About Pacific Grill

1502 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
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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.

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 2:00pm & 4:30pm to 11:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm & 4:30pm to 10:00pm

Cross Street:
South 15th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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: 253-627-3535x162

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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!

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Promotions

50% Off Select Wines

Tuesdays from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Details
50% Off Select Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Half Off Bottles $120 and Under. 2 Bottle discount limit. Special valid Mar 3, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016 on Tuesdays from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM.
Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Treat Mom to the BEST this Mother's Day at Pacific Grill! Join us for our plated Brunch (featuring Bottomless Mimosas) from 10am-2pm & a delicious Dinner from 4:30pm-9:00pm
Bottomless Bloody Marys + Mimosas

Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Details
Enjoy Bottomless Bloody Marys + Mimosas during our new Weekend Boozy Brunch!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Mar 12, 2016 - Jul 12, 2016 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

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Pacific Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.5

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4.3

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Great food but very noisy

Dined 3 days ago

If you want a romantic date with quiet conversation, go elsewhere. I don't like to raise my voice so I felt like I had to yell at times to be heard across the table. Other than the very loud environment, the food was delicious and the pace of service was pleasantly slow. Except for the excessive noise, I really enjoyed the nearly two hours we spent in conversation over dinner. The service was wonderful. Every time I emptied my water glass it was refilled promptly and our server was knowledgeable about the menu and very accommodating to requests to modify the menu items.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

We went there to celebrate our 10 year a ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

We went there to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and we not disappointed. We were a little early so we had a drink in the bar. It was a fun and entertaining time. We were then seated at a cozy table. I had the Filet Mignon and it was delicious. My husband had clam linguini and he absolutely loved it. We the shared the Blondie Sunday it was heaven. Wait staff was great and made perfect recommendations. We will be coming back!

food5
ambience5
service5

This was our first time at the Pacific G ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

This was our first time at the Pacific Grill. We went there to celebrate our anniversary. The food was amazing. There were so many wonderful options on the menu that we have decided we needed to return to sample more. I would highly recommend this location

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing Food and Service

Dined on April 23, 2016

The food at Pacific Grill was amazing and the server was very helpful with the menus and tended the table in a very timely manner. I hope to go back soon and enjoy another great meal.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

dinnner at pg

Dined on April 18, 2016

great food, service and above all great cocktails...gregory our waiter was very attentive

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5

We had the Waddell omelet and the croque ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

We had the Waddell omelet and the croque omelet. Both were fantastic. Great flavors.

food5
ambience3
service5
value3

LIved up to its reputation

Dined on April 12, 2016

Food was delicious, but didn’t quite leave me with a feeling that I absolutely had to come back just for the food. That being said, the presentation was great, and Service was outstanding. The restaurant has great ambiance. Drink choices were limited. The overall prices are definitely on the higher end. Not a place for weekly visits unless you have the budget.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service5
value5

Excellent Waiter

Dined on April 12, 2016

Food was good. Some items better than others but the wait staff (especially our waiter) were wonderful.

food3
ambience3
service2
value2

Please return to your former greatness

Dined on April 9, 2016

We first came here when my daughter started at UPS in September. The experience was wonderful. We came back for Parents weekend this last week and it was a very different experience. The oysters on the half shell were not as fresh. They tasted like they had come from a long way away rather than local. I had high expectations based on our previous experience. The entrees were ok but nothing great. The biggest let down was the service. It was very, very, very slow and poor. Sometimes the kitchen gets slow during busy times which we understand. But to have to wait and ask for some water is not acceptable. Please get it together so we can enjoy it again.

food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Very good, not extraordinary.

Dined on April 9, 2016

Service was good, the place was packed and loud, and we enjoyed our meal. I had the seared tuna, which was delicious, served with very rich squares of polenta. My son had the braised short ribs, which he enjoyed. Both of us felt that the recipes were just a tad over the top, a bit too rich.

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

Great drinks

Dined on April 2, 2016

Our eggs were super undercooked we let the chef know. We will go back, but I'd ask for a firmer cook for the 20.00 eggs bendict

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Good food and attentive service. Did hap ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Good food and attentive service. Did happy hour menu and we filled ourselves up nicely for a bargain. I'd definitely go again.

food2
ambience2
service2
value2

Not so good.

Dined on April 1, 2016

Our waiter kept telling us we couldn't substitute anything. I wanted the market salad without dressing (just olive oil on the side) and he said it wasn't possible as they don't do substitutions. It was just weird. The food was okay, but way too expensive for the value. I'd inly recommend the happy hour at this restaurant.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great Place for celebration

Dined on April 1, 2016

This was the third year in a row that I have taken my high school culinary arts students to the Pacific Grill the night before they complete in the SkillsUSA statewide culinary and baking competition. It is a great experience for them (and for me!). The food is terrific (the duck gave one of my kids a near religious experience!), the service outstanding. This year we even got to meet the chef and get a tour of the kitchen - a great thrill for my budding culinarians who all have visions of going on the culinary school . Not cheap (this is my treat to them) but well worth it all.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Birthday dinner

Dined on April 1, 2016

We went here for my husband's birthday. Dinner andservicewas good.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience1
service4
value1

Stick with Happy Hour

Dined on March 31, 2016

We went here for our 25th anniversary after reading an article that raved about the food. My husband's an ex fine dining GM so he's a tough customer. The bar was hopping and LOUD due to the 1/2 price happy hour. The nice booths face the bar so that's what you are looking at and hearing as you dine. Our server was really attentive and nice. I had the halibut and hubby had a wedge salad and bbq pork. Overall food was okay - halibut was very spicy & overpowering and other than that, nothing to write home about. Everyone else had the right idea to come in for the bar happy hour. We received a happy birthday card for our anniversary on our way out - strange but true.

Tags: good for groups, hot spot
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Ahi Tuna

Dined on March 28, 2016

Ahi tuna dish prepared excellently with nice presentation but seasoning was #4 hot for a even a Thai restaurant. Probably too much pepper. One diner traded wit another and the other sent it back. Nothing mentioned in menu about being seasoned very hot. Linguini & clams best by far I have ever had crab cous cous also excellent. This was third visit and this does not diminish our appreciation of this Tacoma Best restaurants!

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great small plates location

Dined on March 28, 2016

The atmosphere was very pleasant and warm. Our party of three sat in a booth, that afforded us the privacy we desired. The wait staff were all accommodating, ready to serve us and attentive to our needs. Overall, a very nice evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

PAC Grill Tacoma

Dined on March 28, 2016

The Pac Grill in Tacoma was good, but the prices where a little high. Three deviled eggs for almost $8. Don't get me wrong the where good but not $8 good. Over all good place to eat and great staff.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent food and service.

vip
Dined on March 23, 2016

Excellent food and service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I Didn't Go There For Cauliflower On Toast

Dined on March 23, 2016

I had two orders of the Pacific Grill's version of lox - steelhead on crackers with a little cream cheese and a ton of capers to start off with and then had an order of the cauliflower, melted tomatoes, and Jarlsburg cheese on toast. The only change I would suggest is thicker toast with butter. I was off steak for the night, but next time with the same appetizer of course, I'll have fillet mignon AND the cauliflower on toast. Excellent!!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

The food was amazing. The restaurant sta ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

The food was amazing. The restaurant staff was outstanding. The atmosphere was perfect. Amazing food, outstanding people, good times,

food4
ambience5
service4

Excellent first crack at 'Boozy Brunch'. ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Excellent first crack at 'Boozy Brunch'. Toast was a little singed and waitstaff took a little too long to check on us at the end but overall a wonderful meal and a good time. 'Hot Mess' was a great dish. Will definitely be back again!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Brunch is back!

Dined on March 13, 2016

Miss Smoke and Cedar's brunch? It's back and moved to Pacific Grill! There are new things too, like Tempura Bacon and Crab Eggs Benedict. Love the bloody mary's perfect balance of flavors. Make sure to get reservations and leave enough time for finding parking.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Pacific Grill Birthday Celebration

Dined on March 13, 2016

Nice atmosphere. Great service. Excellent food and presentation

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful food, friendly staff, and a gr ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Wonderful food, friendly staff, and a great atmosphere! It was our first time going there and we will DEFINITELY be back! They even gave us a gift certificate for a free dessert next time we come (since we went for our anniversary today!) and they gave us a card wishing us congrats on 3 years as well as candles in our dessert! Overall just a wonderful place to go for a nicer dinner and to celebrate something special!

food5
ambience5
service5

The best restaurant by far in the Sough ...

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

The best restaurant by far in the Sough Sound! In the top 10 great spots in the PNW. You can not go wrong.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Upscale Eatery in Downtown Tacoma

Dined on March 7, 2016

My theater group of six were welcomed on a busy Sunday night thanks to our Open Table reservation. The wait staff was very attentive, answering questions on the menu items, and keeping beverage glasses filled. I enjoyed the chilled wedge salad, conveniently chopped to facilitate my devouring of it. The entrée options made me want to sample everything so I know that I will have to return soon. I settled on the spare ribs which melted in my mouth. My companions raved about the clams, shrimp, and steak. The valet parking was very helpful on a cold and wet night. I highly recommend the Pacific Grill for any occasion.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service4

Limited menu options. Special of Lobster ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

Limited menu options. Special of Lobster Toast was disappointing. Dessert was very good. Glass of wine was only half full for $9.00.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of my favorites!

Dined on February 29, 2016

Another exceptional experience at Pacific Grill! The cocktails were delicious, the food to die for, and just enough dessert to wrap the evening in a sweet bow. I always try a unique cocktail while my husband sticks to beer. The seafood appetizer was delicious with spicy, spicy sauce. The beef ribs were very tender and rich, but the grilled steelhead was perfection. The fish was seasoned lightly and not overcooked. It melted in my mouth! The service was great on the Sunday night we visited. This is my go to place for special nights out and they are very busy on Friday and Satuday, so the service can be a bit slow. Just go with it - enjoy the food and conversation and relax.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Enjoyable evening

Dined on February 29, 2016

Sometimes you are looking to eat and sometimes you are looking to dine. PAC GRILL is a dining experience, wonderful food, a few more dairy free options would be lovely. Thank you.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service3
value3

Great Spot

Dined on February 28, 2016

This is a great place for the bar menu. We got a reservation through open table, but it did not allow us to get into the bar seating. The dinner was nice, but pricey.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

We come every year for dinner on a busin ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

We come every year for dinner on a business trip. The food is always great! One of our steaks was overlooked and it was taken care of in 5 minutes. Will come back next year!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing!! Excellent food, and great atmosphere.

Dined on February 27, 2016

Our family would love to recommend this amazing restaurant to all. The service first of all from our waiter was dynamite. He was so attentive and caring about our night being special. Even took a picture our group of 4 :) The food was serious some of the best we have ever had. We had lamb, tuna and so on.. Even the oyster shooters . The wait was not long at all, the lights and atmosphere were relaxing and comfortable and quiet. And the whole evening was beyond satisfying. Thanks again Pacific Grill :)

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service4
value2

Califlower Disappoints

Dined on February 26, 2016

My guest and I each had one of the two califlower offerings. Neither looked stellar in presentation. Mine was just okay and am glad to have ordered the (not) soaked tomato version. Almost everything I've had at the grill had been a more satisfying bite.

Tags: good for groups
food2
ambience4
service3
value3

Celebrating my husbands birthday

Dined on February 22, 2016

The restaurant was pleasant. The service was great. The time it took to get our meals was way to long and the dessert menu was amazing, it would have been nice if they had more than half of the desserts available.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service4
value2

The food was expensive and bland. Disappointed.

Dined on February 20, 2016

We don't mind spending a pretty penny on an amazing meal now and then. We left our pretty penny at Pacific Grill, but the food wasn't anything special. None of the food was seasoned and everything tasted very bland. Service was top notch and drinks were tasty.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Above all the resturant was great.

Dined on February 20, 2016

As I mentioned above, the restaurant was great, but the prices where a bit much. would I go again? yes, but it won't be for a long time. it's not something I would want to spend $145.00 every time I went, and spend $9.00 on a mix drink. last time I spend that much on a drink was in Tokyo Japan. Maybe if the prices where to come down some. I would eat there more off than. Above all great place to eat and I would recommend to friends to eat there if they are welling to spend more than $100.00 for two, and leave the kids at home. Mr. Colunga

Tags: kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Great Birthday Lunch with Tarah Varney

Dined on February 19, 2016

Great Birthday Lunch with Tarah Varney

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

first timer

Dined on February 16, 2016

went with my girl and sat in the bar and enjoyed happy hour food which was both tasty and affordable, you got try the onion rings there cooked to perfection!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view

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