Busy Saturday Night!. Was a cold December day before Christmas eve, arrived at 4:30 for the 5PM opening and already a line was forming. Our party of three was lucky: we were the last ones seated. Pacific Cafe is small if cozy. We were seated immediately, last table available and went through the menu. The specials were written hastily on the blackboard above the kitchen. Bring your glasses! Great white wine, free while we waited. Would have been a shorter wait between ordering and being served if there were more than one waiter waiting tables. Hopefully this will change. My calimari steaks were mild, fresh. My brother enjoyed his meal and Father had his shrimp. Your choice of red potatoes, rice or french fries. My rice was cooked just right. The Cranberry Walnut Torte is to die for. Staff were friendly. On leaving, lots of joyful people with red wine glasses in their hands. Outside, long line of hopefuls staring at you through that big glass plate. Cold winter's night, but cozy. Would recommend.
so worth the wait.
this is one of my favorite spots in the city. there can be long waits, but avoid them by going early or late. free wine while you wait is an advantage, but bring a jacket.
the food is delicious in a casual way. always free and cooked to perfection. Visit this gem after a day at Ocean Beach or Golden Gate Park.
My very favorite seafood restaurant. Over thirty years ago an older woman in white gloves sitting on a bar stool next to me at Tadich Grill advised that the only way to eat fish was undressed. What did I know, I just got here from Cleveland? What terrific advice. If there's one thing you can count on at Pacific Cafe is that the fish will be fresh. Their recommendations for the day combined with their simplest preparations always have been a winner. Add a few capers perhaps, a little wasabi butter and that wondeful bread. I can't prepare this meal at home for the price and why would I bother? I feel like family when eating here. I hope it lasts forever,
Crab cakes to sell your mother for..
Ok, i'll do this in bullet points.
1. All mains come with free shrimp louie or soup.
2. Free glass of rubbish wine when you walk in the door
3. Fresh, seasonal and reasonably priced fish dishes prepared with the minimum of fuss.
4. CRAB CAKES SO GOOD YOU'LL DREAM ABOUT THEM!
Go there, you won't be disappointed.
It was the worst experience in my life.
I ordered halibut parmesan that I did not enjoy to eat; cannot finish at all.
If you are looking for free wine, just go head.
I never go back this place again; just waste my money and time.
Forget the free wine, the food is the thing..
Most reviews of this place mention the free wine. That's nice but not a reason to go anyplace much less here.
THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING. THE SERVICE IS GREAT. THE PEOPLE ARE VERY FRIENDLY.
WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED. YOU CAN'T GO WRONG HERE.
Great place and worth the wait. Don't know who rated this place bad for kids, we took our 3 y/o and had a great time. booths make it kid friendly. food is awesome and the wait is entertaining. free wine while you wait and you quickly find yourself chatting with those waiting with you. next thing you know, you're seated! there now are two waiters and service isn't rushed.
Yummy seafood place in the Richmond. This restaurant has been an anchor at Geary and 34th for years. The food is tasty and they give large portions. I had the halibut parmesan and it was delicious. Others had their crab cakes which were really tasty. Their chowders are also really good and hearty.
Neighborhood Gem. Drive by Pacific Cafe around dinner time and you'll see people waiting outside the doors - don't worry, they're happy - drinking the complimentary wine until a table is ready. The food is no nonsense seafood - the decor is cozy - a perfect neighborhood spot to linger over dinner.
Years of great service. Visiting Pacific Cafe is an experience that leaves you feeling as if all walks of life and dress is welcome. The food is delicious yet simple and the enviornment leaves you feeling welcome.
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