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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Our dinner was excellent....our server, Jackie, was very good...very attentive, efficient and helpful. The food was brought to us timely and we did not feel at all rushed to complete our meal. Although the tables in the restaurant were occupied, the noise level was not a factor with our conversations at all."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I have never been to the Dal Rae when it wasn't top notch. We always have a terrific time and the food, servers, etc. are wonderful"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We think one of the best advertisements for am establishment is referrals from prior customers. I called on the telephone and talked to a professional lady..."Marcie"... Starting with her voice, then her wording I felt comfortable in coming to your club. We had an 8:30 appointment so I asked her would she still be there, which she said, "yes!" Upon our arrival Marcie greeted us and the hospitality was on! She seated us and the enjoyment begin. The food, drinks and music were excellent. When we decided to leave Marcie again greeted us with a happy smile and a come back again which we will."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've been coming here since I was a kid. It is so nice to know that some things never change. This is truly a classic dining experience. We started with Martinis in the bar. At the table we had the escargot. My girlfriend never had them and agreed it was one of the best things she ever ate. Then we cleansed our palates with the chilled crab claws. So delicious. Then we split the ceasar salad, made table side. Another great compliment to the meal. After that we split the Filet Mignon. Every bite was amazing. Take it from me, finish the meal with the Bananas Foster, again made table side. Unforgettable."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was exquisite and the service was perfect. A wonderful place to visit with old friends....the restaurant is actually quiet enough to hear your conversations. The booth was so comfortable. I wish this restaurant was in MY neighborhood as it takes a very long and crowded freeway drive for me to get there."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This restaurant was a great find and I am very glad that we found it. Im only sad I did not find it earlier. Go, Have a great time and enjoy you're self."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Always enjoy the Dal Rae for lunch or dinner. The food always superb, usually the service is excellent, not so this day. Disappointed the birthdays were not acknowledged."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Took a good customer there for lunch, he was so happy with service, food, ambiance that he started suggesting more items we should sell him. While we were there two friends came in with separate parties got to say hello. Definitely a good place for entertaining."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The Dal Rae was wonderful. It was very crowded and busy on a Sunday night with lots of groups celebrating birthdays etc. I took a small group for a busy dinner. My guest raved about the food with every bite. We had their famous "Pepper Steak" which is made from a great cut of Filet . The meat was perfectly cook and the "pepper" seasoning was awesome. We finished the meal with a Chocolate and Grand Manier Soufflee which was to die for, but the hands down favorrite dessert was the Banana's Foster. It was made tableside and was both dramatic and wonderful. I look forward to my next visit. I recommend reservations as it seems to get VERY busy."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Never lets me down on service and the food is very good always."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Never a disappointment. Excellent food and service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've been going to the Dal Rae for special occasions for the last 30 years and the food--every single time---is perfectly prepared, and the staff is super attentive."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The Dal Rae is one of the true gems of LA dining. True to its origins, and serving the best steaks in the city wiht an ambiance that is irreplaceable."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food is always great. Fresh and the highest quality. Love the Cesar salad made at the table! Love the crowd."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I was disappointed that I orderd table side preparation and it was not preformed at our table . The restaurant was not crowded so I'm not sure why they couldn't prepare food as advertised . I had steak Diane the meat was very tender but very under cooked. Also got a message from open table asking why I hadn't honored my reservation."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I loved the leather booths and the rich wood walls- but most of all the food. We had a party of five and each one of us loved our dishes. The Caesar Salad, made from scratch, was one of the best I have had in years. The couple that shared the Steak Diane said it was one of the best ever. My Pepper Steak was delicious, cooked to perfection, and I ate everything to the last bite. Ger's- Osso Bucco was tender with a flavorful sauce and he couldn't stop raving about it. They don't make restaurants like this anymore. I wish it was closer to home. but well worth the one and half hour drive."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Service was great. Unfortunately, the filet mignon and the gargantuan lobster tail were overcooked and bland in taste. I' 've had better meals there on previous visits."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Dal Rae for Valentine's Day, and had such a wonderful time that we returned for our anniversary a month later. A rare gem with tableside preparation. Their signature pepper fillet is huge and melts in your mouth. I would recommend any of the tableside prepared dishes, espeically the Cesaer salad and Bananas Flambed. The bananas dish is different than Bananas Foster as they prepare a caramel tableside and it hardens over the ice cream. It may be one of the best desserts I have ever had. And then there's the Cesaer- Yum! I cannot say enough about the service. You wait for nothing, yet they are not intrusive-just friendly and attentive. Finish off your evening with a night cap at the piano bar in the lounge."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Went here for my husband's birthday. I was hesitant at 1st because of its location but it turned out really nice. The prime rib was amazing and the portion was bigger than I expected. My husband really liked his prime rib, juicy and tender. My son ordered frog legs and was surprised that there were 4 legs on his plate. We ordered the cherries jubilee for dessert which they prepare table side which was a nice show and provided a complimentary Birthday dessert for my husband and sang " Happy Birthday". We left stuffed considering they give you complimentary bread and relish dish."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We have dined at Dal Rae for over 25 years. It is our favorite place, the most consistent food and service of any restaurant I've ever dined at. For the first time ever, the service was horrid. Never took a drink order, long delays between visits and generally lousy all the way around. I truly believe this to be an anomaly and it won't keep us from going there again because everything else was still wonderful. If you only get poor service once every 25 years you don't have much to complain about, but it was still a shock given all the fabulous experiences we've had there."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My friends and I have gone to this restaurant over the past 10 years. I come from out of state (sometimes out of country) and I find this restaurant to be one of the best I've gone to."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "We had a lovely birthday celebration lunch at the Dal Rae......the cuisine was outstanding, as always, and the service was impeccable......highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The Dal Rae is a throwback to the days of elegant dining: Linen table cloths, dim lighting and excellent service. The food is fine with wide selection of fish and meat options. The price is a little high for everyday dining but for the special night out there is value for your money."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I've heard such great things about the Dal Rae. I decided to go for my birthday. I let them know it was my 1st time and bday. Traffic was unexpectedly heavy for a Saturday, so we were running 15 minutes late. I called to let them know that we were still coming. We were seated directly in front of the kitchen door. Great start...The tables were on top of each other. My husband felt like if he scratched his back he'd hit the guy behind him. The food was okay, but nothing special. Hubby had an average steak. The Lobster Thermidor tasted kind of off, hard to describe, just off. My son said the Penne Arrabiata lacked any heat. It wasn't actually bad, just borning. They didn't even wish me a happy birthday. Yeah, I won't be back. Underwhelming."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I've brought a friend and she thought the service, food and atmosphere was excellent. She enjoyed the feel of the place. She will be coming back with her friends."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "No better place to dine! Every thing is fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "There are great selections for all entrees, with prices to fit any budget. While it can get expensive for some entrees, you can also find very reasonable entrees and can still enjoy the ambiance."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Dining at this restaurant reminded me of night clubs in the 50's: full of smooth understated elegance, with teams of people attending to your every need. The food was excellent, by the way!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Tucked away on Washington Boulevard this gem serves the best Caesar salad north of the border. We've been several times and have never left disappointed nor had a meal not fit for a king. Ambiance is nice, leaving you feel as if Sinatra, Martin, Davis should be sitting in the booth next to you."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Don't try the crab stuffed mushrooms, the flavor was a bit odd, didn't care for what the hollandaise and lemon flavored sauce on the mushroom. The rest of our food was delicious. We had the cesar salad which was prepared in front of us from scratch. The peppered steak which was cooked to perfection, medium rare. For dessert we had the Cherries Jubilee, very delicious and they flambe the cherries in front of us too. The best part however was the pickels that are brought to the table with radishes and carrots. We even asked for a second helping of the pickels. Our waiter was great and attentive. The host that brought us to our table did not notice that their was only place settings for one, and we had to ask for the bread plate and fork."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed the relaxed feel of this place comfortable seats and ease of communicating with each other without the noise usually found in other restaurant. Food was cooked to our taste. Will be coming back with other friends."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I know this place from the past. Very good indeed."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We have dined at the Dal on numerous occasions over the past 15 years and this was the first time I have ever had a problem with the service. Our reservations through Open Table were at 7:00. When we arrived, we were told 7:30. After I received the pager, I checked my emails to confirm 7:00. I showed my email to the hostess. She said "Oh, we're running behind and you'll be seated at 7:30." Why didn't they just say that in the first place. Also, after we finished our salad course, it took more than 15 minutes before our plates were cleared. The table service was very slow that evening. However, the food was still excellent !"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was my wife's birthday so we went to Dal Rey Pico Rivera for Dinner. My wife grew up in Pico Rivera sine 1955 and had never been to Dal Rey. I invited her sister to go with us as she had never been to Dal Rey either. We all had a very nice time and our server was excellent. The food was very satisfying, as well as desert and our drinks."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Old school steak house. Dark wood and comfortable booths. We got a table. Crowded that night so loud. Four other tables next to us also celebrating b-days. Order the Washington Apple martini. Known for the steaks, so one person ordered chicken. Started with the wilted spinach salad, enough for 4 people. Chicken person didn't like the meal due to the sauce. 3 others got steak, mmmmmmmmm good. If you go, MUST order Grand Marnier Souffle for dessert. Decadence in a white pot."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The Del Rae is a true gem. After so many years in business it still has the same charm, great food, great service and the best piano bar in town! We will definitely be back and recommend this restaurant to everyone!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "From the valet to the servers, EVERYONE was professional and friendly. The food was amazing. Just SO good. EVEN THE WATER WAS DELICIOUS! All in all I had a wonderful birthday. Thanks DalRae!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Coming to Dal Rae is like stepping out of the hustle-bustle world we live in and stepping back to a calmer, 3 martini lunch kind of world. The atmosphere is fantastic, top notch service and many patrons are greeted by name. The food is just as wonderful, had the filet and the hubs had swordfish. Both were thick, hearty portions of perfectly flavored protein. The mashed potatoes were fluffy and delightful, the asparagus was the right mix of cooked but still crunchy...too bad we were too full for dessert! What a gem this place is!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The quality and consistency of the food and experience at the Dal Rae make for a wonderful evening every time."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "It never changes, it's always a nice place to take friends"
    Dined on 2/23/2014