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Dal Rae

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3804 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was off the charts good! The wedge salad with the most favorable blue cheese, to the Chilean sea bass and the best prime rib ever. Don’t know their seasoning secret but it was awesome.

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AMG2020
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The hosted was very rude
My party arrived early, followed instructions and waited outside as instructed by posted Covid information. Instead of checking us in she took other guests that did not follow instructions and worse when I inquired, there was no apology, there was no acknowledgement for her obvious prejudice. So rude

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chrisC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, service and ambiance. Our waiter Gabriel was the best waiter we have ever had. Took my parents for their birthdays and it was their first time. We had a driver so we could really enjoy ourselves. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I would definitely return.

Only negative, They charge $6.00 for valet to park your car in the restaurant’s parking lot. You can’t self park in their parking lot.

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Meryl
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the evening at the Dal Rae was filled with amazing food and drink - and great service.

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LESLIEL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week great selection of food and for the price very nice. I had the Chilean sea bass was delicious and the creme brûlée really good. Service was great our waitress very professional and courteous. Came around just enough to make sure our glasses we’re filled. Manager came around to make sure we enjoyed everything.

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sandyc
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! We did not wait long for our food.

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vipLovegoodfood
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer is truly wonderful to have as a server!
Even with a mask & face shield on, she is smiling, cheerful & positive! The perfect server.
As always, the food was better than delicious!
We’ll be back soon!

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vipirma
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dal Rae continues to provide an outstanding dining experience in this outdoor environment. The staff is awesome and the food is exceptional! Will keep coming back

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Bkarsin
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our server when she collected the plate and fork, she didn't do a very good job on that. She splashed the blood of the steak on my right arm and skirt. It was a dry clean only skirt.

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MichaelM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food at reasonable prices for a good restaurant. Service is very good and ambience is acceptable considering the circumstances. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. The service and food are always great! I’m taking into account, that because of covid, Dal Rae’s dress code wasn’t being enforced. Kids in sweats. Some guy walked in with shorts and flip-flops. It’s nice to get dressed accordingly to a nice restaurant. Oh well. I guess I’ll just overdress.

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sherbear
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Delicious food as always

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vipKrMK
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. The service and food are always great. We came from OC to enjoy the DineLA menu. I also appreciated all the efforts they put into their COVID protocol. From personal experience, i know its a challenge to implement a good plan.

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KirkL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The waiter was fantastic. The outdoor patio seating was very nice.

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OmarO
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got a magic show and jokes by our waiter. ❤️❤️ Will absolutely come back. The Ahi tuna tower was delicious, It only came with one wanton as garnish, would it be ok if I asked for more?

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EricM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was fantastic and the service was excellent! There are not too many places left where the owner will walk the floor and make you feel like an old friend but Lorin always takes the time to make his rounds. The outside seating was very well put together and made the al fresco dinning experience very enjoyable. Thank you for a wonderful 19th wedding anniversary.

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MarkW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Excellent service and great ambiance. The food was as good as ever! Still my favorite place to enjoy a fabulous dining experience!

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vipEarl
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dal Rae has always been one of our favorite restaurants.. Due to covid19 it was closed until June.. They have built an extra patio to comply with safety standards. We felt safe and Dawn our favorite server took excellent care of us. The food is the same..wonderful.
Will definitely recommend & will be back.

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FoodieT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dal Rae never disappoints. We enjoy celebrating special occasions here, whether it’s a birthday or anniversary. This time we took advantage of the DineLA menu. The menu offered an enticing selection for each course. I usually order the prime rib, but I went with the filet mignon and it was perfectly cooked and the pepper sauce was delectable. My boyfriend was went with his favorite Chilean sea bass entree which was cooked to perfection. The service was excellent and we were extremely satisfied with the quality and freshness of our meal. We were seated in the outdoor patio dining area which had a beautiful wall fountain. The ambiance made for a romantic dining experience.

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HARRYJ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service, but patio noise was excessive from folks talking so loud and so much.

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PaulH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID-19 impacted all restaurants, however, Da Rae put a lot of efforts to their outdoor dining patios. Great job!

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RuthC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a place that has wonderful food and service that surpasses your expectations - Dal Rae is the place you have to try. From the time you walk into this restaurant, it takes you back to a pass where you are treated like you are the only one having dinner there. Every person that works there makes you feel like a king or queen. The amazing food as far as I am concerned is some of the best I have ever tasted. You have to try Dal Rae and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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vipGrrrrrrrrlf
Los Angeles
165 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We sat in the outdoor patio--recommended. They are working hard to try and make it "work" under COVID! We both ordered petrale sole--normally, excellent, but it was oversalted this time around. The sommelier brought extra wine for me to try--great guy! All in all, a very nice dinner given the circumstances.

One minor problem--the family at the next table had a child who was on her cell phone watching a program, with sound. That was annoying. I would like ALL restaurants to have a policy of no cell phones at the tables.

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vipMileageJunkie
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

#dineLA

Impeccable service and great food.

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AlexR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent except it was an exceptionally hot day and it would have been nice if the fans were a little better in the outdoor seating are. No other complaints. Food was amazing as was the service.

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Henrietta
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our meals were delicious especially their signature pepper steak.
Service by all the waitstaff was attentive.

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Leolove
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s 50th bday dinner!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful outdoor dining experience. Server was very attentive, food and drinks were good, and dessert was amazing.

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Jsote6
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I ordered the crab stuffed mushrooms and the veal Oscar. The mushrooms were stuffed with fresh crab and the veal was cooked to perfection.

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Jova
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in Pico Rivera for almost 25 years and just went for the 1st time on 9/5/2020. I regret waiting that long to visit this gem.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was okay, I was expecting excellence. The mash potatoes had extreme garlic. The rice pilaf wasn't cooked enough. Filet mignon was ok

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CarlosG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The service was outstanding.

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LadyVMartinez
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Servers did a great job. They have a nice outdoor seating area. Appetizers and main course were amazing. The creme Brule was disappointing.

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berkeleybear50
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is exquisite and service is always amazing. A must go for great evening

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vipmanacapuru
Minneapolis
161 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Dal Rae is certainly one of those old school LA steak places. Expensive but worth it when you are celebrating. Gabriel was manager that night and his attention to detail was superb. Looking forward to my leftovers for lunch today. The portions are HUGE!

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vipMickiLynn
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

They’ve done a great job for in these COVID times. Food was excellent! Our waiter was great, but it seemed that the food service was quite slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, only complaint was out of oysters, I rather know they are ordering enough to serve fresh vs selling not do fresh oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I don’t get the point in reserving a table at 8 when we didn’t get seated until 9pm. Then, my husbands steak was very oily, inedible. Awful. Never again.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so good and prices are very reasonable. Good place for everyone

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Dal Rae offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 949-2444.

Dal Rae is rated 4.8 stars by 3804 OpenTable diners.

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