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
Dal Rae is always a great place to eat. I am never disappointed with the food. I recommend the Chilean Sea Bass and I order that most of the time. This time felt like having a sandwich and I loved the prime rib dip sandwich. So good! The restaurant was having an event so it was noisy and the service was a bit slower than usual because of the crowd. I suggest making reservations every time you visit.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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