Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917

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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.
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DR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!!! It is so fun to drive from 11-12:30 and then be able to go up stairs to watch the 1 PM class drive around. When I win the lottery I will do this everyday.

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DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprise Anniversary Dinner for my Husband. We were too busy for him to do a test drive so I just made the reservation for us to have dinner. Hubby had the 4 course meal and I had the 3. Beautiful presentation and super yummy too. Our service was excellent and the ambiance was quite nice. My Hubby seemed to really enjoy watching the cars while we ate dinner.

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RG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eaten here twice and each time we are so pleased with the quality and presentation of the food. It is not an inexpensive choice for dining, and the menu is rather limited, but you can't beat the venue - watching folks on the track learning how to handle these high speed sports cars.
Recommend for a fun afternoon as there is a big display area with cars to look at (but not touch!), a spotless mechanic bay where they are working on actual race cars, and even a gift shop.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome setting awesome service and great food.

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a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was a bit slow, but the food was excellent as always.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Top notch food, great service, amazing setting

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 1

Except for the conversational level of noise, from other diners, which is really-really over the top, "917" is very special restaurant and one we frequent for special occasions and business meeting. The chef's ever-changing menu continues to impress. Truly a treat to discover anew what is being prepared for the day. All selections are worth the experience.
The facility's design scores a 10 of 10...however, the designers should have taken into account the element of sound reflection, becuz it is very, Very, VERY distracting and off putting.

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RB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised with the delicious food and outstanding service.
It was fun to watch track activity from our table.
My wife raved about her Citrus & Fennel salad and my Kobe burger was done to perfection.

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r
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine were very good and reasonably priced. Great Kobe burger :)

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CT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No better spot for a mid day meal.

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CB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and a fun experience watching the cars going around the track.

Can't wait to do it again.

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m
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful window table and watched all of the drivers attempting to conquer the educational course for PORSCHE drivers. Good service, great martinis and innovative cuisine.

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CT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable food and servers. The track is pretty amazing to watch while dining.

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CT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t change a thing! This was unreal. Order the octopus. You won’t be sorry!

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is excellent. Ben, Oliver, and Mary made the evening extra special!

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Venue is gorgeous! Open, sleek, modern interior. There are no tables with a “bad view”. Entire dining area overlooks the race tracks. Yet the food was less than impressive. Between a table a five, we ordered 7 dishes. Ranging from steak, scallops, spaghetti, burgers to soft shell crab, nothing was memorable. So 917 is definitely more of a one-time experience restaurant, wont be returning. At least not for the food.

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C
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and superb service. We had a wonderful time. Watching the drivers on the course was treat. Got excited about our turn.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as always.

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KC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to get a cocktail beer or wine after your driving experience. Food and service were top notch.

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CT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surrounded by Porsche and dining on some of the best food I’ve ever had. A great day.

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MS
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Significant improvement from the prior visit to this one. Front desk staff was very gracious and hospitable and attentive. They truly seemed to ensure we had a great lunch.
The food tasted delicious. The octopus was tender, the salmon well prepared and the chicken salad was well balanced. I hope they keep it up . A 5 star experience.

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great view and potentially induces a midlife crisis.

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GR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Star Wars themed May 4th brunch

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t
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Hamburger was over cooked. Octopus should have been more tender. Hard to get service. I pretty much had to hunt down a waitress to place an order after sitting around for 20 mins.

Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917
Responded on May 5, 2019

Hello, At Restaurant 917, we take your satisfaction very seriously. We are so sorry to hear that you didn't have a great experience dining with us--we thank you for taking the time to share your input, and will be sure to pass along your concerns with the rest of the team. We hope that you might give 917 another shot in the future, in which case we would love to have you back. Thank you again. Sincerely, The Team at Restaurant 917

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was wonderful as always. We really enjoyed the little Star Wars touches, they were tastefully placed around the restaurant and the menu offerings were delicious.

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JR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Experience great service great filet mignonette great pork chop kind of dry and tough. Would not get that next time. Had others on menu before w good results. Pretzel bread fabulous.

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JS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was really surprised how nice the experience was. I would go back anytime.

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L
Los Angeles
179 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a nice surprise of a find. Very nice tasty menu. Service was very attentive and friendly.

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CT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond great. Exceeded my expectations in every way!

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DG
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has outstanding food entrees and appetizers. Also enjoyed the cocktails with a racing theme. The museum of Porsche racing cars was fun to explore. Plan to come back for lunch while my husband does a few laps in a unique car for his birthday gift.

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CW
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We're regulars here. They have never disappointed us. Service is the most friendly and attentive in the South Bay. On this visit, Oysters on the half shell -- with the Chef's take on accompanying sauce -- were the stars.

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CT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to eat in this town! Cars racing outside and the best octopus I’ve ever had!

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CT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view, the food, the service, it was all beyond expectation. Everyone should experience this place!

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HJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch following the Porsche Driving Experience. It was the perfect ending to the morning. Friendly server, Mary, was fantastic. Everyone helped to make the day extra special. The food was fantastic. I had the flat iron steak, my husband had the burger and both were delicious. We will go again just for the view of the course and for the food. Excellent wine list and beer. Full bar. We saw some cocktails go by and those looked divine. Ambiance is lovely. Definitely a go to even if you are not doing the driving experience, you won’t be disappointed. Reservations are a good idea.

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JN
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved every moment of the dining experience....but unfortunately left the restaurant not on such a high note.
We were at the restaurant to celebrate a birthday - similar to the patrons seated around us. Only when we were reaching end of our lunch - did we see neighboring tables get a birthday treat. No acknowledgement at our table. Just left us feeling like we got the cold shoulder at the end.

suggestion: maybe having server ask if we are celebrating a particular occasion. We don't expect birthday treatments, but hard to not notice when seated next to two other tables in for the same occasion.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent. Desserts need a little help.

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MD
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic, worthy of a Michelin Star, the service on point and impeccably executed. The views great to the tract with an array of Porsche vehicles, what a treat. Thank you, i will return.

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BO
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a morning on the track, it is fabulous to share a gourmet meal overlooking the kick plate, road course, launch pad, icy mountain and slippery circle. A glass of Veuve Cliquot to accompany the delicious food is a perfect toast to the Moving Meditation at the Porsche Experience Center. Scallops, Beef Buger, Eggs Benedict and the rolls served with 917 Butter pats were scrumptious. Go, Drive, Eat, Drink! Enjoy!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dining experience, as always!

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P
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the Porsche experience. The 3 course a bit pricey for the small portions however the steaks were delicious. I will go again less the 3 course deal, perhaps lunch time.

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