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Pacific Grill - Wildwood
Pacific Grill - Wildwood

Pacific Grill - Wildwood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://pacificgrillwildwood.com
  • Phone: (609) 523-2333
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday, Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: John Schatz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining available for groups of 15 to 85 persons in our intimate dining room. Special menus available upon request.Call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Bob Dimitrov (609) 523-2333
  • Special Events & Promotions: Located in the heart of Wildwood, Pacific Grill is available for both casual & elegant parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, special occasion dinners or complete weddings. Our facility can host groups up to 85 people, depending on the type of reception you desire.Please call (609)-523-2333 for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E. Taylor Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking, two blocks north.Access From E. Burk Ave. ONLY!!! Behind Uncle Bills Pancake House.
A word from Pacific Grill - Wildwood
Pacific Grill, globally inspired cuisine using fresh, locally grown ingredients and set in a casually elegant atmosphere. A favorite among locals and visitors alike. Brought to you by award winning chef John Schatz and Bob Dimitrov from Union Park Restaurant in Cape May, NJ. Get whisked away on a short tropical vacation right in the heart of Wildwood, on the corner of Pacific and Taylor Avenue. The restaurant attracts families and friends with the promise of traditional dishes prepared in innovative ways. Its warm and inviting space, unpretentious feel and delicious food are reasons to come back again and again.Exotic flavors from the Pacific Rim and Bourbon islands to name a few, we are sure you"ll enjoy our little piece of paradise!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Our waiter was so very professional--he and the fabulous food made this a real "dining experience" rather than just a "dinner out." It's a BYOB, so we brought a bottle of wine and the waiter served it as though the restaurant were making a huge profit. This restaurant is a gem in a sea of mediocre restaurants at the Jersey shore. We will become regulars."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Was here in 2012 and it was great! Unfortunately, went with my husband and in-laws. We ordered the appetizer special, which was not fantastic but pretty good. I then ordered the Sweet Pea Risotto for dinner and my husband the Pork. If we were not with my in-laws I would have sent both back and ask for a full refund. My sweet pea risotto was more like uncooked rice with frozen peas. My husbands pork looked like Raw Tuna. My mother in law enjoyed the Filet. The atmosphere was nice and the service was good. The food was well below what you expect when paying $30 a plate."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Been dining in wildwood for many years and this was probably the best meal we have had here. Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "BYOB! The food was very good and the service was attentive. The seafood was expertly prepared - especially the scallops, which are notoriously difficult. The pasta was tasty. I will be making this spot a part of our Wildwood vacations."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were unsure where to eat. 7 adults 4 kids. All ages. Stumbled upon this restaurant on open table was couldn't have been happier. Good menu for kids. Excellent for adults and a bring your own."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We tried Pacific Grill for the first time and had a great time. The service was only ok, which was surprising given the place wasn't full. But the food was quite good and we'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Our family spends most weekends during the summer in Diamond Beach. We are always looking to try different restaurants. After reading the great reviews for Pacific Grill, we decided to give it go and were definitely not disappointed. Nice BYOB (although they offer wines from Turdo Winery as well). Fairly quiet place, but families with young kids are welcome and are seated in the back area of the restaurant. Service was great, but of course, the food is the real standout. Highly recommend the pork flatbread appetizer. We had the short ribs, scallops and chicken carbonara, all of which were excellent, beautifully prepared and presented. Bonus: we didn't have to wait 30 min to cross the bridge to Cape May for a great meal!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The atmopshere, food, quality and service are outstanding in this gem of a restaurant. The menu is diverse but limited. The early bird special cannot be beat. BYOB. This is a must try. You will not be disappointed. They have parking behind Uncle Bill's Pancake House two blocks away. The location is just over the border from Wildwood Crest. The owners have a sister restuarant in Cape May, Union Park which is also outstanding."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The reason for the two star rating was the food. I ordered the scallop dish for $30. It was prepared with a salsa and fingerling potatoes. I was disappointed to find FOUR small scallops (not the large local ones the waitress described to me) and mounds of potatoes. It was a late reservation so maybe they ran out of scallops and thought they could replace them with potatoes. Another person in our party ordered the same thing and she got FIVE scallops. I have been to this restaurant before and always had a great meal but it was always before or after the busiest weeks of the season."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Wonderful little restaurant. Great food, great service. Not your typical shore touristy spot. They offer creative and basic selections. A little pricey for the portion size, but I still give it a strong recommendation. We have been there before and fully intend to go back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Completely head and shoulders above the "touristy" spots in the area like The Boathouse and Urie's that care more about turning 1000 tables a night and low food costs than serving the best meal possible. In the 30+ years I have been coming to North Wildwood this is hands down the finest restaurant I have found in the area. Everything is impeccably made fresh-to-order every time I have gone there. Meats and seafood cooked and seasoned perfectly, and service that rivals any in Philadelphia or NYC. Their BYOB is great, just bring it and the staff will keep it cold and serve it for you. It really helps to keep the tab low since the other spots in the area all charge $5-7 for a domestic beer and $8-10 for a cocktail that is 75% ice."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We looked for a "better" place in Wildwood, and after a little research came upon Pacific... We took a shot and had a Great Meal. The service was outstanding and friendly..from start to finish. The menu isn't HUGE, but it's excellent in choice and quality. My wife loved the local wine choices. A wonderful quality place."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food and wine offering were great. This was our second visit. Will definitely return again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Second time at Pacific Grille and it was superb again. Had the whole baked fish and NY Strip specials. Excellent flavor, presentation, and service. It's a BYOB so we brought a bottle of Pinot Noir but they also offer local wines. Must try when in Wildwood."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A gem of a restaurant down in Wildwood! I highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Very elegant, up close and personal place. The food was cooked perfectly, presentation was awesome, and service was superb. Very friendly and attentive staff. The prices matched the quality. Definately a place I would revisit."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I like trying new places when I in the area! The place is small, not cramped! The servers were attentive but not over bearing! It's byob but offer local wines, we each had a different dish (3 friends) and all enjoyed them! I would go there again!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was good, but not excellent. Very pricey for neighborhood. Food did not warrant price. Don't mind spending more money if food is excellent, but it was not. Service was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Never would I think that a place like this would be at a shore resort. This is a must for anybody visiting the Wildwood, NJ area. I will make a special trip for this restaurant again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This $30 menu is interesting, inventive and different. Since we like seafood, this worked well for us. They start with the lobster gyoza for everyone. It is tasty, although the sauce drowns out the lobster - it might as well be vegetarian gyoza. Next we had one each of the gazpacho and the shrimp cocktail. The shrimp were good quality, nice portion for a pre-fixe, and the dipping sauce was inventive, but the gazpacho was timid. We cut up the shrimp and put it with the dipping sauce into the gazpacho, which became excellent. Similarly, the pea risotto and salmon dishes were fine, but the two mixed together were much better. To finish, I enjoyed my chocolate pot du creme and she like her tropical tart, which we did not mix together!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner on a Saturday night about 830p. Easy parking, prompt service, and very good food. Typical continental options with a few specials. Had branzino and wife had scallops which were huge. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I found Pacific Grill online, looked at the menu and read a few reviews. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The gluten free menu had almost everything the regular menu had -only with a few simple variations. I had the shrimp cocktail with unique thai?? dipping sauce and one of the fish specials, Bronzino. My husband had the crabcake with mango salsa and pork tenderloin. I had the Pot De Creme for dessert and would go back just for that but everything was EXCEPTIONAL. It's a BYOB. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I my time here on the island I've never ran into anyone who had eaten here. I was not sure what to expect. In truth the current management was not in place for most of that time. I'm sure glad they decided to branch out from Cape May. This has got to be the best restaurant in the Wildwoods. Sure we have plenty of solid Italian restaurants but for a truly gourmet meal I can't think of another that can beat them out. There might be some Beach Creek or Marie Nicole fans that might object but if they haven't eaten here they should hold off on their judgment. Heck the BYOB aspect alone puts them a step above these two. Have to get off to work so I'll leave it at this. Taste buds looking for some excitement? Pay a visit, you won't regret it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The early bird special is a great deal the food was great. We had a family party there, and it was very nice for the occasion."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great find for our monthly girls night out- BYOB, but they have local wines for sale, so we tried the Pinot Grigio since we forgot to bring white wine. Started with the app special, shared the lamb meatballs and the crab cake- amazing! I had the fish of the day- grilled branzino- fresh and delicious, my sister had the lamb- she loved it so much so that she didn't want to share with me. Our server was friendly and not overbearing. The place had a decent crowd for a quiet Monday night. The chef(handsome young man)actually came out of the kitchen at some point to check on us. Desserts were amazing as well. We will be back!!!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Pacific Grill in Wildwood is my favorite intimate and cozy place to dine! The food is excellent. I had the rack of Lamb, perfection!! I also recommend the pork flatbreads appetizer as well as the crab cake appetizer! Let's not forget the dessert! Pots du cremme (for the chocolate lover), The famous creme bru le, and the mango tart are worth a definite mention!! All made on premises!! This is a nice modern elegant place to dine. The back room is a nice place for a small dinner party! The staff is friendly and attentive! I will definitely return a few times this summer!!!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Was not impressed with their overpriced mediocre dishes that I could have cooked better myself."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is one of our favorites out of only a handful of truly fine restaurants in Wildwood. It has atmosphere, service and unique flavors plus it's a byob. We are hooked! No wonder...it's older sister is a Cape May classic!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Found this restaurant on UrbanSpoon and happened to be just up the block from our motel. The decor is nothing special. We were told the pictures came with the restaurant when the owners bought it. The food was tasty, but definitely overpriced. The filet mignon was rather small but cooked perfectly. The menu said fingerling potatoes, but they were mashed. Green beans were good - all 5 of them. My son had the fish of the day. It was tasty, but swimming in oil. We tried a new salad that was good. We paid $2 extra to share and each got a small portion. Two entrees, 1/2 bottle of wine (nothing special) and a shared salad came to $100. That's a lot for a corner restaurant not near the water, no view, no ambience and small portions."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Pacific grill was empty when we arrived on a Friday night, it was off-season in Wildwood so we had the place to ourselves. I had the Canadian lobster tails that sat of a bed of risotto, my wife had the hanger steak with a charred banana sauce on it. Everything we had we loved! Food was cooked perfectly and tasty. Our server was great as well."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Amid the biker crowd that permeated Wildwood this Saturday evening, the Pacific Grill was a welcomed respite from roar of their engines! We ordered from the price fix menu ( would have been VERY pricey if we did not) as we just made the early bird deadline at 6:30 ( they should really offer this throughout the evening). Though that menu was limited, we all found something that we liked and were very satisfied. The service was very good and attentive and you could bring your own alcohol ( and NO corkage fee, which was nice). Would definitely go again..."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Excellent service and excellent food located in an older section of Wildwood. Parking was free but 2 blocks away, but worth it."
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "Waited 20 min for the reserved seats. But food and service great. Will return."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Overall the dining experience was ok. Portions were small and the short ribs were overcooked. Two of us ordered fillets which were cooked properly but, again small. Desserts were the highlight of the dinner but as with everything else, pricey. Our group would skip this eatery and instead choose Black Duck in Cape May."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "we stuck to the restaurant week menu and it was delicious. the pork was very good, the beef was melt in your mouth good. deserts were very good. We have been here a few times and the quality is consistent."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "Had a wonderful dinner at the Pacific Grill! The swordfish was delicious. I am gluten free and they had plenty of options for me to choose from. I will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "We went because it was Wildwood Restaurant Week and we enjoyed the best meal this year. Will definitely be back and not just for restaurant week. Thank you for the impeccable food and service."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "The Cuban black bean soup was ethereal, so flavorful. The fish was so fresh and tasted amazing on the marscapone risotto bed! Prices are reasonable. I took my family, 5 year old boy and 7 year old girl. The waiter was so thoughtful and experienced with what to do for my kids. Service and ambiance is very good. The food is artfully spectacular. After the meal, I understood why the chef's name was advertised in the restaurant. Bravo! We'll be back and recommend strongly to anyone visiting."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "I had a special bronzini, hubby had a short rib (literally 1 rib) and, while everything was good, nothing was super flavorful that left us dying for a follow-up bite. No liquor license, however, they do serve wine from Jersey wineries only. That was a nice touch!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Beautiful restaurant and amazing menu. We licked our plate clean. it is pricey but it's certainly more of a fine dinning experience. Wildwood doesn't have many restaurant's like this and we fell in love with this place. Can't wait to go back. Service was amazing, food was to die for, stop reading this review and go!"
    Dined on 8/14/2013