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Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917, Carson, CA

Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917

4.8
4.8
1078 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 527-0917

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Lee

  • Catering

    917 Restaurant exclusive catering company. Please contact Breé Theriault for all catering inquiries at 770-290-7276, external.bree.theriault@porsche.us

  • 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

    Breé Theriault: (855) 279-6718

  • 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, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,078 people are saying

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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. CC

    CarlyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. And the service was fabulous. Manager even stopped by to recommend wine.
  2. LC

    LarryC

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Sirloin steak was not what I call tasty and was on the tough side, poor value for the $50 dollar charge. Wait staff was great and still a good experience although as the afternoon continued, it got on the noisy side!
  3. MW

    MitchW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible staff. A bit overpriced but I own two Porsches so I am used to it. And I am ok with paying too much to a point. Might not sound smart - but I’m on my 10th Porsche and I keep coming back for more.
  4. BH

    BrandyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my elderly and wheelchair bound father to experience the Porsche Center , given his past history and love of being and OG Porsche owner. Joanne, Nestor and MarK welcomed us with a warm welcome and offered services which added a great ambience and made our experience truly unforgettable! I was truly impressed and in awe! The Porsche center itself was awesome, from the dining experience to the showroom, and race track viewing . I definitely will be returning soon
  5. L

    Laubo

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique flavors and presentation. Everything was delicious. Waiters were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The whole experience was delightful.
  6. l

    lorenar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband for his Birthday and he loved it. Everyone was super nice and the food was delicious. We had the burger and the salmon and both were delicious. The bread was warm out of the oven. Would recommend.
  7. JM

    JenniferM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great lunch before doing the Porsche experience! Staff was great, food was great and so were the views!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Hailey was awesome All of the food was exceptional
  9. ES

    ElenaS

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a great experience,my nephew enjoyed the demo lap
  10. NS

    NancyS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! We are planning to host an event here! So excited.
  11. S

    Sloan

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service and food I have had in a very long time. I and my family were very impressed. Thank you!
  12. KR

    KimberlyR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to dine while checking out the rest of the venue. The food was delicious and our server was very sweet. A tad pricey but to be expected.
  13. t

    theyams

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was excellent, view of the driving course was great and the place was immaculate. Only down side was the prices were a bit high, but expected.
  14. S

    Scudrunner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whether you’re driving or just watching, 917 is a fantastic way to enjoy a meal and watch the cars on the circuit. Very helpful and courteous staff and a good menu as well
  15. JS

    JimS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is one-of-a-kind. A limited menu but totally unique. Be sure and ask for a window table. Hours are extremely limited open from 11:00-2:00. The view is of the Porsche Experience track. But oddly enough the instructors take a break from 12:00-2:00 so the window to view Porsches in action is quite short. Service is old school excellent. It is worth the visit just to see butter served to the table in the shape of 911’s. Not inexpensive but worth it.
  16. DP

    DavidP

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fun dining at 917 and watching the cars negotiation the racing circuit.
  17. S

    Sandy

    Los Angeles

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, creative diverse menu, exciting ambience.
  18. I

    Izawa

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants! I have been here almost 10 times now and each time I always have a great experience. I recently came for my birthday and was treated so well by all the staff as well as the manager. I received a nice birthday card and cake which made me feel very special. The food is always fantastic and everyone I bring here ends up loving it! If you are able to get a table by the window it is awesome watching all the cars go by. I have also tried their driving experience which was great. Overall great place to go for car enthusiasts or if you are celebrating a special occasion! Can't wait for my next visit.
  19. U

    Uopmissy

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great experience. We had a table for the back of the restaurant but one by the window opened so we were upgraded without even asking. The food was excellent. Our waiter checked on us often. It was a great day.
  20. b

    booboo

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service, but not many menu choices. Need to expand the list of appetizers. The cheese plate is decent, very skimpy on the cheese portions though & otherwise a very odd list of appetizers that don’t seem appealing. Food is usually excellent here, especially the burger and steak, but this time I went the steak was mostly fatty, which is unacceptable at $50 a plate. Desserts are all good, with the exception of the peach tart, which was just way too dry - maybe needs a little custard in there too, with way more peach added to recipe; the ice cream is good with the peach tart though, because you really need it with that dry tart. Even with this list of hiccups, it was still a very enjoyable lunch with watching the cars on the track, showroom cars selfies, etc
  21. S

    Steph

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When they say experience they aren't joking. Amazing sums it up. I have food allergies and they have a team member that is there to ensure your order is prepared for you without any issues. Food came out and it was presentation perfect and taste was incredible. Good job 917. With the lack of service worldwide you are top notch. We will be back for certain.
  22. o

    ocflash

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy the Porsche Experience the driving and then lunch. Great view of watching the Porsches go around the tracks. Highly recommended the 917 for a great lunch and dining experience.
  23. KM

    KatyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here and we were amazed with the service, food and quality that we encountered. We are definitely going to return.
  24. AQ

    AlisonQ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great venue to treat yourself, fun to see the cars on the track while you are eating. Small menu but excellent food and service. Room can be a little noisy.
  25. a

    andreat

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Gina! She was super sweet and funny made our lunch even more memorable.
  26. LC

    LucyC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, food was delicious and super friendly staff highly recommended this place
  27. JS

    JakeS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an incredible experience! We will be back very soon!
  28. RG

    RobertG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Casual atmosphere, high end service and great food.
  29. S

    Sandy

    Los Angeles

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, creative cuisine, wonderful service!!! A " gem" in the middle of a not -so-great- industrial area............... Fantastic experience always, great for business lunches!
  30. DC

    DomC

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food preparation and menu continues to impress
  31. DC

    DouglasC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and accommodating staff! Great food ! We will be back for sure
  32. R

    Rudi

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great service & Porsches…there is no substitute !
  33. RM

    RobertM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere. Friendly staff.
  34. BB

    BobB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It's a must if you visit PELA, burgers are very tasty and view of the track is a nice bonus.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation stop- we are from Ohio
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I want to give a special thank you to Restaurant 917 and Oliver for the service today.
  37. SC

    SoCalGirl

    Orlando

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very impressed with the quality of food, presentation and our waiter, Ivan, was amazing and just blew us away. Ivan was pleasant and knowledgeable of not only the food and drinks menu but of the facility itself. We trusted his recommendations and he was spot on. Will definitely be back. We had the octopus (perfectly cooked but if you are a pescatarian please note that it comes with fried pork skins - can be removed ), the 917 hamburger and the strawberry, tomato and feta salad. The Porsche butter pats are adorable and went well with the pretzel bread rolls. The portions were unexpectedly large but they did not forgo quality for quantity. Very cool to watch the Porsches racing by. It was our anniversary so we were presented with a little "Congratulations" chocolate dessert. Nice touch there.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding! Our waitress Gina was most attentive and personable. I look forward to coming back soon!
  39. c

    cindyr

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely wonderful time and experience. The 917 burger was outstanding and the service was as well. We will definitely return!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! I haven't stopped talking about it to my friends, I can't wait to go back! The food was so good, the tomato/strawberry salad was amazing! We shared the tomahawk among with lots of other fabulous dishes and cocktails (salmon, cheese board, crudo)! The view and watching the Porsche cars drive the track was so cool. We went downstairs and looked around the store, and bought another round of cocktails and sat outside, what a wonderful day to celebrate a birthday in our group!!

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Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917 is rated 4.8 stars by 1078 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917

19800 South Main St, Carson, CA 90745

Additional information

  • Cross street

    405 Freeway Exit Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Torrance / Carson

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • 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, 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, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 527-0917

  • Catering

    917 Restaurant exclusive catering company. Please contact Breé Theriault for all catering inquiries at 770-290-7276, external.bree.theriault@porsche.us

  • 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

    Breé Theriault: (855) 279-6718

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