About 333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood

333 Pacific, an upscale casual dining experience with 180 degree views of Southern California's oceanfront and the night time views of the Oceanside Pier. The high ceilings of 333 Pacific give a modern "loft" feel while suspended panels brings in a warmth to the space. Menu featuring Steaks, Crab, Lobster and Fish. Seafood selections will also include Finfish entrees, shellfish staples including Oysters on the half shell, Ceviche, and selections of Sushi Rolls. Steaks will be prepared on an 1800 degree broiler to ensure a juicy steak and charred outer crust. The wine list with over 200 selections of the finest wines to complement your dining experience.
In the 333 Pacific Vodka lounge guests can select from a list of 100 vodkas from around the world, so why not try something new? It's "vodka happy hour" in our lounge, all vodka martinis $7 from 4-7 Monday-Thursday, 3-7 Friday-Sunday. Full bar is available. Reservations recommended.

333 N. Pacific Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday-Sunday 11:30-3:00
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00-10:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday 4:00-7:00pm Friday-Sunday 3:00-7:00 - late night

Cross Street:
Pier View Way

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 433-3333

Website:
http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/333pacific

Entertainment:
Concert events located at the Junior Seau Amphitheater next to the historic Oceanside Pier.

Catering:
Call for information. We would love to host and cater your event here at 333 Pacific.

Parking Details:
Complementary garage parking beneath the Wyndham Hotel, curbside metered parking, no charge after 6:00pm and a pay lot located south of Pier View Way.

Public Transit:
Blocks from the Metro Station - Oceanside

Executive Chef:
Joseph Jackson

Private Party Facilities:
333 Pacific offers 2 private dining spaces. The Ocean Wine Room seats up to 32 guests & up to 45 guests for a cocktail reception. The Pacific Board Room seats 16 guests .

Private Party Contact:
Melina Hinton: (760) 433-3333 ext. 402

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Primetime Sundays - 2-course prime rib dinner for $31
Seafood Sundays (lounge only) - Special sushi appetizer and glass of champagne or chardonnay $16
Military Monday - 33% off up to two entrees
Microbrew Monday (lounge only) - Draft beer for $4
Tuesday in the Raw - 3 seafood tasters paired with a vodka flight
Wine Wednesday - 50% off select bottles of wine
Threeway Thursday (lounge only) - Sliders and three beer tasters $16

333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Romantic (29)
Worth the Drive (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Business Meals (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Fun (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Hot Spot (13)
People Watching (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
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Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
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Tasting Menu (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2012

From the minute I walked through the door every person I encountered was friendly & accommodating. I arrived early for my reservation & was told that they could seat me at the table & send the others in as they arrived. What a great booth they had waiting for us! All the way in the back corner, it was comfortable & somewhat private. The server Jason introduced himself and we spoke about cocktails. They have a HUGE assortment of vodkas and martinis. My co diners were late so I ordered a sushi roll to have while I waited. We eventually ordered the lobster and rib eye for two and I only say eventually because my friend was late. OMG, this meat was cooked to perfection and so amazingly tender and flavorful. the lobster tail was equally great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2012

This was our first time to the restaurant. It was our anniversary. Dinner was good. I ordered a Ceaser salad but the waitress recommended I get the squash salad.. It said it was spicy on the menu but she said it wasn't too spicy.. It ended up being extremely spicy for me where I couldn't eat it. She Offered to bring me a different salad. She was sorry about it. We had desert martinis ; the toasted macaroon and key lime pie.. Both delicious! Overall our experience was good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2012

We loved the quiet scenic atmosphere. We were unhurried and had a nice family visit. The food was great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2012

Very good food and excellent service

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2012

Dining at 333 has fantastic ambiance however the food did not give us that "experience" we were looking for at that price level. My husband had the lamb and said it had no flavor. The sides that came with it were overpowered with spices. I found my dish very salty and average.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 6, 2012

We experienced 333 Pacific for the first time on Friday, January 6th for the 20.12 specials offered. We decided we will not judge 333 on this one experience as the specials offered were not very impressive (each one chose a different entree). In addition, our waiter was less than enthusiastic while serving us. I don't often take the time to reply to these invitations for feed back but our party of 4 all felt the same way and left a bit disappointed, We promise to experience 333 at another time and expect our first impression to be trumped with a better experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2012

Great location with an ocean view, much-improved service and food but still not up to other Cohen restaurants in San Diego such as Deborah Scott's C-Level or Indigo Grill. The best place in Oceanside if you want to impress your guests with the overall experience. Certainly the best up-scale bar scene.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2012

Still one of our favorite spots in North County!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2012

Scrumcptious food, unusually large drink choices, friendly and knowledgeable servers. And as if that's not enough, a view of Oceanside Pier out the windows. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2012

outstanding food, service and martini. I always recommend to my friends for an excellent dining experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2012

VERY GOOD FOOD, THE ONLY THING I WAS DISAPPOINTED ON THERE WEB SIGHT AND PHONE SERVICE, I NEED IT MORE INFORMATION WITH THE RESERVATIONS. I CALLED AND COULD NOT GET SOME ONE LIVE TO TALK TOO. MY FRIENDS AND I ENDED UP GOING TO ANOTHER RESTAURANT

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 5, 2012

We went because we received a COHN gift card for Christmas and saw the 2012 ad. We were very impressed with the view, service, and the food. We have put 333 on our list of preferred restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2012

Terrific dinner here. We both had the specials, and they were spot on perfect. Maybe a bit too much salt on one - otherwise fantastic. The wine list is very creative and priced competitively - loved that too. Went on half-priced bottle Wednesday - great choices on that list that didn't disappoint!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2012

Main course great. Salad and dessert lacking.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 4, 2012

Lovely food, excellent service. One of our very favorite places to go.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2012

We were there for their price fixe 3 course meal and were very pleased with most everything. The severs attentive and pleasant, our reservations were honored promptly and the foods was good value for the price. The only drawback in the whole experience is the acoustics in the place are terrible. Especially with a very popular bar, the noise level is very high. I heard ever every word of the political rants of the people at the table next to us. All in all, though, it's worth repeat visits just to check out the weekly vodka flights which are always fun and tasty.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2012

Food and presentation very good. Noise level pretty good, for the number of dinner guests the restaurant enjoys. The service is good but could be better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2012

Best dining experience in Oceanside

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2012

Everything was perfect!
Jeri-Lyn was the ideal server/guide--friendly, efficient and had great recommendations!
The meal was delicious.
We were celebrating and we thrilled to introduce our friends to one of our north county favorites!
Thank you!

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on January 3, 2012

Five-star food, service, atmosphere and location -- we requested a quiet table, and we got a perfect one. All requests made of the waiter were handled promptly and enthusiastically. A superb evening for our party of four.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2012

Had the $20.12 special prix fixe menu on 1/3/12. Salads and soups were great. The two Fisherman stews we had were close to tasteless, the salmonCooked past the point of recognition and one of the shell fish ingredients was missing.(unless the clams were out of theShell.). Our server told us she forgot to place our dessert orders aand comped our coffees. Service otherwise very good. Restaurant appeared slammed by the promo and the kitchen seemed a little behind..Will obviously come back, had too many wonderful experiences there.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2012

Great food and right on the beach which was a nice view for dinner. The bar has almost any kind of vodka you would like to try and the service was very good. It was packed and worth the wait because the food was great.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2012

Three of us dined Monday 1/3/12 taking advantage of the 2012 anniversary special. Price fixed three-course meal for $20.12. Seemed too good to pass up. We all enjoyed our meal that night (chicken roulade and meatloaf entrees). Very good value. Salad was very good and fresh. Chicken on the dry side, but not enough to send back to the kitchen. The dessert (apple tart) had a nice, flaky pastry crust. As usual, the bar area was very noisy but dining room wasnt too bad. Ambient music is a waste, though, since you can't hear it properly. Also, it's hard to pass in and out of the dining room through the bar staff and patrons. It's an obstacle course. This was our second time dining at 333 Pacific and we will defintely go back again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2012

While this is my favorite this was a sub par experience

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2012

This experience would have gotten 5 stars all around but they were out of multiple food items the night we went to celebrate our annniversary. First time it's happened here and I assume the last as well. Great place to eat!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Each time I've been to Pacific 333 with my boyfriend each experience has been wonderful. Even when I've been there with friends its been a great experience! the food and wine is amazinga

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Overall everything was pretty good. However, if I am spending $54 on a meal I would like my soup to be a little above room temperature and the mashed potatoes were bland.
The filet was AMAZING as were the desserts!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2011

My wife and I really enjoy this restaurant. The service is great and the food is exceptional. For a special evening out, it's worth the 40 mile drive to enjoy a fine dining experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2011

We enjoyed the entire experience. Our table had a great view of the pier. Unfortunately the fog had just rolled in. The soup was a little too cold for me but tasty. The filet was perfect as was the lobster tails. The choices for dessert were limited. Too much chocolate for non chocolate lovers.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Wonderful experience on New Years Eve at 333. Excellent service and dinner. All choices they had for their special menu that night would have been a great choice. We had the filet for one and the crab cakes for the other. Appetizers outstanding, as were the desserts! Geat evening and we thought very reasonably priced!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Food fantastic. Server exceptional. Serious problem we have never had here before. We have been to this restautant many times. We always make reservation very early. We always make reservtion right for 5pm as this is when dinner seating first begins. We always request patio, on window closest to ocean. We were only the 2nd party to be seated on patio. We were on time. Hostess tried to seat us in back side corner of patio at two chair table, which was insulting! Every table along the window facing the ocean was open but for 1. We refused and demanded table on window. We then watched as they tried to do same to couple celebrating their anniversary. They refused as well. Priority should be given to people there on time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2011

We had been trying to get to 333 Pacific for a few weeks and finally had the chance. What a lively place, with a great staff. Maggie was personable, attentive, and knowledgeable. The menu and dishes were well created and the resulting meal was delicious. We will return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2011

Selection of food and drinks was outstanding!! The vodka cocktails, appetizers, and entrees were excellent. We loved the calamari and lobster risotto. The service was amazing.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2011

Excellent food! Best steak ever!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2011

I have lived here a long time and am glad we finally have a place to take out-of town guests who enjoy fine dining. At 333 it is possible to enjoy quality food in a comfortable restaurant with a very impressive view. The menu offered an interesting variety, was well-prepared, and served nicely without hovering. All of this and an impressive view as well!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2011

Martini are over-rated!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2011

Our evening was perfect. My husband and I shared a bone-in ribeye steak which was cooked perfect and so tender. The wine list was extensive. All of the employees were very accomodating. The noise level was very loud because we were with another customer and could hardly hear one another speak. The service was a little slow, but we were in no hurry and if you are going out for an evening of fine dining you should not be on a time schedule anyway. Overall I would go here over and over. Excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2011

The beet salad had a flavor profile that dreams are made of. The beets were delicious but what really did me in were the fried capers and the vinaigrette. I could have eaten it as my main course! The steak was delicious and as always the mashed potatoes are the best I've ever had (and I've made and eaten a lot of mashed potatoes). Get the Grand Marnier Cheesecake and you won't be sorry! However, when I left all I could think about was that beet salad and if I could replicate it at home...

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2011

As always 333 was excellent on Christmas Day! Service and food was exceptional.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2011

The food was good. The service was poor. We were seated promptly. Our waiter addressed us promptly. Our wine was served promptly and our salads arrived promptly. Then the wheels came off. We were seated at 6:00 PM, but our entre didn't arrive until 7:00 PM. So we sat and waited for our entre about thirty minutes after we finished our salads. The waiter never said a word about the wait. I had to stop the waiter and ask for more bread. The busboy came back and said they didn't have any. They were waiting for more to come out of the oven. Dessert was served without forks. When I asked for forks, the busboy came back with one fork and one spoon and explained they were out of clean forks. Wow!

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