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
147 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (106)neighborhood gem (75)romantic (68)good for groups (53)fit for foodies (48)great for lunch (38)notable wine list (36)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (14)late-night find (12)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • another great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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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    • 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.....
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate