Cafe Pacific at Trump National Golf Club

4.6
949 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Bar
Sun 3:00 pm–4:45 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 265-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Crisafulli
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Private party facilities
The Trump Room is available for parties and corporate events of 20 to 100 people. It is the most elegant room in the facility, with 14 carat gold trim, and a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. It is perfect for small celebrations, and offers privacy and elegance to any occasion!
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Private party contact
Louis Estrada: (310) 303-3218 ext. 218
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Trump National provides complimentary valet service for every guest, whether you are joining us for a round of golf or a quiet dinner. We also provide valet service for all weddings and special functions in our Grand Ballroom.
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Special events & promotions
Our monthly calendar has all events and special functions for the upcoming year.

Don't miss out on your amazing wine dinners, brunches or Daily specials.

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 949 People Are Saying
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LG
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
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
44 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
41 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
9 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
41 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
5 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
21 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
57 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
42 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous

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

Ed, the manager, is always attentive and friendly

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
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
76 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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LC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting; attentive service but not intrusive so you could pace your meal as you desired, excellent food!

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LK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. The delicious food, excellent service, elegant ambience and the beautiful ocean and golf course views make this a “must” on everyone’s favorite restaurant list. Perfect setting for a beautiful wedding, too.

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GO
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food, ambience, and service were superb. Our server, Anthony, spoiled us to the hilt. However, it was 5 PM on a Friday evening, and the noise from the bar was unbearable. (We like to dine in peace and quiet, which is one of the reasons I love this exquisite dining room) I did not deduct any stars from my five star rating because I should have realized there would be a noisy TGIF crowd.

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b
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always enjoy lunch or dinner.
wait staff is excellent, they take very good care of you.
cocktails are very nice.
Valet is superb!

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R
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view and great food.

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TH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Business breakfast. Great views and good value, with good menu selections. Also, parking is free.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was sub-par: chicken dish completely underwhelming, prime rib was the fattest cut of meat I have ever seen. Most unfortunate for my son, as it was the first time he had ever ordered prime rib. Very disappointing meal for our Easter dinner. :(

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C
Las Vegas
43 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptionally good! From the time we were seated until we left we couldn't have asked for a more pleasureable dining experience. Service and food were Wonderful!

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s
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Food was fabulous and the service outstanding! Our waiter made sure our cocktails were perfect, too!

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EG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location with excellent service and delicious food.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

They offer a fantastic deal with a Thursday wine dinner. it's a 4 course meal with 3 wine pairings. The menu sounds incredible and we were very excited. I love seafood but was very disappointed. The shellfish (Raw oysters - Mussels) were... gamy and fishy tasting/smelling. I expected super fresh with none of that bonus smells/taste. However, the chilean sea bass was great and the filet was good as well but they did not let you pick how you wanted the steak prepared (came out medium well - I prefer medium rare to rare).

If the seafood was fresh, this would have been an amazing deal and we would be coming back for more Thurdays but we will not be coming back.

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OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, great food, great place to have Valentine's meal.

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b
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, never disappointed. Service was fabulous (Jeff), valet is excellent, they always recognize you and the bartender, Joel is outstanding.

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