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Pacific Dining Car

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1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-1204
+1 213-483-6000
00:00 - 23:59
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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

1 Thank RBarnhart
Los Angeles
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112 reviews
84 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 

Thank lillywillis
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 

Thank Scott V
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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198 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

Thank ThomasEMM
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
69 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 

1 Thank Ludgatecircus15
Seattle, Washington
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238 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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.

Thank Edmund1020
Pasadena, California
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141 reviews
106 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 

1 Thank HappyTraveler0109
Alta Loma, California
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

I went here with a friend and had a really nice meal. Started with a cocktail, then grilled artichoke, osso bucco and finished with cheesecake. The food was delicious - very good. Service was not what I would have expected from a place with these prices. Server never asked if we wanted another cocktail or wine with dinner - really?!?... More 

1 Thank ClaudiaP107
Redondo Beach, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This place is the most expensive restaurant I've ever been to in my life. Appetizer salads for $20!!!!! My husband & I had the open face prime rib sandwich. There was nothing "prime" about it. Ordered medium & came out well done. It was a "select" piece of beef and one of the toughest I've ever had at a restaurant.... More 

2 Thank Chris G
Hamburg, Germany
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We went here recently to redeem our 150$ Groupon voucher. It was definately worth buying that voucher since this restaurant has prices that are "out of this world" on their menu. The service was attentive and nice, no complaints here. The food (we had two filet mignon with different sides) was great. The only thing we didn't like is the... More 

1 Thank Spanien_Urlauber_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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?