Cafe Pacific

4.8
1594 reviews
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Seafood
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.)

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MD
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation on one of the busiest days- Valentines. Fortunately, OpenTable was able to assist us with this task. Hard to pass up with the shoe string seeet potato chips. Somehow, we managed to take and break -to order. We ordered a Moscow mule and dirty martini, oysters and smoked salmon. In addition, we ordered salmon entrees. Start to finish the customer service was on point. Everything was delicious. We’ve been dining here for years. Needless to say, we will continue to do so.

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HC
Dallas
374 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant. Dieter, the General Manager, and Walter, Professional Waiter, are extraordinary.

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MR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walter has been ac Cafe Pacific for I think more than 20 years and he is a real professional and always makes us feel at home, at ease and takes the dining experience to another level. We always enjoy our time and our meals at Cafe Pacific. A Dallas classic and institute.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 1

We were there to celebrate Valentine’s Day and had reservations for 12:15pm. We were seated at a very tiny table. The table was too small for our appetizers and our water glasses. We noticed we were the only party of 2 seated at a tiny table. We were on top of other people as well. We dine here for every special occasion so we higher expectations than was delivered. Thus experience ruined our Valentine’s Day.

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s
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good service and food. Awesome place.

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TC
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Highland Park landmark for over 30 years, one can never go wrong here. A magical vibe from the moment you pull up in front with all the lights sparkling in the trees. Always graciously greeted by their seasoned staff. Their Fruits de Mer is a must and if you love fresh oysters; this is your place. We also had the Wedge Salad, Bone-In Veal Chop, Colorado Double-Cut Lamb Chops with two sides, mushrooms and sautéed spinach. Finished off the evening with their ever so delicious Seasonal Berries dessert served in a House-Made Almond Tuile! Great wine list too. Enjoy!

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RC
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! Fantastic Lunch! Can’t wait to go again

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love CP. Lazlo is the best!

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HC
Dallas
374 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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CT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven't been to Cafe Pacific in many years, when my parents were alive this was their favorite dining establishment. All the years later, it remains "stellar." Met a friend for brunch, before the theater matinee; and our meal was delicious! Jonathan was our server and he was attentive but not intrusive. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

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J
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy Café Pacific due to the refined service and food. I enjoyed the Oysters Rockefeller and a wonderful Veal Chop. These are dishes that are not on every menu and they do them expertly.
Service is attentive but not intrusive. All in all a great place for a nice dinner.

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Its always been a staple. I've been going there for 30 years. Good stuff. TY.

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ST
Little Rock
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. The food is consistently delicious and the service is phenomenal.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a reservation for 8:15 and weren’t seated until 8:45. They sent complimentary appetizers to the table to make up for their incompetence, but my birthday was ruined and I was embarrassed. Unless you are a regular here, they really don’t care about you.

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E
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale dining in Highland Park with friendly service throughout. Large portions. Excellently prepared. Great date spot. Good vibe.

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JK
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Dallas and I loved everything about this intimate sophisticated restaurant. The trout was amazing. As was the salad. Excellent service ! Very chic!

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O
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I treated my friend to a birthday luncheon and it was a very special time for her. The food was delicious as always and the wait staff was very attentive and willing to interact with us even to teasing us in good fun. The ice cream sundae for dessert was superb. Cafe Pacific restaurant is always outstanding in service and quality of food.

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MW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

When making the reservation on open table, I was prompted to answer if this was a special occasion, which it was: our wedding anniversary. I said yes to the prompt. Cafe Pacific confirmed our reservation for our “anniversary dinner” that morning. However, no one at Cafe Pacific acknowledged our anniversary, let alone did anything special for us. Not that I expect anything, but if you ask and they confirm that it is a special occasion, one would assume that’s for a reason. In fact, we had to wait almost 45 minutes for our table and no one offered to do anything about that either. We love Cafe Pacific and the food is wonderful but if no one so much as wished us a happy anniversary, why bother asking?

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HC
Dallas
374 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Just not spectacular

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great place. Wine list reasonable and menu reasonable. A place to eat more regularly

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K
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Cafe Pacific is the best place to celebrate life’s special moments. Another perfect evening! Thank you!

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CP
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. We live in The Woodlands but have lunch or dinner at Cafe Pacific whenever we are in Dallas.

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JL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Cafe Pacific serves wonderful seafood and has great service. This Dallas tradition deserves its reputation.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always!

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LB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our reservation was for 8:45. We were seated at approx 9:25, there was not any room at the bar and the only bench in a small waiting area is broken. The food was good not what I am accustom to at this price point. We noticed many patrons that appeared to be regulars, and if you were not "one of them", you received a lower level of service. If you are going to spend this much money on seafood in Dallas there are many choices and I will go back to Turlucks, Eddy V or Ocean Prime before returning to this restaurant.

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F
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dieter runs a fantastic restaurant. I highly recommend.

Gary Krow

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G
Houston
117 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent
Good food and drinks
One of Dallas very best
Highly recommend

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection, and a fantastic waiter, Charlie!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could afford it, I will dine in Cafe Pacific every day.

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AC
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food has been consistently excellent for over 35 years. Many of the wait staff have become friends. It is a very homey and welcoming place.

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MH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific is always outstanding in every way...gorgeous atmosphere, delicious food, impeccable service and at reasonable prices. It's a classic Dallas institution that is consistently delivers a wonderful dining experience.

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PD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday!

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TZ
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was beyond outstanding
Wine was excellent
Food was also excellent- a bit pricey but we go there for the food and memories- we were engaged there 38 yrs ago so it’s a special place for us

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d
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a wonderful time...I took a friend visiting and we ate in the bar...fabulous food and service. Thank you again for a great dinner.

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MS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as usual!

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HC
Dallas
374 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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M
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a perennial favorite and I try to go there every time I visit Dallas.

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LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service! The perfect combination. Loved it!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the valet parking to the hostess & waiters, it is always superb. Our fav restaurant in Dallas. Consistently great.

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