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Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917, Carson, CA

Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917

4.8
4.8
1347 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles is a cash-free establishment. Guests visiting Restaurant 917 or Speedster Café are welcome to use their AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa card.

Located on the second level of the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles, with stunning views of the driver development track, Restaurant 917’s sleek and modern setting echoes Porsche’s world-class design aesthetic. The name and decor were inspired by the legendary 917 race car, which gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971.

Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917’s refined yet approachable seasonal menu is composed of ingredient-driven dishes that merge diverse flavors, inventive techniques and playful compositions. A unique fine-dining experience worthy of a special trip or serving as the perfect finish to an adrenalin-packed day, it is also an unforgettable venue for special celebrations and meetings.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 527-0917
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Matt Lee
  • Catering
    917 Restaurant exclusive catering company. Please contact Jeff Smith for all catering inquiries at 770-290-7276, jeff.smith@cafebonappetit.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Le Mans Private Dining Room overlooks our driving track and includes a private balcony. Our full restaurant buyouts can accommodate groups up to 100 guests for receptions or seated events. Add a demonstration lap in a Porsche 911 GT3 or an hour in our sim lab to elevate your event!
  • Private party contact
    Jeff Smith: (770) 290-7276
  • Neighborhood
    Torrance / Carson
  • Cross street
    405 Freeway Exit Main Street
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking is available at Porsche Experience Center
  • Entertainment
    Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles offers a wide range of unforgettable driving courses. Driving enthusiasts can sign up for sessions with highly trained Porsche driving consultants, while new drivers can enroll in programs that teach technique for navigating today's challenging roadways. Each Porsche Driving Experience offers one-to-one instruction. We can tailor your 60 minutes to your exact requirements, whether you are looking to try out the four wheel drive system on the latest Porsche 911 or get a better understanding of car control in the Boxster on our unique low friction surfaces.The Porsche Driving Experience isn't just for adults - special programs for kids will ensure that even young enthusiasts get an early start in the art of automobile appreciation. Facilities, including track access, dining and conference spaces, will also be open to car clubs, corporate clients, and other special groups.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,347 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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1,347 Reviews
  1. Griff

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we arrived, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Our server was fantastic and the Gem salad was AMAZING. My husband couldn't get enough of the burger. He worked up his appetite after his driving experience, which was well worth the money.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience over all servers are so nice and make sure to take care of you so well! Already made more reservations!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing experience for both my Husband and I !! 10000% recommend food was amazing our server was outstanding !!!!

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  4. BrianG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing experience! If you are Porsche lover I would hands down recommend Restaurant 917! Food taste amazing

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! The drinks were amazing, I ordered the Citrus Pomegranate Mule. For food, I ordered the country style potato side and the steak frites. 10/10 the view was amazing as well.

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  6. JordanZ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great and the service was on point.

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  7. JordynP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my boyfriend here for a surprise date and it was an amazing experience. Staff was very kinda and attentive. We each got the three course special with a wine pairing for each dish and it was delicious! We made an early reservation and was able to have a window seat to enjoy watching others on the track.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was more than great, very attentive and Camille was on top of everything. The food was delicious!

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  9. AbigailN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went here for Valentine’s Day and we had a great experience. The food and service was excellent. Our server Valentina was very sweet and kept coming around to ask us if our food was OK or if we needed anything else. My husband ordered the Valentine prefix menu and everything on. It was really good. He got the apple and pear salad. The Chilean Seabass and I forgot what the dessert was, but it was a heart-shaped dessert that tasted like Ferrero Rocher. I started with the Hamachi Crudo and the bone marrow and for my entrée I got the pork chop all of it was amazing. Our whole experience was great being that my husband also loves cars so it was a very different dining experience for us. So I highly recommend this place.

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  10. laurae

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience and the food was amazing. Highly recommend!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my husband‘s birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was above and beyond what we expected the service was great and the ambience was perfect. He loved every moment.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    was good experience definitely coming back soon !!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My boyfriend really liked the duck confit- he said it was very flavorful. I had the salmon and it was excellent: very soft with crispy skin and it paired well with the risotto.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. Staff was polite and very helpful.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything of this place! Food and service was amazing. Although I did ask for window seating in the note we didn’t get it but it was fine you’re able to see from most seating.

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  16. Patricia

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My boyfriend and I ordered the spanish octopus, steak tartare, sea scallops, and hangar steak. Food was very delicious and well-prepared. Pricing was reasonable for the food we ordered. We had the pleasure of sitting right near the window so we had a great view of all the driving cars. I had a mocktail - Matcha Mint Margarita - and it was AMAZING! Just the right sweetness. Only downside was that the service was extremely slow, and it didn't seem outrageously busy enough for bad service. Our waiter took a while to come back to ask us if we were ready to order and it also took a while for them to notice that we were done and ready for the bill. We had to flag down the waiter. Overall, good experience!

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  17. VirginieG

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I wanted to put 5 stars but the host was rude . Not welcome us enough . He should not do his job if he doesn t enjoy it . Food was excellent . Service I only put 1 * because the only thing the server had to remember was to put the caramelized onions on the side for my daughter s burger . But he din t . I pay $150 for 2 for lunch I think you should get the onions on the side . The all experience will be excellent if the host actually like his job and the server put the order correctly on the computer. But the view and the contest was amazing . But not sure if I will come back just because the host who was not welcoming us like he suppose too. The 1 st impression is so important .

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter gave us excellent service. Food arrived, just as it was ordered. He answered our questions about new items on menu since we last dined there.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience!!!! I brought my Queen here for her birthday and she was just in awe. She enjoyed the service, the food, the view, the Porsches, and the atmosphere of the restaurant. When we arrived we were greeted by the gentleman who was very polite and made us feel welcomed. The waiter gave us delicious recommendations because we felt conflicted on what to order since it was our first time there, so when we got our food we devoured it. From the bread to the main course to the dessert, it was just MMMM CHEFS KISS. My girl left satisfied with a big smile on her face, so that made my day. Thanks everyone. I’ll definitely be back again and highly recommend to any car enthusiasts/couples if you’re reading this. Oh and the banana cake bites were so tasty ima need a recipe or something because lorddddd it’s good

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked the reservation three months ago and requested window seating (party of 2) and our Anniversary in the special notes section. I was almost going to call the day before to confirm that part about the window so we could watch the cars outside. When we got there 10 minutes early, the host was nice but said if we wanted window seats we’d have to wait 30-40 minutes. 🫠 I could’ve made a bigger deal about it but I didn’t want to ruin the experience for my bf at all. Also we were hungry lol and still got to look outside in the balcony together afterwards. We had a great waitress Valentina who brought us mini desserts at the end. Bartender was nice too.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very uncomfortable experience with the hostess about my reservations , I read that they give you a 20 minute grace time , I was coming down from San Diego , we got there at 2:15 the hostess proceeded to Lecture me about my arrival time and when I told him I was coming from San Diego he said “oh knowing that you come from San Diego you got here late? “Then I proceeded to explain to him. I had work in the morning and he said , “oh why would you schedule a reservation?When you know you have work “mind you I can reserve whenever. I feel like it and I worked in the morning. At this point he made me feel very iffy about even eating there because I was feeling like he was rushing me. he also told us we only had like 15 min to order , We did not know that the kitchen closes at 2:30 so I was confused about why would they let me reserve at 2 PM when the kitchen closes at 2:30 , 30 minutes it’s not enough time to have a drink and eat some food and watch the cars drive around we got sat down we noticed that the waiters we’re very busy however, they were very kind and very attentive The pretzel with the butter was very delicious the wagyu beef, burger was a little salty. Overall it was nice experience, but that hostess made me feel like I just wasted my time reserving at this place,

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  22. Peter

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you or someone you know loves racing or cars in general this is a perfect lunch spot.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and myself had such a great experience at restaurant 917 it was better than expected! My husband loved it we will definitely be back the service was amazing! The food was awesome drinks delicious!

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  24. mattm

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the view of the race track and the bread and butter that are shaped like a 911 Porsche.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone from the time you entered the door of Porsche was friendly and kind. Our waiter was as extremely patient. One of the people in my party is chronically late, and of course showed up 1/2 hour late. We delayed ordering to wait for her. Never once was our waiter impatient or made us feel like we were holding up his table. All of our orders came out exactly as ordered and everyone enjoyed their meals and cocktails! I can’t say I’d return, because it is definitely pricey; however, it was an awesome dining experience!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a unique dining experience! Definitely recommend!

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  27. RebeccaV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and delicious, staff took care of our every need. Being able to watch the cars go by on the course was fun. Great ambiance.

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  28. RhandyS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stellar experience every single time. I schedule 90% of my business lunches there. The staff is amazing, the food is amazing, watching the cars is so fun! Thank you guys for being so warm and welcoming all the time!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked reservations months prior, and absolutely loved the experience. Will definitely be back + have some family members who booked. Vibe, food, location was 10/10

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice views and experience… service was on point , family oriented and great for day dates

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and got lucky with a window table! Best way to spend a birthday.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my brother for his birthday & he loved it. Super awesome experience for the both of us. The food was really good. I was recommend the steak, it was delicious. Let’s not forget the lychee margarita…it was a plus. Server & staff were very welcoming. I will definitely come back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed my experience at the Restaurant. I took my husband for his birthday on the driving experience, but the restaurant wasn’t available in October, so we had to come back in January. It was worth the wait. My salmon was delicious and his burger was delicious as well.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spent over three hours at the restaurant, and the service and food were amazing. Never felt rushed to leave and the ambience is excellent. This venue exceeded my expectations.

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  35. Tristan

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The hangar steak was perfectly cooked and presented well.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been waiting to try this place since May! Reservations took forever to finally get but the three month wait was absolutely worth it! My boyfriend is a big Porsche enthusiast and we had an amazing experience eating lunch while watching the cars drive and drift around the track. The Porsche butter and pretzel bread was super tasty and we both ordered the pappardelle pasta. Our sweet server advised us that it had a bit of a kick from the spicy sausage but it wasn’t super strong and delicious! They even brought out bite sized banana cakes for our anniversary which were delightful. Our server was lovely, the atmosphere was great, food was delicious (and surprisingly affordable) and our overall experience was amazing! After our meal we watched the cars on their outside terrace and toured around their small shop and display cars on the first floor. Can’t wait to come back and check out the track next time.

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  37. JanethP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cool experience! Service was great! I did not get to taste their food did have some drinks they were very good. I would definitely come back and would recommend to people

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my fiancé here for an early birthday lunch. He loved it and honestly so did I. We both loved the cars and the store inside.

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  39. KeishaS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to experience. The food was tasty and service was exceptional.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would recommend! Very nice and food was good and the view is pretty cool!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917 is rated 4.8 stars by 1347 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917

19800 South Main St, Carson, CA 90745

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    405 Freeway Exit Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    Torrance / Carson
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking is available at Porsche Experience Center
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matt Lee
  • Entertainment
    Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles offers a wide range of unforgettable driving courses. Driving enthusiasts can sign up for sessions with highly trained Porsche driving consultants, while new drivers can enroll in programs that teach technique for navigating today's challenging roadways. Each Porsche Driving Experience offers one-to-one instruction. We can tailor your 60 minutes to your exact requirements, whether you are looking to try out the four wheel drive system on the latest Porsche 911 or get a better understanding of car control in the Boxster on our unique low friction surfaces.The Porsche Driving Experience isn't just for adults - special programs for kids will ensure that even young enthusiasts get an early start in the art of automobile appreciation. Facilities, including track access, dining and conference spaces, will also be open to car clubs, corporate clients, and other special groups.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (310) 527-0917
  • Catering
    917 Restaurant exclusive catering company. Please contact Jeff Smith for all catering inquiries at 770-290-7276, jeff.smith@cafebonappetit.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Le Mans Private Dining Room overlooks our driving track and includes a private balcony. Our full restaurant buyouts can accommodate groups up to 100 guests for receptions or seated events. Add a demonstration lap in a Porsche 911 GT3 or an hour in our sim lab to elevate your event!
  • Private party contact
    Jeff Smith: (770) 290-7276
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