Pacific Dining Car

★★★★★
  • 1310 W 6th St

    Los Angeles, CA 90017

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  • 213-483-6000

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Back in the 1950s, a thick, juicy steak could be found even at the counter of a drugstore, costing about $1.45. Today, a steak is seldom juicy at restaurants--the fat is trimmed, it's "choice" beef or a lower grade, not prime--and the cost

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Back in the 1950s, a thick, juicy steak could be found even at the counter of a drugstore, costing about $1.45. Today, a steak is seldom juicy at restaurants--the fat is trimmed, it's "choice" beef or a lower grade, not prime--and the cost

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My husband and I eat at Pacific Dining Car about once every month after the Sunday afternoon concerts at Disney. We don't eat meat but we are mad about their sand dabs. I like to have a cocktail or two before dining and I have always

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My husband and I eat at Pacific Dining Car about once every month after the Sunday afternoon concerts at Disney. We don't eat meat but we are mad about their sand dabs. I like to have a cocktail or two before dining and I have always

Pros: Good Service, Good Food, Huge Portions that can be shared

Cons: A bit Pricey for regular dining

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Went here for a holiday lunch. Ordered the rib eye, figured i would end up taking half of it home, like I usually do, but nope, I devoured the entire thing, it was so delish. Got a side of asparagus to go with it. And to top it off

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Went here for a holiday lunch. Ordered the rib eye, figured i would end up taking half of it home, like I usually do, but nope, I devoured the entire thing, it was so delish. Got a side of asparagus to go with it. And to top it off

Pros: Great Steaks

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I cannot explain how excited I am to live in a city where you can get a perfectly aged and cooked steak 24 hours a day. PLUS if you eat there they have a free shuttle to all the Downtown entertainment venues, pick up and drop off. And its

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★★★★★

I cannot explain how excited I am to live in a city where you can get a perfectly aged and cooked steak 24 hours a day. PLUS if you eat there they have a free shuttle to all the Downtown entertainment venues, pick up and drop off. And its

Pros: Old School LA, Convenient to Downtown Venues

Cons: Old School Food, Pricey

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Where else can you get your car washed and spend $20 for steak and eggs for breakfast? The steaks are indeed expensive, but this dining car is well worth the price. Try out happy hour and taste some of their great food. Bring your wallet and expect it to leave a bit lighter, but you will be pleased with the food. This is one of the few places that is really worth the price.

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★★★★★

Where else can you get your car washed and spend $20 for steak and eggs for breakfast? The steaks are indeed expensive, but this dining car is well worth the price. Try out happy hour and taste some of their great food. Bring your wallet and expect it to leave a bit lighter, but you will be pleased with the food. This is one of the few places that is really worth the price.

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I am just retuning from a dinner at the Pacific Dining Car restaurant and was extremely disappointed. \r
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I am just retuning from a dinner at the Pacific Dining Car restaurant and was extremely disappointed. \r
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A hidden 'old L.A.' treasure nestled in a bad part of the new L.A. Beautiful train car interior with its original trappings and service that is on par with any high end steakhouse. The best part? OPEN 24 hours, every day including Christmas. Who needs Dennys? Pricey but worth every penny...if you like mouth-watering filet and prime rib.

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A hidden 'old L.A.' treasure nestled in a bad part of the new L.A. Beautiful train car interior with its original trappings and service that is on par with any high end steakhouse. The best part? OPEN 24 hours, every day including Christmas. Who needs Dennys? Pricey but worth every penny...if you like mouth-watering filet and prime rib.

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I enjoyed this restaurant in the 70's and 80's before I moved from Los Angeles. Recently I found myself staying overnight downtown. I decided to return to the restaurant for old times sake thinking that L.A. icons like this never change.

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I enjoyed this restaurant in the 70's and 80's before I moved from Los Angeles. Recently I found myself staying overnight downtown. I decided to return to the restaurant for old times sake thinking that L.A. icons like this never change.

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This restaurant is really inside a Dining Car and it is actually nice. The Rib eye steak was so tender and juicy. It is a little pricey for the location, but it is worth it. I highly recommend this location.

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This restaurant is really inside a Dining Car and it is actually nice. The Rib eye steak was so tender and juicy. It is a little pricey for the location, but it is worth it. I highly recommend this location.

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the name of this restaurant is the Pacific Dining Car & it's in a REAL Pacific Dining Car... they serve breakfast, lunch & tea, plus they serve dinner 24 hours a day.

They are pricey & worth it. This is simply the best place to eat a steak, cooked to perfection in Los Angeles. They've opened another one in Santa Monica, but this is the original & it has the atmosphere of dining at the turn of the last century.

The waiters are professional waiters, menus are on a slate that is brought to your table, booths are leather.

Lunch is a place where the CEOs of the downtown corporations wine/dine their clients.

My favorite steak is the Delmonico which is a grilled prime rib. It's expensive & huge. Worth it. Menu is a la carte.

Order a side of onion rings (it will feed 4) which are so incredible you will think you've died & gone to heaven. The onion is sliced, lightly batter & quickly deep fried in oil, so they are NOT greasy nor heavy, just sweet & delicious. Fantastic.

Your steak will come with a potato (they do serve chicken, but why bother? this is the place in L.A. for steaks). Order the baked potato & a waiter will bring a tray with freshly chopped chives & fresh REAL sour cream, which they will ladle onto your potato until you say "stop".

They serve fish too, but I've never bothered, as the mid-western, corn-fed, aged Angus beef is why you eat here.

This is a wonderful restaurant... expensive & worth it.

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★★★★★

the name of this restaurant is the Pacific Dining Car & it's in a REAL Pacific Dining Car... they serve breakfast, lunch & tea, plus they serve dinner 24 hours a day.

They are pricey & worth it. This is simply the best place to eat a steak, cooked to perfection in Los Angeles. They've opened another one in Santa Monica, but this is the original & it has the atmosphere of dining at the turn of the last century.

The waiters are professional waiters, menus are on a slate that is brought to your table, booths are leather.

Lunch is a place where the CEOs of the downtown corporations wine/dine their clients.

My favorite steak is the Delmonico which is a grilled prime rib. It's expensive & huge. Worth it. Menu is a la carte.

Order a side of onion rings (it will feed 4) which are so incredible you will think you've died & gone to heaven. The onion is sliced, lightly batter & quickly deep fried in oil, so they are NOT greasy nor heavy, just sweet & delicious. Fantastic.

Your steak will come with a potato (they do serve chicken, but why bother? this is the place in L.A. for steaks). Order the baked potato & a waiter will bring a tray with freshly chopped chives & fresh REAL sour cream, which they will ladle onto your potato until you say "stop".

They serve fish too, but I've never bothered, as the mid-western, corn-fed, aged Angus beef is why you eat here.

This is a wonderful restaurant... expensive & worth it.

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First service is really bad, have to agree with prevoius post,food was served not the way we ordered and it took ever for our steaks and we spoke to the restaurant general manger he was not helpful or understanding!

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First service is really bad, have to agree with prevoius post,food was served not the way we ordered and it took ever for our steaks and we spoke to the restaurant general manger he was not helpful or understanding!

Cons: evertthing

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Steaks here are good but for overall steak and service i prefer the palm in west hollywod here in la area,while service can be slow here at times especially if you dine in the bar area when it is busy,RIP to bartender Rafael.

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★★★★★

Steaks here are good but for overall steak and service i prefer the palm in west hollywod here in la area,while service can be slow here at times especially if you dine in the bar area when it is busy,RIP to bartender Rafael.

Pros: steaks

Cons: service if real busy

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This is the second time I have attempted to have a decent meal at the Pacific Dining Car with total disappointment. I was always told how great this place was and how large the filets were, but to my dismay, the filet was a basic cut ...

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★★★★★

This is the second time I have attempted to have a decent meal at the Pacific Dining Car with total disappointment. I was always told how great this place was and how large the filets were, but to my dismay, the filet was a basic cut ...

Cons: Parking, service, atmosphere

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after waiting close to an hour for my steak, the rib-eye arrived barely cooked. i had to saw through the uncooked flesh to get a raw sinewy piece of meat. i would have have told the waiter to fix it, but he was absent for the whole meal.

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★★★★★

after waiting close to an hour for my steak, the rib-eye arrived barely cooked. i had to saw through the uncooked flesh to get a raw sinewy piece of meat. i would have have told the waiter to fix it, but he was absent for the whole meal.

Pros: complimentary bread, the ability to walk out the door

Cons: restaurant uses the same wallpaper they used to line my grandma's coffin

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Very nice atmosphere and a very relaxed dining experience. Always great food and ample servings.

3
★★★★★

Very nice atmosphere and a very relaxed dining experience. Always great food and ample servings.

Pros: great food, nice atmosphere, no cel phones allowed

Cons: expensive, valet parking

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For just over $100 per person you'll have some fabulous wine, great service and some pretty average food. Chef knows how to plate and make food look attractive but if you expect a fabulous steak that makes your mouth joyful, it's a risk.

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★★★★★

For just over $100 per person you'll have some fabulous wine, great service and some pretty average food. Chef knows how to plate and make food look attractive but if you expect a fabulous steak that makes your mouth joyful, it's a risk.

Pros: always get a table, great wine, cozy

Cons: over priced, bad fish, not exceptional

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A Los Angeles classic, still going strong after 85 years! Quality, quiet, comfort, privacy, great food and great service. It's good for a special occasion or anytime. It's open 24 hours. You pay for all of this wonderfulness, but it's

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★★★★★

A Los Angeles classic, still going strong after 85 years! Quality, quiet, comfort, privacy, great food and great service. It's good for a special occasion or anytime. It's open 24 hours. You pay for all of this wonderfulness, but it's

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Classy Ambiance

Cons: Location

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After living in LA, most notably downtown, PDC has been one of the few consistently good restaurants in the area. My friends and I especially love the late night breakfast menu. The eggs benedict are unmatched to any I have ever had.

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After living in LA, most notably downtown, PDC has been one of the few consistently good restaurants in the area. My friends and I especially love the late night breakfast menu. The eggs benedict are unmatched to any I have ever had.

Pros: 24 hours, Staff, Great Food

Cons: None!!!

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I think this place is incredible. It is so romantic and warm. The atmosphere is very quiet and soft. the dark lighting is unbelievably romantic and special. It is definately a place to go to rekindle some long overdue romance. I love

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I think this place is incredible. It is so romantic and warm. The atmosphere is very quiet and soft. the dark lighting is unbelievably romantic and special. It is definately a place to go to rekindle some long overdue romance. I love

Pros: romantic, warm, quiet

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Tried Pacific Dining Car mostly because it was an LA institution and had to go at least once. Very nice atmosphere, quiet and plush. Food was good (notice i said good, not great) The steak was tasty but could've used a little more

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Tried Pacific Dining Car mostly because it was an LA institution and had to go at least once. Very nice atmosphere, quiet and plush. Food was good (notice i said good, not great) The steak was tasty but could've used a little more

Pros: atmosphere, an LA institution, good, not great,steak

Cons: VERY, VERY, expensive!!!!

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For the price, you'd expect way more. My wife and I shelled out $120 for our evening (that included tip and $5 for the valet). I'll admit, service was wonderful. You feel pampered. But it seems that nothing on the menu is under $35 for

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★★★★★

For the price, you'd expect way more. My wife and I shelled out $120 for our evening (that included tip and $5 for the valet). I'll admit, service was wonderful. You feel pampered. But it seems that nothing on the menu is under $35 for

Pros: Service, good food

Cons: Overpriced

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This was without equal one of the worst evenings I have ever endured in a restaurant. The food was atrocious--served cold, one person in our party did not receive their dinner until most of us had finished--at $30plus per steak an apology

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This was without equal one of the worst evenings I have ever endured in a restaurant. The food was atrocious--served cold, one person in our party did not receive their dinner until most of us had finished--at $30plus per steak an apology

Pros: Parking

Cons: Food, Service, Price

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I took a group a cleints here for a business lunch and it was by far the best restaurant I have been to in L.A.. I had a large party and the service was perfect and everyone loved their food. I would highly recommend this restaurant if

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★★★★★

I took a group a cleints here for a business lunch and it was by far the best restaurant I have been to in L.A.. I had a large party and the service was perfect and everyone loved their food. I would highly recommend this restaurant if

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Sometime ago I went to the PDC in Santa Monica, which was wonderful. This morning I had a business meeting downtown. I thought to try the original PDC in LA, what a good choice. Not withstanding the Bel Air Hotel, this mornings

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Sometime ago I went to the PDC in Santa Monica, which was wonderful. This morning I had a business meeting downtown. I thought to try the original PDC in LA, what a good choice. Not withstanding the Bel Air Hotel, this mornings

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Food

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The food here, principally steaks, is excellent. The prices are insane. How they stay in business defies me. Especially as the place is never filled. Still they do seem to carry on. A great place to go if you're on an expense account

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★★★★★

The food here, principally steaks, is excellent. The prices are insane. How they stay in business defies me. Especially as the place is never filled. Still they do seem to carry on. A great place to go if you're on an expense account

Pros: Food? Good steaks

Cons: Prices? Good grief!

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Great food, service, cocktails and desert. Be sure to visit the ATM before you dine. Prices are high.

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★★★★★

Great food, service, cocktails and desert. Be sure to visit the ATM before you dine. Prices are high.

Pros: Great experience

Cons: Very high prices

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In a town that has the habit of closing early, to find a place that serves great food and at least one location that is open 24 hours is wonderful. The downtown location is were we stop after plays. We sit and review the play have a

3
★★★★★

In a town that has the habit of closing early, to find a place that serves great food and at least one location that is open 24 hours is wonderful. The downtown location is were we stop after plays. We sit and review the play have a

Pros: The Food, Parking, The Service

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This is a great place to spend a romantic evening with your lover or just some friends for a night out. Great wine, juicy steaks, and service that serves without pressure. It is expensive, but we shared and there was still too much food.

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This is a great place to spend a romantic evening with your lover or just some friends for a night out. Great wine, juicy steaks, and service that serves without pressure. It is expensive, but we shared and there was still too much food.

Pros: Good Parking, Neat Ambiance, No pressure service

Cons: Expensive, Too Small for Groups

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THIS IS A CARNIVORE'S DREAM, USDA DRY-AGED PRIME GRADE BEEF (TOP 2% OF THE USA BEEF), GRILLED OVER MESQUITE.

VERY HIGH PRICES, BUT YOU DO GET EXCELLENT STEAKS.

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THIS IS A CARNIVORE'S DREAM, USDA DRY-AGED PRIME GRADE BEEF (TOP 2% OF THE USA BEEF), GRILLED OVER MESQUITE.

VERY HIGH PRICES, BUT YOU DO GET EXCELLENT STEAKS.

Pros: USDA PRIME, DRY AGED STEAKS, VALET PARKING

Cons: TOO EXPENSIVE, LOCATION IN BAD AREA, ALA CARTE MENU

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Hey! Don't blow your money on the steak! This is the place to go after closing down the nightclubs for good service (no matter what you are wearing - I've tested this theory) and a fine, fine breakfast.

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★★★★★

Hey! Don't blow your money on the steak! This is the place to go after closing down the nightclubs for good service (no matter what you are wearing - I've tested this theory) and a fine, fine breakfast.

Pros: 24 Hours!!!

Cons: You'd better valet

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This place is only "good" because it is expensive. This is one of those bandwagon places that just because its expensive and someone with a little $$ says its good ,"I better say its good so I don't seem uncouth." The old Emperor's New

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This place is only "good" because it is expensive. This is one of those bandwagon places that just because its expensive and someone with a little $$ says its good ,"I better say its good so I don't seem uncouth." The old Emperor's New

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I have enjoyed this steak house for about 30 years. It is the oldest steak house in Los Angeles. It has the feel and look of a small intimate dining experience unlike some where you feel you are in a large barn. Proper lighting and

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I have enjoyed this steak house for about 30 years. It is the oldest steak house in Los Angeles. It has the feel and look of a small intimate dining experience unlike some where you feel you are in a large barn. Proper lighting and

Pros: Good Parking, Boxed matches, Ambiance

Cons: Pricey

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I have not dined there in a while, but I when I did I loved it. The food was always high quality and the atmosphere was wonderful. I especially loved the steaks.

3
★★★★★

I have not dined there in a while, but I when I did I loved it. The food was always high quality and the atmosphere was wonderful. I especially loved the steaks.

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If your looking for steak and you crave it after hours, this place is for you! Make sure you have enough kids' lunch money before you arrive. My steak was great, but a bit pricey at $41.00 I think I would goto this restaurant all the

3
★★★★★

If your looking for steak and you crave it after hours, this place is for you! Make sure you have enough kids' lunch money before you arrive. My steak was great, but a bit pricey at $41.00 I think I would goto this restaurant all the

Pros: Good steaks, Open 24 Hours, Professional Service

Cons: A bit too pricey, Bad French Fries

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At Pacific Dining Car our food was delicious but our service was so-so at best. Steak is wonderful and so is the selection of desserts. I have no complaints over the menu. I do, however, have complaints over the service. We had to wait

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At Pacific Dining Car our food was delicious but our service was so-so at best. Steak is wonderful and so is the selection of desserts. I have no complaints over the menu. I do, however, have complaints over the service. We had to wait

Pros: Steak, Nice Atmosphere, Dessert

Cons: Service, Expensive, Service

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PDC is definitely one of LA's best. Their steak is absolutely delicious and the service was professional. You definitely feel like a power player when you're there for lunch. I ate there one time late at night and found everything to be

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PDC is definitely one of LA's best. Their steak is absolutely delicious and the service was professional. You definitely feel like a power player when you're there for lunch. I ate there one time late at night and found everything to be

Pros: Food, Parking

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This place is WONDERFUL, ambiance is business like and also can be a romantic place for a private dinner. The personal attention is worth the money, as well as the tasty dishes they serve. I have enjoyed a sumptuous filet mignon and a

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★★★★★

This place is WONDERFUL, ambiance is business like and also can be a romantic place for a private dinner. The personal attention is worth the money, as well as the tasty dishes they serve. I have enjoyed a sumptuous filet mignon and a

Pros: Valet parking, Hours opened, Menu board @ table

Cons: too far from home

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The moment you arrive you receive special treatment,no matter you you are. The atmosphere, service all set the mood. A great bar and wine list could start you off along with appetizers. Next dinner, they age and cut their own meat, and

3
★★★★★

The moment you arrive you receive special treatment,no matter you you are. The atmosphere, service all set the mood. A great bar and wine list could start you off along with appetizers. Next dinner, they age and cut their own meat, and

Pros: valet parking, roomy

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the food, service, presentation all contribute to the Dining Car's classic experience. Great time!

3
★★★★★

the food, service, presentation all contribute to the Dining Car's classic experience. Great time!

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.......sounds nice but, hot damn! The prices are kinda steep, but the food is excellent. Just bring lots of cash and a hearty appetite.

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★★★★★

.......sounds nice but, hot damn! The prices are kinda steep, but the food is excellent. Just bring lots of cash and a hearty appetite.

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Just ate here for the first time & it was the best steak dinner I've ever had. If you are a meat lover this restaurant is a must!

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★★★★★

Just ate here for the first time & it was the best steak dinner I've ever had. If you are a meat lover this restaurant is a must!

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I had a fabulous filet mignon, but pricey! Everything is ala-carte, so prepare to pay well. If you are there for a business lunch (on an expense account) then this is a good place, there was no rush, plenty of time to discuss things and

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★★★★★

I had a fabulous filet mignon, but pricey! Everything is ala-carte, so prepare to pay well. If you are there for a business lunch (on an expense account) then this is a good place, there was no rush, plenty of time to discuss things and

 

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