Cafe Pacific

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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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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

still is a great place for sea food for over 20 years

SU
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend for lunch to celebrate her birthday. Everything was wonderful.

J
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

TD
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. I had the hamburger and my friends had half and half- choice of two items. Everyone was pleased with their meal. Service was impeccable. Always a great place for celebrating friendships and birthdays.

MW
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Diego was fantastic.

j
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had traveled from Louisiana to Dallas for a dance competition and decided we wanted to branch out to a new Restaurant. This was a marvelous choice!! Everything about our visit excelled from the sophisticated atmosphere that was also friendly to the excellence of the food. Our waiter was able to anticipate what we wanted to drink once we mentioned we had danced for 10 hours that day, he knew the right champagne and kept it flowing as we relaxed and celebrated. The entire wait staff was friendly and over extended their courtesy to us with laughter as well as professionalism.
The food (the Lemon Sole and Sea Bass plus Ceviche) was marvelously prepared. As we we left, our spirits were high and our appetite wonderfully satisfied. I highly recommend this jewel in Dallas!!

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - great food

r
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a beautiful restaurant with excellent food and top-notch service. The best!

P
Dallas
72 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The steak was perfect. My wife’s fish, not so much as it was a bit raw on the inside. The strong oder kind of gave it away that the fish may not have been as fresh as we would of like it.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, very classy and elegant but simple. The wait staff was incredible, great team helpful service. Food was incredible everyone at our table has something different and every plate was amazing.

L
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate Valentines’ Day! Professional but warm service, divine lobster rolls, wonderful ambience. No wonder this restaurant is a Dallas tradition. This is how Cafe Pacific operates not only for Valentines, but everyday!

D
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great menu choices! Had a very nice lunch and did not feel rushed, which we appreciated!

v
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For many years I’d heard about Cafe Pacific and as much as I love an exceptional meal, I dislike the hoity toity feel and atmosphere so many fine dining restaurants seem obliged to present. I can tell you without reservation, if you desire a splendid dining experience, a lovely wine list, an approachable waiter and relaxed, yet elevated dining atmosphere, this is your spot! We had an amazing dinner with impeccable service and felt completely at ease and comfortable. What could be better? Dine here and often. You will not be disappointed!

DF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe pacific is always 5 star...food, servers, place,...

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable, after all these years. Well done.

HC
Dallas
501 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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.

CB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I ordered the half lobster and steak expecting a fresh lobster. Very small and unfortunately it was filled with a green substance which ruined the taste. Waiter later told me it may have been a female and those were the eggs. Not good at all and the smell was horrible. Steak was cook well.
The waiter tells me later that they could de-shell next time. I recommended they make that recommendation upon placing order.

SW
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most perfectly cooked lobster that I have had in very long time. Everyone very pleased with quality of food and service. Would go back tomorrow and eat the same thing again.

u
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Tables for 2 are simply too small. Otherwise dinner was excellent.

LH
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the staff superb...always a great time at CP!!

HC
Dallas
502 reviews
Dined on February 2, 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.

t
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always great, service very nice, great atmosphere.

SB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

SK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a first class place to dine. The food is extremely delicious and the service is better than any other you'll find. Highly recommend.

LM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arrival to after lunch, our experience was fantastic!

B
Dallas
151 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant appropriate for just about any occasion. We had The Bronzini prepared as a chefs special and the Sea Bass - both delicious . My Caesar was just right. We finished with the Creme Brûlée’s. Service and host were very professional. Best Seafood in DFW

TM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

PG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service.

HC
Dallas
502 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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.

P
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific never disappoints! The food, the service and the atmosphere are always perfect. There is always great energy in the room, but you can still carry on great conversation without having to yell. This is a true neighborhood gem.

MR
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark our waiter was outstanding as was the food!!!

S
Dallas
106 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The service was good! I love the duo salads! The ice cream nut ball was amazing!!!!

B
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lilly was great

PB
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure!

D
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WL
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special place with special each time we are in town

RS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
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.

HC
Dallas
502 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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.

KF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
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?