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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.

1502 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
South 15th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(253) 627-3535

Website:
http://www.pacificgrilltacoma.com/

Catering:
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.

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).

Public Transit:
Convention Center/15th & Commerce LINK light rail station. Pacific Grill is also serviced by many Pierce Transit and Sound Transit buses.

Executive Chef:
Gordon Naccarato

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

Additional:
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

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (451)
Late-night Find (278)
Great for Brunch (198)
Good for a Date (137)
Good for Anniversaries (100)
Kid-friendly (74)
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Bar Seating (64)
Happy Hour (62)
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Gluten Free Options (30)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2013

We came in on Saturday. Memorial weekend. We were seated immediately and our food was serve in a timely manner. Overall experience was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2013

I really enjoyed the ambience. nicely lite. Loved the food. Starters are great. Selections not the same old, same old.

Will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 21, 2013

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2013

We enjoyed everything about this place, everything was excellent, food, service etc. We will go again, thanks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 18, 2013

Wonderful professional staff and dinner was delicious!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 12, 2013

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 12, 2013

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 9, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2013

Definitely a 3-4 star restaurant! I highly recommend. Great prices, even better food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 3, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 24, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 20, 2013

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Food was fantastic. Service was good, but not great as expected. Disappointed that I couldn't make the substitution that I wanted.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Great service and always good food. One of my best pomegranate martini's I have ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 10, 2013

I travel frequently to Tacoma for business and never hesitate to book a business dinner at the Pacific Grill - the food is awesome.

I recently had the asperagas arugula salad with the New york steak and it was "lick-your-plate" great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 6, 2013

We had the steak and the sea food pasta... We both loved our meal. The steak was tender and delicious!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Our Easter brunch was delicious and the service was terrific. They accommodated us when we arrived much earlier than our reservation, and we enjoyed a relaxing holiday meal. Lovely complimentary breakfast breads.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 31, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 31, 2013

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 30, 2013

We were a bit taken aback by the ratty seats, but were soon won over by the excellent service and the divine food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 29, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 27, 2013

Outstanding, creative cuisine. Great atmosphere, lighting, seating arrangements. Dinner was excellently prepared and served. Rivals anything Seattle has to offer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 26, 2013

It is a bit noisy for a business dinner but not ackwardly so. Otherwise, everything was quite special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 23, 2013

My first time there & I will definately go again, very quaint.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 22, 2013

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.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 21, 2013

The menu is limited by very good. My work associate takes me here every time we are in Tacoma - always good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 15, 2013

excellent food, service we will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 13, 2013

No one at the front to seat us for several minutes, food was quite slow from the kitchen (yes I know the dishes are individually prep, but even with that it was slow) however it is a lovely place with truly superior food!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 12, 2013

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 9, 2013

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 7, 2013

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 2, 2013

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.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 27, 2013

Food & service was excellant--this is our 3 rd time eating there and it was as expected--excellant -- service staf outstanding

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 23, 2013

It was possibly the best meal I've ever had, and the best desert. Wow. I didn't want the meal to end. Your restaurant came recommended and I'm going to continue the trend and recommend you to anyone heading to Tacoma. :-)

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 18, 2013

Great find in Tacoma. Excellent Food, Wine and Service. Look forward to returning.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 18, 2013

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 16, 2013

The two items that I would like to comment on are the salmon and the mac & cheese. What a great paring. Both were outstanding and the were great together. A must order paring.

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