Pace's Steak House - Port Jefferson
Pace's Steak House - Port Jefferson
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Pace's Steak House - Port Jefferson

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacessteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6313319200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday to Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm - 3:00pm (Summer)
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: - Private Dinner & Lunch Parties

    - Tent Weddings

    - Buffets

    - Corporate & Backyard Barbeques


    From large gala affairs to small intimate parties.
    All with the personal touch of the Pace Family.


    *Holiday Catering Menu available on request.
  • Entertainment: Live music in The Lounge at Pace's Port Jeff. Please contact the restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St. (Rt. 112)
  • Public Transit: Steps from the Bridgeport-Port Jeff Ferry, Town Docks and the Marina at Danford's.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking for all. Situated just off the large Village of Port Jefferson municipal parking lots.
A word from Pace's Steak House - Port Jefferson
Our signature steaks are a cut above in every way and you will taste why from the very first bite. We pay a lot of attention to our steaks long before they get to your table.

First, we select only the finest shells available directly from the market docks in the heart of New York City’s famed meat packing district. With weeks of careful attention, in our specially constructed aging rooms under special lights and circulating fans to produce tasty, tender cuts of prime beef that rival even the legendary old steak houses of New York City.

For those who prefer it, our Marinated Steaks are bathed in a carefully prepared for three full days, until the unique flavor of our secret family recipe permeates every succulent bite.
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Pace's Steak House - Port Jefferson reviews from OpenTable diners
  • An excellent steak house
    RayTVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    An excellent steak house. We dined there at 4PM, so I’m not sure if it’s “quiet” when crowded. An enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant. good luck parking
    parappa
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    the meal was fantastic and the server knew the menu very well. overall a very nice experience. the parking lot was an adventure though. i guess it's like this anywhere in port jeff village so leave early and hope you get lucky finding a spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Our first visit to Pace's was a great experience Candlelight on tables and you never had to ask for a refill Service was excellent We ordered steaks and they were great No complaints overall this was a great experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    have eaten here several times and although i love the restaurant and the service is A+++, on this occasion the food fell short of expectations and the sangria was undrinkable despite being made twice…the servers were excellent and i did not mention the lack of quality of the food to them…the "special appetizer" of cajun filet tips was very disappointing (did not taste cajun at all) and the baked clams were chopped and almost exclusively breading; the porterhouse for two was equally disappointing as the interior of the "strip" side was actually cold; the hash browns were quite tasty and although i also ordered the creamed spinach for my date, i did not taste it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pace's in Port Jefferson
    Ernie
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that the food and the staff were excellent! We all enjoyed ourselves and it was very special how you put the birthday celebrations at the top of the menu!!!! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak lover let down
    Steaklover
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Food was good, took my son there for his birthday he got the tomahawk steak witch was very over priced. Most items were on the menu were over priced. Probably would never go back there! They were also susposed to write happy birthday on his desert plate but that was never done. Also the cake was dry and hard and they ran out of porterhouse steaks as well. Steak lover let down!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best evening out in a decade
    Debbie
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was outstanding and the ambiance was so enchanting - it could not have been any better. Your staff was so pleasant and most eager to do a great job, we never had to ask for a thing, they were on top of our every need. Thank you for the most memorable Valentines day dinner/evening out in a decade. We do not get out for extraordinary meals like this very often raising two kids and trying to help them with college and all of lifes unexpected expenses. So I can tell you quite frankly that this evening out has been on my mind every moment since we have come home and I can not stop telling my friends all about it. So I guess I just want to pass on my sincere gratitude for my most memorable evening out in such a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Dinner
    Jdubbs
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Made reservations in advanced. There was no wait at all which was great. Love walking into a place and being seated right away. This is definitely a place you want to go if you are taking someone out for a nice dinner. Quiet atmosphere where you and your special someone can enjoy dinner and talk. Never felt rushed. Just felt a little cramped. Must have put more tables into the restaurant for Valentine's day. It is on the high price side. But the food is great and well worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    TomW
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were seated in the bar. Very noisy. Not happy with the menu. When I chose the resaurant it was based on the menu. The menu was changed for Valentines Day and they did not have what I wanted. I requested it and they said they havent had it for a long time however it was on their online menu the prior day. Our waiter was good however when they bused the table next to us the bus boy spilled drippings all over the guys jacket. He had to ask for something to clean it up with.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our second visit to Pace's. We came for restaurant week and knew we wanted to try it again. We were not disappointed. There was a completely different menu. The rack of lamb was outstanding. My wife's fillet mignon was perfectly cooked. I know it was a very busy night so unfortunately our table was in the bar area - which at times got a little noisy. But the ambiance was still good and what surprised us the most - we were not rushed. It was obviously a very busy night but we never felt we were being rushed out. The courses did not come one right on top of the other. We had time to digest, relax and enjoy our wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service and food was good
    foody
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service and food was good considering it was Valentines day. Will try again on a less crowded night to compare any differences in food or service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Rich
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Food was great and the service and employees were just as good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paces Dining Review
    petersteaknight
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was good except for one dish. It was a petite Filet Mignon ordered well done and butter-flied for a 10 year old boy. I feel this was over cooked past the well done level. I have ordered well done steaks in the past and they were not dry and tough as this turned out to be. The other negative side of the dining was a 45 minute wait for our main course after we finished our second course salads. We did not send back the over cooked Filet Mignon since it was already too late due to the long 45 minute delay. Service was good but the waiter apologized countless times for the delay. I would think with that long of a delay and the countless number of apologies for the delay of the main course that the...See private note for conclusion...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An always place for us
    Mike
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food is wonderful and the service is outstanding. Always a fantastic evening!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion for My Daughter
    Billylt02
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I have always enjoyed Pace's in Port Jefferrson. The food is usually terrific and the service is great and the experience as a whole is very good. We visited Pace's last Saturday to celebrate an achievement for my daughter . We were sat in a timely manner. The service was impeccable. The steaks were great , medium rare porterhouse for me was fantastic. Just pink in the center and cut like butter. The rest of my family had filet mignon which according to them was fantastic. The sides of mashed potatoes and cream spinach were sensational . Creamy potatoes wow. The only downer to our food was the seafood bisque which is usually very good this time turned out to be pasty and no seafood in it. The waiter understood and removed it from the bill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Bad Night
    goodfd
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We came here at my father's request for his 82nd anniversary. There were six of us. Unfortunately, the food was not great. We have been to Pace's several times before but the food was always very good. This was just not a good night. First, two of us got the seafood pappardelle and the pasta was not cooked. It was not al dente. It was not cooked. So we sent that back. Then, my dad, a retired butcher, said the porterhouse was very chewy and he was not happy. So out of six of us, four of us were not happy with our meal. Even though they were very accomodating and gave us free dessert and replaced the pasta dishes, it still set a bad pace for the evening and I wish we had not had dinner there. For the money, it should be better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I took my husband there to celebrate his 40th birthday and it was awesome! The staff was great and the food was very good! We will definitely re-visit Pace in the future - the crab cakes were DELICIOUS!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PACE'S
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    A couple minor points stopped me from giving 5*'s 1. The side of saute'd spinach was packing heat! Some folks don't like that and there was no mention or warning from the menu of the waiter. 2. After dinner, no sugar tray was presented with the coffee. Waiter disappeared and took some time to flag him down. Sorry, but when dinner is almost perfect the small stuff stands out more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best porterhouse
    js7919
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    hands-down one of the best steaks i have ever had(marinated porterhouse) and the wife had excellent duck. Never disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so much!
    ladychef
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    If the food was as good as the way we were received by the host Stephanie I would be happy... But this was New Year's and my Birthday not happy!
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  • NEW YEARS EVE
    JANIE
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    2013 EVE DINNER WAS WONDERFUL. ALL MY GUESTS ENJOYED. THANK YOU TO BARMAID, JEANINE AND MY WAITRESS KRISTEN.. VERY ATTENTIVE AND " ON THE BALL."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but wouldn't go out of my way
    TheEVP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This was our first time at Pace's. We were seated in the bar area which made it very loud between the music and the people drinking. We would have rather been seating in the dining area. Wife had the Harbor View Filet and I had the Montreal Ribeye. Ribeye was a little undercooked, but not to the point that I would have sent it back. Everything was seasoned well and tasted good but at the same time it didn't really stand out from other steakhouses in their level. Mac and Cheese is to die for. The service was excellent, which is why I gave an overall rating of very good. I'd go again if I was invited or there was a function but I wouldn't go out of my way to dine again as there are better places in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have dined at Ruvo's directly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We have dined at Ruvo's directly across from Paces and decided to break the ice with a Christmas Eve dinner for just the two of us. What we found was a very limited menu for Steak which was surpising considering it is advertised as a Steakhouse. The food was average at best the Steak was nothing better than a Steak I have had at J&R Steakhouse at half the price. The service was wonderful, although with a 4:30 reservation I suspect we had much more staff than later parties might have had attending to them. In all a rather disappointing expensive (Ala Carte $9.00 sides, i.e. $9.00 mash potatoes, $9.00 Asparagus, etc.) My one and only drink was a mixed drink at $18.00 Had the food been better I would not have objected to the price.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The folks at Pace's Steak House made my wifes birthday special for her. The went out of their way to treat her well, make her feel special, the personalized menu was also a big hit. The food was excellent, and the waitress and wait staff extremely attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ambience and service were
    pros813
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The ambience and service were excellent. We were very disappointed with the quality of the porterhouse steaks that my husband and son ordered. My seafood dish was very good. Unfortunately, we will not return to Paces again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice christmas decor
    steve
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Very nicely decorated for the holidays. Great steak and HUGE pork chops!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    JVernice
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Pace's Steak House in Port Jefferson is always excellent. I rarely get the same entree and have never been disappointed. The service is always impeccable, the steaks are cooked perfectly every time. The price is more than a typical American restaurant, but comparable to other superior quality chop or steak houses. I don't get there often (1-2 times per year), but have never had a reason to complain about anything at this fine establishment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • last minute reservation
    laddy
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Although I do not observe/celebrate thanksgiving, I was pleasantly surprised to find an available place that was open on this night. Paces was terrific. Food was fab, service fabulouso. Opentable made it fast and convenient for me to quickly locate a local spot, practically down the block from home. Thanks much Open Table!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time...impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I enjoyed everything about Paces in Port Jeff. They met my request to be at a roomy table. The food was delicious. We had the porterhouse for two. Melt in your mouth delicious. Service was friendly and professional!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We waited a very long time
    Carol
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    We waited a very long time at the door to be seated. My family and I have been coming there for years and we spend $300 plus every visit and we always sit in the bar area at table #2 by the window. The host said we did not want to sit in there because there was a very loud man in there. Meanwhile I noticed the very loud man was at the very table I requested so we had to sit in the dining room. Very disappointed. Craig our waiter was wonderful even though we always get Erica (she was off ). We come to your restaurant quite often and spend alot of money each visit (we would like to come on Christmas Eve again as we do every year, however, we think throwing us a gift card or some free appetizers or something once in awhile would be nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice steakhouse. Good
    jimbosan
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    A very nice steakhouse. Good atmosphere. Service was spot on. The menu was limited in a good way. The choices were very appropriate for the venue. Would lke to return to sample more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night
    Susie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Pace's is good for a date night or special occasion. If you are there for a date night, request to not be in the small party room. We were put in there with a party and it was loud. Servers were good, food was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks and wine were excellant
    WayneC
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Steaks and wine were excellant -- Sides were unfortunately lackluster and poor quality -- Mashed potatoes and creamed spinach were just flavorless slop Service was curtious and professional although one of our wine glasses was cracked and the cofee was served absolutety stone cold It was not very busy -- including my table of 5 there were probably 20 or 30 covers -- I expected this to be top notch but it was a dissapointment
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  • Pricey but Good
    JP4Food
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Able to obtain a reservation last minute during the busy restaurant week. It wasn't clear that the price fixed menu ended at 7pm on website. Pleasantly surprised food was very good, but prices are on the high end. Overall we had a good experience !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around great
    Restaurantweek
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Amazing service and amazing food! Restaurant week deal is unbeatable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second class citizens: mom and teen
    Idonotcook
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    My daughter and I ate here during restaurant week --early reservation and arrived early, we know it is busy. We were seated at a very poor table with 5 other more comfortable tables right around. We were told they were all "reserved". Finally, we were switched to a slightly better table. When the next folks were seated at our original table, by now the other tables were full, the hostess was apologetic--is this table OK? She asked the couple. They said yes, then the manager passed their table and asked if they would like to move. They declined--they hadn't asked to be reseated. I believe we were treated poorly because a mom and a 15 year old girl --translation: no man-- do not fit their profile of preferred diners. Disappointed.
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  • More then steak
    Ford
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    I always have the steak but Pace's has so much more and the atmosphere at the Port Jefferson one is so calming and relaxing We have A wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time with friends
    funtimes
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    The flatiron steak was delicious. Cooked perfectly. The waiters were very helpful and attentive. One of my favorite places to diine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazzman
    MusicmanVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Very disappointed in the food. I had steak because it is a steak restaurant. The meat was a very poor quality. It was full of grizzle. The service was very good. The young staff work very hard to please. I wish the kitchen did the same.
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  • i was not impressed at all the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    i was not impressed at all the rice pudding was undercooked and the potatoes were burnt for an upscale restaurant i was very taken back maybe because it was restaurant week they dont put any effort into their dinners wont frequent again
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