Dal Rae

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$31 to $50
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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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4.8
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FM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a 5:30 reservation. We were seated right at 5:30 but had to wait almost 5 minutes before our server came. She brought menus but didn't take a drink order for possibly another 5 minutes. It was certainly different than most places I've been to.
After the delay in menus and drink orders, everything went good. I'm thinking your servers don't start working until 5:30 and by the time they get ready, it's 5:40.
If I go again I'll make reservations for 6pm.

LA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. Always a good experience.

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary! Looking forward to coming back next year and bringing the kids. Steaks were the bomb, and so was our server Robert.

DR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to the Dal Rae for over 50 years. it is an old standard with great food, service and tradition.

WA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The large Filet Mignon Pepper Steak was outstanding. Delicious and cooked to perfection. The Justin Cabernet we ordered was the perfect accompaniment. Our dessert treat was a Grand Marnier soufflé, which we ordered in advance. It arrived on time and was exquisite. The Caesar salad was prepared at table, replete with anchovies. All in all, it was a wonderful night out for my wife and myself. When you consider the steaks were large enough to provide a second meal at home, the dinner was an outstanding value.

R
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary at the Dal Rae. As we entered the restaurant we were greeted by a beautiful girl with dark hair who immediately said to us happy anniversary. What a super nice touch to begin the evening. We were warmly greeted by Ruben who took time to ask how our day was. He was very personable and paid attention to every detail throughout our dinner. Ruben is a wonderful asset to the Dal Rae restaurant. We were at the restaurant about a month and a half ago and were talking to a Buser whose name is Axel. He recognized us and drop by to see if there was anything we needed at our table. We thought that was so Nice to be acknowledged. As our evening progressed we could see Axel working many tables throughout the restaurant with ease. He seems like a very professional young man and also an asset to the Dal Rae. We just love the Dal Rae restraunt. People like Ruben , Axel and the young lady at the hostess desk made our evening even more special thank you very much !

E
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was very busy and tables were close together with large groups next to us with very loud people. Ruben was very nice but overloaded with customers so he was slow. We usually do lunch which is much better.. Love Dawn @ lunch

AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the menu variety and also the friendly table-side preparation of Caeser salad and Steak Diane. Everyone from hostess to maitre'd to waitress and waiter were impressive.

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bring my wife and my little daughter 4 years old, the experience was soo perfect, we arrive at 8:45, and on the table at 8:50, really fast, specially Saturday night, my daughter enjoy all the diner, very very friendly staff, the dinner perfect and everything well!!!, thank you

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Old school classic. Expect a trip back in time and you will be very pleased. Also great Clams, salads. Everyone liked their entrees. Didn’t order one but cocktails looked great and solid wine list.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. Delicious food, a warm and pleasant environment. Excellent service.
We will be back!

S
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pepper steak at the DalRae! This is where to splurge on a very very meal.

RM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our food was good, my wife loved her Lamb Chops and my Double cut Pork chop was a little dry. Very pricey, but our server Helga was excellent!

SM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and overall experience. This place never disappoints on any level.

M
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and services always!

HS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for valentines and were seated about 15-20 min before our actual reservation which was awesome because it was extremely busy when we walked in. It was a prefix menu, $85 for 3 courses. Dal Rae is a bit on the more expensive side but it’s worth it. Food quality amazing, wait staff, managers and hosts were also all amazing. The dining experience was exceptional!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was our second straight year dining at the Dal Rae for Valentines. Food was excellent, the staff very friendly and the restaurant had a very nice ambiance. My only complaint was that it took a long time to be initially waited on and a very long time to have our meal served after placing our orders.

AG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch Menu and atmosphere we were treated like royalty on Valentine's day

SS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly excellent service and lots great food to choose from.

b
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic, old-school type steakhouse with an amazing menu line-up. New York pepper steak is unbelievable. So few of the independent, non-corporate dinner venues remain. Thank goodness Dal Rae is still serving up all the classics!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s

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m
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and food was delicious. A little pricey on our fish plate. But overall we will come again.

NR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service is excellent. Food is good but onion soup is extremely salty.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best scallops ever! The wagyu steak was off the charts too. The service was incredible from start to finish. Thank you Monica

CG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful time. Great dinner and food. I would go again and again great value

EK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was first rate and the food was outstanding.

c
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

the four of us went for lunch... i'll have to say the food was quite good along with the ambience....

i found the noise level to be a bit loud but that seemed to be the nature of the crowd at the time we were there. Not too loud for us to carry on a conversation, though.

my annoyance is along two levels, the first being that for a business lunch the valet parking does not allow for a quick exit if needed, and on this particular day, the service (the waitress was nice and efficient) meaning the food prep took an inordinately long time to be brought out. We ordered the veal marsala, two sea bass luncheons and a pork schnitzel which took about 40"+ to be served i know that this could be improved upon.

M
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service are consistently on point here. Tonight was no exception. Another fabulous evening.

GF
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dal Rae has been executing high end seafood and steaks for generations. The ambiance is great for an old school place with big booths, great drinks and excellent food. The service is also really good and professional. We went to celebrate a birthday and had nothing but good things to say. The sea bass ala ben is amazing! The fish is like butter and sauce is truly unique and note worthy. The peppered steak is one of the best I have ever had and all the sides were really delicious as well.

IM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good is great. We go a few times a year. Servers are hit and miss. Too loud for my taste this time sat close to bar area.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dal Rae never disappoints been going for years
Thanks for a good time...

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my date here for the first time and she had one of the best memories of her life... great experience and I’m glad it turned out beautiful ! Definitely will come back again!!!

KM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world charm. Great menue. They still make their Ceasar Salad tableside.

RR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great service and vibe

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service is great, Saturday night music was the icing on the cake!

SR
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was excellent! No wait for a reservation at 9:30 PM, service was quick easy and food was Great!!!

S
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it impress me their consistency in excellent service and excellent food.

MW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat because the food is delicious. We went to the DineLA promotion and had the sea bass, so good. Dinner was nice and the service was great. I recommend giving Dal Rae a try.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the food 🥰

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