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About Cafe Pacific
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.)
Dallas, TX 75205
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Preston and Mockingbird
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking and parking in the Highland Park Village Shopping Center.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Thomas Regan: (214) 526-1170
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Pacific Ratings and Reviews
The service was exemplary. The waiter's descriptions helped influence our ordering decisions and we were very happy with all our selections. Enjoyed too many of the fried shoestring sweet potatoes that are served when you are first seated. The crab and avocado appetizer presentation is fun - with the lumps of crab in a metal cyclinder that is lifted off so the crab meat falls into the pool of remoulade sauce accented with a few dabs of a spicy hot sauce on the perimeter. The ceviche appetizer of shrimp and scallops in a citrus marindade was quite tasty. The seared scallops (entree) were cooked perfectly. However, the overly salted seasoning diminished a bit the natural flavor of the scallops. I would order them again but request they use less seasoning. The lobster was sweet and succulent and cracked and removed from the shell tableside - so no mess to eat.
I do love eating here- it feels like home with the front of the house making everything comfortable and recognizing you and your favorite drink if you are a regular,with far better food that is impeccably served. Who could ask for more? The back of the house has a chef who can be wonderfully accommodating- now if they’d only add fried clams during the season...it would be Nirvana
We had not been to Cafe Pacific for a few years, not sure why, so we made reservations for a nice Saturday night dinner. We had a wonderful meal and a nice evening. The service was outstanding and our meals were perfect. We ordered the scallops and sea bass...both were cooked perfectly and the accompanying risotto was terrific. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and highly recommend Cafe Pacific.
This restaurant is among the last of the old school. The crowd is mostly well-heeled Highland Park regulars, though the place has an open and welcoming feel to all comers. The Ladies who Lunch crowd make for great people watching. Waiters are distinguished older gentlemen in starched white coats and aprons who strike the perfect balance in all things. The owners and maitre d’ are much in evidence and make the rounds just enough to let you know you matter. The food is outstanding. Take what the waiter recommends and order it the way he likes it. You won’t go wrong. I recommend the daily selection of fresh seafood prepared any number of ways, the lump crab in remoulade sauce, & the bone-in veal chop. There are no weaknesses in this menu. Whenever we are in town, we run through all the restaurants online and then go to Cafe Pacific.
Let's just say that the starter (sweet potato strings) and the ending (pecan ball) are enough to get a great review from me. The Calamari was among the best I've ever had. Gumbo was the only let-down. Unidentifiable as gumbo (turtle soup, maybe?). Sole Amandine was lovely as always. The service was above reproach.
I have dined at Cafe Pacific more times than I can remember. This was a very odd experience. My sisters and I went for Sunday lunch, but we were given the dinner menu. We had already placed our order when we noticed the table next to us received eggs benedict, crepes & other brunch dishes. "We didn't see those dishes on our menu" we said to the waiter and that's when he said we'd received the dinner menus. They are completely different menus and he didn't even notice when I pointed at the item I wanted to order! He thanked us for having a good sense of humor about it, but did nothing to see if we wanted to change our orders. My sister & I had the trout which laid on a pile of white rice and the blandest varicort verts I've ever had. My other sister had the shrimp 'n grits and the shrimp were very overcooked. I'll go back, but I'll make sure I get the correct menu!
Our waiter, Walter (or Francisco?), was personable, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was very good, especially the crab cakes and key lime tart. The restaurant was very busy, with an eclectic group of diners that made people watching fun. The entire staff was friendly and attentive; we felt welcome and never rushed.
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