Dal Rae

4.8
4353 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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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
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating at the Dal Rae for special occasions for over 30 years. It never ever disappoints. It is beautifully decorated right now for the holidays. The Sea Bass “a la Ben” will forever be my favorite fish dish on the planet! So grateful they survived COVID economy and are going strong. Thanks Dal Rae, I will be back soon!

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vipBenC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic. Service and good were fantastic. Wish you could self park.

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vipVictoriaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i was so moved to see that restaurants like this still exist in the modern world. it was so "old world" and elegant in every way. the ambiance was perfect and the food was outstanding. There was such a warmth and coziness about it and the christmas decorations made you feel like you were at home.
It was a spectacular experience and will go again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress. Very busy but still good service. As always beautiful Christmas decorations

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VivianB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch, as always was phenomenal! Each course was superb and we have the same waitress every time we go. We only go once a year but she remembered us and gave excellent service

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vipAcetheamazingcat
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A long drive for nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Great service and beautiful decorations. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We showed up a few minutes before our reservation time and had to wait, which was acceptable being that we were early. But, there was no waiting area so we just stood by the door.
As soon as we were seated, we were greeted by the wait staff. Our drinks and bread were brought out in a timely manner. Appetizers and main course were also timely and given enough time to enjoy without feeling rushed in between courses.
I would highly recommend and visit again.

AH
AnnaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and not too pricey we celebrated our anniversary here

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pwsteen
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and were looking forward to being pampered as usual at the Dal Rae. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. Gabriella was the server and she was not interested in serving. Her attentiveness was comparable to what you experience at Chili’s. It was so far below what we have come to expect at the Dal Rae over the years we’ve been patronizing it. I asked the assistant manager about the drop in level of service. He said it was due to Covid. I told him the baked potatoes used to be prepared by the server. He mumbled about Covid. I pointed out that the other tables around us received that. Our table didn’t. But our table had Gabriella as the server. He said he would talk to her. I asked him to do that after we left. I couldn’t take a chance on her service deteriorating further. The filet pepper steaks were so-so. My wife’s was done to perfection and was definitely a prime cut. It was a melt in your mouth cut. Mine was chewy and way overdone. I asked Gabriella twice for a small dish of Bernaise sauce to make it palatable. She finally brought it after a lengthy wait. She acted annoyed by us. She dropped by just a few times during our meal. I waited patiently since my steak was not edible as presented from the kitchen. This was not an experience to remember. This was the first bad experience we’ve had at the Dal Rae so we will give it another try. Splendid and memorable service has been the normal in the past. I hope it will return to being customary.

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JulieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, food and the Christmas Decorations were beautiful.

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NancyK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service (Jackie) was amazing. The dinner was fantastic.

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ElvaB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great Thanksgiving, we’re going back right now.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable

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Riley
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and we were greeted by Angie who was to be our server. We explained to her that we wanted to enjoy a cocktail before we ordered and she was very accommodating. She checked with us to make sure everything was OK and when we’re ready to order she was very accommodating with questions about the menu. During our meal Angie checked in on us to make sure we were OK and she opened a bottle of wine for us that was 24 years old and the cork had disintegrated. Without a beat Angie got a carafe and was able to save the wine. Angie also brought out a special dessert for our anniversary. Thank you so much to Angie for making our anniversary evening so special. She is an asset to the Dal Rae.

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Kdelgado5
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always amazing. I’ve been coming here 20+ years. I will keep coming and recommending everyone to come here to eat. I had the Caesar salad which is delicious and the filet mignon with the béarnaise sauce and mashed potatoes delicious yum!

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I MADE RESERVATIONS 2 weeks ahead of time to be sure and get in for dinner. Always like the spinach salad and was told I would have to wait 30 minutes for it.
Now I know to order it right away. The food always tasty and enough to fill me.
During the last two weeks I have eaten at The Regan Steak House and can't think of the other one right now. Del Rae's was the best and I will be returning for birthdays, anniversary etc.,

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Geovanny
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet service was quick, check in was quick, very fast and friendly service from the staff. The peppercorn steak plate was out of this world!

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panthalassa
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy, sophisticated, great food move over Derby. Love it !!!

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Branshor
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. The food and service is always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is amazing!!!

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TonyaC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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SharonS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday and it was awesome! Great old school restaurant with great food and great service! Can’t wait to go back!

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SylviaO
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time and great memories made. Food was delicious, ambiance was amazing and the slices of birthday cake for my sisters was “too die for!”

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Friendsgiving! We all got something different and each enjoyed our meals.

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mrsbsl
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Of course it is almost holiday season, so it was busy, crowded. But they don't have enough waitstaff. It was at least 20 minutes before anyone came to our table.
We ordered garlic cheese bread to have as an appetizer, it didn't come until the entrees came, a long, long wait after we ordered. Don't get me wrong, the server was nice. But she must have had too many tables and we barely saw her all evening.
Food is always good. But it shouldn't take 3 hours to have dinner!!!!

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MaryH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance is always great. The restaurant was very busy for a Thursday night and the dining areas seemed a little crowded with extra tables in the bar area as well as main dining room but we received a booth as requested so I was happy. We were celebrating my boyfriends birthday and it was his first time at the Dal Rae and he loved it. I enjoyed the Veal Oscar and he the 12 oz. Australian Lobster tail with prime rib - all was cooked to perfection. We wish we lived closer so we could dine here more often! I will say I miss the tableside services (ceasar and spinach salad) but understand the health issues.

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ElenaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have a small office crew and wanted to share a wonderful and appreciative lunch. The food and service was great, would visit again. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. My veal piccata was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our birthdays and the Dal Rae was the perfect place to go! Fabulous martinis, amazing food and the ambiance is perfect! Can’t wait to go back!

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cid404
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been there since before the lockdown, but our return here with everything we had hoped it would be.
The service was fantastic, the food was great, and all Covid protocols were followed. What else could you wish for?

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vipShoelover
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurant experiences ever.

SM
SteveM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always top notch. I have never had a bad meal here. We love coming here. Our server seemed a little pushy but, he was young and probably does not have the experience of the other servers we’ve had in the past. That’s the only reason I gave the service 4 stars instead of 5. He was still courteous and friendly but lacks the intuition. Experienced servers don’t interrupt a table while enjoying a starter to take your entree order. Dal Rae isn’t a quick in and out kind of place. You enjoy the time you spend there.

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ErikW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebarated a birthday that evening. The staff was very kind and attentive , the food was wonderful.
Thanks for the wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a late lunch, our first time eating in the restaurant because of Covid. Previously we had gotten to-go food 5 times over this past year, Liz, a staff member had given us a gift card and knew we would love it. Dal Rae became a reward to myself after cancer appointments, your food gave me something to be grateful for, seriously. Rose was our server yesterday, she was FANTASTIC. The food was, as always, THE BEST. The lunch atmosphere was everything I expected, first class all the way. The service was unexcelled. Thank you so much to all the staff at Dal Rae for making a difficult time in my life, easier to take. I can’t wait to enjoy your first class service again soon.
Much Gratitude,

Michael Kelley

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Pennlee
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dal Rae is a favorite meeting place - halfway between me and others. I enjoy Dal Rae every time I meet friends there - and they, too, adopt Dal Rae as a favorite spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience5

We were rushed and pushed to order when i was specific with my reservation for a birthday

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markn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

love the food. Caesar salad fair. You should have liver on the menu

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vipRosaM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, food was amazing!

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WilsonW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ordered Ahi Tuna Tower which is the best we ever had. Chilean sea bass is incredible! The Dal Rae filet Mignon is also cooked perfectly.
We had a great dinner.

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

Dal Rae is rated 4.8 stars by 4353 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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