Los Angeles might just have the fanciest drunk food in the entire country — at least if the post-bar destination is Pacific Dining Car. The steakhouse opened back in 1921, and even though it’s an upscale restaurant, it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In this episode of Cult Following, host Serena Dai goes to the restaurant with certified Pacific Dining Car fan (and Dining on the Dime host) Lucas Peterson to see what makes it so special (besides a famous cameo in the movie Training Day, of course).
The old-school vibes of the restaurant and classic fine-dining service — at all hours of the night — draws an eclectic crowd. “I’m a Los Angeles guy,” says one of the restaurant’s regulars. “And this is, to me, the best it has to offer — and still is.” A crew ranging from young club-goers to international dealmakers can be spotted at Pacific Dining Car at 3 a.m., eating baseball steaks, Benedicts, and more.