Dal Rae
Dal Rae

Dal Rae

  • 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: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • 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.
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Dal Rae reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)neighborhood gem (80)romantic (74)good for groups (62)fit for foodies (58)great for lunch (40)notable wine list (35)vibrant bar scene (32)hot spot (19)late-night find (16)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Finally an upscale restaurant in OC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I was impressed by the elegant ambience of the restaurant. The service was outstanding all night long. The food was exquisite, like I haven't had in a long time. The presentation was very artistic worthy of a Four Star Michelin. My compliments to the chef and entire staff. Fenomenal restaurant worthy of special occasions
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Chris
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I love this place. Consistently excellent food and amazing service in a great ambiance. I can't tell you how pleasant it is to dine somewhere and have such excellent service. Try the pepper steak which they are know for or the sea bass ala Ben but you can't go wrong. Table side prepared caesar salad and bananas flambe are also just delicious. The singer in the piano bar area is also quite nice. If you haven't bee here you should go visit this hidden gem in Pico Rivera.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    OCVisitor
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Overall, it was a very good experience, with a couple of minor gotchas. First, I indicated on my OpenTable reservation that we were celebrating my wife's birthday. Nothing special was done and no mention made, but not a big deal. Second, the restaurant was crowded (it was a Saturday night, after all). This meant that the table side Caesar salad had to be made in a little alcove, not table side. Oh well. Speaking of which, that salad was just okay. Not sure what the deal was, but it's usually very good. Not this time. The bread basket was just okay, nothing special. Cheese toast was very good. We ordered the world famous pepper steak, the filet mignon for my wife, the New York cut for me. Both were excellent, cooked just right, tender and juicy. Sides were garlic mashed potatoes (very good), and a baked potato (pretty good, standard). Dessert was the chocolate souffle. That was delicious! It was so hard to put down the spoon, even after the souffle was all gone... Dal Rae seems to have added more tables since the last time I was there. The wait staff was constantly walking past our booth and I was always afraid I was going to trip someone with my long legs whenever I stretched them out. The manager came by a couple of times to check up on us, and our server, Gabriella, was excellent. Not intrusive, but seemed to be around when needed and also checked in on us regularly. Great service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had made a reservation online the night before. The service and food were both excellent. All the servers were friendly. Customers were dressed both casual and dressy. Felt very comfortable. I ordered the Peppered Filet Mignon and it was great but what I really enjoyed was my boyfriend's Chilean Sea Bass (aleband ? with grilled onions). It was delicious!!! I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prepare to Wait Even With Reservation
    LALyndaD81VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Made a reservation for 8 pm but wasn't seated until closer to 8:30 pm
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Goldenlitho
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This place is in the worst neighborhood in the city Pico Rivera. Once you drive your can on to the lot you get this feeling like your not in Pico anymore. Valet greets you and experience begins. Once inside your treated to a throwback to the 50's wood décor. Old but very well kept. Servers and wait staff are at your service. Pepper Steak was my meal and didn't disappoint. I brought my Wife here for our anniversary and rate this place very high against your chain steak houses. My suggestion is always try for yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Place In Town
    Emmadog
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I love this place but only come on special occasions as we don't want it to become boring. We always want it to be special. It's "old school" charm is warm and inviting. Although people bring their children, I don't consider it kid friendly. It verges on too crowded, tables are close together, noise level high, so I don't consider it a romantic place either. But I think the closeness, noise level and energy adds to it's charm. Great bar and drinks and the best steak and Chilean Sea Bass EVER! No wonder it's always filled with happy people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school- consistently good
    ShepVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We aren't talking contemporary here- think mid century modern with a menu to go with it. I LOVE THE CRUDITE PLATE!! You won't go away hungry and offerings for every budget and taste. A rep back to the 1960's in service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great, except....
    RG1433
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    10oz Prime Rib was way too fatty, disappointing for the price i paid, but your Chilean Seabass ala ben was even bettet than the Summit House in Fullerton!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service and drinks
    Andy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The waitress seemed to have an attitude the whole time. We ordered two drinks and both were made way to strong where you onky tasted alchol. We had one steak cooked perfectly but the other was peppered way to much, and that as all you coukd taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best there is
    Victor
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food, wonderful service, good people, lovely atmosphere. Nothing more to ask for!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    AttheRaces
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Restaurants become institutions for a reason. Been coming since 2008 when in So. California for Breeders' Cup and am never disappointed. Rock Shrimp. Tableside Caesar. Peppered Filet. Service impeccable. Love the Dal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Dal Rae
    SadTomVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is a special place! Food and service are outstanding and the menu is extensive. Too bad it is a hike from Orange County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Halloweenceleb
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. From the sea bass, swordfish, scampi and filet mignon, just to give a sample at our table. My hat is off to the fine staff, who didn't miss a beat, whether refilling or continually asking about our dining experience. Super job, Dal Rae!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hopeful
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I think I would enjoy the filet mignon without the pepper I guess this is there signature Steak ,Mash potatoes are very plain..the ambiance is 0ldtimes,the creme brulee was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ddddVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Met family at this restuarant, hearing about Dal Rae for years. We enjoyed ourselves and really liked the whole 1950's vibe of the place, but the highly recommended Pepper Steak (which 3 of 4 people had) was so over-powering in spices that it just wasn't enjoyable.....order something else to make the night special. And, I had put on the open table reservation "2 birthday's" and no one remembered this....and I could not let the waitress know so the surprise was amiss.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • another great dinner
    sbkarmen
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner, as usual our Dal Rae pepper steak was cooked to perfection and the shrimp scampy was so good we had seconds. We took our friends with us and they were amazed at what a great place the Dal Rae was and how you don't find restaraunts like this anymore anywhere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food terrible drinks
    partyoftwo
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The drinks are terrible probably the worst I've ever had, never again will I get a drink there. That said the food is very good, and I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    SilviaeVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food at Dal Rae is very good. I love their sourdough bread and the jalapeños pita chips that are given when you arrive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    SilviaeVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food and the service are always very good. You have to try the bananas flame for dessert they're fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for special occassions
    PapaTom
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Four of us had dinner together. Made reservation several days in advance. Had a drink in the bar which was very nice. The atmosphere was very relaxing. The bar tender was most attentive. The restaurant felt a little crowded, several larger parties at the time. The table that we were sat at was really to small for 4 people, perhaps three at the most. The food was good and the service was timely.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Zonny
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great place to be with a special someone for an evening away from everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the Dal Rae
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Treat yourself to the very finest dining around. I've been coming here for over 45 years and the food and special attention the give to each customer is outstanding. Always #1 in my book for the perfect dining experience. Classy yet comfortable atmosphere. The menu will satisfy everyones taste. Always cooked to perfection. Do yourself a favor and let the Dal Rae spoil you as it has done me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Good!
    Hate2cook
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was a last minute decision to go and fortunately we could get in early. Expect to be ther 1-1/2 to 2 hours for a meal. It's relaxing and they do not push you in and out the door. Take your time enjoy it. This is how this restaurant is meant to be enjoyed. The filet mignon pepper steak is fabulous and the chocolate fantasy is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience!
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our party of four had an outstanding lunch celebrating a retirement and three birthdays. It was also Boss's Day so the restaurant was really into party mode and this added to our enjoyment, as well! The service and cuisine was exceptional, as always....and we will look forward to returning to the Dal Rae soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10/11/14 Dinner @ 8:30pm
    BD1214
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our first time dinning at this restaurant.Our server Jacki was very helpful and attentive all night.Please send her our thanks.The lighting in the room was a bit too dark.Hard to read the menu even with the candle light on the table.We had to use our cell phones for lighting.No New Castle beer or Mojito mix drink available. The wheat bread and butter were a bit on the cold side.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS THE BEST!!!!!
    swfillet
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I started going to the Dal Rae with my parents, in my early years. I have been going now for 40+ years. When I think about what a restaurant should be, this is what comes to mind. Family owned. Consistently good. A grand dining experience in every respect. Only place I go where truly EVERYTHING on the menu is awesome! I live in Orange County and come from afar to get there, but it is well worth it. If the Dal Rae were on the moon, I would become an astronaut so I could go! It is out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meet the 1950's
    Jack2ndcityVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The decor, food and everything about this place was still in the 50's. Overcooked vegetables, stale bread, and Eisenhour's booth still in tact. Wouldn't go back and sorry I went.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not What It Used To Be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Very busy Tuesday night, waitress had no clue about the wines, the Ceaser Salad was dreadful. The main course was really good for all five of us, very pricy and not really worth the money. Years ago this restaurant was exceptional, maybe we just got a bad night. Won't be returning anytime soon.....
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent As Always!!
    Glenn
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I've been coming to the Dal Rae since 1983. The service and food is always top notch! Great for a business lunch, but also great for an evening dinner too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hostess with the Least-ess
    LLshare
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been to the Dal Rae on many occasions, and this time I have to say I was disappointed, not in the food (always excellent!) but in the continued crustiness of the hostess. We arrived on time for our 7:30 reservation, yet were handed a beeper without a word from her. She was so busy watching her computer screen that she didn't make eye contact, greet us, or comment on our wait time. I inquired about the wait and she said it would be about 15 minutes. That rolled into 40 minutes before we were seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, elegant, friendly
    GaleVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great food as always. All those working there seem to love their jobs and are quite friendly and helpful. Caesar salads were done at the table to perfection. One person in our party had the Sand Dabs, hardly seen on the west coast, prepared with a light breading and very tasty. The other two people in our party had fried shrimp and shrimp scampi. All three were delicious. Atmosphere is old world elegant. The menu is very extensive. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Are we in Texas?
    ICemanVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Dal Rae kind of feels out of place in this neighborhood, but don't let that fool you. This place knows how to cook steak! In fact, they know how to cook period! Everything we ordered from the steaks to osso buco to the souffle was done to perfection, even all the side dishes. Complements to the Chef!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime Rib is Spectacular
    Gini
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We always come to Del Rae's for special occasions. The atmosphere is high end and makes you feel like you're in West Hollywood with all of the beautiful people. We are treated like family (the good kind) when Monica is our server. Monica has been with Del Rae's for 17 years and we always request her station. The combination of good food, fine wine and fabulous service makes Del Rae's a number one choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent good & service
    PickyEater101
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was very delicious and the service was outstanding. Dal Rae makes you feel you the way a Five star restaurant should make you feel. Excellent service! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was good. Service was good. Wasn't ready to order when the waitress came around, big mistake, it took her about 15mins before she came back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    truereview
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    So disappointed with my first experience at Dal Rae. Service was rushed, the new york pepper steak was tough and the actual meat was flavorless, the mushrooms tasted weird. The only item that I thought was good was the bleu cheese wedge salad. Saddened because I had heard so many great things about this restaurant. Pricey and I would be ok with it, but not when it tastes worse than the Sizzler.
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  • Classic Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    If Sinatra would have walked in he'd have felt right at home. This place is very old school classy. The Dal Rae fish was THE BEST. Service is extraordinary, and the live music in the lounge suitable to the decor. Dal Rae is class without the stuffiness. I took a business client but it's just as good with a special someone for an occasion. No kids here. This is an adult restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    EJ66
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great service, food was delicious and good size portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining at Dal Rae
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Always enjoy dinner at the Dal Rae. Been going there for years! Great food and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.