Cafe Pacific

4.9
2483 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
An institution in Dallas dining for over 40 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.

Proper Dress Required (No T-Shirts, Shorts or Flip Flops.)

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.


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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipScott
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was fantastic..delivering his wonderful jocularity.

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vipsassnwugrad
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at the classy and classic Cafe Pacific! From the greeting at the door by the charming manager Deeter to flawless professional service and yummy food, it is one of the most enjoyable of Dallas fine dining experiences.

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DaveE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific is one of our favorite Dallas area restaurants. They serve one of the best Caprese salads I've ever had, at least when the heirloom tomatoes are in season. Seabass is over the top good. Good memory making spot! You won't want outdoor seating though. Atmosphere is casually elegant.

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CarlC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening. Food, ambiance, and service were outstanding.

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vipFoodie123
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem, with incredible service and food.

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woodroe
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent as usual. Fresh oysters, Chilean sea bass and lobster pasta with truffles. Pecan ball for dessert. All outstanding.

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JonathanJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. One of the last bastions of elegant dining in the city. The food, service and ambiance are always outstanding. In my book, they
deserve Six Stars!

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vipRegularDiner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was plentiful and creative, but the fish a little dry. The service seemed to drag a little, except the water glasses being filled. Though the restaurant is a Dallas icon, the interior could still be update. The hostess was delightful, friendly and helpful.

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vipSlick8
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Looking for a menu, wine list and cocktail menu for a discerning palate, look no further. The atmosphere is upscale compared to other offerings in the area. This will get included in your regular rotation.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
689 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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GaryD
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good vibe atmosphere food great service

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lakytraj
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very delicious 😋and tasty flavorful service was excellent. Will be going back soon.

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vipKentS
Jackson Hole
89 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific is THE elite fine dining experience of Dallas! It is always a special treat to enjoy all the elements of dining at this jewel and has been consistently that way for decades. Peter does a wonderful job of providing excellence for his customers and is a true professional!

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a birthday celebration and they gave me my pecan ball dessert for free. Lobster roll and crab cakes were delicious. Very refined atmosphere.

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Jonie
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service from Trent for a small birthday party at this beautiful restaurant at a popular Highland Park location. Fresh seafood perfectly prepared. We had a great time and Trent took care of our every need from taking pictures, presenting gifts, and packing presents for take home. There were no leftovers. A professional waiter who probably knows Russian silver service the way he presented a simple soda or coffee. Order the Cafe P special proprietary dessert for 5-6, vanilla bean ice cream, 3-chocolate sauce, and toasted pecans with crunchy butter crisps and pastry cream filling. Just ridiculous! Thanks, Cafe P for another memorable event for our dearest friends.

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KDNTX
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a memorable experience for special occasions or just a dinner with friends.

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vipPaul032262
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular evening…:its 40yrs of tradition

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vipStacyD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine, ambience and service- as always!!

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KimW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive service, and great food. Highly recommend!

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James
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with Friends

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JoshS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dinner to celebrate our wedding. The service was great and the food was as well. I guess I just expected more from being in Highland Park and such a nice area. The restaurant seemed very old and it's pretty small. But that part was nice for the privacy aspect. Overall it was good, but nothing special.

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vipMelanieM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exception food and service in a classy environment. Highly recommend to all, especially for a family meal you won't forget.

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NoraJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, dependable experience! Will be back soon!

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Mdine
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Dallas favorite!!!

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
690 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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judyl
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was grate

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful ambience and exceptional service. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was stellar. Food was superb. It was however really loud. But the service and food made it worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every category. My favorite restaurant in Dallas. A big shout out to Walter, Peter, and Dieter.

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vipNathanP
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time, we will return!

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DorothyN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was first class. The food was spectacular. Couldn’t have been a better evening.

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GLock
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food - Amazing
Service - Super Amazing

Best oysters I ever had and very good cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favorite restaurant! Food is consistently great, service is the best.

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vipJoyD
Oklahoma City
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection at Café Pacific! From the burrata & heirloom tomato appetizer to the amazing branzino special every meal is a special occasion at Café P!!!

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AlandNancy
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Mark and we were so glad for we know Mark has been an employee at Cafe Pacific for many years. This lunch was our first time back for about 18 months due to COVID. We enjoyed the two ‘half’ items for $16.50 lunch special. My husband had the Clam Chowder, ‘delicious’, I had the salad and we both had the lemon trout with couscous which was fabulous! We shared the Carrot cake. Quietist time on Thursday is around 11:30 am. This is a beautiful restaurant!

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vipSinger
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner Celebrating 54th Anniversary - was perfect!!!

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vipDallasDines
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Maybe an off night but this Highland Park staple has lost something special.

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JenM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Waiter was nice enough. Sat down and later a table with our children was seated next to us. There for anniversary. Took over 25 mins to get our check and it wasn’t even that busy. For the price and ambience, would definitely consider another location to have a romantic meal with good service.

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vipSteveO
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific continues to deliver on its reputation as one of Highland Park’s fine dining experiences. Great bar, great food and all round great ambience.

FAQs

Cafe Pacific offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 526-1170.

Cafe Pacific is rated 4.9 stars by 2483 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.