Pacific Grill
Pacific Grill

Pacific Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pacificgrilltacoma.com/
  • Phone: (253) 627-3535
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11:30am to 10:00pm
    Friday 11:30am to 11:00pm
    Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm
    Sunday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Gordon Naccarato
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Pacific Grill is the exclusive caterer to the adjacent Courtyard by Marriott hotel, the Pacific Grill Events Center and any off-site location of your choice. We provide our signature food for all your corporate and social catering needs. Our event specialists can help you arrange your AV needs, flowers, linens and much more for a total event coordination.
  • Private Party Facilities: Pacific Grill offers private dining in multiple rooms that offer many option for your private dining and event needs. No other restaurant in Tacoma offers you as many option as Pacific Grill. Let us help you have the perfect event that your guest will remember for along time.
  • Private Party Contact: Ty Dobocq 253-722-1491x
  • Special Events: Pacific Grill throws special events throughout the year. From Valentine's Dinner to New Year's Eve bashes. If you have a special event you would like to have at the restaurant or have catered give us a call!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South 15th Street
  • Public Transit: Convention Center/15th & Commerce LINK light rail station. Pacific Grill is also serviced by many Pierce Transit and Sound Transit buses.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is recommended; self parking is free in specified lots listed on our website. Both valet and self parking need to be run through the server to receive discount. On-Street metered parking is available on Pacific Ave.
    Valet Parking is free after 5pm for active & retired military with military ID (dinner only, not available for bar/lounge dining).
A word from Pacific Grill
Pacific Grill is Tacoma’s most Award-Winning restaurant. A stunning urban space, at home in any major city that is perfect for romance, great conversation & world-class food.

Gordon Naccarato—a former winner of Food & Wine’s TOP TEN BEST NEW CHEFS in America—describes his food as fun dining-not fine dining with dishes perfect for sharing with a group of friends, entertaining business clients or celebrating your special occasion.

The extensive menu features everything from fresh local oysters & raw Beef Carpaccio to delicious Tacos & locally smoked Steelhead & includes many Vegan & gluten-free options. For smaller appetites, many of the menu items such as Angry Pasta with Prawns or Classic Clam Linguine can be served as half-portions. Order a Chopped Wedge Salad & get the bone-in New York Steak all for yourself, or share tapas-style & try many appetizers like the famous BLT Salad.

Located in the historic Waddell Building in the heart of downtown.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Pacific Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)fit for foodies (67)romantic (52)neighborhood gem (39)good for groups (39)notable wine list (29)vibrant bar scene (24)great for lunch (20)hot spot (17)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Pacific Grill was excellent
    Fantastic
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Went here on a first date. It was a little too fancy for a first date, but everything was outstanding. Food was good, wine was great, and the décor was really nice and interesting. It has a nice laid back feel so I felt comfortable in my jeans and a nice shirt, but would feel fine to be dressed to the 9's as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Be prepared to pay a lot. It costs $60 for lunch for 2. The food was good but not great. Definitely overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Enjoyed a Monday evening dinner. Usually the worst night of the week to eat out but it turned out to be very good here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was my second to at Pacific Grill . The first time was an amazing experience . The second not so much . I had a reservation at 745. We got seated around then and our waiter brought over the drink menus and said he'd be right back with dinner menus. He was gone about 15 minutes and then returned with dinner menus . The restaurant was busy , but not that busy and our waiters tables had already finished dinner and were just having drinks and such. I was a little agitated that we had waited so long for our dinner menus. There was a couple that was seated right next to us and the service they got from our waiter was a lot better than ours. They were seated almost 20 minutes after we were and we got our food at the same time .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Fisherman2
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is a great restaurant for people who loves seafood!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for our anniversary!
    Seby
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a fabulous night at Pacific Grill. Our server, Randall, was very attentive, answered all of our questions, and we very friendly and personable. He also put candles in our dessert to celebrate! :) I'd say my only tiny complaint about the experience is that the seating wasn't designed for couples. Our table was half booth and it connected to another table, putting me a tad closer to a stranger than ideal. The front of the restaurant is almost all tables for two in a more intimate and bit quieter setting. I think next time I'd ask to be seated at the front, but we still had a wonderful time and loved every minute of it! I was so sad when I realized I left my leftovers in the hotel! Also probably the best chocolate martini I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal
    FirstTimeDiner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We enjoyed an excellent meal at Pacific Grill. The service was very impressive - attentive without hurrying us. Our waiter knew his menu and led us to choose wonderful appetizers and excellent entrees. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RobFox
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great waitstaff! Very knowledgable and efficient! The server was more than friendly and professional. We loved our experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business dinner
    mmesjw0807
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great location and atmosphere for a business dinner. Wonderful food, gracious and knowledgeable service, and wine selection. Unique and innovative interpretations of classic recipes, e.g. the meatloaf. Looked like a local hangout too, with people dropping in for drinks. Always a good sign.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently enjoyable
    Bonbon
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food was good as always. Service was great! Desert was great! Atmosphere was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good First Impression
    LariatVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Hosts were welcoming. Thursday night. The restaurant was full. Good for them. Only I had the beef carpaccio & BLT salad. Beef carpaccio was a fine enough dish, even hardy. But subtlety of raw meat was overwhelmed by the olive tapenade & other toppings. The B of the BLT was roasted well in meaty chunks. Overall impression was good and I will return to have a full meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tacoma Gem!
    FoodBBevQueen
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Delicious unique choices, awesome happy hour, great staff, and affordable. I don't think a bad experience is possible. Make a reservation and relax... Your in good hands!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yumm!
    CookieB87
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Never been there before..heard was good..I'm gluten free and they had many choices to choose from..excellent food, good portion size..can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration!
    Jannette117
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband got a gift card for his 50th Birthday and this was our first visit. It was a surprise in many ways. The food was absolutely excellent! Simple but with flavor. The drink menu offered options from around the world. The service was phenomenal. Greg, our server was impeccable. Thank you Pacific Grill for a most enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent food, wonderful ambiance, a great place for date night or dinner with friends. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    KSinWA
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    excellent food. We had the risotto balls for an appetizer. I then had the scallops and my husband had the steamers. Both were excellent dishes. We will come back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dougie73
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The experience was a pleasure from parking, bar service, table service and food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cater to your whim
    foodpassion
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    They don't like substitutions when you are already there but prior to arrival you can let them know any of your food whims; gluten free, vegan, raw etc. The atmosphere was perfect: elegant but not library quiet, great bar but doesn't overtake the ambiance of the restaurant, not every seat has a view of outside but the rustic historical building on the inside is just as good of a view. The food on the menu has great variety and is delectable to eat. Make reservations! The wait is quite long without them. Even the bar fills to capacity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary
    Goodfoodlover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our anniversary dinner was very good over all, it was our first experience dinning here also. From valet parking to paying the check moved smoothly through the process. The server was excellent and informative. He gets extra points for moving smartly through the billing process, I hate it when you want to get going and servers disappear. The food was good, well presented and at temperature. The sauces were excellent. My wife had the small filet and I had sea scallops, both very good although the filet's cut was thinner than I'm used to. I made the reservations through my Open Table phone app,,,,easy to do and very convenient (I'm in my 60's) Over all, great night and we got to explore down town dinning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home of the little black dress
    Sadeeq
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I was looking for somewhere special to celebrate the graduation of a dear friend from college. Since we were planning on dancing in the Tacoma area I decided to try dining at one of the local fine establishments. Google's reviews are quite axcurate. The service was excellent. The food was exquisite and quantity sufficient. Presentation was excellent. It was easy to tell that the kitchen was run by a world class chef. Also notable, was the popularity of little black dresses among the chique clientele. It complimented the warm romantic ambience highlighted my custom glass lighting that provided the perfect amount of indirect lighting. Sitting in the middle of the bigger room, noise level was as expected for fine dining during peak hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Love to eat there. Foods always taste good. Great service as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Packed Pacific Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Romantic it was not, not the best seat in the house, appetizers were delicious, hubby's steak divine ( he says), the vegetarian options leave a little something to be desired. We did enjoy ourselves as it was our anniversary / but no dessert we could take back to our hotel. Nice server * Ben
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious In Tacoma
    lawoman
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Enjoyed a delicious meal here - raw oysters, seafood shooter, crisp salads, flavorful King Salmon, pork tenderloin and steak (took advantage of $10 add-on for lobster medallions with it.) Only disappointment was the service, which was sluggish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good special occasion place
    ckck
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    the best steak I have ever had in a long time! kind of pricey but I do say the steak was worth it....wish I could afford to go there more often.....the waiter took a long time to take our order but he ended up being decent....not sure why he was slow....maybe he was letting us enjoy our no kid time lol......this is not a kid place for those that wonder :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was dissapointed - didn't feel that this restaurant offered much value ($32 for 4 large scallops is not my style of dining). I was disappointed in the wine selection (limited options for wine by the glass) as well. It's fine if you have a gift card, otherwise I go elsewhere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Place to ask THE question
    newabsalom
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great place to support my mission to ask my girlfriend "THE" question. Valet parking asked if I was in the military and gave me information on how to get this benefit comped. (I think they recognized the steely eyes and proud bearing rather than the really short haircut...) I had used the Opentable app to place my reservation but, I was impressed when the hostess greeted us by name. We were seated immediately. The wait staff was knowledgeable and recommended good choices. The service and food were outstanding! The drinks we ordered from the bar were well made and arrived quickly. I requested a Vesper Martini and the bartender knew the recipe and returned my order with one of the best versions I have tasted. She said yes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LovesGoodFood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was a very good surprise; the food was excellent, well prepared and the service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak ever!
    Jenden
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I ordered the filet mignon and it was cooked perfectly. I've never tasted a steak as good as that one! Even the green beans that came with it were excellent! Loved it and will definately be going back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacific Grill Anniversary
    OctoberLovers
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My husband and I came here to celebrate our anniversary; it was my very first time and his first time having dinner, not Happy Hour. The food was exceptional, though next time I think we'll skip the fry appetizer - they were better than average fries, but they were still just fries. I had the best steamer clams I've ever eaten and my husband had the only salad I can remember him happily finishing - the steak salad. It was a fantastic dinner and we finished it off with some incredibly yummy white chocolate ice cream. Our booth was comfy and even though we weren't really, we still felt secluded and comfortable. My only complaint is that the noise made us speak a little more loudly than romance usually calls for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our third time at Pacific Grill and have greatly enjoyed it every time. Good food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect place for a special person
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Birthday dinner. Not big eaters and the half size Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection. Waitress was helpful,considerate and made us feel special. All staff was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have reservations
    initfortheflavor
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food and service were good. My husband enjoyed the duck, and I had a cauliflower steak which was delicious and a baby kale salad that I found disagreeably salty. I thought that the dessert menu over-emphasized heavy, sweet, and predictable items. The sorbet and gelato were not made in house, and available to us anytime at the grocery store, for far less. The preservation of the character of the building and the use of decor that echoes, without duplicating, Tacoma's amazing art scene are well done. However, the two or more story open room feels cold, without a sense of coziness or intimacy. This was underscored by the fact that the temperature of the room was decidedly chilly and somewhat drafty for someone in a cocktail dress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food!
    katrina
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is my second time dining here, and I can attest that the first was not a fluke! The service was great. The mood of the restaurant was perfect. And most importantly the food is absolutely amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ellieK
    pastaqueen9908
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was exceptional. I had Filet Mignon and my mate had the salmon and both were just yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An old friend revisited
    Tahoma
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Took my wife and daughter to PG for my wife's birthday. We've gone on and off since it opened, and the food still hits the mark. Didn't realize there was a concert nearby, so initially very crowded and noisy with pre-concert crowd. I think this contributed to a bit of "distractedness" by our server, who clearly felt the need to get us ordered and "in the pipeline." I can understand that, but we were there for a nice dinner out, not an in-and-out meal. Still, he was very polite, and once the concertgoers cleared out, things got better. I'd also note that the wine list seems to have shrunk in the past year, though it is still well-chosen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ChefMateVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The service here was very nice. We enjoyed our salmon which was cooked just right. It was presented on a mix of vegetables that were not quite as pleasant. The decor is pleasing and all three in our party enjoyed their choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place 2 Dine with Old Friends
    Ideasandtraining
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We two of our oldest friends to the Pacific Grill for a birthday celebration. They had never really dined there before. Once again we thought the steelhead lox was the best thing on the menu. It seems like spicier items are making their way into the food. The Weathervane Scallops for excample had a bit of bite to them, peharps flavors leached out from the squash slaw (a bad idea) piled in the middle of the plate. The scallops have been a family favorite, but will not be ordered again. Have the crab cakes gotten smaller? They seemed expensive for a fifity cent sized portion. Loved the new version of the barbequed pork, served now a little rarer . . . very tender. The prawns should be mostly peeled. I bit off the meat, but left a third.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Needs some polish
    Natedub14
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This could be a great spot, but they need a little polish. The hostess does not bring menus with her when seating, the server brings them over when they first greet the table. We order beverages - unfortunately the cider my husband ordered was not available (server told us they were running low the night prior). We then ordered entrees (him: duck, me: pork tenderloin). I ordered mine medium-rare to medium. When the dishes arrived, the pork was raw, as in blue. I sent it back, and another staff member delivered the now cooked pork. No apology, no visit from a manager, and no attempt at goodwill to correct their mistake (glass of wine, dessert, etc.). Overall the duck and pork tasted good, but the lack of guest satisfaction was alarming.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We received a very nice card from Pacific Grill wishing us a happy anniv and also with a card for a drink at our next visit. Food was INCREDIBLE. Service was superb. Going again for a date night asap!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    2fortheroad
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The deviled eggs were fabulous. Mushroom pate and smoked steelhead far too salty for our taste. $5 happy hour house wine in the bar was very drinkable! Lots of food for the value (50%off most menu items in the bar) although the tables for two are teeny tiny!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.