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Pacific Grill

1502 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
+1 253-627-3535
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Ranked #10 of 659 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: South 15th Street
Transit: Convention Center/15th & Commerce LINK light rail station. Pacific Grill is also serviced by many Pierce Transit and Sound Transit buses.
Description: Pacific Grill is Tacoma's Premier Dining Destination. Housed at the Historic Waddell Building in the heart of Downtown Tacoma, Pacific Grill is the perfect location for a delicious dinner, business lunch or Happy Hour. Past Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef, Gordon Naccarato, brings Tacoma & the South Sound a creative mix of New American, Seafood, Steaks & more. Enjoy Western Washington's Best Happy Hour all-day in our Bar & Lounge!
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198 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Had an hour for lunch while at convention center and chose Pacific Grill because it was easy. Food was good and served quickly. They had a bar menu which was half price and due to lack of time and being by self, ate there. A good variety of items, well cooked, quick service, and friendly staff. Would eat here again.

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Bellingham, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Being a seafood eating Pacific Northwester, I often eat in seafood restaurants. This place is a must. Being in the same building as the Tacoma Marriott Courtyard makes the visit even easier. The restaurant probably holds less than 70 people making it rather quiet and quant. Very high ceiling and indirect lighting adds to the atmosphere. I would like some... More

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Champigny-sur-Marne, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We had a really good time in this restaurant. The food was excellent, we took the salmon and it was delicious. The selection of wine was good too. The server did a small error on the dessert, but it was corrected quickly.

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were in town for a wedding and had the groom's family get together at this restaurant. A couple of us had the salmon and being from the East Coast I thought it was like nothing i have ever tried. I went with the waiters recommendation of medium rare and I felt as if it just melted in your mouth.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I called ahead and ordered dinner on the phone to beat the 9pm dinner cutoff. Props to Kelsey and Shawni for taking my order. Outstanding service! Reward/recognize these two, they understand customer service. I ordered a half dozen oysters on the half shell...outstanding. I wish I ordered a dozen and nothing else. But I did order something else, thankfully only... More

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central texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Appetizer, 3 entrees, 2 salads, and a dessert were all exceptional. There were 5-6 seafood items alone on the menu I considered. The decor and ambience was top notch, and the service was very good. I would give it a 4.5, but tripadvisor doesn;t allow 1/2 star ratings, and it definitely wasn't a 4 star. The value was exceptional for... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Ate lunch at this spot and had the best steak salad I have ever had. I ordered the 1/2 salad and it was huge. Great old building in downtown Tacoma with some limited street parking but parking garages located nearby. During lunch a homeless person wandered into the restaurant and attempted to panhandle but the restaurant staff handled the situation... More

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Stockton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This restaurant was absolutely awesome. The pricing was not bad considering the atmosphere of the restaurant and the excellent VIP and personal service we received from the second we walked thru the door til we walked back out. I totally recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The staff is very freindly, the food was great, and each dish had great artful presentation. The interior was brick, but steps were taken to soften sound, it was easy to hear converstaion at our table. I notice that most restaurants with brick walls and glass make it hard for me to hear and hard noise, this restaurant was a... More

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Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I was super impressed with the freshness of the seafood here. I don't really like oysters on the half shell, but I tried some here because our friends ordered them for the table. They were delicious! (and I would order them again). Our other appetizers were the Faux Gras and the Charcouterie -- both very tasty. My main course was... More

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