As of a week ago, I had still not been to Acacia or Mezzanine. Because of time constraints, I needed a place with reservations so Acacia won out.
I knew I was in the right place when I saw the energy and excitement and then the waitress sold us on some super filtration water that was super good. I had my with bubbles and ended up drinking 3 bottles of the stuff.
The food was OUTSTANDING.
Appetizers- I had the white anchovy salad and Mrs. Marinara had the garlic soup.I love white anchovies and this did not disappoint; however, that garlic soup blew it out of the water. Creamy, rich, garlicky and perfect.
Entrees- Mrs. M had the ribeye and I had dish with monkfish and lobster. Her ribeye was seared perfectly at the perfect temp. It almost seemed to be that the steak was grass fed because it was pretty lean and not a fatty/ juicy as we expected. It was still wonderful. My monkfish dish was perfect. I had always wanted to compare monkfish directly with lobster since monkfish is often referred to as “poor man’s lobster”.
Overall- the place was a hit hr. I want need to make a point of going back there soon.