Cafe Pacific

4.7
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2006 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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B
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lilly was great

PB
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure!

D
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific has always been one of my favs for years! Love it!

CW
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lazlo is the absolute best and absolutely made our lunch wonderful! Thank you!

WL
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special place with special each time we are in town

RS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Over the years, Cafe Pacific has been one of my favorites restaurants in Dallas. When there on Sunday, Jan 19, it was very disappointing. The service was poor. Our waitress, Chelsea, was clearly a novice. She spilled wine, brought a second bottle of the incorrect wine, served coffee instead of cappuccino and in general seemed preoccupied and did not seem up to the task. The food was not up to the usual standards of the old Cafe Pacific with the halibut being grossly overcooked and not sweet potato flies. I hope this experience was an abberration and not a reflection of the recent change in ownership.

KF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific has been my birthday and/or anniversary preferred destination since I moved to the metroplex in the 80's and enjoyed topping off any celebration with a reservation at Cafe Pacific. I moved away nearly 20 years ago, and fewer celebrations were enhanced by the 5 star everything they provide. Brunch on my birthday this year started my celebration with giggles and mimosas with my husband. What could be better?

C
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great meal, as always. Unfortunately, we had to wait 45 minutes past our reservation time to be seated at our table

LM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! Excellent food and staff works very hard to provide excellent service. I always feel like family there. Everyone in the organization take great pride in their effort to offer an exceptional experience. Many thanks to Cafe Pacific!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service!

r
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thin Cafe Pacific is the most perfect restaurant in the entire metroplex as it is totally always consistent had a wonderfully expensive menu the best seafood you are able to get anywhere in our area waitstaff is always pleasant and congenial.It is a just a beautiful restaurant.

WA
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a classic. Great seafood and service. This place has stood the test of time.

B
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. From the moment we arrived we were treated like VIPs and we aren’t even from around here. They are so good at warm hospitality, yet upscale elegance, it’s kind of an amazing mix. The wait staff is excellent, there when you need them, invisible when you don’t. Drinks arrived promptly after ordering,,,such a nice change from other places where you have to wait half an hour for a glass of wine. Dinner was delicious we had sea bass and halibut. Get the halibut,,,,it’s so good! But best of all was the signature dessert. Most amazing ice cream dessert I’ve ever had. Save room and treat yourself.

KK
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not great !

R
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was better than most and service was iffy.

HC
Dallas
492 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
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.

LN
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific is always awesome in every aspect and sets the standard for fine dining.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were welcomed, early for our reservation, quickly served cocktails by an attentive bartender while table made ready. It was a middle of aisle 2 top backed up to a post...tight and uncomfortable! Our kind waiter, Ruben, got manager to move us to another 2 top against a corner. Yea!! Then we had a fabulous evening of Canadian oysters, Alaskan King Crab legs, lobster risotto plus brussel sprouts. We enjoyed celebratory bottle of wine and Ruben brought my friend a decadent chocolate dessert for her birthday! A memorable evening and I will return as this has always been my favorite Dallas restaurant. Everyone was welcoming and grateful we joined them!

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place as always!

AC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our meal was fabulous at the lovely Café Pacific. Loved so much, we went again Friday night. Thank you Open Table for the use of your site without having to call. Anne Connally

PH
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Dallas area. We have been going for years and the food is always fabulous and the service impeccable!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Absolutely horrendous service. If you’re not a Highland Park regular, they do not care about you. We had to ask repeatedly for our salads and soup. We watched our dessert sit for 20 minutes before it was served to us.

SC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, Fernando is excellent!! We celebrated our wedding anniversary there and it could not have been better experience!!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great- really appreciated birthday dessert

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS perfection. Never, ever had a bad experience here.

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Cafe Pacific has been over time the best restaurant in Dallas.

HO
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner as a family for New Year’s Eve. It was wonderful, as always!

PP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a delightful dining experience. The food never disappoints. Not one dish on the menu is bad, but I always love the grilled sea bass. The vegetables are cooked to perfection and the fish is moist and tender. All of the fish dishes are delightful and fresh, so my choice on the menu always leans that way.

HC
Dallas
492 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
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.

SR
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in all of Dallas!!

OT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Better on a non holiday

RC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve and Rubin was outstanding.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant... our first time and will not be the last.

JP
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special dining experience as always. Walter never rushed us and was one step ahead of our needs. Onion crusted seabass was spot on and the Texas Red Snapper and evening special Grouper made top marks.

QC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Ordered ribeyes and was served NY strips! No marbling and is extreme dried piece of meat!
Risotto served under the sea bass was undercooked! Sea bass wasn’t fresh either! I taste the pneumonia inside the fish!
Appetizers was okay....nothing to write home about!
Used to eaten at this place pretty often and now I remember why I haven’t been here for the past two years !

GO
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening for three family generations! We all enjoyed the experience and another customer complimented my granddaughter on her appearance. Even great customers!

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific is in a class of its own. I've never been disappointed.

KB
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love Cafe pacific… In fact we always say as we were leaving that we need to come here more often instead of many of those trendy places. The service is always great, attentive and professional but not stuffy or over the top. I have to say that quality of the food for the price is probably the best in Dallas.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Great atmosphere.

m
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Jonathan made sure everything was perfect, from the cocktails to dessert...superb.