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Acacia Restaurant in Lawrenceville


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Acacia Restaurant in Lawrenceville

BelleJo | Jan 25, 2009 10:58 AM

I recently had dinner in Acacia's Restaurant. The quality of the food was very good as usual but I was very disappointed in the appetizer. I ordered their grilled poached pear and cilantro marinated shrimp appetizer for $12. Another member of my party (we were six diners) ordered the fried pumpkin ravioli appetizer for $10. My appetizer consisted of only 3 shrimp that appeared to be medium shrimp. The pumpkin ravioli appetizer consisted of only 3 ravioli. I told the server that I was disappointed to receive 3 shrimp for $12 and the size of the shrimp was fairly small. She said she agreed with me. When I received the bill, no adjustments had been made for the appetizer and a 20% gratuity had been added on for a party of six. On the way out, I spoke to the manager who apparently had not been informed about my comments on the appetizer. He said that was a standard menu item and no one has ever complained. I decided to take it a step further and called the owner the following day. She told me these dishes were appetizer sized portions and reiterated that no one has ever complained. She said that the shrimp were 16/20 shrimp. She did offer to buy me an appetizer the next time I came in for dinner but I felt that my feedback as a customer was not valued. I was very surprised that they were not more accommodating, especially in these difficult times.

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