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Dal Rae

4.8
4.8
5057 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 49 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

    jaclyn steifel: (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 5,057 people are saying

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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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  • Los Angeles

    American

  • 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

    Good for special occasions

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    American

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  1. e

    eldub

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Always a great time at the Dal Rae
  2. EK

    EdwardK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Birthday celebration. Food was good but today we had to wait over an hour for the appetizers to come out.
  3. s

    sgarcia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Del Rae, and definitely coming back! The service was amazing, all the staff was attentive. The bar area was a bit difficult to get service, but it’s common for a busy bar area. Bartender was great. The dining area staff constantly watching your needs from afar to not disturb your dining. Food was great!!!! Definitely coming back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    As usual great food, drinks and service. Unfortunately they forgot to acknowledge our birthday girl. We were there to celebrate her.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Diane H was great and so was the food. It's always a great experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing is ever bad here. Always amazing service, amazing drinks and amazing food!
  7. JH

    JohnH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the Dal Rae is one of my favorite destinations for a fine dining experience. The staff is attentive and the whole operation is run very efficiently. Everybody knows what they are doing, especially the kitchen staff who prepare consistent, exquisite meals that never disappoint. The servers are the best I've encountered anywhere in the L.A. area. Add to the fine food, menu selection and wonderful service, the fact that the ambiance is elegant, refined and has perfect lighting for a romantic dinner setting. One of the last of it's kind in greater Los Angeles, this dining establishment checks off everything on my list of what I want in a place to take out clients or loved ones for a delightful fine dining experience. Cocktails were great. The BEST Martinis! The wine list is comprehensive and sure to have your favorite vintages and varietals. I had escargot for an appetizer, filet mignon with bernaise for my entree, and unlike other steakhouses, it was not ala carte. It actually comes with a vegetable and many potato choices as well as rice pilaf. I've never had better mashed potatoes with perfect seasoning and butter built-in than that provided by the Dal Rae. Even better than granny's. Can we talk dessert? Try the Gold Brick Sundae. Cheers to your next fine dining experience. Make it the Dal Rae
  8. KS

    KarenS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have an excellent experience here. Tonight was no different - excellent! Good and service were amazing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner , Javier was wonderful !
  10. L

    Lilducky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good but a lil on the cool side. Overall would recommend and go again we did order lemon drop martinis and they were not strong at all. Save the money on the drinks but spend on the food.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday - waitress was great
  12. ZD

    ZannieD

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Meal was delicious. Unable to do table-side service with the exception of Cesar salad due to hiring and pandemic.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Timing of entree was poorly timed. Took two hours to get meals.
  14. DH

    DaveHeney

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always attentive and friendly service. Large portion meals. Reasonably priced.
  15. KC

    KevinC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted to take our cousin from overseas for a nice dinner. Because of traffic, different parts of our party were running late from different directions. The host was very accommodating in pushing our reservation 30 minutes which helped us all not to rush and drive safe in the rain. Once all there, the service, ambiance, and food were impeccable as always. I’ve been to Dal Rae several times while most of the party had not. In the end, we were all very impressed by the experience. Thanks Dal Rae for making for a wonderful night for our cousin!
  16. BB

    BretB

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Excellent food and service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great as always. Prices gone up quite a bit.
  18. SB

    StevenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, great Manhattan’s, super delicious food.
  19. T

    Texas

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We had reservations at 8:15. Finally got seated a little after 8:45. Food wasn’t bad, but not worth what you pay for. These are Ruth Chris prices, if not more but the quality wasn’t Ruth Chris or any other fancy steakhouse. We had the Rockefeller Oysters, ribeye steak, and creamed corn. Again, the food wasn’t bad, just expensive for what you’re getting.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We came to Dal Rae for my father’s birthday celebration. We brought him here last year and had a great time. This time we invited other family members and made a reservation several weeks in advance, but it was disappointing. We were seated at a round table in the main dining room rather than a booth we had requested. My brother’s seat was wet - they wiped it down but we realized after there was a leak from the vent above dripping down on his arm. The owner wouldn’t move us to a corner booth because someone more important had requested it and instead he had the table scooted over a few feet so I was then smashed up to the people at the next table. They were unhappy about it as well. The waitress was nice, but clueless. We had to keep asking for her to take our drink order and then it still took forever for them to come. We ordered a Caesar salad, which a man came and made - it tasted good until I found several slimy blobs and I immediately stopped eating it. After that we waited about 45 mins for our food and wine. We wanted to enjoy our time and not rush, but it got awkward after awhile. The waitress said she called for our food to be picked up, which arrived and then sat on the serving trays next to us waiting for her to come pass it out. A few items were wrong and my husband’s steak was cold, but whatever. We let it go because they were busy. After the meal, they brought my dad dessert and we sang happy birthday. The check came, we paid over $600 and as we were finishing up our conversation, a man in a checkered coat came and told us they needed the table and we had to leave. Seriously? We were patient the whole time with the table issues, the inept waitress, the super slow service and they had the nerve to be so rude? Wow. On the way out we told the hostess about it who said it wasn’t her fault. We told her to let the owner know and that we won’t be back. They have their regulars and don’t care, but it sucks to have one less place to go for fine dining.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food excellent . I would go back again
  22. A

    Anthony

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raquel our waitress was so engaging with us. Great food and dessert. Will be back again.
  23. MG

    MarcyG

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to the Dal Rae and I was not disappointed. The food was very good and the service was exceptional. Friendly waitstaff and we were not rushed. Hope to go back very soon.
  24. MO

    MiriamO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time coming to this place and we enjoyed it very much, our server was very attentive with us his service in general was great! I will definitely come back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was treating my BFF to lunch for her birthday and a day of shopping at the Citadel Outlet and elsewhere. So Dal Rae was a perfect spot to stop on the way. I hadn’t been to Dal Rae in a very long time and it didn’t disappoint although the restaurant and valet parking were surprisingly busy and crowded for Thursday lunch. Nonetheless, I had been able to make a 1 pm reservation just the night before, and we only waited about 15 minutes after our rsvp time. The hostess said our wait was a bit longer because we had requested a booth. The holiday lights were still on, lending a very festive and magical air to the dining room, while the booth seating, service and food were excellent but also comfortably relaxed. We thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely lunch of French dip (very tender and juicy) and seafood salad which we split. I will definitely keep Dal Rae in mind for other special occasions!
  26. M

    Mags

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dora is an amazing server. Great food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to the Dal Rey for many years and it never disappoints!
  28. B

    Browsbyhector

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place looked great, staff is all friendly and nice, food was so good. 10/10
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The Sea Bass was incredible!
  30. CS

    CarmenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got together to celebrate our friend from out of town and when we walked in he was amazed at how beautiful it was. We sat at our table and our server was so polite and we had an amazing dinner. We have been going to Dal Rae for decades and never disappointed. Our friend was super happy with food, service and the beautiful Xmas decorations.
  31. DD

    DaleD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Post Christmas celebration with friends. Service was excellent as were our meals from appetizers to dessert.
  32. LD

    LuvDiningOut

    Los Angeles

    386 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    386 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dal Rae’s continues to be a lovely and quality experience. It is both old-fashioned with historic character and very modern in its dishes and presentations. The decor is sumptuous, especially during the Holidays, and it offers comfort and in both the furnishings and the classic music. The cuisine is traditional American and always prepared with style and exquisite taste. Service if exceedingly capable and very friendly. A special occasion treat as always.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local restaurant with fantastic service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I realize it was a Saturday night and that the restaurant was very very booked and there were also a couple big private parties but the service was not what I’m used to at this particular restaurant and the food was great up until the main entrée in which someone at the table ordered prime rib medium rare And it came out so bloody that we had to send it back and when it came back out to the table after having a couple bites and there is a huge hair in her mouth… We had asked for Brandon as their server, he’s amazing but we were given a lady who is very polite and nice although she forgot a few sauces… etc… we were seated at the far north west corner of the restaurant near the exit to I guess a banquet room or something and the staff kept having to squeeze by to get all the big trays into the banquet room and they were actually pushing on my chair and a couple times pushed on my shoulder and asked me to lean forward…. we kind of made it a game to see how many times I would get bumped, Stop counting after 25… I will go back because the service is usually amazing and the food is usually on point and I live very happy! I should’ve known better than a Saturday night! Everybody there is very friendly and they do work hard!
  35. SM

    SuzanneM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love going to eat at the Del Rae especially during the holidays because they do a beautiful job decorating the rooms with light. It is like going into a winter wonderland without the snow. The food and ambiance is always great and the servers are all friendly. Everything they serve is top quality you will not be disappointed in anything you eat.
  36. C

    Cathy

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want notch service and excellent food this is the place to go. Never a bad experience.
  37. AD

    AneelaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, was very happy to see that holiday decorations were still up.
  38. LH

    LydiaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was gracious, accommodating while professional. The food was absolutely outstanding. My favorite restaurant for special occasions.
  39. K

    Karen

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite place to come for seabass, it's simply delicious. The ambiance of the restaurant is my second favorite thing about this place, next to the garlic cheese bread!
  40. RB

    ReijiroB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Friendly service. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for top quality food.

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 5057 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 49 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

    jaclyn steifel: (866) 944-4532

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