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1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-1204
+1 213-483-6000
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00:00 - 23:59
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us went there for dinner on Tues 12/20/16. Ironic that it's in an old rail car because our evening was a complete trainwreck! Arrived at 5:50 and told them we had to be to the theater by 8:00, so we were on a schedule. The service was positively GLACIAL, the food so-so, and GROSSLY overpriced! One meal needed... More 

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Thank ALKAcouple
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 star steak house in Downtown LA; w/ the very best wait-staff every-time .... plus fab-menu!!!! Happy customer for over 13 years !!!! Feels like 1940's celeb-type service every time ... Great-smooth team work!!!

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Thank Millicent S
Sacramento, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Hadn't been there in years, but still as good as it was 40 years ago. The service is lovely and the food is delicious. A little pricey but worth it. Nice memories.

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Thank Janet D
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I give them two stars because I do like the food there and I really would like to see a restaurant with as much history as Pacific Dining Car to succeed, but, I did have a bad experience and I would not like someone else to have a repeat of what happened to me. I bought a Groupon recently and... More 

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Los Angeles
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

There's nothing spectacular about the food. It is basic restaurant food – not upscale restaurant food – just restaurant food. We had steak and we had fish. As I said, no great shakes. The prices are absurd. Everything is an additional cost. The service is OK. I hear that it's a good place to go for power breakfasts, but I... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I visited the PRC twice and just liked the experience both times. My first visit was after waking from the Convention Center on a fairly hot late afternoon dressed in T shirt, shorts and sandals. I thought there might be a dress code but only I was bothered it seems. I was looking for a Pimms Cup at the bar... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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204 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The dining car was recommended as having the best steaks in town, so we were with the 3 of us and decided to go. We arrived 10 pm, rather quiet inside. The place has been there since early 1920 I believe and it actually smells "old" inside. We only ordered 3 x NY Sirloin, the 12 oz. We were really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

First, the food is comically overpriced - 1/3 or more than comparables. Upon entry there is a musty, almost unclean smell that hits you. The carpet desperately needs a clean. The idea that you "step back in time" is NOT a positive, except in respect to the service, which was perfect. Table for four. Roast chicken; clam chowder ($17 a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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257 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I'd give the food a five but this place is so expensive that the food has to be better than out of this world. The service is great too, it better be. $40 for a prime rib open face sandwich and fries! Really nice cut of p r but pricey.

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Thank Edmund1020
Pasadena, California
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146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is the standard of excellence and has been since 1921. Wonderful, friendly, hospitable staff and bar tender. Top quality meat and fish cooked just the way you want it by terrific chefs. I had the baseball beef sirloin medium rare with compound butter melted on top and sautéed mushrooms--to die for! But, it's not cheap. Everything is a la... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-1204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-483-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?