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.
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
|Tonkatsu Salad with Asian Slaw|
As you can imagine, I get a lot of requests for recipes here at Pacific Grill.
& lime zest & juices, sugar & black pepper into a food processor and purée
until creamy about 1 min
She always made hers with Wheat Chex cereal and Cheerios, and added lots of salty Worcestershire and of course real butter, and real garlic (no garlic powder in her musty smelling cupboard), but yes to dried oregano, and lots of skinny pretzels and peanuts, and those big brazil nuts that we kids did not like at all (well really does anyone like those bitter nuts?)–but without (most) of those ingredients it just doesn’t taste right to me.
My good friend Brock insists one has to have Cheetos in your Party Mix and my sister Gayle loves lots of Rice Chex in her’s (I always swapped the extra rice Chex in my handful for the extra Wheat Chex in her’s and always thought I got the better end of the deal…our Bartender Paul swears that his recipe is the best and recently he made a batch that had spaghetti sauce and sun-dried tomatoes that I actually thought pretty tasty!
A chef friend of mine, the late great Billy Pflug even used to put Duck cracklin’s in his gourmet version. Last year, here at PG we deep fried garbanzo beans and julienne salami & pistachio nuts and dubbed it “Chef’s Mix” to great acclaim.
How about yours? Does your family have a secret heirloom recipe?
What indispensable ingredient has to be in your Party Mix for the Holidays?
By the way, also during this month of celebration we are serving two great Champagnes by the glass: Dom Pérignon & Veuve Clicquot at a great price. So get your Merry on! and get down here for some Nuts & Bolts and a glass of Dom or Veuve and let’s celebrate the season—oh and don’t forget to share your secret ingredients with me for your best Party Mix cause I want your recipe to put on my holiday menu next year!
I am inviting our readers to join Pacific Grill on August 15th as we celebrate our 4 Year Anniversary and Julia Child’s Birthday! We will be featuring a special 3 course Prix Fixe menu featuring great recipes from Julia Child including: Potato & Leek Vichyssoises, Beef Bourguignon, Lobster Thermidor a la Julia Child and Julia’s Perfect Chocolate Mousse.
You can make reservations online on our website or by calling 253.627.3535 .
My personal remembrance of Julia Child:
My first professional kitchen job at Michael’s in
Towering above me, in her distinctive melodiously cheery voice, she asked what I was doing: “Boning quail,” I answered, my voice hesitating.
“Oh wonderful” she exclaimed. “I just adore quail! -but– be careful of those little bones,” chuckling as she warned me, twinkling mischief in her eyes.
Then, as she turned to leave. a final “Carry on!” full of encouragement.
And with that she was off to the garden with husband Paul to finish dessert.
I will never forget how genuinely enthused Julia seemed to be in me- when I was doing something as mundane as boning quail. But that is, after all, the whole point. Her innate curiosity, her generosity of spirit, her talent and humor inspired me and gave an entire new generation of American chefs the confidence to pick up their whisks and follow her into the kitchen.
Happy Birthday Julia.
(the normal Dinner Menu will still be available)
I am so grateful that customers like you have made Pacific Grill Tacoma’s premier dining destination for the past 4 years. We look forward to many more years of serving you the best dining experience
See you on Saturday!