late night tip...

although the pacific dining car is well known for its above average steaks (at above average cost!), it is less known for it's great breakfast menu. located on 6th street, a couple blocks east of union, PDC isn't in a neighborhood that you'd want to get lost in, so for those of you who are directionally challenged, make sure you take someone who knows the lay of the land.
anyhow, my recommendations are as follows:

joe's special. - an exceptional marriage of eggs, sausage (homemade, i might add!), spinach, and onions. quite good. also available /w ham, i think.
roast beef hash - this is really good. bite sized pieces of prime rib mixed w/ onions, potatoes & other goodness, topped with a poached egg.
breakfast filet & eggs - the perfect "breakfast sized" filet accompanied by two eggs /w hashbrowns. (you can also subsitute tomatoes and/or cottage cheese for your hashbrowns, but then i'd probably laugh at you.)

there are numerous other items on the menu, and i've heard that they're pretty much all good, but these are the only things that i've tried.

each breakfast item is about $15 + tax & tip, so expect to pay $20 per person by the time you get out of there. (you'll want to tip nicely, because the service here is great!)

finally, i've saved the best for last. The Pacific Dining Car is open 24 hours a day! I believe they serve breakfast starting at 11 pm, but if you're arriving before 2 am, I would call first, just to be on the safe side. Dinner is quiet a bit more expensive (at least $50/pp), so getting stuck with only the dinner menu to choose from can become problematic...especially if you're trying to impress :).
here's a link to their website.


Blogger illewminator said...

great tip! haven't been there since the last time w/ the LEAP crew, but i need to go back soon -- i have a $50 gift certificate to PDC burning a hole in my wallet. i've been hesitant to go for dinner, because i know that certificate won't go too far, but i could buy breakfast for me and some other lucky soul!

1/12/2005 11:49 PM  
Blogger grant said...

well when you decide to go, don't forget the person who recommended it to you! =)

1/13/2005 11:42 AM  
Blogger VdV said...

Hey what about me? I really like PDC too! (Although I'm usually there for the "power network" breakfast meetings...

Would love to go just to grub out sometime! Count me in, too!

1/25/2005 8:39 PM  
Blogger J said...

how bout me? the unemployed! i'd be happy to accept any invitation to treat my unemployed a*s. :) Nah...I don't need fine dining...I'll just go low class until I get a paycheck...*sniff *sniff

1/31/2005 11:38 PM  

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