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
I am a frequent customer to Dal Rae but I can tell you that If this were my first time, I'd NEVER go Back. The service was Terrible, The Server was Terrible and the food was not as I ordered it. VERY DISAPPOINTING. The server actually seemed upset when I sent the food back. As I mentioned I am a Regular at Dal Rae and I'm sure ill be back but I can honestly say This visit was the Worst Experience was THE WORST. I've had better at Denny's. I don't know waiters name or I'd put him on blast but I do know if I ever get him again I'll quickly asked to be moved from his section. Not what I expect from Dal Rae
The restraurant is a "blast from the past!" the food and the service was all 5 star. We celebrated a Christmas Dinner with friends after a festive music concert and it was perfect. The wine list was very good and we indulged in 2 bottles. I would highly recommend this place for a special occasion because it is a little expensive, but as they say, you get what you pay for, and at this place you get every penny's worth! A 5 Star all the way.
The only complaint I have is the menu change. They have a holiday menu that is VERY limited. I ordered the turkey sandwich and it was very bland and the bread was very hard and dry. It was difficult to bite into the sandwich. I had to switch out the baguette bread for the bread they bring you when you first arrive. I loved the Christmas decorations, they are very festive and beautiful. I will be there again soon for a business meeting and will order something different. Our server was not very attentive but, maybe because they were busy. Still, for the prices at this place, we should have excellent service.
Food was amazing! Everyone enjoyed the Brie appetizer and their entrees. Unfortunately, when we arrived for this special occasion luncheon with reservations, we were shown to a banquet table meant for 3 people. We asked to be moved to a table with chairs because members in our party could not fit at this table. The seating hostess was short with me, and said they didn't have room. She moved us to a table in the bar area. The table itself was better, but we were at a table in the middle of the room and the bar was loud, and had people bumping our chairs ever few minutes - not what I wanted for a special holiday lunch for my staff. There was also many elderly people that were trying to negotiate the aisles, and it was very difficult due to the close proximity of the tables. I was disappointed.
This restaurant has always been our favorite no matter where we are, no matter how exclusive we always have a wonderful dining experience at the Dal Rae.
Thank you for continuing your top notch service, superior food and warm welcome every time we come.
Love the Holiday Decorations🌲
Great food, great service, but that was expected. I've been coming to this establishment since the 1990s. The food never disappoints. Parking is not a problem - they have valet. Prices of the food items are commensurate with taste and portions. Will, & have, recommended this place.
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CELEBRATION LOCATIONS. PRIME RIB IS FANTASTIC. STAFF FROM VALET TO HOSTESS TO BARTENDERS TO WAIT STAFF ARE ATTENTIVE AND HELPFUL. THEY SEEM TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT BEFORE YOU DO. THEY SERVE A VEGI PLATE SO THAT YOU CAN NIBBLE WHILE CHECKING OUT THE MENU. THEY WERE DECORATED FOR THE HOLIDAYS--MOSTLY WHITE, BUT VERY TASTEFULLY DONE. NORMAL AMBIANCE IS LIKE A GENTLEMAN'S CLUB. LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEXT VISIT.
Food was great and our bus boy was fanatic as for our waitress she was rude forgot some of our side dishes and we felt rushed by her she only came by when she had to bring us our food when it was time to pay we waited 20 minutes and she was no where to be found so another waitress took our bill hopefully when we go back we won’t get her again.
This was our seventh visit all on holidays. All were wonderful. This time made an 'Open Table' reservation a month ahead. Got there on time an annexed to a noisy side dinning area. No ambiance. Service was mediocre. Rushed. Dessert delivered while still eating main course. Was this because I booked on Open Table ? I have always in the past booked directly with the restaurant.
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.
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