Cafe Pacific at Trump National Golf Club

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962 reviews
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Contemporary American
Café Pacific at Trump National Golf Club is the premiere dining destination in Los Angeles. Located on the bluffs of Rancho Palos Verdes, we provide world-class California Cuisine complemented by stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Offering “the finest dining in Los Angeles” according to The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, our seasonal menus offer such variety as fresh seafood, wood-fired steaks, and fragrant pasta and vegetable dishes. And finally, to complete your culinary experience, our Sommelier has compiled the finest wine list in Southern California and our Pastry Chef provides the perfect, delectable final touch. Come enjoy the cuisine, service, casual elegance, and ambiance that have cemented the Trump brand as the foremost luxury experience in the world.
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C
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live music. A guitarist playing classics it is a nice touch.

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BC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Service, Food and Drinks. The atmosphere was classic and fun. From the entry to all of the employees encountered a professional atmosphere. We would reccomend to anyone and if we visit this part of the country again we will definately part take in a meal.

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S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant to enjoy brunch on Sunday with amazing food. The following are especially delicious -
1) Prime Rib / Meat of the day
2) Sushi / Sashimi (high quality)
3) Even salad!

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S
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely room and excellent dinner. I was sent an email that stated our $400 dinner would not receive 100 points from OpenTable. What? Why?

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D
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Second time here. Food and view was great. Calendar said there would be musicians as there was the previous time there. However, there were no musicians. Swordfish was a little bland but other parts of meal were tasty. Were given dessert pastries on the house.

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R
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service Vanessa was perfect waitress There when we needed, not hovering over us

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Christmas Dinner

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PL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new chef does an outstanding job. The porterhouse steak was perfectly cooked. The service was outstanding as usual which makes any celebration special.

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OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, view and service were wonderful. The food was disappointing.

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DM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We usually have a great dinner and great service st Cafe Pacific. Unfortunately not this time. Our waitress was tending to two big tables and was very inattentive. Thank goodness the wonderful sommelier stepped in to help. New menu is also nice change. Shrimp cocktail and wedge salad were great to start with, but unfortunately our filets were tough. The deconstructed Apple pie was just weird.

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LO
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic dinner but it is on the expensive side.

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JJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good service location and food.

Prices are relatively high.

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DD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from start to finish. The only complaint was the lobster pot pie tasted grainy.

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LG
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Thursday night prefix 4-course dinner with wine pairing for $68. The wines were very well chosen to match each course. It was a beautiful drive there, watching the sunset as we dined. Good food +good wine + excellent service = a wonderful dinner date for my husband & I.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and oh! what a beautiful view!! Why would you go anywhere else?

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GO
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

This is one of my favorite dining spots, but ... Something was very wrong this time. One of my favorite meals for lunch is mussels and a side of frites ( French fries )... and I have had that here several times, end it was always heavenly. But... this time the dish was mussels and clams, which would’ve still been OK except many of the mussels were closed ( meaning they were dead before they were placed in the pot... and Closed shells should have been removed before the dish left the kitchen ...and ... The frites were just plain awful ... soggy, skins on, etc.., McDonald’s fries are far better than these (Whereas, the last time I had them here, they were shoestring style, crispy on the outside and warm and fluffy on the inside ... really beautiful )... My husband had a big bowl of clam chowder that was too thick... not the lovely brothy style that it was before... My two guests at the table had never been to the Pacific Café before, so they didn’t know the difference , and I didn’t want to tell them how disappointed I was ... Even the level of service was off… More Ike a coffee shop than the impeccable attentive service I’m accustomed to here.., Needless to say, my meal was grossly overpriced for the quality ... However... i’m still recommending this restaurant, because maybe this was just a bad day...

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P
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never ever been disappointed for the several dinners & numerous Sunday brunches that my wife & I have enjoyed with friends & guests we Brin from out of town.

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JA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was terrific. There was only one other table with customers while we were there. Don't understand why.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always spot on. This is becoming my "go to" place. Best place on the hill.

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Z
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was awesome. Both the head server and our server were great. Got a half bottle of Trump Chardonnay that was bad. They brought us a whole bottle and apologized immediately. The food was good, salmon was fresh and perfectly cooked. It was our 50th anniversary and they brought us a nice dessert. The only thing I think was too bad, because it really was a lovely evening, was the table for 2 was way too small. Had asked for a window seat but did not give us one, was for four or more. On the whole it was a success for our anniversary.

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OT
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So beautiful and wonderful to enjoy the beautiful view!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Wine dinner - service was great - wines were good - basic - not real special - food was average - previous French chef was much better. Beautiful evening and location, but very quiet for dinner. Chef will have to take it up a notch for me to come back.

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L
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, food, and service. Worth a drive for any special occasion.

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Dined here many times. Food well prepared, beautifully presented. Excellent experience all around.

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JF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

Our waiter, Alejandro, flat out lied to us. My GF wanted salmon on her mixed green salad, $16. Our waiter said he thought adding the salmon would increase the cost of the salad by $3-4, but he would check with the chef and get back to us. He never did. Next thing we know, our food arrived and our waiter said he had "good news"-- my girlfriend's order would "only" cost us $34--an $18 increase over our original order!(and the price of the grilled salmon entrée)
In addition, the French fries on my order were burned and inedible.
Luckily, Santiago's manager, Corinne, comped our meal. But, I have to wonder, is this "bait and switch" tactic a usual practice? Were the staff just playing good-waiter, bad-waiter roles? I should mention that both me and my GF voted for Trump, so this is not an anti-Trump review.

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R
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food and service were excellent. I'm on the Atkins Diet, so there were plenty of protein items to choose from at the buffet. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a great view.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time. Great place to catch up with old friends!

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PB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and the service was great. The Chilean sea bass was also special.

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T
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We will not be returning anytime soon, even though we had been loyal to the restaurant for many years!!! The new Chef needs to correct and work on his people skills!!! He apparently does not know the basic fact of pleasing your guests!!! Sadly, business will suffer if he does not learn this basic fact!!!

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PL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Been there before it was great, this last time I had a beef dip sandwich, would never order it again.

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C
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining room is magnificent, the view is great. Staff was extremely friendly and efficient. Food was delicious although the menu items are quite pricey. Great for a special occasion. Table by the fireplace on winter evenings is wonderful.

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MV
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

This use to be a fine dining experience, but something has happened. I think it’s become a stop on the list of people wanting to experience “Trump.” There are folks walking around in t-shirts and shorts taking pictures of themselves, and taking full advantage of “open to the public.” Whatever happened to a “dress code” or appropriate attire. Something tells me that this is not happening at other Trump owned golf clubs in the east.

Then on this occasion, there were kids everywhere. I kid you not, a kids table of 10-12, not so well behaved part of a larger party, a family of very well behaved children, a baby in a stroller doing what babies do, loudly, and another young man doing, again what a ten year old boy does. Seriously, it was like being in a Denny’s on Friday night, and paying $300 for it.

For us, relative regulars, it’s really disappointing. I miss my old attentive, relaxing upscale experience.

But the new menu was good. They are understaffed, so service is no longer five star, even if we still love our server. Seems the new executive chef is snooty about substitutions. He’s going to need the learn the joys of working in an affluent neighborhood. We want what we want.

I guess I’m mourning our loss of “dress up date night go to place.” On to better places, bit farther away for now.

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CH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cafe Pacific is a very pleasant experience. It is not busy, attentive wait staff but they were changing the menu so our first choice was not available. Nice that it's complimentary valet service. Did spot someone else have afternoon tea and it looked lovely

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L
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous

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LG
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great value, and excellent service. We dined on Thursday evening and enjoyed the four-course prefix with wine pairing. It was our anniversary celebration and we enjoyed our dining experience very much.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ed, the manager, is always attentive and friendly

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KM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday lunch with 8 girlfriends. Trump

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall the best restaurant on the peninsula. We were looking for another great restaurant for special occasions. The view was also pretty spectacular. A definite 5 stars.

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D
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I often go to Trump's to eat. The bar service was the worst that I have had there. We actually went to the bar and asked for our drinks twice. Something has changed. The place was not full.
On a positive note the food and ambiance was super.

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HV
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to Cafe Pacific for a birthday celebration. Beautiful drive along the coast of the Palos Verde Peninsula. Before dinner, took a pleasant walk on a path to the water's edge. The location is spectacular: great view of the fairway, ocean, and Catalina Island. Requested and got a window view. Gorgeous sunset sky. Quiet atmosphere. Service by our waiter was *outstanding*; very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Small disappointment that the foie gras was taken off the menu. Definitely exceeded expectations overall, and well worth the visit. Will visit again for afternoon tea and/or Sunday brunch.

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