Dal Rae

4.8
4311 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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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 4311 people are saying
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BruceC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific food, cocktails, and service at Dal Rae!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, reminded us of the supperclubs in the Midwest.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, food, and service. Everything we had from appetizers(calamari was crispy and tender and stuffed mushrooms with crab were ridiculously delicious real crab), main dishes(prime rib was juicy and tender full of flavor and so was the new York prime peppered steak is a must), desserts (apple tart with ice cream was perfectly sweet and warm that paired well with ice cream and creme brûlée with fruit was perfectly light and smooth. I will be a forever returning customer.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice and comfortable atmosphere.

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vipjamie
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job by Dal Rae!!!

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RudolphB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petrole Soul was delicious. Best ever. Indoor dining area ambience was relaxing and comfortable. Classy but not overdone. Professional and courteous servers. Would have liked a larger healthier selection of sides...more veggie selections. Noisy crowd at the bar.

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vipLovegoodfood
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience!
Always delicious and the service is superb!
We were lead to our table as soon as we arrived.
Can’t wait to return!
Thank you, to the staff at the Dal Rae!

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Henrietta
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the prime rib and peppersteak. Both dishes were well prepared.
The service was friendly and efficient. Enjoyable evening.

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Yoly1220
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Our Cocktails ran dry, had to ask for another round but food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

It was my bosses bday and I noted that in the reservation, but no dessert

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vipVeronica
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! service was great, definitely felt like traveling back in time with the decor and lighting. Would definitely go back, prices are not bad either.

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LoriV
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend sitting outside. We sat outside and was glad we did. The inside was too dark and crowded. I saw people having to use their phones to see the menu. Food was great. Sea bass and prime rib was very delicious.

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AliciaJ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every was excellent except for the clam chowder it was very salty.

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FredB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order whatever you want here. Everything is delicious. Haven’t had anything I didn’t like!

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was great, we love the old school decor, but the table next to us in the middle was way too close. Other than that, I give our experience a thumbs up. 👍

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vipRickyD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. I've been a customer for years but first time since COVID started. Same as always. Classic cocktails, classic steakhouse menu. Excellent preparation, quality and presentation. Great for business, celebrations, holidays!

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ManuelD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Great food. Disappointed with the service this time. For a special day it was a disappointment.

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AzwAnna
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the food was amazing. The sea bass was amazing! Everything was awesome!

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vipGloriaK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There was a party of about 10 people seated near us who were celebrating a birthday. They were extremely loud all evening. They made our visit less than enjoyable.

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conniec
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to dal Rae many times, this time I tried the dine l.a. menu. We were not disappointed. Service, food, and ambiance were all wonderful. The regular menu offers a good selection of dishes, we enjoyed them in our past visits. I highly recommend this place!

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NancyQ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my girlfriend’s birthday. It has been on her bucket list to eat at Dal Rae. Dal Rae did not disappoint me. The waitress did an excellent job - she was kind, considerate and very accountable. The food was excellent. The service was great too. We had a wonderful experience dining at your restaurant. Thank you for continuing being the best and still around .

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Grace
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. Miguel was amazing taking care of us. The food was great. The sea bass was the best of all. The peppered filet was good too. Good friends made the evening fun but the service and quality of food just make it great!

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MarkW
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Classic Steakhouse feel and food is very flavorful. Love the relish dish too.

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vip5455
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dal Rae does not disappoint! I’ve been dining here for over 30 years and every time is a treat. On this visit, we both had the house specialty, Chilean Sea Bass. I hadn’t ordered it for awhile, but it is still amazing! Service is always top notch.

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KevL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

From when me and my wife I first walked in to when we left the service was first class. Everyone from the host, the server, and the chefs delivered the highest service. Keep up the great work.

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LoveVegas
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dal Rae is my place to go for special events like birthdays, anniversaries or simply a date night. Recently went to Dal Rae during dineLA. I've been going there during those special occasions as well as dineLA for many years. The dinner menu during October 2021 dineLA was the best ever. The appetizers were wonderful and each of us got the Pepper Filet Mignon. This was the first time I selected the Chocolate Temptation dessert and it was out of this world delicious. Three courses with tea or coffee was worth the price.

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cheframirez2002
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server pleasant, knowledgeable, in general, very good service
Thanks

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RuthieR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Although service by Dawn was good, salad was not fresh and salmon & mashed potatoes were very cold. The bread was not fresh and hard! Also, why is there valet during lunch? Was not expecting this. Finally, I was surprised your Dine LA menu did not include dessert, unlike all the other restaurants I’ve visited since last week. And, no lattes. Very disappointing.

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MThadfun
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went to do DINE LA, but food was kinda bland. Service was good.
Wish the food tasted better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and exceptional service always!

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GABYG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great dinner, great place to celebrate as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice ambiance. Service was good. We tried the Dine LA dinner menu. The salad and dessert were great. The main entree however was just okay. They’re regular menu is way better. I’ll stick to that next time. We’ll be back soon.

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SandiC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food for celebration and soul. When having special deals, servers are in a hurry to get you out.

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KristyT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have eaten at Dine la at Dal Rae for the past 10 years and are very happy with their dinner selection.


I was disappointed with their lunch DineLA. Salmon was not grilled enough and the
appetizer portion was very small.

Including tips, paid $65, thought it was overpriced

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food just very poor, onion soup- too watery, cheese was plastic-y, crab stuffed mushroom - just didn’t taste good. Steak was okay, seemed more like mincemeat, chicken parmsesan bland

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RommelO
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Dal Rae because Dine LA was on. We were expecting that they will cut out some portion of the food and quality will not be as good since we ordered off the Dine LA menu but they exceeded our expectations.

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Den2063
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and we enjoyed our dinner. Chilean Sea Bass is always my favorite .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Del área is a classic, old school restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!

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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 4311 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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