Cafe Pacific

4.8
2636 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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vipshayner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific never disappoints. The best service in the city

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vipmasayuki10
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark is the best!!!

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vipandrews
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific has been one of our favorite restaurants...somewhere we go for a real treat. This time the food was disappointing. I had eggs in the benedict were cold, the english muffins "wilted" and tough, and the potatoes undercooked. I think the meal sat in the kitchen far too long before being brought to the table. We shared a caesar salad which was fine.
As always, the service was outstanding and prompt. The usual crew of legacy servers was not working on this Sunday brunch day, but the new servers did a good job. This was where we had our first date 27 years ago, and I hope this bad experience was just an outlier.

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cileM
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & delicious food. Thought lunch menu was very well priced for quality of food served. Pleasant atmosphere great for conversation with friends.
Wonderful Highland Park location close to shopping. Nicely decorated for the holiday season.

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vipPamM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The tables were way too close together, and the service staff kept bumping into us.

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vipJOCJR
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A DALLAS CLASSIC THAT NEVER DISAPPOINTS. BAR TENDER COULD DO LITTLE BETTER ON LARGE ICE CUBE REQUESTS WITH DRINKS!

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vipLSanders
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience, as usual. The trout was spectacular and the shrimp were even better than you find down on the Gulf.

If you have not been here: go. If you have been before, you owe it to yourself to go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time visiting Cafe Pacific. We were seating upon arrival, the restaurant was full and the ambiance was nice, it felt like a fancy upscale restaurant. It took a few minutes before our waiter came to greet us but we were busy chatting that we barely noticed. We had the crab cake appetizer. It was delicious, very fresh. I had the slow braised beef short ribs, and a side of macaroni and cheese the short ribs were melt in your mouth delicious! The macaroni and cheese was okay. When I booked the reservation, I noted that we were celebrating my dad’s birthday so I was hoping they would acknowledge that in some way but unfortunately that did not happen. Overall, we had a nice time and will be back.

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Kelly
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Special birthday celebration with family visiting from out of town. Fabulous restaurant, fine dining without being “stuffy”. Noise level is perfect for visiting. Leo, our waiter, was extremely attentive without being overbearing. Perfect evening!

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DJB58
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We returned after not having dined at Cafe Pacific for several years. COVID has not slowed them down: impeccable service, deliciously prepared seafood, and great desserts. I especially like the Osyters Rockefeller appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

I called to amend my reservation to sit inside on a cold night. The hostess confined at noon we had a spot for 5 inside. We arrived at 6 the dinning room had plenty of space but they put us outside with one other table. They said the dining room was full. It was not. It was my Moms 75th birthday.

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JayC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, cordial waiting staff-wonderful evening!!

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
736 reviews
Dined on November 21, 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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AprilM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful… the salmon amazing. Trout, so go, halibut. The cherry on top, the dessert pecan ball!

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vipJeanG
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love CP. The staff is so kind and accommodating to older clientele. Thanks! c

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vipRobertA
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Gorgeous restaurant with impeccable servers and glorious food. All wrapped in cozy, club-like ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful celebratory evening !!

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
736 reviews
Dined on November 19, 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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EeeeBYRD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Emily was great. She was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. She had a great spirit which made our dining experience pleasant.

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vipIwonaW
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My steak had very little flavor and a lot of gristle

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vipSpecialOccasion
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific is a lengendary resturant in Highland Park Village. It had traditionally been an outstanding experience combining beautiful ambiance with outstanding service and magnificient food. This was a brunch outing for my Mother's 94 birthday and they catered to her wonderfully and we had a delightful time. The only exception would be when it came to the food. We each were noticibly surprised at the less than spectacular taste of each of the dishes ordered. Quite frankly we found the food bland and lacking the oohs and ahhs we had anticipated.

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DemetriusG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice casual restaurant. Love the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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AnaCris
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a classic. Elegant and cozy. The food and service are phenomenal.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
736 reviews
Dined on November 12, 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. Deiter is an Exceptional General Manager.

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vipspringer
Dallas
110 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was mildly displeased with the location of our table, directly in the back and forth path of the wait staff. However, the food and excellent service provided by Mark made up for that inconvenience. Will make sure to reserve another area next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
25 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Dallas year after year. It is my restaurant of choice when recruiting talent to join my company. Never been disappointed with the food or the service.

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MichelleH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch was fabulous as always and the chowder is exceptionally delicious. It was a bit loud inside however the patio was delightful.

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vipSharneeceP
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for my birthday and it was a great experience! The food was amazing, the server was awesome, as well as the ambiance ! Definitely coming again!

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vipDickster
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very Consistent Service and food Quality. Good wine list and ample wine pours.

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vipChipR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's been years since we went back to what was once our go-to place for an elegant dinner (we have a gift card). The steak apoivre was still excellent but my wife was able to find only one almond on the Trout Almondine. The julienne vegetables were overcooked with too much garlic. They have replaced their wonderful selection of breads with what is basically a fancy hotdog roll and you no longer get the personal shaker delivered to your table with the Gin Fizz, which is now blended and tastes like a smoothy. I won't return anytime soon and, for the money, I'll go to Capital Grille or a number of other places. Our very young waiter was nice enough though his mask hung around his chin. Use it or lose it.

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michaelt
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Best value in Dallas! Staff unfailingly excellent!

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vipHenryC
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like old home week. Peter, Oscar and everyone who came to greet uo

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vipAfryeaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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MarkK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Dallas experience , a can’t miss spot for our next trip to Dallas

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vipBeth
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & staff!!
Love Cafe Pacific!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service were first class. Absolutely could not have been better. The menu options for lunch are perfect. You can eat heavy or light and it’s all great. I had the clam chowder and the sea food salad. My friend had a salad and trout. Both were beautifully plated and very creative entrees.

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vipSheriM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our very favorite places for lunch and dinner.
Cafe Pacific is a classic that we can always count on for great food and service!

FAQs

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

Cafe Pacific is rated 4.8 stars by 2636 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.