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
150 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (116)neighborhood gem (83)romantic (71)fit for foodies (56)good for groups (56)great for lunch (36)vibrant bar scene (30)notable wine list (29)late-night find (14)hot spot (11)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Designed for both romantic
    Victor
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    Designed for both romantic and family celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been going there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2008
    I've been going there for many years and it is an excellent place for food and the service is really good. Amazing mashed potatoes and the lemon cake or strawberries dipped in chocolate with Grand Marnier for dessert are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    My husband and I have been to Dal Rae many times and the food and service are always wonderful -- making every time a memorable event. This last visit was no different. Our waitress, Roxanne, was attentive yet gave us time to relax and enjoy our evening without feeling rushed. The food was perfect as always -- like comfort food on a more refined scale. We've brought many friends and family over the years and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Dal Rae has been a gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    The Dal Rae has been a gem of a restaurant for many years. Their prime rib is the best in the L.A. area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Dal Rae and have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    I love Dal Rae and have been eating there for years, 20 to be exact. It was a holiday week-end and my usual order of "a la Ben" was not prepared as usual. The server was very accomedating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love the Dal Rae. The food
    GrrrrrrrrlfVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    We love the Dal Rae. The food is sort of old world dining with such things as Lobster Thermador and Oysters Rockefellar on the menu. The portions are huge and extremely well prepared and tasty. We did note that it was our 20th anniversary, but nothing was made of it (although we did hear birthday celebrations going on in other parts of the restaurant). Could it be because we are two women and not man and wife?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DAM GOOD STEAK AND SEAFOOD!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    DAM GOOD STEAK AND SEAFOOD!!! THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT!!! IF DAL RAE'S HAD A CREDIT CARD, I WOULD BE A PLATINUM MEMBER WITH MILLIONS OF FREQUENT FLYER MILES!!! INTIMATE SETTING FOR SETTING FOR ANY OCCASSION.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An excellent landmark from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    An excellent landmark from the golden days of horse racing. Great food and excellent service. The Oysters Rockefeller are delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the Dal Rae... awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Love the Dal Rae... awesome steak house!! kind of retro appeal. lovely outdoor patio area, which is good for private group function!! wait staff is wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dal Rae is a gem. I kept
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Dal Rae is a gem. I kept looking around hoping Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin would walk by. We've spent birthdays, holidays and anniversaries there. We cannot get enough of it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had terrible service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    We had terrible service and wrote a note on the bill, hope they read it. We were there Sunday night 4/20/08 8PM. This is an expensive restaurant and for the service we got we will not be coming back again. Our waitress was terrible!!! I hope the owner reads this.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We go back again and again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    We go back again and again because the Dal Rae maintains their high service standards and always have great food!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem of a place which has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    A gem of a place which has been popular (and deservedly so) for countless years. I have never had a bad meal there. The Scallops Cava de Oro may be my favorite appetizer ever and I have travelled and dined extensively around the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A true 1958 gem still unspoiled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    A true 1958 gem still unspoiled by time. A relaxing, enjoyable atmosphere, very good bar, excellent service and a unique and unusual menu featuring traditional restaurant fare such as Lobster Thermidor and Oysters Rockefeller, make visiting the Del Rae like opening a time capsule full of cherished treasures or a pleasant journey back to simpler, more civil times. I've loved the Dal Rae for years. It's a top notch steak and seafood house with the warm, hospitable glow of vintage neon. The Dal Rae is what people want in a restaurant not the pitiful excuse for restaurants and nation wide chains we are expected to accept. Long live the Dal Rae!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been going to the
    Tlcrrla
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    We have been going to the Dal Rae for over forty years and our special birthday dinner did not disappoint. They use the freshest ingredients and the wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. I would recommend this as an old school fine dining experience that you don't find much today.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat visitor. Great old
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Repeat visitor. Great old Hollywood feel. Classy and elegant without the stuffiness. Friendly staff. Great food! Love the "tableside" touches.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak restaurant for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Best steak restaurant for the price. Why go to Mortons and pay a'la carte for everything when you get a Prime cut steak with every option included. Never had a bad steak there and I have had a bad experience at more notable steakhouses. Not the best location, but ignore the address and go for the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you live or work in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    If you live or work in the area you have to go to the Dal Rae. It is one of the original great steak houses that chains like Mortons try to imitate. The food is good and the service is great. It takes you back in time and delivers a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This, place is Outsatnding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    This, place is Outsatnding Hard to Believe it's located in Pico Rivera!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We liked the food and the
    Ravished
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    We liked the food and the service and we were very happy with our evening at the Dal Rey. We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too many tables in a small
    Gemfinder
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Too many tables in a small space. Could not walk around comfortably at all. Very noisy because of the over crouding of tables.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food, attentive
    Slick180
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Very good food, attentive and accommodating service...prices above average, but not outrageous. I would definitely return next time I am in that part of the country.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really liked the fact that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    I really liked the fact that I could make reservations on line. The dining experience was okay. I heard so many wonderful comments about Dal Rae that I was let down by the food. The taste of the tomato basil soup was bland. The filet mignon was flavorless and took more time to cut then I expected. I was hoping for it to melt in my mouth. The mashers were extra buttery which I enjoyed. The food took a long time. Our server was nice but seemed aloof. When we asked about the pre-fix menu she didn't bother checking to see if they offered it she said that it was over on Easter but on the bill we received it said the exact dates. I'm thinking she had an "off" night. Overall, I thought it was alright but perhaps I'll give it another try.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The facility provides everything
    Victor
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    The facility provides everything from a romantic piano bar (where fine dining is available) to a secluded meeting room to an open dining room where children and adults can relax in a reasonably quiet classy atmosphere and enjoy the best there is in the way of fine dining. Price isn't that bad for what you get, either.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • O was somewhat disappointed
    TrumpetTom2
    Dined on 2/8/2008
    O was somewhat disappointed with the Crab Louis Salad. I've had better. Not much of anything on it. It was also fairly small to what I'm used to.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A swingin' place thats a total
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/28/2007
    A swingin' place thats a total flashback to the Rat Pack, in a ggod way. The made at your table ceasar salad is amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • With Opentable reservation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/19/2007
    With Opentable reservation, I had to wait additional over an hour to get a seat. They did not honor our reservation nor apologize. Because of Dal Rae, it took almost 5 years before I made any other reservation through opentable. Furthermore, I will never go back to Dal Rae.
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  • This place is a classic for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/23/2007
    This place is a classic for old school style service and dining. The Lobster Thermador was amazing and came in a generous serving. And of course the steaks great - no wonder this place has been around so long.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dal Rae is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/20/2007
    Dal Rae is one of my favorite restaurants. It's a wonderful tribute to old-school service. The food is amazing, and service is unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the Dal Rae. It's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/12/2007
    I love the Dal Rae. It's one of the last great finds. Chopped salad is the best along with the pepper steak. Don't bring your kids there, it's for adult fine dining.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old School fine dining. We've
    MrDibbs
    Dined on 2/18/2007
    Old School fine dining. We've always had a great meal here. Wear loose pants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoy the friendliness and
    MarjeanVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2006
    Enjoy the friendliness and food of this restaurant. Loren & Kevin, the owners, always come to each table to check on things...a very nice touch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall