About Cafe Pacific
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.)
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Preston and Mockingbird
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking and parking in the Highland Park Village Shopping Center.
Private Party Facilities:
Cafe Pacific is available for private events on Sunday evenings. During the week, semi-private dining is available for groups of up to twenty-six. Whether for business or a special occasion we will create a special menu to cater to your specific needs.
Please contact Mr. Thomas Regan, General Manager, or Mr. Vincent McGrath, Dining Room Manager.
Private Party Contact:
Thomas Regan: 2145261170
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Pacific Ratings and Reviews
I had the filet and shrimp and ended up ...
I had the filet and shrimp and ended up with food poisoning all week end. There was a table with 6 people behind us totally drunk, and very loud. I can't believe management didn't ask them to leave. We saw the manager laughing with them. All the tables around them kept looking at them hoping they would understand how rude and loud they were. Very disappointed. Won't be back.
Cafe Pacific is our families favorite pl ...
Cafe Pacific is our families favorite place to spend special occasions.
Very friendly Waiter Salad was very good ...
Very friendly Waiter Salad was very good and the main dish(Sea Bass) was delicious. The fresh vegies were good that came with the main dish but the amount was small. We look forward to eating at Café Pacific.
Sea Bass was amazing! French fries were ...
Sea Bass was amazing! French fries were superb!
Service was lacking. They are so used ...
Service was lacking. They are so used to appealing to the regulars from Highland Park that the menu (desserts included) is boring. Time for an update.
We had a wonderful time. The staff was ...
We had a wonderful time. The staff was very hospitable and the food was outstanding! We will definitely return.
Food and service couldn't be any better! ...
Food and service couldn't be any better!! They really go out of their way to make your evening special!! Highly recommend it for any kind of special occasion. Also, it's one of the few establishments left that cares to have its staff and patrons dress up for the evening, adding to the ambience and experience.
After nearly 40 years, probably Dallas-Ft. Worth's best. Food and service.
Love the food and the service
The service is fantastic. The maitre d' was fabulous as was our server, Maria Garcia. 3 of 4 people had the sole almandine and they loved it. I had the simple grill salmon which was great, too. Desserts were wonderful, pecan ball and cookies. Fun people watching if you're interested in an older crowd!
UP SCALE CLASSIC
Every thing you would expect from a long time dining spot of the 1% of the 1% including the Rolls Royce at the valet stand. Food, service, and libations were all excellent and fairly priced for luxury offerings. Not a very wide selection however.
Cafe Pacific continues to impress
I took my now wife to Cafe Pacific for our first date a number of years ago. I was living in Tulsa at the time and was one of the few restaurants I knew in Dallas. Fast forward 30 years and we now live in the neighborhood, and amazingly Cafe Pacific is still our go to restaurant for consistantly good, fresh seafood and amazing service. Because of the special meaning we come here every year to celebrate our anniversay. While the menu may not be cutting edge, they have a new chef and he recently updated the menu. We both have a gluten sensitivity and they had no problem accomodating our needs. For a high end restaurant, they have a very reasonable wine list. Clearly not many restaurants have endured as long as Cafe Pacific and they have done it with a great setting, good food, and excellent service and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable night out in Dallas.
Love to visit this restaurant when in Dallas. Elegant,special, great service delicious food. Not too big, not too small.
A delicious meal in a wonderful setting. ...
A delicious meal in a wonderful setting. Can't wait to go back!
Cafe Pacific is one of our favorite plac ...
Cafe Pacific is one of our favorite places. The food is consistently excellent. We think Cafe Pacific has the best seafood in Dallas. For lunch, we had the lobster roll and chopped seafood salad. As always, excellent!! The only complaint we have is while the service was top notch, our waiter could have been a bit more engaged. He was extremely aloof. We have definitely had better waiters on our past visits.
Always a pleasure! Food and staff equal ...
Always a pleasure! Food and staff equally impressive. It's a "can't miss"!!
Fabulous dinner. We had a large party o ...
Fabulous dinner. We had a large party of 9 and everyone cleaned their plate, even the dieting women. Keep doing what you're doing!
Oh the peppercorn steak. Yum! We also ha ...
Oh the peppercorn steak. Yum! We also had the seabass which was terrific as well as the lump crab appetizer and pecan ball. Everything was spot on delicious. Ask for Mark! He's fantastic!
We keep coming back, it is very reliable ...
We keep coming back, it is very reliable. Top notch is the Pecan ice cream ball in a mirror of Godiva chocolate sauce.
We have been patrons of CP for many year ...
We have been patrons of CP for many years. It never disappoints. The service is impecable and the food is excellent. Chef will accomdate variations from the menu. Our favorite waiter is Mark.
Let me just say that I was impressed by ...
Let me just say that I was impressed by the immediate warm welcome at the door and then proceeded to the bar and was greeted by Dave who was very attentive to my empty glass. Dinner was amazing, I had the seabass and it was a nice portion cooked perfect. Walter was our server which gave great service. I will definitely be back!!!!
Cafe Pacific never fails us. We have di ...
Cafe Pacific never fails us. We have dined here off and on for 20 years and are always inspired by the consistency of service, menu and food quality. As restaurant owners ourselves, we appreciate revisiting the gold standard to remind us of our goals. We brought our longest tenured FOH staff member and his wife for their anniversary, as he wanted great lamb chops. You did not disappoint. Thanks and see you again.
We had a gift card to dine here, and it ...
We had a gift card to dine here, and it was highly recommended by friends. We were stuck in a table right next to the kitchen with waiters bearing down the entire meal. 8oz filet was was lamb my wife ordered medium well was cooked medium, and still hard as a rock. Apple cake desert was tasteless and boring. Waitress was awesome, but food left us wanting our 75 dollar gift card refunded along with the75extra toclear the bill. This is not fine dining, and God forbid chef Ramsey get his hands on them.
The food was delicious and the ambiance ...
The food was delicious and the ambiance just wonderful. We celebrated our son's graduation and this is an upscale and lovely restaurant with moderate pricing. We were greeted by the host who offered congratulations to our son without us saying a word - I had included it in a note when making the reservation. It was very thoughtful of the host to note this. Our waiter was wonderful and gave us enough time to chat and relax and was very attentive. This is a top drawer restaurant for fine dining and a magnificent experience.
A neighborhood fixture and one of my fav ...
A neighborhood fixture and one of my favorite Dallas restaurants
Wonderful place to celebrate a special o ...
Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion orang occasion for that matter
Filet and shrimp were perfect as were the drinks before and the wine with dinner. I love this room in the early evening as the lighting is so nice. Quiet in the early evening but can get loud as the night goes on as it is a relatively small room. If you are coming to Dallas this is a must as it is a favorite of famous locals...you may see someone you know.
As usual, Café Pacific did not let down! ...
As usual, Café Pacific did not let down! Great service from László and table location made Mother's Day celebration special! No matter what the holiday or how busy it is café Pacific always seems to get it done without stress or drama. The pepper fillet continues to be the best steak in Dallas, always get the 12 ounce so I can have a steak sandwich the following day. The thing that makes Café Pacific so great is: eat in the bar and make it your neighborhood joint or dress up in suit or blazer and eat in the beautiful dining room that reminds you of something from San Francisco or New York. Thank you Lazlo for making our dinner so fun
Still good after all these years! I had the special oven-roasted halibut which was outstanding and my husband had the short smoked salmon which was cooked to perfection....medium rare. Great wine choices with good prices and service was outstanding.
Another fabulous experience
The service level here is just without flaw. I so appreciate a professional server that can truly make me feel that he is in on the meal with me. I have now tried the lemon sole, the three onion crusted seabass, the shrimp and grits, the escargot, the caesar salad, and the seafood crepes. Each of them are the best I have ever had. One tip, get out of your jeans. We happened in at lunch and were pretty shabbily dressed. We were seated next to the kitchen door and every time someone came out of it, the door seemed to slam into the wall or some stop behind the spouse. Extremely annoying since the earlier visits had all been wonderful. So, dress for the occasion. If you still get that table, ask to be moved.
We had a reservation at 8:00, but were s ...
We had a reservation at 8:00, but were seated approximately 40 minutes later. The host was very apologetic, however. Our initial service was extremely poor, but the host eventually switched our service and it was superb. We still love this place!
This is a neighborhood gem for sure. Great energy but even better, delicious food. Worth every penny for sure. The service is spot on. Strongly recommend for your dining pleasure.
A very special consistent place to dine fine food
I've gone to this restaurant many times and each time come away at just how close to perfect it is in ALL aspects food,service,ambience.I feel very special and cared for each time I go an it is alway consistently so...I do however miss the iced cruditate plate they serves but other than that is an oasis in an otherwise unimpressive restaurant scene in this area
This place is old school, but the servic ...
This place is old school, but the service was great and I appreciated the staff's professionalism. Stefan was great. The pecan ball was worth the calories. It had a nut type candy with it that was actually better than the pecan ball itself. I had the migas and they were good. My husband had the oriental chicken salad. He said it tasted of wasabi, a little to spicy for him. The dress code is no flip flops, no shorts-basically slacks and button up shirts and dresses only. You have been warned. Checking this restaurant off my bucket list...
Service was fantastic!
The service was fantastic...the servers were attentive and friendly. Went for brunch...food was good, not great. A lot of after church folks. Will have to try for dinner.
Fernando was fabulous!!!!
Fernando was fabulous!!!!
This was a perfect place for our family to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service was as good as I have ever had.
Waiter was inattentive which is not norm ...
Waiter was inattentive which is not normal
High end restaurant but without the pomp ...
High end restaurant but without the pompousness. Real people, real food. Great personal service. Each item oozes freshness and flavor. At the end of the day, about $50 a person but worth it.
The service was excellent!
We went for my husband's birthday. Since I had told them ahead of time, it felt like they gave him special service. I had the sole "piccata" and my husband had the rainbow trout. The fish itself was very good and was prepared well. The sauce over it left a little something to be desired, VERY buttery. I love butter so it worked well but I would want others to know that before ordering. My husband enjoyed his rainbow trout as well. Usually places like this have exorbitant prices; I like that they were very reasonable. We would probably go back here again for another special occasion. They gave us fried iced cream on the house! It was a very good night.
The fish I had was good, but the coating ...
The fish I had was good, but the coating was almost inedible. The desserts that both of us ordered were not good. We hadn't been back in 2 to 3 years and now we remember why. We expect much more in the quality of food, especially at these price points.
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