Cafe Pacific
Cafe Pacific

Cafe Pacific

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafepacificdallas.com/
  • Phone: 2145261170
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Cafe Pacific reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (118)neighborhood gem (90)romantic (75)fit for foodies (66)great for lunch (49)notable wine list (45)great for brunch (39)good for groups (14)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Food and service were superb.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    Food and service were superb. Can be a little noisy but our request for quiet table was honored. One of our favorite places when in Dallas!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2011
    This was a great experience! The food was absolutely amazing. The best fish I've had in a long time - and such a good size fish, you definitely get your money's worth. The service was extremely friendly and accommodating. It was definitely a dinner to remember. I would recommend Cafe Pacific to anyone looking for a special, romantic night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food; same wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    Great food; same wonderful place over all these years. But most of these "select special features" have nothing in common with Cafe Pacific, and we like it that way. C-P is not a "Hot Spot." Nor is it a "Late-Night Find."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went here for my boyfriends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    We went here for my boyfriends birthday. The food was great, everything was cooked well and was fresh. It was a little noisy but it didn't really bother us. The only thing I didn't like was the small table we sat at. It felt very cramped once they started bringing out the food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love the relaxed feel of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    I love the relaxed feel of this place - bright, small and cozy – like a comfortable living room. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Crab cakes and the Pecan Ball was great. Loved the Sweet Potato Strings were great and a little spicy. Service was well-timed and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    Fabulous,, wonderful, the food is the star of this restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The pecan ball is definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    The pecan ball is definitely the star of the show. The service started out well, but once the rich old people came in, the waiter pretty much forgot about us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2011
    Food and service was good. If you're an ultra conservative type, you'll fit right in. If you have even the tiniest bit fashion forward yet still in the middle of the main stream style, you might be more comfortable elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The snapper was fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2011
    The snapper was fantastic and unique. A very enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant for a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    Great restaurant for a special occasion or just a nice night. Great and attentive service and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always love to eat here when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2011
    always love to eat here when in dallas. food is great. they do enforce the dress code! we saw at least 5 men turned away who were wearing shorts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual, Cafe Pacific was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2011
    As usual, Cafe Pacific was as we expected. Great seafood. Great service. We always go to this restaurant when we are in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great restaurant for special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2011
    A great restaurant for special occasions. Food and service are always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really loved this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    We really loved this restaurant. We ordered from the "Restaurant Week" menu and the portions were the same as the regular menu (generous). The food was delicious, the service impeccable and the overall ambiance was lively, elegant but not stuffy. We will definetly be returning to this "Gem" in the future.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great experience!
    TurtleVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    What a great experience! The food was excellent, and the service was over the top, the wait staff was literally at our elbow before we could even think of asking for anything. Would recommend Cafe Pacific for any special occasion or celebration. We had a gluten free diner in our party and they bent over backwards to make sure that his meal was perfect. A really nice evening out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2011
    I was exited to visit this place after many good comments I heard from people at work. I knew going during Restaurant Week we'd have a limited menu, but figured it'd be great regardless. The wait staff was very friendly and nonintrusive. The food was just ok. We had clam chowder and a salad first course, salmon and pork short rib for second course and strawberry sorbet and pecan ball for third. I was very underwhelmed by the entrees. My date and I tried eachother's meals and the stand out was one of the desserts, the strawberry sorbet. It was light and tart a nice ending note. Overall I'm not sure I'd go back. :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've heard/read about Cafe
    Birdy
    Dined on 8/19/2011
    I've heard/read about Cafe Pacific for decades. Glad I finally got to dine there. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was elegant and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2011
    Everything was elegant and we were well cared for. All staf were very attentive. Even during restaurant week the menu was varied an of course delicious. We were impressed with the MAybach outside when we were leaving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restuarant Week brought us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    Restuarant Week brought us but we will be back. Wonderful seafood(had sole and salmon). Great salad. The Pecan Ball was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was just fantastic -- as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    It was just fantastic -- as always!! I have been dining at Cafe Pacific since the early 80's and it is consistently wonderful! The food, service and environment is tops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had read several reviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    I had read several reviews of this restaurant that ran the gamut. So, I did not know what to expect. My companion and I had a great experience. The food was wonderful and the service even better. Upon sitting down, we were greeted with a free glass of champagne in celebration of being named the best seafood restaurant in Dallas. Then came the signature crispy shoestring sweet potatoes. We ordered an extra appetizer of smoked salmon and swooned and the moist, tender pieces of fish and the crispy pits pieces. The cod meal was tasty and the pecan ball a fitting end to a satisfying meal. I would recommend it to my friends in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visited during restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2011
    Visited during restaurant week. Service was great, restaurant week is what it is, food was decent. Will have to return to try the regular menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2011
    The four of us went on a Wednesday for restuarant week. I had the sole and it was the best. I love the ambience and the service. I actually haven't visited Cafe Pacific since a week after it opened years ago. It was nice to see that the food/service/ambience is still one of the best in Dallas. Kirk Cheatham
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Their signature 3-Onion crusted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2011
    Their signature 3-Onion crusted Sea Bass is terrific. We went during Restaurant Week. I ordered Sea Bass even it wasn't on that menu. Service is very professional. We were first time patrons, arrived early and the Manager gave us a window table. Nice to be if you like people and car watching (lots of BMW 7s, Mercedes S, Lexus 4s, even a couple of Bentley). A glass of sparkling wine, fried sweet potato straw (I think) and crisp vegies plate is complimentary. Sole Almondine is very good. Clam Chowder is good but nothing special. We only dressed business casual but did not feel out of place even though many wore suits and nice dresses.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    dine4goodVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2011
    One of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. Food and service consistently great. Best simple grilled snapper anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the fourth time I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/14/2011
    This was the fourth time I've had a dining experience at Cafe Pacific. The food is always excellent. I took my 22 year old sister for a graduation celebration and my 16 year old son just for a brunch and they both LOVED the food. I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Disappointing!!!!!!!!!!
    estherVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    My husband and I have not been there in serveral years. It is such a beautiful location and we live very close. We will never go back!!!! First of all the waiter was just OK not great. We do not like to be rushed and we had that feeling.When you go out for a great dining experience you should not be rushed.We ordered drinks and of course we just like to enjoy our cocktail, but we could not because he keep asking us if we were ready to order. We ordered shrimp cocktails and then a salad.Before we finished our salad our food was brought to the dining room for the waiter to dining room.Because we were not finished with the salad it was taken back to the kitchen.Of cource our fish was tough because it sat under the warmer.Disappointing!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb service and excellent
    Muffie
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    Superb service and excellent food freshness and quality. A favorite that never fails to deliver a lovely overall dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2011
    The food was excellent and the service very good. I had the lobster trio. Yummy!! Fish with a bottle of Rombauer Chardonnay. The meal was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate