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. 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.
19800 South Main Street
Carson, California 90745
Complimentary parking is available on-site at the Porsche Experience Center.
Lunch, Tuesday–Saturday 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Dinner, Thursday–Saturday 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Reservations are recommended.
RESTAURANT 917 TEAM
MATT LEE, EXECUTIVE CHEF
Formerly the Executive Chef for the Restaurant at the Getty, Matt Lee has a quiet passion for culinary integrity and innovation. His exquisite eye for detail is evident in everything from his careful flavor composition to the stunning and playful visual presentation of each element on the plate. At 917, his facility with fresh, locally caught fish and other seafood complements his mastery of more traditional steak, chicken, and pork offerings, which he tends to balance with a bright vegetable accompaniment.
Matt began his career at the age of 16 prepping seafood and vegetables at a local dining destination. After high school he attended the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena and went straight into fine dining, as Sous Chef at the historic and award-winning Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, CA, where he first fell in love with cooking seasonally and locally. He was also inspired by his grandfather, who opened a restaurant in New York with friends soon after emigrating from China, and who later always tended a bountiful backyard garden in Los Angeles — as Matt also does.
JERRY PEREZ, GENERAL MANAGER
Jerry Perez was born in France’s Basque region and grew up in Antibes, on the Côte d’Azur. At a young age, he had the privilege of working with legendary Michelin-starred Chef Jacques Maximinin Nice. Jerry moved to New York in 1996, and his sophisticated style and extensive expertise with wine landed him positions with two of America’s most renowned chef-owners, Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin and his mentor, David Bouley, at his celebrated flagship restaurant, Bouley. Jerry also worked at Cello, another top Manhattan dining destination, before moving to Los Angeles in 2003.
His diverse wine knowledge has made him a valuable asset to Los Angeles restaurants such as Providence, where he built an exceptional wine program; he is also an enthusiastic expert on artisanal cheese. Jerry strives to accommodate guests in a maître d’ role he knows well, keeping the atmosphere festive, ensuring the service is top notch, and making sure glasses aren’t empty.
Anita Lau, Executive Sous Chef
Eunbee Lee, Pastry Chef
Elizabeth Wallmark, Special Events
SPECIAL EVENTS AT 917
From intimate lunches and dinners to polished receptions, 917 is the ideal experience for your next event.
There are a variety options for private and semi-private dining. We look forward to welcoming you at 917! For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact (310) 527-0917 or email us at Restaurant917LA@gmail.com.