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The Derby

4.7
2740 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Derby is more than a restaurant. Established in 1922, it has been family owned and operated since 1951. It is a grand museum showcasing some of horse racing’s greatest moments. Diners are invited to take a break from the rush of modern life and travel back to the time of George Woolf, Seabiscuit, and relive the excitement of “The Race of the Century”. We excel in offering the best meat and fresh seafood hand selected by our longtime executive chef that would delight even the most discriminating of taste. Some of the menu highlights include the Bacon Wrapped Filet, Delmonico New York, Prime Rib and Shrimp Scampi. We offer a wide selection of wines by the bottle and by the glass. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal in one of our iconic red leather booths, take in a beautiful evening on our terrace, or watch a sporting event in our bar and lounge. Dining at The Derby can only be compared to the feeling of holding the winning ticket when you smile and know that you made the right choice!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2740 people are saying
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StepheneM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Derby continues to maintain their high standard of excellence over the years. If you are a repeat guest, the Derby remembers your preferences and that is almost unheard of these days

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GaryC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service even though they were very busy.

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PaulS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

70th birthday

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vipperfectbiteseeker
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. I love the food, drinks and amazing service. I had the Surf & Turf and it never disappoints. Dinner at The Derby is a lovely reward after a long work week.

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ValerieC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy they brought back the baked alaska presentation at the table!

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RickD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service very slow and plates stayed s long time.no kids menu offered .

Was very disappointed with the whole night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at the derby. From the moment we walked in everything was great. Food, drinks and service were amazing. Definitely will go back again

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Den2063
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good, although our service was good the waiter was not very friendly will definitely go back

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Coach
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Derby is a fantastic dining experience. My wife and I truly enjoy our date nights there. Service, food both outstanding. Our go to place.

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KeithB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The prime rib was good but the sides weren't. Expensive place to eat food didn't match the price

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Winner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye was outstanding! Cooked to perfection. Although I didn’t take advantage of it, The Derby’s Dine LA menu is great value.

Also, if you’re seeking dessert, ask for the Baked Alaskan. It was *chef’s kiss!*

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marthas
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have had better steaks for the price! Food was ok.

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BonnieC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always impeccable! We’ve been twice in a week.

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NancyO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, servers were attentive. Only concern I had was that our table for 2 wasn’t sturdy and when I stood up to leave, I gently leaned on it and almost fell over which would have been an embarrassing moment for me.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, will definitely be back. Food was delicious! Service was excellent.

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vipJill
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

So disappointed in our meal for 6 people. We’ve always LOVED coming here when our horses run at Santa Anita but last night’s dinner was almost inedible. Both my husbands prime rib and my tournedos of filet were awful. We asked for med rare and they were so raw, we couldn’t cut the meat without major effort. There was muscle and chewy stuff you couldn’t break down …sadly disappointing…

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JeffS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Dine LA menu. Prime rib and French onion soup was perfection. Garlic bread amazing. Rarely order dessert but it was included and we demolished the bread pudding. A truly enjoyable meal at a historical restaurant. Five stars!

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EvaL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for date night! It was our first time at the Detby. It was an amazing dinner. The service was outstanding.

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vipMichaelH
San Joaquin
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Martha made our dining experience wonderful.

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DavidK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbara is an awesome server! Their Baked Alaska is my favorite LA dessert.

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BruceP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been back to The Derby for a while. As we slowly emerged from Covid shutdown we ate at more local steak houses, in Burbank and the Valley. I was disappointed, had steaks gotten worse during the shut down? No, I was just at inferior steak houses! The Derby was, is, and probably always will be the best, from the entire staff, the bartender, the server, the food, including their cheese bread, the phenomenal steak, and finally mouth watering desserts! Absolutely the very best. Just go there once and it will become your favorite too.

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vipSilvie
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent, we will definitely be returning!!!

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Love2BBQ
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prime rib was tasty. Disappointed with the cheesy bread because it got served late and it was cold. Onion soup and chowder was great too.

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MarilynC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garlic bread is out-of-this-world, the steak was amazing, and our server, Barbara Corey, is the best because she adds to the general racetrack ambiance. Of the restaurant.

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Dora
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Derby! One of the few independent, beautiful "Red Booth" steak houses left in Los Angeles. Food is always delicious, service is great.

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SteveT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. The ambiance was nice and not too noisy. The appetizers came out quickly (although the crab cakes were a little on the small side). There was a backup in the kitchen for the main entrees which took quite a while to come out. The food was great and warm when it arrived, however. Deserts were also on the small side for the portion but tasted good. The waitress was great and kept us informed. They also did a special additional dessert for our 25th wedding anniversary. Overall, a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food and ambience was good like always but food took way too long this time would it be nice if the server or management had stop by to give us an update on our food. I felt that manager at didn't care much when I ask to check on our meal.

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NormaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Great place for date night.

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vipLCMW
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. The service was great. We really enjoyed our dinner there.

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DonaldW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night!

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LovelyAfternoonTea
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Dine LA dinner date here! The prime rib and bone-in ribeye were excellent and the portions were very generous. Their brussel sprouts were great, crispy and seasoned well. The bread pudding was so delicious. We’ll definitely be back!

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PasadenaDiner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! really a cute place and a fun vibe. service was great!

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vipKathieS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We like be coming to celebrate here .. great people work here 🥰

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Happyanniversarycouple
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate a special occasion. Throughly enjoyed the meal, service and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a busy night and we were treated great!

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RickC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic and the ambiance and perfect. Appetizers was just the right amount to hold you over until the entree arrived and you were not feeling full.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On my recent visit from FLORIDA to California to visit my aunt, she always takes me to the Derby. As always, it was fantastic! I had the surf and turf and it was beyond delicious and she had the stuffed salmon. Everything was fabulous with impeccable service. I look forward to my next trip out here for another great meal!

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LorriC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Derby has consistently held a high standard of delicious food and great service. I love that they have maintained the original decor and ambiance. This is a staple in Arcadia and has been for decades.
Our meal was exceptional as well as the anticipated birthday dessert of flaming Baked Alaska.
Would highly recommend if you’ve never been.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We sat all the way outside in the tent which was a disappointment so the service was extremely slow which is unusual for the derby. The food i felt was also not quite as good as it usually is.

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Lexy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a delight to dine at The Derby. Service is always top tier, the food is perfect, the atmosphere is fantastic, the Halloween were a great addition - cannot wait to go again.

FAQs

The Derby does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Derby also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 447-2430.

The Derby is rated 4.7 stars by 2740 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.