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Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917, Carson, CA

Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917

4.9
4.9
1106 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

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 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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  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. TJ

    TomJ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sit near the big windows to watch the track action.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great experience. Our server was really nice and good service. They were bit busy and food was late but definitely made up with taste and the experience my husband had with the drive.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than expected. Good service and good food, if your going for the Porsche driving experience definitely give it a go.
  4. L

    Luigi

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentina was an amazing hostess and even better server! This entire experience is awesome and after having lunch there yesterday for the 4th time, I bought my first Porsche (2022 GT4) that very afternoon! Best kept secret on the 405 corridor!
  5. J

    Jesssal

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ruby was amazing, the greatest personality and attention to detail. The young lady who was the host as well, was so welcoming and kind. The food was so good and flavorful and drinks were perfect. This is a place so would recommend to everyone. The views of the track from the restaurant are so breathtaking and nice to enjoy with your meal! Can’t wait to come back!!
  6. BB

    BaBa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first visit to 917. Our server Hailey was terrific. She deserves an A+. Not only was she a great server, she was so knowledgeable about the Porsche experience and she shared her enthusiasm and it made our visit twice as nice. I will recommend the simulator experience to my friends and their kids. I am 76 and my friend was celebrating her 85 th birthday and we did the simulators and the guys working in there were awesome. They laughed and talked us through things and made the experience so much fun. Kudos to them. We will be back for lunch and would love to see more action on the track. Thanks for a great time. Barbara Alexander
  7. SM

    SareenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great time! I'd recommend requesting a table near the windows.
  8. L

    Love2eat

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always!!!
  9. S

    Stanislav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Customer service is perfect. Keep that level. Good job!
  10. L

    Love2eat

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun time at Restaurant 917. Great views, service and food
  12. ER

    ERICL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice spot to have a meal and watch the driving on track.
  13. S

    Sandy

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic , creative cuisine, the staff always st the top of their game!! Had first time guest with me who are in the business, they loved the experience, thank you for always being amazing! Awaiting your dinner hours snd wine pairings to return!
  14. C

    Cary

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was wonderful! The artistry of every dish was special and the flavors popped! Definitely a special place for a great meal.
  15. LA

    LAquilesG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great environment specially for people that likes sports and racing cars. This was my seventh visit and I never was disappointed. I understand most of business are impacted by the pandemic, I believe for this reason the meal took more time of the normal to reach our table and the menu nowadays is limited. The service was very cordial and attentive, the facilities immaculate and the food very good
  16. CL

    ChrisL

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I did the Porsche experience in the morning and made reservations for lunch so we could sit down and have a meal while watching the other drivers. Great burger and the service was excellent. Very sweet server who went out of her way to make sure we were well taken care of. We really enjoyed it.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for my husband’s birthday , the food was excellent and service was great
  18. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a little loud with voices which was strange because it wasn't that crowded. Hard to hear everyone at the table, and we were there to meet with a few of our customers. Probably wouldn't have a business meeting there again if there was anything important to discuss. Everything else was great though.
  19. EH

    EHK13

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience and people are very professional and friendly.
  20. NV

    NinaV81

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Octopus was amazing . The service is outstanding. The cocktails are nicely crafted
  21. MG

    MarcoG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was wonderful! Thanks for making our experience so enjoyable.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    917 was amazing!
  23. ST

    ShirlinT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Waiter made mistake on our order but overall was good experience.
  24. S

    Simone

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food selection with great quality. Something special. We’ve been here 3 times and never disappointed. It’s worth every penny. On top very friendly staff.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to 917 to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Ambience and food were exception. Service was unparalleled. Would recommend before/after a driving experience or as a stand-alone dining experience.
  26. L

    Love2eat

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Matt made some amazing dishes for our father!
  27. BO

    BarbieO

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect bookend to the time on track at the Porsche Driving Experience LA! Salmon was exquisite & the dungarees crab fettuccine was marvelous. We celebrated two great days at PECLA with a glass of Veuve too. Wonderful!
  28. LC

    LarryC

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    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!
  29. CC

    CarlyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

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

    MitchW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    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.
  31. BH

    BrandyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    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
  32. L

    Laubo

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

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

    lorenar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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
  36. ES

    ElenaS

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a great experience,my nephew enjoyed the demo lap
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

Porsche Experience Center’s Restaurant 917 is rated 4.9 stars by 1106 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 9 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 Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 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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