Cafe Pacific
Cafe Pacific

Cafe Pacific

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafepacificdallas.com/
  • Phone: (214) 526-1170
  • 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Cafe Pacific reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (109)neighborhood gem (93)romantic (69)fit for foodies (65)great for lunch (52)notable wine list (45)great for brunch (33)good for groups (17)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Pleasant dining experience.
    MMMMVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Outstanding wait staff providing excellent customer service at all levels. Attention to detail is evident and the food and beverage service is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this cafe
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We love this cafe, friendly faces, incrediblle food and very attentive staff. We go here everytime we are looking for a greeat night out for food and conversation.-114
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marymartini
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Most accommodating to hold table due to a delayed flight. Service was superb without being fawning or too familiar. Food was delicious. Played to our 75th birthday boy. Lovely lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Night
    girltalk1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed the service, the steak was soooooo tender. However, I must say I am now in love with their corn risotto!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On of my favorites
    LandmanVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Consistently one of the best place for lunch in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect evening
    DallasDiner
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    A fabulous fine-dining experience. Food, service, ambiance.....all were blended to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid choice for lunch
    suzedalVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I love the ambience-excellent service. I like the fact they allow half portions of salad for lunch. My "go to" place to take out-of-town company. Wonderful restaurant for fish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeds all Expectations
    DavidGTyler
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    You'll never walk away with that empty feeling having just signed a credit card receipt and wondering why you even bothered, never. The meals and service will fill you with everything you were expecting and more. Never had anything but the best and what a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    TheDanburyDinner
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our favorite place for special occasions. Our favorite place for almost any other occasion, as well. The ambiance and service are exceptional. When you walk in the door, one knows they are somewhere very special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CASSIE
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I HAVE BEEN DINING AT CAFE PACIFIC FOR YEARS. THE SERVICE IS IMPECCABLE. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS DELICIOUS. IT IS A WONDERFUL RESTAUARANT FOR HIGHLAND PARK, TX.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    Abilenediner
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Wonderful experience. My wife and I were going to arrive well ahead of our reservation with plans to with plans to wait in the bar until a table became available. Upon arrival the host sat us immediately and did the best he could to give us a more intimate setting. His efforts were appreciated. The food was excellent. We had Oysters Rockefeller, wedge salads, an 8 oz filet and gulf snapper. All were perfect. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    looking4thebest
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Visiting Dallas, a true find, amazing food, great staff and romantic atmosphere. ..
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant, old style place.
    littleboss
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The fish there is fresh and splendidly cooked. The service is very good. The atmosphere is of 50 years ago, well done, elegant - a wonderful step back in time: trendy, this place is not.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Service
    SophisticatedPalateVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Was disappointed in my recent trip to Cafe Pacific. Arrived promptly for an early dinner reservation for 2, and was seated at the most awkward table in the house, shoved so close to a bend in the wall that I could barely seat myself. No assistance from the waitstaff was offered. Our waiter seemed inpatient from the start. Drinks and appetizers were delivered, then we were rushed through an explanation that there were no specials on the menu. Prominent citizens were seated nearby after us, monopolizing our waiter. The food was good as usual, but poor service should never be acceptable. Stanley Marcus always said, all clients should be equally treated well. We were not; our waiter was curt and inattentive once the big spender arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Pacific remains wonderful
    JimAVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Normall we go to CP for dinner but last Friday we went for lunch. It was great. From the friendly bartender David to the wait staff to David the host it was a very pleasnat occasion. And the food was wonderful- well prepared, fresh and served when hot. Try the blackened redfish sandwich! Delicious! We hardly go anywhere else any more as we love it at CP.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impress your friends
    Sailor10VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The evening was great and our friends who are from New Orleans and food snobs were incredibly impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Close to perfect
    redsetgo38
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I have gone to this restaurant for many years and countless times and it is the ONLY restaurant that has been and IS totally consistent with EVERYTHING the food the service celebrating if/when you need them to be there for those occasions..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classic in Highland Park
    DalMom
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Going to Cafe Pacific is more like tradition. You know you'll get fine food, wine and champagne with amazing service. Don't leave without sharing a pecan ball!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Kwhdine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    While visiting my son in Dallas, he requested Cafe Pacific because he wanted seafood. Neither of us had been there before. The atmosphere was lively but not loud, Upscale but not pretentious. The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding, relaxed and very friendly. We will definitely come back on my next visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Tired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Fried shrimp....one of the most expensive items on the menu at $32. I had to send mine back...over cooked and too salty. Second order was cooked better but these very large shrimp were tuff and tasteless My husband had the redfish and it was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We dined for a special occasion and had a lovely experience. The service was excellent as was the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tinangel
    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.
  • always perfect!
    jingles
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Again...our evening was just perfect! Our waiter, Peter, was a delight and of course, the meal was exceptional. From our cocktails prepared with precision to our decant dessert, it was a totally wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Amazing food, ambiance and service. Couldn't have asked for a nicer evening. This is my 80 year old mother's favorite restaurant in all of Dallas and her birthday dinner was all we had hoped for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    CEC50
    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
  • oustanding restaurant
    MMMMVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is a memorable dining experience with professional waiters and chef. Always accommodating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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