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Dal Rae

4.8
4.8
4649 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

WON 2021 THE "BEST IN SOUTHLAND" FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. IN THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY,SOUTH BAY, AND THE SAN FERNADO VALLEY.
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (562) 949-2444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    PLEASE CALL INTO RESTAURANT FOR CATERING INFORMATION

  • Private party facilities

    The Dal Rae offers banquet and meeting facilities for private parties of 20 to 80 people. As well as a wide range of menu and bar choices, they offer live entertainment and state of the art communication and multimedia equipment for both business and social events.

  • Private party contact

    Kevin Smith: (866) 944-4532

  • Neighborhood

    Pico Rivera

  • Cross street

    Rosemead Blvd.

  • Parking details

    The valet parking charge is $ 4.50 daytime and $6.00 in the evening

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,649 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Overall

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Food

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Service

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Value

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Special Occasion

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    American

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  1. J

    June

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I went to Dal Rae for the first time last night for dinner. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. The food was good and the ambiance inside was nice as well. There was a singer in the bar area singing live music which was nice. Our server was great, but I was a bit disappointed that she didn't sing happy birthday or give my husband a birthday treat (the restaurant told me they would). When I called prior that day, the restaurant confirmed that they were aware that this was for his birthday, and the server even asked us if we were celebrating a special occasion. There were other servers singing happy birthday to their table, but we didn't get get that kind of service with our server unfortunately. Anyway, we started off with oysters. They were delicious. The starter bread was really good too. They gave a good variety of breads. My husband got the ribeye steak medium rare. He got it with their famous pepper sauce (bacon, onion, peppercorn, mixture pepper) for only $1.75 more. The cook was good on the steak. I got the seabass. It was flavorful and flakey. We got the baked potato and tomatoes for our side. Everything was good. Surprisingly, we really liked the tomatoes. We also ordered a side of mac and cheese but that was disappointing. It was kind of basic and under seasoned. It tasted better once we added more salt. The cheese had a gritty texture which was weird. I would not recommend the mac n cheese. We finished our meal with a chocolate soufflé. It was delicious...totally recommend it. Overall, we enjoyed our experience at Dal Rae. It's good for the price especially since you get sides with your main entrée.
  2. Q

    Queen13

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Atmosphere & food where great. The service was good however seemed rushed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Service was excellent like always. Food was amazing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing and the food was great
  5. L

    Lovely

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only disappointment was that the Dal Rae knew we were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and did not surpirse us with a celebratory dessert of any kind. No acknowledgment. :-(
  6. l

    libbyh

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I was very disappointed in their caesar salad, it was not as good as it once was. It tasted very generic, like you could get at any coffee shop. The others at our table were also disappointed in their food. My husband ordered the sole and it was good.
  7. JB

    JeffB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  8. K

    Kimberboe

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best restaurant and overall experience in dining.
  9. CM

    CesarM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    I’ve been to this restaurant before it’s great but this last service was not good I waitress basically wanted us to leave and hurry up
  10. M

    Manoftaste

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have had since the last time I ate there. It’s been a long time and I regret being away for so long. But one bite and it was like I never left. Ambiance is a very old school Vegas steakhouse vibe. Live band, amazing bar, outstanding service. Comfort and style from beginning to end. Classy joint for classy people with the best food I have ever eaten. Tonight was no exception. Crab cakes are delicious. Caesar salad is still something special even though there’s no more table side prep (likely due to Covid). Steaks, lobsters are fall apart, melt in your mouth decadence. Side dishes hold their own and are full of flavor. TRY THE TOMATOES! They will change your life, man! The service I cannot say enough about. Even those that aren’t servicing your table are extremely generous with their time & cordial to you as if you were royalty. All in all, a perfect 10 as a dining experience. I promise I will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Liz was the best
  12. S

    Scoop

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to celebrate our 50th anniversary at the Dal Rae with another couple. The service, food and ambiance were all five-star. The place is popular despite being pricey. We had to wait about a half-hour to get a table. Our reservation was for 7 p.m.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great as usual. Missed the relish plate?
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everything was perfect . The steaks were excellent and the sea bass was even better. Great experience which made our special night even better
  15. RH

    RickH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife for our 21 wedding anniversary and we are still talking about how great everything was. This was our first time at Dal Rae, but not our last. Loved it!
  16. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience the service and food were excellent. We would highly recommend to family and friends.
  17. KH

    KimH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was impeccable, the food, the service and the atmosphere
  18. OL

    OliLo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!! Hands down the best steak I’ve had. The waitress gave us excellent wine recommendations for our taste. The only thing, and obviously I will not hold it against them, is that now that they have an outdoor patio the usually dim romantic ambiance was interrupted every few minutes by the door to the outdoor patio opening and closing. Other than that it was a great experience and we will definitely be back soon. : )
  19. D

    Diane

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful tradition this restaurant carries on and on. The food, service, value bring us back again and again. We asked for 2 exceptions to our order of abalone and we greeted with of course, no problem, exceptional attitude is this day and age, so positive.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day dining in the patio was perfect! Food was prepared exactly as ordered.
  21. RF

    RamonF

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife loves the Chilean Sea bass , so we celebrated her birthday here . I had the prime rib and it didn’t disappoint, Our server was so good , she made us feel very comfortable. This is how restaurants are suppose to be run , great food, great service and awesome environment.
  22. PS

    PS01

    Los Angeles

    556 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    556 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    One of the finest LA steakhouses!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating there and it was delicious the service was excellent, I highly recommend eating here.
  24. LT

    LongT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The peppercorn ribeye was flavorful and tender. The Rockefeller oysters, crab cake, and baked scallops were great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great day at Dal Rae.
  26. MF

    MyrnaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great, my waitress and waiter were amazing and full of life.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great experience. The food was top tier and well cooked . The atmosphere is really romantic , quiet and no too much lighting inside . Took my wife on 6-14-22 for our 7 year anniversary. Our waiter was really professional and patient .
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a Birthday at Del Rae. We enjoyed the ambiance and music while having a conversation at dinner. It made the celebration special.
  29. g

    garyc

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always, have never had a complaint when I’m dining at the dal. Love it
  30. WR

    WesleyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great Filet Magnom. Perfect temp and crust seer. Fresh asparagus. Potato with sour cream and chives (would like bacon option). Martinis were great. Wife got prime rib. Birthday so it was huge. Wait staff was superb. Sara found proper balance of service and quiet time. Manager was attentive. Bus boy (dint know his name) was engaging and funny. Overall great dining with professional staffing.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary!
  32. TM

    TonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want solid service great American fare then your at the right place . The staff knows there stuff . The ambiance is really cool . I tell people about it all the time and they ask where is it ? Pico Rivera hmm they smirk just go . Then comes the phone call next day my smirk . Told you Don’t miss the opportunity for a great night . Tony
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my family came here to celebrate my brothers Graduation. We all loved everything about the place!!! … the food is amazing & the ambiance was perfect!!! Will be coming more often !!
  34. s

    satisfied

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints. Great food, service and atmosphere.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  36. N

    Norie

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous through back to a bygone era of dining. Charming and elegant decor with a friendly and attentive staff. Food cooked to perfection with generous proportions. Delicious libations. A real treat.
  37. S

    Stefanie

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried the Dal Rae for the first time a few days ago for a graduation dinner celebration. We loved the food and the excellent service. We came back again last night for dinner and we experienced the same great food and outstanding service.
  38. J

    Jenny21

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! My new favorite restaurant!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Words can’t describe the experience, simply fantastic. Calamari was super tender, shrimp cocktail cold, large, and just the right amount of horseradish. Cesar Salad OMG.. wife had pepper filet, melted in mouth. I had lamb chops, flavor bomb cooked to perfection. Service was amazing, Enrique and Alyssa could not have taken better care of us.. Old school LA dining at its finest.
  40. KM

    KristyM

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like always the service and food was excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 4649 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Google Map for Dal Rae

9023 E. Washington Blvd. Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rosemead Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Pico Rivera

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    The valet parking charge is $ 4.50 daytime and $6.00 in the evening

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (562) 949-2444

  • Catering

    PLEASE CALL INTO RESTAURANT FOR CATERING INFORMATION

  • Private party facilities

    The Dal Rae offers banquet and meeting facilities for private parties of 20 to 80 people. As well as a wide range of menu and bar choices, they offer live entertainment and state of the art communication and multimedia equipment for both business and social events.

  • Private party contact

    Kevin Smith: (866) 944-4532

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