Dal Rae

4.8
4030 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4030 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipResurge
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal.
Carbonara pasta amazing.
Pepper Steak always great.

Service w Dawn outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale restaurant with great steak and seafood selection. Higher price tag, as in not casual. Drinks are about $16. The overall experience is very worth it and the food is yummy.

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Jack
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and friendly efficient staff. Quality and menus choice have not changed since the pandemic. The limited seating can be problematic and the seating options limited.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Reservation was made a while ago and was seated at the far corner of outdoor tent despite requesting for inside seating as we are dining with my in laws who are older and would like closer access to the restroom. Service was not great. Our food arrived TWO HOURS after we were seated. Table side Caesar salad was no longer made table-side though they still charge table-side pricing and the taste and flavor was not even close to what we remembered it to be. Overall, $400 later we didn’t walk out happy, not with the service, food and ambiance that we experienced. Definitely will not be coming back to the establishment anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely, the food and the service were outstanding!!

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GEORGEG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Great Food ! Lydia was excellent, always there at the right time, and anticipating what we wanted... The Pepper Steaks were cooked perfectly.

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ElvaB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prime rib. Dawn was an awesome server like always

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old fashion restaurant takes you back to the 50’s. Great as always

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PattyW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dal Rae was great. Super nice calm environment.
The food was terrific.
Loved the ahi tuna toast appetizer.
I highly recommend the crusted sea bass. Delicious.
Rose was a super pleasant server.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect!
Way better than Morton’s.

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vipUSCmom
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dal Rae is always a favorite and the food never disappoints. We celebrated our daughter's birthday and they were wonderful to her and the service is great.

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DeborahB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary with a nice quiet dinner, and chose
Dal Rae to have dinner because we love the quality of their food, service and the portions. The restaurant practiced safe seating and everyone wore protective masks for serving. Our server was welcoming, professional, efficient and she was very attentive. The Chilean Sea Bass has never failed us and we always look forward to going to Dal Rae. They have valet parking and the attendants are also very accommodating, professional and friendly. The reason for my 4 star is although our food was amazing, it was a bit cold. We do look forward to going again soon.

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DianaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We asked for a table inside and were seated outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was very nice.

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NadeshikoA
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was absolutely amazing. service was absolutely perfect!

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sherbear
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great 60th birthday dinner at dal rae.

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SteveT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always been one of my favorite restaurants. First time back in a few months and was as good as ever

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JohnS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Just not the same as before. We always dress up when we have gone before. There doesn’t seem to be a dress code any more. People were very sloppy. Very load and a lot of rushing around. Not very welcoming at reception. Don’t think we will go back. Too bad. It use to be our go to for special occasions.

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Julie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Wonderful service from Michelle. Cocktails were great.

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RussellG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best steakhouse and note in Los Angeles area and my hometown of Pico Rivera. Ribeye steak, prime rib, double cut pork chop calamari, chopped salad are favorites. Everything on the menu is worth trying. Don't wait for a special occasion only to dine here

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TracyO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect! Excellent food and great service. I have been coming to Dal Rae’s since the 70’s. Always great!

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RobertS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dal Rae is the epitome of customer service and the highest quality food. Thank you to the staff.

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GabeP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time with friends
Service was top notch
Very attentive

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ElizabethN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Filet mignon needed a little more flavor In the steak.

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KevinW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You can't go wrong here. Old school charm since 1958!

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DianeK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our dining experience here was great. The martinis were just right and the food was delicious. A little bit surprised by no green vegetable side dishes offered on the menu, but asparagus did come with my yummy prime rib. The pepper steak was excellent.

RG
RonG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always great food any issues quickly attended to . old school charm and service great for special occasions.

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VickyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we had a great experience. The food was phenomenal! We will definitely be back.

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Scoop
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, but this place is a bit pricey. But close to worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dad’s 76th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy had a wonderful evening

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garyc
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

after going to the 'dal' for over 25 yrs. i finally got my sister from wyoming to come out to take her here to the dal rae ....WOW, was all she kept saying ! She is a world traveler and has been every where and been lucky enough to eat in some fantastic places, but as she left today, she said she'd never experienced any place that touched her soul like being here. food outstanding, service impeccable, ambiance ...........The dal rae has it all !
thank you ......for just being here.

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vipMike
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were seated in a small patio area that started out very quaint but then a party of 8 was seated to have a dinner meeting and after several bottles of wine, that group got very loud and the patio became not so quaint. 1 of the other tables in the same patio asked to be moved. Guess we should have done the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All booths, perfect special occasion for 4. Top notch service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress and our hostess was exceptionally nice and gave great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time we had the pleasure of dinning at this restaurant, we sat out on the patio due to Covid restrictions. Our friends took us there for my special birthday treat. The food was delicious, I had the filet, cocktails were spot on, and dessert oh my goodness! I love an old fashion steak house with romantic booths. I was hoping one day, I could go back and hopefully get one of those romantic booths once dine in restrictions are lifted. Just our luck last night. We had date night. Dressed up a bit and crossed our fingers for a booth to make it a perfect night. We got a booth! Dinner was delicious! My husband had the bone in rib eye and I had the large peppered filet! Both were excellent! He was in heaven with his bone in rib eye and an old fashion. Can’t wait to go back!

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MarleneG
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our 37th Anniversary and did not disappoint. Excellent food and service. Our favorite special occasion restaurant!

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KarenV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Great for any special occasion or you just want a great dinner!

FAQs

Dal Rae offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 949-2444.

Dal Rae is rated 4.8 stars by 4030 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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