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Pacific Dining Car

2700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4706
+1 310-453-4000
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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“classic menu” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse
2700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4706
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never heard of this place and found myself here after googling "steak near me". The ambiance was dated. They were trying to be grand but really didn't achieve it with the flake flowers and table clothes with holes that were just shook off...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for a while. Service is impeccable, 24 hours, & sooo expensive. And I keep coming. Even though I could save at the 4Seasons.. .. They also stock the rags for you. Oh, the food is good, too. Good service & 5am go...More

Thank tr3veller11
Reviewed 5 October 2017

As others have said, the food is delicious and well prepared, the ambience is gracious, the service excellent BUT, really expensive. If you're on an expense account, by all means go. But it's one of the most expensive restaurants in town. If iI didn't use...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Nothing noteworthy, except the price. Much better steaks elsewhere. Heard it's better for breakfast meetings than for dinner.

1  Thank lillywillis
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Dinner at the Pacific Dining Car in Santa Monica on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant was not very busy, there were five other tables 3 with a single diner and 2 with one with 2 adults and the other with a family of 4, 2...More

Thank mitchellb451
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This was my first time in the Los Angeles area. I typically judge my fondness for a city by the quality of its restaurants. I had googled good places to eat before I arrived in LA and the Pacific Dining Car came up as one...More

Thank umberto1909
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I found that each of the courses was ok, but not truly indicative of the pricing that was evident. The restaurant is rather expensive for the food level that we received. The service was decent but the bisque was rather plain and the steaks just...More

1  Thank Kwan_Nyom
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This amazing restaurant is open 24/7 and has never disappointed me in all of the 6 years that I have been a patron of it. I am still searching the world for a better steak than the ones I have had here. Alcohol is served...More

Thank travelinspiredlife
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant brings you back 50 years in time. Although very expensive which was not the issue, the food quality and services was more from a diner. It was like being in the twilight zone and some type of joke how you were treated. There...More

1  Thank Nexum
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is a classic steakhouse restaurant. Most of the time I stick with the steaks, it there seafood is good as well. Salads are large and deserts are rich. They do not have a formal kids menu, but the waiters were able to special order...More

Thank SandandSun8
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-453-4000
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