About Dal Rae
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.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
The valet parking charge is $3.50.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
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.
Dal Rae Ratings and Reviews
Our third time there. We started off great with friendly server, but the food arrival was VERY SLOW. Were they slammed?? It isn't holiday season yet, but they seemed not to be able to handle the crowd on Sunday evening. The food was very good, but service too slow, and we didn't get to see the server very often, timing on desserts was very off. When I asked to take home the rest of my dinner, all the busboy packed was the meat, not the veggies nor the potatoes. I didn't ask for only half my dinner to be packed, I asked for ALL my leftovers to go home with me. This was a major screw-up, yet we got no apology. I think this was a very poor showing of the usually good service at Dal Rae
I took my boyfriend to dinner here last Saturday. Food is always excellent! But this time, we had the most amazing service, Michelle. She went above and beyond! (Although the owner always walks by to greet everyone and he ALWAYS ignores us. Weird. Maybe it's my boyfriend's hat - he thinks he's in the mob or something! But we can't figure out why as we have never had an issue with him)
We went with a party of 8 to celebrate a birthday. Six adults and two 6 year olds. We had a reservation and were sat promptly and got our drinks rather quickly. However, once we placed our food order the service went from great to horrible. Our food didn’t arrive for about 90 minutes after we sat down. The waitress said the cook didn’t see our order. Once we finished eating we wanted to order dessert, but the waitress never came back! Finally over two hours after getting there we decided it was going to take too long to order dessert as the waitress said she could
Microwave desserts to speed them up because the kitchen was busy. We finally walked out at 7:30, two and a half hours later with no dessert. We also had empty drinks throughout the meal. For the price of the restaurant you would expect better service!
Visited the Dal Rae for the first time and was very impressed with the service, vibe and quality of the food. We were meeting up with friends from Hacienda Heights, and found this Pico Rivera spot in our nearby searches. Glad we shared a meal at such a historic spot. Will return to explore their menu further! Their bar looked happening too, but some great music on a Sat night.
I enjoy dining at Dal Rae's three or four times a year. I usually try to take someone who has never been there before so they too can enjoy the dining experience. My friends and I like to have occasional lunches at Dal Rae for a special friends get together
Love the Dal Rae classic 1960s restaurant. Great tableside service. Has all the expected dishes that you rarely find. The place was packed so the noise level was pretty high. I wish it was a little less congested. I understand they are doing their best to accommodate more people.
Food was excellent service warm and friendly. Loved it.
Dal Rae is that hidden gem of a restaurant service classic continental US cuisine tucked away just off the 605 in Pico Rivera, CA. This is a "Go-to" spot for business meals for me when in SoCal. They have a great menu, so "fru-fru fusion" stuff here - great fish, seafood, steaks, chops with the classic sides. Relish tray and bread (flatbread, garlic bread) served to all. The atmosphere is as it has been since the beginning; these places are hard to find. The quality of the food and service is impeccable and old school. I will always return when in SoCal.
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