Cafe Pacific

4.8
1422 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.)

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
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Phone number
(214) 526-1170
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Trevino
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Private party facilities
Cafe Pacific is available for private events on Sunday evenings. During the week, semi-private dining is available for groups of up to twenty-six. Whether for business or a special occasion we will create a special menu to cater to your specific needs.

Please contact Mr. Thomas Regan, General Manager, or Mr. Vincent McGrath, Dining Room Manager.
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Private party contact
Thomas Regan: (214) 526-1170
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Preston and Mockingbird
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking and parking in the Highland Park Village Shopping Center.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1422 People Are Saying
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T
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to restaurant for ladies lunch or gathering with good neighbor friends.

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Dallas
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific never disappoints. The food and the service are always stellar. The ambiance is stellar. It is a wonderful neighborhood gem that continues to last the test of time.

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FO
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there because I saw the Pecan ball dessert on TV and I wanted to try it. I got the Seabass dinner and my husband got the scalloped dinner, both were over the most delicious risottos. They were absolutely perfect, cooked perfectly n they looked perfect as well. The service is impeccable. The pecan ball was not as fantastic as I thought it was going to be but we enjoyed it still. I would recommend this place. There is a dress attire code so keep that in mind.

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BH
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I would usually rate this rest with 5 stars but, I think I just had a waiter who was off this night. We ordered a grilled red snapper that unknown to me came two differents ways, ( that the waiter did not explain ) so when dinner arrived it wasn't what we expected and ... to be truthful I was very disappointed. We didn't want to make an issue out of it so ....... we just ate it, paid the bill & left.

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C
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our very best dining experiences while in Dallas for a long weekend...elegant...fabulous, old-world service...fantastic food!!!!!!

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OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific is always the very best in
fine dining! It truly never disappoints!

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WH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place! Superb service - always there, but in the background. Delightful atmosphere and highest quality food.

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JO
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Café Pacific has always been a special place for us through the years, although this night was
disappointing. The hostess made it very obvious that, even though we had reservations and were on time,
many tables were being held for " regular customers", and we were directed to two different tables for
four in less than favorable locations. After she talked to the manager, we were seated in the main dining
area where there were 4-5 empty tables. Very annoying and rude. Of the four dinners ordered, three were
very disappointing. We'll skip it next time, we're not part of the "good old HP boys" crowd. Back to Del
Frisco's and Al's.....

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r
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food as always. This is a classic white table restaurant and the clientele are classic white-haired folks. excellent sea bass.
Hostess' voice is too loud and carries through the restaurant

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J
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner with friends and enjoyed the service and food. Great place to have a nice evening.

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CG
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific is always top notch. The service food and ambience are classic. I recommend the clam chowder., oysters Rockefeller and sole amandine. The halibut was nice, but slightly overcooked. Dessert was a really nice ice cream/chocolate/ caramel/ pecan mess which was really lovely. All in, a really good dining experience. My first time here was in 1984 and they are still top notch.

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BM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for my business lunch. Food was excellent, and the service was top notch.

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WM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark is the best!

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AM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Oacifuc offers delectable meals whether you choose a salad, fish or steak. It is grand for lunch or dinner, and I’m especially pleased that the staff is courteous, polite, and do not rush you!

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e
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great for people who do not want to rub elbows with "the working class." Nice and classy with GREAT service and seemingly great clientele! A good place to go for a special occasion. $156.00 plus tip for 2 people plus valet parking tip, let the buyer beware!

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C
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent, as always. Gracious, elegant and energetic service.

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CM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun night and incredible food! By far one of my new favorite restaurants in Dallas! Exceptional service!

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HC
Dallas
328 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. Dieter is a fantastic Manager, and Walter is one the most skilled and professional Waiters in the industry. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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FA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Great service and ambiance. I will go back

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance!

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t
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good. We never felt rushed. Our food came as we finished a course, not over lapping. Atmosphere is pleasant. Hostess was extremely nice when we arrived and when we left. Food was delicious!

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M
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Wanted to try a new restaurant for the Dine Out Dallas promotion and chose Cafe Pacific. The gumbo appetizer was great, the fish entree was not overwhelming, as the side slaw to the breaded sole was not an ideal component for me. The dessert was ok, but nothing I would order again. My dining companion was more thrilled with his Veal Chop than I was with my fish. And my friend did see some celebrities at the restaurant, so that's an added value.

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JM
Naples
75 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific continues to be my all-time favorite when gathering with family or friends in Dallas. I can always be assured that the fish will be delectable, cocktails will be prepared to order and the staff will be friendly and attentive. Of course, there are meat and vegetable options as well. I am just a lover of well-prepared fish and seafood. The ice cream ball of course is to die for!

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S
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for brunch. Food was delicious and service was warm and welcoming...thank you Peter.

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KM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Classiest place in town. Will be back soon.

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G
Dallas
211 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Been here many times and service is usually excellent but not tonight. Rude bartender and a waiter who was indifferent to our dining with you. A restaurant should never get complacent especially in Dallas Texas with many options. Hoping this was an off night.

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was surprised that the Asian Chicken salad was made with iceberg lettuce. I expected mixed greens at the very least. I expected more. The seafood crepe and the clam chowder were delicious!
The host made us feel very special and the service was excellent and very attentive. Also loved the sweet potato sticks!

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SP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The menu for restaurant week is terrible. To offer a hamburger patty as upscale is ridiculous. We dined here before and it was wonderful but it was disappointing all around this time. At least the cheesecake was good.

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l
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was good but unremarkable. Our server spent most of his time attending to a single diner at another table.

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BL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The clam chowder, salmon and the pecan ball did not disappoint. I will make a return trip.

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D
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal. Excellent service. Great menu choices. Did not feel rushed. Loved the birthday dessert!

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MD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portions were perfect size and delicious. Great place for a couple or 2 couples.

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r
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in for Restaurant Week, and we were glad that we did. We both had lemon sole, and it was a treat. Prepared to perfection. The ambiance as always made for a pleasant dining experience. The service was excellent, and we really enjoyed the evening

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A
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and our waiter as outstanding! Try it you will love it.

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LL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Rueben was maybe the best waiter I have ever had. He was incredibly helpful, funny and never distracted from our business meeting.

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s
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! And we dine out a lot. We were visiting from miami. The chef was great. The hostess too!

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C
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place, the ambiance and the food is just great. My daughter and I met the owner and he was such a nice man.

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LO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Cafe Pacific for KRLD’s Restaurant Week. The food, ambiance, service, courtesy and efficient staff were amazing. We are planning our next dining date at Cafe Pacific very soon. This wad a memorable experience!

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C
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always appreciate the classic, elegant ambiance at Cafe Pacific! The food never disappoints and the wait staff is flawless. I love it for dinner and especially a late Sunday afternoon lunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s Birthday and the food was amazing!

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