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Pacific Grill

1454 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Romantic (1200)

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Pacific Grill is Tacoma’s most Award-Winning restaurant. A stunning urban space, at home in any major city that is perfect for romance, great conversation & world-class food.

Gordon Naccarato—a former winner of Food & Wine’s TOP TEN BEST NEW CHEFS in America—describes his food as fun dining-not fine dining with dishes perfect for sharing with a group of friends, entertaining business clients or celebrating your special occasion.

The extensive menu features everything from fresh local oysters & raw Beef Carpaccio to delicious Tacos & locally smoked Steelhead & includes many Vegan & gluten-free options. For smaller appetites, many of the menu items such as Angry Pasta with Prawns or Classic Clam Linguine can be served as half-portions. Order a Chopped Wedge Salad & get the bone-in New York Steak all for yourself, or share tapas-style & try many appetizers like the famous BLT Salad.

Located in the historic Waddell Building in the heart of downtown.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Northwest, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm
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Phone number
(253) 627-3535
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gordon Naccarato
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Private party facilities
Pacific Grill offers private dining in multiple rooms that offer many option for your private dining and event needs. No other restaurant in Tacoma offers you as many option as Pacific Grill. Let us help you have the perfect event that your guest will remember for along time.
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Private party contact
Ashley Ball: (253) 627-3535 ext. 162
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Pacific Grill is the exclusive caterer to the adjacent Courtyard by Marriott hotel, the Pacific Grill Events Center and any off-site location of your choice. We provide our signature food for all your corporate and social catering needs. Our event specialists can help you arrange your AV needs, flowers, linens and much more for a total event coordination.
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Cross street
South 15th Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is recommended; self parking is available in specified lots listed on our website. On-Street metered parking is available on Pacific Ave.
Valet Parking is free after 5pm for active & retired military with military ID (dinner only, not available for bar/lounge dining).
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Public transit
Convention Center/15th & Commerce LINK light rail station. Pacific Grill is also serviced by many Pierce Transit and Sound Transit buses.
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Special events & promotions
Pacific Grill throws special events throughout the year. From Valentine's Dinner to New Year's Eve bashes. If you have a special event you would like to have at the restaurant or have catered give us a call!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1454 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.3  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

Great food, lovely setting... a perfect place to celebrate our daughter's college graduation.

JJRR (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, service, and food. Picked PG for a graduation dinner and it did not disappoint

eaton (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

If you do a brunch, don't pass this place up! I've had great dinners there but, the brunch is amazing, tempura fried thick slab bacon and dirty fries with ice cold beer is near heavenly!

OlyNancy (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Although the food was good, I felt in general it was over priced. Also very disappointed they didn't have a Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio by the glass. Bottled wine was expensive, too.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Absolutely wonderful meal and service. This is a special occasion type of restaurant, but the prices are worth it for the quality you receive.

luv2eat (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

I would recommend it with some reservations on some of the menu items.
My husband's dish with steel head trout was very good. I had the steamers and they were really lacking in flavor. They were very bland. I would not order this dish again. The specialized drink menu was a bust as it turns out we were at the end of the time period before the menu was being switched so the wine and the cocktail we originally picked were both out. Overall it was OK. The dessert menu was not impressive to my taste. It seemed like almost everything had nuts except one ice cream or sorbet item. For the size of the dessert menu I didn't see one thing worth spending the calories on. I'm sure I'm pickier than most on desserts.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on March 22, 2017

The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. The inside of the restaurant to very beautiful

Lbell (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2017

Pacific Grill is one of my favorite places to have a special dinner with my daughter. Love it!

kimberly (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

We chose this restaurant due to the location and yelp photos. When we walked in for our 8:30 reservation, we were told it was 'happy hour' and seated at a table by the window. The window seating was nice, but there was no tablecloth on the table, the tabletop was laminate, and it seemed rather informal compared to the photos online. I asked to be seated near the back where it looked like the ambience was nicer, but they were closing down the other seating and wanted us to stay up front. When our server came over she asked for my 19 year old niece's photo ID after she ordered water. We were told we could not sit 'in the bar'.... This was a fairly large area by the front window with tables and chairs, it didn't look like a bar area. Anyway, that was awkward, so we were moved to the other area that we previously had requested, fine. The food service was very rushed afterwards. Ordered oysters, salad and entrees. Food was average at best. Disappointing.

whistler (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

Nice place, a little dark. My avocado eggs Bennie was not very warm, tiny English muffins- nothing special, especially for cost- but my husbands hash was good and my friend's chilichiles was as well. So hit and miss. For the cost should be all around excellent. We did enjoy the bottomless Mimosas :) I'd give it a try again.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

The food was very original and tasted so very fresh...
I drove 2hrs to get there and it was well worth the drive.
I will be going back :)

KLTKK (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

Nice atmosphere and great location but way over priced. Oysters were minuscule, main dish was over salty. Was hoping for seafood, but limited menu. Pork chops were overlooked. Potato soup was delicious but was exorbitantly priced at $9.95. Was planning on purchasing a bottle of wine but there were no selections under $60. We enjoyed wine by the glass and had a very nice Pinot.
Our server did nothing to make our experience warm or special and did not offer service as would be expected for the prices on the menu. I would not recommend Pacific Grill.

Brad (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

Our waitress was really great. Everything was, actually, until we headed out and stopped by the bar for a glass of sipping tequila. The 'tender was surly and when we tried to have a little fun banter with him he said, "...and I have the right to refuse service as well". It was completely uncalled for and put a real sour taste to an otherwise wonderful night.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

Brunch was great the added bottomless mimosas & Bloody Marys were a bonus. Service was attentive and friendly.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

Good but not great and for the prices they charge they can and should be better