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Pacific Grill
Pacific Grill

Pacific Grill Details

  • 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: American, Steak, Seafood
  • 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) 722-1491
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "I always enjoy my experience there and I appreciate that the restaurnt is in Tacoma."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Came here on a double date night with another couple. Sampled most of the small plates during happy hour (50% off)."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Much too pricy, food ok but doesn’t match price charged, neither dining atmosphere very attractive. 2 stars for ok food, and small portions at that!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We made reservations for our eighth anniversary. The online process for the reservations was great. The food was delicious and our table provided a romantic setting. Our waitress wasn't the best but the ambiance and everything else made up for it. We would definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our server was non existent. He was too busy with a bachelorette party of young girls. We sat waiting for entrees for over 30 minutes. Couldn't get his attention to even give our ticket for the valet."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Pacific Grill is one of our favorite places to eat in Tacoma! The chef is awesome and always takes care of us!!! We have Gluten and Dairy Allergies and there are always tons of options for us to eat. I recommend Pacific Grill to my friends and family!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Recently moved to the area-our first time to Pacific Grill. Great creative menu with lots of interesting choices-small and large plates available. We ordered several small plates to share with the group. They were all delicious. The smoked steelhead was a real standout. Great service as well. It would be a fun place to sit at the bar and have a drink and snack as well. Good place to bring guests-there is something for everyone here. Look forward to returning and trying some different things"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Love the happy hour menu! The appetizers are gourmet if you pick the right ones. There are many to choice from to meet your palate."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I was at Pacific Grill for a Bachelorette party dinner and we had a blast! We all loved the food and the wine list is awesome, huge selection. The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect and our waiter Greg was the best!!! He was very accommodating and gave us fantastic service. Not only will I recommend Pacific Grill but I will recommend Greg as well. :) Thanks for the great dinner and service!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had the steak sandwich was a little too much pepper"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Loved the food, great choices from meat fish and vegan even. The wait staff was a little slow, at a restaurant like this one should not have to wait and look to find the waiter to get help, though the staff was friendly."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had excellent service starting with the hostesses which were very pleasant and attentive. I would venture we had one of the best servers ever. He was knowledgeable and honest about the menu, and he was there when we needed/wanted him but without being obtrusive to our evening. Perfect. Now, the food. Delicious. Two of us had the duck, and it was very good - cooked as requested and tasty, though I would like the fat to be rendered out (I just put it to the side). One had the pork tenderloin, and it was fantastic; moist and perfectly cooked, and the creamed corn had great depth of flavor (w/bacon & jalapeño). The Steak Frites, delicious. Don't miss the Broccoli Cauliflower Fritto, a unique and amazing great shareable side. Fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were looking for sophisticated seafood at the end of our stay in the Puget Sound area and Pacific Grill delivered. Both wife's steelhead and my clam linguine were well prepared and very satisfying. The wine list was WA and OR - centric, with many potential good choices. I had dessert for a change, and the rhubarb based pastry was delicious. Service was very good. Our waitress was welcoming and pleased to tell us about the Tacoma area."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was delish however prices were way over priced and portions were way to small especial for the cost . We spent $112. For two main courses and two beers and left hungry out waitress acted liked she was a scared mouse . Also not alot of food choice. But the little bit of food we had was good"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Pacific Grill was recommended by everyone we asked and we were very happy they did. Dinner was very enjoyable, the food was excellent and the small portion was just right. We will recommend it to anyone who asks us."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The service and food were all excellent! Good atmosphere, personable waiter."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had the smoked Steelhead salmon small plate off bar menu. Way too much sauce that overwhelmed the salmon. As main course had the Weathervane Scallops. Menu descriptions is great, but they came overwhelmed with pepper, so you didn't get the delicate flavor of scallops. Kitchen doesn't understand how to feature the flavor of the main ingredient rather than overwhelm it with uncomplimentary flavors."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Wonderful happy hour! Tons of gluten free and vegan options!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food, fantastic service, wonderful ambience!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Really had great time! My daughter had recommended it before since she goes often and my friend and I were celebrating my birthday! Super fun! And delicious!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our service was wonderful. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and while they don't do the traditional cheesy things, we had a great time. We sat near the back away from the bar so it wasn't noisy at all."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Very pleasant atmosphere in an historic building next door to the Marriott hotel. The service was attentive, the raw oysters were fresh with the aroma of the sea, and the luncheon entrees quite adequate. The bar was extensive so I imagine that at times it could be very lively."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • " Great energy from a happenin' Tacoma DT spot! It is too bad the place is super noisy. I kept leaning in when my spouse was speaking because I could barely hear a word he said. I felt as though we were yelling at each other. I even asked to be placed in the quietest spot in the restaurant on my reservation. They had apologized and said that the place is real loud no matter where you sit. Other than that, the waiter, David and the food was excellent; however, the kitchen service was slow. We had reservations for 2 at 8 pm on a Friday night and it took them over 1 hour to send us our entrees. (The appetizers were sent upon 15 minutes of ordering.) Be advised not to come here hoping for a quick dinner. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "They were very accommodating and I thoroughly appreciated the waiter explaining everything about the menu. Very helpful and kind staff. The only complaint I would have is that it took a little long to get each course of our meal. Other than that... GREAT PLACE for people who love fine dining."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent Service, outstanding food. It is a great place to visit on special occasions. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food tremendously - it was very tasty. We also had the Rhubarb desert which we all enjoyed. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great dinner in a wonderful atmosphere! Great wait staff. Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Hands down one of the best server experiences we've ever had!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I have been coming here for three years, it is a great place for a date. The food is always great and the staff is very attentive. You will pay a little more so I would save it for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great food, service and atmosphere for a special event that we had honoring our son, who graduated from UPS. Would definitely come back the next time we are in Tacoma!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I took my wife to Pacific Grill for her Birthday after joining the rewards club and receiving a $25 gift voucher. It was prom night in Tacoma so there were dozens of beautifully dressed teenagers looking delightfully awkward to enjoy watching. The chai thai spiced margarita my wife had was undrinkable and my old fashioned was way too sweet. The halibut and salmon cakes were amazing - but TINY. The raw scallop crudo was very flavorful but, again, tiny in portion. We tried the "famous drumsticks" but found them overcooked and dry. My wife had the scallops and I had the black cod - both were outstanding. The bill was $143 which was knocked down to $118 with the voucher. Our server was pre-occupied with the prom kids so service was poor."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Overall, the whole experience was just as others had mentioned it would be. Hands down one of my favorite restaurants! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is a solid dinner spot for a business event. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I had expected this restaurant to use fresh ingredients, but I was utterly disappointed. It's easy to tell if a scallop isn't fresh, and even easier if the menu item stated that they are supposed to be Weathervane scallops. There was no sweetness to the scallops like they should have, rather a fishy taste, indication of it not being fresh. To think they charged $32 for 4 of them, I really should have sent them back, but I'm not the type to do that. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "If you own a restaurant, please take note that Pacific Grill excels in all areas. I wish more dining establishments were of this caliber. They work hard to make perfection look easy. A 5 star experience , and a "must see" when visiting Tacoma for restaurants with a great ambiance. From the cheerful hostess welcome, to the attentive ,yet unobtrusive waitstaff. Our server was well versed in the food prep and ingredients. The menu was superb with many delicious choices including vegetarian/vegan and gluten free options. Fresh and sustainable seafood selections were varied in preperation and inspired in their flavor profiles. Thank you to the owner(s), Chefs and support staff for making an excellent fine dining experience for me and my guests. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always have a great experience. Food is always top notch, as is the service. The fact I make it up here at least once every few months, braving Friday night Fort Lewis traffic says something. There's nothing I hate more than sitting in traffic. Would recommend and I'll be back again for sure. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was good and interesting. Waiter had very little personality for a special occasion. Never even wished me a happy birthday! BLAH. NO BIRTHDAY treats here either. Would go for happy hour. Not for a special occasion "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great ambiance and services. The food was phenomenal and the staff took great care of us. Gluten Free and Vegan options galore. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent, lots of shareable plates and options, fresh and authentic"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Pleasantly satisfied with Pacific Grill. In Tacoma from foodie city, Houston, for mother's surgery at nearby hospital. Food, service, ambience - all top notch! Will be my"go to" restaurant when here for now on. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014