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About Pacific Grill
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.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Northwest, Steak, Seafood
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
South 15th Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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).
Convention Center/15th & Commerce LINK light rail station. Pacific Grill is also serviced by many Pierce Transit and Sound Transit buses.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Ashley Ball: (253) 627-3535 ext. 162
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
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!
Pacific Grill Ratings and Reviews
The experience was overall ok but very disappointing to previous visits. I like to bring my Tacoma clients and most of that is the experience! The supplier for beef had nor arrived and so the small down menu was even smaller and less choices! The greeting at the door was less than welcoming.
I really like Pacific Grill. My dad and I had an easy, delicious, and timely dinner there. I had an amazing special salad of crab and shrimp in half an avocado and the steelhead with spinach, bacon, and maple glaze. Woah, my mouth waters even thinking about it. We finished off the mean with the lemon lavender creme brûlée which was also incredible. The portions are rather large so I left the night with quite the food-baby, but very satisfied nonetheless. Our waiter was very knowledgeable when we asked about the wine list and our dishes came out quickly and hot. My mom was, for some reason, disappointed with its connection to the Marriott, but that's just silly. I'd definitely recommend Pacific Grill for a fancy night out!
Ate at Pacific Grill before the Fleetwood Mac concert. Food was good - had the clams & linguini and tried my friend's steelhead. Liked them both. I live in Seattle and there are many fish restaurant options so I would not make a special trip to Tacoma to eat here. But if was in Tacoma again for an event at the dome or museum visit, I would not hesitate to eat here again.
We were extremely disappointed upon arriving at Pacific Grill for Mother's Day brunch to learn that the brunch was held in the Pacific Grill Events Center, not the Pacific Grill itself. We had been looking forward to the nice ambience at the Pacific Grill and were not at all happy to find ourselves in the business-like Events Center. Additionally, I found the brunch to be extremely over-priced for the quality and variety of food, and was astonished that the $120 bill I paid for three people did not even include drip coffee or juice. I will not be returning to Pacific Grill again for any kind of special event. I would rather spend that kind of money elsewhere.
Wast there for Mother's Day Brunch. First of all, when we arrived, a sign on the door to the restaurant stated that brunch was being served in the Pacific Event Center. That was a disappointment to us as we both wanted the ambiance of the restaurant, not a large hotel banquet hall. Upon entering the foyer for the event center, we were met with a large, confused line. Some people had their service checks in their hands and were waiting to pay, while others were standing around looking confused. Not one employee greeted us or made us feel welcome, or for that matter, explained where we should go to check in. Finally, we were seated and our server was very friendly. The food was absolutely delicious, but would not go back for this event.
My friend and I have lunch monthly. We now lunch ONLY at Pacific Grill. The food is always 5 star, menu changes often and staff is so friendly. Mysti, our waitress each time, is beyond friendly and doesn't bother us, just walks by to see if we stop her.
The ambiance is fantastic, iced tea glasses always filled and we always come away without a doubt we'll be back.
This is a great little restaurant. Interesting menu choices, everything very well prepared, portions are suitable, but not overwhelmingly huge. service was perfect--attentive but not overly so. Our first experience dining there and I am certain there will be many more.
I read a number of positive reviews on the Pacific Grill and finally took the plunge to visit when I learned they had a fair sized gluten-free menu for my Wife.
The interior is like many good metropolitan restaurants. Good lighting, not too noisy and roomy for the number of tables. A good steak/seafood vibe. (Think Metropolitan Grill)
I wasn't really expecting to be impressed by the food but was pleasantly surprised by the specials , a marinated steak with a nice peppery wilted arugala side and pasta; others tried the chicken adobo ( a Phillipine staple) on a ginger-coconut rice.
Both dishes were great. Well prepared and attractively presented.
Our waitress was attentive and always nearby if we needed anything . I'll go ba
Excellent steaks, side dishes and salads. Nice atmosphere, contemporary yet warm. Cool lighting and an interesting arc shaped bar. Elevated booths let you take in the whole scene. Not a lot of privacy if that's what you're looking for, but a really nice feel to the place. Had a great filet mignon with a delicious potato-gruyere gratin. Deserts are good too, and a nice wine list. Pleasant, attentive wait staff.
The waiter constantly started with the men at our table. We may be young but this totally threw us for a lop and did not sit well with us. It also confused the staff that delivered our dinner. The corking fee was excessive for a Tacoma restaurant. Our food was very good.
We enjoyed a casual Easter brunch. The service was excellent - the bartender was friendly, fun and mixed a good drink. Two of us at the table had the Steelhead Trout which was tender and moist and the shrimp and grits were to die for!
We would definitely return!
Went there for the first time for a plated Easter brunch. Creative menu, and food execution was fine. Flavor was not particularly memorable. Ambiance not suited for brunch--interior of restaurant is darker and we were seated at a small table crammed against a curved interior wall that blocked any view. Server was attentive and tried hard but his flapping tie kept brushing up against us when trying to remove dishes from the wall side--just too tight a space for proper movement of service. Felt a little cramped. Will not return for a daytime meal, but might be OK for evening drinks & apps.
We had dinner "pre-concert" so the joint was jumping at 6pm-- I understand there is a great Happy Hour here too... We enjoyed our food and service but it was a little noisy. We will come again and check out the great happy hour- Also parking can be a challenge in DT Tacoma- we parked at the Freighthouse and took the Tacoma LINK light rail down to the Convention Center stop and walked the half block to Pacific Grill- very convenient.
Service was great, unfortunately the food was not as good. The specials they were out of, the New York steaks we got were laced with tons of fat, and we tried to get their sliders from the bar and was told they do not serve the bar menu items in the restaurant ...same kitchen, same building, why not.
We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Pacific Grill. They had an extensive wine list (1/2 off bottles on Tuesdays which was nice) and the waiter was knowledgeable about both the wine and the food. Service was excellent from start to finish. We were also given a handwritten card thanking us for choosing their restaurant for our anniversary which included a special offer for our next visit. Definitely would recommend this restaurant.
Had a wonderful time. The flowers were there on the table ready to go as purchased and requested. My wife was really surprised and enjoyed the evening. The wait staff were very tentative and professional. I really like the decor with the whole sealife theme.
The service at Pacific Grill was stellar, as was the food. We were a party of four adults, and three of us ordered the steelhead salmon, and it prepared perfectly! We enjoyed the dining room's upscale ambience, very well apointed with elegant, contemprary interior design, and a layout that easily accomodates anyone's special requests for seating. We were meeting with family from out of state, and were very pleased to be seated at a quiet area so we could catch up on family news without interruptive noise elsewhere. We all agreed this was a great dining experience!
My wife and I were looking for a special restaurant for our anniversary and tried Pacific Grill. We had reservations on Saturday night and were surprised, after arriving, when we were placed in a booth for 8 with just the two of us. We were right by the front door where the cold air was readily apparent and, although our waiter was pleasant and helpful, we were obviously a table placed in an "off the beat"location. The pork tenderloin and filet were both very nice but the ambience was non-existant. We asked 3 times for the promised voucher for the parking garages and finally gave up on the waiter and asked at the front desk on the way out. Unfortunately, the parking voucher didn't work, so we ended up paying for parking anyway.
My compliments to the chef for the night. I ordered the new york steak medium to well and it came out beautifully. The steak was juicy and tender and was just the right amount of pink. The rest of the meal complimented the overall meal and if i was not in public i would have licked my plate clean. I also feel that the dessert menu was small but delicious despite the fact.
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