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Pacific Dining Car

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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$20 - $25
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse

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Menu

BREAKFAST‏
Regular 12 oz.
Small 8 oz.
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice or Grapefruit Juice
Fresh Berries
Freshly Ground Dining Car Sausage
A real‏ treat!
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Lyonnaise Potatoes
Sautéed with onions.
Hash Brown Potatoes
Bowl of Oatmeal
Served with fresh fruit.
Basket of Muffins
Banana pecan, blueberry, bran.
A La Carte Egg
Basket of Toast
Sourdough, rye, whole wheat, white, English muffin, bagel. Choice of blueberry jam, strawberry jam, apple butter, orange marmalade.
LUNCH
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Heirloom tomato, bocconchini mozzarella, avocado, basil, green olive oil infusion and balsamic vinegar glaze.
Cheese Plate and Grilled Toast
International and‏ domestic cheese.
Caesar Salad
A classic crisp romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and croutons, finished with Caesar dressing.
Dining Car Salad
Romaine lettuce with an assortment of the freshest garden vegetables and garlic oil and wine vinegar dressing.
Crab Cakes
A delicacy of the Chesapeake Bay and a specialty of the Pacific Dining Car. . . Fresh blue crab meat prepared in the traditional Maryland style.
Shrimp Cocktail
Large chilled shrimp presented with cocktail sauce and lemon . . . an all-American classic.
Sauteed Scallops with Lobster Sauce
Served on steamed spinach with creamy lobster sauce.
Iceberg Wedge and Roquefort
Imported aged Roquefort cheese atop a wedge of iceberg lettuce with vinaigrette dressing.
Mixed Green Salad
With garlic oil and wine vinegar dressing.
Baked Idaho Potato
A classic
AFTERNOON TEA‏
Afternoon tea is served from 3:00 to 5:30 each day
Choice of
Champagne
Sherry
Assorted Sandwiches
Followed by...
Scone
Petits Fours and Lemon Cookie
Organic Egyptian Chamomile
The sweet, calming taste of whole Egyptian chamomile. Caffeine free
Organic Pacific Coast Mint
A blend of Oregon and California spearmint and peppermint leaves. Caffeine free
DINNER
Cheese Plate and Grilled Toast
International and domestic cheese
Crab Cakes
A delicacy of the Chesapeake Bay and a specialty of the Pacific Dining Car . . . fresh blue crab meat prepared in the traditional Maryland style.
Shrimp Cocktail
Large chilled shrimp presented with cocktail sauce and lemon... an all-American classic.
Sauteed Scallops with Lobster Sauce
Served on steamed spinach with creamy lobster sauce.
Grilled Artichoke
Served with mustard sherry dressing.
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Heirloom tomato, bocconchini mozzarella, avocado, basil, green olive oil infusion and balsamic vinegar glaze.
Duck Confit Salad
Baby mixed‏ greens, caramelized walnuts with raspberry dressing.
Caesar Salad
A classic. . . crisp romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and croutons, finished with Caesar dressing.
Dining Car Salad
Romaine lettuce with an assortment of the freshest garden vegetables and garlic oil and wine vinegar dressing.
Mixed Green Salad
With garlic oil and wine vinegar dressing.
LATE NIGHT‏
Late night prices served from 11pm to 6am at both locations
12.95
Eggs Sardou
Artichoke bottoms over creamed spinach, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce
18.95
Filet and Eggs
Tender filet mignon and free range eggs. Served with muffins or toast, choice of lyonnaise potatoes, sliced tomato or cottage cheese
12.95
Eggs Benedict
Grilled Canadian bacon on toasted English muffin halves, topped with free range poached eggs and elegantly crowned with hollandaise sauce
12.95
Huevos Rancheros
Spanish sauce highlights this traditional favorite of corn tortillas topped with two eggs, accented with fresh avocado and cotija cheese
13.95
Build Your Own Omelette
Build your own two item omelette
12.95
Joe's Special
Stir-fry with your choice of dining car sausage or hamburger, along with onions, spinach and egg. Served with muffins or toast and choice of lyonnaise potatoes, sliced tomato or cottage cheese
9.95
French Toast
With fruit and boysenberry syrup
12.95
Blueberry or Banana/Pecan Pancakes
With fruit
12.95
Chicken Panini
Assortment of grilled vegetables, grilled chicken breast with garlic mayonnaise
DESSERTS
Chocolate Soufflé
Our specialty dessert... warm, velvety chocolate topped with whipped cream. Please allow 20-minutes for preparation
Strawberry Short Cake
With organic‏ fresh cream
Apple Tart Tatin
Warm golden apples on a buttery flaky crust with caramel ice cream
Pecan Pie
Vanilla sauce with caramel pecan ice cream or vanilla bean ice cream
Vanilla Crème Brûlée
Luscious vanilla flavored custard topped with caramelized sugar crust
Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae
Vanilla bean ice cream with hot fudge, caramelized walnuts, whipped cream and our homemade chocolate brownie
Dining Car Cheesecake
Rich creamy cheesecake with a pure butter shortbread cookie crust and sweet raspberry puree
Tiramisu
Tiramisu cake with coffee sauce
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Open 24 hours, this is a real late night treat. Finally had a meal here and it was awesome. Pancakes at midnight? Yessiree!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank themblues
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Gotta say I dont eat burgers much any more. Last week, after some lunch hour haggling with some youngsters, I suggested this place. And away we went. I have to say I haven't enjoyed a burger so much in ten years. Amazing service. Ambitious plans...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 510kerryg
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I wanted to enjoy our first night together in LA having dinner at a grassroots downtown restaurant; PDC didn’t fail. The quality of the food is exceptional, we enjoyed roasted vegetables and mushroom risotto accompanied by a cheeky Cabernet which were all...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Adrian2016Traveller
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

My email was chosen during an promotion in honor of the PDC being in business for 98 years plus the start of baseball season. The food and service was phenomenal!! It’s also cool to know that the restaurant was in the movie Training Day with...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank LTanya16
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

It’s so lovely to go to breakfast and be served by lovely gentleman in tuxedos with wonderful attentive service. And, the food was delicious. There were five of us ladies and four ordered eggs Benedict. One an omelette that she remarked was the best. Not...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Can you imagine a gourmet white tablecloth restaurant downtown Los Angeles that is open 24 hours. True! And such a cool luxury environment in train cars!!! The only weird thing is not having wine with your steak at 4:00 am because California bureaucrats thinks that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed December 28, 2018

I have been eating at The Pacific Dining Car for over 30 years. I've always looked forward to enjoy a great meal and equally great service. No matter what time of the day, midnight, 4:00am, breakfast, lunch.... I always left happy. Except for the last...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed November 28, 2018

I just finished eating lunch here and decided to see if the hamburger was worth the $39 price tag. By the way, it comes with plain fries and two sliced tomatos and two leaves of butter lettuce. You can choose the cheese you want, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Very expensive...Had the steak and lobster...steak was ok...lobster tail was over cooked. Drinks were good

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paradise203597
Reviewed October 7, 2018

From the outside you see a train car, inside it is magically transformed with white linens, beautiful paintings and velvet. The prices are high, but the food was delicious. We had a tantalizing "baseball" steak, mushroom risotto that sent your taste buds to light fantastic,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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SLODER
February 17, 2018|
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Response from RogueMadraDubh | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website and they have a club called the 1921 Club that offers perks.
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riverrat47
November 8, 2017|
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This restaurant is pricey and why we only go on special occasions. I usually get the Ribeye smothered in mushrooms which is about $75 then the awesome bake potato is a $15 side. The Mac & Cheese is an incredible side dish as... More
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riverrat47
November 8, 2017|
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Response from Bill-Beaumont | Reviewed this property |
Please read the Zagat review. Expensive, but worth it as a "treat".
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