Critics' Old Flame: Acacia 

click to enlarge Acacia Mid-town chef-owner Dale Reitzer continues to set the seafood standard in Richmond. He's a James Beard award nominee for the second time this year. Photo by Scott Elmquist.
  • Acacia Mid-town chef-owner Dale Reitzer continues to set the seafood standard in Richmond. He's a James Beard award nominee for the second time this year. Photo by Scott Elmquist.
Last year we pled devotion to Acacia Mid-town, our 2010 Restaurant of the Year, where chef Dale Reitzer and a team of kitchen talents continue to crank out some of the city's best-executed dinners. “We gave him plenty of love last year,” Bosher says, “but I actually feel like Dale Reitzer has gotten better and better and deserves some acknowledgment this year as well. I had some issues with seasonings last year, but my past few meals there have really been off the charts. As much as I love Pescados China Street, no one beats Dale when it comes to fish and all-around experience. Dessert and cocktails there are also incredible.”

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