Cafe Pacific

4.8
1789 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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Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service

MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary, and everything about our experience at Cafe Pacific was exemplary - from the atmosphere, the service, the food, the wine & the desert. We could not have asked for a better experience on our special occasion. We would highly recommend Cafe Pacific to anyone wanting a superb dining experience.

DS
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good quality school amazing place. One of the absolute best in Dallas.

g
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific is one the most wonderful staples of Dallas dining. You NEVER disappoint. Thanks for making our evening so very special and perfect!

HC
Dallas
437 reviews
Dined 7 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. Walter is an amazing professional waiter.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week

Z
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Restaurant Week. Gazpacho was wonderful. Risotto with shrimp scallops lobster asparagus and mushrooms outstanding. Their pecan ball was a delight. Wonderful room and outstanding service.

K
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special treat to have a reservation at Cafe Pacific whether for brunch, lunch or dinner. Service is always impeccable: attentive but not intrusive. The food is excellent, no matter what is chosen. Ambience is intimate but not stuffy. One can actually hear table companions (a novel concept for some of the newer restaurants in our city). I could eat at Cafe Pacific all the time.

LW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, great service, and great food overall. Only reason I gave the food a 4 was my husbands New a York Strip had a lot of gristle in it which I thought to be very odd for highly recommended premier restaurant. Other than that, our food was fantastic!

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as always. Service, wine and food wonderful as I entertained my daughter for lunch.

SM
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family night out! Both the food and the service were exceptional! Highly recommend!!

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and customer service. Our waiter Fernando was very attractive.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dining experience at Cafe Pacific during Restaurant Week. Cafe Pacific had one of the best pre selected menu options for Restaurant Week. The seafood risotto was delicious. It was our first time dining there, and we will definitely be back! Service was phenomenal with Peter as our waiter. 5 stars all around.

a
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience - went for restaurant week and everything was delicious!

SB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the four meals was just a B. We have come to expect all A's

OT
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Server was great and food was good
I had noted in my reservation that it was our 20th anniversary and we had eaten there the night we got engaged.....no mention of it, no glass of bubbly, no dessert

D
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely still the very best reataurant in Dallas.

TM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and well presented........waiter was very attentive and friendly.....atmosphere was classy.......will definitely go again

P
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific never disappoints. The food, the service and the energy are always great! It is an institution in Highland Park, and I hope it lives forever!

AC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a 'catch up' lunch with a friend or a special dinner!

A
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Cafe Pacific in a few years. Restaurant week menu was outstanding. Food & service were as good as the Dallas restaurant scene offers.

AC
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our go to restaurant when in Dallas. Everything from service to food is amazing!!

CR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during restaurant week, and would certainly go again. Service and food were fantastic. Highly recommend for a nice dinner out.

MT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific was perfect for our lunch get together. Ruben started the afternoon off beautifully with his humor and suggestions for lunch/brunch. As expected, the food was delicious and presentation was very appealing. Everyone ordered a different entre and each was very pleased with their selection. Must share dessert, carrot cake and key lime pie were prepared on site. Absolutely a wonderful experience.

HC
Dallas
437 reviews
Dined on August 4, 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.

SM
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening! The service was outstanding. We ordered from the yummy restaurant week menu.

a
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific never disappoints. It's food is top notch and the wait staff extremely attentive.

JG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the excellent menu, but the entire experience is always wonderful here. The wait staff are top notch, the food did not disappoint, and the atmosphere is lovely. Perfect lunch celebration for my daughter's birthday. Thank you!

BB
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special place to have dinner or lunch in Dallas ......

RA
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

N
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Monday night and the kitchen was not at The top of their game. Risotto was dry and lumpy with more truffle than lobster(not a plus). May have been short staffed since it was difficult to get a wine pour. Still and all it remains a favorite.

HC
Dallas
437 reviews
Dined on July 28, 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.

MM
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent food quality. Outstanding personal service provided by our waiter, Mark. We appreciate the beautiful setting and professional atmosphere.

m
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Ceviche was very good and my husband enjoyed his chopped beef patty with mushrooms

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

Our group of three “old” friends celebrate all of our birthdays here: 3 times every year! Plus each going separately several other times a year. It’s great!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! We cannot wait to return.

PM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Classy service, good food, prices a bit at the high end. All in all a very enjoyable experience.....as close to a Paris bistrot as you can come in Dallas!

r
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Is predictable a bad thing? I did try the peach cobbler. A little disappointing but who needs a big decadent dessert anyway.
We always get fish. It is always perfectly prepared
We did do Sunday brunch recently. We all enjoyed that too

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cafe Pacific. It is my “go to” restaurant for all occasions!

w
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this restaurant. Sarah was my server for lunch, and she was great.

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