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Santa Monica CA: Pacific Dining Car

My friends Larry and Jim joined me for a wonderful evening at Pacific Dining Car in Santa Monica. I stumbled upon the original PDC in downtown LA many years ago and have always enjoyed both the food and the traditional steakhouse atmosphere. The Santa Monica version upholds the tradition. I found the service inside the restaurant to be very gracious; unfortunately the valet parking attendant was not at all helpful.

This is my ribeye steak. Although tasty, I wish that it had a bit more char on it. I believe that we carnivores should enjoy our meat-eating experiences and a bit of character on the surface of the steak is part of the enjoyment. We also ordered creamed spinach, a steakhouse favorite of mine that was very well executed. My personal highlight was the onion rings, which were delicately cut and coated with a very crispy crust.

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