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Dal Rae
Dal Rae

Dal Rae Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dalrae.com
  • Phone: (562) 949-2444
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
  • Entertainment: The Dal Rae's lounge features one of the few remaining piano bars in Los Angeles, with live entertainment and a dance floor. It's a place where the "rat pack" would feel right at home.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rosemead Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The valet parking charge is $3.50.
A word from Dal Rae
The Dal Rae is the Southern California restaurant where 1950s classics still reign. Lobster Thermidor, Pepper Steak, Chateaubriand, Prime Rib, Fresh Fish, Rack of Lamb, Steak Diane and Cherries Jubilee prepared tableside are among more than 100 items on a truly retro menu, complete with some of the city's best martinis. Opened in 1958, the Dal Rae has maintained its original atmosphere, too, right down to a piano bar with live entertainment. And, most important, it has preserved a tradition otherwise found only in private clubs -- knowing its customers by name and treating them like the most important people in the whole wide world. The Dal Rae is located close to the 5 freeway and half-way between LA County, Orange County and The Valley. It is a perfect location for business meetings or entertaining friends and family.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I enjoyed how classic is still able to be found at Dal Rae. Getting dressed up and not feeling overdressed. The food was everything we wished for and loved it All!! So Enjoyable from beginning to end!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Very nice and comfortable. Food was very good and lots to choose from. Great for families and friends as there are large tables and great booths. The waitresses were very attentive without being too much. Passed by this place a million and one times, what took us so long?"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "4 of us went there for an early dinner. I had been once before. The only reason we don't frequent this great place is because it is a long drive for us. Nevertheless, everything was simply terrific. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Dal Rae is always excellent for food & service, we will be happy to reccomend The Dal Rae to any & all our friends."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary so we wanted someplace special. The Dal Rae provided a lovely setting, great service and a menu that will please even the most discerning diner. The serving sizes were incredible. I would recommend, that unless you are completely famished, forego the salad and starters, which were delicious but would have been a meal unto themselves, since the entree, which includes choice of potato or rice pilaf, fresh veggies and cheese bread in addition to the relish tray are more than ample. Then, since it was our anniversary, we were served a generous complimentary slice of fabulous chocolate cake which was fresh baked in house that morning. We will return again and again."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had Steak Diane and it was delicious. I could have made a meal on the relish tray, the freshly baked bread and the warm garlic bread. The thing I like is that if you enjoyed a certain dish on one visit and you'd like to have that same dish again, everything will be the exactly the same on your next visit."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Was pleasantly surprised. Can tell it's an old time favorite! Will definitely return when in the area."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • " Favorites were brie appetizer and sea bass entree. Not on the menu, but ggod to know that you can "surf and turf" combo any beef item with the sea bass...well worth the ask. Babanas foster made tabelside was a hit for groupentertainbment and serving it over icecream was tasty and a break from traditional versions that I've had before. Ambiance was nice--a little dark (blinding when you come in from CA sunshine)=-- but definitely worthy of business or special occasion dinners. Only downsides: table was small for a party of 4...we squeezed into a slightly smaller space than desired to get a seat quickly. Also, table service was slow...especially drinks being brought to table from the bar."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have taken some of our best customers to Dal Rae over the years to thank them for their business. My most recent experinece was great as always. I looking forward to my next business dinner!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Okay. Not worth the money though. The service was great but the food was a miss."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This restaurant is definitely a hidden gem in Pico Rivera. Staff is very friendly and fun...many have been there forever and can tell you a lot about the history of the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is a family-run steakhouse that retains it's 60's look, but has updated their menu to include something for everyone. There wasn't a single bad note in the whole experience. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Expensive but worth every penny. Osso Buco - fantastic; steak tartar - wonderful; liver and onions - perfect; pepper steak - delish. Have never had anything but the most delicious food here. Drinks are great, too. Fantastic service on top of everything else."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Always great to return to Dal Rae. Never disappoints. It was unbelievable to see the restaurant crowded on a Sunday night. Almost every table was taken, even the banquet rooms were occupied. Dal Rae knows how to treat their customers with great care, service and fabulous food. For this reason, they have no problem in having a thriving business. My husband was a happy camper with their Hearts of Romaine salad to start off the meal. As usual, he ordered the Alaskan King Crab Legs. I ordered the Swordfish with the Alla Ben sauce. We have dinner there for special occasions, and occasionally have a late lunch during the week."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our friends who grew up nearby had been telling us about Dal Rae for years, and we finally got the opportunity to go for dinner. It was even better than we expected! The ambiance was very old world classy, and the food was simply outstanding, especially the caesar salad (made table side) and the prime rib! They also made the most perfect martini! Now we know why it's been around so long! This fine establishment comes highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The way it was... and only sometimes still is. Great personal service. Spot on martini's, good table side Caesar, Prime rib fine but pepper steak served med well - not medium rare as ordered and cold. Sat around waiting?"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "those who love this place. Wow. Certainly not cheap, but that's not at all the point. New York Pepper Steak was as good as any steak I've ever had. Great service. My wife has good insight occasionally :) and she pointed out that I was enjoying an escape from the L.A. scene. Uh, yeah.... I love steakhouses, specifically old school steakhouses. Taylor's in Koreatown is a favorite and now, for sure, Dal Rae is. Best baked potato I've ever had. Next time I will ask to sit in the piano bar, where there are dinner tables. Martini was excellent. GM (I think he was) very cool guy from West LA like me. Thanks Dal Rae!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Love this place! I have been fortunate to never have a bad meal! Been going to the Dal Rae for over 20 years at least 2 times a year and have alway had top notch service!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Dal Rae has been one of my very favorite restaurants for many years. My girlfriend and I went there to celebrate my birthday. We were seated as soon as we arrived in one of their large, comfortable booths. Our server, Michelle, was terrific. She was pleasant, upbeat, informative, funny and very attentive - a true professional, and the kind of server one would expect at a very nice restaurant. I ordered the "surf and turf." The pepper steak was excellent as always, but the Chilean sea bass was a wonderful surprise. I expected it to be good, but it was far better than that. It was cooked to perfection and very tasty. The chocolate covered strawberries infused with Grand Marinier were a nice, refreshing way to end the meal."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food is absolutely OUTSTANDING, service is friendly and right on top of it, and, generally, a very fine place to REALLY feel good about both while you are there and after you leave."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "food always excellent with a great menu of multiple items. Great steaks and sauces, duck, liver, fish. Love the twice baked potato with all the trimmings."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Service was very good. Food was outstanding. Marcy was TERRIFIC! My only hesitation is that this is not a quiet, romantic restaurant. We were fortunate to get a small booth at the end which made it very comfortable for conversation without having to raise our voices.. As busy as Marcy was, she really helped make the evening perfect!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Ordered the famous pepper steak....outstanding! Wonderful place."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Delicious food, nice ambiance and service was great. Staff is very friendly."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "You will not find a better steak or seafood anywhere in Orange or Los Angeles County!!!! My husband's favorite is the Filet Pepper Steak always perfectly cooked tender and moist. My favorite is Chilean Sea Bass A'La Ben, Parmesan encrusted with grilled onions. We've tried lots of high-end restaurants and you just can't get any better than the Dal Rae! Great old steakhouse ambiance. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Service was terrible. I was here for 3 hours because the service was so poor. I ordered a bottle of wine and after 30 minutes I still hadn't received it until I asked for it again. They were not apologetic at all about the service which disappointed me even more. The seabass is tasty, and the peppercorn steak is mediocre I think. The food in general is decent, but I am very upset about the service. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "love this place. The food is top-notch. They have a "classic" menu, with items that you may remember, but haven't seen in a long time. The service was great."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "When you sit a couple at the large booth in the middle of the restaurant, as you did with my wife and I, you should let them know there is the possibility that you might be putting another group there instead of just surprising them with two strangers suddenly being sat with you. It can make for an awkward and almost evening ruining situation. I realize you're busy but a surprise like that is borderline unforgivable, particularly because it's a booth. Otherwise everything was just fantastic."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Pretty good restaurant in the heart of Pico Rivera. Upscale steak house. Great service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The Dal Rae was amazing and exceeded all my expectations. The good was delicious and the service and ambiance were perfect. I would recommend it to my family and friends for a special occasion treat. We went on a Wednesday and it was busy, so I recommend reservations for any visit. Can't wait until our next visit!!!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience, the fkavkr of the food was superb. I had filet minion and lobster, the lobster was incredible, so good and hug, I couldn't finish it- WoW so soo good! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. Steak Diane was best we ever tasted. My daughters kids prime rib was amazing as big cute, cooked rare as she likes, and 1/4 price of Adults with sides and dessert. Great value for kids meal."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Hadn't been to Dal Rae in several years. Celebrated our 39th anniversary . Excellent service, food and ambiance. It was just as I remembered it!! Will definitely go more often!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was great, setting was romantic except the drunk woman next to us who was extremely loud and obnoxious.. We made a 10pm dinner reservation and didn't realize the kitchen closed for orders at 11pm. That is something the server should have told us prior to 11pm, not after when we wanted dessert. I had my heart set on the Creme Brulee. After my obvious disappointment, she had her manager make me one from scratch so that was very nice. Food is always excellent! We also were not given/offered the cheese bread, which is a fav, because they ran out? Strange, but maybe 10pm is too late to get full service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I brought my parents too the Del Ray 15 years ago when we were just dating we later married and been busy with life that we wanted too revisit where it all began, the one thing that stayed with my husband was the spinish salad they make table side well unfortunatly we got it but our waitress didn't make it tableside which was a downer and one of the reasons it brought us back too the restaurant.. All n all we had a romantic evening the service was a bit slow but it was a full house I'll be back hope diff waitress. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "First time dining at Dal Rae, arrived and hostess seemed perplexed at where to seat us although we did have reservations. After talking to another employee, they decided on a table & led us to a 6 person booth with a couple on one end & us at the other. Not cool, especially when there were 2 other open tables. Should have refused then but we decided to go with the flow. Took about 10 minutes for our waitress to show up; she seemed tired and service lagged throughout the night. The food was excellent-peppercorn steak very tender & Chilean seabass was huge, a GranMarnier souffle finished the meal, but not worth a return trip from the overall experience. At least we can say we tried it & cross it off our dining list."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Dal Rae was spectacular, it was perfect. The attention to detail by their staff is unrivaled. Customer service was beyond textbook. My wife and I had a great dining experience at Dal Rae and we will recommend it to our family and friends. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Haven't been to Dal Rae in a long time. Food was better than remembered and not too pricey. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The Dal Rae is one of my wife's favorite restaurants, and have come here for her birthday for the last 6 years. This year was another great experience. Thanks to all the staff."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Come here frequently for dinner & is always a joy. Today's lunch experience was not. Food is O.K. but they were very crowded. Took well over an hour to get our food. If you have a 2 hour lunch break it's still too long."
    Dined on 5/14/2014