333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood
333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood

333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/333pacific
  • Phone: (760) 433-3333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday-Sunday 11:30-3:00
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:00-10:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday 4:00-7:00pm Friday-Sunday 3:00-7:00 - late night
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brian Hyre
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call for information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pier View Way
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complementary garage parking beneath the Wyndham Hotel, curbside metered parking, no charge after 6:00pm and a pay lot located south of Pier View Way.
A word from 333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood
333 Pacific, an upscale casual dining experience with 180 degree views of Southern California's oceanfront and the night time views of the Oceanside Pier. The high ceilings of 333 Pacific give a modern "loft" feel while suspended panels brings in a warmth to the space. Menu featuring Steaks, Crab, Lobster and Fish. Seafood selections will also include Finfish entrees, shellfish staples including Oysters on the half shell, Ceviche, and selections of Sushi Rolls. Steaks will be prepared on an 1800 degree broiler to ensure a juicy steak and charred outer crust. The wine list with over 200 selections of the finest wines to complement your dining experience.
In the 333 Pacific Vodka lounge guests can select from a list of 100 vodkas from around the world, so why not try something new? It's "vodka happy hour" in our lounge, all vodka martinis $7 from 4-7 Monday-Thursday, 3-7 Friday-Sunday. Full bar is available. Reservations recommended.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (103)special occasion (90)vibrant bar scene (63)fit for foodies (63)romantic (56)great for outdoor dining (43)neighborhood gem (42)notable wine list (34)good for groups (30)hot spot (28)great for lunch (10)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great staff but with caviat
    Jefe
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is a very nice and upscale dining dining in the Oceanside area. The staff was really excellent, server, hostess - all terrific. Great ambiance. That said; my steak was served almost cold and had to be returned. To their credit, the server offered to bring soup or salad while I waited for a new steak (I asked that they not microwave my original serving) The replacement steak took about 15 minutes to be served, but it was perfect in every way. My wife's swordfish, however, was at best, average and a bit dry. Both entrees came with only mash potatoes - vegetables were an additional $9.00 per serving. For this kind of price, they should at least provide a bit of color to the plate with some simple vegetables.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was excellent. Has a nice covered patio and beautiful decor inside. Great bar.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IALY
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food and choices. Great service. Nice view. The only thing not very good is the price: a bit too much for most ordinary people.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    MB06
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Took almost an hour to get our food and they were not busy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kabuVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We tried the Sunday Prime Rib special. It certainly was SPECIAL. Probably the best prime rib I have ever had. Our server made sure we had lean cuts and kept our wine glasses filled. Love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 333 is one of North County's Best!
    NY2BOSTON2SD
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We have been here 4 or 5 times and have not been disappointed yet. Excellent bar, known for Martini's, with excellent Happy Hour prices (till 7pm). The Seafood Tower is good (but bring back the tower!) and the Shrimp and Grits I had was wonderful. Attentive staff, incredible view across from the pier in Oceanside, a classy place in North County. Time your pre-meal cocktails right before sunset for a real treat.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 333 Pacific
    Marjorie
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    $10 Martini is a good price. The lemon drop martini I had was nice. The food was a disappointment. While the quantity was generous, the quality was only fair. The servers were all nice and took care of us nicely. I will not return for the food. If I am in the area, I may go for a martini in the bar. No food though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & service
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Made reservations at the last minute to catch sunset at the beach, they were more than accommodating. Food was excellent as always, our server, James, took great care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pork Apricot Panini Sandwich
    lillgolf
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The menu is filled with foods I'd love to eat! I do prefer the lunch menu over the dinner menu. But I have noticed that many food items are prepared with a slight careless regard for how long something is cooked...my fries were medium brown and not just golden--even the waitress acknowledged that this is how they are prepared. My panini was grilled to that same dark brownze/bown shade. I personally feel it is not as attractive or as flavorful when cooked so long. I do frying at home and know that a matter of seconds can change deep fried potato fries from beautiful golden shades to a brown. We also order the fried calamari appetizer and it was fried to a nice color tone but it didn't hold the batter and was not as appealing as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    GoCarbGirl
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had a weekend course in Costa Mesa and wanted to meet my daughter (who goes to UCSD) at a halfway point for dinner. When I googled Oceanside restaurants, 333 Pacific came up first. I am so glad we got to check it out and that we enjoyed it so much! The calamari was delicious, as was my lobster salad. My daughter had a filet and said it was fantastic. Great wine and our server, Anthony, was a delight. The bread pudding was simply sensational! I'd love to eat there again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great late lunch
    Andrea
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is a special occasion restaurant for us and the staff really made it special, as well as the awesome vodka cocktails. From the moment the hostess spoke to us until we finished our meal, we were treated perfectly. The staff was friendly, competent and the service was even pretty fast. The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Everything with the luncheon I had last Saturday went well. 333 Pacific lived up to the excellent reputation the Cohen chain has earned. There was just one oitem that was way out of character and very annoying. I found putting the gartuity schedule at the bottom of the check to rude and somewhat of an insult.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and awesome view
    catherine
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I went on a date to 333, service was great, our Waiter was attentive and even offered a better way to order our meal so we received more food for the same price. The view was nice, just after sunset. Food was great, steak and lobster tail. Great cocktails also!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AnniversaryDinner
    Daniel
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My wife and I came here for our 1st anniversary and it was a great experience our view of the sunset was great and our server did a great job of making sure we were taken care of and making the anniversary dinner extra special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner Sunday night
    Skeeter
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Not crazy about the Sunday $ 33 special, prime rib dinner, large 16 oz prime rib but it was a tuff piece of meat. Smaller portion preferred and better quality of meat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner at 333
    Anita
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've never had a bad meal at 333 and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining
    dynamic
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our second visit to 333. We made a reservation earlier that day. we were seated early when we arrived and the server was very good about knowing the daily special. we decided on steak. both cuts were perfectly cooked had exceptional flavor. both the server and assistant stayed on top of us asking if we needed anything else. The only complaint we have is the noise level. The place is just to noisy. it is hard to have a conversation without having to elevate your voice. We will be back. The food is wonderful and the service is above average.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You get what you pay for, $$$
    Thaiu
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was our first time trying 333, and we will be back, once we save up. 333 is a steak and seafood joint with some foodie twists on the traditional faire. We are gluten free, allergies, and were initially disappointed to hear the steak seasoning has wheat in it; but the menu does have GF options, and the kitchen was willing to work with us. The watermelon gazpacho and half dozen oysters made excellent starters, since most of the appetizers were not GF. Our ribeye and salmon were very good, but the hash and asparagus sides (which were extra) were nothing special. 333 is essentially a vodka bzar with a restaurant, and if you are into that they have GF cocktails as well. Overall we had a great time and will try it again. Reservations = must
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun time had by all
    sugar
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The dinner was wonderful. We had the specials, a lamb shank and the Nordic cod. Both were excellent. The wine list was quite extensive too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice choices & specials
    PowayfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    there was a tue chef specials that was a good deal (3 course) for $33.95, the selections was pretty good. butternut squash soup, salmon (moist and flavorful) with risotto and leek, berry crumble (ran out - so did not try). creme brulee was substituted. was looking forward to the berry crumble with ice cream so a little disappointed. Overall, the whole party of 9 was pretty happy with the meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold Food - Long Wait
    MicFood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Upon being seated we ordered a salad to share and a half of bottle of wine. We then ordered the Halibut special and the 8oz filet mignon. 45 min to an hour later our food was delivered. The halibut was overdone and the steak and mashed potatoes were cold. They offered to redo the steak but by then our experience was a disaster. They compt us the salad but we paid $50 for HALF a bottle of average red wine before walking out without dinner. Very surprised they made us pay for even the wine after such a bad experience. Will not go back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Good Food
    jmg98118VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    There were four of us, we had the calamari starter and it was one of the best we have had anywhere. Two of our party had the filet mignon, both were cooked exactly as order and very flavorful. I and my husband had the lobster, which was great and plentiful enough for us to split, The dual cream brulee is another favorite of mine and this again was very good. The Vodka Bar was also a hit and so many choices and styles. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My wife and I went here for a sunset anniversary dinner. The staff and waitress went out of their way for us to have a great night, we had a great night and experience will go back for another special occasion. Booked on open table, fast, easy, and made special accommodations for a sunset view. Awesome!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd time
    jdnoVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    It was a wonderful dining experience. Our server was excellent. Attentive but not over bearing. The food was very good. Great view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loumar
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was very good and so was the service. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Dining Experience... Ever!
    DSAII
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We invited guests from Orange County to join us at this half-way mark from La Jolla. What an embarrassment! The food was terrible. Dry, salty, overcooked and without taste. Three out of four meals should have been sent back. I've been a Cohn restaurant fan ever since David and Leslie started their first one... I've noticed lately they are going downhill. In addition, there's something that happens in an intimate dinner conversation when servers don't know how to be discrete enough not to interrupt. This happened incessantly between bussers and servers from the kitchen who brought out the meals (wrong ones the first time). Everything was totally uncoordinated and without sensitivity to the diners. We would never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Experience !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This restaurant is "dialed in" with all the bases covered !! Went this past weekend celebrating our anniversary. Started off with a White Tiger vodka martini, light, aromatic & went perfect with our appetizer, a tempura lobster roll. My husband had the Pork Wellington with a brandy cream sauce to die for !! I opted for their Sea Bass special. Both entrees were cooked to perfection & very yummy. We were seated in a booth where we were able to watch a spectacular sunset. For dessert we were treated to chocolate & vanilla ice cream served in an edible cookie bowl drizzled with chocolate sauce with a "Happy Anniversary" message on the plate. A nice touch for sure. Our server Kwan was superb !! We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, quickly becoming a fav
    Luv2trysomethingnewVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great food, drinks and ambiance, the bartender Johnny is great! If you like martinis ask him for the 'first and last'
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is.... ok
    luvtowino
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I read a lot of good reviews and was excited about coming here. But I wasn't knocked to floor impressed. The food was really good but that's about it.. excited to try hello Betty ne t door though
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • winendine10
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Restaurant never fails me. Quality of food and service is always amazing! Most definitely one of my favorite restaurants. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weakest link in Cohn Chain
    SylviaVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This was my 5th time dining at 333 Pacific, and it's still the weakest of the Cohn restaurants in my opinion. View is great, but the menu is deceiving. The description of the pasta dishes my friends had sounded great, but they were bland and did not contain some of the elements described in the menu. My lamb was good and cooked perfectly, but no where in the "basil/Mint chimichurri" did it indicate that it was spicy (hot). That made it difficult for me to eat. The beef short ribs are consistently good, but that's about it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heavenly!
    Travelinman760
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    333 is truly a gem! We took another couple there for dinner. It was their first time at 333 and they were very impressed. The food is great and the service was outstanding. Even Debra, the manager stopped by our table to say "Hi". I always choose a booth in the back because it is much easier to carry on a conversation there. The bar (big vodka selection) is a very popular night spot and the noise level is stronger at the front of the restaurant. Located on the sand, adjacent to the pier, in the heart of the North Coast Theatre and Arts District. Just two blocks to the historic STAR Theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bobpVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    absolutely always a consistently great meal. Rib eye changed but was just as good as the previous offering. Menu changed due to new Chef but offerings still great. We know when we walk in the door we are heading for a great dining experience each and every time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    could have been better. sea bass was bland and filet was a bit tough. lobster was fantastic. service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    JWAJack
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our second time to 333 Pacific, both times the night before the Oceanside Tiki Swim. The food was very good, and our wait person was great, both with food suggestions and looking out for where we were in our meal. Brought two bottles of our own wine and there was no fuss and lots of help. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    steaklover26
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    the food is awesome I do get the steak every time and it never fails. I am extremely sad though that they decided to change to ribeye to a boneless ribeye.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food but Not-so-good food
    grisVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was outstanding! We were there for Restaurant Week and they charged more if you wanted seafood selection, I wondered, "isn't this a seafood restaurant? why would you charge more if you wanted seafood menu?" anyways, of course, we upgraded to the seafood menu! Appetizers were very good! Scallops were tiny and overpriced. We also ordered the pork chops...THEY WERE COLD! there are way better restaurants than this one in North County!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty as always
    Lauren
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    333 Pacific is my husband's favorite restaurant, so we hit it up when we can. The service is usually exceptional, but, on this night, it was just ok. Our waitress wasn't attentive and we ended up waiting a good 10 minutes after we were seated before she came over to ask for a drink order. We experienced the type of service that you'd expect at the Denny's around the corner, which was disappointing since we always spend over $100 on dinner for 2 when dining at 333.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eeehhhh
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    food was nothing special for the price, happy hour is great here but thats the only reason i would come back
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night
    Iguana
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Go for happy hour. Frank at the bar makes good $7 martinis and good conversation. Then eat on the outdoor patio. Atmosphere inside is nothing special but outside it's perfect and facing the ocean. We went on a Wednesday night and could park for free after 6:00 right by the door. Then took a stroll on the pier. Tammy our waitress was excellent and so were the hostesses. The only reason I gave it 3 stars is because it is very pricey. If it wasn't so expensive we would come back more often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet