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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.

9023 E. Washington Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Rosemead Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 949-2444

Website:
http://www.dalrae.com/

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.

Parking Details:
The valet parking charge is $3.50.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (112)
Good for Anniversaries (105)
Good for Birthdays (88)
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Good for a Date (82)
Worth the Drive (67)
Romantic (65)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
Business Meals (55)
Cozy (44)
Good for Groups (40)
Bar Seating (37)
Authentic (33)
Notable Wine List (30)
Great for Lunch (28)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fun (24)
Live Music (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Seasonal (14)
People Watching (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Casual (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Disabled Access (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Great Beer (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Dal Rae never fails. We live in Denver but always try to find a reason to go to LA so we can eat here. Prime rib and Caesar salad are amazing. Never had anything else!! Service is great and the manhattans are killers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Came here for the 2018 DineLA Dinner, and it was fantastic! I ended up getting the Chilean Sea Bass, and was super pleased with this dish! The sea bass itself stayed tender, moist and flaky throughout the meal, and even when I had it next day for leftovers. The French Onion Soup is superb! Plentiful amount of cheesy goodness, and inside of the soup was a generous amount of carmelized onions and bread. I definitely recommend getting this soup. The dessert was a Gold Brick Sundae. The chocolate shell covering the vanilla ice was delicious! My only gripe to this was that the lace cookie shell holding the ice cream was too hard to break into, and impossible to eat. They need to soft that shell a little more. As for service, it was excellent and on point. Our server, Jacki was sweet and professional. I would definitely come back here again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

I come for business lunches but rarely at night. It was a special birthday occasion and we had a party of five. Everything was top notch from beginning to end including tableside specialties,(Caesar salad and Banana Flambe.) The Escargots Bourguignonne, pepper steak, sea bass and Grand Marnier Souffle were perfect. Our waitress, Jennifer, was the best, as was our Maitre D.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

Simply outstanding. One of the best steaks I've ever had. A little out of the way but well worth it

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant is a TREASURE!!! From the minute you walk in the door, you feel a great ambiance - one to remember !!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I have yet to be disappointed. The food, ambiance, and spirits were on point. Had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, People Watching, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Only problem was the horrible smoke smell. My clothes still stink. There was someone at the bar smoking nonstop right outside the bar and left the door open the entire time he was outside. The food, service, everything is always top notch. The smoke smell spoiled the overall experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I have been to this place a few times late 2017 and 1/8/18. All these times, service has fallen short of our expectations. Although the waitress was very nice, she failed to come by our desk to see how we were doing. The other 2 guests with me were in need of service and the entire time we were there, the waitress never came to check on us. They did not eat their lunch. I don't like that they don't write down our orders. I asked for very little dressing on my salad and it came drenched in dressing. My friend asked for mustard and dressing from the sandwich on the side and they added it to her sandwich. They took our drink order wrong. Also, upon arriving, the hostess was very cold and unfriendly. I will think twice about coming to this place again. I bring clients here to impress them but, the joke is on me.

Alicia Walters

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food is great. But our service was slow. We had to run out to a meeting and I was held up waiting for the food (so we took it to go which took a while too), and waiting for the bill was another wait. If you are there for a casual dinner it's great. Not for a business lunch if you are pressed for time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Awesome time! Service was on point, never rushed.
Bar experience before dinner could have been better, not much personality or charm felt.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was excellent and the food was great. Old school looking building and interior but great atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It’s always perfect. The reason why we travel to this restaurant is because it is a true dining experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

As always, the DalRae was a lovely dining experience. This visit we brought some friends along that had never experienced the DalRae. The looks on their faces as they ate each bite said it all. From the Caesar salad to the Surf n Turf with Chilean Sea Bass all the way through dessert, they were pleased! Certainly can't complain about that!! Our visit was extraordinary, our friends loved it and so did we!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My 60th birthday celebration

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Staff and our server Carrie, treated us like Royalty!! We had a great New Years Eve/Anniversary!! Thank you!!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

WE WENT FOR OUR THIRD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WHICH IS ON NEW YEARS EVE AND WE HAD A WONDERFUL MEAL. THE RESTAURANT WAS MORE CROWDED THAN USUAL BUT IT WAS NEW YEARS EVE. HAD A 7:00 PM RESERVATION AND WE WERE SERATED BY 7:15. VERY FESTIVE HOLIDAY ATMOSPHERE. I WOULD REECCOMEND DAL RAE TO ANYONE ESPECIALLY FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER, DATE NIGHT OR AN ANNIVERSARY. THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL JUST AS IT HAS BEEN ON EACH OF THE THREE OTHER OCCASIONS THAT WE HAVE DINED THERE. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THE CEASARS SALAD WITH THE TABLESIDE PREPARATION. BEST ONE I HAVE EVER HAD. I HAD A RIB EYE STEAK WHICH WAS PERFECT AND MY HUSBAND HAD TRHE PRIME RIB WHICH WAS HUGE AND PREPARED PERFECTLY. HAD CREME BRULEE FOR DESSERT AND IT WAS SCRUMPIOUS, VEERY CREAMY AND LIGHTY. ALL IN ALL A GREAT ANNIVERSARY MEAL.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Has been my very favorite for many years and never disappoints. Even though this particular evening was New Year’s Eve and they were very busy, they were so well organized and service was impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food ,great service ,waitress was very polite and friendly my steak was perfectly done just like I order will definitely be back like always

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve dinner with my husband and kids.. food was amazing, service was amazing

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We’ve been here before. Our experience in the past has been pleasurable. This time, we left unimpressed. Our main server, Ashley, was horrible. We had to ask for a drink menu twice before getting one. She rarely checked on our table, but was at a nearby table constantly. The gentlemen that was bringing our dishes out was more attentive to us, basically doing Ashley’s job. Had I brought cash, I would have directed the complete tip to him. If we do dine here again, I will specifically ask not to be seated in Ashley’s section. On a previous occasion, Eileen was our server, who made our experience most enjoyable. Because of Ashley’s inefficiencies, our meal was not as great as we would have expected.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Has been best restaurant in area for at least 40 years. Great food and service. Model of consistency.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Visited the restaurant for my boyfriend’s birthday. Although was a bit limited in comparison on what was offered online. I assume it was a holiday menu, the food was delicious and the waitress was very pleasant. There was live music that put everyone in the holiday spirit. Not to mention that my waitress was kind enough to give my boyfriend a surprise dessert for his birthday :)

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dal Rae's dinner menu is over priced, especially the Holiday menu. The portions are reasonable but do not match the price of the meal. As soon as the last course is finished, your check is placed on the table, and the owner stops by every five minutes to thank you for dining with them so that you feel uncomfortable and leave. Since most people are in a hurry to get back to work at lunch, hurrying you to leave isn't a problem.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

100% awesome as per usual.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food & exceptional service, been dining here for over 50years and always excellent in ever detail......😍

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and great service! The filet mignon and signature martinis were great. Thanks!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and enjoyed the Dal Rae in the past, and after a very busy Christmas week, she wanted a break from cooking. We had a reservation on Friday 12/29 at 6:30PM just prior to the restaurant getting very busy.

We were greeted and taken to our table. At the time the restaurant was about 50% full. The Christmas décor was nice.

The table spacing in the main room was too tight for the type of service that is expected for a "premium" restaurant.

As the restaurant became full, the food service was somewhat hampered by the amount of isle area to both allow guest and waiters to pass from table to table. This could be solve by removing one table and making the pathway more accessible.

We prompt had our drink order taken, and shortly after were serviced an excellent assortment of bread and a fresh vegetable platter.

Our server was somewhat disorganized as the room filled up, and we found a somewhat diminished level of service to our table. We had to ask for menu's after 5-10 minutes.

The food was very good. My wife had the sea bass, which was very good. My NY pepper steak ( was good, but I liked the prime rib I had previously better. side dishes were fine.

Once dinner was finished, it took us about 10 minutes to receive back our bill for payment once we tended our credit card.

All in all a good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I love this place, best food of any kind. Everyone is all was nice, right there when or if you need something. Can't ask for better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderfully attentive and professional service in this old school restaurant. We also appreciated attention from one of the owners who even checked to determine if we could have a souffle since it wasn't on the holiday menu. It wasn't an option tonite - but, this gives us the motivation to return, which we will. Quality of the food was very high for all of our choices - beef, seafood & game + really yummy oysters to start & a rich scallop appetizer too. Festive & cheerful environment for the holidays also.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was delicious! It was a very special anniversary dinner, especially with such a helpful and attentive server.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A very enjoyable evening at a very classy place. We were surprised at the energetic crowd during the period between Christmas and New Years. We were happy to celebrate our special occasion at the Dal Rae.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Never been disappointed coming here. Food is always excellent. We ordered 2 Brady cuts of prime rib cooked to perfection. Excellent flavor all the way through. My wife ordered a prime rib/sea bass combo. Another excellent choice. We always ask for Carrie to be our waitress. She is the best.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is a wonderful one-of-a-kind restaurant in this area, there aren't many fine dining places in Pico Riviera/Whittier! We love the old school ambiance, relish tray and delicious pepper steak. Always a favorite!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Unbelievable food, prepared perfectly. The service is top notch as it has always been. Put this place on your bucket list, trust me.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was great. But the service left a bit to be desired. They should have prepared more adequately for the holiday. We had a reservation at 8pm and by 830 we had still not been seated. Instead we had to be relegated to sit in the bar area to have our meal. We made the best out of the situation. Also did not appreciate my meat being over cooked when I asked for it blue and I got medium rare instead. Do not know if I will ever be back.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a lovely late supper at the Dal Rae. Food was great and the service was excellent. The only thing I was disapointing was the music, I thought a pianist or a trio. rather than a guy singing karaoke. Especially on a Saturday nite. Otherwise it would have been perfect.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is worth the drive from Los Angeles. This is classic old school food, served as well as ever. Everything is good: steaks, salads, sides and especially desserts. Where else can you get Cherries Jubilee!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent Christmas dinner!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful place. Service was exceptional. Noisy, but we got through it. We just had to talk a little louder. Beautifully decorated fir Christmas.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We have been going to Dal Rae for over forty years during the Holidays, but this year the service was extremely disappointing (2o minutes to get a menu for our group) and some of the food was not up to the usual fine quality!

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