Dal Rae
Dal Rae

Dal Rae

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dalrae.com/
  • Phone: 5629492444x
  • 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
151 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (116)neighborhood gem (80)romantic (70)good for groups (55)fit for foodies (54)great for lunch (37)notable wine list (30)vibrant bar scene (28)late-night find (13)hot spot (10)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    SimonsVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    With very good food, excellent service and a great ambiance, this place takes care of you each time you visit them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dal Rae, Classic Gem
    Gary
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This restaurant was a favorite years ago when I worked in the area. When a friend suggested dinner somewhere close to both of us, I thought of Dal Rae! Even though it had been years I trusted the recent rating from Open Table and made the reservation. We were not disappointed! Food and service were excellent!! I suggest the fresh Caesar salad prepared at your table. Given the opportunity I will be back whenever possible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Excellent Service
    marklovesdalrae
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Dal Rae offers very good food and the service is exceptional. I try to take my most important clients and my senior managers to Dal Rae because of the great steaks and portions that are fit for a king. I will difinitely be coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    TechWizard
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, food and service as we celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite meals
    Beth
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    !st time here for my boyfriend's birthday. We each got the pepper steak/ scallop combo. The pepper steak was one of the best we have ever had. The scallops were encrusted with Parmesan cheese--perfection. It came with loaded baked potatoes and asparagus. Lots of food. We each ended up taking home half.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything was delicious, except our steak was a little bit over cooked. other that we had a good dinner, celebrating a birthday..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You have to have the Pickles!
    TrishasTemptations
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Like my Aunt always said look for a man with a great pickle! This is the first restaurant in 35 years that I have gone to that actually has a relish dish. No folks it's not for pickle relish. For those of you not born or related to Iowan's this is a dish of radishes, pickles, celery and carrots. The good stuff Grandma would have pulled from her garden then topped with beautiful dill pickle slices that are so mellow you ask the owner for some to take home. I asked, "how does a girl like me, get some of those great pickles to go? He told me all you have to do is ask. I did, and they sent me home with a box of them. Ah yes, and all the food we ate, was fantastic! What more could a girl ask for? Lots of left overs. Patricia Lardy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • In love...
    rdbrd52
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    In love with the banana flambé I will be back. The filet mignon just melts in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldie but a goodie
    malta1SVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Been coming here for 30 years. Never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    It was our first time here and we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. It meet all our expectations and then some. We had their signature salad and steak dishes and it was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date!
    Djberrios
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love taking my wife here cause she absolutely loves the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BUCKET LIST DINING EXPERIENCE!
    JCsRegalCuisine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    If ever there was a bucket list level dining experience that everyone in southern Cali must try it's hands down before the die it's the fantastic Dal Rae restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had to increase the size of our party from 4 to 5 upon arrival. The staff was most accommodating and accomplished that in the space of five minutes. The food was excellent and the service superb. We were seated in a section of the restaurant that had just reopened after refurbishment, so it didn't have quite the atmosphere that we have enjoyed in the past here. Also, the air conditioning needed some adjustment as it was blasting on us. The wait staff went out of their way to make the evening particularly enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent food and service!! From my dining experience, it wasn't surprising to see why most of the people dining there were regulars, I think I just turned into one too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This classic restaurant is outstanding in every aspect. Service by our waitperson, Dawn was outstanding. Before to have the classic Caesar Salad, prepared by the restaurant manager, who is so personable and wonderful. From the initial greeting upon entering the restaurant, to the fine food and service, it was a wonderful, memorable experience. Job well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first and last time here.
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My fiancé and I drive by Del Rae at least once a month, she tells me one day she wants to go there. In the back of my mind I say one day we will. I was born and raised in Pico in 1970 and always seen this place but never stopped. And just the other day I wanted to surprise my fiancé and set up a reservation. I looked online and the setting looked nice and quaint, kind of like the way dinning looked in the 40's and 50's on Wilshire blvd. Those days of dinning are a thing of the past, but when I looked online I said "wow" and we just had to go. Needless to say she was surprised when I took a right turn into the parking lot instead of going to king taco. So they called our names to be seated, and had to share a table with another couple. ugh
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been going to the Del Rae since the early 60's. We now live in AZ and whenever we visit CA we make it a point to go the Del Rae. The service, food and ambiance is the best. The menu selections and side table service are excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place...amazing food
    Kitty1873
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Sea Bass and Dal Rae are a can't miss. The cocktails are strong and good. Excellent service very attentive love the water bottle at the table so don't have to always ask for refills. The Caesar salad for 2 made table side is a rare find
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT old school restaurant
    Chicago2
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stilesVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always a wonderful experience. Great menu of hard to find dishes, like steak Diane and bananas Forster and cherries jubilee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    great food and service as usual!!! Drinks were also excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fos
    JCFOS
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Always the best consistently One of the top restaurants in L A
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to go back.
    R0J777
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Resturant!
    RobRo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date night restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wifes first time and she loved it.....we will be back for our next date night...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School Favorite
    eatatjoes
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fall back into the "Rat Pack" era
    BreaCraig
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful experience!
    mml626
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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!
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  • Frozen in Time thank God
    hundfschmidtVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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 ...
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lemd
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The steak was as good as it gets but the service was average at best.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic