Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Thanksgiving at The Derby is a dining experience the entire family will enjoy. In order to avoid cancellation fees, please be sure to modify or cancel before November 21st. After that it will become a permanent reservation and will be subject to a $25 fee per person that does not arrive.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Celebrate Christmas Eve with our amazing display of Christmas decorations and delicious food. In order to avoid cancellation fees, please be sure to modify or cancel before December 17th. After that it will become a permanent reservation and will be subject to $25 fee/person that does not arrive.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Celebrate the new year with us at The Derby. In order to avoid cancellation fees, please be sure to modify or cancel before December 24th. After that it will become a permanent reservation and will be subject to a $25 fee per person that does not arrive
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
This is an exceptional dining experience. Loved it
Delicious food & great service as always! Thank you!
We have had several good experiences at the Derby in the past. True, it's overpriced. But it is an iconic "red leather" steak house with a horse racing themed ambiance that is unique and fun. However, our experience two nights ago was poor. First, the restaurant was freezing cold - AC perhaps set for working employees, but not for sedentary diners. On the upside, they turned down the AC when my wife noted the blizzard. More importantly, the service was very slow - a circumstances that our server apologized for (without any prompting). And when the food arrived, my wife's "medium well done" steak was blood red and had to be sent back. It returned correctly cooked, but a twice-cooked steak isn't exactly what we paid $35 for. Other than extra cheese bread during the long wait to be served, there was no effort to apologize for the wait and uncooked steak (a scoop of ice cream would have gone a long way toward making the total $140 dinner for 2 a bit more digestable). I hope it was just an off night. So we shall try the Derby again. But "fool me twice" and I won't go back for "try three."
Sat near a large party with children screaming loud was kind of annoying.
We had the most delightful waitress - Nicole! She really enhanced our evening.
No one came by our table for the first 10 minutes. Got a little nervous thinking this was not a good sign. Then the manager Tyler came by, apologized for the wait, and then turned us over to Thomas. Everything was great after that. Service was exceptional, the grilled halibut and wedge salad was delicious and the prime rib cooked to perfection. Lovely dining room, nice and relaxed atmosphere! Great restaurant for a special occasion or just anytime you want an excellent meal! Definitely will be returning!
The Derby Delight of four slices was not a good value. Excellent quality and sauce.
We have had many happy occasions celebrated at the Derby and hope to continue the tradition.
The ambiance, the food, the attention given by the staff is what makes the Derby so enjoyable.
We hope you continue the tradition as well, Jermo! We pride ourselves on providing all of our guests with an amazing experience. We're looking forward to your next visit!
The Derby is always perfect. Great service, Vern, our waiter was delightful.
Thank you so much for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Tyler Z. General Manager
Service was great but very disappointed with one of the meals with our table of 4. The menu said it was stuffed halibut and was stuffed with crab and shrimp. Well my food arrived and the halibut had a tiny bit of crab and shrimp and a lot of mushrooms which I do not like and will not eat. After mentioning it to the waiter, he checked the menu and agreed with me it was not listed. The manager came over and told us he would consider changing the menu. He also had the waiter bring us baked Alaska for dessert which made no sense as our dinners came with it. I would have rather had him take off my entree which I did not eat one bite of & at very least just charged me for the baked potato which is the only thing I ate. I will return as I enjoy this restaurant and we had a good time. Just ask the waiter next time what is in anything that is stuffed.
I loved the old school feel of The Derby. The brickwork, soft lights and red upholstered booths really set the mood for a unique experience. Our server was attentive but not intrusive: just right. I ordered a salad because I wanted to try the Baked Alaska. The salad was plentiful and I took 1/2 of it home. Now, the presentation of the Baked Alaska was phenomenal. It was brought tableside and was ignited before our very eyes. It was perfect to split between 2 people and the taste: delicious!! A perfect ending to a perfect experience. I will have to go back again and try a real dinner item. I could not give it a higher recommendation!
Great place, great food, great entertainment. The seats are a little dated, the bus boys were cleaning my table before I was able to finish my food. Other than that the steak and crab cakes were stupendous!
Frequent diner at The Derby restaurant for special occasions. Made Oct 4 reservation for my son’s birthday celebration and requested special table setup for elderly person using walker for mobility assistance. Food, service, setup was great and all met expectations. Thanks for another memorable occasion. We’ll be back.
Great food and service, just noisy in bar
Everything was perfect this evening at the Derby. Food was wonderful and the service was perfect. Definitely a repeat
Thank you for visiting us. We hope to see you again soon!
Outstanding! The food was excellent and our waiter made the evening even more special!
Thank you for the great review, Terri. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
It was our first time at the Derby and we were celebrating my father’s 70th Birthday. Everything was perfect! The restaurant is beautiful and classy. We got a big comfy vintage booth and we were lucky enough to get Barbara as our server. She has a great sense of humor and made us feel so comfortable right away. We felt so special. They brought complimentary dessert they they poured rum over and lit on fire. Such a great presentation! The steak the best I’ve has in my life. I can’t wait to go back and get it again. From the garlic bread to the cocktails, this place is amazing!
Hi Katie, Thank you for the great review. Barbara is one of the best. We can't wait to have you back- see you again soon! Best, Tyler Z. General Manager
Been coming to the Derby for special occasions for some time. The food is always excellent as it was this time. Was my wife's birthday and the served a complimentary Baked Alaska that was delicious. The waiter (Robbie) was entertaining and made the experience that much more enjoyable.
Thank you for the great review, Cooper. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Nice and historic restaurant, where food choices have been well honed over decades. We ordered after a large party and sometimes went a long while without seeing a server, but the service was friendly, and the food did not disappoint.
The food is always good! The service was OUTSTANDING. It was a fun experience!
A staple in the San Gabriel Valley. Great history and great place to enjoy. Food, drinks and especially the staff are top notch
Great ambiance and food, our waiter was funny and well versed on the menu, def one of our favorite date spots
Amazing food, beautiful timeless decor, quiet and romantic. Can’t wait to return!!
Always good. Friendly and efficient service. Good always good. Dependable .
We went to the Derby to celebrate my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. They love the Derby and felt we honored them by taking them there. The staff was professional and personable. We were seated at our reservation time. The food is amazing! It was fresh and favorable. There were many items to choose from. The only complaint I had was they didn't offer my parents a complementary dessert. Sixty years deserves a free piece of cake! Overall it was a fun and memorable evening.
The rib eye steak was ordered Medium rare and it was not Juicey, just average flavor but the other sides were good, cheese garlic bread was awesome. The server was awesome: african american gentleman was great, provided a nice experience at the table
Hello, I am very to hear your steak was not juicy. It surprises me to hear this as steaks are what we do best! Did you have a chance to speak with a manager regarding your dissatisfaction? We would have been happy to correct the situation as our USDA Prime steaks are usually juicy and flavorful. I will be sure to share your kind words with your server, Chris- they are greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Tyler Z. General manager
Wonderful experience, our server was stellar!
Thank you for the great review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Tyler Z. General Manager
Great service and food. Thank you fir making our anniversary so special!!! Bill and Ann Nicola
Hi Bill and Ann! Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us. It means a ton that you chose to join us on your special day. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Thank you, Tyler Z. General Manager
Barbara, our favorite server was very busy. We missed her service and her sense of humor. We will see her next time
Hi Nick, I'm sorry to hear that Barbara was very busy, it actually happens often, she's quite popular! She will be here with her one-of-a-kind service and humor next time you visit us. Be sure to request her section when you make your reservation! Best, Tyler Z. General Manager
Barbara Corey is the very best server ever and so much fun.
We love to dine with Barbara.
Terry, I couldn't agree more with you. We're looking forward to your next visit. Thank you, Tyler Z. General Manager
Excellent food and service as always
Excellent service, waitress very attentive to our needs.
Thank you for the kind review, Rodel. We look forward to your next visit! Best, Tyler Z. General Manager
This was my first, but certainly not last time at The Derby. I have been a racing buff since I was a child. My father used to take me to Agua Caliente in Tijuana, Del Mar, Hollywood Park, and Santa Anita. We live in San Clemente and were going to see the Rolling Stones at the Rose Bowl and I thought this would be a real treat for a pre-concert dinner, it exceeded my expectations.
The decor is retro chic with a racing theme and it stirred many a memory. From the painting of Willie Shoemaker to Laffit Pincay's tack in the trophy case, as my fiance said, "Joe was in heaven". Classic "Steakhouse Red" booths greeted us with the comfort of my favorite shoes. and soon a perfect vodka martini was sitting in front of me. I ordered the Gary Stevens Delmonico New York and it was cooked to perfection! Ask for the garlic cheese bread as it's a real treat. My other half had the scampi. She loved it.
I can't wait for the next time, that time it'll be after going to Santa Anita!
Hi Joe, Thank you for the amazing review. Your server, Margaret appreciated your kind words as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Tyler Z. General Manager
It was our 48th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed our dinner and time at The Derby.
Mary, Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us! Congratulations on your 48 years. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Tyler Z. General Manager
Dry, bland, boring, flavorless but too salty food...will never return again.
We wanted a night out after a long week. There was a family next to us with three small kids who were extremely noisy. IPads playing movies for the kids, crying, screaming and then the parents encouraging the kids to get up and dance in the are in front of the singer (who was awesome btw).
I don’t feel the Derby is an appropriate restaurant for small children, but the lack of consideration for the other customers by the parents was unpalatable. I realize restaurants cannot manage families, but maybe an area of the restaurant could be designated as a “family with small children area” and that’s not where music is being performed.
Hi Jim, I am very sorry to hear that the family next to you disrupted your dinner. While we do our very best to seat families with small children away from other parties, at times that is not possible. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and the live music and we hope to see you again soon.
Margaret was wonderful in every way: she was able to handle everyone’s special requests with a smile, she had a great sense of humor, and genuinely seemed to enjoy serving us! Everyone had a good time and loved their meals. We’ll be back.
A totally lousy dining experience when we are told at the end of our meal we could not use the Derby gift cards from Costco Because we ordered food off the price fix menu. This is something that was not mentioned to us and even though they have it mentioned at the very bottom of the menu in very tiny practically unreadable print, the server didn't mention it at all to us and we are left with $200 in gift cards we could not use. The management could have cared less and we were stuck with a very expensive bill. Not happy and have zero desire to go back there.
Hi Karen, I am sorry that you had a lousy experience. We strive to provide every one of our guests with an incredible experience. As I said when we spoke that night, I do understand your frustration and I do care. We take our guests' opinions very seriously and due to that I have discussed the policy with my team and we will no longer be enforcing it. Costco gift cards are now accepted for both our DineLA as well as our happy hour menus. I hope that you join us again soon. Best, Tyler Z.
Great for any occasion, lunch or dinner. Our family has been coming here for years. Great old school atmosphere, great menu, and waitstaff is outstanding top to bottom.
Crab cake tasty and presented nicely. Prime rib and shrimp yummy. Mac and cheese delicious. Chocolate mousse cake was horrible. They need better deserts. However, the traditional baked Alaska can’t be beat!