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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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Open 24 hours & Afternoon Tea daily
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Pacific Dining Car, Los Angeles, CA

Pacific Dining Car Restaurant Review

: Pacific Dining Car is possibly the best (certainly the priciest) restaurant in L.A. that is open 24 hours a day. 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 roast beef hash. 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 prime rib --- with baked potatoes or creamed corn. 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. Also located at 2700 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-4000.
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