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Pacific Grill

1502 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
+1 253-627-3535
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Ranked #13 of 656 restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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ny
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Vienna, Austria
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After two nights rough camping, we chose Tacoma as our final night's destination before heading back to Europe. I'd been to Tacoma many times before, but never to the Pacific Grill. My husband spied it from across the street and we decided to give it a try. It was bustling and busy on a Thursday evening (~730 pm) and we... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The food was just ok - nothing to write home about. The serivice was average. However, I couldn't believe that we were asked to pay for bread in an expensive upscale restaurant!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was graciously greeted when I entered the restaurant. Since I was dining alone, I was put at a table in the bar area. I had the fish tacos small plate and then the wild rice salad. Both were excellent. My server Jonathan was very polite, knowledgeable about the menu. Happy hour prices are very good. Short walk from the... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very good, original menu. Wide selection of seafood and beef. The bar is top-notch. Try the the old-fashioned.

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Demorest, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We are from Atlanta. We flew in Tuesday and my husband's family flew in last night. They were staying at the hotel right next door and were exhausted and hungry. We walked over to Pacific Grill. We felt a little underdressed, but we didn't really care we were just hungry. Our waitress was super nice and smiled all the time.... More

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london
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

we went here for a splurge night and the service and food were first class--not cheap but well worth it.

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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211 reviews 211 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The restaurant has a very chic and upscale atmosphere, exposed brick and all. The menu is very interesting; a combination of small plates and regular entrees are offered. Not many places have deviled eggs on the menu, but the highlight was the BLT salad - yum! The charge for valet parking is a steep $10, but when the waiter forgot... More

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Seattle, WA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Been to Pacific Grill many times over the past few years, and it never disappoints. The menu has a good selection of entrees, small plates, salads and appetizers. Portions are adequate, though not large. Yet, it makes up for it in flavor. Top quality ingredients and creative flavors have led to consistently good food experiences. If you are looking for... More

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