Cafe Pacific

4.8
2261 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2261 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSarahpdfw
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host adds the kindest touch. I really liked him. The food has large portions and tastes great. Beautiful restaurant.

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JPDallas
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Cafe Pacific if first class all the way. Great service. Wonderful food. I highly recommend them.

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vipMMMM
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service provided by Mark and the waitstaff. Excellent food, prompt order taking in a beautiful setting. Thank you.

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SusanH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great! Love the beautiful signature red roses on the table. Filet with the gravy sauce was excellent but should not be served with French fries. Sea bass was not available. No scallops. Shrimp was good. Filet of Sole was thin and dry. 1/2 order of Lobster Risotta was not an option. Carrot Cake and Signature Ice Cream Ball desserts were delicious! Food was good but not over the top wonderful....probably due to the bad choice of selecting the almond crusted sole. Will definitely go back again!

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viptravelfoodie
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a girlfriend to catch up. Never felt rushed. Our server, Reuben, was absolutely magnificent. He was knowledgeable about steering us in the right direction on our dining and beverage selections. Would suggest you can never go wrong with the lemon sole. Thanks, Cafe Pacific! Felt great to get out after being snowed in all week.

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vipDano
Dallas
89 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Valentine's! Food was delicious and good portions. New England clam chowder was awesome. Snapper was fabulous. Fun evening and great service from Fernando and team!

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DihanA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience dining here!! We cant wait to be back!

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vipDavidE
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent. Had to put steak on for a bit longer and baked potato was a little cold. Otherwise...all was great!

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SarahP1
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific never disappoints. Food is great & the service even better.

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vipWBDsr
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Service/ food/and atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Anniversary

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vipMark
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school charm; top tier service. Rapidly become one of my top five restaurants in the city.

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vipGlennA
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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DonM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Premier Dallas restaurant always the absolute best Mark our waiter is a true professional see you in six months!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and best food in town

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
622 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We were seated immediately and they are practicing safe Covid seating. We highly recommend Cafe Pacific!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always

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viprestaurantgoer
Dallas
84 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

just ate there last week so it must be good for us to return this week with "the boss." I hope he does not read this review! :) Anyway, he is from Baltimore and a polite snob about Maryland crab cakes. He complimented yours by saying that they are worthy of being called "Maryland crab cakes."

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JR3of6
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a lovely place for a quiet dinner with wonderful food and service!

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LadyTJ12
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really great as was the service. Our server was very entertaining and accommodating to my particular pregnancy request concerning food and drink alterations. Although the restaurant was very busy, it was noisy. We couldn't even hear the conversation of those on the other side of the the glass. They were very timely in bringing everything to our table. Just wished my lamb hadn't been so undercooked. I would definitely return and am already planning on going to brunch there with a friend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delight to eat at Cafe Pacific. Our server was charming and she took such good care of us. Food was excellent!

KB
vipKieranB
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On a rainy cold Saturday it was a great lunch – great value, with great service and still one of the best restaurants in Dallas.

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RUBENP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Lamb chops were great! Highly recommend

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MGen
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was Devine. Our food was delectably delicious. And our waiter, Alex , was extra ordinarily polite & very courteous!!!

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DennisV
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten there for my wife’s past 2 birthdays. The food and service is excellent. Unlike many restaurants, the noise level is so low you can carry on a conversation without raising your voice. The experience is well worth the price and should be on everyone’s list to dine.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
622 reviews
Dined on January 17, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food but overpriced

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Stuart
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always perfect!

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viprestaurantgoer
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. What a neighborhood gem. So glad they are back open. Great service from Reuben. Great food. will return in two weeks to bring out of town friends.

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vipMarciaU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be returning for sure. The sole meunière was delicious as well as the oysters Rockefeller. They also ended the meal with a delicious complementary dessert for my boyfriend’s birthday. The atmosphere was quiet and cozy and our waiter was excellent.

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vipJamesV
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We stopped in for brunch at Cafe Pacific on short notice. The dining room was mostly empty, possibly due to the snow shower outside. We were seated promptly; the service was friendly and professional. The colossal prawn cocktail does indeed contain colossal-sized prawns. Probably the largest we have ever seen - possibly U8 to U12 in size. The Ham and Cheese omelet was classically prepared, but kept fairly simple, as described by the menu. A special of gumbo was tasty, as was an appetizer of smoked salmon that could serve as a small entree. The wine list has a number of by the glass selections, including reds, whites, and sparkling wines at price points from $10-$20. The dining room is serene and stately. It had been more than a decade since we last dined at Cafe Pacific, but we will be back soon.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
622 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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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vipTracyS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waiter was unaware we existed

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vipLeslieP
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cafe Pacific food was disappointing! First they really need to update the menu online so it is accurate... sea bass online 40$ but was actually 48$. The sea bass came recommended but was served coated in cornmeal and dry, and way overpriced at 48$
The server was wonderful and accommodating but the bread was cold, fish dry.
The highlight was the Crab Romalade and really the only thing that stood out.
We love supporting local business and cafe Pacific is iconic but with so many great restaurants with live music and better food like St martins , I doubt we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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vipTriciaB
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food in a classy atmosphere.

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viptravelfoodie
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My adult son was visiting from Denver. We popped in for dinner. Recommend oyster Rockefeller, Sole Almandine and Simple Berries with a cappuccino for dessert. Wine selection was a light, fruit-forward Penner-Ash from Willamette Valley. Staff attentive and a nice dining experience.

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 2261 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.