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Pacific Dining Car


WHY For delicious, expensive steaks, satisfying, expensive breakfasts, 1920s elegance and food served 24 hours a day. Great for serious business meetings and gleeful middle-of-the-night splurges.

WHAT Dating to 1921, this added-upon former railroad dining car on the fringes of downtown is as beloved as Musso & Frank and even moreā€”but the food’s a lot better. Steaks are the specialty, and they’re terrific if someone else is buying; stick with breakfast if you’re buying. Note that the room temp is akin to a meat locker, so dress warmly. The Santa Monica branch is less noteworthy. Wednesday is free-corkage night.

WHO L.A.’s power brokers, writers trying to channel the ghost of Raymond Chandler (who ate here), the rich and elderly and, at 3 a.m., the young, drunk and bleary.

1310 W. 6th St., , 213.483.6000, pacificdiningcar.com. B, L & D 24 hours daily. MC, V, AE.
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