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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
  • "Great food and service. The way a meal should be, complete. From the relish tray, cheese bread, table side Cesar salad, baked potato, pepper steak to the lobster all were great. You get your monies worth and then some."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Always a wonderful experience. Great menu of hard to find dishes, like steak Diane and bananas Forster and cherries jubilee."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "great food and service as usual!!! Drinks were also excellent!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Always the best consistently One of the top restaurants in L A"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Made reservation same day, got the time needed. Seated right away with water and bread. Menu was very good. I went light, caprese salad. Others were garlic chicken and Dal Rae chopped salad. We were all happy."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is one of the only resturants left that still provide a great expeience in dinning out for dinner. Many of the old resturants have closed, due to redevelopement, or other reasons, but Dal Rae not only serves the finest food, but the service and ambience is second to no other. The menu is so diverse, andI cannot wait to get back, just to try something else on the menu."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My wifes first time and she loved it.....we will be back for our next date night..."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Dal Rae is the restaurant equivalent of a time machine. It would be totally at home in the 50's or 60's; nevertheless, it is fresh and inviting today. The food and service are both top notch. The place was packed on a Saturday night which I understand to be normal. Be sure to make a reservation. While it may be a bit out of the way, Dal Rae is well worth the trip."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This restaurant is old school "Rat Pack" era with all first class faire for your meals. Steak and Fish are cooked to perfection along with a special occasion Grand Marnier soufflé as the crème de la crème for a night cap. Groovy baby groovy was to night."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Perfect dining experience. Great service, atmosphere, and the food was just delicious. We started with crab cakes and the rock shrimp. Husband had the double pork chop, one son had the ribeye, another had the surf and turf with pepper steak and salmon and declared it the best he ever had. I had the sea bass and it was prepared perfectly. No room for dessert this time!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This place is a classic with the highest quality. The menu and service are top notch. Go there with a business associate you want to impress."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The house special peppercorn steak was wonderful! I love a restaurant/chef who knows how to cook a great piece of meat! It was done to perfection - medium rare! The steak here never disappoints. I brought clients from out of town - they were amazed at the quality of the food. I need to come back more often ..."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The steak was as good as it gets but the service was average at best."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is a really good restaurant, always busy. The steaks are a 10 plus and the dessert- a chocolate concoction was fantastic. But the Cesar salad made at the table was over dressed and the server could have been a bit more attentive even though she was probably very busy."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We visit a couple times a year and it's always been exceptional. Not many places lke this anymore."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This restaurant always has excellent food and service. They have an extensive fish selection prepared in several ways and the BEST prime rib!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Best food and service. Their prime rib is the very best. Can't beat the service."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Dal Rae is one of those old school restaurants that is unchanging. Right there with Musso & Frank and Pacific Dining Car."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Oustanding food and service. Pricy but worth it!!."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our evening at the Dal Rae Resturant was perfect, cozy booth for 2, champagne upon our arrival set by our daughter in celebration of Our 30th Wedding Anniversary! Chop Salad for 2, Pepper stk & Shrimp scampi was delicious! Excellent service by MaryAnn A night to remember Xo"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We have been coming to Dal Rae for 20 years to celebrate special occasions and I bought three friends who all have their birthdays in July and, as always, you never disappoint. Everything was excellent from the food to the service. Truly a perfect dining experience."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • " 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Was pleasantly surprised. Can tell it's an old time favorite! Will definitely return when in the area."
    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
  • "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
  • "This is the second time I've gone to the Del Rae for dinner in the last 6 months. Both times it was crowded and this last time was the worse. The waitress was very busy and she seemed to be very impatient. When my wife asked a question, she gave a very stern look like "hurry up". This is not a Low Price restaurant and you will pay a good penny for dinner. However, what you pay versus the service you get is not worth it. Go to Lawry's or even Steak and Stein for a better experience. Food was good but there are many other places where you can get a great steak and better atmosphere. The owner was on the floor but he seems to cater to the regulars in the back so don't expect him to stop by your table."
    Dined on 6/13/2014