Pacific Dining Car
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As far as most people can remember, Pacific Dining Car has not closed since 1921. There were, however, a few hours during the ’90s, in the midst of the L.A. Riots, when they did lock the front door. This particular door offers a unique transition from gritty Sixth Street into a dignified world of mahogany and velvet.
There are several menus from which one can choose, depending on what time one arrives. The dinner menu, which concentrates on beef, fish and anything carnivorous, runs 24 hours. A more affordable breakfast menu ($15 for two eggs and sausage) is also served 24 hours a day.
Before delving into the food, I would be remiss not to mention the skill of their bartending staff. So very few places even know of the iconic Bellini Champagne cocktail, and to know a bartender who can pull it off is just one reason to visit. The gin martinis ($12) are perfect, utterly cold and with a slight bite. If going for the bar, arrive before 1am, as sometimes the Maitre D’ attempts to shoo people out and into the dining room as early as 1:12.
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