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
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 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.
I lived in Dallas many years ago and was ...
I lived in Dallas many years ago and was a favorite of mine. People told me the quality and service was still the same and it really was. Excellent food and service m. I had the pepper steak, better than what I've eaten in France! I recommend this place 100%!!
We've always enjoyed Cafe Pacific for special occasions. Dinners are always delicious.
Vincent is the best maître d' in Texas! ...
Vincent is the best maître d' in Texas! The food and service at Café Pacific are exemplary. The gracious environment and pleasant patrons make dining at Café Pacific a quintessential Highland Park experience.
The Sea Bass is always wonderful and the ...
The Sea Bass is always wonderful and the service impeccable.
Always a special place to celebrate anyt ...
Always a special place to celebrate anything. Have done several birthday lunches and also anniversary dinners, business meetings dinner with friends. Service is always friendly, expedient and professional. And the food is superb.
Cafe Pacific is a favorite when in Dallas.
Elegant ambiance. Quiet.Delicious reliable food. Excellent old school service.
Superb service, wonderful wine, excellent food Love this place
a good find
Many friends had suggested this spot, glad we finally experienced it. The ambiance was great, it delivered what the website promised. It was high on service, but not stuffy. The menu was appealing, and the waiter explained items in detail. Do not miss the lump crabcake appetizer!
This was our fourth time dining here; not so good.
The restaurant used to be a special place to go to for a special occasion as we are from out of town. The front desk folks were not very welcoming. The food was not so good, nothing special about the service. It was actually substandard. I think the place is best for the neighborhood scene at the bar. We won't be back...kind of sad.
Fabulous food with impeccable service.
Fabulous food with impeccable service.
One of my favorite lunch spots in Dallas ...
One of my favorite lunch spots in Dallas!!
One of the best, most enjoyable dining e ...
One of the best, most enjoyable dining experiences in Dallas.
Excellent food and service and ambience. Great for that special occasion or just a good meal
Always a go to classic
This is our go to spot... You will always find high quality food served with pride by career waiters who know their stuff. Upscale atmosphere and a who's who clientele. But the food is always right! From lamb to lobster, cooked to your specifications. A tad noisy when full, which is most always. Fun to have lunch in the bar area. Classy and Classic!
What a restaurant should be
Excellent respectful service, where the customers are treated as welcome guests, in a sedate albeit busy setting. The sea bass, and the grouper we had were both excellent, well presented and accompanied. The tables are a little too close together, and the prices are on the high side, but I would choose to return in a heartbeat to this fine establishment, so deserving of its praise from others. Characteristic of its fine management, we were seated promptly at the time of our reservation, as opposed to our experience in other pricey Dallas restaurants such as Capital Grill.
Awesome service ad delicious food.
Awesome service ad delicious food.
Reservation was delayed 30minutes. We d ...
Reservation was delayed 30minutes. We didn't understand the delay but remained patient. They made up for the delay by immediately serving us water and calamari. This was. Nice touch and appreciated. All our meals were delicious and arrived timely.
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