The votes have been tallied in the 2016 KING5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington and Pacific Grill has been named BEST HAPPY HOUR! We would like to thank all of our guests for voting!
TACOMA, WASH. – Pacific Grill was selected BEST Happy Hour by the voters of 2016’s Best of Western Washington contest.
The Mix was selected BEST Gay Bar by the voters of 2016’s Best of Western Washington contest.
Steel Creek American Whiskey Company was selected BEST Dance Club by the voters of 2016’s Best of Western Washington. Tacoma Cabana was selected BEST Craft Cocktails by the voters of 2016’s Best of Western Washington.
First stop: Happy Hour at Pacific Grill! Everybody’s happy at The P-G, but certainly not just for one hour.
“Basically happy hour is all day,” says manager Franco D’Amico. “We have terrific deals on everything on the menu.”
Like great appetizers and Old fashioneds made with barrel aged whiskey..
Pacific Grill was also ranked #3 in Best Brunch & Pacific Grill Events & Catering #4 in Best Wedding Caterer!
Watch our spot on Evening Magazine below:
Pacific Grill was previously named Best Happy Hour in Western Washington in 2010.
Yesterday the LA Weekly featured a story on the 90’s Los Angeles hot spot The Monkey Room where Gordon Naccarato was Executive Chef.
Gordon says ” Gordon says “was a crazy time! Every night insanity”
The food wasn’t shoddy either, boasting a fusion menu from the “global table” that Reichl mused was the “90s on a plate.” Head Chef Gordon Naccarato had cut his teeth at Michael’s in Santa Monica, before opening the celebrity mecca Gordon’s in Aspen with Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner. “Naccarato cooks as someone who loves ethnic food,” food writer Laurie Ochoa wrote. “If we’re lucky, this is the direction high-end ethnic cooking is going- food inspired not by cookbooks, but by direct experience.” She particularly liked Monkey Bar’s Puerto Nuevo-style lobster tacos, while Jonathan Gold loved the chili noodles.
Monkey Bar’s food even had the approval of Julia Phillips, producing powerhouse and author of the scandalous 1991 Hollywood expose “You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again.” “The roast chicken stuffed with mushrooms and dressing and garlic mashed potatoes from Monkey Bar” was her favorite meal in L.A., she told the Los Angeles Times. “That place is such an absolute scene right now, if someone had it sent to my home I’d be happy. And except for the mashed potatoes it is really low-cal.”
What Monkey Bar really served up was sleazy-chic star-power. It was particularly popular with beefy male hotties from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s on the prowl. Nicholson was, of course, a constant presence. Don Henley, Mickey Rourke and Kiefer Sutherland were all regulars. Shannon Doherty made it one of her party stops, while more refined stars like Glenn Close and Nick Nolte dined with James Brooks in a secluded booth. There were many industry soirees: at a Grammy party for the Atlantic Group, Nicholson partied with David Crosby, Mr. Big (no, not that Mr. Big) and First Brother Roger Clinton. When Nicholson received the Life Achievement Award from AFI, he unsurprisingly held the after-party at Monkey Bar.
From its opening, Monkey Bar was also the favorite hang-out of Heidi Fleiss, ‘90s “madam-to-the-stars” and current macaw breeder.
Read More about the wild times at The Monkey Bar here
VOTED BEST RESTAURANT IN TACOMA!
The readers of the Weekly Volcano, Ranger & NWMilitary.com have voted for their favorite businesses, people & places in the 2016 Best of Tacoma!
Pacific Grill is honored to announce that we have been voted Best Restaurant, Best Brunch & Best Late-Night Restaurant in the 2016 Best of Tacoma!
When you consider that Gordon Naccarato, owner and chef at Pacific Grill, has been listed among Food and Wine magazine’s “Top Ten Best New Chefs” and has made the occasional appearance on the PBS cooking show Great Chefs of the West, it should come as no surprise that, once again, the Pacific Grill has made the Weekly Volcano‘s Best of Tacoma list.
Voted Best Brunch, Best Late-Night Restaurant, and Best Restaurant overall, the Pacific Grill is located in the historic Waddell Building at 1502 Pacific Ave. in the heart of Tacoma’s thriving downtown district. Described as “a stunning urban space … perfect for romance, great conversation and world-class food,” this destination restaurant is the place for a casual get-together with friends, dinner with clients or special occasion celebration.
He describes his fresh, Northwest-inspired cuisine as “fun dining, not fine dining.”
Pacific Grill’s extensive brunch, lunch and dinner menus include vegan and gluten-free choices. Tapas-style appetizers and extravagant desserts round out the options. And then there’s Pacific Grill’s famous All-Day Happy Hour, widely considered to be the best happy hour in Tacoma, if not the entire Puget Sound region. From open until close Monday to Friday, and from 4:30 p.m. until close on Saturday and Sunday, the happy hour menu offers half off all food items (excluding dinner entrées) and discounted well beverages and creative cocktail specialties.
Along with his business partner, Gig Harbor native Joe Hardwick, Naccarato has helped make the Pacific Grill not only one of the premiere restaurants in Tacoma, but also a popular event venue that offers both onsite and offsite catering. Check out its website (www.pacificgrilltacoma.com) to find out all that Pacific Grill has to offer.
Reservations are encouraged, especially during peak times, so call 253.627.3535 to reserve a table and see for yourself why, year after year, the Pacific Grill continues to be recognized as one of Tacoma’s Best.
Pacific Grill, Brunch: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat and Sun; Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon-Fri; Dinner: 4:30-9 p.m. Sun-Thur, and 4:30-10 p.m. Fri and Sat; Happy Hour: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mon-Thurs, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 4:30-11 p.m. Saturday, and 4:30-10 p.m. Sunday; 1502 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.627.3535, pacificgrilltacoma.com
Read the Article HERE!
Thank you to everyone who voted for PACIFIC GRILL!
The Tacoma News Tribune’s Food Critic, Sue Kidd recently visited 4 restaurants with new brunch service in Tacoma. She gave Pacific Grill a glowing review and placed it on the top of her list of places to visit for brunch!
Our very own Gordon Naccarato was named one of the Top 20 Most Talented People in Seattle by readers of Seattle Magazine!
Chef/owner and vice president of Tacoma-based Naccarato Restaurant Group, which owns the Pacific Grill Restaurant, Pacific Grill Events & Catering, and Classics by Pacific Grill at the LeMay-America’s Car Museum
What one reader had to say: Chef Gordon is a great chef and Tacoma kid. Named to Food and Wine‘s hot chefs list almost 20 years ago. He keeps innovating. His restaurants are perfect mix of upscale food in a relaxed atmosphere.
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New menus are here! This week we released our new Winter Menus featuring delicious new entrees, small plates & desserts!
Make your reservations today so you can try all the good eats!
You can find all of the new menus HERE
Tacoma is getting a new Brunch option soon! Pacific Grill will start serving weekend brunch in February 2016. Chef Alex Anton, formerly of Smoke + Cedar (voted best brunch), will head the brunch services. Look for some of Tacoma’s favorite brunch items to appear on Pacific Grill’s menus including Bottomless Bloody Marys & Mimosas.
Read More at the TNT Diner blog
LEARN MORE ABOUT BOOZY BRUNCH HERE
Pacific Grill is excited to announce that we have extending our hours starting November 30th 2015!
Monday through Friday we will now open at 11am for lunch and our famous happy hour. On Saturday and Sunday we will open at 4:30pm for dinner and happy hour.
The new hours will allow us to serve our guests for 3.5 more hours each week. The extended lunch hours will enable more Downtown Tacoma area workers to enjoy our delicious lunch and happy hour.
11AM – 2PM Monday – Friday
5PM – 9PM Monday- Thursday
5PM – 10PM Friday
4:30PM – 10PM Saturday
4:30PM – 9PM Sunday
11AM – 10PM Mon – Thurs
11AM – 11PM Friday
4:30PM – 11PM Saturday
4:30PM – 10PM Sunday
The 2015 King5 Best of Western Washington results are in and Pacific Grill has been voted in the Top 5 of 3 categories!
- #2 of 74 Best Happy Hour
- #4 of 105 Best Fining Dining
- #5 of 128 Best New American
We are excited and honored with Top 5 wins in these categories and can’t wait for next year to bring home a #1 spot! We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for voting!
The 2015 Best of Western Washington awards are based on more than 283,000 votes from local Western Washington-area experts.
Since 2008 Pacific Grill has been in the Top 5 twelve times and was voted BEST HAPPY HOUR in the 2010 King5 Best of Western Washington.