Pacific Dining Car. How is it?
- Baron Mar 22, 2014 06:38 PM
I'm venturing downtown tomorrow and considering paying a visit to the Pacific Dining Car. Havn't been in years. Anyone been recently? Opinions appreciated. Thanks.
What is it you are looking for?
I like PDC as an inconspicuous meeting spot, with those nic deep, partially secluded booths. I also like it because I can basically get whatever I want on their menu 24/7.
That said, it's not a food destination esp. in DTLA these days with new and interesting places popping up like zits on a teenager's face the night before the prom.
One of my favorite place for brunch. Great service, cool space, tasty food. Order their divine coffee, read a free paper, and look over the menu. My best recs are either the truffled eggs or the eggs benedict with hollandaise and marchan de vin sauce. Drooling...
Also, you wouldn't be slumming if you got the STEAKANDEGGS. Make sure you get a big booth.
I've had their prime rib - not great. Lawry's or The Palm are much, much better.
I only go when I'm desperately hungry, too lazy to cook, usually drunk or hungover. In other words, mentally incapacitated to some degree. But when I have my wits about me, they'll take me to pretty much any place but the PDC. Good place to go to not been seen. So if you're hanging with someone you're ashamed to be seen with - PDC is a good place to play hide and eat.
I think yogachik hits the nail on the head. Had brunch in SM yesterday. Comfortable both, excellent service and food was delicious.
Perfectly cooked eggs and pancakes bursting with fresh blueberries.
But cmon, $10 for oj and $7 for coffee probably explains why there were maybe 10-12 people in the restaurant on Sunday at noon.
Wish I could understand their business model.
We went once, way back, because nothing else was open at 2:30AM.
Graciously, when we told them we were vegetarians,
instead of the usual SNEER, they outdid themselves to make us comfortable and satisfied. They made special
"veggie plates" for us that were delicious! That came with
great service and care. They rock!
The plates came with a lemony viniagrette, to be served on or as a dip with the steamed veggies; potato, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, zuke and fresh peas<----this was when the peas were MUCH harder to find here, plus a side salad.
Delicious, especially at 3 in the morning!