so i went with friends for a birthday dinner last night. i was not a fan of the last variation of acacia so i was a bit nervous going in but i was quite pleasantly surprised. it's an attractive space. very minimal but not super loud or cold.
the prix fixe is still a bargain ($23 for 3 courses - not big portions though) but it has to be done by the table though. the birthday boy we were with wanted things on it, so we all did.
2 choices for first course and between the 4 of us we had 2 of each.
celery root puree soup with creme fraiche (nice and different) and a salad with apples, cashews, and blue cheese with a yummy slightly sweeter vinaigrette (i usually don't like sweeter salads and this didn't really appeal to me but it was quite good also - not TOO sweet at all).
for mains there were 4 choices. we tried 2.
we didn't try an asian prepared rockfish or a pan-roasted chicken.
we had a flat-iron steak with herb-roasted potatoes and a red-wine reduction. those who had it said was quite good.
i had seared scallops over grits with sausage, bacon, and veggies. yummy. it was lick the plate good.
for dessert you could choose between a chocolate cake (tiny but apparently good) with raspberry sorbet. frankly i think that's lame and dated but i doubt it was bad.
i had a blackberry clafoutis with fresh blackberries and maybe a sweet cream ice cream (it wasn't vanilla-y) that was amazing! and very different and not at all dated.
we had 2 great bottles of wine that were really reasonable. it was not a "too expensive list" and even the $55 cab we had from napa is $45 to buy from the vineyard and it's not easily available so they weren't ripping you off there.
overall i was impressed. it's worth checking out!
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