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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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429 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think since Groupon started selling deals, the restaurant shamelessly hiked their prices. We used to stop by after theater for some drinks by the bar and appetizers, but I think we are done at this point. We could have had a three-course meal in a good steakhouse for what we paid for two drinks and two appetizers, and be... More 

Thank Anna G
Maria da Fe, MG
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Pacific Dinnig Car more than 20 years ago and after all those years nothing did changed(except by the price..). Quality of the attendance is top notch, very quiet yet not snob with very friendly waiter and staff. Started with Crab cakes, gigantic, worth a entire meal, followed by Prime Rib Steak, about 1 Pound one, escorted with crunchy,... More 

Thank QuietBrazilian
Los Angeles, California
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170 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A grand L.A. institution. We have been coming here for 30 years. The service is first class and the tables are far enough apart to give privacy. The menu is excellent and pricey. The food and service are first class.

Thank Alisa F
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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 

1 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 22 December 2016 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!!!

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.

Thank Janet D
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

1 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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214 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?