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Pacific Dining Car

1310 W. Sixth St. (Witmer St.) Send to Phone
213-483-6000 | Menu
This charming and nostalgic downtown restaurant, around since 1921, is open 24-hours --- but don’t expect diner prices.
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Pacific Dining Car Restaurant Review

: Pacific Dining Car, possibly the best (certainly the priciest) restaurant in L.A. that is open 24 hours a day, has built up a loyal and sizable clientele. The family-owned power-dining venue (we're talking politics, not Hollywood) has been around since 1921. This downtown institution is a fun place to visit: the front room is a railway car from the halcyon days of the Union Pacific, with a warm and rather clubby ambience. The service is always good here, with professional waiters, not aspiring actors, catering to your needs. At breakfast, which is actually a terrific (and less expensive) way to experience the "PDC," you might find local pols debating issues over eggs Sardou or prime rib hash. For dinner, consider the grilled half-chicken marinated in lime juice, or the eight to ten ounce Australian lobster tails. But this is a venerable steakhouse, and you'll never regret such staples as crab cakes, iceberg lettuce with Roquefort and USDA Prime beef --- buttery filet mignon, nicely marbled rib-eye, and a massive T-bone --- with baked potatoes, creamed corn or onion rings. For dessert, finish with a chocolate soufflé or cheesecake with shortbread cookie crust. The wine list features legendary names from around the globe, with plenty of full-bodied reds to match the beef-centric menu. The restaurant provides free shuttles to anyplace in downtown, including Staples Center, Music Center, Los Angeles Convention Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Also located at 2700 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-4000.

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