Pacific Grill, Wildwood, NJ: A Restaurant Review

Pacific Grill, Wildwood
Pacific Grill
4801 Pacific Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Seafood with Pacific influences

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: 3 Stars

Service: 2 1/2 Stars

Decor: 3 stars

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

One of the top sea food restaurants in Wildwood.

The atmosphere is upscale, yet casual, cozy & romantic, the best place for a romantic dining experience in Wildwood.

Value: Very Good

Noise Level:  Low - Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared new American food with casual, upscale dining ambiance.

Not Recommended For: Budget conscious family diners who prefer more casual family dining with a traditional menu.

Recommended dishes: When available, South African lobster tails; The Pescado del Dia, whole grilled fish with basil oil, risotto, and The Australian Lamb Racks

Liquor:  BYOB, local wines available

Restaurant Review

The Pacific Grill is one of top, high end Wildwood restaurants --- offering well prepared seafood in an upscale, casual setting.

Owned by partners Chef John Schatz and General Manager Bojidar "Bob" Dimitrov, who also own the Union Park in Cape May,  have achieved immediate success as they bring their fine dining menu to Wildwood.

The difference is that the Pacific grill places more emphasis on seafood dishes. The Pacific Grill dining room is also less formal than the Union Park restaurant.

Chef John Schatz who continues to serve as the executive chef of the Union Park restaurant, honed his cooking skills at some of the top restaurants in Cape May including the Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant Maureen in Cape May.

The well prepared and creative menu has an island theme. with flavors from the Pacific Rim and Bourbon islands.

The menu has many gluten-free items displayed on a separate printed menu composed of gluten-free items only. Vegetarian dishes are also available.

Some of the ingredients are procured from sustainable sources, including the controversial Chilean sea bass.

The menu also has a French translation for the convenience of the many French speaking tourists from Canada.

All desserts are home made on the premises.

The exterior of Pacific Grill is a bit understated. Do not let that dissuade you from entering. The decor is very attractive with an upscale, yet casual ambiance. The walls are adorned with photographs of beaches and sunsets in Puerto Rico. The dining room has a light and airy feel about it

The atmosphere is cozy & romantic, the best place for a romantic dining experience in Widwood.

The wait staff is well trained, attentive, and knowledgeable.

The Pacific grill has seasonal hours. Opening for the summer season on the second weekend in May.

Open Monday, and Wednesday - Sunday (Closed Tuesdays) @    5:00 pm
Reservations accepted.

They are Child friendly.

(updated June, 2018)

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