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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (118)
Good for Anniversaries (96)
Good for a Date (82)
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Good for Birthdays (77)
Romantic (64)
Worth the Drive (60)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Business Meals (47)
Authentic (34)
Bar Seating (31)
Cozy (30)
Great for Lunch (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Live Music (21)
Fun (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Casual (12)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Experience was good, food was average .

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·Dined 7 days ago

A favorite for birthdays and anniversary dinners. Always first class meal and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was very tasty and prepared for a king. I had my usual "surf and turf" along with a cigar on the patio.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Both the Steak ,Fish and Drinks were above average. The Caesar Salad dressing was more like thousand island, too sweet for Caesar. All in all a nice quiet afternoon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was great. Waitress was outstanding above & beyond the call of duty. The gentleman that made our salad was great very informative. Seating was great

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Absolutely remarkable experience -- food was amazing and our server Mary Jean was beyond exceptional! Thank you!! Celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary and it was wonderful!!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was our first time there, and we will definitely be back again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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)

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was fantastic. The food was unbelievable, the wine a plus, we will go back often. Our favorite place to go for great food, good service and a nice, relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great as usual! Unfortunately we weren’t able to get our regular server.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Dal Rae is one of my favorite restaurants to eat at. The food and deserts are always delicious, not to mention the service is always good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Frequent Dal Rae diner. Always outstanding service and food. This visit was no different. Steaks cooked to perfect temp. Big pluses for consistently great service from the hard-working team.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of our favorite places for date night!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great place but server was not up to par. Pianist was good but not a good singer.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great find with a long history of legendary food. I have heard from several friend but patronized for the first time. Was not disappointed. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food is great but the waitress forgot us and were too busy either in the kitchen or watching the Dodger World Series game. Service can be worked on. We were literally forgotten and we needed our check.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server Eileen was extremely helpful and made our experience one to remember. I will definitely suggest this restaurant to friends and family and will be visiting this restaurant again. The bar area is nice and the food is amazing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The escargot was too salty. The medium rare tomohawk steak was dry and didn’t have a lot of flavor. Tables were too close together and too expensive for what you’re getting. The only thing that was exceptional was the service but I wouldn’t go back. Sorry

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great time as usual

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Dianne did an outstanding job taking care of us....she's a tremendous asset and we trust you know this. Thanks again for a delightful dining experience .

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was excellent. Chilean seabass OMG! ERIN was great made the night feel special!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The prime rib and cesar salad were superb. I normally tell people my favorite place for Prime rib is Lawrys. Not anymore we absolutely loved the cut and our service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a great first time experience there. The food was Outstanding and so was the server. She was so nice and professional. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Ramos

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The Dal Rae is hands down the best steakhouse in the LA area. Consistently a superior experience, with excellent cuisine and unmatchable decor.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great classic place, and the steak cannot be beat!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fabulous as always. From the Cesars salad prepared table-side to the Bananas Flambe' the consistent level of excellence is something that can be relied on year after year; decade after decade. Thank you Del Rae!

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent food, great service ... one of my favorite restaurants in So Ca!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Dal Rae is a classic steakhouse where service and food are always delivered in an exceptional manner. One can only imagine the power lunches/dinners served back in the day when the aerospace industry was in its glory days.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Wonderful dining experience over the past 20 years.
The Cesar salad made table side, pepper steak and Chilean sea bass amazing.
A real decadent experience with the soufflés

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Outstanding restaurant with great food, great service, great lively atmosphere. Spectacular in every way and our favorite place. One of the best restaurants in all of Southern CA.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food and great service!! Definitely going back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dinner at the Dal Rae is always enjoyable. The food is excellent and the service as well. We love their Onion Soup, and the Chilean Sea Bass ala Ben is phenomenal! If you have room, try their Grand Marnier Supreme for dessert - you won't be disappointed.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great customer service from waitress "Michelle". Thank you for the slice birthday cake with candle Michelle for birthday girl (my partner), she actually enjoyed herself. We both enjoyed the cozy seating😀 Also food and drinks awesome.😀😀Good job.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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