Dal Rae

4.8
4419 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 4419 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very well taken care of by their staff from the minute we walked in the door until we we walked out! Food was delicious as usual and our server was thee best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service right out from the parking lot. Food was exceptional all the steaks we ordered was cooked correctly (temperature wise). Our drinks came out pretty strong, which is not a bad thing. overall great experience, will recommend and come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch

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NicoleT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, food and ambiance. Dal Rae is a must.

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RaulP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've been to Dal Rae a few times before and I really enjoyed it every time. I live the ambiance it feels very classy without trying. The service is great and everyone is friendly. Everyone really enjoyed the food this last time we went, but I was kind of disappointed in my Duck al' Orange. I'm not saying it was bad or anything and I was not sure what I was expecting, but for $38 I was left a little flat. I will be back as this is one of my favorite places to go for a special night out.

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vipKenF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails our waitress, Liz, the GM, Gabriel and the busboy, Dorian, were outstanding. I don't think I've ever written a review for a bus boy, however, Dorian, was one of the friendliest people I have ever met. His customer service and outlook on life were incredible. He's on his way to much success!

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PatrickG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Definitely returning.

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Speckennedy
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic look forward to going back for great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service & food. Thank you

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ArmandoL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall everything was great. Perfect date night and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Friends Birthday

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff was courteous and made sure we had what we ordered. Our server Lidia was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this spot. Our server, Raquel made the evening. She was attentive to our needs and made sure our wine was always filled. We recommend the Rockefeller oysters, baked scallops, lamb chops and wagyu. The whole menu is amazing.

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SusanD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and our server, Dawn was terrific. Attentive just right!!! The swordfish was done to perfection. Loved that the Christmas decorations were still up.

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vipTracyB
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food, the service and the ambiance! Will definitely head back here soon!

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PattyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & wonderful as usual!

ME
MarkE
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diane was wonderful as our server. The busboy was very attentive. But that’s what I expect from Loren

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Saavedrashomes
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Birthday dinner w family and we truly enjoyed food service atmosphere, only it was a bit crowded but outside of that we had very nice Time. And the valet parking service was awesome .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good experience with service and food.

TB
TeriB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is my families special place to go for celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We love the classic dinner club feel and the food never dissapoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate a late Christmas Dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best pepper steak we ever had.The Rockefeller oysters are delicious! Very attentive waiters. Over all was an excellent experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great- love going there

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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EliasA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual very nice!

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IrmaB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating here for over 10 years I absolutely love the food, too. Too bad they took off some menu items that I loved. Can’t wait for the chocolate soufflé to come back

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FrankD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We got seated late. Very slow service. Prime rib served was very rare when asked for medium. Waitress forgot to serve our appetizer

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RuthH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service exceptional, server went beyond to make sure are dining experience was amazing

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vipMichelleG
Kita-Kanto Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years dinner

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Den2063
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Extremely busy night , waited an hour to be seated but food, staff and servers never disappoint.

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singleguy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual. I don't think someone should go there with the thought of a value place to eat. It's a restaurant that serves excellent food with excellent service.

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FIRSTTIMEBUTNOTLASTTIME
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been celebrating our wedding anniversary every year for the past 9 years having dinner at the Del Rae on New Years Eve, which is when we got married. We usually go with family and/or friends or both to have a great dinner and conversation. This New Years Eve we took my mother in law along with our daughter and a few friends to celebrate. My mother in law remembers back in the day when she would go there with her husband, mom, dad and family for a great steak dinner! The staff there treat you like family and tend to your every need, we love it! I recommend the Del Rae to all my family and friends if you want to have a great time and great food! Thank you!

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PeggyL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valarie and the new kid who boxed our dinner were awesome. Very easy to talk to. Would differently like to sit in there section again.

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DarrylH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute great restaurant I've been going there for 60 years and it is consistently good

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SamO
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very cozy setting elegantly decorated for the holidays. Welcoming atmosphere with a professional and efficient wait staff. Love this iconic classic steakhouse with an excellent seafood menu. Love this classy fine dining establishments.

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CAROLINE
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dal Rae continues to maintain high quality food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a friend couple and all four of us enjoyed dinner very much. The room was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Menu is old school classic with some modern twists. Food is fresh and prepared expertly. Highly recommend this place.

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katerz1
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE The Dal Rae! Wonderful service, beautiful ambience, great food! Highly recommended. Particularly great for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service excellent. The place is very pretty and comfortable. My only complaint is that we had to wait for about half an hour even though we had a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted to treat my son daughter-in-law and daughter and son-in-law do a great dinner. My daughter had never been to the del Rae although I have been going since the 70s

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 4419 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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