket . The temperature seems set for the busy wait staff rather than the diners.
The perfect mother's day spot
We know Acacia for seafood and they never disappoint. We found our server knowledgeable about the offerings and present just enough. The tautog was amazing and you can always count on the scallops. Do yourself a favor and get a side of grits!
The bartender was fantastic and super friendly, I highly recommend the Unibroue if they have it on the beverage menu. The tuna ceviche was beyond amazing as was the ribeye that I had. The only down side was our waiter. He didn't introduce himself, was not friendly in the least, and he made me feel rather stupid when I tried to order our appetizers. Apparently, and unbeknownst to me, you have to order all of your apps and your main dishes the same time. It's great of the server to inform you disdainfully of such things. Other than that, it was awesome.
Excellent ambiance, service and food.
We had terrific meal at Acacia after theatre. Our service was exceptional along with the ambiance of the restaurant... all topped off with exceptional meals for everyone in our group. I also want to mention the cocktails were excellent. Overall a wonderful dining experience and highly recommend.
We enjoyed the wonderful weeknight prix fixe. Extremely reasonable for,the quality of the food.
We dined at Acacia again this week. It is a favorite spot for us. Delicious seafood entrees prepared expertly. Waitstaff are friendly, professional, and knowledgable. A little too pricey for us for everyday dining, but perfect for our special occasions.
Acacia continues to impress
Had a fantastic evening. Delicious food with very good service made for a great experience. The scallops were cooked perfectly and the flounder was buttery smooth.
I love Acacia and the meals have always been delicious. The service at the bar was OK but I just found that none of the servers (at bar and restaurant) were overly friendly. They made no effort to smile or be kind. I will still come to Acacia but if another restaurant with exceptional food is available I will think twice about it because of this.
It was restaurant week and despite the the fact that Acacia was packed they still made it feel relaxing and special. The food was fantastic and the service perfect.
NO NO NO
Any restaurant who does know to chill an expensive bottle of wine needs to close! I'm pretty sure this will happen soon based on my conversation with a local chef. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. GO TO O'CHARLEYS AND GET A BETTER MEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing gnocchi that melt in your mouth! ...
Amazing gnocchi that melt in your mouth! Delicious Prix fixe menu for Restaurant Week.
Always first class
This is my "go-to" restaurant when I have company as the food and service are always first class. The seafood selection is wonderful and always fresh. Every meal is memorable with innovative selections that are expertly cooked. Dale and Aline are commended for their attention to details and for the delicious food that comes from their kitchen. One of the very best restaurants in the Richmond metro area, if not the best.
Celebrated our 38th anniversary and also ...
Celebrated our 38th anniversary and also happened to be restaurant week. Service was superb, food cooked perfectly! Crab cakes were really pure crab, no fillers, and seasoned perfectly. The short ribs melted in mouth!
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