Cafe Pacific

4.9
2353 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 2353 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
food
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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ThierryB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What great place in a great location ! Classic French Bistrot with a luxe touch ! Nice chic clientele ! Very classic ! Classic menu with very good product ! As a chef , Classic well done is what i like ! This restaurant is to go often ! Also wine list is vey nice and not over priced ! Bon appetit !

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vipBColumbia
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was pretty good, but the serv

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KerryW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely patio, great ambiance and excellent service

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LindaP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quiet delicious meal. Excellent service!

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WilliamW
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The place is always fantastic and the servers are great.

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Kimi
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed as this was our first visit to Cafe Pacific. From the hostess, our server, and the general manager, everyone was so kind and focused on the total customer experience. The calamari was amazing to start our meal and the pecan ball to end our meal were the perfect compliment to our entree of Colorado Lamp chops - the best ever! Our server, Trent Alcott, was fabulous. Not only was he efficient and effective for our table, we noticed he treated everyone he waited on around us with an unbeatable kind and genuine customer-centric focus. His recommendations carried no pressure, however, they were spot on. The manager stopped by our table and it was evident he is a true servant-leader. We watched as he personally helped clear tables. This place is a true gem!

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Nicki
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sole and salmon were perfectly prepared. The service was outstanding and the ambiance was lovely. Safety measures were well respected,

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Veronica22
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark is the best waiter! All the staff is always very kind and the food is awesome!

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redsetgo38
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to go to Cafe Pacific as EVEYTHING is always consistent and perfect.Great choices for their menu and wine list food perfectly prepared service attentive and personal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful lunch. Thank you for consistently great food and wonderful service.

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vipralux
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Cafe Pacific. We chose it for our anniversary dinner because of the great reviews and its proximity to our home. What a perfect choice. We can't believe we hadn't been there before and plan to return soon. The food was excellent - cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. The service was outstanding - friendly, knowledgeable, attentive but never overbearing. We liked the layout of the restaurant with attractive dividers giving privacy even when tables were relatively near. We look forward to dinner there again.

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tonyg
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was our 29 year anniversary ; memorable evening in a restaurant we first dined in over 30 years ago . Special.

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NMGL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the filet with pepper cognac sauce, and the fish specials. The signature sea bass is not our favorite on the menu. The pecan ice cream ball is outstanding!

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
655 reviews
Dined on April 25, 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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MarilynP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has been dining at Cafe Pacific since it first opened 40 years ago. We have never had anything less than a 10-star experience. The waiters are well versed in the menu and are great at checking on you just enough. The food is outstanding. The atmosphere is so welcoming and bright. Always enjoy a dinner at Cafe Pacific!

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vipDeborahS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! The sole dishes are our favorites.

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Cosmo
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out waiter Trent was great, very professional and just the right amount of attention, we had a great time there and hope to be back for another great time.

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vipSofiaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious and the service was amazing!

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RobertS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific serves the best fish in Dallas. The service is superb! It has a warm and friendly ambiance. It is always a memorable dining experience. Bravo to the staff of Cafe Pacific for creating such a wonderful place with a big thank you to Jack Knox!

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vipDMC1
Dallas
256 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Cafe Pacific. The wait staff is very professional & attentive. Food is good. Coffee was lukewarm. We were served the wrong tea. Best thing is the Pecan Ball.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fine dining Dallas tradition. Beautiful and consistently excellent service.

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Kimberly
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an experience to remember. Just know they completed my birthday 👍🏼. Thanx a lot!!!!!!!!

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vipGavin
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and ambiance was great. The service was very nice and helpful but a little slow at times. Also, I had submitted with reservation as a Birthday but I don’t think they saw that because there was nothing special done or even mentioned. Overall, great experience though.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
655 reviews
Dined on April 18, 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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Jamie
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood is exceptional! Highly recommend the lump crab remoulade to start. The herb crusted sea bass entree was fantastic. Server was knowledgeable and friendly.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
655 reviews
Dined on April 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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vipgradeburrito
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary dinner. Cafe Pacific was excellent in every way. They NEVER disappoint!

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vipLaurielee
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific is a local treasure for a lot of obvious reasons. The traditional decor is pleasant and unassuming. The food is fresh and deliciously prepared. Sharable portions with a reasonably priced notable wine list. Cafe Pacific has jumped to the top of my favorites list. We will be back soon!!

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viprogerH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always take really good care of us! The food and service are exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Been going to this restaurant for over 30 years. Great experience every time.

HC
vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
655 reviews
Dined on April 11, 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
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Requested outdoor seating over a week in advance. Was seated a table on the curb of the street. Hostess was not apologetic or accommodating when it came to light that my request was over looked. Sort of ruined the experience.

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vipDallasFoodie
Dallas
88 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Superb Food and Service

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vipbobj
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I have been to Cafe Pacific many times and have always enjoyed it, but I have never had such poor service as our recent visit. I was so disappointed because this has never happened before.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family event after the burial service for my father in law

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viplisa
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful night on the patio.

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vipLoveBrunchNDallas
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. Love the service and beautiful patio.

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vipJenn
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Went for a bday. Sat on patio. It was lovely. Diego was our waiter and he was fantastic! He sang a little bit of happy birthday with us and has a beautiful voice! He took care of us and We can’t wait to go back!

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vipDawnZ
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect service and delicious food! Valet parking is helpful, as HP Village is often crowded.

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LeighB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wait staff was inexperienced, when I ordered something I had been ordering from Cafe Pacific for 30 years he had no idea.
Also, when we asked to adjust an order, we were told menu items could not be changed.

FAQs

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

Cafe Pacific is rated 4.9 stars by 2353 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.