Cafe Pacific

4.7
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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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JM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently excellent and Mark is always helpful with order suggestions and attentive. Top notch Dallas institution.

RB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great birthday dinner!

KE
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement celebration

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We have always had great food and service at CP but sadly tonight was the exception. We waited an inordinately long time for our food. The service was not quite up to their high standards so we were somewhat disappointed. The dessert which was brought out for my birthday came way too quickly after we finished. I wanted coffee but no one ever came by to ask.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch celebration for my wife’s birthday. Everything was superb. Staff and food the best in the DFW metroplex! Classic and classy.

C
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining!we come here for all special occasions for dinner and it is always outstanding

BJ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special lunch for business or friends.

M
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lentil soup was delicious. Elegantly furnished in Christmas fashion making for a delightful gathering. Everyone loved their dish.

CL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service. We love to go there for dinner and lunch.

GR
Dallas
86 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Terrible service. Hostess took us to a table with one service set up. We stood there while she set up other 3 settings and then handed me my flatware. Waited for 30 minutes to get order taken. Waited 15 minutes for a cocktail and another 10 for a glass of wine. Waited 30 minutes for food after ordeted. It was like there was one cook. Waiter was friendly. I think he was embarrassed by slow bar and kitchen service. No apologies. Food taste was good. Will not go back. Too highly priced for such poor service.

HC
Dallas
471 reviews
Dined on December 1, 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.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We had a reservation, yet the seated us up in the back room next to a huge party with kids, enemy though there were many tables in the main dining room available. When I asked the hostess about it, she said they were reserved for people with reservations. When she saw that we had a reservation, she stumbled around with some lame excuse. We sat for 10 minutes without a waitress or water and our waitress was extremely slow. Jack was a patient of my father’s for many years and I’ve known him for a long time. This isn’t the Cafe Pacific that I have known and loved my whole life. Very disappointing. Also, the tables in the main dining room were still unoccupied when we left.

MR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food. Fair brunch price.

LK
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Best seafood in DFW along with steaks and deserts.

b
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of Dallas’ finest restaurants.

MS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a delightful experience! We had a waiter/attendant we hadn’t had before; think he was new? He was very nice. A bit uncharacteristic of our previous experiences over the years in that we were not served the famous shoe-string potatoes or bread until we asked. Had to look for him on one other occasion as well.
The food was excellent, of course, and we did have a nice time.

LL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My 92 year old Mom has loved their crusted sea bass for over two decades-seafood and service is timeless-classic-superb.
This is sea bass, flounder, scallops and halibut you used to take for granted -their source, these days is probably The Garden of Eden!!
Our waiter, Fernando was the epitome of unobtrusive civility and pride in service. Excellent experience in dining!
This restaurant continues to gratify and we are blessed!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my sister for her 70th birthday! We love CP and it was as good as usual!! Perfect sea bass and grill led shrimp!! Waiters are wonderful and atmosphere is perfect for those that appreciate a traditional yet vibrant and dependable place!! Love CP and gorgeous with holiday lights in shopping center!

JY
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Dallas’ best restaurants!

HC
Dallas
472 reviews
Dined on November 24, 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.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Birthday for wife

ML
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was wonderful meal and exceptional service. But I knew it would be from the reputation of Cafe Pacific. We had a party of nine and the meal progressed smoothly and everything was just perfect.

BR
Dallas
66 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of us alway have a birthday lunch there for 3 who have birthdays in November. We asked for Laslo and he is the best! Everything is always great with the most special pecan ball for dessert!

HC
Dallas
472 reviews
Dined on November 17, 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.

WM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All you need to know is: Bananas Foster Pancakes...!

MM
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark is an outstanding waiter and the dining experience was wonderful.

DS
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Pacific is a place we can always count on for exceptional seafood and service. And we love the small neighborhood restaurant atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Familiar faces from years ago! Mark was fantastic. It was great seeing Dieter (Diter?) at the door. Will be back again soon! Cognac sauce alone is worth the visit. :)

DB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place to have a relaxing and tasteful lunch. Feels elegant

T
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only problem we had was waiting 45 minutes for the reservation. Otherwise, we had an excellent time.

F
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Delightful ...fun Thanks a mil ... will be back

K
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cafe Pacific. Always feels special

J
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I usually trust Cafe Pacific to be delicious and dependable. However, the service last night was not acceptable.
They tried to stick us in a table that was meant for 1 person, but put us in the bar after we complained.

After finally getting another table, the food had not arrived 1 hour and 15 later. We left the restaurant. They followed us to the car and insisted we take our meal home.

It was my birthday and they ruined my special night! After many years of going to this restaurant, this will be my last time.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For 32 years they continue to do it right . From the minute you walk in you feel like you have walked back in time but realize you are very much in the present. The service , food and the fact you can have a conversation without raising your voice is all part of the pleasure of Cafe Pacific. Go and appreciate the consistency of the this fine restaurant.

T
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to be a regular - but have not been for a while - as great as ever!!

PM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful place to meet. Service is outstanding.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch. Lovely quiet relaxing environment, in upper class neighborhood, great friendly service. Good varied menu, had excellent soup, main was good too.

D
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, perfect service, wonderful atmosphere!!!!

HC
Dallas
472 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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.

K
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Arrived to be told we would not be seated at our requested table because someone else booked it before us as we had only booked “the day before.” I actually booked Monday and requested prior to our Saturday evening reservation so
I believe the blonde curly haired hostess must have not read
The notes until I checked in because she looked at the table then took us to one in the back corner. Server and food were great as always, and feel hostess was rude with further comments about not having our requested table.