Cafe Pacific
Cafe Pacific

Cafe Pacific

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafepacificdallas.com/
  • Phone: 2145261170
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International
  • Executive Chef: Bill Trevino
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Cafe Pacific is available for private events on Sunday evenings. During the week, semi-private dining is available for groups of up to twenty-six. Whether for business or a special occasion we will create a special menu to cater to your specific needs.

    Please contact Mr. Thomas Regan, General Manager, or Mr. Vincent McGrath, Dining Room Manager.
  • Private Party Contact: Thomas Regan 2145261170

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Preston and Mockingbird
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking and parking in the Highland Park Village Shopping Center.
A word from Cafe Pacific
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Cafe Pacific reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (118)neighborhood gem (90)romantic (75)fit for foodies (66)great for lunch (49)notable wine list (45)great for brunch (39)good for groups (14)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Fabulous food combined with perfect service. Can't top that! Try the onion crusted sea bass. Key lime tart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    in a city that has more restaurants per capita than New York City; Cafe Pacific remains far above other recognized restaurants. All aspects of my visit, from the location, ambiance and the wonderful staff were superb. The food was beyond the best and even better than the last visit. A very pleasant surprise dessert was the deep smooth liquid dark chocolate; it is a house made blend that conveys unique quality. The Sole Almondine was perfect; my only comment is that it was too much for one serving. My overall recommendation is simply, the best!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Ambience!
    Debo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I accidentally found this restaurant while staying in Dallas for a wedding. I did a little research and decided to celebrate out anniversary here at Cafe Pacific and it turned out to be a great choice! The food was fresh, tasty, and the service was top notch! I will definitely recommend this restaurant if you want a romantic, great ambiance, and a nice wine selection. The food is a tad expensive but worth it. If I could, I would eat there almost every day. Oh, don't forget the desert. We had the cheese cake and it was rich, decadent, and tasty. I will definitely stop by this restaurant when I'm back in Dallas, TX!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still wonderful for celebrations
    BillVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We've loved Cafe Pacific for years. Ambiance, service, quiet friendly bar scene - all great. Unfortunately the expensive food, once among the best in town, is not so great any more. We had two fish dishes - sole and redfish - and both were less than stellar. We'd had redfish recently at Toulouse, for instance, which was FAR better and less expensive. But you can't beat Cafe Pacific for celebrating an occasion or just enjoying a drink after a busy day. It's a beautiful, quiet, romantic spot and we'll always be in attendance!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Gift
    sweettreat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Dining at Cafe Pacific was a lovely birthday gift from my daughter and son-in-law. The food was delicious and the service attentive. The surprise dessert was almost too pretty to eat. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Healthyeater65
    Healthyeater65
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Such good service! Terrific food and ambiance. If I closed my eyes, I'd think I was in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    Excellent
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food, service, and ambiance was excellent as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    Jadiegirl
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Celebrated a birthday lunch there. Service was the best and our waiter was very attentive. Food was fabulous - great recommendation from our waiter. Will certainly return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As usual, everything about dining at Cafe Pacific was excellent. Great food and wonderful service in a charming setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nicely done!
    Holbigmac1
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Friendly and engaged staff. Service was what you would expect from a notable restaurant. Food was excellent and the extras provided by the wait staff were a nice touch! The waiter, not exactly sure of his title, was knowledgeable on wine. I would definitely go back and try other items on the menu. The Cerviche was exceptional. I liked the availability of half bottles of wine!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites.
    Nickie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We live near Cafe Pacific and often just walk there. Vincent at the door is always inviting. The seafood is fresh as is the oriental chicken salad which they will do for lunch or dinner. The meal starts with crispy sweet potatoe strings plus a small vegetable plate. Really nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    MMMMVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Thank you for the always dependable service an outstanding food. We appreciate the attention provided by the staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best!
    Cbc2u
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Never disappointing. Consistently good! Try their 1/2 and 1/2 for lunch! Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 33 years of consistent excellance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been dining at Café Pacific since 1981. It has always been one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service has been consistently perfect every time. It is pricey but is the go to place for special occasions or special treats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Birthday celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I believe our waiter's name was Walter and he could not have done a better job. He was so attentive and professional. The food was outstanding. We had a party of three and all three of us ordered a different entree so we could try them all. I had the peppered steak, my daughter had the sea bass, and my husband had the scallops. Every dish was wonderful. They brought a complimentary fabulous desert for my daughter's birthday. We will certainly return to Cafe Pacific.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Class!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Thank you Cafe Pacific for making my family brunch and birthday get together so wonderful. The food was exceptional: from the clam chowder to ceasar salad, to the dover sole (my favorite), crab louie, oysters rockerfeller, eggs benedict....and the best of all, the pecan roll (you have to get this!). Everything was prepared and served to perfection. The service was spot on. Any and every request was granted; even as we stayed after closing. Cafe Pacific can be summed up as sophisticated, fine dining that never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Home Run
    GWCALA
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    So rare to find the perfect blend of excellent cuisine, ambiance and service. This gem is worth a visit, whether for lunch, brunch or dinner. You can converse -- without shouting to be heard above the din -- and enjoy a well-crafted meal and excellent wine list. I can't wait to return on my next trip to Dallas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Brunch! Perfect Anytime!
    New2018VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a wonderful brunch this past Sunday at Cafe Pacific! Being from San Diego, we were intrigued by the name and had to give the restaurant a try. The experience was lovely from the start. The ambience was formal without feeling stuffy, the staff was very professional and the food was delicious. Fernando gave us amazing service. We will definitely make Cafe Pacific a regular stop when we are in Dallas!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love this restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere is one of the best in the entire Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. It's no wonder it's been so popular for so many years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Nite2dine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food wine excellent. Eggs florentine!!! Salmon and Dover sole all wonderful Service is always top notch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rec1948
    rec1948
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Simply one of the best seafood places with outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to Cafe Pacific
    Stetson
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was excellent - but otherwise romantic evening compromised by being seated at a small table almost inside the servers entrance to the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect in every way!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    After many years in Dallas we finally tried Cafe Pacific for a birthday lunch. I was so impressed with every aspect. Fernando took great care of us. We have already planned to come back in October for my birthday. I'm haunted by the sole and the pecan ball.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ordinary
    NYCVisitor
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I know that this place keeps getting good reviews, but it must be because of old memories. The food is ordinary at best and certainly not worth waiting for. I guess the HP crowd likes it because it is so convenient, but there are such nicer places to go for good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Have enjoyed dining here on special occasions. Best seafood in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dratz
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I arrived early for a business dinner. I was greeted romptly and served in the bar area. The bar was well stocked and the bartenders were knowledgable. The server honored our conversations and waited patiently for breaks to address us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lwdine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This a very pleasant place to relax and dine. One of the best places in Dallas for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Pacific - A Classic
    ReelDining
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I'd been to Cafe Pacific before and returned with my daughters for Restaurant Week. The food and service were superb. Old school classics abound - food and clientele. The matchstick sweet potato fries were a welcome Amuse Bouche. Started off with Oysters Rockefeller and had my friend and I had Lemon Sole Almondine for our entree. All were excellent. My daughters had the steak - perfectly cooked. You can't leave without the classic Pecan Ball for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters Rockefeller!
    DoniusHCranberry
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Cafe Pacific had a great restaurant week menu. They oysters were great. The almond crusted sol was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Superb restaurant - three onion crusted Sea Bass by far the best that can be had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great first visit
    jonboy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    first time at cafe pacific; great food, worth the price; service was a little slow but the place was absolutely packed. minor complaint but the temperature inside was cold, too cold even for a humid evening in Texas
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliability plus
    theplace4us
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Consistently excellent food, very pleasant, sophisticated and quiet atmosphere. Plus, the wait staff is excellent, on a return visit, Olivia remembered what everyone at our table had to drink at our last visit; and provided the very best recommendations and service throughout our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was a lovely evening. The meal, service and atmosphere were A-1! We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were new to Cafe Pacific.....
    GregSpen
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    And will definately now go back. We hadn't had the opportunity to visit the restaurant and really weren't aware of the experience we were missing. From the moment we walked in the door until we left, the entire staff made us feel welcomed. Food is a seafood/steak menu filled with a variety of nice things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    Abilenediner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great little neighborhood restaurant in Highland Village. All food was great and service was excellent overall. I did have one server a little over zealous to remove my sald plate before u was finished but overall it was great. Oyster Rockefellar, hangar steak, and sea bass were some of our items and they were all perfectly cooked and seasoned properly. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    DallasMomTravelsVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Cafe Pacific never disappoints! This is such a nice place for many occasions. The food is always great and the noise level low so you can enjoy your conversation with your companions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Luncheon!
    DallasgalVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was very nice! Especially enjoyed the chance to try several dishes with the "half and half" offerings at lunchtime. We had a birthday celebration and the dessert treat was especially yummy. We were encouraged to learn that Cafe Pacific will remain right there for a time! Thanks for a very memorable event!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    fr0g
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Participated in restaurant week and everything we tried was a hit minus the salmon. From the oysters and escargot, to the dover sole and hanger steak it was all well done. The amaretto cheesecake was a hit, but the sticky toffee cake was a little dry. Highly recommended, and there's always fun upscale shopping to be had in the highlands before or after you eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    Candace
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Normally we pick new places for Restaurant Week but we decided to try one that we had talked about for years but never tried. I am so glad we picked Cafe Pacific. We will definitely go back again for special occasions. Our waiter was wonderful. I wish we had tried it years ago so we could have been visiting all these years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was a very good opportunity to try this Gem. Being from Tarrant county it's not on our regular list but have been trying more Dallas locale's since our daughter will be living in the area as she attends SMU Law School.....this one will be worth another visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic