Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917

4.8
499 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Farm-to-table, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Tuesday- Saturday: 11AM-2:30PM
Dinner:
Thursday- Saturday: 5PM-8PM
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Phone number
(310) 527-0917
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Matt Lee
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Catering
917 Restaurant exclusive catering company. Please contact Elizabeth Wallmark for all catering inquiries at 770-290-7250, external.elizabeth.wallmark@porsche.us
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
405 Freeway Exit Main Street
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is available at Porsche Experience Center
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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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 499 People Are Saying
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RM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the 917! I, as well as my co-workers, have brought numerous clients here . Amazing food and great service! The 917 never fails.

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LO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is the 2nd. time we dine in this place. The first time was fabulous but this time not so much. The service was great. The food a little disappointing, we ordered the oysters which were great, but then we ordered one of the starts in the menu, the tomahawk steak medium red and it came almost disgusting raw, they took it back and cooked it a little bit more but still, you could feel the meat was not hot inside so it wasn't cooked properly and the juices were still blood, not delicious juices at all. It was kind of disgusting so we decided to take it home to cook it better. We may not go back after this.

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JN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and view! Neat experience

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MP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

After Disneyland, the Porsche Experience Center could be the happiest place on earth. Great food, great cars, great track...great experience! I’ll return to dine, drive cars and shop at the Porsche store.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great meal. Ended buying a car I didn’t need, so it was a regular Wednesday for me.

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m
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't think the employees "work" because they all enjoy what they're doing.
Everyone was so courteous and helpful. We wanted for nothing.
The food was exceptional. We had the scallops and short ribs, both done to perfection.
Truly is an experience.

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KN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location overlooking the Porsche Experience racetrack. Beautiful restaurant with excellent service and food. A must for any event or occasion.

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! I was amazed by the ambiance and food at the Restaurant 917! Wonderful customer service from everyone including the front desk security! There was a server there for his first night (Nestor?) on the job and he KILLED IT! He did an incredible job by being attentive and making sure we were satisfied with all of our needs. I would recommend this place to my clients and friends in the LA area. I will be back again during the day for lunch. Food was delicious and well-prepared. Thank you for the experience!

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E
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always excellent and the food is great. Cocktails are on point and there is a corkage fee if you bring your own wine.

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S
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic experience! We love this place

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T
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy going to this restaurant. The last time we went was for the PECLA anniversary parade. We participated and thought that going to the restaurant for brunch was a must. And always glad we went.
Great tasting food and presentation, elegant restaurant. I’m big with restroom cleanliness and the restroom was clean and elegant with a huge fresh flower bouquet. The attention to details from food to place is superb!

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G
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of a kind experience with a wow factor. Fine Dine Porsche Style- love it. Highly recommended!

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JM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a unique setting on the Porsche track with a great view. Will definitely be back!

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T
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place that many don't know about. A new regular higher end lunch place.

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AN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a dinner with friends to celebrate a couple birthdays. The food was very good, well thought out and expensive, but you get what you pay for. IT.WAS.WORTH.EVERY.PENNY.
Good ambiance, quiet. Next time I'll try to get there earlier to actually watch people on the track.

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CK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Expensive but nice after doing the driving experience. Burger was good other entre was very small and I never found the meat that was supposed to be in it.

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HD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice views of the track. Better food. Cauliflower Romanesco beautifully presented & quite tasty.

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food and service ever! Awesome chefs, great food and presentation and awesome waiters!

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a
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I changed my reservation several times and they were always understanding and accommodating. This was my first time for dinner, as well as for a business meeting, and the tasting menu was perfect for the occasion. It’s actually quite a bit of food even though the servings appear small.

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice surprise to find a fine dining spot close to the Southbay! Each dish we had was amazingly delicious! Will be recommending this to all our friends and colleagues. They even have a happy hour. My wife and I will surely be back with friends.

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DB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was worth every penny! I had wild salmon, it was fresh and melted in my mouth kinda dish! My goat cheese cremeux for desert was out of this world delicious!! Our server, and all those who attended to our needs were A+++ in our book.
Had definitely shared the experienced with family and friends and on FB already but for sure will be back soon.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

917 is a new, upscale restaurant with an sophisticated yet professional vibe. View is of the track where you can watch drivers try their skills navigating with a variety of porsches at varying costs. We settled for the simulator which was fun, and got to practice our driving/racing skills. 30 minutes was long enough for us but, you could go for an hour. Racing against other people makes it more challenging.

The lunch was really great. We all had the pork chop which was cooked just right and was delicious. I would definitely come back for this meal and to try some of the other ones that looked interesting. Our waiter was wonderfully attentive.

We would absolutely return!

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EK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a Kobe burger and wife had scallops for lunch. The experience was pleasant and food was excellent.

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a
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful and delicious food. Their customer service is amazing and the staff is very knowledgeable.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great place to bring your husband for a birthday lunch

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Total pleasure, Ben is just the best!! He really enjoys what he is doing.
Food is exquisite!! Looks and taste fantastic like a work of art.
I took someone there for the first time and they were not disappointed.
Will be back. What an experience.

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AC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views of the Porsche Track....watching gorgeous cars :)

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CG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place, amazing food, and butter was shaped like a Porsche 917. We absolutely recommend this place for the food, the ambience (romantic) and excellent wine choices and cocktails.

We went on the night of game 7 of the Dodger/Brewers battle to go to the 2018 series. A couple of times we asked Ben about the game's progress and he was so accommodating. Wait, it get's better. Ben brought over complimentary mini champagnes and whispered that the Dodgers were going to the World Series.

Did I mention that Ben has exquisite manners and was super attentive without hovering? Ben made a memorable evening at a memorable restaurant that much more special. We're fans of Restaurant 917 and fans of Ben!

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LO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really unique menu farm to table menu selections that change often. Very good food and beautiful presentations - great service! Very enjoyable.

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OB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Dinner was great! Service in restaurant was wonderful. Just 2 tables of people when we went. We Read about happy hour. Very disappointed! Happy hour is in a cafe with cocktails in a can. Server looked unkept and unhappy to be st work. We went to sit at a table and it was dirty. For such a high end business I was sad!

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NO
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for having the table ready for us, she was thrilled with the time we spent and the view of the on track activities. Also thank you for the Happy Birthday treat that really made her day!

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PC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really good. We could tell the chef, Matt Lee and his team cooked it with their hearts! My friends and I appreciated it very much!

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N
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience from entering the building to leaving. Awesome restaurant ambience as well, and they went out of their way to make me comfortable as a single. Not to mention the food was outstanding.

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DY
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kobe burgers were delicious and the servers attended to all the details. Special mention: the Porsche-shaped butter was awesome!!!

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m
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has everything in the car lover especially a Porsche car lover could want. Excellent service, inventive cuisine, and the chance to watch PORSCHE is run around the track. Perfect for lunch, dinner is much more a dining experience.

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Y
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the sea scallops and they were so soft and tasted beautifully as how the plate looked. Came here with my boyfriend and his mother. They loved the food and ambiance as well. Great service. P.S. Take a picture of their butter!

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a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for lunch with coworkers who loved being able to watch the cars while eating. Would definitely come back again. Food is excellent quality, and not as expensive as one might think.

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R
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service as well as the food as beyond expectations. It’s was also very interesting to watch the cars race around the tracks. Good overall experience!

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MC
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are into Porsche, a great place. The presentation is wonderful as is the taste.

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RB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and a great view of the track. The food was prepared to perfection and the staff was very accommodating. Great way to spend the evening relaxing.

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