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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%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible17%
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“salads” (2 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Steakhouse
2700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4706
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kwan_Nyom
Reviewed 27 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 20 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

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
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Remniscent of some clubby dining experiences of 50 years ago, but seems tired and overpriced. Nearly shabby exterior and entry door set the tone for a restaurant in need of a tune-up. Worked well for our little group because there were few other customers, giving...More

Thank Ralyce
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I bought a Groupon as I've always wanted to try this old Santa Monica treasure. The Groupon was for two people and it covered our meal, desert and a couple of cocktails. the food was delicious, served in an old school, classic style. I'd totally...More

Thank Deniseka
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Always a favorite with locals, it's great for visitors too! A place to see (and be seen -- depending on how one views it), it's also a very unassuming place. Had enjoyed Goddess salad, steak, creamed spinach, and mashed potatoes, with all the fixings. Very...More

Thank Dukemeister2013
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I purchased a groupon for Pacific Dining Car. $ 45 for $ 75 worth of food. I've eaten at many fine restaurants, but the value was not there. My wife had the baseball steak and it was dry and hard to swallow (ordered medium). I...More

Thank ScottGilliam411
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
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: 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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