Cafe Pacific

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1825 reviews
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Seafood
An institution in Dallas dining for over 31 years, Cafe Pacific embodies sophistication while remaining decidedly unpretentious. Our friendly "neighborhood seafood restaurant" has garnered praise both locally and nationally for its casual elegance. You’ll dine in the warm glow of dark mahogany, rich marble, etched glass and polished brass. The walls are adorned with art from the owner's collection.

Cafe Pacific is nestled in Highland Park Village, Dallas' premiere shopping locale, where pampering is the order of the day. From the complimentary valet parking to the outstanding service from our knowledgeable veteran staff, Cafe Pacific offers you sophistication without a hint of snobbery.

Proper Dress Required (No T-Shirts, Shorts or Flip Flops.)

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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, setting and STAFF.

OA
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice ambience

AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I was excited to come here as we live in the neighborhood and had never been to Cafe Pacific. It was our 15 yr wedding anniversary dinner. Our server was terrible. He didn’t talk to us the entire time, just threw done the menus and it took him over 10 minutes after I finished my first drink to flag him down for my second. The food & dessert was very good though!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There are probably about a dozen restaurants in Dallas that are “the best in town”. Cafe Pacific is the best of all those.

S
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, as usual, except my husband's scallops were a little rubbery. I had the lemon sole which was perfect. We asked if the head chef was off that evening and he said, "yes".
Will we go back again, most certianly!

M
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable birthday lunch. The lemon sole was excellent.

HP
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent food, and incredibly excellent service! CAFE PACIFIC is one of our “go to” spots for family celebrations.

HC
Dallas
443 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience!!

r
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

CP is a special place. Great food, service and ambiance! We’ll go again soon!

c
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great brunch place. Old school excellent service.

S
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply great restaurant. Food , service, it was perfect.

JW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We absolutely love Cafe Pacific. Always one of our top 10. The service is always outstanding, the food is always consistently delicious and the ambiance is super relaxed. We don't ask for a particular waiter but Fernando almost always waits on us. I think he's been at Cafe Pacific for 27ish years. There are several people who have been with the restaurant since it's opening 35ish years ago. What more do you need to know if someone is willing to spend their entire work history at a restaurant....

SR
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in all of Dallas! Best food, best service, best drinks. What more is there to say???

r
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant full of Dallas neighbors greeting each other. Genial wait staff pamper everyone. A wonderful menu of varied tastes & choices.

V
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cafe Pacific is always consistently excellent! Vickie, the manager on Sunday and made us feel welcome and appreciated. Mike D. was our server, he was gracious, professional, spot on with service standards and made great suggestions for a delightful evening of delicious dining. :-)

VW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Waiter was good, Appetizers were very good. Both my wife and thought our entrees took a long time after the waiter took our order. I selected the halibut and she selected the sea bass. When they finally arrived both were very dry to the point both could only be eaten by drinking some water with each bite. Don't know if the fish sat too long under a warming light or as we were there on a Sunday evening and they were using less than fresh fish at the end of the week. We never took more than a small second taste.

I asked the waiter for our check and he could see we did not relish the entrees but made no comment. My wife has been the several times and has always spoken highly of your restaurant. After looking at your online menu, I was a little concerned that your Sunday offering was limited by comparison. I suggested we go there for our anniversary (57th) and realizing nothing is ever perfect, I am sure she will be back with her fiends from time to time. As for me, as they say "once burnt, twice cautious"

At least I got an "A" for effort for the intent based on the occasion.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding Sunday brunch.

J
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a fabulous meal!
Our waiter was impeccable.
Thank you to Cafe Pacific!

l
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was terrific. Peter, your service was exceptional.

G
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Waiter handled food and removed an item from our plate. Both our plates had the wrong sauce. Need to get some young hustling waiters.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Haven't been here in years. Welcoming atmosphere. The tortilla soup had no flavor at all and having eaten just one bite, I was surprised that the wait staff didn't ask about my lack of consumption. The waitress was stoic without any smile or welcoming demeanor. With the reputation, I expected more. I was excited to visit for girls night but it will be a long time til I return.

NL
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was exceptional, food delicious! Highly recommended!

LB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Timeless class! You can always rely on the food being great - does not disappoint!

D
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu. Nice service. Always appreciate the yummy & thoughtful birthday dessert! Very accommodating greeter! Thanks for another memorable experience!

DW
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful in every way!

r
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

always delicious. I got a special fish and was not disappointed. my companion's steak was perfect

M
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant! First time for brunch will be back

OT
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Anniversary asked about when booked reservations but totally ignored at restaurant. Not made to feel special or that they welcomed the business. The waiter was not helpful in wine selections. The food was excellent.

DC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Great HP staple with nice ambience. Chowder was fantastic, scallops were too salty, as was the rub on the NY strip. Service was stellar, although the kitchen got one of the orders wrong. Would recommend.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Massive lapse in service. Very disappointing

r
Denver
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great service

MG
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A totally enjoyable evening of fine dining! Highly recommend this place for any occasion!

OT
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service and staff were excellent. We would come back for their level of customer service alone. The food wasn't as extraordinary, but it was still good. We had the calamari, filet oscar, and pecan ball. Pretty run of the mill in terms of flavor and presentation. Go for the service!

MM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary, and everything about our experience at Cafe Pacific was exemplary - from the atmosphere, the service, the food, the wine & the desert. We could not have asked for a better experience on our special occasion. We would highly recommend Cafe Pacific to anyone wanting a superb dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible service, salmon supposed to be grilled, pan fried, over priced and over cooked, “fresh heirloom and tomato” side had two cherry tomatoes and pickled cucumbers. Bread and garnish were hard and stale. Took 45 minutes to be served. Manager apologized and was excellent but the special night was ruined by never getting the waiter to give two older women the time of day, only checked on tables with men. Will never go back or recommend

DS
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A good quality school amazing place. One of the absolute best in Dallas.

g
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cafe Pacific is one the most wonderful staples of Dallas dining. You NEVER disappoint. Thanks for making our evening so very special and perfect!

D
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Great service!

HC
Dallas
443 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant. Walter is an amazing professional waiter.

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